Tuesday, December 17, 2013

A Journey Through Time Closes with Elegance

The last month of November was a very eventful month for me as I was involved in a week-long showcase of luxury timepieces and jewellery at A Journey Through Time VII at Starhill Gallery. Endorsed by The Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, this year’s A Journey Through Time had once again awed watch & jewellery enthusiasts with exquisite timepieces and jewellery with its display of the latest and most unique collections from world-renowned brands.

Making a grand finale for the closing event was the highly anticipated Starhill Gallery Watch and Jewellery of the Year Awards, which saw some of the world’s leading luxurious brand nominated for the various different awards presented.

Tan Sri Dato' Francis Yeoh giving his opening address at the closing gala night

 On the judging panel for the Starhill Gallery Watch and Jewellery of the Year Awards are renowned local and international horological & jewellery experts, namely Tan Sri Dr Francis Yeoh, Mr. Joseph Yeoh, Mr. Su Jia Xian, Mr. Hirota Masayuki, Mr. Rainer Siegal and Mr. Charles Sutanto. The esteemed judges had the challenging job of selecting the winners from a choice of nominated timepieces & jewellery in seven different categories.

AJTT VII has always been the epicentre to house many luxurious watch and jewellery brands. Since it's first event in 2007, AJTT has managed to attract millions of visitors and this year is no different. Sales of the showcased timepieces has exceeded RM50 million, and each year bigger and bigger items are showcased.

As KL is ranked the 4th best shopping destination in the world (even ahead of Paris, Hong Kong and Dubai), world renowned brands are looking to open their boutiques in Starhill Gallery. Tan Sri Francis believes that Starhill Gallery is the catalyst to turn Bintang Walk into the Orchard Road and Oxford Street of Kuala Lumpur, in essence becoming the Paris of the East because KL is a shopping destination, with an array of delectable cuisines.

Dato’ Sri Dr. Ng Yen Yen giving her keynote address

Also present was  Dato’ Sri Dr. Ng Yen Yen who complimented Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Francis Yeoh on the success of A Journey Through Time. As Malaysia is rapidly gaining progress as the place to be for everything, especially shopping, Malaysia has to remain duty free. Surely this was what contributed to Kuala Lumpur as the 4th best shopping city in the world.

Priced at US $55 million, the L’Incomparable necklace has excited its many visitors with its sophisticated design and dazzling yellow diamond and is certified by the Guinness World Records as the most valuable necklace in the world. 

On to the Award night, there were an array of Awards lined up that night, and the winner list is as below:

The Starhill Gallery Favourite Ladies Watch Award: The Reverso Cordonnet Duetto by Jaeger-LeCoultre
The Starhill Gallery Favourite Men’s Watch Award: Chapter Three: Reveal from MaĆ®tres du Temps
The Starhill Gallery Watch with Complications in Movement Award: Hublot’s Masterpiece MP-05 “LAFERRARI”
The YTL Spirit of Classical Art Award: Bedat & Co.’s Ref. 327.555.909
 Judges’ Choice Award: Speake-Marin’s Spirit Mark 2
Starhill Gallery Timeless Jewellery Award: Sophia Loren necklace by Damiani
The Tourism Malaysia Most Revered Award: L’Incomparable by Mouawad

The spectacular event together with the support of these international brands upheld Starhill Gallery’s status as Malaysia’s premium shopping centre which offers shopping privileges and a duty-free haven for the world’s biggest names in high-end timepieces and jewellery.

It was truly a night to behold and I was glad I am a part of it. There were spectacular timepieces on display and I felt really privileged to be among the patrons that night witnessing it up close. Can't wait for AJTT VIII!!!

For more information and pictures of the glamorous night, you can head over to their FB page :D

Til the next time, stay beautiful!



Nia Everal said...

Oh my $55 million - what I could do with that money!

Donah @ SweetJellyBean said...

Wow wow, that definitely is an amazing piece and jaw dropping price of $55 million! Thanks for sharing this wonderful event with us :) Donah GiG

Cheryl F. said...

$55 million!!! That's too much of a money.. hahaha. I can buy so many things with that than just a piece of necklace...LOL! GIG

Ari said...

I didn't know Malaysia was entirely duty free! That's great news for a shop-a-holic like me :) GIG LOVE

Ileana said...

What a fantastic event!!! And omg! 55 million dollars for a necklace?!!! OMG!



Alia said...

Wow -- I had no idea that KL was ranked the fourth best shopping place in the world. That's awesome! GIG

Somdatta said...

oops! 55 mil for just one necklace!! :O …I need a moment to digest that :P but seems like a fun event! thanks for sharing hun <3

candyzmakeuptreasures said...

Oh my! The Guinness World Records’ award! The necklace looks
so expensive. giglove

Caity @ Moi Contre La Vie said...

What an amazing event!! That necklace is... Wow! What a fun and excited opportunity to be a part of this! #GIGLove

Maia Rose said...

wow!! you are so lucky to be a part of this event! the necklace looks stunning!

Kumiko Mae said...

Nice event and your necklace is super glam :D

Chaicy Style A Pastiche said...

Oh wow !! that seems like a wonderful and glamerous event !! you look stunning too



Style.. A Pastiche!!

marilovesgr33n said...

everyone is so elegant and classy. Love the contest and the experience.

Carizza Chua said...

glamorous. that's a great experience I'm sure you enjoyed.

yuhjiun said...

oh myyyyy so expensive the necklace!! :O go event bo jio T_T haha

Agata Pokutycka said...

I would love to attend event like this one day... it looks so glamorous

Ninaonthemoon said...

wow, looks like a really fancy event ;) and from what i read it sounds like you had a great time! gig love

Nicol Wong said...

you go to so many events! this ones elegant


emtha said...

Wow, what a fun and fabulous event! Sounds like you had a great time!

Natasha said...

Oh wow! Sounds like a great evening! Would love to go to an event like that one day. gig

shasha sekharan said...

ahh you went for the launch! It looks good, very classy and elegant! =D
PS: how can KL be the 4th best shopping destination? LOL