It was an evening filled with intrigue and contemplation of the starry constellations, as IWC Schaffhausen presented the Portuguese Sidérale Scafusia at an exclusive dinner event held at Singapore’s lush Tamarind Hill Restaurant, the perfect raised vantage point for observing the stars – one of the special activities lined up for guests.
A technological masterpiece of Haute Horlogerie, the IWC Portuguese Sidérale Scafusia is the most complex timepiece ever created by IWC. After ten years of intensive research, the Swiss watch manufacturer has succeeded in uniting solar time with side real time, embellished with fascinating astronomical displays, all in a single watch. The result is a fascinating universal work of art which comes with a wealth of surprising complications and new technical features.
Gracing the event were Mr. Hannes Pantli, Member of the Board of Directors at IWC Schaffhausen, Mr. Goris Verburg, Managing Director of IWC South East Asia and members of The Astronomical Society of Singapore (TASOS), the official astronomical organization in Singapore. Guests were given a brief insight into the beguiling world of astronomy by Mr. Albert Ho, the President of TASOS.
Much to the delight of the watch connoisseurs and IWC enthusiasts, a preview of the Portuguese Sidérale Scafusia proceeded after dinner, where guests got up-close with the technological marvel of unparalleled distillation of pioneering work, craftsmanship, engineering and exclusivity.
Simultaneously, guests were also invited to the courtyard of the Tamarind Hill restaurant, where the members of TASOS had specially set up several professional telescopes for star-gazing. The clear night sky allowed guests to have remarkable up-close views of Jupiter, the Moon and the Pleiades constellation. Members of TASOS were also on-hand to answer any astronomy-related questions.