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FAN OF THE BRAND: Mega Ong, busi­ness­man, IT in­dus­try FAVOURITE NOV­ELTY: Hy­bris Ar­tis­tica Mys­terieuse in pink gold, price upon re­quest


Mega Ong and his wife first be­came fans of Jaeger-LeCoultre in 2002, when he bought the lat­ter a Rev­erso Gran’Sport. The busi­ness­man’s tastes tend to­wards the eclec­tic – his favourite Jaeger-LeCoultre time­keeper is the brand’s spher­i­cal, crys­tal-en­cased At­mos clock done in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Her­mes. His pick for 2017, the Hy­bris Ar­tis­tica Mys­terieuse, is just as en­chant­ing.


In­stead of hands, this watch has a mother-of-pearl lat­tice disc that ro­tates and in­di­cates the hour via the po­si­tion of a fly­ing tour­bil­lon (a dis­creet ar­row on the in­ner ring points to the min­utes). A shim­mer­ing aven­turine dial shines through the cutouts. Point­ing out de­tails such as the har­mo­nious yet asym­met­ri­cal lat­tice­work and aven­turine ac­cents on the lugs, case­band and ro­tor, Ong says of the watch: “It’s very eye-catch­ing and its re­fined de­tails show­case the artistry of the craftsper­son.”


De­spite its out-of-this-world aes­thet­ics, this pink gold watch has a rel­a­tively wear­able size of 42mm, which is why Ong can imag­ine sport­ing this show­stop­per at “black­tie events and board­room meet­ings”. Wher­ever the own­ers of this five­piece limited edi­tion choose to wear this time­piece to, we def­i­nitely agree with Ong that it “will re­main with its col­lec­tor for a long time”.

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