Royal Oak Off­shore Tour­bil­lon Chrono­graph (25th An­niver­sary Edi­tion)

Singapore Tatler Jewels & Time - - Feature -

Hunn Wai

The co-founder and cre­ative di­rec­tor of Lan­za­vec­chia + Wai De­sign Stu­dio, which fo­cuses on in­dus­trial de­sign, Hunn Wai be­lieves that “ev­ery­thing is wor­thy of bet­ter de­sign, from Crocs and fid­get spin­ners to mo­bile phone cases.” He has been awarded the Young De­sign Tal­ent of the Year at the Elle Deco In­ter­na­tional De­sign Awards, and is one of the pioneer­ing 2016 Gen­er­a­tion T lis­ters.

“I love this watch as an ob­ject. It demon­strates the ab­so­lute craft of the brand and also the brav­ery and play­ful­ness to re-in­ter­pret this 25-year-old icon in this fan­tas­tic man­ner.”

“I’m in love with the sub­tle Aude­mars Piguet brand­ing on the gear set in the back­ground.”

“Framed by the very mas­cu­line oc­tag­o­nal bezel, it is a tri­umph of pro­por­tion, lines and deftly or­ches­trated com­plex­ity.”

“The di­a­logue be­tween this ROO’S sig­na­ture hexag­o­nal screws, the seem­ingly float­ing in­ter­nal flange (that also serves as the dial!), the puz­zle­work of the move­ment, the mul­ti­ple lay­ers of im­mac­u­lately crafted parts (that fa­cil­i­tate gor­geous trans­parency) bring the wearer’s eyes on such a great jour­ney of me­chan­i­cal beauty.”

“I’ve al­ways re­lated the ROO to Arnold Sch­warzeneg­ger’s role as the Ter­mi­na­tor in that movie fran­chise, as a kid grow­ing up. Very al­phamale and heroic. I imag­ine the wearer to be of that same vein, in his life and in his in­dus­try.”

“The thick­ness of the bezel that or­bits the face and the ele­gant tran­si­tion into the strap lugs frames the face nicely to pro­duce a very pro­por­tion­ate com­po­si­tion.”

“The slight ta­per­ing of lines (the minute mark­ers, the hands) pro­vide a nu­anced vis­ual ten­sion.”

“This looks like a su­perb daily wear watch.”

“I ap­pre­ci­ate the sym­me­try and clar­ity of its face, the sans serif font em­ployed and the diminu­tive but func­tion­ally cru­cial nu­mer­als lo­cated at the tip of each 5-minute marker.”

“I could imag­ine this on a con­tem­po­rary in­tel­lec­tual gen­tle­man, who seeks es­sen­tial­ism in life, work and re­la­tion­ships. Taste­ful but prac­tises re­straint in his im­age and in the way he car­ries him­self. Prob­a­bly knows his gin and tonic, wine and whisky, mu­sic, books, his­tory, cul­ture and phi­los­o­phy. I would most likely call him a good friend.”

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