SHANGHAI TANG Scuba Class 888 splashed into Shanghai Tang Raffles City, Singapore at the aqua-themed Media Launch last Wednesday. A vibrant sporty and water resistant summer watch, The Scuba Class 888 is a fine blend of Chinese power and creativity.
Shanghai Tang's Executive Chairman Raphaël le Masne de Chermont was present to grace the Singapore Launch. An aquarium with Scuba 888 watches were displayed prominently at the store front.
Amidst Blue lagoon cocktails and canapés, guests were introduced to Shanghai Tang Scuba Class 888, the first diving watch inspired primarily by China's innovations in underwater engineering.
Taking inspiration from Yuan Class Type 041, the newest diesel-electric submersible watercraft in the People's Liberation Army Navy with the black and white graphics of gauges and machinery details, Scuba Class 888 is sleek, robust and modern.
The stainless steel case, 44mm in diameter is crafted with a transparent back to showcase its 22-jewel automatic mechanical movement. It also features a unique screw down crown engraved with Shanghai Tang's star motif, and guarantees water resistance up to a depth of 888 feet.
Eight, the most auspicious of all numbers in Chinese culture, is highlighted as the only number represented as a Chinese character (八) on the dial. The all-black watch face features strong white numerals and luminescent minute and hour hands with additional details, like the second hand, are accented in bold orange or royal blue.
Shanghai Tang Scuba Class 888 watches retails at S$800 and are available in gun metal with a royal blue or orange polyurethane strap, or in all black exclusively at Shanghai Tang Boutiques located at Takashimaya, Raffles City Singapore and Marina Bay Sands.