Michael Jackson: Remember the Time

It would have been the 59th birthday for the King of Pop on 29 August 2017. We thought it would be interesting and good to honour the late Michael Jackson (29 August 1958 to 25 June 2009) by recalling what took place to commemorate his birthday a year ago, between July and August 2016, as well as to take a … More

Why does the solar eclipse move from west to east?

We all know that the Sun rises from the east and sets in the west. This is because Earth rotates around its own axis eastwards. Similarly, the Moon orbits around Earth from west to east. So why does the solar eclipse move from west to east? In other words, why does the Moon and its shadow, move eastwards rather than … More

Solar Eclipse sighting at 30,000 feet

Above: Video footage of the Lufthansa Airbus A340 flight piloted by Captain Marko-Cyrus Müller and the solar eclipse witnessed onboard and while flying at 30,000 feet near Greenwood, South Carolina. Video: © Lufthansa. This video is on YouTube and is found on TimeWerke Videos. While there was a total solar eclipse over North America on 21 August 2017, not all … More

Cosentino: Anything is Possible – Cos’ it is about Time

“Cosentino: Anything is Possible”, is a magic show which runs from 17 to 27 August 2017 held in Mastercard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands Singapore. Mastercard Theatres is owned by Base Entertainment Asia. Now, what is the link between time and this magic show? Well, the illusions and “magic” of the whole show is all about time. “What makes an … More

The Wristwatch Handbook: An important reference

When I first thumbed through The Wristwatch Handbook and looked at the images, my initial fear was that it was going to be another cut-and-paste job. However, such a fear was totally unfounded. Once you begin reading what Ryan Schmidt has to share, the content value of what this book has to offer multiplies exponentially. For example, did you know … More

Singapore and the watch markets of South-East Asia

In the Far East, namely South-East Asia in particular, it comes as no surprise that Singapore is often the first choice when it comes to the establishment of a watch brand’s boutique in this region. German watch brand and Manufacture Glashütte Original for instance, opened its first South-East Asian boutique in Singapore towards the end of 2015. This is the … More

The importance of Asia for Swiss Watch Exports

How large is the market in Asia for Swiss watch brands? Well, there is no doubting Asia’s importance as it is the biggest market for Swiss watch exporters, accounting for half of such exports in terms of value. In 2015, the total value of Swiss watch exports worldwide was CHF21.5 billion, representing a decline of 3.3%, according to the Federation … More

The Deep Sea: What we do not know

While you may know that the oceans cover 71% of the Earth’s surface, are you aware that it contains around 97% of our planet’s water? Do you also know that 95% of our oceans remain unexplored? Or, that more men have landed on the Moon than those that have dived into the deepest areas of our oceans? The point is, … More