Singapore Watch Club Celebrates Its First AnniversaryWritten by Melissa Kong
The young watch community threw its first birthday party for members and friends at the iconic Fullerton Hotel.
Founded on 31 October 2015, the Singapore Watch Club (SWC) was started when a few ‘watch geeks’ (as they like to call themselves) met on Instagram and shared their common love for horology over a couple of beers. From that first meeting, SWC has grown steadily into a solid horological community of collectors and watch lovers who get together regularly to appreciate timepieces. We spoke to founder Tom Chng (below) a while back, who revealed in greater detail how the club came about in the interview here.
The group celebrated their first anniversary in style at the Presidential Suite of the Fullerton Hotel where guests tucked into canapes and whisky flowed freely, courtesy of official spirits partner, Bruichladdich Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
Independent watchmaker Manufacture Royale was a significant presence at the event as owner David Gouten (above) flew in especially for the occasion and delivered a presentation on the brand beloved by many members of SWC.
Tom also shared his exciting plans for the growth and expansion of Singapore’s first watch club of its kind. As fellow horology buffs, CROWN wishes SWC the very best with many more good years ahead.
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Like most people these days, Melissa tells the time with her phone. She considers serious timepieces works of art and thinks the perpetual calendar is the handiest complication to date (pun not intended). She's also a Grammar Nazi but promises not to judge if you can't tell the difference between "guilloche" and "guillotine".