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Diving Watch

Dive talking

There are extreme sports and then there are extremely silly extreme sports. Take rock climbing, for example. You have traditional rock climbing, which involves ascending a cliff face with lots of gear attaching you to it, at a health and safety certified site.

Sunday, 29 July, 2012, 12:00am

Deep dive

Tudor - Pelagos

The 42mm case of this timepiece (inquiries: 2249 8833) is made of titanium and steel with a satin finish. Water-resistant to 500 metres, it has a helium valve for pressure changes and a black ceramic unidirectional rotating bezel with luminescent numerals. The titanium bracelet and additional rubber strap can extend if being worn over a wetsuit.

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Crowning achievement

Inspiring and utilitarian, Ball Watch has what it takes to make precision timepieces. Its story began when American Watchmaker Webster C. Ball was tasked by the United States railways to help keep the trains running safely, and he began implementing standardisations and systems to ensure all timekeeping was as consistent and precise as possible.

4 May 2012 - 12:00am

Star struck

The Death Star was always a case of over-egging the pudding. Sure, on paper the idea of a planet-sized weapon capable of destroying whole worlds looks great but in reality the huge amount of research and planning, and then the astronomical build costs created what was, in the end, a pretty large target. But it looked great, right?

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Mean medium

There is no such thing as a happy medium, or so the saying goes.

29 May 2011 - 12:00am

Women's movement equal to men's

For years, women have had to be content with quartz movements because none of the complications could be made small enough to fit into any of the dainty cases that could sit elegantly on their wrists.

6 May 2011 - 12:00am

Remaining faithful to tradition

Women's watches at BaselWorld this year fell cleanly into either the complication or the fashion category. Gone were the identity crises from last year when brands tried to do too much.

8 May 2009 - 12:00am

Crystal gazing

Dennis Yeung is managing director of Oriental Watch, one of the leading watch retailers in Hong Kong. The company specialises in brands such as IWC, Omega, Rolex, Tudor and Vacheron Constantin.

Compared with previous years, how was the showing at BaselWorld 2009?

8 May 2009 - 12:00am

Staying nautical Edox

Edox celebrated its 125th anniversary this year by releasing a model that adheres to its usual nautical theme and another watch that, strangely enough, does not work too well.

8 May 2009 - 12:00am

The metro

Watches are great. They are nice to look at, nice to touch and just feel great on the wrist. The best thing about them is that each one is so different - the size, the weight, the texture and the colour.

Being able to tell the time is just a bonus.

15 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Surviving extreme conditions adds value

Testing watches for use in extreme conditions is a realm in which compromise plays no part. The more punishment the timepiece can take, the more durable, dependable and valuable it will be to the owner.

9 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Thrilling ride at show-stopper of an auction

A Swiss buyer paid the highest price ever for an Omega watch - 413,700 Swiss francs (HK$2.65 million) - at the recent Omegamania auction, held in Geneva on April 14 and 15.

18 May 2007 - 12:00am

What to do when your watch

There are generally two kinds of watches: Fashion watches that you wear for a while and throw away when they are no longer fashionable, and finely-crafted timepieces that you own for life and pass on for generations.

14 Nov 2003 - 12:00am