The Hour Glass Limited is a leading premier luxury watch retail group in Asia and an avid supporter of local heritage.
In 2015, at a fundraising auction organised by eminent Swiss watch manufacturer, Patek Philippe, The Hour Glass successfully won a closed auction bid for the Farquhar Collection Dome Clock.
The full proceeds were donated to National Museum of Singapore (NMS) to enhance its exhibition offerings and programmes. In 2016, The Hour Glass generously donated the Farquhar Collection Dome Clock to the NMS for its opening of the revamped Glass Rotunda alongside two new permanent installations.
The Farquhar Collection Dome Clock was specially created and designed by Patek Philippe Genève to commemorate Singapore’s 50th year of independence the same year. This unique dome clock was inspired by the NMS’ prized William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings, which consists of 477 drawings depicting the flora and fauna in Singapore and the neighbouring region in the early 19th century.
Farquhar Collection Dome Clock