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The latest issue of the award-winning ICON MOMENTS 2008/2009 is out today

Singapore, 23 October 2008 - ICON MOMENTS 2008/2009, the latest issue of the award-winning Chinese luxury watch and jewellery magazine targeted at the bilingual elite in Singapore and Malaysia, hits newsstands and bookstores today.

Published by SPH Magazines Pte Ltd ("SPH Magazines") and first launched in 2006, ICON MOMENTS is a brand extension of ICON, the leading luxury fashion, beauty and lifestyle magazine that epitomises style, affluence and prestige in Singapore and beyond.

The annual has bagged two prestigious regional publication awards over the past two years.

  • The inaugural issue bagged the “Award of Excellence for Best in Magazine Cover Design” in Asia Media Awards 2007.
  • The second issue was awarded the “Award of Excellence for Design & Layout” in Asia Media Awards earlier this year.

Asia Media Awards is a platform of IFRA Asia, a regional association for the publishing industry, for recognising and rewarding excellence, creativity and innovation among newspapers and magazines in Asia and the Middle East.

Ms Elsie Yah, Managing Editor of ICON MOMENTS says: “Each year, ICON MOMENTS draws attention and acclaim from both readers and industry players in the world of horology and fine jewellery. Its in-depth editorial and creative visuals have set a benchmark for many other magazines. It has proved to be one of the most widely read and sought-after titles in the market. ”

The ICON MOMENTS 2008/ 2009, retailing at S$12/ RM 22 per copy, covers topics such as:

  • The very best designs from the key manufacturers in the world of horology and fine jewellery.
  • A collection of stunning spreads showcasing the best of watch and jewellery craftsmanship.
  • Profiles of the key influences in the regional horology scene.
  • Tour around Geneva´s famous horology museums and discover the timepieces that created history.
  • The latest watch and jewellery trends.
  • Views from respected watch connoisseurs.
  • Exclusive visits to the master jewellers´ workrooms.

ICON MOMENTS will be available at selected leading Singapore bookstores, and distributed at hotels, country clubs, Silver Kris Lounges (in Changi International Airport´s Terminals 2 and 3), DBS Bank Treasure Lounge, SATS Premier Lounge (in Terminals 1 and 2) and Jet Quay Lounge.


Issued by
SPH Magazines Pte Ltd
Regn.: 196900476M


For media enquiries, please contact:

Pearly Mak
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
DID: 6319 1225
HP: 9765 6704

About SPH Magazines Pte Ltd
A leading publisher in Singapore and the region, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of media giant Singapore Press Holdings Limited.

With a proven track record for sterling editorial content & award-winning designs, SPH Magazines raises the bar as a dynamic magazine publisher. In its stable are over 100 titles in English and Chinese, covering lifestyle, fashion, beauty, society, bridal, health, men´s lifestyle, movies, automobile, parenting, decor, new media and business. All the newsstand publications, including flagship title Her World, and other well-known titles such as Female, Home and Decor, Nuyou, Torque, HWM and GameAxis are among the highest-circulating titles and best-read in their respective lifestyle categories.

This magazines group can also boast about its 10 luxury titles including its flagships The Peak and ICON. At the turn of 2008, SPH Magazines acquired Asia-Pacific Boating, China Boating, Jet Asia-Pacific, Luxury Properties, AsiaSpa, Polo China and Action Asia under its wholly-owned Hong Kong incorporated company Blu Inc Media (HK) Limited. This suite of titles has effectively made SPH Magazines the leading luxury magazine publisher in the Asia-Pacific region.

SPH Magazines’ established editorial units also provide excellent custom publishing services to major corporate clients by producing custom lifestyle magazines, newsletters and any other collateral to meet their business needs.

In the online and IT arena, SPH Magazines also has a highly regarded presence through the portals and publications of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Hardware Zone Pte Ltd. has consistently been getting rave reviews through the Hitwise awards and from several review watchdogs over the last 2 years such that it has become the most respected portal in Asia.

With a vision to continue growth regionally, SPH Magazines is set to become Asia´s publishing powerhouse. It has publishing houses in China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. SPH Magazines in its fold have achieved strong market presence in their respective sectors, as well as distinguished track records and solid reputations.

At SPH Magazines, the promise is to deliver its best to meet the diverse needs and interests of all its stakeholders and achieve its vision to be a world class Publisher of Choice.

About ICON
Launched in March 2005, ICON is Singapore´s first and most-established Chinese lifestyle magazine for the well heeled. ICON brings the world of luxury to its readers, with reports on the most exclusive parties here and abroad, the most coveted and exquisite fashion and beauty money can buy, and the glamorous lifestyles of uber-high-fliers. ICON is the definitive style guide for the affluent and famous and the voice for Singapore´s bilingual elites. ICON also publishes an annual watch and jewellery guide, ICON Moments. ICON has an edition in Malaysia.