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Time Watch signals mainland intent with IPO

The initial public offering of Time Watch Investments, a mid-priced watchmaker listed in Singapore before being privatised in 2011 and now tapping into the Hong Kong market, is a play on domestic Chinese consumption but the company's rising inventory could be cause for co

Thursday, 24 January, 2013, 4:58am

Time for something Swedish … watchmaker announces Asian invasion

Swedish watchmaker Sjoo Sandstrom has announced that it will launch its expansion into Asia from Hong Kong.

On Tuesday, chief executive Magnus Clevberger and watchmaker Christopher Hammarborg were in town to attend the brand's event at Scandinavian restaurant Finds in Tsim Sha Tsui.

6 Sep 2012 - 3:40am

Objects of desire

It used to be that women were short-changed when it came to mechanical timepieces but watchmakers are waking up to their interest in the cogs and wheels under the dial that were once thought to hold only the interest of men. This year's array of women's watches contain sophisticated mechanics, extensions to classic lines and beautiful pieces of watch jewellery.

18 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Master class for young hands

Nestled among old warehouses in the industrial neighbourhood of Lai Chi Kok is a small school dedicated to one of Switzerland's oldest traditions.

Here a group of young Chinese students spend eight-hour days learning a craft that dates back hundreds of years, with the hope that they will one day spread this knowledge to the generations that follow.

18 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Model back on the radar as watchmaker switches opening celebrations

It was a rough start for Tissot's store opening yesterday in Percival Street, Causeway Bay. Firstly, the Swiss watch brand was supposed to be opening its store in Nathan Road this week, but staff opted to open the new Hong Kong Island shop first because of construction work near the Tsim Sha Tsui space.

22 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Mastering the hands of time

In the 1970s, quartz clocks revolutionised the watchmaking industry. People predicted the death of mechanical watches, and watchmakers feared they would go out of business. But the exact opposite happened. Not only are mechanical watches still on the market, they have gained in value and skilled watchmakers are in demand across the world.

2 Jun 2011 - 12:00am