Panerai: The Face of Time Exhibition
If you’re in town this week, you owe it to yourself to visit Panerai’s The Face of Time exhibition at ION Orchard Singapore. The exhibition opens daily from 25 June to 1 July, 1030am to 9pm, and is held at the ION Orchard atrium. Note, however, that it is closed for private events on 26 […]
If you’re in town this week, you owe it to yourself to visit Panerai’s The Face of Time exhibition at ION Orchard Singapore. The exhibition opens daily from 25 June to 1 July, 1030am to 9pm, and is held at the ION Orchard atrium. Note, however, that it is closed for private events on 26 and 27 June from 7pm to 930pm.As you can guess, the exhibition’s name refers to Panerai’s watch dial, which has remained unchanged since 1936. Barring minor variations, the dial is consistent across Panerai’s core collections, which have been reclassified according to their cases: Radiomir, Radiomir 1940, Luminor 1950 and Luminor. The exhibition’s layout follows design cues that reference this iconic dial, just like the items presented – visitors will be able to inspect choice selections from Panerai’s 2014 novelties and timepieces that represent the brand in different eras since its founding in 1860.Beyond the watches on display, a watchmaker from the brand will be present to give live demonstrations within the exhibition space. Such occasions are few and far between, so feel free to chat with him and pick his brain about watches; we did, and it was a blast. Be sure to view the special display showcasing the making of the ceramic Luminor case as well.Note, though, that the exhibition is only displaying a selection of Panerai’s 2014 novelties. The full range of Panerai’s offerings is available at its boutique just a minute away from the exhibition. While we’re on the topic, it’s also worth noting that the ION Orchard boutique was Asia Pacific’s first to launch the current interior design concept of using a simple and classic Italian design vocabulary. Our more well-heeled readers will also be pleased to know that the VIP area within the boutique will allow guests to explore a range of selective timepieces in precious metals.