HAPPENINGS: After the release of the acclaimed Millenary collection for men by Swiss luxury watchmaker Audemars Piguet, it's time for the brand to unveil the women's Millenary collection.

Alongside the official launch of the new watches was a dedicated exhibition of the brand's iconic timepieces over the years. Audemars Piguet sourced 27 historical watches archived from its museum in Le Brassus, Switzerland, to showcase in the oval-shaped area, which mirrors the dial structure of the Millenary watch. Among the displays were milestone creations in the watch industry's history, for example, the world's smallest repeater watch dating back to 1921.

David von Gunten, CEO of Greater China at Audemars Piguet, and Karim Azar, general manager for retail leasing at International Finance Centre Management, hosted the opening ceremony with Michele Reis and Dee Poon. Prince Jewellery & Watch chairman Jimmy Tang, socialites Victoria Tang, Nina Lam and daughter Jenny Lam, and Claudine Ying were also spotted at the grand opening.


OVERHEARD The collection is a celebration of women. I love it.


CHIC CHAT with Dee Poon

What is your definition of time ?

The universe defines time, we don't define time. Often, we are just moving through time without [appreciating] the moment. The most important thing for me is to recognise that time is passing.

How do you decide which timepiece to buy?

I read a book by Kierkegaard. "Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards," he said. There are many beautiful watches in the market and everybody finds their own meaning [in a watch]. I find the reverse movement fascinating.

How do you balance work and play?

I am lucky - I like what I do. So a lot of times, work is play. Sometimes, on the flip side, play is work. I try to give myself freedom to do what I need to do when I want to.

How do you like to spend your spare time?

I read a lot. Last night, I was reading a book about the ethics of genetics by Michael Sandel.