On my first visit to the Philip Stein Singapore Flagship Store on the third level, ION Orchard, Singapore.
AT 84 SQM. it is the biggest of its kind in Asia. The Philip Stein Flagship Store that opened on the third level of ION Orchard in late January 2013 proves that sometimes, size does matter.
I paid it a visit for the first time in early February and marveled at the extent of merchandise on offer. It is the flagship after all. Framed by the entrance and bathed in warm lights, the vitrine that houses the brand’s automatic timepieces lured me in. I quickly inspected the lineup, in search of the then “very first and only one of its kind” automatic movement Philip Stein that I had purchased from The Hour Glass at Takashimaya over a year ago.
Wearing the then “first ever and one and only” automatic movement Philip Stein in Singapore, purchased at The Hour Glass, Takashimaya, Orchard Road, Singapore.
The Entrance, Philip Stein Flagship Store, ION Orchard, Singapore
The vitrine of automatic movement timepieces
I found it. But my attention was soon snatched by this handsome beauty that is the All–Titanium Chronograph (13TI–WCG–TSS) from the Prestige Collection. I held it in my hand and was right there and then ready to plead guilty to the charge of lust. And David Guetta and Sia starting to play incessantly in my head didn’t help to appease the brewing, simmering passion for the tick-tocker that had since stapped itself on to my left wrist.
The All–Titanium Chronograph (13TI–WCG–TSS) from the Prestige Collection
The titanium timepiece is humongous beside my Signature Large!
The thing about titanium timepieces is that even with their heft, they are surprisingly lightweight!
While I waited for my beating heart to be still, I glanced around me and found that the store offers the brands other well-being products, like the sleep bracelet and the wine wand. And to my right, it didn’t escape me that they have expanded to include more jewelry pieces.
I just had to admire this beauty against the backdrop of Philip Stein’s new jewelry line.
If you look closely, you shall see that the automatic timepieces boast Swiss Made movements!
On my second visit to the store
Philip Stein has excellent customer service! I feel like a special guest at someone’s house.
Their paper bag is in pristine white.
Which is a sharp contrast to the Hublot paper bag!
I initially went there to have a couple of wristwatches serviced. (Their customer service has always been excellent, even in the Philippines where I purchased the very first one I’ve ever owned.) But I ended up leaving with a holistic experience that can only come from the promise of an overall ENHANCED QUALITY OF LIFE – something that has been shared with my family and with some of my closest friends who I have influenced to give Philip Stein a try.
Two Philip Stein Signature Large timepieces
The very first Philip Stein I ever did buy!
“Arms raised in a V!” – a Philip Stein and a Technomarine!
“Ebony and ivory, live together in perfect harmony…” – a Philip Stein and a TW Steel!
Green with envy – a Philip Stein and a Nixon.
One from Italia, one from Chicago – a Philip Stein and a Morellato!
Three time zones on my wrist. Or are they? One for the Philippines, one for Singapore, and one for Shanghai.
One Signature Large ready to be packed to go!
An Oversized Signature Chronograph. This one is Brother’s.
Philip Stein has a unique quick strap release mechanism that allows for the immediate interchangeability of straps without the need for any tools.
Mine and Brother’s
The Limited Edition Oprah 25th Anniversary Wristwatch!
The Oprah and the eNTeNG on our coffee table with the stone inlay.
Worn with a yellow string bracelet
Worn with a stainless steel bracelet
In the Philippines, one of the authorized agents for Philip Stein is Adora in Greenbelt 5. I’ve bought a number of straps from them.
My Signature Large has the Art Deco feel that I’ve always loved. It’s right at home with my Tissot Heritage Prince I’s.
I purchased the stainless steel bracelet separately for when I want to go with an all-metal look.
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