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...

A brief history of Rolex's GMT-Master

AIRLINE pilots were among the first to wear the Rolex GMT-Master, launched in 1955 when intercontinental travel was expanding rapidly. The two-time-zone watch with the striking red and blue bezel - also the colours of the Pepsi-Cola logo - was designed for the pilots.

Style icons

THE Portugieser Perpetual Calendar (Ref IW503406) is the first watch in IWC's current Portugieser collection that has a perpetual calendar - one developed by the brand's highly respected watchmaker Kurt Klaus in the 1980s - encased in platinum. ...

Favourites and key creations

CHRONOGRAPH watches are usually made for car lovers - and it's only natural that car lovers like Wihelm Schmid also love chronographs. "If I have to stick with one watch, it has to be a chronograph," the chief executive of A Lange & Sohne tells you...

Tough cookies

LUMINOX'S Navy SEAL series has proven to be as tough - and enduring - as the US Navy SEALs that the watch collection is named after...

Horological jellyfish

MB&F's "Aquapod" in a titanium case with a green sapphire crystal bezel is the latest version of the independent brand's Horological Machine No 7, which first appeared in 2017 in a red gold case with black ceramic bezel and a titanium case with blue ceramic bezel...

A collection which does Minerva proud

MINERVA turns 160 years old this year. The Swiss watch manufacturer has been known for highly accurate stop watches and chronographs. Now it's part of Montblanc and produces its movements and complicated watches...

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...

Upgrades for two stars

THE names are enough to grab your attention - what's more with the complications thrown in...

Striking figures

WHILE Bulgari continues to slim down its masculine Octo watch line, the Italian brand hasn't forgotten the women. Two new models - Lvcea Tubogas and Lvcea Skeleton - have been added to Bulgari's Lvcea collection for ladies, first introduced in 2014...

Going beyond 100% ethical gold

CHOPARD wants gold-mine operators to be more mindful of the environment and the welfare of their workers.

The new Santos gets a modern makeover

PATEK Philippe and Girard-Perregaux were thought to be among the first to produce timepieces for the wrist in the 19th century. But wristwatches of that period were known essentially to be pocket watches adapted for the wrist.

More comfy on the wrist

YOU can tell the difference best when the new Rolex Deepsea is strapped on your wrist. It's more comfortable, stable and secure than the past two models...

A second act

IT wasn't the second coming of Steve Jobs, but there were broad similarities...

Remaining in perfect shape, 50 years on

IT'S GOLD, AND LOOKS like a cross between a circle and a rectangle, hence its name Ellipse d'Or or Golden Ellipse. It's not as well-known these days among Patek Philippe timepieces, but the Golden Ellipse is actually the brand's oldest line after the iconic Calatrava, which was...

Still crazy after all these years

THE name "Franck Muller" brings to mind watches with tonneau-shaped cases. Yet while the four-cornered barrel-shaped cases of Franck Muller timepieces are more distinctive, thanks to their complicated curves, they are not unique. Also, not all Franck Muller watches come in tonneau-shaped...

A new sporty model

FP JOURNE always has a fresh movement to offer when he unveils a new watch. With his latest, the Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante, you may overlook it. The reason is most likely to be the metal bracelet.