Tech & Design

The Project Neptune submarine. Photo: Aston Martin
Liquid assets: 3 luxury superyachts – and even a submarine – to cruise on

Cruise the shores – or below the sea, in the case of Project Neptune submarine – in style with these enviable luxury superyachts

23 May 2022 - 10:00AM
Do we need fashion weeks any more? Luxury is moving into the metaverse

Who needs models? More than 100,000 people attended the world’s first Metaverse Fashion Week and many brands are doing tidy business selling digital-only wearables

23 May 2022 - 3:34PM
Alfred Dunhill’s Namiki Turtle fountain pen, one of the most sought after pens produced by the company that is famed for its luxury accessories for gentlemen. Photo: Handout
Explainer | Why are Dunhill fountain pens so expensive and sought-after?

The luxury brand went from humble saddlery to gentleman’s fashion house over the centuries – with its pens being particularly covetable, some going for millions at auction today

17 May 2022 - 12:48PM
The Guardians of Fashion project will mint 6,888 NFTs for two-dimensional avatars, and Warner Music has signed on as its first partner. Photo: Handout
How are Hollywood celebrities getting in on the NFT craze?

Stars from Snoop Dogg and Paris Hilton to Mila Kunis and Reese Witherspoon are all getting in on the action – but will their early market entry pay off?

2 May 2022 - 6:00PM
The Marchi Mobile’s eleMMent Palazzo Superior is priced at nearly US$3 million (HK$23.5 million). Photo: Marchi Mobile
Palaces on wheels: the most impressive RVs to travel the road in style

Taking road trips to a whole new level, here are some of the most extravagant RVs with luxurious features – and some are worth millions

3 May 2022 - 11:54AM
The future of transportation may involve the use of “flying taxis”, at a scale of up to 430,000 operating aircrafts by 2040. Photo: Archer
Taxiing to take-off: are flying taxis the future of public transport?

If you thought we’d be driving flying cars by now, you’re not far off … here are the aviation pioneers leading the trend that could turn into a US$1.5 trillion market

1 May 2022 - 8:00PM
Artist Takashi Murakami and the NFT Hublot Takashi Murakami Sapphire Rainbow. Photo: Hublot
How are watch brands leveraging NFTs and the metaverse today?

Blockchain, crypto, NFTs and the metaverse – how watch brands are making sense of the increasingly mainstream world of Web3 initiatives

26 Apr 2022 - 10:00PM
Get an inside look at this luxurious refurbished Boeing 767 private jet. Photos: VIP Completions
Inside a new Boeing 767 VIP private jet that sleeps a whopping 17 people

Talk about flying in style – this new private plane has six living areas complete with a home cinema, conference room and bathrooms with showers and marble vanities

25 Apr 2022 - 10:00PM
Minute Repeater Tri-Axial Tourbillon by Girard Perregaux, which is equipped with a gong to sound delightful chimes and features two concave box-type sapphire crystals to showcase the 37.50 mm-diameter movement, reference GP09560-0001. Photo: Handout
Explainer | What is a minute repeater, and why do watch collectors go crazy for them?

In an industry obsessed with intricate engineering, minute repeaters represent the very peak of craftsmanship – so what’s all the fuss about?

13 Apr 2022 - 4:00PM
Fashion icon Coco Chanel was inspired by a difficult childhood to create signature little black dresses, stretch jerseys, mannish tweed tailoring – and the versatile 2.55 handbag – to liberate women from the restrictive apparel that dominated in the early 20th century. Photo: Chanel
Explainer | How Coco Chanel’s orphanage upbringing inspired the iconic 2.55 bag

Emotional baggage? The classic clutch contains numerous nods to Coco’s upbringing at Aubazine Abbey orphanage – from the distinctive diamond-shaped quilting to the red velvet interior

12 Apr 2022 - 4:46PM
Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich and his US$700 million superyacht, the Eclipse. Photo: Reuters, AFP
Where is Roman Abramovich’s Eclipse superyacht now – and what’s it like?

From bulletproof glass to anti-paparazzi laser defences, take a peek inside the Russian billionaire’s US$700 million superyacht – which just marina-hopped to avoid sanctions

2 Apr 2022 - 6:00PM
Find out which Asian celebs own real-life Batmobiles. Photos: @shairaahmedkhan, @supercarblondie, @jaychou/Instagram
The Batmobile in real life? 5 Asian stars who own versions of the famed car

Who are the real-life Bruce Waynes who brought the comic book Batmobile to the road – except for Jay Chou’s display-only vehicle?

1 Apr 2022 - 8:00AM
Presentation is half the wow factor in fine dining, as made clear by Estro, winner of 100 Top Tables’ Best Ambience award. Photo: Estro
Which restaurants offer the best service and ambience in Hong Kong?

A special meal is not just about the food, but the whole dining experience – as 100 Top Tables 2022’s best service and ambience award winners prove

31 Mar 2022 - 11:04AM
For 2022, Omega has announced new models in its Constellation, Speedmaster and Seamaster collections – including these Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep watches. Photos: Omega
STYLE Edit: Omega adds new models to three iconic collections for 2022

Constellation, Speedmaster and Seamaster are among the brand’s most famous collections and this year they all get new models – there’s even a new Moonwatch to mark the brand’s role in space

29 Mar 2022 - 10:00AM
The Porsche Taycan was China’s most popular luxury electric vehicle (EV) until it was dethroned by the HiPhi X in September 2021. Photo: Porsche
Beyond Tesla: will the luxury car world be completely electric by 2030?

The market for electric vehicles (EVs) is growing, but some established brands may find it difficult keep pace with the newer competition – so what are their plans for the future of cars?

20 Mar 2022 - 6:00AM
Former Royal Air Force pilot turned social entrepreneur Nathan Jones. Photo: Handout
Meet Nathan Jones, the Royal Air Force pilot turned social entrepreneur

Former Royal Air Force pilot Nathan Jones talks Invictus Games success, his social enterprise promoting mental fitness and why Bremont Arrow is his favourite watch

10 Mar 2022 - 8:00AM
Elizabeth Holmes has surprising links with China and its culture. Photos: Getty Images, Corbis
Inside disgraced Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes’ secret links to China

Elizabeth Holmes was once the darling of the biotech and Silicon Valley start-up world, wowing everyone with her Mandarin skills, determination and drive – but how much of it was true?

5 Mar 2022 - 5:00AM
Kross Studio has designed a US$100,000 watch to tie in with the upcoming film The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson, and it comes with a watch box that’s also a working Bat Signal spotlight. Photo:
Inside the Swiss watch tie-in with Robert Pattinson’s The Batman

Kross Studio’s limited edition Batman Tourbillon watch costs a cool US$100,000 and comes with a watch box that doubles as your very own Bat Signal spotlight

28 Feb 2022 - 5:18PM
Poplar Riverside, just one part of London focusing on creative hubs that combine living and working spaces, and whose benefits have been shown to push up prices in the surrounding area. Photo Upper Riverside
Why hip millennial Londoners are moving into co-living creative hubs

Co-living, co-working spaces for artistic types are bringing financial as well as lifestyle gains to surrounding districts and creative souls

25 Feb 2022 - 4:00PM
Radiant plates of different sizes from the Soleil d’Hermès collection, the latest from La Table Hermès, the storied Parisian luxury house’s tableware division. Photos: Hermès
STYLE Edit: Inside the bright new Soleil d’Hermès tableware collection

The Soleil d’Hermès collection, the latest from its La Table division designed by Arielle de Brichambaut, uses bold colour and natural forms to uplifting effect

21 Feb 2022 - 10:00AM