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5 superhero watches: Marvel and DC Comics characters meet Rolex and Audemars Piguet in these coveted comic book timepiece collabs, selling for up to US$5 million

A comic book-themed watch might sound tacky, but it’s anything but: Audemars Piguet sold a Black Panther watch for US$5.2 million, and Rolex’s discontinued Batman and the Hulk watches fetch a pretty penny secondhand

A comic book-themed watch might sound tacky, but it’s anything but: Audemars Piguet sold a Black Panther watch for US$5.2 million, and Rolex’s discontinued Batman and the Hulk watches fetch a pretty penny secondhand

3 May 2021 - 9:00AM
As the Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711 gets discontinued, just how high can prices for this legendary watch get?

From a Tiffany & Co stamped version that sells at auction for US$125,000, to a 50 per cent bump in price on the secondary market, the hype around the Nautilus 5711 continues to grow

From a Tiffany & Co stamped version that sells at auction for US$125,000, to a 50 per cent bump in price on the secondary market, the hype around the Nautilus 5711 continues to grow

18 Apr 2021 - 9:05PM
How to choose perfect engagement ring for the bride-to-be

Budding groom looks at diamond cuts, carats and gemstone settings with help of future wife’s best friend

Budding groom looks at diamond cuts, carats and gemstone settings with help of future wife’s best friend

27 Oct 2020 - 5:51PM
Royal signals: How Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton express themselves through their jewellery choices

We convey messages to our loved ones through our jewellery choices – but how is it possible to make such expressions personal and individual?

We convey messages to our loved ones through our jewellery choices – but how is it possible to make such expressions personal and individual?

25 May 2020 - 7:00AM
Coco Chanel and Sex in the City made them edgy – now black (and grey) diamonds are going mainstream

Chanel’s Bijoux de Diamants harnessed small black accents, while commitment-phobe Carrie Bradshaw received a black diamond engagement ring – but now it’s not just rebels and goths turning to darker gems for a touch of noir chic

Chanel’s Bijoux de Diamants harnessed small black accents, while commitment-phobe Carrie Bradshaw received a black diamond engagement ring – but now it’s not just rebels and goths turning to darker gems for a touch of noir chic

15 May 2020 - 7:00AM
Are Argyle pink diamonds about to shoot up in value? As zero supply looms, what’s next for the luxury jewellery market?

The Western Australian mine currently supplies 90 per cent of the world’s pink diamonds, but will close in 2020 – so does that mean prices will increase tenfold?

The Western Australian mine currently supplies 90 per cent of the world’s pink diamonds, but will close in 2020 – so does that mean prices will increase tenfold?

11 May 2020 - 12:00PM
Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Hermès – how 4 luxury brands are drawing from the past to craft the high jewellery of the future

In high fashion houses, history is always an inspiration – as evidenced by these new jewellery collections from 4 of the world’s most coveted luxury brands

In high fashion houses, history is always an inspiration – as evidenced by these new jewellery collections from 4 of the world’s most coveted luxury brands

16 Jan 2020 - 2:00PM
How to rock diamonds every day – from office wear to casual attire

Whether a necklace or stack of rings, you can never have enough bling. Here’s how to style your favourite stones and incorporate them in your daily look

Whether a necklace or stack of rings, you can never have enough bling. Here’s how to style your favourite stones and incorporate them in your daily look

6 Jan 2020 - 6:40AM
Why are Chinese jewellery designers getting millions of dollars at auction for their creations?

Sotheby’s Autumn Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite auction saw Chinese jewellery designers such as Dunhuang Pipa and Cindy Chao earn millions of dollars for their work

Sotheby’s Autumn Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite auction saw Chinese jewellery designers such as Dunhuang Pipa and Cindy Chao earn millions of dollars for their work

27 Dec 2019 - 1:00PM
From Lewis Hamilton’s IWC Schaffhausen to Kimi Räikkönen’s Richard Mille F1 collab – luxury watches and motorsports race in the same lane

From Lewis Hamilton’s IWC Schaffhausen to Kimi Räikkönen’s Richard Mille’s Formula One collaboration, the world of motorsports has long loved in slipstream of luxury watches

From Lewis Hamilton’s IWC Schaffhausen to Kimi Räikkönen’s Richard Mille’s Formula One collaboration, the world of motorsports has long loved in slipstream of luxury watches

13 Dec 2019 - 5:36AM
From Tiffany to Cartier, 5 magnificent tiaras for modern-day royals and movie stars

From Kate Middleton to Gal Gadot, everyone loves a tiara, and these exceptional pieces are incredible enough for the next Met Gala red carpet (or even the Downton Abbey film)

From Kate Middleton to Gal Gadot, everyone loves a tiara, and these exceptional pieces are incredible enough for the next Met Gala red carpet (or even the Downton Abbey film)

21 Oct 2019 - 2:00AM
Which of these 5 rainbow watches by Dior, Rolex, Chopard, Franck Muller and Graff is worth over US$1 million?

Watchmakers use diamonds, gemstones and gold to create impeccable rainbow timepieces that are the ultimate luxury statement

Watchmakers use diamonds, gemstones and gold to create impeccable rainbow timepieces that are the ultimate luxury statement

17 Oct 2019 - 10:00AM
Why Apple Watch Hermès Series 5 – from all-black to the signature Della Cavalleria scarf print – is an iconic collaboration

Apple’s latest watches combine the design aesthetic and leather artistry of the heritage maison with sophisticated technology, including Always-On Retina and 18-hour battery life

Apple’s latest watches combine the design aesthetic and leather artistry of the heritage maison with sophisticated technology, including Always-On Retina and 18-hour battery life

16 Sep 2019 - 10:00AM
How Van Cleef & Arpels brings the romance of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to its high jewellery pieces

Dialogue between high jewellery, dance, music and the visual arts inspires collection of 100 magnificent jewels

Dialogue between high jewellery, dance, music and the visual arts inspires collection of 100 magnificent jewels

10 Aug 2019 - 2:00PM
How Boucheron transformed Paris’ iconic landmarks into high jewellery collection vu du 26

City features, including cobblestone streets and Acanthus columns, inspire French luxury brand’s white gold and diamond necklace, bracelet ring and earrings

City features, including cobblestone streets and Acanthus columns, inspire French luxury brand’s white gold and diamond necklace, bracelet ring and earrings

3 Aug 2019 - 4:31AM
Bonhams’ Centennial Collection highlights Omega stars, 50 years after the Apollo 11 moon landings

Omega, Rolex and Patek Philippe feature prominently as Asia’s largest collection of multi-brand watches goes on auction at Hong Kong 2.0 on June 12

Omega, Rolex and Patek Philippe feature prominently as Asia’s largest collection of multi-brand watches goes on auction at Hong Kong 2.0 on June 12

5 Jun 2019 - 10:00AM
Chanel toasts 20 years of J12 with Liu Wen, Keira Knightley and Naomi Campbell

French maison reminds us of its ‘It’s all about the seconds’ philosophy

French maison reminds us of its ‘It’s all about the seconds’ philosophy

4 Jun 2019 - 10:00AM
STYLE Edit: Richard Mille’s RM 020 tourbillon reinterprets the classic pocket watch

Commitment to experiment is evident as this pocket watch for the 21st century ditches round shape to go rectangular

Commitment to experiment is evident as this pocket watch for the 21st century ditches round shape to go rectangular

27 May 2019 - 11:43AM
How Van Cleef & Arpels’ multi-coloured Perlée collection rings the changes

Van Cleef & Arpels’ new collection has a necklace combining gold beads and bright hues while earrings, pendants, rings and watches glister with gold

Van Cleef & Arpels’ new collection has a necklace combining gold beads and bright hues while earrings, pendants, rings and watches glister with gold

13 May 2019 - 3:00PM
How the Graff Lesedi La Rona diamond dazzled the gem world

The 302.37ct Botswana rock, dubbed ‘Our Light’, is a stone of superlatives in size, colour and clarity

The 302.37ct Botswana rock, dubbed ‘Our Light’, is a stone of superlatives in size, colour and clarity

11 May 2019 - 12:00PM
Bulgari unveils the Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT Automatic, the world’s thinnest mechanical chronograph watch

At 3.3mm, Calibre BVL 318 is an industry first, cementing the brand’s position in haute horlogerie.

At 3.3mm, Calibre BVL 318 is an industry first, cementing the brand’s position in haute horlogerie.

28 Apr 2019 - 4:43AM
SIHH 2019: For A. Lange & Söhne, trends don’t mark the moment: ‘we’d rather look to our DNA’

Brand doesn’t try to be trendy, preferring to look to its DNA

Brand doesn’t try to be trendy, preferring to look to its DNA

29 Mar 2019 - 2:00AM
SIHH 2019: How Vacheron Constantin stays relevant – 260 years after it was founded

Brand is aware of the constant need to innovate to maintain its cutting edge

Brand is aware of the constant need to innovate to maintain its cutting edge

25 Mar 2019 - 12:00PM
SIHH 2019: How the Montblanc Heritage Collection was inspired by Minerva’s mastery

Elements in the Montblanc collections draw on the technical mastery and design purity of Minerva

Elements in the Montblanc collections draw on the technical mastery and design purity of Minerva

23 Mar 2019 - 4:00PM
Time for Blancpain’s iconic Fifty Fathoms diver’s watch to lighten up – with a titanium update

The timepiece – first produced in 1953 – now features a new case made from the stronger, satin-brushed, metal instead of the original, heavier steel

The timepiece – first produced in 1953 – now features a new case made from the stronger, satin-brushed, metal instead of the original, heavier steel

13 Mar 2019 - 2:14AM
Expression is second nature as Van Cleef & Arpels leads the way in floral and animal motif trend

Top jewellery houses are on-trend with wearable pieces that reference floral and animal motifs through exquisitely layered gems and creative techniques

Top jewellery houses are on-trend with wearable pieces that reference floral and animal motifs through exquisitely layered gems and creative techniques

2 Dec 2018 - 10:01AM
Would you pay US$486,000 for Backes & Strauss’ Piccadilly 45 King Tourbillon?

The white gold case is surrounded by 48 baguette diamonds, and seven baguette emeralds mark the hours on the mother-of-pearl dial

The white gold case is surrounded by 48 baguette diamonds, and seven baguette emeralds mark the hours on the mother-of-pearl dial

17 Nov 2018 - 12:04PM
Scarcity raises ethical questions about deepwater corals

W Hamond combines Whitby jet with diamonds for high quality jewellery pieces, while Poland’s Aleksander Gliwinski lifts Baltic amber to a new level

W Hamond combines Whitby jet with diamonds for high quality jewellery pieces, while Poland’s Aleksander Gliwinski lifts Baltic amber to a new level

13 May 2018 - 12:02PM
SIHH 2018: Vacheron Constantin provides an entrée for a younger clientele with its FiftySix collection

The new timepieces are a tribute to reference 6073

The new timepieces are a tribute to reference 6073

20 Mar 2018 - 1:02PM
SIHH 2018: A. Lange & Söhne’s Triple Split lifts rattrapante complication to new heights

In poignant tribute to founder Walter Lange, brand creates four new models

In poignant tribute to founder Walter Lange, brand creates four new models

20 Mar 2018 - 1:00PM