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XXIV Twenty-Four 2013

XXIV magazine brings together 24 of the region's most celebrated and influential names to discuss their concept of time.

Jewellers focus on preserving age-old craftsmanship while reinventing their signature innovations

A Boucheron artisan works on the Bouquet d’Ailes necklace.

Through cycles of boom and bust, jewellery has proven to be a buoy of glamour and innovation.

Tuesday, 12 November, 2013, 8:59pm

Durable ceramic is the modern material of desire

OMEGA Speedmaster: Fashioned out of ceramic and black zirconium oxide ceramic, Omega's "Dark Side of the Moon" is inspired by the watch used on six lunar missions. It features the Speedmaster's signature matte chromium nitride tachymeter scale on the polished ceramic bezel.

Fashioned out of ceramic and black zirconium oxide ceramic, Omega's "Dark Side of the Moon" is inspired by the watch used on six lunar missions.

12 Nov 2013 - 9:21pm

Groundbreaking technologies take watchmaking to another dimension

Groundbreaking technologies take watchmaking to another dimension

The first watch that doesn't require adjusting throughout its lifetime, this concept piece from Cartier uses breakthrough materials (carbon crystal and Zérodur) and technologies to protect the regulating components and keep them impervious to thermal variations and magnetic fields.

12 Nov 2013 - 9:11pm

Precious gems and materials make for sparkling new watches

Precious gems and materials make for sparkling new watches

Perfectly timed for the Year of the Snake, the latest Serpenti model features two coils in white gold with diamonds, agate and a mother-of-pearl dial. Another version comes in pink gold with onyx waves and a black sapphire dial.

12 Nov 2013 - 9:15pm

Theatrical traditions, wild animals and stalks of rye inspire a range of embellished timepieces

LAURENT FERRIER Galet Secret: This grand complication model features a patent-pending mechanism, activated by a pushbutton on the crown, that pivots to reveal a 240-degree view of the handcrafted dial. Buyers can choose a miniature painting, grand feu cloisonné enamelling, or a gem-set or engraved dial.

This grand complication model features a patent-pending mechanism, activated by a pushbutton on the crown, that pivots to reveal a 240-degree view of the handcrafted dial.

12 Nov 2013 - 9:16pm

Watchmakers shrink movements in the race for the most streamlined model

JAEGER-LECOULTRE Master Ultra Thin Jubilee: Inspired by an ultrathin pocketwatch launched by the brand in 1907, this new model has a knife-shaped case that’s only 4.05mm thick. Simple and elegant, it is the thinnest manually winding mechanical wristwatch on the market.

Inspired by an ultrathin pocketwatch launched by the brand in 1907, this new model has a knife-shaped case that’s only 4.05mm thick.

12 Nov 2013 - 9:33pm

Working to strict timeframes helps, says automotive designer Pinky Lai

Photo: Edward Wong

Change over time is inevitable, but if one truly develops and improves, this change becomes something entirely more purposeful - an evolution.

15 Jul 2014 - 10:34pm

Mark Lui prefers to live in the moment

Photo: K.Y. Cheng

As one of Hong Kong's leading composers and producers over the past 20 years, Mark Lui has seen a lot of change in his profession. He's worked with some of the city's biggest names in pop, including Leon Lai, Kelly Chen, Justin Lo and Janice Vidal.

12 Nov 2013 - 8:56pm

Way of life: Eva Shivdasani's vision of slow living

Photo: Bill Curry

Former top international model Eva Shivdasani, née Malmström, is known more today for her creative input in some of the world's most exclusive resorts. Shivdasani and her hotelier husband Sonu founded the Six Senses and Evason resorts and spas before selling both groups last year. Eva was the creative director, and Sonu was the CEO.

15 Jul 2014 - 5:40pm

Clive Owen: Acting is all about rhythm and timing

Photo: Lorenzo Agius

Even before he graduated from secondary school, Clive Owen knew what he wanted to do with his life.

15 Jul 2014 - 5:43pm

Global investor Jim Rogers' best advice for time management

Global investor Jim Rogers' best advice for time management

Forty years ago, legendary United States investor Jim Rogers stopped wearing a watch and silenced his alarm clock - for good. "I realised I was a slave to my watch, so one day I just took it off and put it in a drawer," he says. "I've never worn one since. Also, I got rid of my alarm clock because I knew that the best thing was to be rested and not to wake up tired."

15 Jul 2014 - 10:24pm

Interior designer and architect Steve Leung likes to plan ahead

Photo: Paul Yeung

Steve Leung has built his career with the same attention to detail he brings to every building and design project. "It was always my aspiration to set up my own practice, even on day one when I started my university studies," says the founder and managing director of Steve Leung Architects and Steve Leung Designers. "I'm the kind of man who likes to plan ahead - plan my career, plan my life.

21 Nov 2013 - 2:36pm

Theatre director Franco Dragone's favourite show is always "the next one"

Photo: Nora Tam

More than imagination, showmanship or technical mastery, it is Franco Dragone's innate curiosity that can be credited for some of the most spectacular shows ever staged. The Italian-born Dragone has been fascinated by culture and music since childhood, after his family moved to Belgium so his parents could work in the country's coal mines.

12 Nov 2013 - 8:57pm

Value investor: Neil Orvay is meticulous in planning his time

Photo: Paul Yeung

When Neil Orvay invested in a spa business 10 years ago, he had no intentions of getting involved in the industry.

21 Nov 2013 - 3:06pm

For Ma Wing-shing, time is what it takes to becoming a successful comic artist

Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Comic artist Ma Wing-shing is no stranger to deadline pressure. "I am very aware of keeping to my schedule. My comic, Fung Wan [wind and cloud], is published bi-weekly, so I repeat the process of brainstorming, drawing, producing and printing every fortnight. I have been doing that for more than 30 years," he says.

12 Nov 2013 - 8:57pm

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