Sunday 10 Dec 2023
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KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 6): Watch retailer The Hour Glass and haute horologer Hublot have been working together for a fruitful 42 years. The respective men at the helm, group managing director Michael Tay and chief executive officer Rircardo Guadalupe, speak to Options about what makes their well-established partnership stand the test of time, the highlights from the past as well as plans for the future, including details of the new Hublot concept store in Penang. “So what has been the underpinning of our successful relationship with Hublot is the fact that there’s a deep reservoir of mutual trust and respect,” says Tay.  

As the much-anticipated FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 approaches, an event for which Hublot is the official timekeeper, Guadalupe reveals more about the latest connected watch launched for the occasion, the Hublot Loves Football campaign, and the importance of the sport as a whole.

Other interesting interviews in this issue include Ambassador of Peru to Malaysia Ricardo Morote Canales on the inaugural Peruvian Gastronomic Festival; artist Anniketyni Madian's interpretation of folklore from her home state of Sarawak in her latest exhibition; and group executive officer of Fast Retailing responsible for sustainability Yukihiro Nitta on Uniqlo’s efforts to prolong the life of its clothing.

On the fast lane, car lovers will enjoy the story of Ferrari’s new mid-rear-engined Berlinetta Spider. There is something for foodies too: Discover three new coffee haunts in Kuala Lumpur, as well as a new Japanese themed bar in Taman Tun Dr Ismail.  Round off your weekend with Preeta Samarasan's second book, Tale of the Dreamer’s Son, a tug-of-war between ideals and reality.

Read more in the Nov 7 issue of The Edge Malaysia weekly.

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