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…

Peridots, sapphires, and tourmalines bring out the best in diamonds, as seen in some of our favourite pieces. Whether used as centre stones or as accents, these gemstones complement the brilliance of diamonds. This year, jewellery is also all about function and wearability. From Carlo Barberis’ flexible bracelets to Victor…

Move over monkeys, apparently this is the year of the bird ― at least in the world of haute horlogerie. From Jaquet Droz’s Charming Bird to Bulgari’s Lycea Giardino Paradiso and Chanel’s Mademoiselle Prive, the bird is taking centre stage in this year’s watch novelties. Burgundy and blue seem to…

Come April, Van Cleef & Arpels will host The Art & Science of Gems at Singapore’s ArtScience Museum. Held in partnership with the French National Museum of Natural History, the SolitaireLuxe team was invited for a sneak preview of the exhibition’s concept. Blending rich artistic heritage of the French jewellery house and…

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…

Although the temperature is dropping in Basel, everyone is in high spirits within the four corners of the exhibition halls. Day 2 of the show proves to be as exciting as the opening day, with visitors and the media eagerly await what’s in store for them from the exhibitors. And…

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…

BaselWorld 2016 officially opens today, and it promises to be an exciting one yet again. One of the most eagerly awaited jewellery and watches shows in the world, BaselWorld marks the start of Spring with trendsetting collections and innovative novelties. Today 1,500 fine jewellery and watches exhibitors from all over…

For somebody admitting to having been “often single and lonely” in her 20s, renting movies and eating pizza by herself, A-list actress Rachel Weisz is now a picture of happiness and contentment. Married to James Bond actor Daniel Craig for four years now, Rachel seems to have finally found the…

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…