Editors' picks: The watches that made our wishlist
The power of a timepiece is often underestimated. Here at Buro Singapore, we love our watches, from the expertise needed in creating these mechanical art forms dating back centuries to the many designs to suit every personality. (Oh, and it also tells the time.) What better way to share our passion for horology than to bring you a selection of iconic pieces that we love.
Norman Tan | Editor-In-Chief
"Don't be fooled by my bleached platinum hair. Deep down, I'm a classicist at heart. Which is why the Omega Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial has my vote. An iconic timepiece first released in 1957, this handsome diving watch has a water resistance of up to 300 meters, perfect for the hardcore divers. The Sand-blasted black dial, polished ceramic bezel and hands coated with 'vintage' Super-Luminova have upgraded the Omega Seamaster for a new generation while still protecting the integrity of its original design."
Dora Aljoofri | Fashion Editor
"Trust the House of Chanel to create a timepiece that has all the right moves — technically and aesthetically. The Chanel Boy.Friend is a seamless blend of femininity with masculinity, and it's the one timepiece that I can see myself wearing time and time again with any ensemble, day or night."
Denise Kok | Lifestyle Editor
"Unveiled earlier this year at the SIHH 2015, Audemars Piguet's Punk Diamond watch marries a futuristic aesthetic with 8,148 snow-set brilliant-cut white diamonds. The high jewellery watch features a wide cuff bracelet that slides open to reveal a secret dial and makes for the perfect statement piece to set off an all-black ensemble. Diamonds are, after all, a girl's best friend."
Renée Batchelor | Beauty Editor
"The Patek Phillipe Men's Calatrava is a quietly luxurious yet timeless piece that I'm lusting after. Easy to match with the classic yellow gold casing and brown leather strap, the unisex design means I can share it with my husband, but just as easily pass it down to my daughter. But what makes this a worthwhile investment is the heritage and history behind the renowned watchmaker and the quality of their timepieces — Patek Phillipe know watches like I know lipsticks."
Adibah Isa | Culture Editor
"I fell in love with MB&F the moment I received my first press release about them. They were like nothing I had seen before, and I fell further for their craft when I was given a chance to interview its founder, Max Büsser. What thrilled me about Büsser was how child-like he was in approaching the love of horology, and how almost every piece he came out with was a throwback to his childhood fantasies. HM5 On The Road Again, in particular, showcases the best of the '70s, and though I hadn't yet existed in that decade, I share Büsser's enthusiasm for fast cars and flying objects. I especially love how the timepiece has exhausts to drain water."
Vanessa Caitlin | Photo Editor
"When I'm on the hunt for a timepiece, I look for two things: First, a bold and big face; and more importantly, it has to be different. While it may seem easy to envision and create a blue dial watch with an octagonal base and round face, watch enthusiasts will know that it's not that simple. The task of making the colour of the dial look good is a challenge, but when done right, you get the Bulgari Automatic Octo in this hypnotic shade of blue."
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