Guests find time to be put in the picture, then wind down at party

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 11 October, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 11 October, 2011, 12:00am


Swiss luxury watch brand Audemars Piguet hosted a soiree at Harbour City to launch its Jules Audemars collection. Guests dressed up to the nines to check out The Art of Timeless Precision photo exhibition that coincided with Friday's launch, then moved on to a gala party at the nearby Marco Polo hotel's Cucina restaurant.

The exhibition featured 20 images inspired by timepieces, created by students from the Hong Kong branch of the Savannah College of Art and Design and the Beijing Film Academy. The exhibition will move on to the high-end Shin Kong Place mall in Beijing on Friday, where it will stay until October 23.

The brand's Hong Kong and China chief executive, David von Gunten, seemed to enjoy the party, chatting with glamorous ladies including model Lisa Selesner and actress Christy Chung Lai-tai.

While most guests were entertained by the live band performing Rat Pack's swing classics, Chung wasn't quite in the mood for a slow dance.

The Beijing-based beauty denied rumours that she had dived into a new relationship following her recent divorce from Taiwanese musician Jon Yen, despite the publication of paparazzi photos showing her holding hands with a male friend.

'People are really sensitive,' she said. 'Everyone who knows me knows that I'm a very Westernised girl. Hugging and holding hands is normal behaviour. It doesn't mean he's my boyfriend just because we are holding hands.'

Chung said she liked being single. 'I enjoy having this kind of freedom. I will let you know when I have a boyfriend.'