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Demand for luxury watches on the rise

GEORGE TOWN: Owning luxury watches like Rolex is the new rage among the young who cannot go for holidays abroad due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Watch specialist Vincent Wong said there has been an uptrend in demand for such timepieces as investment since the first lockdown in 2020. “Due to the pandemic, foreign currencies have…
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Caring for your waterproof watch

Many expensive timepieces come with a degree of waterproofing or ‘water-resistance’, but not many people know what this actually means. The indication of the degree of water resistance described either in meters, or in bars (1 bar = 10 meters = 33 feet) is a technical term used within the industry but does not correspond…
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Passion that stands the test of time

PENANGITE Vincent Ong was only 21 when he decided to apply to Rolex Singapore Private Ltd as a watch repairer. He got the job and that was the start of his horology career. Thirteen years down the road, he is still repairing, overhauling and restoring complicated mechanical watches which may have parts numbering anything from…
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