Issue: June 15, 2011   (Archive)
Tuesday, October 6, 2015   

Star turn
Celebrities playing fashion designers is not a new concept. The latest famous face with design aspirations is Carina Lau Kar-ling.

Private dancer
Grace and movement. Those are the two words most associated with dance. So when Escada says the genesis of its winter collection is dance, expect to see lots of flowy lines and comfortable cuts.

Time for tea
Restaurants love afternoon teas as they take care of that lull between lunch and dinner. And customers love them too as it is a great time to socialize. So you are always spoiled for choice when it comes to unusual teas available.

Check out the masters
The Asia Contemporary Art Show returns to Hong Kong for its seventh edition. There will be an exclusive VIP preview on Thursday, followed by three days of public viewing.

Language of love
Getting a sense of the bond between a mother and son is almost always heartwarming. This bond is amply reflected in the Double Impact artworks exhibition of Forbes Francis Chung and his mother Marble Lam at New Gallery on Old Bailey in Kowloon.

At Watches and Wonders in Wan Chai, visitors marvel at an intricate Cartier wristwatch. The piece captivates with a complicated tourbillon movement in a sea of fine diamonds.

Van Cleef & Arpels Cadenas Pavee Saphirs Roses Bracelet Or
The bracelet watch, originally created in 1935, was inspired by Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor. It has gone on to become one of the most iconic watches of the French label. Retaining a similar design, the re-edition introduces several colored-stones-encrusted variations, including this one where diamonds and pink sapphires are set on the rose-gold case, clasp and dial. An enlarged dial and 12 hour markers have enhanced readability.

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Star Of Infinity
The latest jewelry timepiece to be exclusively unveiled at the fair will center on the Astral Skeleton theme. The dial highlights the RD01SQ skeleton double flying tourbillon, which is composed of charcoal gray rhodium circular plates and Celtic cross-shaped carriages. The white gold case, the flange and the star are all decked out in diamonds. The luminous interpretation uses 312 baguette-cut diamonds totaling 14.93 carats. Production is limited to 28 pieces.

Piaget Emperador Coussin XL Lune Astronomique
The new addition to the Secrets and Lights series features a dial that depicts the regions connected by the Silk Route, crafted using the champleve enamel technique with miniature enamel- painted details. While a wind rose nautical compass motif pays tribute to world travelers, an astronomical moon is positioned at 6 o'clock to display the moon phases. At 46.5mm, the rose-gold case houses the automatic 860P caliber, which will lose or gain only one day in 122 years. Production is limited to eight pieces.

Richard Mille RM 69 Erotic Tourbillon
By pressing the push button at 10 o'clock, the watch will display a new, randomly assembled message every time. "Let me kiss you tonight" is an agreeable, but still cheeky, phrase that the "sexting complication" boldly displays on the dial. The bridges and plate of the mechanical hand-wound tourbillon caliber are machined from grade 5 titanium. Designed in collaboration with Renaud & Papi, the movement has 505 components and is extremely compact, thanks to its unique Duoplan construction. Production is limited to 30 pieces.

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