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Fresh hands for winning concept

Harry Winston has a track record of working with world-famous watchmakers such as Greubel Forsey and Jean-Marc Wiederrecht on each year's Opus watch, so this year's collaborator comes as a surprise.

Friday, 4 May, 2012, 12:00am

Fresh hands for winning concept

Harry Winston has a track record of working with world-famous watchmakers such as Greubel Forsey and Jean-Marc Wiederrecht on each year's Opus watch, so this year's collaborator comes as a surprise. Opus 12 is the brainchild of the low-profile French watchmaker Emmanuel Bouchet, who co-founded the watchmaking company Centagora in 2008.

4 May 2012 - 12:00am

Founder's craft lives on

Clock and watchmaker Pierre Jaquet-Droz created timepieces that were works of art rather than mere tools to tell the time.

4 May 2012 - 12:00am

Time

Watch the clock

8 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

A passion for keeping time

For thousands of years people have been seeking to measure time. Sundials, water clocks, hourglasses, pendulums - they were all invented for this purpose. Yet it was not until the invention of spring-driven clocks in Germany in the early 16th century that time could be kept accurately for days on end, come rain or shine.

15 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

notes from the dorm

Ever heard of the reality TV show The Apprentice? This is a show in which the participants compete to run some of the wealthy host's businesses.

If they generate a profit with a sound business concept, they will be offered a job with the host.

11 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Reverse action

Slipping back in time sometimes seems possible for the owners of a retrograde watch, so named because the hour and date hands leap back to their starting point once they reach the last second of a cycle, instead of completing a 360-degree clockwise revolution. Seeing the hand of the timepiece rebound creates the irresistible sensation of erasing the past; a visual treat for watch lovers.

18 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Clock a Carat for LKF countdown

New Year's Eve in Lan Kwai Fong was a little different this year - they had a clock to focus people's attention on the big countdown. 'What normally happens is you'd have people at one end of Lan Kwai Fong shout 'Happy New Year', then a bunch of people on the other side shout 'Happy New Year,' Scott Thompson explained. 'Everybody's clocks were off, so you'd have like 15 New Years.'

5 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Polishing to perfection

Frank Muller, Glashutte Original president

What was the first watch you owned? At the age of six my parents gave me a wooden clock with coloured numerals and individually adjustable hands so I could learn to tell the time.

14 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Timely designs

From modern and quirky to stylish and sophisticated, there is a clock to fit every personality. Those who admire the elegance of grandfather clocks will go for the Geneva Clock Cabinet from Tequila Kola, which stands at 2 metres high and comes with a handsome cabinet.

18 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Rock meets classical

The crowd went wild as rapper Ghost Souljah emerged onstage. As the audience cheered and whistled, the artist started his signature rapping, accompanied by two hip hop dancers.

30 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

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