The world’s finest Independent watchmakers unveil Haute Horlogerie creations in India
Creating a new benchmark for the illustrious & emerging Haute Horlogerie market in India, The India Watch Club hosted an exclusive preview of the Independents of Time at Novele, the chic cocktail bar in New Delhi.
After hosting private previews in London, Monaco and Taipei, the Independents of Time solely managed & owned by The India Watch Club announce its arrival in India. In sync with the global format, the India edition of the Independents of Time is a one of its kind private Haute Horlogerie salon dedicated to independent luxury watch brands and some of the finest watchmakers from Europe.
Adding glamour to this sophisticated soiree, the host Mr. Rahul Kapoor, Founder, India Watch Club and Mr. Mohit Jaen, Owner, Novele welcomed Delhi’s swish set that included high profile industrialists, socialites, diplomats, and designers who admired the spectacular time pieces on display.
Rahul Kapoor, Founder, India Watch Club says “The key to the success of the Independents of Time is the sheer experience our watchmakers bring to the table giving us collectively the ability to accurately forecast trends and develop watch movements par excellence which are then shared with clients and connoisseurs at each salon hosted by us. After keen interest shown by our Indian clientele, we have woven together a beautiful collection of limited-edition timepieces from some of the world’s finest independent watch brands, where each timepiece is an appreciating investment.”
The Independents of Time brings to India some of the world’s most prolific watchmakers, all of whom have been nominees or winners at the Grand prix d’ Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) also fondly known as the Oscars of watchmaking. Luxury watch enthusiasts will get an opportunity to interact with leading independent watchmakers who bring to India some of their finest creations. These watchmakers include the critically acclaimed French-Dutch watchmaker Ludovic Ballouard, who is much sought after by collectors and has reached new levels in the world of watchmaking. Ludovic Ballouard showcased his eccentric timepieces, Upside down Time and Half-Time pieces both recognised as high-end complications. Sweden’s most luxurious watch brand GOS, which was born out of a shared passion between master “blade-smith” Johan Gustafson and master watchmaker Patrick Sjogren, reproduce traditional Scandinavian crafts by hand-forging Damascus steel with fine watchmaking. Represented by watchmaker Patrick Sjogren, GOS watches showcased some of its finest creations which include the Sarek Midnight Blue and Varing Bronze, each piece unique in their own right.
Cecil Purnell, an Haute Horlogerie brand from Switzerland, dedicated to creating only Tourbillion pieces, which is the epitome of watchmaking displayed some of their most luxurious timepieces such as the Spherion Gyro-Tourbillon and Diamond Pavé Lucky Lady. The two time GPHG winner from Geneva, Laurent Ferrier, renowned for its neo-classical style while reflecting mechanical perfection displayed exquisite watches such as its, Galet Annual Calendar – Red Gold – Slate Grey dial, Galet Traveller – Stainless Steel Both Cecil Purnell and Laurent Ferrier are represented at Independents of Time by Mr. Rahul Kapoor, who is also the co-founder of Excedo Luxuria, the exclusive distributor and retailer for all the participating brands in India.
Constituted in 2013, the Independents of Time held under the aegis of The India Watch Club, establishes itself as one of the most exclusive and esteemed affairs in India’s Luxury calendar. It is an engaging platform for illustrious patrons of luxury goods and services, to discover similar passions. The India Watch Club is the first ever streamlined club dedicated to watches and lovers of the art of watchmaking. Be it an inexpensive watch or an ultra-limited edition, The India Watch Club curates accordingly and has something for everyone.