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.”

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