Humairah Hameed

Welcome, Watch Watchers, to a World of Watch Wonders

A society that excels in fostering a Spirit of Community, based on the sheer love of the Art of Time … Luoxo has become a fundamental part of my expanding and deepening knowledge of their intricate & marvellous universe …

Kamal Daswani

In her compact and masterful non-fiction book, Longitude, Dava Sobel charts the quest of John Harrison to solve a scientific conundrum, how to keep time at sea – a thorny problem in the eighteenth century. With the wondrous watch he built, Harrison was finally able to chart the longitudinal position of a ship at sea. You can see and hear this wondrous watch – still ticking, of course, in the Greenwich museum. Today you can purchase a timepiece that can accomplish the tasks, if not the art, of Harrison’s elegant design for a few Sing. dollars. 

The point here is the beauty of the thing. In Hong Kong, there is a club that appreciates the sentiment – LUOXO. It’s a club for those from any walk of life who want to share their horological interests in a setting boasting a dedicated members’ lounge where you can sit back and let time roll by – while keeping close track of it, of course. 

After having a look at LUOXO, you might be ready for a course in watchmaking! Here are some ideas from Luoxo:

Intriguing, no? 

LUOXO Get-Togethers are becoming must-visit occasions for meeting and greeting like-minded temporalists. Open to members and non-members, they offer an opportunity to chin-wag, elbow rub and compare the latest about – guess what? In a setting perfect for this wagging, rubbing, and comparing, the Rooftop Lounge is a retreat from the day-to-day. “Anyone got the time?” I dare you to shout. 

Once established in Wong Chuk Hang, LUOXO, under the direction of Thierry Dubois, the club has found a niche – a swank club for members and their guests with, of course, watches at the axis of interest. 

By the way, should you wish to delve into the world of High-Frequency Movements, there is an article that you must read. It’s fascinating even if you haven’t given HF a thought. “High-Frequency Movements – Part I” will show you the world of ultra-precise timekeepers. No kidding – it is riveting reading, trust me.

At the very end of the LUOXO article about Thierry Dubois, is the intriguing hint that Dubois wants to open branches in Japan, Singapore, and – ready for this? – SINGAPORE. 

Watch (pun intended) this space.

The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once. 

Albert Einstein

For more information, you can visit www.luoxo.com

Research and writing help from JKJ

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