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Still perceived as too masculine for women, dive timepieces were created for navies and undersea explorers of the past. Beefy and bold, the watches are designed for easy readability under water, keeping track of bottom time, and their ability to withstand extreme conditions. Yet, the growing popularity of sea sports…

From complicated mechanical timepieces to classic and modern designs, the luxury Genevan Haute Horlogerie brand have outperformed and outdone all expectations in the watchmaking world. A league on its own, Patek Philippe is back at BaselWorld to impress.  Here are this year’s novelties: World Time Chronograph Ref. 5930This timepiece is a combination…

Blancpain sets the tone for this year’s BaselWorld with four new models. The latest additions to their classic collections, these models have stepped the game up with various unique features that make each individual timepiece stand out. The 60th Anniversary 2016 Ladybird Ultraplate Ref. 0063E-1954-55A – Women’s CollectionThis self-winding Ultra-slim Ladybird has…

In the heart of Singapore’s Orchard Road, Swiss Haute Horlogerie manufacturer Audemars Piguet reopens its flagship boutique at Liat Towers. The three-storey 196 sqm presents a stylish interior and new retail concept, reflecting 140 years of the brand’s origins, artistry and service of excellence. Inspired by scenic landscapes of Le…

Those born in the Year of Monkey are said to be competitive, ambitious, and at times mischievous. Ninth out of 12 of the Chinese zodiac animals, monkeys can also be passionate lovers with the right partner. Watchmaking artisans have picked up on the theme and are presenting iconic luxury timepieces.…

The grand masters of the watchmaking industry pulled out all the stops at the recent Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) 2016 in Geneva. A splendid synthesis of high jewellery and artful mechanics, the show highlighted exquisitely-embellished timepieces that are also big on functionality and practicality. As there can’t…

After surviving two world wars, the 1930s stock market crash, and the 1970s ‘quartz crisis’, Audemars Piguet has retained its status as one of the world’s most iconic horological brands. By continuously innovating, honouring tradition, and dedicating itself to quality craftsmanship, its timepieces have become symbols of the finest level…

Moving away from the familiar diamonds on the bezel, top end watch makers have started producing distinctive timepieces that transcend standard designs and internal intricacy. Some of the most respected names in watchmaking now offer high complications paired with decorative techniques. This includes enamelling, open-working, and gem setting in never-before-seen…