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Ulysse Nardin Sparkling Free Wheel: The watch’s snow setting with ethically sourced diamonds takes 120 hours to complete

A masterpiece made in a limited edition of only eight pieces, Ulysse Nardin’s newest creation, the Sparkling Free Wheel is a bejewelled piece of horological art. Like drifts in the snow glistening in the morning sun, the watchmaking marvel features the diamond-setting technique known as snow setting. Performed by highly trained craftsmen, the complex method involves placing diamonds of varying sizes side by side to completely cover the surface like a blanket of fresh snow. The artisans at Art Setting, a Geneva-based workshop, have been perfecting this process for over 30 years. Along with...

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Watch collector Tom Chng and his bespoke proposal

Tom Chng is a well-known name within the watch community, who founded the Singapore Watch Club in 2015 to share his passion for timepieces through his Instagram account, @singaporewatchclub, and meet like-minded individuals in the city and beyond at regular get-togethers. His personal collection is vast, and his watch knowledge even more so. In 2017, Chng met Hosanna Swee (@hforhozzie), a photographer and currently Leica ambassador in Singapore. As the story goes, he saw her watch before he saw her face, but the pair clicked. Maybe, then, it’s not so unexpected that Chng would propose to Swee...

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