Claude Bernard x MHB Digital Afternoon Tea at the Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur

[Timepieces]

 

MHB Digital recently had an exclusive afternoon tea together with Claude Bernard timepieces at the Lobby Lounge in The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur.

Claude Bernard is an innovative watch manufacturer located in the Jura Mountains of Switzerland, which produces Swiss made classic timepieces with an eminent watchmaking heritage of over 40 years since 1973. Claude Bernard timepieces are an affordable luxury item designed for the discerning customer with an eye for high craftsmanship quality and elegance that only a hand-assembled Swiss made timepiece can offer.

Today, the brand is available in over 60 countries, and the professional watchmakers working for Claude Bernard, the Swiss watch factory in “Les Genevez – Le centre du Jura”, hand-assemble every single Claude Bernard timepiece, honouring a centuries-old tradition. No watch leaves the workshops without a thorough inspection and rigorous testing in the company’s state-of-the-art facilities.

Claude Bernard timepieces are available in Malaysia at Parkson KLCC 1st Floor, Kuala Lumpur, SOGO 3rd Floor, Kuala Lumpur, Parkson Sunway Velocity Ground Floor, Kuala Lumpur and for more info or the full list of retailers, head over to http://www.claudebernard.ch/

 

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Calvin Klein Watches Giveaway for Valentine’s Day 2018

[Giveaway]

 

This Valentine’s Day. our influencers are giving away a pair of authentic Calvin Klein watches worth up to RM2,318 to five (5) lucky winners!

All you need to do is to recreate a romantic scene from the K-drama Goblin like what the girls have done in their Instagram posts below, post to your Instagram (make sure it’s set to public) with a meaningful caption and include the hashtags #CKwatchesMY and the influencer’s personal hashtag (you need to visit their posts below to see their hashtags).

Each of the five influencers will be selecting 1x lucky winner (determined by the most creative picture with the most meaningful caption).

The winners will be selected ‪on 12 February 2018 so make sure you post by ‪11 February 2018‬.

Terms and conditions apply:

  • Giveaway open to Malaysian citizens only.
  • Participants may enter as many entries as they like however each participant may only win one (1) prize.
  • The winners will be contacted via private message on Instagram and must provide their full name (as per NRIC), NRIC, and contact details for prize redemption.
  • Prizes must be collected at the Calvin Klein Watches & Jewelry outlet in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur by 15 March 2018 failing which the prize will be forfeited.
  • Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entertained.

 

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Calvin Klein Watch and Jewelry Kiosk Launch at Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur

[Jewelry/ Timepieces]

  

We recently attended the launch of the new Calvin Klein kiosk in Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, which has the largest collection of Calvin Klein jewelry, as well as the latest collection of Swiss-made timepieces/ watches which includes couple watches! Calvin Klein watches and jewelry is a partnership established back in 1997, of two 90’s iconic and pioneer established companies: Swatch Group and Calvin Klein.

The Calvin Klein watches and jewelry collections feature seductive yet clean and often minimalist aesthetic, with innovative, bold, progressive and seductive designs. First launched in 2004, the jewelry collection takes everyday life and the world as its source of inspiration. The original geometrical creations have given way to designs that are more fluid, organic, sensual and integrated; a reflection of the modern trend.

Calvin Klein Watches & Jewelry boutiques are located at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Suria KLCC, Sunway Pyramid, and Sunway Velocity. The products are also available at authorised dealers nationwide.

  

Kenny Lim, Brand Manager of Swatch Group Malaysia, Jose de Cardoso, the president of Swatch Group Malaysia & Singapore, and Pascal Scherer, the regional sales manager of Calvin Klein watches + jewelry (Left – Right)
Reem Shahwa was the MC for the event
Jose de Cardoso, the president of Swatch Group Malaysia & Singapore giving his speech
Pascal Scherer, the regional sales manager of Calvin Klein watches + jewelry giving an insight into the new kiosk
Pascal Scherer, the regional sales manager of Calvin Klein watches + jewelry

  

Here are some info on the key product lines available at the new Calvin Klein Watches and Jewelry kiosk at Suria KLCC (and their other outlets):

Couples Collections

Calvin Klein minimal

A classic revisited. Calvin Klein minimal. Inspired by vintage timepieces, this iconic offering for both men and women features a clean dial of exquisite control. Restrained and sophisticated, the new Calvin Klein minimal watch is offered in eight chromatic versions accented with different finishing – grey, black or brown PVD complemented with a mesh bracelet; stainless steel with a brown leather strap’ silver dial matching with a stainless steel flexible bracelet; or cool grey or olive green dial matching a silicone bracelet for ultimate comfort. Water resistant to 3 bar.

Calvin Klein hook

Open. Alluring. Calvin Klein hook. Simple and chic, this timeless offering has expanded to include three new styles. Each ring and bangle is available in either solid or Swarovski crystal-encrusted polished stainless steel or pink gold PVD to accent any modern look.

Ladies Collection

Calvin Klein disclose

Slender metal gracefully transitions from a bold tube to a thinner tube on these glamorous pieces. Calvin Klein disclose presents a contrast in colors and density that, once combined together, match perfectly. This simple but stunning set includes a choker, earrings, bangle and set of three rings – available in sizes 6 to 8 – in bicolor stainless steel and pink gold PVD or bicolor black PVD and yellow gold PVD.

Calvin Klein outline

Essential. Sophisticated. Calvin Klein outline. Calvin Klein outline reflects the absolute balance of two simplistic lines creating a pure and impactful shape. The new jewelry set is comprised of staples that can be worn at day or night for a radiant look. The offering is available in stainless steel, yellow gold PVD and pink gold PVD, and consists of a choker, open bangle, ring and small and large earrings that light up any outfit.

Gentlemens Collection

Calvin Klein steadfast

Sleek. Urban. Calvin Klein steadfast. The design and shapes that are native to the streets of a city inspire this structured and masculine timepiece. The architectural outlines perfectly illustrates this urban figures and call to mind the directional lines of the Brooklyn Bridge. Available in two versions – gent with silver or black dial accented by a black leather strap and chrono with silver or black accented by black leather strap – Calvin Klein steadfast adds the finishing touch to any sporty and refined look. Water resistant to 3 bar and some models up to 5 bar.

  

Thanks for having us!

  

Photo credits: Swatch Group Malaysia and author’s own

MHB High Tea in Partnership with Claude Bernard Timepieces and Saujana Hotel

[Special Event]

Malaysia’s Hottest Bloggers (MHB) recently had a special high tea together with our partners Claude Bernard timepieces in an event hosted by Senja Italian Restaurant, The Club Saujana Resort. 

Claude Bernard is an innovative watch manufacturer located in the Jura Mountains of Switzerland, which produces Swiss made classic timepieces with an eminent watchmaking heritage of over 40 years since 1973. Claude Bernard timepieces are an affordable luxury item designed for the discerning customer with an eye for high craftsmanship quality and elegance that only a hand-assembled Swiss made timepiece can offer.

Today, the brand is available in over 60 countries, and the professional watchmakers working for Claude Bernard, the Swiss watch factory in “Les Genevez – Le centre du Jura”, hand-assemble every single Claude Bernard timepiece, honouring a centuries-old tradition. No watch leaves the workshops without a thorough inspection and rigorous testing in the company’s state-of-the-art facilities.

Claude Bernard timepieces are available in Malaysia at Parkson KLCC 1st Floor, Kuala Lumpur, SOGO 3rd Floor, Kuala Lumpur, Parkson Sunway Velocity Ground Floor, Kuala Lumpur and for more info or the full list of retailers, head over to http://www.claudebernard.ch/

The high tea was hosted by Senja Italian restaurant in The Club Saujana Resort which has a charming dining area and a beautiful alfresco terrace surrounded by a cascading pool and lush gardens. Senja has an open kitchen concept, and with Chef Marco at the helm, serves Italian dishes from warm and cold starters, hearty pastas, delicate seafood, succulent meats, pizzas and freshly baked breads done right in a wood-fired oven.

The Club Saujana Resort is a luxury boutique hotel with 105 elegant suite sized rooms, located just 10 mins from Subang Skypark Airport and close to the townships of Subang, Shah Alam and Petaling Jaya. The resort is surrounded by 160 hectares of lush tropical forest gardens and water features, with two adjoining 18-hole championship golf courses.

Claude Bernard is distributed in Malaysia by Crystal Time.

Telephone: 03-30008688

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ClaudeBernardMalaysiaBrunei/

Website: http://www.crystaltime.com.sg/

For more info on Senja and The Club Saujana Resort, head over to http://www.shr.my/the-club-saujana-resort/

Photography by Andy Kho (www.andykho.com)

If your brand needs cost-effective digital publicity, be it social media engagement or content marketing, drop us a line at elaine@myhotbloggers.com to see what we can do for you!

Photos shot by our official photographer Andy Kho!

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Ball Watch Concept Store Launch at 1 Utama Shopping Centre

[ADV]

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MHB’s Stephanie Lim, Arisa Chow and founder Tim Chew headed over to One Utama Shopping Centre on 27 June 2016 for the official launch of the new Ball Watch concept store in the mall. The opening of the first Ball Concept Store at the One Utama Shopping Centre in the Klang Valley provides a platform for watch lovers to view and purchase the brand’s comprehensive collection in an elegant environment that mirrors the sophistication of the timepieces, together with a range of professional services.

Introduced to Malaysia nearly twelve years ago, BALL has a presence in over 20 of countries, with Malaysia having the first concept store to open globally only after China. Staying true to BALL Watch’s core values, the concept store’s interior has been carefully created by the Ball studio. The interior is dominated in black tinted glass to showcase one of the brand’s key features of their timepieces – the glow in the dark technology.

 

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CH. Liow – Executive Director, Callie Liow – Finance Director, Evelyn Wang – General Manager Ball Watch Malaysia, Raymond Chu – General Manager AWG Fine Watches, Chloe Chen- Miss World Malaysia 2011

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MHB founder Tim Chew with pretty Miss Malaysia Petite finalists Elaine and Victoria

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Pretty Chloe Chen was the MC for the launch

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MHB’s Stephanie Lim

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To commemorate the boutique opening, Ball Watch is exhibiting some of the antique BALL timepieces which is from the Ball museum for limited period only. The viewing time is from 10.00am to 10.00pm daily at the BALL Watch concept store in 1 Utama Shopping Centre. Furthermore, any purchase at the BALL concept store is entitled a special gift and an additional two (2) years warranty.

 

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Here are some technologies present in Ball Watches:

Night reading evolution – Micro gas tubes (H₃)

Self-Powered Micro Gas Tubes (H₃) are a novel light source manufactured by means of innovative Swiss laser technology.  They provide superior, longlife brightness – 100 times brighter than markings using luminous paints – with a lifetime easily reaching 25 years.  The BALL micro gas tubes do not need recharging from the sun and do not drain batteries. However, the brightness of H₃ micro gas lights will deteriorate over the years.

 

Anti-Magnetism

An anti-magnetic mechanical watch does not stop when exposed to a magnetic field of 4,800 A/m and subsequently does not deviate by more than 30 seconds per day. Anti-magnetic timepieces from BALL Watch surpass this standard, particularly the Engineer Hydrocarbon series with 12,000 A/m standard protection.”

 

Temperature Measurement (TMT)

The BALL TMT movement powers the world’s first mechanical thermometer from -35°C to 45°C (-31°F to 113°F) wristwatch. It uses a spiral bimetallic thermometer to measure temperature with far more accuracy than temperature modules used in past watches

 

Shock Resistance – Built to be strong

Built with the highest quality standards in mind, every BALL watch undergoes rigorous testing procedures to verify its impeccable shock resistance up to 5,000Gs.

With the Engineer Hydrocarbon collection, Ball Watch goes well beyond the above standard by testing with a tougher 1.5 meter hammer strike, raising the resistance to 7,500Gs. A third shock test against the relatively weaker three o’clock crown position of the watch tests our patented crown protection system to ensure it functions properly. Almost all Engineer Hydrocarbon watch models can resist to this 7,500Gs shock resistance test without any damage.

Crown Protection System – For superior water and shock resistance

The patented crown protection system guarantees superior water and shock resistance, even at the most vulnerable area of the case, the crown. Many watches are damaged due to water leakage or external shock damages occurring at the crown. The crown, particularly if it is not a screwed-in crown, is among the most at risk parts 

 

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Here’s a closeup look at some Ball Watch timepieces which were worn by the models.

 

Engineer Hydrocarbon Aero GMT 

Movement

◆ Automatic caliber BALL RR1201-C
◆ Chronometer certified COSC

Functions

◆ 43 micro gas tubes on hour, minute, second time zone hands, dial and bezel for night reading capability
◆ Luminous second time zone indication
◆ Hours, minutes, sweep seconds and date

Shock resistance

◆ 7,500Gs

Water resistance

◆ 300m / 1,000ft

Antimagnetic

◆ 4,800A/m

Case

◆ Stainless steel
◆ Ø 42mm, height 13.85mm
◆ Top sapphire bidirectional rotating bezel with micro gas tubes for night reading capability
◆ Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
◆ Patented crown protection system

Band

◆ Tapered stainless steel bracelet with patented folding buckle & extension system or rubber strap with standard buckle

Dial

◆ Black

 

 

Engineer Hydrocarbon DeepQUEST

Movement

◆ Automatic caliber BALL RR1101-C
◆ Chronometer certified COSC

Functions

◆ 3 micro gas tubes on hour, minute, second hands and 12 patented rectangular micro gas tubes on dial for night reading capability
◆ Automatic helium release valve
◆ Hours, minutes, sweep seconds and date

Shock resistance

◆ 7,500Gs

Water resistance

◆ 3,000m / 9850ft

Antimagnetic

◆ 4,800A/m

Case

◆ Titanium single block case
◆ Ø43mm, height 16mm
◆ Unidirectional rotating bezel with patented setting system
◆ 5.3mm anti-reflective sapphire crystal
◆ Screwed-in crown

Band

◆ Tapered titanium and stainless steel bracelet with patented folding buckle & extension system or Rubber strap with standard buckle

Dial

◆ Black or Silver

 

 

Engineer Hydrocarbon NEDU

Movement

◆ Automatic caliber BALL RR1402-C
◆ Chronometer certified COSC

Functions

◆ Patented Helium System
◆ Underwater operable chronograph with accumulated measurement up to 12 hours
◆ 21 micro gas tubes on hour, minute, second hands and dial for night reading capability
◆ Hours, minutes, subsidiary seconds, day and date

Shock resistance

◆ 7,500Gs

Water resistance

◆ 600m / 2000ft

Antimagnetic

◆ 4,800A/m

Case

◆ Titanium
◆ Ø42mm, height 17.3mm
◆ Top ceramic luminous unidirectional rotating bezel
◆ 3.7mm anti-reflective sapphire crystal
◆ Patented crown protection system

Band

◆ Stainless steel and titanium bracelet with patented folding buckle & extension system

Dial

◆ Black or Blue

 

 

Engineer Hydrocarbon Airborne

Movement

◆ Automatic caliber BALL RR1102-CSL
◆ Chronometer certified COSC
◆ Patented SpringLOCK® anti-shock system

Functions

◆ 31 micro gas tubes on hour, minute, second hands and dial for night reading capability
◆ Hours, minutes, sweep seconds, day and date

Shock resistance

◆ 5,000Gs

Water resistance

◆ 120m/390ft

Antimagnetic

◆ 4,800A/m

Case

◆ Stainless steel
◆ Ø 42 mm, height 13.85 mm
◆ Top ceramic luminous unidirectional rotating bezel
◆ Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
◆ Patented crown protection system

Band

◆ Tapered stainless steel bracelet with patented folding buckle & extension system and rubber strap with standard buckle in a special boxset

Dial

◆ Black

 

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The Ball Watch Concept Store in 1 Utama Shopping Centre is located at:

Lot G 341A, Ground Floor,

1 Utama Shopping Center,

No: 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama,

47800 Petaling Jaya,

Selangor, Malaysia.

 

Telephone: 03-77334263

More info at http://www.ballwatch.com/

Moto 360 (2nd Generation) Launched in Malaysia

[Tech & Gadgets]

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Spotted at the launch was Miss Universe Malaysia Carey Ng, and DJ Patricia K with host of the event Julie Woon

 

Lenovo Malaysia launched the new range of Moto 360 (2nd Gen) in Malaysia on 18 February 2016 with a fashion show at Mid Valley Megamall in Kuala Lumpur. The Moto 360 is a customisable and versatile smart timepiece which comes in the classic designed Moto 360 (2nd Gen), and the Moto 360 Sport Edition – a fitness training watch.

 

The classic and timeless design of the new Moto 360 was designed around the user and has been refined with countless design possibilities to suit various taste. The Moto 360’s case design now features lugs specifically tailored for men and women, and polished bezels in new styles. You can easily swap between leather and metal bands with new quick-release bands to match your look for the day. There are two (2) case sizes and women can get a 42mm case for a sleeker and more elegant look while men can opt for the 46mm version..

 

 

The new Moto 360 Sport edition is designed to give you training information without you having to bring your phone on a run. Moto 360 Sport edition features on-board GPS to track your speed, distance and pace. It also features Motorola’s AnyLight hybrid display, a new technology LCD display that combines a traditional backlit transmissive screen with a front lit reflective technology. Moto 360 Sport can switch between the two modes based on the lighting conditions.

The watch is also built to IP67 standards and withstands immersion in up to 3 feet of freshwater for up to 30 minutes. However it is not designed to work while submerged underwater and should not use while swimming.

 

Popular Instagrammers Miko Wong and Leng Sean
Popular Instagrammers Miko Wong and Leng Sean

Popular Instagrammers Apple Tan and Simone
Popular Instagrammers Apple Tan and Simone

Malaysia's Hottest Bloggers arranged the celebrities gracing the event and should you require our services you can email me at timchew@myhotbloggers.com
Malaysia’s Hottest Bloggers arranged the celebrities gracing the event and should you require our services you can email Tim Chew, Managing Editor of Malaysia’s Hottest Bloggers at timchew@myhotbloggers.com

Malaysia's Hottest Bloggers also arranged for the social media influencers to attend the launch. Here I am with Leng Sean, Miko Wong, Stephanie Lim and Apple Tan.
Malaysia’s Hottest Bloggers also arranged for the social media influencers to attend the launch. Here is Tim Chew, Managing Editor of Malaysia’s Hottest Bloggers with Leng Sean, Miko Wong, Stephanie Lim and Apple Tan.

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Both the Moto 360 (2nd Gen) and the Moto 360 Sport edition were built to recognise gestures – Ambient Mode keeps the display on constantly to help you to keep track of your notifications without having to check your smartphone multiple times. You can also get notifications and important information at a glance and respond to messages with your voice. The notifications are customisable through the settings to ensure you get the notifications and info that you want.

Built-in to both watches is Moto Body, a health and wellness app that uses accurate sensors in the watch to track your heart rate and the calories you burn. The app provides valuable feedback and coaching to help you track your fitness with the step counter and pedometer.

 

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“Today’s society is always-on. We are constantly in touch and connected with one another. While we love our phones, we are still looking for an intuitive device that complements our desire to stay connected, while at the same time allowing us the freedom to disconnect. Moto 360 is the perfect device which will enable us to make time for ourselves, and stay connected at the same time,” said Foo Mun Yee, Country Manager, Smartphone, Lenovo Malaysia.

Both the Moto 360 and the Moto 360 Sport Edition variants are compatible with both iOS and Android smartphones running Android 4.3+ or iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus with iOS 8.2+. Features may vary between Android and iOS platforms.

All four Moto 360 variants are available now at SenQ, Urban Republic and Thunder Match stores nationwide, as well as online at Lazada Malaysia at the recommended retails price listed below:

●       42mm Women’s Rose Gold – RM 1,499

●       42mm Unisex’s in Black – RM1,399

●       46mm Men’s in Silver – RM1,599

●       Moto 360 Sport in Black – RM1,399

For more info, head over to http://www.motorola.com/us/products/moto-360

 

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Photo credits: Andy Kho Photography and MHB’s own

Bell & Ross Ventures into Formula One

[Fashion News]

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2015 was not a very good year for the Lotus Formula One team with the team finishing 6th in the constructors championship and their drivers Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado finishing 11th and 14th respectively. Compounding the situation were the financial troubles that the team faced throughout the season which culminated in the team being sold back to Renault which takes over as the Renault Sport Formula One team for the 2016 Formula One season.

With new (or rather reverting back to the previous) owners comes new partners for the team and Bell & Ross, primarily known for their aviation inspired timepieces, has signed a deal with the team making them the Official Watch Partner of the Renault Sport Formula One team.

 

Spot the Bell & Ross logo on this piece of aerodynamic wing

Spot the Bell & Ross logo on the aerodynamic wings near the cockpit

Kevin Magnussen and Mr Carlos Rosillo, CEO of Bell & Ross

Kevin Magnussen and Mr Carlos Rosillo, CEO of Bell & Ross

Jolyon Palmer and Mr Carlos Rosillo, CEO of Bell & Ross

Jolyon Palmer and Mr Carlos Rosillo, CEO of Bell & Ross

 

Both Renault drivers Kevin Magnussen and Jolyon Palmer are wearing the BR-X1 Carbon Forgé® – a synthesis of Bell & Ross skill in professional timepieces and fine horological complications.

The BR-X1 is an exceptional instrument with a pioneering design, incorporating a high-tech composite material, a multi-material case, and a high-tech, sporty character with haute horlogerie finishes.

To protect this timepiece from any possible impacts, a “bumper” in high-tech ceramic and rubber surrounds the square case of the BR-X1. Its rare skeleton chronograph movement is an exceptional motor combining strength and extreme lightness. Structured in the shape of an “X”, its upper bridge (treated with black DLC) reads like its signature

One might say that the BR-X1 is much more than a high-end contemporary sports watch but rather an extreme version of the BR-01, whose iconic square shape is directly inspired by aeronautical flight instruments.

 

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Bell & Ross BR-X1 Carbon Forgé®

 

Bell & Ross also recently opened a new boutique in The Gardens, Mid Valley City. This boutique’s opening marks a significant growth of the brand’s focus in boutique expansion following the recent boutique opening in Gurney Plaza Penang in 2015. Malaysia now has the most number of Bell & Ross boutiques in the world with three boutiques to date. 

 

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The Bell & Ross Boutique is located at:

Lot F-230A, First Floor, The Gardens,

Mid Valley City,

Lingkaran Syed Putra,

59200 Kuala Lumpur,

Malaysia.

 

Telephone: 603 2280 0189

Opening Hours: 10.00am to 10.00pm