Singapore non-oil exports jump 8.3% in October

SINGAPORE'S non-oil domestic exports (NODX) jumped 8.3 per cent in October over a year ago, extending September's 8.1 per cent rise - thanks to an increase in non-electronic NODX which overweighed a continued dip in electronic domestic exports...

Best In Show

IT’S COMPLICATED. SO much so that a highly complex astronomical watch that shows the position of the earth in relation to the moon and sun took the top prize at the watch world’s equivalent of the Oscars.

Checks And Balances

IN A FOUNDATION dedicated to promoting the watch industry, no one can tell you the time if you ask. That’s because no one working there, including top management, wears a watch.
ASEAN SUMMIT 2018

Businesses must do their part for greater Asean integration: PM Lee

BEING beneficiaries of Asean integration and openness, Asean businesses should get used to and embrace more competition in their home markets for greater access to other Asean countries in return, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Monday.

Singapore bucks global trend; draws more investments in H1

MULTINATIONAL corporations were still pumping more money into factories and offices in Singapore in the first six months of the year, even as they slashed global investments at the same time.

The Maverick

He’s already known for the unorthodox “horological machines” he and his friends have created. But his avant garde Swiss watch brand Max Busser & Friends (MB&F) also rejects the very growth model that virtually everyone in the watch business adopts.

Flexible working could contribute S$54.8b to Singapore economy by 2030

A STUDY of flexible working in 16 markets has found that this non-traditional working arrangement could contribute S$54.8 billion to the Singapore economy come 2030.

Flexible working projected to contribute S$54.8b to Singapore economy by 2030: study

A STUDY of flexible working in 16 key markets has found that the shift to this non-traditional working arrangement will raise its contribution to the Singapore economy to S$54.8 billion by 2030, up from S$27.3 billion currently.

Entrepreneurship is the heart of all economies, says OSIM founder

THE question raised at a forum on entrepreneurship on Tuesday night is this: Are we over-romanticising entrepreneurship?

Star Power

​YEARS AGO, AS I pondered the purchase of a Patek Philippe Aquanaut, I happened to spot the same watch on Paul McCartney’s wrist in a random photo. That made up my mind for me. If the former Beatle - whom I idolized - wore it, I absolutely had to have it.

Code Appeal

WHEN FRENCH FASHION house Chanel decided to create a watch version of its iconic 2.55 bag, the result was the Chanel Code Coco, framed in a stainless steel case held by a steel bracelet.

Pay in Singapore tipped to rise 4.0% in 2019

WHILE pay for the Asia-Pacific region as a whole is tipped to continue on a gentle upward trend in 2019, rising 5.9 per cent on average, the increase in Singapore is likely to stay the same as in 2018.
TIMEPIECE

Slim elegance

Audemars Piguet’s RD#2 is impossibly thin for such a complicated timepiece
TIMEPIECE

Timeless legacy

Early Patek Philippe World Time watches were made by independent watchmaker Louis Cottier

Embodying The Spirit Of IWC

IWC'S NEW FACTORY sits on the outskirts of Schaffhausen in Switzerland - a monument to technological progress in contrast to the charms of the historic town it sits in. All sleek and minimalist in glass and metal, it looks more like a luxurious designer bungalow than a working factory that...

Novelty Timepieces

The Vintage Rally Healy Chronograph, in a limited edition of 2,888 pieces, is the product of Frederique Constant's tie-up with Austin Healey - and a celebration of its automobiles. Frederique Constant has been in collaboration with the British sports car maker for 14 years, with the watch...

Precision Machinery

WE READ SO much about how smart watches are such a big threat to mechanical timepieces, yet we hardly hear of their impact on quartz watches. That doesn't mean the makers of analog timepieces are ignorant of the new digital gadgets, or not bothered by them...

Singapore remains the top choice for US investments in Asia

SINGAPORE remains the biggest catchment area for American direct investments in Asia. Some US$15 billion were poured into factories and offices in the city state last year, raising the level of investments from the United States to a book value of US$274.3 billion in Singapore - more than the...

Singapore still the top choice for US investments in Asia

SINGAPORE remains the biggest catchment area for American direct investments in Asia. Some US$15 billion were poured into factories and offices in the city state last year, raising the level of investments from the United States to a book value of US$274.3 billion in Singapore - more than the...

Lunar wonder

OMEGA'S Speedmaster watches are out of this world - literally. Some of the Speedmaster models have passed Nasa's extreme tests and were picked for its space missions...

The All-Bling Rolex Daytona

ROLEX'S Oyster Perpetual Cosmography Daytona is one of the truly iconic timepieces of today - and it is definitely among the best-known chronograph watches on the planet. The watch comes in many versions: stainless steel, white gold, yellow gold and Rolex's interpretation of pink gold -...

Swiss watch exports post best half-yearly showing in six years

EXPORTS of Swiss luxury watches in the January-June period posted their strongest first-half growth in six years, led by higher demand in Asia and the United States.

Keeping things ticking along nicely

EIGHT years on, Wilhelm Schmid appears to be still going strong at A Lange & Sohne. Along with Nicolas Bos at Van Cleef & Arpels, the former BMW car executive is about the only chief executive who survived the shake-up of Swiss luxury Richemont's top management in the past two years,...

Versatility is key here

OFFICINE Panerai went slim when it rolled out the Luminor Due watch line in 2016. Two years after, the new collection has also gone small.

Beauty on the wrist

TUDOR'S first divers' watch looks like its Rolex counterpart. It's even named the Submariner, like Rolex's, and is attached with a crown that has the Rolex logo on it...