Recently in Hong Kong, a handful of select diners sat under gold-colored baubles on a secluded terrace that looks out across the city’s glittering skyline.
They feasted on Gillardeau oysters, oscietra caviar, Atlantic scallops, Brittany langoustines and Wagyu striploin, while a team of attentive waiters poured flutes of 1999 Bollinger la grande Année.
The occasion was Vacheron Constatin’s newest collection of uber-bling watches.
The 254-year-old Swiss watch maker invited some of its most-exclusive clients to a private dinner at the former Marine Police HQ, which, recently re-opened as 1881 Heritage – a high-end retail, restaurant and boutique-hotel complex. See picture above.
The main attraction was the Kallania, a diamond timepiece that weighs approximately 170 carats and costs more than 60 million Hong Kong dollars (US$7.7 million) – the most expensive watch in the world: