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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…

Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder. Or does it? Find out with a stimulating experience at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum. With captivating exhibits by some of the world’s leading contemporary designers, the Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial exhibition returns for its fifth year this February.   Entitled…

Epitomising the paradox of life, the chain has been a symbol of both eternal love and human suffering. Gold jewellery adorned the necks of kings and leaders and expressed enduring human affection, while metal balls and chains inflicted pain and misery among prisoners. Today, the chain is a perennial and…

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…

Montblanc hosted a VIP cocktail party and dinner at the historic Hotel des Eaux-Vives at this year’s SIHH in Geneva. Brand ambassadors Hugh Jackman, Charlotte Casraghi, and Guey Lun Mei joined friends and family of Montblanc in the celebration. The décor featured a display of model ships, reminiscent of the…

Ever since the creation of the Reverso watch in 1931, the world of polo has been closely affiliated with Jaeger-LeCoultre. Now in its 85th year, Jaeger-LeCoultre hosted an exclusive dinner last December at Palacio Sans Souci in Buenos Aires, ahead of the 122nd Argentine Polo Open. As the event’s official…

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…

The parties continue in 2016. For work, dress up in anticipation of last-minute invites. Few things will ruin a perfectly put-together cocktail ensemble more than an oversized work bag. Instead, invest in a glam clutch that is easily stashed away in the office drawer, ready for impromptu after-work parties. From…

Relationships are built on communication, trust, and love. They are two-way streets and not just limited to interactions between people. When we hanker after objects of desire, a specific colour, a simple accessory ― or piece of jewellery ― it is partly an expression of our identity. A facet of…