Franck Muller: Shenyang Forum

China remains a hot topic these days, especially for luxury brands, including those offering Swiss luxury timepieces. Between January to April 2013, Swiss watch exports to China experienced a significant decline of 25% to 432.5 million Swiss francs from 574.6 million Swiss francs over the same period in 2012, according to the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry FH. However, … More

IWC’s Winning Formula: Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton

It was merely a matter of time before Formula One drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, both from the Mercedes AMG Petronas team, were to become ambassadors for IWC. Well, this is simply because one year earlier, on 8 May 2012, the announcement of the partnership agreement between IWC and the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team was made. A … More

Raymond Weil Maestro: Classic Moon Serenade

The love of music runs deep within the family-owned Raymond Weil watch brand which is headquartered in Geneva. Founder Raymond Weil, who established his eponymous watch brand in 1976, is a fan of classical music and the opera. Weil’s two daughters are performing artists. His son-in-law, Olivier Bernheim, who is currently the President and CEO of the brand, is a … More

SWATCH Sistem: Simplified and innovative

When is a Picasso not truly a Picasso? When it is an art piece drawn by French artist Christian Chapiron. Well, sort of. Chapiron, alias Kiki Picasso, goes down in Swatch watch history as the gentleman who helped launch “the love story of Swatch and art” in 1985 when the “Kiki” was launched. That is because the “Kiki” watch is … More

Romain Jerome: Crossed

The skull symbol should not be only associated with the dark side such as evil and death. Since ancient times, the skull symbol has served as a reminder of our mortality. The first thing that comes to mind for those who view the skull as a celebration of life as opposed to death will be the Latin phrase memento mori … More

Oris plays the blues

Apart from the serpentine theme because this is the year of the snake, having a blue dial is also the in thing, as we have learnt from the BaselWorld watch fair. One timepiece that “chased the blues” away, so to speak, was the Oris John Coltrane Limited Edition. This is by far, one of the emotional pieces in blue that … More