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Raising the alarm

It's a wonder how certain writers achieve success. I challenge anyone with sound judgment not to be flabbergasted by the continued popularity of Dan Brown.

Sunday, 4 September, 2011, 12:00am

Raising the alarm

It's a wonder how certain writers achieve success. I challenge anyone with sound judgment not to be flabbergasted by the continued popularity of Dan Brown. The same goes for Agatha Christie, the world's best-selling author no less, which is amazing considering her novels are insufferably dull. Take her book The Seven Dials Mystery.

4 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Sheer genius

Discovery is the best channel on television. And Shark Week is, undoubtedly, the best week of themed TV. Discovery Channel is as informative as it is entertaining and the best shows are those that feature grotesque creatures that live at the bottom of the ocean - you know, the ones with huge eyes, jutting teeth and transparent bodies. Yes, transparency in all its freaky glory.

7 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

No time for marriage blues as Nicholas Tse displays cheerful stoicism

Camera batteries must have died out quickly at the ORIS event in the W hotel on last Thursday, at which heartthrob Nicholas Tse Ting-fung was the official ambassador for the Swiss mechanical watchmaker.

25 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Sea world

Nautical types have always needed to keep precise track of time for navigation purposes. And, while technology has come a long way from sextants and almanacs, the fascination horologists have with the sea remains unchanged.

7 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Rendezvous with Oris and Liu bolin

Works by the Swiss watch brand and Chinese artist (including Hiding in the City - China Chinese Courtyard, about) exploring the concept of time, Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm, Galerie du Monde, 108 Ruttonjee Centre, 11 Duddell St, Central. Inquiries: 2525 0529. Ends Sept 27

7 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Guiding light

No matter how exquisite your timepiece may be, it won't be much use in the dark without illumination. The two most common solutions are push-button lighting and luminescent paint, but the former can be inconvenient while the latter tends to work only for a limited time. Now, though, there are materials - some previously reserved for military use - that glow brighter and last longer.

13 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Show and tell

Why spend HK$1 million on a complicated watch movement if nobody can see what's going on? That question can be dodged by acquiring a skeleton watch, where all the action is on display.

16 May 2010 - 12:00am

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