Watches

One last time, with feel: Patek Philippe’s discontinued Nautilus 5711 has been revived for a one-off anniversary collaboration with Tiffany & Co., limited to a run of 170 and priced at US$52,635. Photo: Tiffany & Co.
How Tiffany & Co. and Patek Philippe crafted the last-ever Nautilus 5711

Earlier this year Patek Philippe discontinued its most-coveted model … but now there’s a ‘final’ limited edition run of 170 pieces in timeless Tiffany Blue – costing US$52,635 a pop

7 Dec 2021 - 11:48AM
Inside the engine room of Corum’s Golden Bridge. Photo: Handout
Why serious timepiece collectors go crazy for watch bridges

Bridges are a fundamental part of any timepiece – and brands like Girard-Perregaux and Corum spend hundreds of hours elevating this vital mechanism to an art form

17 Nov 2021 - 10:55AM
The luxury watch resale market has been on a tear this year, led by popular brands like Rolex. But the Vacheron Constantin Overseas has become a standout of 2021, and is on track to double in value. Photo: aBlogtoWatch/Youtube
Should collectors buy a Vacheron Constantin Overseas instead of a Rolex?

There may be only one king of the luxury watch world, but 2021’s smartest investment is almost certainly made by a Swiss rival that won over the influencer crowd

11 Nov 2021 - 12:55PM
Blogger turned model, TV presenter and now Hublot ambassador, Chiara Ferragni. Photos: Hublot
STYLE Edit: Why Chiara Ferragni became a Hublot watch ambassador

The Italian fashion influencer has crowned her meteoric rise to prominence by joining watch brand Hublot as ambassador to collaborate on its Big Bang Collection

5 Nov 2021 - 10:00AM
Hublot’s latest contribution to this genre is the Classic Fusion Chronograph made in collaboration with the American artist and activist Shepard Fairey. Photo: Hublot
Could this be 2021’s most unlikely luxury watch trend?

Moody, minimal, monochrome: how artisan watchmakers are bringing darkness into the light

27 Jul 2021 - 10:00AM
Hermès’ Arceau Lift Tourbillon Répétition Minutes on your wrist is sure to signify class and taste. Photo: Hermès
Complications revealed: 5 awe-inspiring watches for the true connoisseur

Wearing a classy timepiece on your wrist is a sure-fire way to show your sophistication and worldliness – and these technically dazzling pieces from Richard Mille, Cartier and more will impress even the most discerning observer

5 Jun 2021 - 10:03AM
Omega’s Speedmaster Moonwatch has had a significant update for 2021, including the introduction of a powerful Master Chronometer certified anti-magnetic movement. Photo: Omega
STYLE Edit: Omega’s Speedmaster Moonwatch gets a smart 2021 update

Few watches deserve the moniker ‘classic’ more than the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch worn by Nasa’s Apollo 11 astronauts on their mission to the moon – the latest offers a significant technical upgrade but retains the original’s iconic look

22 Apr 2021 - 10:00AM
Brad Pitt wearing his Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Norton Edition, just one of the watches he owns – and now here’s a few latest luxury models to get your collection started. Photo: Getty Images
Brad Pitt collects watches – here’s 5 luxe models we think he might like

These creations from top brands like Jaeger-LeCoultre and Richard Mille run the spectrum from boardroom-ready to rugged technical diving watches and elegant dress models

21 Apr 2021 - 10:19AM
The year’s new Nautilus offerings are among the 2021 releases from Patel Philippe. Photo: Patek Philippe
9 new timepieces Patek Philippe unveiled at Watches & Wonders

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
The olive-green hued Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711 will be the company’s last iteration of the much sought-after timepiece. Photo: Patek Philippe
Patek Philippe’s final Nautilus watch puts fans in a frenzy

From a Tiffany & Co stamped version that sells at auction for US$125,000, to a 50 per cent bump in price on the secondary market, the hype around the Nautilus 5711 continues to grow

18 Apr 2021 - 9:05PM
A watch display at Baselworld, the world’s leading annual watch and jewellery show - but does it do enough to help save an industry short on genuine innovation? Photo: Reuters
Opinion | Apple could kill the Swiss luxury watch industry

The industry survived the Japanese-led quartz revolution of the 70s and 80s thanks almost entirely to Swatch – now the likes of Rolex and Audemars Piguet need to find a new champion or risk being rendered obsolete by the Apple and other smartwatches

12 Apr 2021 - 2:02PM
Why do Bollywood stars love biryani? Photos: AFP, Shutterstock
We know Shah Rukh Khan is a biryani fan, but where does the dish come from?

Shah Rukh Khan swore by Salman Khan’s recipe during lockdown, while local variants of the rice and meat dish are regularly enjoyed across South and East Asia

3 Mar 2021 - 12:00PM
Meghan Markle and Oprah Winfrey in the TV personality’s sit-down interview with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Photo: CBS
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry finally tell all

‘You said some pretty shocking things here,’ said Winfrey in the preview clip of her upcoming interview with the royal couple – so what can we expect from the exclusive tell-all?

6 Mar 2021 - 8:13AM
Donald Trump with Indonesian tycoon Hary Tanoesoedibjo and the overview of their coming tourism development, Lido City. Photo: @CoconutJakarta/ Twitter; MNC Land
Golf, showbiz and tax breaks: is this the perfect Trump project?

The former US president has partnered with an Indonesian billionaire on a resort destination hat will offer golf, a theme park and a movie studio which promises to be Asia’s answer to Hollywood

24 Feb 2021 - 11:22AM
Donald Trump in Home Alone 2 with Macaulay Culkin, who said he would support the former president being cut out of the film. Photo: @AlliGraz/Twitter
Not just Home Alone 2: the Donald Trump film cameos you may have forgotten

The King of Cameos? Donald Trump has never been one to shy away from the limelight, and he appeared in a lot more movies than you might remember – here are 11 you may have missed

22 Feb 2021 - 8:00AM
Hong Kong model and actress Anita Yuen poses in front of Hermès merchandise – the brand is one of her favourites, but what else does she spend her money on? Photo: @anitayuenwy/Instagram
The handbags and houses of award-winning actress Anita Yuen

The award-winning 90s star clearly loves Hermès, and watches from Rolex and Patek Philippe – but how else does she spend her fortune?

19 Jan 2021 - 12:37PM
RM 65-01 Automatic Split Seconds Chronograph. Photo: Richard Mille
STYLE Edit: Richard Mille’s Split Seconds makes every tenth-second counts

With a balance wheel oscillating far faster than most, this timepiece is a masterpiece of precision watchmaking – it even winds quickly, thanks to a patented push-button winder

18 Jan 2021 - 10:10AM
Hong Kong interior designer Candice Chan talks about work-life balance. Photo: Candice Chan
How did Covid-19 inspire this busy designer to find more family 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 was part of the British RAF’s Attack Helicopter Regiment gifted the limited edition Explorer II watch by Rolex – now a comrade has sold his and it fetched nearly US$40,000 thanks to the connection. Photo: Watchfinder & Co.
Prince Harry’s Rolex, and more celebrity-owned watches selling for big money

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
Tudor has a long history in diver’s watches, continued today with models such as these from the Black Bay Bronze range. Photo: Tudor
Hong Kong exhibition showcases 60 years of Tudor dive watches

‘Dare to Dive into Tudor’s Underwater World’ celebrated the luxury brand’s heritage in time-only and tool watches including the Submariner, Pelagos and Black Bay ranges

17 Dec 2020 - 5:00PM