Time Watch signals mainland intent with IPO

Tung Koon-ming, chairman and chief executive of Time Watch Investments at yesterday's press conference in Hong Kong. Photo: Nora Tam

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

Sjoo Sandstrom's signature timepiece Chronolink

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

Detailed Dewitt

Swiss watchmaker Montres DeWitt has drawn on elements of the Pre-Raphaelite art movement, incorporating elements of womanhood, romanticism and nature to create the 'Golden Afternoon', an extraordinary collection unveiled at BaselWorld.

6 May 2011 - 12:00am

TVB actor and watch collector has plenty of time to wait for his dreams to come true

It's hard to tell whether TVB actor Moses Chan Ho is more passionate about acting or his hobbies. The self-proclaimed coffee connoisseur, who has a coffee show and a cafe guidebook to his name, has now revealed his other passion - a rather expensive one.

2 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

New faces for watch launch

Jacob & Co watch launch party

Where: Pacific Place

When: December 16

What: Watchmaker Jacob & Co held a party to unveil its latest watch collection. Models presented the watches and jewellery pieces for guests.

Who: Attending the party were Cecilia Yau, Charlotte Chen, Gigi Fu, Howard Chao and Pauline Yam.

28 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Time for brand to celebrate

As one of the most prestigious names in Swiss watchmaking, Breguet has a rich history of haute horology and it has courted royalty, politicians and military leaders among its clientele.

7 May 2010 - 12:00am

Principles at Maurice Lacroix

Independent watchmaker Maurice Lacroix starts off the decade with a new campaign to reposition itself in the market. With its Follow Your Convictions statement, it hopes to cut through marketing puffery and reach an audience in tune with the brand's own beliefs: people that are discerning, intelligent and not driven by status symbols.

7 May 2010 - 12:00am

Every second counts

The sailing season has begun - the wind and current conditions on the South China Sea are about as stable as they can get - and the right timepiece can be a sailor's best friend when it comes to facing the elements.

4 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Jennifer Tse and Andy On keep lips sealed on love talk

Rumours have been circulating recently about a romantic affair between celebrity model Jennifer Tse Ting-ting and actor Andy On Chi-kit (both pictured below). The two, who were introduced through Tse's older actor brother Nicholas Tse Ting-fung, are said to have moved in together and have gained real celebrity-couple status.

23 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Modern makeover

Girard-Perregaux's Tourbillon with Three Bridges collection is an icon in the watchmaker's catalogues, famed for its architectural artwork. This year, the watchmaker added a new member to the series.

The model is significant to the watchmaker because it has been in production the longest out of all of its collections.

5 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Die-hard Enthusiasts

Watch enthusiasts keen to share their passion with like-minded souls will be able to do so with The Art of Time Club, which relaunched last Sunday to serve its members and trade and watch journalists.

The club was launched by FH Promotion, a wholly owned company of the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry, nine years ago.

5 Mar 2009 - 12:00am