Eight years after launching their first watch boutique in Suria KLCC, Patek Philippe and Cortina Watch opened a second one this October at the JW Marriott Hotel Kuala Lumpur.
The boutique is the first thing you see as you approach the hotel, where it occupies 105.8 sq m of the ground floor.
Patek Philippe’s iconic Calatrava cross pattern on backlit glass decorates a 9.6m-tall façade, the first of its kind in the world — establishing firsts is synonymous with Patek Philippe.
The new boutique is also the first in Southeast Asia to have the Patek Philippe clock on its street front.
To celebrate the occasion, Options x Patek Philippe invited guests to an exclusive event on Nov 25 to take a peek at the new 2021 collection while adhering to strict Covid-19 SOPs.
The Aquanaut Luce now has a larger diameter, measuring 38.8m, available in steel or rose gold. The elegant ladies’ watch features the Travel Time quartz movement that is ideal for the woman on the go and is available in black, khaki green and classic white.
Meanwhile, the men’s Aquanaut range now has the first Aquanaut chronograph, reference 5968, in khaki green or night blue. The timepiece is powered by a self-winding mechanical movement housed in a white gold case.
Having feasted their eyes on the new collection, and after imbibing some wine and champagne, guests were escorted to another feast — a literal one — at the hotel’s Shanghai restaurant. In a private room, they partook of braised superior fish maw soup with sea cucumber, steamed chicken in Chinese rice wine sauce, steamed cod stuffed with Chinese ham, braised homemade bean curd with eggplant and minced pork in a casserole, and Tianjin and baby cabbage with mushrooms and deep-fried dried beancurd in oyster sauce.
The evening ended on a sweet note with tang yuan, and happy faces thrilled to have been among the first to have a peek at Patek Philippe’s new collection.
This article first appeared on Dec 6, 2021 in The Edge Malaysia.