THE GOOD SIDE

The Peak Selections: Timepieces - - Hit Series - Ver­non Chua

Hav­ing been in­ducted into the world of horol­ogy by his watch en­thu­si­ast fa­ther and el­der brother as a teenager, Ver­non Chua was at­tracted to Ger­man brand Glashutte Orig­i­nal when he en­tered the work­force and was able to af­ford his own time­pieces. The as­set man­ager ex­plains: “The brand is a con­nois­seur’s de­light with rich his­tory, thought­ful de­signs and hon­est mar­ket­ing.”

As some­one “who is happy be­ing a lit­tle dif­fer­ent”, the se­ries that speaks most to him is the Pano fam­ily, with its sig­na­ture off-cen­tre dial de­sign. He adds: “The Pano se­ries is, in my mind, iconic for Glashutte Orig­i­nal, just like what the Royal Oak is for Aude­mars Piguet.”

Of the five Pano pieces he has, he sin­gles out the PanoMat­icLu­nar in steel as his favourite, point­ing out that “the blue moon­phase disc matches the blued steel hands impeccably, and they of­fer a flaw­less con­trast against the sil­vered dial”. It also ap­peals to the fan of the moon­phase com­pli­ca­tion. He says: “Some say that the moon­phase is an im­prac­ti­cal func­tion, but I would ar­gue that this could also ap­ply to the hour and min­utes. If you just need to know the time, a smart­phone would serve you bet­ter, and you would not be read­ing this mag­a­zine.”

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