Swatch will be opening a new store at the new at Jem in June 2013.
The Swiss watch or second watch, was started in 1982 by Nicolas G. Hayek and is today a leading Swiss watch maker as well as one of the world’s most fashionable brands. It appeared on the Swiss market in 1983, surprising everyone with its provocative spirit, spirited design and enormous success.
Always at the forefront of popular fashion, Swatch continues to innovate and surprise with new designs. It retains the renowned Swiss watchmaker’s signature use of trend-setting design, fashionable colours and rugged, sporty materials. The brand has also established a strong presence in the world of sports with its ongoing support for extreme sports.
From the original cult plastic watches, Swatch has diversified its offerings considerably and the company now sells more than a dozen different types of watches, including metal-bodied watches (the Irony series); diving watches (the Scuba series); thin and flat bodied watches (the Skin family).
Discover the latest addition to the brand, the new Skuba "Libre" watch, perfect for summer adventurers.
The Swiss watchmaker and jeweller Chopard has opened its first Asian flagship store at Ngee Ann City.
Founded in 1860 in Sonvilier (Switzerland) by Louis-Ulysse Chopard, Chopard stands for innovation, quality craftsmanship and authenticity. Under the impetus of the Scheufele family, who bought the company in 1963, Chopard experienced a spectacular development. Renowned for its creativity, its high level of vertical integration and its state-of-the-art technology, it has become one of the leading names in the high-class watch and jewellery industry.
The 1,750 sq ft store is twice the size of their previous boutique. It is the second Chopard boutique in the world designed by the renowned New York city-based French architect, Thierry W Despont. Mr Despont specializes in unique and high end designed residential projects and hotels as well as museum and historical renovations.
The store includes private areas to cater to VVIP clients and feature a more extensive collection of Haute Joaillerie, jewellery and accessories.
Watches of Switzerland is the place to go to, when it comes to finding the latest collections and service.
Being an authorised dealer for more Swiss brands than any other retailer, you can be assured all their watches are official and come complete with the genuine stamped manufacture's warranty.
Watches of Switzerland offers you a collection of pristine pre-owned and vintage timepieces from their stable of top Swiss watch brands. All their pre-owned watches are reconditioned and serviced by the brands themselves before they arrive in their showrooms.
In addition to presenting a collection of the world's finest watches, they are also able to offer you a comprehensive range of services. From replacing a worn out strap to repairing a damaged watch, you'll be amazed at what their in-house watchmakers can take care of.
This all-day casual chic dining concept offers you an extensive menu devoted to a selection of delicious comfort food, unique creations, original cocktails as well as its artfully crafted specialty coffee.
The striking industrial chic look at Jewel Café + Bar is based on a design of contrasts and is conceptualised by the local cross disciplinary design practice FARM. Envisioning Jewel as a gem amongst the rugged surrounds of timeworn Rangoon Road, FARM decided on a raw shell of cold, bare concrete which is embellished with jewel-inspired details such as glittering crystal light bulbs, warm brass and copper ceiling features, glass doors, teakwood paneling and pristine white subway tiles reminiscent of vintage diners.
The laidback, quirky personality of the café is also evident from the al fresco patio at the front of the café, which is set up with latticed wire chairs in a retro shade of blue and an oversized chalk board that depicts witty cartoon etchings by a local artist.
For the menu, they took an irreverent approach to calorie-counting and go the whole hog to tantalise your taste buds. For instance, the traditional French Onion Soup is duly capped with a comforting baguette crust of Swiss Cheese, Parmesan and Gruyère, which is a great foil for the sweet caramelised onions beneath.
Don’t miss the unique Shio-Koji Octopoke, Jewel’s rendition of the poke, a Hawaiian raw fish salad, that’s given a touch of Japanese glamour. Tender cubes of pan-seared octopus are tossed in shio-koji (a fermented rice-based salt substitute), wasabi and extra virgin olive oil, paired with creamy avocado and shredded ginger flower for extra zing.
The sweet-toothed should leave room for classic desserts such as Homemade Apple Crumble, Tiramisu and Chocolate Brownie with Vanilla Bean Ice-Cream. A standout treat is the refreshing Pan-Seared Watermelon Steaks that’s simultaneously warm, sweet, tart and salty.
With its wide array of breakfast items, Jewel Café + Bar makes a great destination for a languorous pick-me-up any day of the week. The breakfast menu lists popular favourites like English Breakfast, Eggs Royale, Eggs Florentine, Croque Monsieur and Brioche French Toast.
You can pop in for early cocktails during the happy hour daily or post-dinner tipples, as Jewel’s full-fledged bar serves up a list of exquisite original concoctions and international beers.
All their espresso-based coffee specialties – served in their signature double shot style – are lovingly pulled using the Italian state-of-the-art "La Marzocco Strada" machine and freshly-ground single origin coffee beans from different countries such as Brazil, Ethiopa and Sumatra.
The hotel's flagship restaurant exudes a contemporary, yet relaxed vibe so you can appreciate its premium Euro-Asian fusion cuisine in style and comfort.
This all-day dining restaurant makes sure you start the day right, with a full International Buffet that includes an egg station, freshly brewed specialty tea and coffee and a wide selection of pastries. In keeping with the hotel's promise to deliver you the best of Swiss hospitality, you can also select from the Chef's a la minute menu options.
For lunch and dinner, Tablescape offers a selection of heritage menus featuring both western and local cuisines, with a soup and salad bar with "live" cold station, or more casual items like premium pastas, pizzas and sandwiches for those looking for a quick bite to eat.
The restaurant's wine cellar offers a premium selection of fine wines and champagne to accompany your meals. There are also themed set and buffet options available during the festive periods.
For those looking for some privacy, The Cellar, their private dining room in the restaurant is also available.
At The Market Grill, everything begins with freshness and quality. Expect fresh cuts of steak, home-made beef burger patties prepared daily and live Atlantic lobsters cooked to order.
Expect a fun dining experience in the vicinity of Telok Ayer where you can watch meats and lobsters being freshly grilled to perfection with the specially imported "Woodstone" Charbroiler.
Inspired by a blend of traditional old-style butcheries and diners, The Market Grill provides you an option of simple and generous portions of freshly grilled market produce. Leading the culinary direction and helming the kitchen is Executive Chef Colin West, who has previously worked at Les Amis, Le Saint Julien, Braise and Swiss Grill. Colin was the Sous Chef in Braise, the “master of grills", with a special talent in cooking meats to perfection.
The food includes grill selections featuring classic charbroiled steaks with cuts ranging from Premium to standard cuts from high grade meats. The menu at The Market Grill also features the finest Live Atlantic Lobsters as well as Colin West’s (CW) Signature Burgers. These seemingly simple-looking burgers are actually hand-crafted from scratch with Colin’s perfect blend of beef patties, down to individual flavour and texture of each bun.
Featuring a 1.5 meter long live lobster tank with Atlantic Lobsters flown from Maine and Boston, you have a choice of having your lobster either freshly steamed or grilled. Delectable choices include Chargrilled Whole Lobsters drizzled in garlic and lemon infused clarified butter and served with a side of salad and creamy mash potatoes; and Lobster Sliders that feature juicy and generous chunks of lobster meat mixed with creamy herbed mayo-pommery and crisp romaine, sandwiched between freshly-baked brioche rolls.
For burger selections, CW Signature Burgers feature Chef Colin West’s original recipe of chargrilled burgers with their own unique personality that burst with every mouthful in light and fluffy buns. Some highlights from the burger menu include the CW Cod Fish comprising of succulent grilled Atlantic Cod in pommery-marinate with romaine lettuce and juicy vine tomatoes, served in a golden baked parmesan bun.
Since the launch of its first watch model in 1975, Maurice Lacroix has developed to become one of the most sought after watch brands. With its own factories producing complex components for mechanical calibers, Maurice Lacroix joined the exclusive league of Swiss watchmakers at the end of 2006.
Thanks to continued innovative development both in technical fields and in design, the brand has registered several patents and trademarks. They are one of only a very few number of independent watchmakers and they employ more than 200 people worldwide.
Jason's is the upmarket expression of Cold Storage. The 24-hour operations outlet has just about everything a busy expatriate needs. Their large Swissbake corner works in a pinch for all your bread requirements, with some cakes and pastries as well, the compact chilled meat section is convenient when stopping by on you way home.
Their wine cellar stocks a great amount of wines with specific labels. Cheeses, cold cuts, imported magazines and a big freezer of ice creams will also become your regular stops for stocking up.
With a contemporary bright and cosy design, Wine Connection has turned its old “Deli” into a splendid new Cheese Bar.
Available for both take-away and dine-in, a selection of over 40 matured farm cheeses is air-flown from Europe twice a month. You will find classics, such as Brie de Meaux, Saint Nectaire, Roquefort or Comte, from France, but also Parmiggiano Reggiano and Gorgonzola from Italy or Manchego from Spain, as well as some regional specialties: Swiss Tete de Moine, French Epoisses, or Sicilian Pecorino with black pepper.
Their a la Carte platters offer the option to create your own platter, selecting 3 to 7 items from their chef’s weekly selection, served with a crusty bread basket and assorted condiments.
If you are craving for more than “just” cheese, you won’t be disappointed with their giant salads and home-made tartines. The Camembert & Sautéed apples salad will pair perfectly with a glass of fresh Riesling, or the Flamiche tartine: Leek, Reblochon and Parma ham on a toasted slice of wholemeal bread.
Have a try at their traditional French Raclette with a modern twist. Melting cheese over potatoes & cold cuts, served with a side salad and traditional condiments.
They serve over 250 wines exclusively imported directly from vineyards around the world, a nice selection of over 20 wines by the glass and 8 beers from Belgium and Germany.
Estheva has opened a new spa institute at Raffles Hotel Arcade. The name Estheva has a simple, yet luxuriant meaning: a place where life is always beautiful and rejuvenating, where one achieves a balance of mind, body and spirit.
They are one of the most beautiful luxury day spas in this part of the world. Located just by The Lawn, which offers a rare touch of lush greenery in the busy Central Business District and just a few minutes’ leisurely walk to the F1 Night Race circuit and convention centres.
Estheva is inspired by the natural thermal spas of Southern Italy. It merges the pursuits of beauty and wellness in truly conducive surroundings. The Spa has continually garnered well- deserved accolades and numerous awards. Such as Winner of Singapore's Top Luxury Day Spa (from 2006 to 2012).
The spa's most popular item is the Celebrity Peel, a highly refined anti- aging facial treatment. Inspired by a technique much revered by celebrities in Hollywood, Celebrity Peel has a regular female client following from as far as New York. The Ultimate Scrub Package is another highly popular treatment. This includes an exotic Personalised Scrub (with 12 different scrubs to choose from), an invigorating HydroBath (tailored according to body type) and a revitalising Body Massage. This package offers you the option of indulging in 12 different scrubs, one each month for a year.
The above are just a few of the 128 body treatments and 18 exclusive luxurious facials available at Estheva Spa. Other highly popular treatments include Sparomatic Detox package, Ice Tonic Express treatment (for Slimming), OxyAromatic Seaweed wrap, Swiss Very Whitening treatment, Sparomatic Mineral mask with Face-Gym massage, and Ultimate Eye face chest which uses Marine DNA and Vitamins A, C and E.
#01-30/31 Raffles Hotel Arcade, 328 North Bridge Road
Celuva has created its first Luxe SkinSuite in Asia at the luxurious Scotts Square, to give you the Swiss rejuvenating skincare with a presidential treatment. You will be able to experience the full range of pure luxury and love for your skin to look rejuvenated, beautiful and younger, whatever your age is.
Celuva of Switzerland is created as a uniquely rejuvenating but simple and yet personalized luxurious skincare line for those who only want the best experience and result for their skin. Their newly launched SkinSuite is inspired by the customers of Estheva Spa who always swear by its supremely precious concentration of energizing multi- active and age-fighting ingredients with Swiss advanced skincare technology and want to be and look fabulous and younger everyday.
Celuva combines luxury and skin-transformation characteristics into a product. One of their best sellers is a well-representation of what the best nature can offer with a rich unique blend of active ingredients from semi-precious stones and the plant world.
It is created by a group of development & research professionals in Switzerland with a high-level of experience in biology, chemistry and cosmetology. Their philosophy is to create a range of highly effective 100% botanical skincare which will answer your beauty problems. Celuva skincare isn’t just a product; it is a desire of women wanting to pamper and treat their skin with the best experience.
They aim to provide you with an easy-to-use yet highly effective range of innovative dedicated skincare of the highest quality that professional therapists would confidently use. Let them take you on a luxuriating journey where beautiful and younger skin is yours for life.
The watchmaker brings together all the elements of excellence of the Swiss luxury watchmaking industry. Precision, quality, reliability, nobility and technical nature of the materials are many standards that the Geneva-based brand combines to create its models.
Through creativity, accessibility and above all, independence of mind, the Raymond Weil dynasty has been boldly reinventing itself with their contemporary timepieces, while still preserving the DNA of its original success and its unique universe: arts and music.
Aestheticism is a constant preoccupation in the development of their timepieces. The Brand takes great care of the design of its watches in order for them to combine ergonomics, refinement and modernity. This aesthetic pursuit results in distinctive and identity-marked models.
A priority among the Brand’s guiding principles is its orientation towards the future. This principle is applied in the constant upgrading of technical know-how and equipment within the Company, enabling the computer-aided design and production of new products, using methods and materials which are truly visionary. The Company is constantly looking for new ways and approaches to secure its future evolution.
Oenotheque by Wine Universe is a joint venture by fourth-generation Swiss vintner, Dominique Giroud and their new Managing Director cum owner, Claude Dizerens.
Wine Universe is a leading wine retailer and brokerage in Switzerland. This international endeavour, makes a perfect pairing of passion and food & beverage expertise.
Nestled in a corner of Millenia Walk, Oenotheque by Wine Universe’s glassy exterior with its sidewalk alfresco lounge invites guests to step into its chic space incorporating a retail cellar, a restaurant and a bar.
Featuring a menu of contemporary French cuisine and Swiss favourites paired with a treasury of wines from all over the world, the food and wines presented enhance each other, and will elevate your culinary experience to another level.
You may pick your own menu by going a la Carte or have the six-course degustation menu for sheer indulgence. Tapas is also served after 3pm.
Buy a bottle, or even a carton or two of wines extending from the old world to the new. Get help with the wine pairing for your chosen meal, their knowledgeable service crew will meet your dining needs.
The restaurant's dynamic space is adept for any occasion, whether for dates, business lunches, meet ups with friends or private events.
Urss' story began in 1980, when his heart and passion directed him on an endless journey across Europe, to master the delicate art of Chocolatiering. Now, after more than 3 decades down the road, Urss has settled down and is ready to start his first ever Chocolate Shop here in Singapore.
Urss - Artisan Chocolatier aims to bring the best of Europe's Handmade Chocolates to the masses. With its collection of large Chocolate Slabs, Chocolate Coated Nuts and Fruits, Wines and all other things Chocolate, Urss aims to be the premier source of all things Chocolate big and small. From Chocolate Gifts, to Self-Indulgence Snacks and even Cooking Chocolate, Urss will have it all.
Since the launch of its first watch model in 1975, Maurice Lacroix has developed to become a sought-after Manufacture brand. With its own factories producing complex components for mechanical calibers, Maurice Lacroix joined the exclusive league of Swiss watchmakers at the end of 2006.
Thanks to continued innovative development both in technical fields and in design, Maurice Lacroix has registered several patents and trademarks.
Maurice Lacroix is one of the few independent watchmakers and employs more than 200 people worldwide, the majority of whom are based at the international head office in Zürich and the production facilities in Saignelégier and Montfaucon in Switzerland.
Authentic, Confident, and Contemporary. They are a company with strong values. They have reached the title Manufacture Horlogère by dictating their own goals and remaining true to themselves. And this substance and self-belief shows in their unique watches.
The team behind Afternoon Tea are passionate people whose love and interest are in bringing you cakes and pastries of the highest quality. They use the freshest ingredients, crafting each and every item daily so you can enjoy the goodness of everything they make to complement your day.
Nothing beats a good afternoon tea to break the monotony of life. Fill your afternoon with a delightful tea break or simply recharge with scrumptious delights and tasty pastries.
Be excited by their tantalizing range of muffins, swissrolls, cream puffs, fruit tarts, cakes at their newly opened outlet at the Orchid Hotel
So go on and smile, enjoy your tea time with an Afternoon Tea break.
Longines, the prestigious Swiss brand, is a member of the Swatch Group, the world’s leading watch manufacturer. For more than 177 years Longines epitomises timeless elegance, innovation and precision.
Faithful to its original pioneering spirit, Longines continues to make technical and watchmaking history with innovation in many areas especially Sports and Time-keeping – Longines is the proud time-keeping for the the French Open tournament in Paris, Roland Garros, arguably the most prestigious Grand Slam in tennis history.
Longines has been based at St Imier, Switzerland, since 1832. Its watchmaking excellence, reflects a strong devotion to tradition, elegance and the sporting world: it has generations of experience as the official timekeeper at world championships and as a partner of international sports federations. With an excellent reputation for creating refined timepieces, the brand, whose emblem is the winged hourglass, is now established in more than 130 countries.
#B1-18 The Shoppes, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue
Tissot, with its signature ‘Innovators by Tradition’, has been pioneering craftsmanship and innovation since it was founded in 1853. Today Tissot is a member of the Swatch Group, the world’s largest watch producer and distributor - and is about to open a world class new store at Marina Bay Sands.
For over 156 years the company has had its home in the Swiss watch making town of Le Locle in the Jura mountains. It also has a presence in over 150 countries. The Tissot innovation leadership is enabled by the development of high-tech products, special materials and advanced functionality.
With a broader and more versatile range of high-quality timepieces at an attractive price compared to any other Swiss watch brand, Tissot also expresses its commitment to making excellence accessible by all. As official timekeeper and partner of NASCAR®, AFL, CBA, MotoGP and the World Championships of cycling, fencing and ice hockey, Tissot is committed to respecting tradition, underlining its core values of performance, precision and setting new standards.
Swiss luxury watch brand Hublot has opened its first standalone boutique in Singapores. Hublot SA and The Hour Glass open the doors to its premier retail space in Marina Bay Sands, joining the slew of renowned luxury labels at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. This boutique marks the second stand-alone boutique in South-East Asia, managed by The Hour Glass; one of Asia's best specialist watch retailer.
Revolutionary, sporty, elegant. Hublot Watches encompass the best of modern watchmaking combining the best materials and state-of-the art technology to make the classic HUBLOT design.
Hublot was born out of a desire to transcend contemporary watch design and produce a unique watch line. Creator Carlo Crocco acquired strong notions of beauty growing up in a family of watchmakers, and by 1977 had designed his first watch. In 1980 he established his own company, MDM Geneve, hoping to create a watch whose elegant and sporty design would be appreciated the world over.
This Bistro, operated by the people behind Swiss Butchery in Greenwood avenue, serves burgers, grilled meats and sausages, a meat lovers dream.
Swiss Grill is a cosy little bistro serving up great quality chilled meats from the adjoining Swiss Butchery Shop. Helming the kitchen is Chef Colin West, who has clocked eight years of experience behind the stove. He is an expert at honest-to-goodness fare, preferring to let the fresh, quality ingredients take centrestage rather than wowing with fancy techniques. Everything, from sauces to mash, is handmade every single day by Chef Colin West and the meats here are never frozen. Even the fries are fried to a golden crisp a la minute - no limp salads here either. The thick, juicy burger patties are made purely from premium chuck beef, and only Angus 200-days Grain-Fed Beef is used for the steaks.
587 Bukit Timah Road, #01-05 Coronation Shopping Plaza