On the eve of the opening of Blancpain’s two-day Métiers d'Art Unique Timepieces exhibition at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental, the maison gathered a few of its VIPs and close friends for an evening of fine food, entertainment and of course, incredible timepieces.
Guests were treated to a tour of the exhibition, which displayed dozens of Blancpain watches with dials featuring crafts like grand feu enameling, shakud and damasquinage. Blancpain’s in-house engraver, who was flown from Switzerland for the event, demonstrated a bespoke service the brand offers to clients who would like memorial images engraved into their watches.
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Marc Junod, the brand’s VP and head of sales, and Jalil El Kouch-Bordier, VP for Blancpain Hong Kong and Macau, were present to personally welcome and tour guests, while Chi Jo-hsin, a professor at the Chinese Culture University and former director of the National Palace Museum Department of Antiquities, reveled in sharing her expertise on art forms.
After an exhilarating tour of the exhibition, a fine spread prepared specially for the occasion by renowned chef Richard Ekkebus awaited guests at Amber.
Watch this video for highlights of the remarkable exhibition and dinner gala, and hear what Winston Koo, one of Blancpain’s special guests, had to say about this unique experience.
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