Patek Philippe Ref. 1665M “Peranakan Culture” dome table clock: Vibrant Flower Power

To appreciate the Patek Philippe Ref. 1665M “Peranakan Culture” dome table clock in cloisonné enamel, perhaps the first and most important question for the uninitiated is: what is a Peranakan? The term “Peranakan” is both a Malay and Indonesian word and it means “descendant” or “local-born” when translated to English. It is generally used to describe descendants of early Chinese … More

Cyrus Watches Klepcys Réveil: An Alarming Case

While the alarm watch could well date back to the 15th century, the oldest-known alarm wristwatch is said to be ornamental one that was made in 1876, according to Michael Philip Horlbeck in his book, The Alarm Wristwatch. What was alarming (pun definitely intended) was how the wearer was notified by the alarm. In the oldest-known alarm wristwatch elaborately set … 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

Guess Connect Smartwatch: Anyone’s guess

The Guess Connect smartwatch, slated for launch in the later part of 2015, comes in a form that many will find way much easier to “connect” with as it is unlike the typical box-shaped, techy-looking and mostly non-elegant smartwatches already available in the market. After all, the Guess Connect smartwatch is designed like any other fashion watch. Guess Watches need … More