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Singapore Watch Club collaborates with Cartier to create 18 unique timepieces

The collaboration is in conjunction with the group's sixth anniversary and features a collection of one-of-a-kind Cartier Special Edition timepieces.

Singapore Watch Club collaborates with Cartier to create 18 unique timepieces

The collection draws inspiration from six iconic Cartier shapes. (Photo: Singapore Watch Club)

It has been six years since Singapore Watch Club (SWC) was founded, and to commemorate its sixth anniversary, the horological society has collaborated with Swiss luxury watchmaker Cartier to launch 18 Special Edition timepieces.

The collection draws inspiration from six iconic Cartier shapes – the Cloche, Tonneau, Santos Dumont, Tank Asymetrique, Tank Cintree and Tank Louis Cartier, each representing six years of SWC.

The Cloche, Tank Asymetrique and Tank Cintree. (Photo: Singapore Watch Club)

The unifying design element that threads across each piece is a classic Cartier Roman layout, set against a vintage-inspired brushed dial. The silver dial and the blue minute track feature SWC’s colours. Upon closer inspection, the club’s signature comes into view, tucked within the minute track just above the 6 o’clock numeral. To mark six years, the “VI” numeral is rotated upwards.

The dial of the watches feature SWC's signature and the “VI” numeral rotated upwards. (Photo: Singapore Watch Club)

Each model is available in three different precious metals, each representing a core value of SWC. Pink Gold represents Passion, Yellow Gold represents Sincerity, while Platinum represents Humility.

Only 18 pieces are available for purchase by members and associates of SWC, all of which have already been spoken for.

The three different precious metals each represent a core value of SWC. (Photo: Singapore Watch Club)

The Singapore Watch club was founded on October 31, 2015, by watch collector Tom Chng. It first started out as a small community for a few watch geeks who met on Instagram, growing into a horological community for  collectors. It describes itself as a “friendly fraternity of passionate people coming together to share their appreciation of watches”.

Speaking with CNA Luxury, Chng describes the collaboration with Cartier as “surreal”. “We thought of the concept almost two years ago. Back then, it was just a dream. Now it’s a reality, and we have the watches sitting on our wrists,” he said.

Prior to the Cartier collaboration, the club’s first collaborative special edition was with Ulysse Nardin, launched to commemorate its second anniversary. To mark its fourth anniversary, the club collaborated with Hublot. “It’s really an honour, as a watch geek, to have the opportunity to work with brands whose work we’ve been huge fans of all these years,” Chng commented.

Reflecting on SWC’s sixth anniversary, Chng says the club has “really matured so much”. “The friendships that have blossomed from our little community is quite remarkable. We strive to continue to share, inspire, and bring the best of the horological world to our members and audience, in Singapore and abroad.

Source: CNA/st