Early January 2015. The news spread like wildfire on social networks: Longines released an anniversary watch for 50 years of Singapore. Customers then rushed in two exclusive boutiques of the trademark of the island-State. Marina Bay sands and Marina Square. In a few days, watches are sold. "Sold out" as they say in the Anglo-Saxon. Beautiful operation for Longines which is one of the few brands Swiss have celebrated this anniversary...
Remember that Singapore was born 50 years ago. August 9, 1965. The island-State's 700 km2 is situated between the Malaysia to the North Hublot Replica watch and Indonesia in the South. A few years after independence, the country has succeeded to become one of the most prosperous in the world. Thanks to the policy of Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, who died a few weeks ago.
Still, the economy goes well. Very well even. Research is at the forefront. Education is one of the best in the world. Airport expands. No insecurity of day and night, whatever the area where you live. Green spaces everywhere. Short, Singapore, sometimes referred to as "the Switzerland of Asia" is a great place to live, even if with some consider this country as "a nation practicing economic liberalism without liberalism political!
Singapore is therefore a rich City-State; very rich. Considering that 10% of its population is millionaire. Or more. For years, the luxury brands - including - watch are so ubiquitous on Orchard Road, and now in the famous casino hotel Marina Bay Sands which hosts a sumptuous centre shopping on the ground floor.
But unlike other Asian countries, lovers of watchmaking Singaporeans, are among the most knowledgeable in the world. It is also a paradise for independent watchmakers who find in this city-state dozens and dozens of clients able to spend 100,000 euros without concern for their purposes of month...
More specifically this limited series (50 copies) is a Longines Master Collection GMT World Wide with a rose gold 38.5 mm case. Its dial shows the Audemars piguet replica watches hours of the world. Attention, it is not so far a universal time watch but indeed a GMT coupled to a flange with the names of cities. However, in place in place in Hong Kong, Longines printed Singapore in red. Of course!!
This piece is animated by a base ETA 2824 calibre. The bottom of its casing is sapphire glass appear the Crescent and five stars of the flag of Singapore (which represent democracy, peace, progress, justice and equality) and the words: "Singapore celebrates 50 years of independence, 2015. Naturally each watch is numbered X/50 ex. This Longines has been sold at a price of 9990 SD, or approximately 6,500 euros a good price for a watch in rose gold with GMT, published 50 copies. But do not look, there is more!
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