Gloria Fung

Gloria Fung

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

Latest from Gloria Fung

Which watches did Antonio Banderas, Rami Malek and Scarlett Johansson’s fiancé Colin Jost wear to the Oscars?

Antonio Banderas chose a Bulgari while Rami Malek wore a vintage Cartier Pasha de Cartier and Jojo Rabbit director Taika Waititi opted for a Panerai – but which Hollywood star rocked the most stylish timepiece?

17 Feb 2020 - 8:00PM

Antonio Banderas chose a Bulgari while Rami Malek wore a vintage Cartier Pasha de Cartier and Jojo Rabbit director Taika Waititi opted for a Panerai – but which Hollywood star rocked the most stylish timepiece?

Which watches did Antonio Banderas, Rami Malek and Scarlett Johansson’s fiancé Colin Jost wear to the Oscars?
Will Meghan Markle or Kate Middleton get Princess Diana’s prized Cartier Tank watches?

Meghan and Kate have both been known to channel the look of their late mother-in-law – but when the gloves come off, who will inherit Princess Diana’s most prized timepieces?

15 Feb 2020 - 8:48PM

Meghan and Kate have both been known to channel the look of their late mother-in-law – but when the gloves come off, who will inherit Princess Diana’s most prized timepieces?

Will Meghan Markle or Kate Middleton get Princess Diana’s prized Cartier Tank watches?
Make time for your loved one this Valentine’s Day – 5 matching luxury watch pairs for couples

His-and-hers watches from Louis Vuitton, Chopard, Breitling, Franck Muller and Omega to celebrate the day of love

14 Feb 2020 - 4:41AM

His-and-hers watches from Louis Vuitton, Chopard, Breitling, Franck Muller and Omega to celebrate the day of love

Make time for your loved one this Valentine’s Day – 5 matching luxury watch pairs for couples
Valentine’s Day diamonds from Tiffany, Cartier and 8 other jewellers to put the sparkle into your loved one’s eyes

February 14 put to the test how well we know our other half, and how thoughtful we are with our gifts

12 Feb 2020 - 4:00PM

February 14 put to the test how well we know our other half, and how thoughtful we are with our gifts

Valentine’s Day diamonds from Tiffany, Cartier and 8 other jewellers to put the sparkle into your loved one’s eyes
Oscars 2020: Scarlett Johansson sparkled in US$2.5 million of Forevermark gems – what other jewellery brands did stars rock on the red carpet?

The stars were out, and shining especially bright – but what luxury jewellery did you spot? We’ve done the homework for you

12 Feb 2020 - 10:32AM

The stars were out, and shining especially bright – but what luxury jewellery did you spot? We’ve done the homework for you

Oscars 2020: Scarlett Johansson sparkled in US$2.5 million of Forevermark gems – what other jewellery brands did stars rock on the red carpet?
Meghan Markle’s favourite jewellery brands revealed – we rate and weigh the Duchess of Sussex’s fondness for Canadian designs

Since the Sussexes made Canada home, interest has piqued in the duchess’ new-found love of Canadian brands and designers – here’s how to get the same chic but homespun look.

4 Feb 2020 - 6:24AM

Since the Sussexes made Canada home, interest has piqued in the duchess’ new-found love of Canadian brands and designers – here’s how to get the same chic but homespun look.

Meghan Markle’s favourite jewellery brands revealed – we rate and weigh the Duchess of Sussex’s fondness for Canadian designs
Does Queen Elizabeth shun Meghan Markle when it comes to lending the royal jewels?

Kate Middleton is constantly flaunting jewels loaned by the queen, but was Prince Harry’s wife ever given access to the royal fine gems?

24 Jan 2020 - 2:00AM

Kate Middleton is constantly flaunting jewels loaned by the queen, but was Prince Harry’s wife ever given access to the royal fine gems?

Does Queen Elizabeth shun Meghan Markle when it comes to lending the royal jewels?
How Louis Vuitton plans to transform the 1,758-carat Sewelô – the world’s largest diamond – into a collection of fine jewellery

Sewelô, which means ‘rare find’ in Setswana, will be transformed into a fine jewellery collection in a deal that signals the luxury French house’s commitment to high jewellery

20 Jan 2020 - 11:00AM

Sewelô, which means ‘rare find’ in Setswana, will be transformed into a fine jewellery collection in a deal that signals the luxury French house’s commitment to high jewellery

How Louis Vuitton plans to transform the 1,758-carat Sewelô – the world’s largest diamond – into a collection of fine jewellery
What timepiece does Dennis Yeung consider the gentleman’s watch?

Yeung teamed up with the Hong Kong Jockey Club to create an immersive experience for the gentleman who appreciates the finer moments in life

15 Jan 2020 - 4:00PM

Yeung teamed up with the Hong Kong Jockey Club to create an immersive experience for the gentleman who appreciates the finer moments in life

What timepiece does Dennis Yeung consider the gentleman’s watch?
Why Patek Philippe will never open a museum outside Geneva – and why the trade war is no big deal if you’re a luxury watchmaker

In the latest instalment in our series with luxury CEOs and presidents, we sat down with Patek Philippe president Thierry Stern in Singapore – and discovered why a watchmaker president seldom wears a prototype

13 Jan 2020 - 12:39PM

In the latest instalment in our series with luxury CEOs and presidents, we sat down with Patek Philippe president Thierry Stern in Singapore – and discovered why a watchmaker president seldom wears a prototype

Why Patek Philippe will never open a museum outside Geneva – and why the trade war is no big deal if you’re a luxury watchmaker
Panerai fanatic Fong Wing Ngai’s private timepiece collection is so big it needs a museum

The Macau Timepiece Museum houses everything from 1800s Patek Philippe pocket watches to a hydromechanical wristwatch from independent watchmaker HYT

9 Jan 2020 - 4:00PM

The Macau Timepiece Museum houses everything from 1800s Patek Philippe pocket watches to a hydromechanical wristwatch from independent watchmaker HYT

Panerai fanatic Fong Wing Ngai’s private timepiece collection is so big it needs a museum
Why ‘millennial in the moment’ Justin Chang of Ascot Chang respects tradition and fine craftsmanship

Justin Chang says that creating artisanal items is a matter of trading in one luxury for another

7 Jan 2020 - 2:00AM

Justin Chang says that creating artisanal items is a matter of trading in one luxury for another

Why ‘millennial in the moment’ Justin Chang of Ascot Chang respects tradition and fine craftsmanship
For Taha Bouqdib of Singapore’s TWG Tea, success is like brewing a good cup of tea: timing is key

Taha Bouqdib’s mind rarely strays far from his work, and when travelling he makes time to find inspiration in his surroundings for new creations and tea blends

6 Jan 2020 - 12:00PM

Taha Bouqdib’s mind rarely strays far from his work, and when travelling he makes time to find inspiration in his surroundings for new creations and tea blends

For Taha Bouqdib of Singapore’s TWG Tea, success is like brewing a good cup of tea: timing is key
Kai-yin Lo’s design for life: how the celebrated Hong Kong designer, curator and historian keeps track of time

Following the publication of her new memoir Designing a Life: A Cross-Cultural Journey, the Chinese cultural historian looks forward to opening Hong Kong’s M+ Museum

5 Jan 2020 - 2:00AM

Following the publication of her new memoir Designing a Life: A Cross-Cultural Journey, the Chinese cultural historian looks forward to opening Hong Kong’s M+ Museum

Kai-yin Lo’s design for life: how the celebrated Hong Kong designer, curator and historian keeps track of time
Netflix’s The Crown showcases Queen Elizabeth’s life and times – but what are the crown jewels really worth?

According to the Tower of London, where parts of the collection are housed, no monetary value is placed on the crown jewels because they are officially priceless

6 Jan 2020 - 11:19AM

According to the Tower of London, where parts of the collection are housed, no monetary value is placed on the crown jewels because they are officially priceless

Netflix’s The Crown showcases Queen Elizabeth’s life and times – but what are the crown jewels really worth?
Meet Aurel Bacs, the auctioneer who shot to stardom after selling Paul Newman’s Rolex Daytona for US$15.5 million

Bacs has refined auctioneering to a performance art, and his sale of Paul Newman’s watch in 2017 earned him many admirers

4 Jan 2020 - 10:00AM

Bacs has refined auctioneering to a performance art, and his sale of Paul Newman’s watch in 2017 earned him many admirers

Meet Aurel Bacs, the auctioneer who shot to stardom after selling Paul Newman’s Rolex Daytona for US$15.5 million
Unboxing Panerai’s Luminor Luna Rossa Chrono Flyback timepiece – inspired by the Luna Rossa Challenge America’s Cup campaign

Sails from past Luna Rossa journeys have been repurposed and applied onto the dial Panerai Luminor Luna Rossa Chrono Flyback, giving the watch face a textured look

25 Dec 2019 - 3:00PM

Sails from past Luna Rossa journeys have been repurposed and applied onto the dial Panerai Luminor Luna Rossa Chrono Flyback, giving the watch face a textured look

Unboxing Panerai’s Luminor Luna Rossa Chrono Flyback timepiece – inspired by the Luna Rossa Challenge America’s Cup campaign
Pantone’s colour of the year for 2020 is ‘Classic Blue’ – and these 5 luxury watchmakers are getting a headstart

Van Cleef & Arpels, Richard Mille, Hublot, MB&F and Omega all released watches using blue hues and may continue in 2020

22 Dec 2019 - 4:00PM

Van Cleef & Arpels, Richard Mille, Hublot, MB&F and Omega all released watches using blue hues and may continue in 2020

Pantone’s colour of the year for 2020 is ‘Classic Blue’ – and these 5 luxury watchmakers are getting a headstart
Cybersecurity chief Ilya Sachkov insists that every second counts in race against crime

Group-IB founder lauds non-renewable resources of health and time as his greatest assets despite the widespread development of technologies

22 Dec 2019 - 12:00PM

Group-IB founder lauds non-renewable resources of health and time as his greatest assets despite the widespread development of technologies

Cybersecurity chief Ilya Sachkov insists that every second counts in race against crime
Queen Victoria’s pocket watch, the world’s first perpetual calendar movement... Why the Patek Philippe Museum curator has the best job in the world

The Patek Philippe Museum’s collection houses 1,250 pieces, including Queen Victoria’s pocket watch, and its curator has been given carte blanche at auctions to buy more

16 Dec 2019 - 2:00AM

The Patek Philippe Museum’s collection houses 1,250 pieces, including Queen Victoria’s pocket watch, and its curator has been given carte blanche at auctions to buy more

Queen Victoria’s pocket watch, the world’s first perpetual calendar movement... Why the Patek Philippe Museum curator has the best job in the world
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

17 Dec 2019 - 10:41AM

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