When you see 20 lads in Cartier livery on Orchard road, you know you’re in for something special. After months of planning and anticipation, Cartier finally threw open the doors of its ION boutique 21st July, 2009.
While we covered the details of the boutique itself in another article, this time we felt we should pay attention to the glamour of the opening itself. Cartier events always have a great deal of pomp and circumstance and the opening of the two-storey ION boutique did not disappoint in this regard.
East and West came together as Hollywood actor and director Billy Zane was joined by Hong Kong actor and director Stephen Fung and Singapore star Zoe Tay to do the honors at the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Christopher Kilaniotis, Managing Director of Cartier Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia & Australia, was in good form as the conductor of this concerto of glitz.
As an aside, those lucky enough to be at the event might have noticed the Cartier Santos 100 Flying Tourbillon peeking out from under Zane’s sleeve and a Cartier Panthere lapel pin and matching cufflinks completing Fung’s look for the evening. Tay sported the Cartier Bagnoire diamond watch, with matching Trinity bracelet and ring.