Sunday, January 13, 2013

Red Army Watches Blogger Get-together Session @ Circus Pavilion

An evening that took place at a rather new establishment, called Circus. Located near the pedestrian bridge that interconnects Pavilion and the lot at Novotel.

An evening that hosted around 6 bloggers including myself, we were introduced to Mr. Soemantri Kusumadi, Executive Director of Red Army Watches and also Ms. Julianna Chai, Managing Director of Red Army Watches. Who shared their passion and knowledge for timepieces.
Mr Soemantri shared with us his mantra of keeping timepieces in it's pristine condition, which include :

1) Maintain a timepiece's appearance and durability by using a soft dry cloth to wipe off dirt and sweat from your timepiece's leather strap frequently after a day's wear
2) To reduce or eliminate perspiration that may sometimes lead to skin rashes, wear your timepiece slightly loose on the wrist. For sensitive skin, it is advisable to opt for steel bracelet instead. 
3) Prevent leather strap's texture from deteriorating by not soaking it or exposing it to water.
4) Avoid exposing the leather strap from direct sunlight, as it will cause discoloration
5) Store timepiece in well-ventilated area and never keep it in storage when it is still damp

A very good advice for life in general too, which can be applied to alot of things like your spouse or even house pets. If only I would have known point 4 when Mr Squiggles the Roborovski got taken by the sun.

So what is Red Army Watches? It isn't a brand of  watches itself but rather a boutique that carries several brands of watches. Think of it as the Sephora of watches.

We were also introduced to several ranges of timepieces they had :


Bauhaus Junkers 6070-5

A timepiece that gives tribute to two things, German engineer Hugo Junkers, who created the world's first practical all-metal aircraft (which back in the days were made out of paper mache) and the Bauhaus movement. A school in Germany that combined crafts and the fine arts. The anesthetics of Hugo's Junker aircraft was inspired largely by the Bauhaus movement.

The watch carries a domed hesalite crystal giving it that vintage look.

RSP: RM1,070.00


La Neuveville Limited Edition by RSW

This timepiece by RSW, La Neuveville the medieval city of Lake Biel, just celebrated its 700 anniversary in 2012.

"La Neuveville" with its simple and elegant vintage case perfectly illustrates the spirit of this historical town and allows RSW to add his own stone to the mosaic of famous watches in the region.

RRP: RM4,970.00


The Baikal Moonphase by Poljot

The “Baikal” is the most beautiful and also the deepest lake of the world (1637 m) and holds one fifth of all fresh water resources of the planet. 300 Siberian rivers flow into this lake! Its age is estimated about 30 million years.

RRP: RM4,124.00


Zeppelin 7608-1S 100 Years

Another german watch, The 100 Years Zeppelin. A brand name in honour of Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin. The creator of the huge airship with the same name, The Zeppelin

RRP: RM3,073.00

The Gnomonik GT ONE

With a rather interesting one hand dial design.The Gnomonik GT ONE is based on the vintage model of the sundial: Just one line is enough to indicate the time. Each incremental represents 15 minutes and displays 12 hours for each full cycle.

RSP: RM4,638.00

Sturmanskie Gagarin 50th Anniversary Chronograph Special Edition

Sturnmanskie, a watchmaker that made it's name by being The first watch worn to outerspace by Yuri Gagarin in 1969. This 50th Anniversary Special Edition gives homage to the first cosmonaut. Yuri Gagarin.

RSP : RM3,964.00

Appetizer buns.

Truffle Shoe-string Fries. Best fries I had to date, I think I probably finished 70% of it during one sitting.

The cocktails of the evening. Seduction & Flirtatious 

The main course : Lamb Rack. Not my favorite, would recommend another main dish besides this one.

Caesar's Salad

Filet Mignon, would have preferred this as my main course but by the time this arrived I was already quite full.

Nachos. Very generous amount of dip sauces, you can ask for more if it isn't enough for you.

Dessert : Creme Brulee with sides of sorbet

Location of Red Army Watches stores: 

1. Tropicana City Mall #L1-07 T: 603-7710 0218 
2. Pavilion KL #P4.04.00 T: 603-2145 0218
3. One Utama #G136 T: 603-7722 1336


Charmaine Pua said...

I miss the food there!!! XD

Ryan Mo said...

yea me too. Planning to go there again soon!

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