The Hour Glass has made its foray into the North of Malaysia by establishing its first retail outlet in George Town, Penang. Located within Gurney Plaza, the new boutique aims to offer watch aficionados the opportunity to enjoy contemporary luxuries amid old-world charm.
The Penang store distinguishes itself by embracing the cues of the coast. Exemplary craftsmanship is employed and evident in the architecture and décor, from the hand-assembled natural stone façade to the undulating timber panels on the ceiling, reminiscent of ocean waves. Sumptuous leather and metal accents jazz up the site while a soft palette and varying textures echo the shimmery beauty of seashells and corals.
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Individual display areas have been carved out to showcase the latest novelties from the retailer’s array of luxury brands, including Breitling, Girard-Perregaux, Grand Seiko, Hublot, Nomos, Sinn-Spezialuhren, TAG Heuer, Tudor, and Ulysse Nardin.
Hublot fans will be especially thrilled to know that the watchmaker has chosen the George Town boutique to debut its shop-in-a-shop concept in Asia. Inspired by the desire for travel and adventure, Hublot’s space encapsulates the eternal summer of the tropical island. Specialty watches, such as the Big Bang Unico Integrated Beige Ceramic 42mm Limited Edition and the Classic Fusion Chronograph Bol d'or Mirabaud 45mm Special Edition, are featured in-store to celebrate the occasion.
While guests are welcomed to browse at leisure, VIP clients who prefer a little bit more privacy will be ushered into the Apartment — a lavish wing complete with a full kitchen and dining area — where their desired timepieces are presented on demand by expert attendants.
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