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Starhill Gallery is playing host once more to Asia’s premier watch and jewellery showcase
– A Journey Through Time. Endorsed by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia, the annual event has firmly establishing itself in becoming well-known worldwide for bringing together the most prominent names in the global watch and jewellery industries.


Celebrating its eighth edition, A Journey Through Time VIII will be held from 21 – 28 November 2014 and is destined to be a powerful prelude to Baselworld with rare private collections, first-in-market editions and exquisite pieces from over 125 luxury brands, 5 of which are debuting in Malaysia, being featured during the eight day extravaganza.


In conjunction with the A Journey Through Time 8 showcase, daily programmes that will enrich your experience of sheer indulgence are also lined up. These include insightful talks, special workshops and presentations by prominent experts as well as specialists in timepieces and jewellery.

Featured speakers include:


Eric Ong
Eric Ong founded Bonfield Pte Ltd in 1985 as an independent watch restorer and appraiser in Singapore. With 30 years of experience in horology, Eric Ong started his career under the tutelage of esteemed German watch master Horst Frederic Wege in the early 1980s, which led to his extensive training with ETA and other renowned watch houses at their technical training centres located in Vallée de Joux, Switzerland.
 
Driven by a lifelong passion in horology and also trained in fine jewellery craftsmanship, Eric is a tireless advocate of fine workmanship in watch restoration. With his vast technical expertise, Eric has earned a well-respected reputation in the horology industry in Singapore and internationally. In 2005, American International Assurance (AIA), in recognition of his skills, appointed him as their official watch appraiser.
 
Over three decades, Eric has received industry accolades from publications such as Timecraft, The Peak, Tic Talk, Timewrekz and The Straits Times, and television coverage on Channel News Asia, Channel 5 and Channel 8. Together with his team of disciples, Bonfield offers a range of services from restoration to authentication and appraisal of timepieces for an international client base of watch collectors. 


Edward Kong
A renowned pioneer in the field of pearl cultivation, Edward Kong has always been an ardent cultivator of the Golden South Sea Pearl since 1994 when he was working at his father’s pearl farm near the diving paradise of Sipadan, Sabah. 
Edward Kong's pearls come in three major colours - white, champage and gold and its secondary hues. Being a pearl lover who is persistent in upholding his brand’s quality, Edward Kong’s successful pearl cultivation stems from combining Japanese, Australian as well as homegrown Malaysian methods. His pearls have since been exported to Japanese and Australian dealers who marketed them to international jewellery houses and sold under exclusive brands.


Thierry Gasquez
Thierry Gasquez is the president, editor and founder of the eminent horological French website www.passion-horlogere.com. He has picked the minds of many of the world's leading horological exerts and professionals in the timepiece industry. His enthusiasm for watches and his extensive knowledge of the different types and the intricate details that are put into crafting them is second to none, all of which combines to allow him to be able to ask all the right questions when it comes to exquisite timepieces.


Dr Bernard Cheong
Known as the only Asian who has presided over both the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie and Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, Dr Bernard Cheong began collecting watches at the tender age of 15. He first came under the public spotlight in 1998, when he acquired the most expensive watch made by a then-unknown watchmaker, Vianney Halter which was priced at USD $98,000. Dr Bernard Cheong has gained a lot of influence and fame in the watch community through sharing his insights and unique perspectives online. Identified as a renaissance watch collector, he is highly sought after by watch collectors, connoisseurs, celebrities, law enforcement and banks to acquire and identify art pieces from the timepiece industry.


Viktor Moiseikin
Viktor Moiseikin launched his eponymous fine jewellery brand in 1993 inspired by Russian jewellery traditions, a passion for colourful natural stones and a great desire to express his own original ideas. By that time he had accumulated deep understanding and knowledge in the History of the Russian Luxury Art.

A descendant of skillful builders, designers and painters among his ancestors, Viktor Moiseikin managed to combine his artistic talent with brilliant education in International Management, Engineering, Physics and Economics.

Admission is free & open to the public for the talks and workshops.


Please click here for A Journey Through Time Event Schedule. http://bit.ly/1DKwf7m

For further information on A Journey Through Time 8, please contact Starhill Concierge at +603 - 2782 3800 or [email protected], or email Ms Micky Wang at [email protected]
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Re: A Journey Through Time VIII - Asia's Premier Watch & Jewellery Showcase
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2014, 11:28:31 AM »
thanks for sharing

why not organise a GTG for this even !

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Re: A Journey Through Time VIII - Asia's Premier Watch & Jewellery Showcase
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2014, 08:21:39 PM »
When will this be opened to public?

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Re: A Journey Through Time VIII - Asia's Premier Watch & Jewellery Showcase
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2014, 08:36:47 AM »
The public is most welcome to visit the exhibition at A Journey Through Time VIII at Starhill Gallery, Kuala Lumpur. Beginning 21 - 28 November.

The talks and workshops are opened to the public too.

Admission is free.

For further information on A Journey Through Time 8, please contact Starhill Concierge at +603 - 2782 3800 or [email protected], or email Ms Micky Wang at [email protected]

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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2014, 04:09:30 PM »
Do you have a specific time for this event? I went there last year hoping it would be a good event but I didn't see any exhibition booth but a small section that has no watch even at 11am. I asked the information counter and was told I have to wait for an auction in the evening...  ???

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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2014, 01:01:53 PM »
Hello,Clicko.

The time is from 10am to 10pm, starting 21 to 28 November 2014.

Here's a video of what you can expect from the 8th edition of A Journey Through Time.

http://youtu.be/qJnbiN_tsNI

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« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2014, 07:35:38 PM »
Anyone went for the event?
i was there today around 2pm, not sure did i go at the wrong time but i only saw a booth by HYT and some displays from Khronos.
others were just jeweleries... kinda disappointed
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« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2014, 12:02:00 PM »
Been there last Sat, no watch exhibition booth; just a few jewelery one ........ what a let down!

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« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2014, 01:16:46 PM »
A Journey Through Time VIII Closing Gala Press Release

Carly Paoli Closes A Journey Through Time VIII On A Resounding Note


KUALA LUMPUR, 2nd December 2014 – British mezzo soprano Carly Paoli’s distinctive, and powerful voice reverberating throughout Starhill Gallery’s stylish Shook! Kuala Lumpur and capturing the hearts and soul of all present made for a fitting and memorable finale to A Journey Through Time VIII, Asia’s premier luxury watch and jewellery showcase.

The 25-year-old opera sensation, who has already performed for audiences across Europe at world-renowned venues including The Royal Albert Hall, St Paul's Cathedral, on board The Orient Express and The Lecce Opera Theatre in Italy, presented one of her best performances in front of dignitaries and distinguished guests present at A Journey Through Time VIII’s closing gala event this evening.

YBhg. Dato’ Haji Azizan bin Noordin, Deputy Director General (Planning) Tourism Malaysia graced the event as the Guest of Honour. Also present were YBhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Francis Yeoh, Group Managing Director of YTL Corporation Berhad and Joseph Yeoh, Vice President, YTL Land & Development Bhd, YTL Hotels and Properties.

In accordance with tradition, the highlight of A Journey Through Time VIII’s closing gala was the Watch and Jewellery Awards presentation ceremony. A total of eight categories of Awards were presented during the evening, namely Starhill Gallery Favourite Ladies’ Watch Award (Bedat & Co Ref. 828.040.M04), Starhill Gallery Favourite Men’s Watch Award (HYT H1 Dracula Starhill Gallery Watch With Complications In Movement Award (Ulysse Nardin Stranger Musical Watch), Starhill Gallery Timeless Jewellery Award (Garrard Snowdrop Necklace), The YTL Spirit Of Classical Art Award (Cecil Purnell V-16 GMT Double Tourbillon), Ministry Of Tourism & Culture, Malaysia Most Revered Award (Breguet Classique 5335 Grande Complication Tourbillon Messidor), and The Judges’ Choice Award (Speake Marin Resilience).

The award winners were selected by an international panel of five qualified judges, namely Dr. Masanori Kondo, Mr. Yoichiro Ban, Mr. Thierry Gasquez, Mr. Su Jia Xian and Dr. Bernard Cheong, the lead judge who remains the only Asian who has presided over both the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie and the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie.


Joseph Yeoh, Vice President, YTL Land & Development Bhd, YTL Hotels and Properties said, “The level of excellence in terms of craftsmanship, quality and innovation showcased throughout the exhibits this year has been remarkable to say the least. It is indeed heartening to see A Journey Through Time evolve to become a serious platform where leading watch and jewellery houses the world over come together to present their very best.”

“Moving forward, Starhill Gallery is committed to seeing A Journey Through Time being recognised the world over as a powerful prelude to Baselworld. As a key event in the global watch and jewellery calendar, A Journey Through Time will play an important role to enhance the position of Malaysia as a destination of choice for luxury shopping,” he concluded.   
 
A Journey Through Time VIII took place from 21 to 28 November 2014 and showcased rare private collections, first-in-market editions and exquisite pieces from over 125 luxury brands. Spanning across two floors and 30,000 sq.ft of exhibition space within Starhill Gallery, A Journey Through Time VIII invited visitors to view exclusive pieces by internationally renowned watch brands such as Bedat & Co, Breguet, Cecil Purnell, Dior, Hermès, Hublot, Khronos, a multi-brand boutique which is home to a selection of brands, Maîtres du Temps, Omega and Ulysse Nardin. Premier jewellery brands including Carrera y Carrera, Ceres, Damiani, Garrard and Gübelin also participated.

This year, the showcase saw the unveiling of two exclusive pre-Baselworld 2015 pieces namely the V-16 GMT Double Tourbillon from Cecil Purnell and the Chapter One Guilloche Translucent by Maîtres du Temps. Visitors were also able to view the World Match Racing Tour Championship Trophy by Garrard which was displayed in Malaysia for the very first time.

The annual showcase saw performances by renowned singing sensation Carly Paoli, along with mezzo soprano singer, Laura Wright, at selected gala dinners held during the eight days. Also, as a reflection of its status as a premier event in Asia, A Journey Through Time VIII featured a host of Bollywood stars including Karishma Kapoor, Neha Dhupia and Shibani Kashyap.

Special talks and symposiums were also held for visitors to gain a deeper knowledge of timepieces and precious stones.  Visitors also enjoyed chic fashion parades and delectable cuisine prepared by Chef Matthew Ona, the Executive Chef at Shook!, Kuala Lumpur.


About Starhill Gallery
Starhill Gallery is Kuala Lumpur’s ultimate statement of taste and style in food, fashion, living beauty and art. With 28,000sqm, Starhill Gallery is an exciting shopping destination in Malaysia providing a standard of privacy and exclusivity rarely seen in large shopping complexes. Starhill Gallery has seven themed floors that encapsulate a variety of experiences together with unparalleled dining experiences, some of the world’s most elegant fashion brands including Louis Vuitton, DIOR and Valentino and exclusive watch and jewellery boutiques such as Rolex, Bedat & Co. and Richard Mille.

Listed as Asia’s Most Beautiful Mall by The Forbes Traveller and mentioned by The New York Times as one of the Top 31 Places to Visit, Starhill Gallery remains the ultimate shopping destination in Kuala Lumpur.

For more information on Starhill Gallery, contact Concierge at +603- 2782 3800.
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Issued by: Esente Communications (M) Sdn Bhd on behalf of STARHILL GALLERY

Date: 2nd December 2014 

For more information, please contact:
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