Last week in Singapore, Breitling hosted the visit of Stephanie Gilmore and Sally Fitzgibbons, two brilliantly talented Australian surfers who share the brand’s deep and long-held commitment to maintain clean oceans and beaches.
The two Australian surfers along with surfing legend and 11-time World Surf League Champion Kelly Slater form the trio that make up the Surfer Squad, one of three thematic pillars under which the Swiss Manufacture has aligned the marketing for its different watch collections. These sets of brand ambassadors forming three-person groups are comprised of recognized masters in their respective professions.
Stephanie has won the World Championships on the Women’s ASP World Tour six times, while Sally Fitzgibbons at the age of 14 became the youngest surfer to win an ASP Pro Junior event. She has continued to set records throughout her junior years, and won two World Junior Championships titles. Sally qualified for the World Surfing Tour in 2009, finishing in the top five a total of nine times, and has been runner-up in the World Championships three times, achieving ten WSL World Tour victories.
On the occasion, which was timed alongside Breitling's regional press presentation of its new all-encompassing strategy since Georges Kern took the helm slightly over a year ago, saw the two Australian surfers visit the brand's new boutique at Marina Bay Sands. The retail space features Breitling's new industrial loft concept for its stores. The design is an artful, modern interpretation of the stylish spaces that characterize mid-twentieth-century industrial buildings, whilst creating an intimate ambience.
Styling: Allyson Klass
Photography: Rui Liang of Lightspade Studio
Photography Assistant: Lionel Lim
Hair - Andrea Claire, using Dyson and DesignMeHair
Makeup - Alex T