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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

16 Sep 2019 - 10:00AM

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

Why Apple Watch Hermès Series 5 – from all-black to the signature Della Cavalleria scarf print – is an iconic collaboration
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

10 Aug 2019 - 2:00PM

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

How Van Cleef & Arpels brings the romance of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to its high jewellery pieces
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

3 Aug 2019 - 4:31AM

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

How Boucheron transformed Paris’ iconic landmarks into high jewellery collection vu du 26
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

5 Jun 2019 - 10:00AM

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

Bonhams’ Centennial Collection highlights Omega stars, 50 years after the Apollo 11 moon landings
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

4 Jun 2019 - 10:00AM

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

Chanel toasts 20 years of J12 with Liu Wen, Keira Knightley and Naomi Campbell
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

27 May 2019 - 11:43AM

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

STYLE Edit: Richard Mille’s RM 020 tourbillon reinterprets the classic pocket watch
How to choose the perfect engagement ring for the bride-to-be

Budding groom hunts for perfect engagement ring with help of future wife’s best friend

2 Jul 2019 - 3:10PM

Budding groom hunts for perfect engagement ring with help of future wife’s best friend

How to choose the perfect engagement ring for the bride-to-be
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

13 May 2019 - 3:00PM

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

How Van Cleef & Arpels’ multi-coloured Perlée collection rings the changes
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

11 May 2019 - 12:00PM

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

How the Graff Lesedi La Rona diamond dazzled the gem world
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.

28 Apr 2019 - 4:43AM

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

Bulgari unveils the Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT Automatic, the world’s thinnest mechanical chronograph watch
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

29 Mar 2019 - 2:00AM

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

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

25 Mar 2019 - 12:00PM

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

SIHH 2019: How Vacheron Constantin stays relevant – 260 years after it was founded
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

23 Mar 2019 - 4:00PM

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

SIHH 2019: How the Montblanc Heritage Collection was inspired by Minerva’s mastery
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

13 Mar 2019 - 2:14AM

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

Time for Blancpain’s iconic Fifty Fathoms diver’s watch to lighten up – with a titanium update
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

2 Dec 2018 - 10:01AM

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

Expression is second nature as Van Cleef & Arpels leads the way in floral and animal motif trend
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

17 Nov 2018 - 12:04PM

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

Would you pay US$486,000 for Backes & Strauss’ Piccadilly 45 King Tourbillon?
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

13 May 2018 - 12:02PM

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

Scarcity raises ethical questions about deepwater corals
SIHH 2018: Vacheron Constantin provides an entrée for a younger clientele with its FiftySix collection

The new timepieces are a tribute to reference 6073

20 Mar 2018 - 1:02PM

The new timepieces are a tribute to reference 6073

SIHH 2018: Vacheron Constantin provides an entrée for a younger clientele with its FiftySix collection
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

20 Mar 2018 - 1:00PM

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

SIHH 2018: A. Lange & Söhne’s Triple Split lifts rattrapante complication to new heights
SIHH 2018: Royal Oak continues to fly flag for Audemars Piguet with RD#2

Le Brassus thrills again with world’s thinnest self-winding perpetual calendar

20 Mar 2018 - 12:58PM

Le Brassus thrills again with world’s thinnest self-winding perpetual calendar

SIHH 2018: Royal Oak continues to fly flag for Audemars Piguet with RD#2
Tassels swing back into fashion as maisons twirl art-deco influences in swishy high jewellery masterpieces
Coloured diamonds are rare, but you don’t need to be a billionaire to buy them in Hong Kong
Are diamonds an investor’s best friend?
Why silver looks fabulous with gems, and has become a smart and stylish investment
Three tips on buying diamonds
8 Nov 2017 - 10:29AM
Three tips on buying diamonds
Six Inventions are a rarity

Great ideas are often best expressed numerically: Four Noble Truths, Ten Commandments, 31 Flavours. In the world of Greubel Forsey one speaks of The Six Inventions.

12 Mar 2013 - 4:13PM

Great ideas are often best expressed numerically: Four Noble Truths, Ten Commandments, 31 Flavours. In the world of Greubel Forsey one speaks of The Six Inventions.

Six Inventions are a rarity
IWC's Ingenieur and Mercedes forge perfect partnership

A deeper relationship with Mercedes brings Formula One impact to the Ingenieur models, writes Gaynor Thomas.

12 Mar 2013 - 3:54PM

A deeper relationship with Mercedes brings Formula One impact to the Ingenieur models, writes Gaynor Thomas.

IWC's Ingenieur and Mercedes forge perfect partnership
Witness the parade of inventors
Building traditions
7 Oct 2013 - 9:25AM
Building traditions
Moving moments: timepieces

It's an ingenious complication and collectors will do anything to get their hands on a tourbillon-driven watch, writes Lewis Daniels.

27 Mar 2013 - 5:05PM

It's an ingenious complication and collectors will do anything to get their hands on a tourbillon-driven watch, writes Lewis Daniels.

Moving moments: timepieces