AS THE clock ticks down towards the Bangkok Independent Watchmaking Exhibition, the various brands involved are putting their timepieces together.
The BIWE takes place at Gaysorn Village from September 4 – 8 and features 18 global luxury watchmakers showcasing their inventiveness to an audience that appreciates the intricacies of the craft.
From this group, 8 exclusive custom design pieces will be up for auction. Ranging in reserve price from USD5,000 to USD90,000 the timepieces feature Thai motifs. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the Kamlangjai Project.
The eight timepieces are from Ludovic Ballouard, Matthias Naeschke, Kudoke, Perrelet, Christophe Claret, Ateliers DeMonaco, Kerbedanz and Azimuth.
Azimuth’s Thailand Edition Piece Unique GT harks back to the world of vintage cars and rallies. Speed, design, time and curves are elements that leap out in this Gran Turismo watch, which takes its inspiration from the earlier Twin Turbo model.
Designed by Azimuth’s founder, Christopher Long, the colours of this unique watch reflect those on the Thai flag. The floating bridge on the dial is in red, symbolising the lifeblood of the people, while the white alligator strap reflects the Buddhist faith. The blue bonnet pays tribute to the Thai monarchy.
Thailand is an important market for Azimuth, says Long: “There are many watch collectors and there’s a strong demand for limited-edition watches.”
For those interested in participating in the auction, contact the co-organiser of Bangkok Independent Watchmaking Exhibition, Jimmie Tay [email protected] or tel. +65-9222-7889.