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Luxury Brands

Celebrating centuries of excellence

Vacheron Constantin has good reason to be proud of its anniversaries. As one of the few horological brands boasting an uninterrupted history of more than 250 years, the make, founded in 1755, is still going strong.

Wednesday, 14 March, 2012, 12:00am

Jackie Chan inspires limited edition

From pocket watches to clocks, brands are vying to showcase horological creations that reinterpret the dragon motif to coincide with the Year of the Dragon.

One is Richard Mille, which launched the RM057 - Tourbillon Dragon-Jackie Chan, inspired by the Chinese action star.

14 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

fun & games

Chassis leather petanque set by Dunhill (

Prada 3.0 smartphone (HK$6,300) by LG

DA-E750 docking station by Samsung (

Galaxy Beam projector phone by Samsung (

Tennis bag by Loro Piana (

Tennis racket and cover (HK$12,800) by Chanel

9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

smart moves

A model gets the backstage treatment and on the runway at Ermenegildo Zegna

Bag by Dolce & Gabbana (

Vivienne Westwood

Handkerchiefs (HK$590 each) by Simonnot-Godard, available at Harvey Nichols

Bow tie by Louis Vuitton (

9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

solar powered

Bag (HK$2,500) by Dolce & Gabbana

Sunglasses by Bottega Veneta (

Flip Flops by Mark Jacobs (

Multistripe trim towel by Paul Smith (

Hats (HK$1,200) by Lanvin

Shoes by Christian Louboutin (

Shorts by Zegna (

9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Perfect fit

It is almost exactly a year to the day since Kim Jones walked into his new studios at Louis Vuitton in Paris. It marked his realisation of a decade-long dream to work for the luxury brand, one that began the moment he walked through the glass doors of Vuitton's swish Paris headquarters with a portfolio under his arm.

9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Elegantly covered

Knit by Missoni ( Pants by Z Zegna ( Trenchcoat by Etro (

Shirt and pants both by Etro ( Knit by Valentino ( Hat by Borsalino (

Shirt and pants both by Bottega Veneta ( Jacket by Salvatore Ferragamo (

9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Winning edge

Creating a sporty watch isn't difficult, but sports-themed watches are a little tricker; a combination of the right association, a fitting tribute and an overall decent watch. But with the Olympics round the corner, and major sports like football, tennis and Formula One being big business, sports watches are starting to shape up.

Omega London 2012

9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

The goods

Class apart

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

It's in the details

When it comes to fine jewellery, there's only one philosophy that designer Lorenz B?umer believes in: 'I always insist that women wear the jewellery, no matter the price,' he says. 'It's not made to be displayed; it's made to be worn and felt good about.'

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am



2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

heavy metals

Left: Antigona bag (HK$18,300) by Givenchy and the spring-summer 2012 collection (right) from John Hardy

Merry Dior necklace, with crystal stone set in silver and gold chain (HK$12,500) by Dior

Metallic SS12 looks from (far left) Victor & Rolf and Elie Saab and shoes (right) by Louis Vuitton

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Fashionable foundations

IN CENTURY'S past, the great patrons for the arts were royalty, the aristocracy and the church. Michelangelo would not have painted the Sistine Chapel if it weren't for the commission from Pope Julius II, nor Velasquez, Rubens and Van Dyck's masterpieces but for the patronage of European royalty and aristocracy.

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Time for another watch boutique opening

Swiss watch brand TAG Heuer celebrated the grand opening of its boutique in the IFC Mall with a ceremony officiated by Giorgio Sarne, general manager of LVMH Watch & Jewellery Hong Kong, Taiwanese actor Chang Chen and girl-about-town Lynn Xiong Dailin.

29 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Having a ball to mark charity's 25th year

The Hong Kong Cancer Fund's annual charity ball, one of the city's grandest and most anticipated social events, adopted a glamorous, 1920s' cruise-inspired theme for its 25th anniversary. The ball was held at ArtisTree in Quarry Bay on Saturday and attracted about 500 guests.

28 Feb 2012 - 12:00am