Gloria Fung

Gloria Fung

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

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Watches & Wonders Geneva 2021’s biggest brand reveals: Rolex, Patek Philippe and Tudor all unveil green-tinted models, while Cartier, IWC and Panerai lead the smaller timepiece trend

Some of the most profound innovations at the digital Watches & Wonders Geneva 2021 show might be in sales and delivery, but brands fought as keenly as ever for eyeballs with their latest creations

Some of the most profound innovations at the digital Watches & Wonders Geneva 2021 show might be in sales and delivery, but brands fought as keenly as ever for eyeballs with their latest creations

10 Jan 2022 - 11:41AM
Demi-fine jewellery for a new generation: how Cartier, Graff and Boucheron are creating casual, cool versions of classic collections

Van Cleef & Arpels’ Alhambra collection, worn by Kate Middleton and Grace Kelly, is referenced in the new Lucky Spring pieces while Cartier’s Panthère range dresses down its iconic panther motif

Van Cleef & Arpels’ Alhambra collection, worn by Kate Middleton and Grace Kelly, is referenced in the new Lucky Spring pieces while Cartier’s Panthère range dresses down its iconic panther motif

29 May 2021 - 12:08PM
High culture breeds high jewellery – how Van Cleef & Arpels, Graff and Chaumet craft sophisticated pieces inspired by opera, ballet and contemporary art

High jewellery is a stunning platform for evoking various art forms – whether Van Cleef & Arpels’ graceful ballerina clips or Graff’s Inspired by Twombly collection

High jewellery is a stunning platform for evoking various art forms – whether Van Cleef & Arpels’ graceful ballerina clips or Graff’s Inspired by Twombly collection

1 Jun 2021 - 2:57PM
Teppanyaki Mihara: Chef Mihara Terufumi puts a modern spin on grilled delicacies

Surprising flavours are served hot off the grill, combining elements of teppanyaki with sukiyaki as well as Western techniques

Surprising flavours are served hot off the grill, combining elements of teppanyaki with sukiyaki as well as Western techniques

1 May 2021 - 10:30AM
Oscars 2021 jewellery: Zendaya dazzled in Bulgari diamonds, The Crown’s Olivia Colman went for Chopard, Andra Day wore US$2 million in Tiffany & Co. jewels, and 10 more Academy Award celebrity looks

The 2021 Academy Awards’ red carpets glittered with jewels as Hollywood’s finest stepped out for the first time in a year – check out how Zendaya, Andra Day, Amanda Seyfried and more topped off their stylish looks

The 2021 Academy Awards’ red carpets glittered with jewels as Hollywood’s finest stepped out for the first time in a year – check out how Zendaya, Andra Day, Amanda Seyfried and more topped off their stylish looks

27 Apr 2021 - 6:00AM
9 new timepieces Patek Philippe unveiled at Watches & Wonders: an olive green 5711, new Nautilus and Calatrava models plus the Swiss brand’s first in-line perpetual calendar

The much in-demand blue dial 5711 may have been discontinued, but there’s plenty of new innovations for collectors to covet in 2021

The much in-demand blue dial 5711 may have been discontinued, but there’s plenty of new innovations for collectors to covet in 2021

20 Apr 2021 - 5:29PM
5 Rolex watch launches for spring/summer 2021: celebrate the Explorer II’s 50th anniversary, plus fresh takes on the classic Daytona, Datejust and Day-Date

The Swiss luxury watch brand has released new versions of the Explorer, Daytona, Datejust and Day-Date, and celebrates the Explorer II’s 50th anniversary with two new references

The Swiss luxury watch brand has released new versions of the Explorer, Daytona, Datejust and Day-Date, and celebrates the Explorer II’s 50th anniversary with two new references

14 Apr 2021 - 12:48PM
Black Panther stars in Marvel and Audemars Piguet’s limited edition watch collaboration: only 250 of the superhero-themed timepieces will be released

Superfans, assemble: Black Panther leads the way in this special collaboration between Marvel and the Swiss luxury timepiece brand – with only 250 of the superhero watches ever to be made

Superfans, assemble: Black Panther leads the way in this special collaboration between Marvel and the Swiss luxury timepiece brand – with only 250 of the superhero watches ever to be made

11 Apr 2021 - 6:00AM
How high jewellery made Hollywood sparkle: Cartier’s legendary Toussaint necklace drove the plot of Ocean’s 8 while Tiffany & Co. cuffs were key to Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman 1984 look

Hollywood and high jewellery have been synonymous ever since Breakfast at Tiffany’s, with lustrous pieces often eclipsing the actors in many a blockbuster

Hollywood and high jewellery have been synonymous ever since Breakfast at Tiffany’s, with lustrous pieces often eclipsing the actors in many a blockbuster

1 Apr 2021 - 4:37PM
From Chanel No. 5 to the 55.55 high jewellery diamond necklace: CEO Frédéric Grangié on how the luxury French brand is celebrating 100 years – interview

CEO Frédéric Grangié explains how the luxury brand is celebrating 100 years, and how Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel’s creative spirit continues to define the French maison today

CEO Frédéric Grangié explains how the luxury brand is celebrating 100 years, and how Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel’s creative spirit continues to define the French maison today

24 Mar 2021 - 3:30PM
Song Joong-ki’s love affair with luxury watches in Vincenzo: from Breitling to Tag Heuer and Hublot, the K-drama star rocks cool chronographs on the TV show

In the K-drama’s titular role, Song Joong-ki prowls in tailored suits and elegant watches – and his suave, dapper look has fans swooning

In the K-drama’s titular role, Song Joong-ki prowls in tailored suits and elegant watches – and his suave, dapper look has fans swooning

17 Mar 2021 - 12:00PM
What did Beyoncé, Megan Thee Stallion and Dua Lipa wear to the Grammys? 8 top designer looks featuring jewellery by Tiffany, Bulgari, Chopard and Schiaparelli

Beyoncé, Megan Thee Stallion and Dua Lipa lit up the stage, taking home awards and sporting designer looks topped with jewellery from Tiffany & Co., Bulgari, Chopard and Schiaparelli Haute Couture

Beyoncé, Megan Thee Stallion and Dua Lipa lit up the stage, taking home awards and sporting designer looks topped with jewellery from Tiffany & Co., Bulgari, Chopard and Schiaparelli Haute Couture

16 Mar 2021 - 3:14PM
Meghan Markle wore Princess Diana’s Cartier bracelet for the Oprah Winfrey CBS interview – what message was she and Prince Harry trying to send?

Prince Harry had two diamonds taken from his mother’s Cartier bracelet to create Markle’s three-diamond engagement ring, but why was the storied bracelet itself on display for the couple’s big TV tell-all?

Prince Harry had two diamonds taken from his mother’s Cartier bracelet to create Markle’s three-diamond engagement ring, but why was the storied bracelet itself on display for the couple’s big TV tell-all?

4 Mar 2021 - 11:01AM
Golden Globes 2021 jewellery: who wore what? Anya Taylor-Joy and Gal Gadot sparkled in Tiffany & Co. diamonds, while Kate Hudson paired Bulgari with her Louis Vuitton gown

Dresses by Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Dior, and jewellery by Tiffany and Cartier, made even a virtual Golden Globes awards night sparkle – but the big question remains, who wore what?

Dresses by Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Dior, and jewellery by Tiffany and Cartier, made even a virtual Golden Globes awards night sparkle – but the big question remains, who wore what?

2 Mar 2021 - 4:25PM
Why do these British royals wear alphabet necklaces? Princess Diana, Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton all favour pendants with initials – especially their children’s

Will Princess Eugenie take some style cues from her cousins-in-law and wear pendants bearing her new son’s initials?

Will Princess Eugenie take some style cues from her cousins-in-law and wear pendants bearing her new son’s initials?

1 Mar 2021 - 6:00AM
Joe Biden and Lady Gaga shared the spotlight at the United States presidential inauguration – was the singer’s viral brooch inspired by Queen Elizabeth’s beloved Cullinan pieces?

Gaga’s oversized golden dove set the internet alight, harking back to ornate and historic brooches worn by royals and celebrities of the past

Gaga’s oversized golden dove set the internet alight, harking back to ornate and historic brooches worn by royals and celebrities of the past

4 Feb 2021 - 6:00AM
Bling Empire’s favourite jewellery brands? Anna Shay loves Boucheron, Christine Chiu rocks a lot of Louis Vuitton and Kane Lim is obsessed with Cartier – so who’s the flashiest of them all?

The stars of Netflix’s Bling Empire aren’t afraid to show off their best jewellery – from Jamie Xie’s crystal Chanel earrings to Cherie Chan’s lucky Van Cleef & Arpels necklace, these are their faves

The stars of Netflix’s Bling Empire aren’t afraid to show off their best jewellery – from Jamie Xie’s crystal Chanel earrings to Cherie Chan’s lucky Van Cleef & Arpels necklace, these are their faves

2 Feb 2021 - 7:08PM
Which Asprey pieces does Kate Middleton own? The high jeweller was granted a Royal Warrant by Prince Charles, and its gems have sparkled on Queen Elizabeth, Princess Diana and Meghan Markle

The British high jeweller was granted a Royal Warrant by Prince Charles, and its gems have sparkled on Queen Elizabeth, Princess Diana and Meghan Markle – and in Hollywood’s Titanic

The British high jeweller was granted a Royal Warrant by Prince Charles, and its gems have sparkled on Queen Elizabeth, Princess Diana and Meghan Markle – and in Hollywood’s Titanic

18 Jan 2021 - 6:16PM
US first ladies’ watches: Melania prefers Vacheron Constantin like Donald Trump, while Jill Biden wears a classic Cartier and Hillary Clinton sports a Rolex

Melania Trump’s Vacheron Constantin watch is drenched in diamonds while Michelle Obama and Jill Biden prefer more down to earth Cartier models, and Hillary Clinton’s Rolex revealed her political ambitions

Melania Trump’s Vacheron Constantin watch is drenched in diamonds while Michelle Obama and Jill Biden prefer more down to earth Cartier models, and Hillary Clinton’s Rolex revealed her political ambitions

20 Jan 2021 - 11:03AM
Covid-19 shut down auction houses around the world in 2020 – but online sales of coveted luxury watches, high jewellery and rare art are through the roof

Thanks to the pandemic, bidding wars over highly coveted watches, jewellery and rare masterpieces have gone digital at auction houses like Phillips

Thanks to the pandemic, bidding wars over highly coveted watches, jewellery and rare masterpieces have gone digital at auction houses like Phillips

9 Jan 2021 - 1:00PM
Who are the 5 Hong Kong jewellery designers dressing Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and Michelle Obama, and working on Hollywood films like Tom Hanks’ The Da Vinci Code?

None other than Michelle Obama, Rihanna and Lady Gaga wear their bling – meet the Hong Kong jewellery designers who dress the stars and design pieces for Hollywood blockbusters

None other than Michelle Obama, Rihanna and Lady Gaga wear their bling – meet the Hong Kong jewellery designers who dress the stars and design pieces for Hollywood blockbusters

3 Jan 2021 - 8:05AM
Australian triathlete Chris McCormack’s single-minded training obsession has given way to a healthier relationship with exercise – and his Breitling Endurance Pro keeps time, too

‘Athletes are time-obsessed’: Australian triathlete Chris ‘Macca’ McCormack’s single-minded training obsession won him the 2010 Ironman Hawaii World Championship at age 38, but now he has a healthier relationship with exercise

‘Athletes are time-obsessed’: Australian triathlete Chris ‘Macca’ McCormack’s single-minded training obsession won him the 2010 Ironman Hawaii World Championship at age 38, but now he has a healthier relationship with exercise

2 Jan 2021 - 7:22AM
Covid-19 has given Hong Kong interior designer Candice Chan perspective – how her Cartier Tank luxury watch keeps the busy mother-of-three on schedule

On top of being a mum-of-three, Candice Chan’s work includes high-profile jobs at the famous Mandarin Oriental cake shop and Michelin-starred restaurants at the Macau Grand Lisboa Palace resort – how does she balance her time?

On top of being a mum-of-three, Candice Chan’s work includes high-profile jobs at the famous Mandarin Oriental cake shop and Michelin-starred restaurants at the Macau Grand Lisboa Palace resort – how does she balance her time?

28 Dec 2020 - 10:00AM
Prince Harry’s military Rolex, Sylvester Stallone’s Richard Mille from The Expendables 3 and Steve McQueen’s Heuer Monaco: the celebrity watches selling for huge sums at auction

There’s a Rolex, and then there’s Paul Newman’s Rolex: discover the watches fetching millions at auction thanks to their famous owners

There’s a Rolex, and then there’s Paul Newman’s Rolex: discover the watches fetching millions at auction thanks to their famous owners

23 Dec 2020 - 11:05AM
Amid Covid-19, DNA tests are more popular than ever – here’s how knowing your genetic background can help you lead a healthier life

In a post-pandemic world, it’s more important than ever to stay healthy – and knowing your genetic makeup can help you live the right way for years to come

In a post-pandemic world, it’s more important than ever to stay healthy – and knowing your genetic makeup can help you live the right way for years to come

15 Jan 2021 - 1:01PM
How Horoloupe’s Austen Chu went from Instagram influencer to launching retail platform WristCheck and collaborating with Audemars Piguet on a China limited edition timepiece

After his once-anonymous Horoloupe IG page caught the eye of major brands, he suggested a China limited edition to Audemars Piguet and is now set to launch resale site WristCheck

After his once-anonymous Horoloupe IG page caught the eye of major brands, he suggested a China limited edition to Audemars Piguet and is now set to launch resale site WristCheck

5 Dec 2020 - 12:00PM
Bringing Botticelli to Hong Kong in times of Covid-19 – how Amanda Cheung is working to make the world’s largest Uffizi exhibition outside of Florence accessible to everyone

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: ‘Botticelli and His Times – Masterworks from the Uffizi’ is at Hong Kong Museum of Art until February 2021 – so who made it happen?

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: ‘Botticelli and His Times – Masterworks from the Uffizi’ is at Hong Kong Museum of Art until February 2021 – so who made it happen?

2 Dec 2020 - 3:50PM
Donald Trump loves Rolex while Joe Biden favours an Apple Watch – why their taste in timepieces is as different as their politics

The US president wears his Rolex to play golf and the president-elect hugs babies while sporting an Apple Watch – find out which others make the presidential cut, from James Bond-style Omegas to US$500 Seiko Chronographs

The US president wears his Rolex to play golf and the president-elect hugs babies while sporting an Apple Watch – find out which others make the presidential cut, from James Bond-style Omegas to US$500 Seiko Chronographs

8 Dec 2020 - 12:18PM
Why Patek Philippe watches matter to Hong Kong’s Aaron Lee, CEO of Dash Living, which runs co-living spaces in the city and in Singapore

Using time wisely is everything to CEO Aaron Lee, whose Patek Philippe watches are a reminder of the need to always seize the moment – in business and in life

Using time wisely is everything to CEO Aaron Lee, whose Patek Philippe watches are a reminder of the need to always seize the moment – in business and in life

1 Dec 2020 - 1:06PM
When Covid-19 struck, where was Benedict Cumberbatch? Here’s why the Sherlock and Marvel star was on a tiny island in New Zealand

The star of Doctor Strange and Patrick Melrose regularly uses meditation and breathing techniques to help focus – and they came in handy when the world came to a standstill

The star of Doctor Strange and Patrick Melrose regularly uses meditation and breathing techniques to help focus – and they came in handy when the world came to a standstill

4 Dec 2020 - 12:54PM