Independent watchmaker HYT has opened their first stand-along boutique in Kuala Lumpur’s luxury mall, Starhill Gallery in Malaysia, cementing the brand’s presence in South East Asia.
An austere yet luxurious space of over 1200sqft, the new HYT boutique provides insight into the brand’s world of fluid technology. “We have a fantastic location in Starhill Gallery Adorn Floor and wanted to make the most of it,” said HYT’s Artistic Director, Xavier Casals.
In October 2014, HYT opened a hub in Singapore as a strategic decision to target the very heart of one of its key market, South East Asia.
HYT CEO Vincent Perriard commented, “Starhill Gallery epitomises luxury and sophistication and we are very happy to be here. Starhill Gallery is an established institution and a trusted source of inspiration that, in the challenging and competitive industry of luxury fashion, adroitly position the brands it houses’.
To inaugurate the store, on 4 February 2016 , a cocktail reception was held inside, in the presence of Tan Sri (Dr.) Francis Yeoh, Group Managing Director of YTL Corporation Berhad. Rising young star Hannah Lo served as MC for more than 60 guests.
On the occasion, Tan Sri Francis Yeoh spoke, “Starhill Gallery is continuously on the lookout for dynamic and niche brands to offer its loyal customers; brands that offer something different, something qualitative, something unique. HYT is that and we welcome them to the family and look forward to further innovations and amazing developments from the Hydro Mechanical Horologists in the years to come.”