Gloria Fung

Gloria Fung

Commissioning editor at SCMP, Gloria covers jewellery and watch among other luxury lifestyle topics.

Latest from Gloria Fung

Which luxury watch brand – Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet or Vacheron Constantin – sold the most expensive timepiece ever auctioned in Asia?

The luxury watch brand had two record-breaking watch auctions this year

14 Dec 2019 - 10:00AM

The luxury watch brand had two record-breaking watch auctions this year

Which luxury watch brand – Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet or Vacheron Constantin – sold the most expensive timepiece ever auctioned in Asia?
8 shockingly expensive Hermès gifts for everyone on your Christmas list

A mahjong set for US$40,000? A rocking horse for US$4,000? If these sound like the Christmas gifts you’ve been looking for, Hermès has you covered

13 Dec 2019 - 10:37AM

A mahjong set for US$40,000? A rocking horse for US$4,000? If these sound like the Christmas gifts you’ve been looking for, Hermès has you covered

8 shockingly expensive Hermès gifts for everyone on your Christmas list
Will the US$1.1 billion gems stolen from the Dresden Green Vault museum ever be seen again?

Notable gems in the collection include a 648-carat blue sapphire, believed to be worth over US$30 million, as well as the 49.71-carat, near-D colour Saxon White, worth an estimated US$12 million

27 Nov 2019 - 2:08PM

Notable gems in the collection include a 648-carat blue sapphire, believed to be worth over US$30 million, as well as the 49.71-carat, near-D colour Saxon White, worth an estimated US$12 million

Will the US$1.1 billion gems stolen from the Dresden Green Vault museum ever be seen again?
Why the Tiffany Christmas advent calendar will set you back US$112,000 – if you can find one

Trinkets, diamond jewellery and other knick-knacks in Tiffany & Co.’s luxury five-foot-high calendar will spice up your holiday season

6 Dec 2019 - 4:06PM

Trinkets, diamond jewellery and other knick-knacks in Tiffany & Co.’s luxury five-foot-high calendar will spice up your holiday season

Why the Tiffany Christmas advent calendar will set you back US$112,000 – if you can find one
Dodging Big Brother: How to stay anonymous in a world of facial recognition systems

AI-enhanced surveillance technology is now a threat to personal liberty in many places, but there are some creative ways you can throw the surveillance robots off your scent

18 Nov 2019 - 5:18PM

AI-enhanced surveillance technology is now a threat to personal liberty in many places, but there are some creative ways you can throw the surveillance robots off your scent

Dodging Big Brother: How to stay anonymous in a world of facial recognition systems
A Japanese-French omakase meat fest at Marble Kappo in Causeway Bay

Ozaki beef, a variety of Wagyu from Japan’s Miyazaki prefecture, is the star of the show at the restaurant, which also serves a good selection of sakes

14 Nov 2019 - 9:00AM

Ozaki beef, a variety of Wagyu from Japan’s Miyazaki prefecture, is the star of the show at the restaurant, which also serves a good selection of sakes

A Japanese-French omakase meat fest at Marble Kappo in Causeway Bay
How Benetti’s luxury superyachts are sailing towards a sustainable future

Superyachts are one mark of the overindulgent rich and famous but Benetti’s CEO Franco Fusignani believes reducing its carbon footprint is paramount

21 Nov 2019 - 5:08PM

Superyachts are one mark of the overindulgent rich and famous but Benetti’s CEO Franco Fusignani believes reducing its carbon footprint is paramount

How Benetti’s luxury superyachts are sailing towards a sustainable future
Anthony Bourdain’s personal items up for auction – including Rolex and Patek Philippe watches, and Kitchen Confidential notes

More than 200 items from the chef’s personal collection are currently up for auction, including prized possessions, watches, handwritten notes from his book and more

23 Oct 2019 - 12:00PM

More than 200 items from the chef’s personal collection are currently up for auction, including prized possessions, watches, handwritten notes from his book and more

Anthony Bourdain’s personal items up for auction – including Rolex and Patek Philippe watches, and Kitchen Confidential notes
6 limited-edition watches by Patek Philippe revealed at the Watch Art Grand Exhibition in Singapore

Featuring limited-edition styles and diamond faces, Patek Philippe launched its special new collection of men’s and women’s watches at Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands

8 Oct 2019 - 4:00PM

Featuring limited-edition styles and diamond faces, Patek Philippe launched its special new collection of men’s and women’s watches at Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands

6 limited-edition watches by Patek Philippe revealed at the Watch Art Grand Exhibition in Singapore
From Drake to Kylie Jenner – why diamond jewellery is a hot gender-neutral accessories trend

Luxury houses like Chanel, Harry Winston and Cartier are meeting the demand for gender-neutral jewellery with casual designs that are immensely popular

3 Oct 2019 - 2:00PM

Luxury houses like Chanel, Harry Winston and Cartier are meeting the demand for gender-neutral jewellery with casual designs that are immensely popular

From Drake to Kylie Jenner – why diamond jewellery is a hot gender-neutral accessories trend
Iron Man Robert Downey Jnr’s favourite indie watch and 4 other brands to check out now

Independent watchmakers like Urwerk, F.P. Journe and Konstantin Chaykin are creating wristwatches that appeal to both celebrities and those who just love a good timepiece

29 Sep 2019 - 5:44PM

Independent watchmakers like Urwerk, F.P. Journe and Konstantin Chaykin are creating wristwatches that appeal to both celebrities and those who just love a good timepiece

Iron Man Robert Downey Jnr’s favourite indie watch and 4 other brands to check out now
What does Patek Philippe’s first wristwatch look like? Find out in Singapore this summer

The Patek Philippe Collection will visit the Watch Art Grand Exhibition Singapore 2019 – highlights include a timepiece presented to Queen Victoria in 1851

28 Sep 2019 - 10:00AM

The Patek Philippe Collection will visit the Watch Art Grand Exhibition Singapore 2019 – highlights include a timepiece presented to Queen Victoria in 1851

What does Patek Philippe’s first wristwatch look like? Find out in Singapore this summer
Kylie Jenner, Jamie Chua or Jeffree Star? Whose Hermès handbag collection has the most Birkin and Kelly bags?

Everyone from YouTube sensations to socialites have coveted Hermès’ Birkin and Kelly bags, and these collectors hope to own every shape, size and colour imaginable

24 Sep 2019 - 10:00AM

Everyone from YouTube sensations to socialites have coveted Hermès’ Birkin and Kelly bags, and these collectors hope to own every shape, size and colour imaginable

Kylie Jenner, Jamie Chua or Jeffree Star? Whose Hermès handbag collection has the most Birkin and Kelly bags?
Breakfast at Tiffany’s? Hong Kong to open Asia’s first Tiffany Blue Box Cafe in October

The first Tiffany Blue Box Cafe in Asia will be serving up delectable treats in a beautiful robin’s egg blue setting

11 Dec 2019 - 5:10PM

The first Tiffany Blue Box Cafe in Asia will be serving up delectable treats in a beautiful robin’s egg blue setting

Breakfast at Tiffany’s? Hong Kong to open Asia’s first Tiffany Blue Box Cafe in October
Queen Victoria’s pocket watch and 4 more iconic pieces not to be missed at Singapore’s Patek Philippe Watch Art Grand Exhibition

Iconic Swiss watchmaker will present historic timepieces at biennial luxury watch show.

30 Aug 2019 - 3:29PM

Iconic Swiss watchmaker will present historic timepieces at biennial luxury watch show.

Queen Victoria’s pocket watch and 4 more iconic pieces not to be missed at Singapore’s Patek Philippe Watch Art Grand Exhibition
Manny Pacquiao’s wife, Jinkee Pacquiao: 5 Instagram posts that reveal the essence of her style

From private air travel to her love of fashion and jewellery from luxury houses like Cartier and Hermès, we get to the fashionable heart of the woman behind iconic Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao

10 Sep 2019 - 11:15AM

From private air travel to her love of fashion and jewellery from luxury houses like Cartier and Hermès, we get to the fashionable heart of the woman behind iconic Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao’s wife, Jinkee Pacquiao: 5 Instagram posts that reveal the essence of her style
5 jewellery pieces once worn by Princess Diana that Kate Middleton loves to wear

From a storied tiara to a pearl necklace, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is often seen in royal jewels. Here’s a look at five famous pieces that seem to be firm favourites

8 Aug 2019 - 2:52PM

From a storied tiara to a pearl necklace, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is often seen in royal jewels. Here’s a look at five famous pieces that seem to be firm favourites

5 jewellery pieces once worn by Princess Diana that Kate Middleton loves to wear
Will Marlon Brando’s Rolex watch shatter records when it’s auctioned? Why celebrity timepieces are all the rage

Watches such as Paul Newman’s Daytona, Elvis Presley’s Omega and Bruce Lee’s Universal Genève are among those to have shattered records

25 Jul 2019 - 5:51PM

Watches such as Paul Newman’s Daytona, Elvis Presley’s Omega and Bruce Lee’s Universal Genève are among those to have shattered records

Will Marlon Brando’s Rolex watch shatter records when it’s auctioned? Why celebrity timepieces are all the rage
Why L’École School of Jewelry Arts, supported by Van Cleef & Arpels, is making Hong Kong its second home

Hong Kong will become the school’s second permanent location after Paris when the campus in K11 MUSEA opens this winter.

21 Nov 2019 - 5:27PM

Hong Kong will become the school’s second permanent location after Paris when the campus in K11 MUSEA opens this winter.

Why L’École School of Jewelry Arts, supported by Van Cleef & Arpels, is making Hong Kong its second home
Only Watch charity auction: 10 strikingly identical timepieces you can get your hands on now

The biennial Only Watch auction will see 52 one-of-kind timepieces go under the hammer. Here’s a look at some of the top models as well as existing watches that boast similar designs

12 Jul 2019 - 3:00PM

The biennial Only Watch auction will see 52 one-of-kind timepieces go under the hammer. Here’s a look at some of the top models as well as existing watches that boast similar designs

Only Watch charity auction: 10 strikingly identical timepieces you can get your hands on now
Did Celine Dion’s Titanic swag wow the crowd at Paris Fashion Week?

French-Canadian songstress dressed up her T-shirt and shorts look with a version of the Heart of the Ocean blue sapphire and diamond necklace

5 Jul 2019 - 4:13PM

French-Canadian songstress dressed up her T-shirt and shorts look with a version of the Heart of the Ocean blue sapphire and diamond necklace

Did Celine Dion’s Titanic swag wow the crowd at Paris Fashion Week?
George Daniels Space Traveller 1 pocket watch, inspired by the Apollo 11 moon landing, fetches a record US$4.6 million at auction

George Daniels’ Space Traveller 1 is the kind of pocket watch you would need for your package tour to Mars

5 Jul 2019 - 3:00PM

George Daniels’ Space Traveller 1 is the kind of pocket watch you would need for your package tour to Mars

George Daniels Space Traveller 1 pocket watch, inspired by the Apollo 11 moon landing, fetches a record US$4.6 million at auction
See Rolex’s Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42 unboxed - before you go on the waiting list

Rolex’s new Yacht-Master 42 is a little bigger, features a matt black ceramic bezel and a rubber Oysterflex, and 70 hours of power reserve

5 Jul 2019 - 1:00PM

Rolex’s new Yacht-Master 42 is a little bigger, features a matt black ceramic bezel and a rubber Oysterflex, and 70 hours of power reserve

See Rolex’s Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42 unboxed - before you go on the waiting list
How Panerai’s Luminor Tourbillon GMT Lo Scienzato put 3D printing technology to the test

Luxury Italian brand’s lightweight but durable timepiece – made from layers of titanium stacked together – features a skeletonised dial with view of P.2005/T calibre movement

2 Jul 2019 - 1:00PM

Luxury Italian brand’s lightweight but durable timepiece – made from layers of titanium stacked together – features a skeletonised dial with view of P.2005/T calibre movement

How Panerai’s Luminor Tourbillon GMT Lo Scienzato put 3D printing technology to the test
Why size matters if you want the perfect engagement ring

Andrew Coxon, president of The De Beers Institute of Diamonds, shares some useful tips on how to choose the right ring

28 Jun 2019 - 2:00PM

Andrew Coxon, president of The De Beers Institute of Diamonds, shares some useful tips on how to choose the right ring

Why size matters if you want the perfect engagement ring
Move over diamonds – rubies, sapphires and emeralds are a girl’s new best friends

The ‘big three’, emeralds, rubies and sapphires, are outpacing the growth of diamond prices per carat – and might just make you rich

28 Jun 2019 - 2:48PM

The ‘big three’, emeralds, rubies and sapphires, are outpacing the growth of diamond prices per carat – and might just make you rich

Move over diamonds – rubies, sapphires and emeralds are a girl’s new best friends
Elton John’s Rocketman biopic: How Chopard helped actor Taron Egerton sparkle in the role

Luxury Swiss jewellery and watch company and film’s costume designer collaborate to help portray the English musician known for his flamboyant sense of style

19 Jun 2019 - 4:00PM

Luxury Swiss jewellery and watch company and film’s costume designer collaborate to help portray the English musician known for his flamboyant sense of style

Elton John’s Rocketman biopic: How Chopard helped actor Taron Egerton sparkle in the role
Why Nixon had to say no to this Omega watch — and why it's back in a limited edition

The Speedmaster Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Limited Edition timepiece, marking the July 1969 mission, recalls the yellow-gold watch Richard Nixon declined as a gift because of its value

11 Jun 2019 - 2:59PM

The Speedmaster Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Limited Edition timepiece, marking the July 1969 mission, recalls the yellow-gold watch Richard Nixon declined as a gift because of its value

Why Nixon had to say no to this Omega watch — and why it's back in a limited edition
Watchmaker Panerai takes Luminor fans ‘under water’ in Shanghai

Luxury brand creates mysterious deep sea setting for its Survival Instruments for Modern Heroes event in Shanghai, which featured two new timepieces

5 Nov 2019 - 6:05PM

Luxury brand creates mysterious deep sea setting for its Survival Instruments for Modern Heroes event in Shanghai, which featured two new timepieces

Watchmaker Panerai takes Luminor fans ‘under water’ in Shanghai
Cannes Film Festival: Gong Li, Selena Gomez and Jessica Jung sparkle in eye-catching jewellery

Glamorous stars show off Boucheron, Bulgari and Chopard’s creations

29 May 2019 - 11:49AM

Glamorous stars show off Boucheron, Bulgari and Chopard’s creations

Cannes Film Festival: Gong Li, Selena Gomez and Jessica Jung sparkle in eye-catching jewellery