The Second World War in Singapore, Sentosa, Amara Heritage Trail and our Longines 1935

Source: TimeWerke Videos on YouTube For many today, Singapore’s island of Sentosa, a name that means “peace and tranquillity” when translated from Malay, is synonymous with gambling, fun and relaxation what with its key attractions like Universal Studios Singapore and Resorts World Sentosa, which is one of two casinos found in Singapore. Sentosa is also where visitors can enjoy a … More

Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa: A Taste of the Empire

Video: TimeWerke Videos on YouTube The “Colonial Set Menu” seen in the video above is a specially curated food offering by Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa to coincide with the launch of its “Amara Heritage Trail” in early September 2018. The Amara Heritage Trail is a walking trail that allows visitors to discover the nature and history within the resort. The … More

Watch Brands and the World’s Most Admired Man and Woman

Who are the people in the world you most admire? Perhaps it is one or both of your parents and/or your spouse? Well, based on the answers of more than 37,000 people from 35 countries surveyed by YouGov, an international market research agency, Microsoft Corporation founder Bill Gates and Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie are the world’s most admired man and … More

Understanding and Appreciating the Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935

During the 1930s, “avigation” watches were better known as the Type A-7 – a classification system for Air Force chronograph wristwatches. “Avigation” is a term derived from the words “Aviation” and “Navigation” and such watches were used back then by American Air Force navigators for astronomic navigation or “course determination through the stars”. The Longines Type A-7 US Army Avigation … More

Longines Heritage Military: At the battle font

The Longines Heritage Military is yet another reminder of the brand’s long watchmaking history and is inspired by a watch from the brand’s historical collection housed within the Longines Museum located at its headquarters in Saint-Imier, Switzerland. The Heritage Military is a modern reinterpretation of a historical 1918 Longines watch produced for the military (possibly British or American) in the … More

Longines Master Collection GMT Singapore: Independence Day

With Singapore celebrating its 50th year of independence in 2015, Longines was among the first (and most likely the first) to launch a commemorative timepiece celebrating this Golden Jubilee. The watch is known as its Master Collection GMT Singapore – 50th Anniversary of Independence. This 38.5mm Longines GMT is in 18K rose gold and features Singapore as the representative city … More

Longines: China’s best watch brand for gifting by men

What Swiss watch brand do wealthy Chinese typically opt for when sourcing a gift for men? Well, according to the Hurun Report Chinese Luxury Consumer Survey 2013 released on 15 January 2013, Longines was the only watch brand among the list. Longines was ranked 15th in the “Best Brand for Gifting by Men”. What was interesting from the survey was … More