Past the at first baffling dial text, there actually is an interesting and aggressive, if not entirely new offering released now by Alpina, so let us take a nearer look.Alpina, if you did not understand, is Frédérique Constant’s sister brand, purchased and revived under FC in a bid to offer the parent brand’s strong points — aggressive pricing, design, and quality — at a sportier package since the more elegant styling of Frédérique Continuous would not have taken well to some sporty brand new leadership. The “4” from the Alpiner 4 collection title identifies a 1938 set from Alpina (that the manufacturer says was the first “contemporary Swiss sports watch”), together with the number 4 calling to: Stainless Steel, Water Resistant, Anti-Magnetic, and Anti-Shock.
Held in partnership with Shoppes at Four Seasons, this year’s Masters of Time will explore the idea of memories with a curated collection that celebrates how collectors and brands commemorate the moments they hold dear. Bringing together over 450 fine watches and jewelry masterpieces from 30 brands, DFS’ team of watches and jewelry experts has assembled an unprecedented collection that showcases the best of design, technology and heritage for both men and women.
Available for viewing from December 9 until February 18, at T Galleria by DFS in Macau, this year’s Masters of Time introduces for the first time a multisensory exhibition inspired by the theme of memories. Guests can tour the curated collection displayed amongst a series of interactive pop-up spaces. Evoking senses, emotions and experiences, Masters of Time will take guests on a journey of nostalgia, heritage and adventure, all while making new memories.
The Masters of Time collection promises to intrigue seasoned collectors and first-time buyers alike. DFS’ watches and jewelry experts have searched the globe to curate the 2017 DFS Masters of Time Collection, which features exceptional pieces from brands including:
Arnold & Son; Angelus; Audemars Piguet; Blancpain; Breguet; Bulgari; Cartier; Chopard; Franck Muller; Girard-Perregaux; Glashütte Original; Grand Seiko; Hublot; IWC Schaffhausen; Jaeger-LeCoultre; Jaquet Droz; Officine Panerai; Omega; Piaget; Roger Dubuis; Romain Jerome; Tag Heuer; Tiffany & Co.; Ulysse Nardin; Vacheron Constantin; Van Cleef & Arpels; Zenith and more.