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DARK­NESS AND LIGHT

FAN OF THE BRAND: Christo­pher Yeo, jew­ellery trader

FAVOURITE NOV­ELTY: Royal Oak Per­pet­ual Cal­en­dar in ce­ramic, $131,600

PER­PET­UAL AT­TRAC­TION

De­spite get­ting se­ri­ous about Aude­mars Piguet only a few years ago in 2014, Christo­pher Yeo al­ready owns sev­eral pieces from the brand, including sig­na­ture pieces like the Royal Oak Per­pet­ual Cal­en­dar in pink gold. The 41mm per­pet­ual cal­en­dar model again caught his eye in 2017, with its new el­e­gant yet sporty ce­ramic case.

MA­TE­RIAL WORLD

“What mainly at­tracted me is the fact that al­most the whole case and bracelet is made of ce­ramic – some parts are in ti­ta­nium – with the out­stand­ing fin­ish­ing typ­i­cal of Aude­mars Piguet. Ce­ramic is ex­tremely dif­fi­cult to work, and this brushed case and bracelet take more than five times longer to pro­duce than steel or gold. Its gleam­ing black fin­ish brings to mind a black di­a­mond.”

DAY OR NIGHT

“It feels wickedly light and very com­fort­able on the wrist. It has pres­ence but it’s subtle too; and its 41mm di­am­e­ter and thin­ness (of 9.5mm) make it a highly el­e­gant sports watch. This watch is pretty ver­sa­tile, and I would wear it with ei­ther busi­ness or ca­sual wear. I feel it goes es­pe­cially well with ca­sual wear at night, be­cause it’s bril­liant yet un­der­stated.”

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