Father's Day watches

Cartier - Grand Complication Skeleton pocket watch

Friday, 15 June, 2012, 12:00am

Big deals

Austerity! Austerity! Austerity! It's the word on everyone's lips at the moment, just like Disco! Disco! Disco! was circa 1976. I know which of those two words we all prefer, but it's hard to ignore the economic doom and gloom. The lesson we must all learn is to live within our means and tone down the brashness and the conspicuous consumption.

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am


Jaeger-LeCoultre - Deep Sea Vintage Chronograph

27 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Ahead of the game

Amazingly, competitive eating is now a televisual event. I hesitate to call it a sport, as the idea of eating as many hotdogs or burgers as possible faster than a horde of ravenous competitors is, well, nutritionally questionable and athletically suspect.

18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Classy chronographs

Functional, practical and very often good-looking, the chronograph appeals to a wide demographic. In its earliest years, the chronograph was an important tool used only by professionals, such as scientists and sportsmen and women, to measure time, but as the development of the complication advanced, so did its appeal.

18 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Retro chic

1 Rolex

Cosmograph Daytona

First introduced in 1963, the iconic Daytona has been updated with a monobloc ceramic bezel accented with pink gold, while retaining the style and shape that made it a favourite of car-racing enthusiasts.

2 Baume & Mercier


9 Nov 2011 - 12:00am


Richard Mille - RM038 Tourbillon Bubba Watson

16 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Partners in chime

IT MAY seem redundant to adorn something beautiful with superfluous beauty. However, there are times when a little gilding is essential - particularly when it comes to luxury goods and expensive toys. And why not go further and gild that new yacht, car or bike with an appropriately fashioned luxury timepiece?

5 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Into the black

Fashion is just confusing. A quick flick through any men's magazine and one is inundated with the supposed hot new trends, this year's must-haves and the colour that will define the season. Is grey still the new black? Or is it back to brown? Navy blue, perhaps? Unsurprisingly, it's not hot pink but we may have come full circle and, rather absurdly, black is once again the new black.

24 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Fly boys

Let's not kid ourselves. Films this summer have ranged from mediocre to downright abysmal. Super 8? Middling. Thor? Pointless. Green Lantern? Abject. Transformers: Dark of the Moon? Possibly the worst film ever made. And guess what's coming next? The Footloose remake. I think I need a lie down.

17 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Unusual Watches

Hermes - The H-our Large Size

8 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Timeless timepieces

Bonhams' largest modern timepiece auction in Hong Kong to date features more than 200 lots of wristwatches, pocket watches and clocks worth more than HK$18 million.

Among men's wristwatches, lot 1024, Patek Philippe Ref. 5970J manual wind perpetual calendar with chronograph tops the list with its classic and elegant design, estimated at HK$900,000 to HK$1.3 million.

20 May 2011 - 12:00am



6 May 2011 - 12:00am

Wrapped in a coil

It has been a remarkable year for watchmakers at Bulgari. The Italian jewellery house has not only launched a special edition collection in partnership with one of the world's most renowned rugby teams - the New Zealand All Blacks - but has worked equally hard on reinterpreting some of its more classic models and updated its line of Serpenti women's watches.

6 May 2011 - 12:00am

Creative Hublot

Founded in 1980 by Carlo Crocco, Swiss brand Hublot doesn't let collectors down with its creative designs and business swagger. The brand's first watch, named simply the Hublot, boasted the first natural rubber strap in the watchmaking industry.

6 May 2011 - 12:00am