Flaunt it: it's high time for designer clocks

The Swallow clock from Taiwan's Haoshi Design

The time might be all around us - on our mobile phones, microwaves and televisions - but nothing beats telling it the old fashioned - or indeed newfangled - way; by table or wall clock.

Sunday, 4 November, 2012, 12:01am

About time: rare beauties

About time: rare beauties

If you nerdishly follow the news, you may have n

20 Oct 2012 - 11:34pm

About time: show of hands

About time: show of hands

16 Sep 2012 - 2:36am

Time to see what helps people tick

The HKTDC Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair is a meeting place of buyers and suppliers from around the world.

Presenting timepieces from luxury wristwatches to designs with a twist, and featuring international brands and local treasures, the 31st HKTDC Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair is a magnet for a global gathering of watchmakers, clock masters and enthusiasts.

5 Sep 2012 - 8:32am

Toybox: Double tourbillon watches

Toybox: Double tourbillon watches

Graff - MasterGraff Double Tourbillon GMT This 48mm timepiece is the latest addition to the MasterGraff collection. The case and dial are encrusted with diamonds, with 12 emeralds serving as the numbers. It has two self-winding tourbillons - one acts as a seconds indicator and powers the GMT indicator at nine o'clock, while the other drives the central hours and minutes display.

20 Aug 2012 - 10:12am

About time: perfect chiming

About time: perfect chiming


31 Aug 2012 - 7:12pm

Old timers

Attention timepiece enthusiasts: if Swiss watches are your thing and you have always dreamed of travelling the Silk Road, start digging in your dustiest drawers for the oldest West End watch you own.

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Master plan

It is remarkable how many of the key figures in the Renaissance were a dab hand at a number of disciplines. Leonardo da Vinci, for example, was feted as an artist, of course, but he wasn't too shabby when it came to engineering, science, music, geology, botany, architecture and cartography, to name a few of his skills.

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Frequent travellers

Breitling - Transocean Chronograph Unitime

20 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Up to speed

The Olympics are just weeks away and the thought of Usain Bolt breaking more records in the London rain will have many fans going weak at the knees. Bolt's world record for the men's 100 metres is a frankly ludicrous 9.58 seconds, which is about a minute faster than it takes me to put on my shoes in the morning.

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Unusual time display

HYT - H1

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Old timers

The fiasco over Facebook's initial public offering is indicative of the obsession with the 'new' and the 'next big thing'. It is perhaps ludicrous that a company such as Facebook, which has been around for a mere eight years, is worth almost US$100 billion, but then it's even harder to explain why Justin Bieber is so popular.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Father's Day watches

Cartier - Grand Complication Skeleton pocket watch

15 Jun 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

Rhythm and the rebels

As is the case with many success stories, the creators of Greubel Forsey watches had a more modest goal in mind when they started.

'It was more of a thought exercise; it wasn't to create a brand,' says Stephen Forsey, co-founder of the Swiss watchmaker. 'We were working in our spare time to solve problems and invent things that hadn't been invented yet.'

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am