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The Peak Selections: Timepieces - - Hit Series - Dr Kelvin Koh

Dr Kelvin Koh will al­ways re­mem­ber the day in Novem­ber 2016 he bought the three Franck Muller watches shown here – be­cause it is also the day his sec­ond child was born. The GP and gen­eral man­ager of a med­i­cal group elab­o­rates on this trio of ton­neau time­pieces: “The one with di­a­monds is for my lovely wife, the big­gest one is for my­self, and the sec­ond-big­gest one is for my son as an heir­loom piece. My wife and I plan to pass him his time­piece on his 18th birth­day; and my wife’s and mine, on his wed­ding day.”

Their first child will also re­ceive a sim­i­lar horo­log­i­cal legacy when she comes of age: Their choice for her, more than two years ago, was the Cartier Bal­lon Bleu. This is the evo­lu­tion of a fam­ily tra­di­tion Dr Koh hopes will con­tinue. His par­ents gifted him a Bre­itling Chrono Cock­pit and an Aude­mars Piguet Royal Oak au­to­matic on his 18th birth­day and wed­ding day, re­spec­tively. Now in his 30s, Dr Koh still wears both watches. He says: “The watch I re­ceived on my 18th birth­day serves as a re­minder of the hard­ships my par­ents en­dured through my jour­ney into adult­hood. I hope that when my chil­dren re­ceive these watches in fu­ture, they see them not just as items of mon­e­tary value, but as items bear­ing mem­o­ries of their par­ents.”

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