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BIG AND BOLD

FAN OF THE BRAND: Tan Sern En, man­ager

FAVOURITE NOV­ELTY: Ex­cal­ibur Spi­der Pirelli Au­to­matic Skele­ton in ti­ta­nium, $101,000

LARGER THAN LIFE

With their bold de­tails, strik­ing fin­ishes and large sizes, Roger Dubuis watches are not for those who like to blend in. And that’s ex­actly how fans such as Tan Sern En like it. His favourite piece in his per­sonal col­lec­tion is the Hom­mage au­to­matic in pink gold, fea­tur­ing a dial with dra­matic sun­ray en­grav­ing and out­sized ap­plied Ro­man nu­mer­als; clas­sic in styling, but mod­ern in its ar­rest­ing bold­ness. His pick of the brand’s nov­el­ties for 2017 is sportier, but just as eye-catch­ing.

FULL OF DRIVE

“Sporty and out­stand­ing,” says Tan, when sum­ming up the Ex­cal­ibur Spi­der Pirelli Au­to­matic Skele­ton in black DLC-coated ti­ta­nium with bright blue rub­ber ac­cents. Its USP: A rub­ber strap made from racewin­ning Pirelli tyres. He adds: “I am a huge fan of mo­tor­sports and I like cars – which guy doesn’t?” While its large 45mm case and tyre-rub­ber strap do not sound like a recipe for su­pe­rior wear­a­bil­ity, Tan notes: “It’s ac­tu­ally quite light and is re­ally com­fort­able. I’m a big guy, so I think its size is just right for me.”

THE NEW FOR­MAL

Some might think that dressy oc­ca­sions call for a sleek, sim­ple time­piece. Tan begs to dif­fer. He says: “This watch could get me from a ca­sual to a for­mal func­tion.” In fact, there is only thing that he does not like about this watch. “I might not be able to get my hands on one, due its limited run of 88 pieces.”

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