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Taking the spotlight in recent timepieces is the warm and charming rose gold. Its rich hue instils a sense of depth into anything it comes in contact with. Black, the most easygoing of all colours, serves as the perfect backdrop for this metal’s fervent tone. It does not distract; instead…

Wrap watches are secretive in nature, twirling around your wrist like a bracelet rather than a timepiece. Yet the time-telling component is hard to miss, unless hidden beneath a gemstone or precious metal. Watchmakers turn to their heritage to find inspiration for new watches, and the results are chic and…

Rare timepieces are works of art, objects of desire and an enduring proposition for collectors. We present seven horological treasures that accent the colour lavender, each of them magnificent and dazzling.   Breguet (image opener) At BaselWorld 2015, Breguet introduced its latest Reine de Naples Princesse Mini models. Associated with…

At their simplest form, watches do one thing — tell time. At the other end of the spectrum are mechanical wonders of the highest horological order, fitted with tourbillons, chronograph movements, and astronomical indications. Here, you’ll also find another category, one that applies age-old artistry and techniques to produce works…

Distinguished by their deep blood-red colour, rubies rank as the world’s second most precious stones, after diamonds. Their ruddy colour among a sparkling sea of hues and cuts upholds their fiery symbolism of passion and romance. The beauty of jewellery watches lies in their exquisite gem setting, where varied cuts…

Fourteen years into the business, Wee Yong O is certainly not new to the luxury watch industry. Having started as Assistant Brand Manager of Sincere Fine Watches — one of Singapore’s most established luxury retail and distributor — handling mainly Franck Muller and previously in-house luxury brands such as Chanel,…

One of the world’s largest diamonds ever unearthed was the 3,106ct Cullinan from South Africa. However, the unpolished stone was simply a diamond in the rough — it lacked the detailed cut and facets that allowed for proper light reflection. And so it was cleaved, cut, and polished, giving birth…

One of the oldest watch complication, the minute repeater was a necessity when it first appeared in the 17th century. It allowed time to be heard in the dark by activating a pusher or slider. The sounds chime out the hours, quarter, and down to the minute in various tones.…

Laid bare for all to admire, openworked (or skeleton) watches present their incredible internal mechanisms, with movements stripped down to basic essentials. A challenging art in itself, it requires a meticulous process of cutting away metal on plates, bridges, and other areas to reveal a precisely engineered time machine. Through…