The Gentleman’s Way, Chopard Style

Source: TimeWerke Videos on YouTube

There isn’t a need to argue with those who insist that a wristwatch isn’t a necessity because of the smartphone. Just explain to them that apart from its practical time-telling function, a wristwatch is, in a sense, another form of personal expression.

“Watches make a statement similar to that made by the wearing of a fine pair of shoes. A watch speaks volumes about the wearer and, in common with shoes, a good watch shouts taste and class,” explains Nicholas Clayton in his book, “A Butler’s Guide to Gentlemen’s Grooming”.

Clayton is a highly experienced butler and is a member of the Guild of Professional English Butlers.

Speaking about taste and class, Chopard’s higher-end L.U.C collection comes to mind. Why? These are timepieces equipped with the Maison’s in-house Manufacture movements which have a certain level of sophistication in terms of technique and aesthetics.

Though these are “serious” watches, the brand has taken a light-hearted approach to this collection with their “Gentleman’s Way” of short videos that highlight the L.U.C watches with “wit and delectation [pleasure and delight]”.

Chopard’s “Gentleman’s Way” of short videos celebrate the distinctive style of the brand’s L.U.C Collection with a touch of humour. Photo: Courtesy of Chopard.

It was a joy to view these short witty videos. We particularly enjoyed #14 Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument and #16 Accept when you’re in need of help.

Do watch #18 Never complain, never explain. Our take on #18 is a wristwatch still expresses one’s style, even in the buff.

The “Gentleman’s Way” videos are a celebration of Chopard’s L.U.C collection celebrated with a distinctive style and a touch of humour, what the brand views as “… a tribute to good manners… with a twist.”

We truly hope these short clips for your delectation will make an impression.

Nathan Hartono performs Let Me – for Breitling

Source: TimeWerke Videos on YouTube

On 28 September 2018, singer, songwriter and actor Nathan Hartono performed at the opening of Breitling’s pop-up concept at the Paragon shopping mall in Singapore.

A friend of the brand, Hartono sang two songs “Let Me” (a 2018 song released by RCA Records that was recorded and made popular by English singer Zayn Malik) and “Dancing in the Moonlight” (first released in 1972 by French-American rock group King Harvest and revived as a cover version by British rock band Toploader in 2000).

Nathan Hartono (born July 1991 in Singapore) rose to international stardom when he became the first runner-up in the Chinese TV singing competition, “Sing! China”. “Sing! China” was formerly known as “Voice of China”.

Hartono was presented with the Breitling Navitimer 1 Chronograph and he can be seen wearing it in the video above.

Singer songwriter Nathan Hartono performing “Let Me” at Breitling’s opening of its pop-up concept at Paragon on 28 September 2018. Photo: © TANG Portfolio/TimeWerke.

Hartono was presented with the Breitling Navitimer 1 Chronograph and he can be seen wearing it in the video above.

The Breitling pop-up concept at Paragon shopping mall, which opened on 28 September 2018 and runs till 7 October 2018, is a collaboration between Breitling and Watches of Switzerland which is part of The Hour Glass Group.

Breitling pop-up concept at the atrium of the Paragon shopping mall in Singapore, from 28 September 2018 to 7 October 2018. View not only the 2018 Breitling collection but historical pieces from the 1990s.Photo: courtesy of Breitling.

The pop-up concept showcased Breitling’s 2018 collections including the Navitimer 8, the Superocean Heritage II and even historic models from the 1990s.

Did you know? Part of the lyrics for “Let Me” sung by Hartono was changed. Can you figure out the part that was changed?

Interestingly, Zayn Malik was also wearing a luxury-branded wristwatch in the video “Let Me” that also begins with the letter “B”. However, it is not Breitling but Bulgari – the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic in Sandblasted 18K rose gold.