Azimuth Singapore Commemorative Editions

One hand or two?

Before I show you two of the most fashionable and coolest watches I have seen in awhile, let me tell you about the brand.  Azimuth was founded in 2005 by two young Singaporeans with an eye for design and a passion for watches. Generally speaking, Azimuth watches are designed in Singapore and produced in Switzerland.  Prices range from $2,500 to $10,000 with some special pieces fetching as much as $100,000.  Distribution spans the globe (20 countries), including the United States. The collection is quite diverse, ranging from your usual “pilot’s watches” to eclectic pieces such as the Mecha-1.

With that introduction, allow me to show you two “Singapore Commemorative Edition” watches the brand unveiled this past August.  The design and colors are bold, fresh and funky!  Even better, if you look closely at the dials you will see that the hours are positioned in a counter-clockwise manner — the hour hand moves counter-clockwise (via a modified ETA 2836 movement)!  I absolutely love this feature.

Azimuth Back In Time Single Hand Singapore Commemorative Edition

Hour hand moves counter-clockwise!

Azimuth Back In Time Singapore Commemorative Edition

Limited edition of 45 pieces each design.  Case is 42mm stainless steel.  The ‘1965-2010’ on the dial is a reference to 40 years of independence for the country — 1965 is the year that Singapore gained its independence from Malaysia, if my understanding is correct.  Available now.  Visit the brand at Mandarin Gallery Orchard Singapore #02-20 or give them a call if you want one outside of Singapore.

If you would like to know more, I recommend this good article that profiles Christopher Long and Alvin Lye, co-founders of the brand.  Or check ’em out at  Alvin, Chris — can I get on your distribution list?!