Asia’s premier watch and jewellery showcase gathers top watchmakers, jewellers and connoisseurs at the iconic Starhill Gallery over 10 days. JeweLuxe® and Malaysia’s own watchmaker MASA Horlogerie make debut in milestone celebration.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – 29th September 2016
A Journey Through Time returns to Starhill Gallery for the iconic 10th year featuring a curation of unique new offerings for connoisseurs and enthusiasts to celebrate the art and craftsmanship of watches and jewellery, complemented by high fashion, fine food and world-class entertainment.
This 10th anniversary marks the debut of a ten-day celebration from 4th to 13th November 2016 at Starhill Gallery. The event was previously only held for eight days annually over the previous nine years.
“A Journey Through Time was born in 2007 from a celebration of the love and passion we shared for the finest timepieces and their heritage. Over the decade, we have been blessed to see the event and Starhill Gallery grow to become icons of luxury shopping and the event calendar of the region. Fine jewellery has since become an integral part of the event and this milestone year is exceptional with the inaugural JeweLuxe® showcasing distinguished jewellery houses and high octane designers from America, Europe and Asia. We are proud to have Malaysia’s own luxury watchmaker MASA Horlogerie making their global debut with us. We also welcome the return of the sensational and critically-acclaimed Ms. Carly Paoli gracing us with her talent at our Opening Gala Night … and this is just for starters!” said YBhg. Tan Sri Dr. Francis Yeoh, Managing Director, YTL Corporation.
Presented with the support of Malaysia’s Ministry of Tourism and Culture, A Journey Through Time X will bring its 10th anniversary theme of “Legacy and Icons” to life through an expanded calendar of exclusive offerings. Watch aficionados will preview iconic and never- seen pieces in Asia while jewellery lovers will indulge in rare gems and exquisite creations by award-winning jewellers. The best of local and international fashion houses will collaborate with renowned watch and jewellery labels in shows and exhibitions, while culinary experiences for guests by Starhill Gallery’s Feast Village will be as diversely flavoured as A Journey Through Time.
“Malaysia is a leading shopping destination in the region. A Journey Through Time has for the last nine years reinforced Kuala Lumpur as a must-visit destination for the most discerning of travellers from Malaysia and around the world. We are pleased to see the strong commitment by YTL and Starhill Gallery towards growing this event and keeping the content fresh year on year to ensure there is something for everyone to enjoy,” said YBhg. Datuk Seri Mirza Mohammad Taiyab, Director General, Tourism Malaysia.
“This year is special as it is a double celebration. The event is marking an important milestone and we see a stronger content of Malaysian creations taking centre stage through a showcases of our very own cultural legacy - the songket, Malaysia’s first-ever watchmaking company of its calibre – MASA Horlogerie and Simone Jewels’ creations by a Malaysia-born, Singapore-based designer Simone Ng at JeweLuxe®. It is a testament on how it has grown to be more than an event that exhibits international brands but encourages and supports home-grown talents too. This is exactly what Tourism Malaysia has hoped to see as we continue to support local efforts like A Journey Through Time,” added Datuk Seri Mirza.
“Luxury shoppers from Malaysia and around the world have come to expect well-curated experiences in our annual event as we push for more creative content every year. As A Journey Through Time is moving to the next decade, we have also made our offerings more inclusive and opened to the public, encouraging young novice collectors and enthusiasts from the public to discover, better appreciate and acquire timepieces and jewellery in Starhill Gallery. They are the future of the watch and jewellery industry which is expanding to capture new and emerging markets of consumers. Our event must also grow in tandem to appeal to new interests and expectations,” said Joseph Yeoh, Vice President, YTL Land & Development and YTL Hotels and Properties.
In 2015, Malaysia welcomed 25.7 million tourist arrivals and RM69.1 billion in receipts with top arrivals coming from Singapore and Indonesia. Shopping and dining are key to tourism spending and A Journey Through Time has contributed to the strengthening of Kuala Lumpur’s position as a shopping and dining haven for tourists.
To reach a wider audience, visitors to this year’s A Journey Through Time will also stand to win a pair of British Airways Premium Economy Kuala Lumpur to London return tickets with a minimum spend of RM10,000 during A Journey Through Time X in conjunction with the 1 Malaysia Year End Sale from 1st November to 31st December 2016.