The A-List

Building on a rich heritage

Iñigo Ohlsson, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s managing director, South-East Asia & Oceania, talks about brand building and capitalising on the maison’s history and heritage to take it to the next level

SINGAPORE (Oct 21): Iñigo Ohlsson is talking nineteen to the dozen, not because he wants to get this interview over as quickly as possible but because he is eager to share his plans. Having joined Jaeger-LeCoultre’s team in Singapore as its managing director for South-East Asia & Oceania in April this year, Ohlsson has his job cut out for him.

Behind the scenes

Pamela Ting and Jessica Wong left stable careers to create contemporary furniture and homeware that embraced art deco and local heritage under their label Scene Shang. Now, they want to take that aesthetic and their award-winning designs beyond Singapore

At the top of his game

During a pit stop in Singapore for the F1 race last month, Chris Hemsworth talked to Options about his many roles, including as TAG Heuer ambassador, actor and father

Built for life

Matt Lorrain, co-founder of furniture line SP01, talks about the young brand’s mission to offer a contemporary, international aesthetic using natural materials that hold up across environments and over time

All eyes on me

At its core, US media services provider Netflix is about quality entertainment and making its customers happy. In an exclusive interview, co-founder, chairman and CEO Reed Hastings talks about his appetite as a tech entrepreneur, what powers the company forward and how the team finds inspiration to tell the compelling stories for which the brand is known

Powering ahead

BMW intends to play a leading role in the electric car market and welcomes competition, says BMW Group Asia managing director Christopher Wehner

(Sept 9): At Singapore’s recent National Day Parade, a long convoy of military vehicles wowed the 27,000 spectators. The 10 Leopard main battle tanks, each weighing more than 50 tonnes and looking menacing with their 5m-long guns, were the highlight of the display.

Experience matters

Patrick Pruniaux, CEO of Ulysse Nardin, sees a promising future for the watchmaking industry — if things are done the right way

(Aug 26): Come September, it would be two years since Patrick Pruniaux took on the role of CEO at Ulysse Nardin. When asked how he feels about his journey so far, Pruniaux beams, “It’s getting even more exciting every month now, because the brand is constantly evolving.”

Tough act to follow

When G-Shock watches were launched about 30 years ago, Casio did not expect the business to become the huge phenomenon that it is today. Takashi Uema, general manager of the company’s timepieces sales promotion department, talks about the watch’s journey and the secret behind its success

Luxury in the air

Long-haul flights have become delightful getaways for Air France’s Business Class passengers, especially with Chef Julien Royer’s exclusive culinary creations for the airline’s daily Singapore-to-Paris flights

Golden era

Royal Selangor Singapore celebrates 50 years in the city state, renewing bonds and feting friends and employees.

SINGAPORE (June 17): Melding tradition and evolution in pewter is an ongoing process at 134-year-old Royal Selangor, a name synonymous with craftsmanship. The Malaysian company ventured across the Causeway in 1968 and was producing pewterware in Paya Lebar until the early 1990s, when the strong Singapore dollar forced it to close the factory.

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