XXIV 2022i

Every year XXIV takes time out with 24 thought leaders and celebrities from the worlds of art, culture, fashion, finance and more

  • Some timepieces are a cut above the rest when painstakingly adorned with precious gems – like Graff’s Classic Butterfly and Parmigiani’s Tonda Automatic White Gold with 979 diamonds on the dial
  • Piaget’s Limelight Gala Precious is set with diamonds in a green gradient, while Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Rendez-Vous Dazzling Shooting Star pays tribute to the night sky

Watchmakers and jewel artisans have created sensational pieces for women in the past … take a peek at how irresistibly creative some of them were

Watchmaking is a craft steeped in tradition, but as in the art world, designers aren’t beyond turning to contemporary allusions … here’s everything you need to know


From a stint at Richard Mille when the brand was starting out, to his work at the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie and WatchProfessor quizzes on Instagram – Chan wants you to see timepieces as art

Aaron Lau, founder and CEO of Gusto Collective, believes that businesses need ‘a reason to exist’ … here’s what you need to know about this Hong Kong marketing guru

Before finding her power through the community of women she built, Sarah Vee says she wouldn’t even have had breakfast with herself: here’s how she changed the narrative

His career has taken him across the continents to interview winemakers, visit wineries and, of course, taste wine, sometimes up to 50 a day – but how did he get started?

Who says ladies’ watches have to be teeny and cutesy? As women seek bolder and more assertive looks, luxury watchmakers are making belated steps towards gender-neutral fashions

She’s the founder of green and social empowerment initiatives 8Shades, Empact28 and EcoDrive in her own right, but the Hong Kong heiress says she still gets compared to her tycoon father Peter Lam

Taking stock: Zerodha co-founder Nikhil Kamath is one of India’s youngest billionaires – and he’s already pledged to give away a quarter of his fortune

In a Cantopop-dominated music scene, the punk rock quartet has played for almost 20 years – thanks in part to bassist Ng being the ‘glue’ holding the group together


These pieces go to great lengths to pack minute detail into complications so you can see what makes them tick, from Hublot’s 42mm Big Bang and the taiko-inspired Grand Seiko Kodo

First it was Bulgari’s 1.88mm Octo Finissimo Ultra, then Richard Mille’s 1.75mm RM UP-01 Ferrari – but what exactly are watchmakers sacrificing in pursuit of the ultra-skinny watch?

Air, land or sea? Rugged timepieces made to withstand the elements defined the early efforts of many luxury watchmakers – and they won’t let us forget that heritage today

From the Breitling Chronomat GMT 40 and Patek Philippe’s latest Nautilus edition, to pieces by Audemars Piguet, Tudor and A. Lange & Söhne, these watches could become your next family heirloom