I'm in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, for work and decided to check out some watch shops as one does when you're on a work trip. While some may have perceptions of Bangkok's seedy side, which is still very much there, there is the beautiful cultural aspect as well as it's vibrant economic development. Thailand is becoming wealthier and they want to consume, consume, consume!
Watches are becoming a bigger thing here. There is an AP House in Bangkok, but not in Singapore. A. Lange and Sohne have a presence albeit a smaller boutique and an AD of independent watches just set up a new boutique as well. Finally, VC just opened a beautiful new boutique in one of the higher end malls, Siam Paragon. Of course, you have your various Rolex, Tudor, Tag, IWC, Patek boutiques and ADs as well as the more affordable side of things - from Seiko to Nivada Grenchen to Zenith.
Check out this historic VC minute repeater pocket watch that was owned by King Rama V from the late 1800s! He was a Vacheron fan.
Tag had this sleek Night Driver in their new, huge boutique.
At Sincere Haute Horology, or SHH as they're branded, they had an amazing selection of higher end Breguets, a Breitling B01 in a blue limited edition made for the Thai market, some crazy bejeweled, Vantablack, full rose gold Streamliners, and many Credors! This was the first time that I've seen these in the metal.
Eichi II - Porcelain dials either in white or blue, hand painted indices/credor name (crazy), spring drive, and hand finishing that rivals Philippe Dufour's legendary Simplicity watch.
Also, this limited Credor with a black lacquer dial and extremely thin (0.2mm) slices of mother of pearl. it doesn't photograph well, but the way it shimmers is beautiful.
I highly encourage anyone to go visit Bangkok's Siam Paragon, Central world for some solid watch shopping.
Avid watch wearer, not collector. Like my children, I love all of my watches equally, but I love my Lange the best.