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While familiar, Chopard’s new sports watch collection proves it is more than just déjà vu The year was 1972, just a few years after the ‘Quartz Crisis’ where Japanese ingenuity with the introduction of the more precise, high-beat quartz movement caused Swiss watchmakers to shelve their mechanically-operated timepieces. Hence, in…

Subtle precious embellishments to create a little more shine on your wrist The year is 2019 and no one says “diamonds are a girl’s best friend” anymore. Precious gemstones no longer identify as just accents to be emblazoned and wearing a watch now tells you the time, place, and where…

Our all-time favourite wrist-worthy ladies’ watches Like a Fendi Baguette bag or a Volkswagen Beetle, there are some things that remain firmly in the public’s mind, sparking instant brand recognition. These are game changers in the industry that become perennial favourites through the years. Watches are no different. These iconic…

THE ART OF TIME Championing artisans and their rare hand craftsmanship As we race towards a future dominated by industrialisation and technology, where does it leave a 178-year-old watchmaker like Patek Philippe, a brand that prides itself on tradition and horological legacy? While the brand stands firmly rooted on its…

If there is one watch extravagance that epitomises the resurgence of horology in the 21st century, it is the tourbillon. A mechanism designed to counter the effects of gravity on timing precision, the tourbillon continues to capture the imagination of modern-day aficionados with its blend of the technical and theatrical.…

In Jules Verne’s book, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Captain Nemo commandeered perilous expeditions in a submarine called the Nautilus. It is a story filled with adventure and gumption, steering into unchartered waters, battling giant squids, and offering a new perspective on the world.     In a similar…

After more than two months of renovations, Cortina Watch finally unveiled its 152 sqm Patek Philippe boutique at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands in November. The new space houses a contemporary vibe that exudes elegance and symmetry in neutral colours. Dark wooden panels and cream leather create contrasting tones accented…