World Of Watches

5-star Langkawi trip with Bell & Ross

Our writer documents his journey to Langkawi to celebrate the launch of Bell & Ross’ Dive Watches.

Aug 25, 2018 | By

Day 1

If I was allowed to use one word to describe my trip, it would be overwhelming. Last month, Bell & Ross flew me to Langkawi to preview their latest collection from Baselworld and I was inundated by the luxury I had during the trip.

The clock’s hands pointed at ten and eight as my flight touched down at Langkawi International Airport. It was sunny when I stepped out of my flight. I had a feeling the trip gonna be good and I was not wrong.

After less than half an hour journey, we finally reached our accommodation – Four Seasons Resort Langkawi. Unfortunately, the rain started to lash down. The hotel staff was caring enough to shield us with umbrella and drove us into the resort with a buggy.

Inside, it was truly an oasis decorated with a backdrop of Insta-worthy beach view and dotted with villas. I was ushered to the arrival hall. The friendliness of the staffs, the tasty welcome drink and the idyllic setting instantly put me on cloud nine. Then, we adjourned to the Serai restaurant, a restaurant serving buffet meals to have lunch and headed back to my room afterwards.

I was given a room with a partial sea-view. The room was an epitome of opulence, which comprised a spacious room boasting a king size bed; an expansive dressing room consisting dressing area, double vanity, a toilet and an indoor bathroom; an outdoor terrazzo bathtub; and a personal patio with a partial beach view.

Partial sea-view ground floor pavilion

 

Bedroom

After a restful nap, I donned a resort outfit and got ready for the highlight of the day – Discover the evolution of Dive Instruments and the retrospective of Bell & Ross’ Dive Watches.

Hosted at Rhu Bar of Four Seasons Resort, booths were set up to showcase Bell & Ross’ Baselworld collection BR03-92 Diver Blue and limited edition BR03-92 Diver Bronze.

BR03-92 Diver Blue and BR03-92 Diver Bronze were the extended versions of BR03-92 Diver Black introduced back in 2017. Continued to cherish its glory of being the first brand to introduce square diving watch, Bell & Ross rolled out the two horological marvels in a row during Baselworld 2018.

Bell & Ross BR03-92 Diver showcase

BR03-92 Diver Blue

The trailblazing square diving watch BR03-92 Diver is a professional diving instrument that meets ISO 6425 standard, thanks to its capability of diving underwater up to 300 metres of depth. Aside from its impressive water resistance, it is also imbued with a calibre BR-CAL. 302. automatic mechanical heart, enclosed in a 42mm case. It also boasts White SuperLuminova® on its hour hand, minute hands and indices granting its legibility even underwater and under dark condition, defining a true diving watch.

That night was topped off with gourmet meals served exclusively by the Four Seasons’ chefs.

Day 2

After an English breakfast buffet at Serai restaurant, it was time for an exhilarating adventure at Kilim Geoforest Park. It was a two and a half hour tour which I visited mangrove swamp; abandoned charcoal mill where a troop of monkeys lived; Karst Hills where a flock of red eagles and sea eagles were seen hovering around; and bat cave.

In the afternoon, we popped in Kelapa Grill restaurant – an eatery surrounded by the emerald waters of the Andaman Sea – to sate our hunger for the afternoon. After we were done, Bell & Ross announced they were going to give a surprise in the evening.

Kilim Geoforest Park

Kilim Geoforest Park

Around 6 p.m., Bell & Ross drove us to the secret place in the rain. After half an hour journey, we rolled up at our destination – Ritz-Carlton Langkawi. There were plenty of buggies were already waiting there. We got on the buggy straight away and headed inside the resort. Then, we took a stroll along a hidden alley to get to the secret place.

Surprise unveiled: it was The Horizon, a lounge which perched above a rock with a picture-perfect sunset view. What’s more, there were models looking stunning with swimsuits and BR03-92 Diver watches welcomed us at the infinity pool.

After showering the models with the flashlight, I sat down and had plenty of delicacies such as satay, pad thai and mango sticky rice. As the day faded away, DJ amped up the party with upbeat music and I relished the moment drinking luscious champagne by the infinity pool. All these magnificent moments were preciously stored in my brain.

 
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