Jewel Changi Airport: Watch and jewellery stores from the trendy to the traditional
Ok first let's just admit that we're mainly there for the food – it's a toss-up between Shake Shack and A&W – and that epic indoor waterfall that's completely taken over Instagram, but Jewel Changi Airport has got loads of other stuff.
Of course there's a whole gamut of fashion stores to get your style game on but hey no trip to this colossal retail heaven will be complete without moseying in on one of its many watch and jewellery boutiques. I mean, it's called Jewel, isn't it?
Stepping into the Franck Muller boutique feels less like you're in a shop and more like you've entered the home of a watchmaker – a very creative and flamboyant one. This one-of-a-kind concept sets Franck Muller apart from other watch brands and is synonymous with its customer-first service ethos. Every boutique is a home of the brand and every watch lover, a guest.
Through its doors you will find the latest Vanguard novelties and the iconic Cintree Curvex line, along with staples such as the Master Square and Long Island collections. Especially for its Jewel Changi Airport boutique, Franck Muller has created an exclusive model in tangerine orange with a diamond-paved case.
DIAMANTI PER TUTTI
If you like jewellery that's stylish and precious without being OTT, make a beeline for Diamanti Per Tutti. This young Belgium jeweller made its way into Singapore just recently in February and already people are fawning over its creative designs which can be anything from clean and minimalist to quirky statement pieces. Shop the latest Buena Suerte collection here
SINCERE FINE WATCHES
Here's where you can find an extensive range of A-list luxury timepieces from brands such as Omega, Panerai, IWC, Blancpain, TAG Heuer and Tudor, along with an eclectic array of independents, think Bremont, Armin Strom, Graham and new-to-market label Lundis Bleus. Favourites like Hamilton, Rado and Tissot complete the luxury experience.
Proof that nice watches can be had at every price point, Aptimos offers a selection of casual and fashion brands ranging from Citizen, Daniel Wellington, Guess, Festina, Nixon and everybody's favourite, drumroll... Casio! Shop the hottest G-Shock and Baby G models – and if you're feeling adventurous, the latest connected watches by Garmin.
CHOW TAI FOOK
Say what you like about traditional Chinese jewellers but solid gold keeps its value even after you're long gone. Chow Tai Fook is exactly the kind of old-school jeweller that makes the gaudiest 24K gold lovebird figurines. But it also has a pretty decent selection of white gold and diamond jewellery that wouldn't look out of place in any corporate setting. Got a friend who's into OL fashion? This place is a gold mine – literally.