Ones To Watch: Peter Cheung's Favourite Timepieces

Watches & Jewellery

July 3, 2018 | BY Charlene Co

Peter Cheung, founder of Peter Cheung Asia, shares his passion, the story behind his favourite timepieces, and how to match watch aesthetic to the occasion

On my wrist: I’m wearing the new Jaeger le-Coultre Polaris Chrono Black Dial. Inspired by the iconic Memovox Polaris watch from 1968, this re-edition is highly prized and hard to obtain—I was lucky to get my hands on one.  I love the very clean design, the fit and feel of it, and I love that the watch was first launched during my birth year. It’s funny, though, that I’m still only 38 years old (hahaha). 

Holiday watch: I usually forego bringing watches on holiday because I don’t want to look at the time; I just want to to relax. Also, I don’t want to leave it in the hotel room, which I have done on a few occasions (argh!). So these days I just leave all my watches safe at home when I go on holiday. 

Black tie watch: I like a touch of bling on formal occasions. I love wearing my Pierre Arpels with diamonds watch by Van Cleef & Arpels; it’s elegant, flat, clean and simple, but sophisticated. It evokes for me an era of the true gentleman and is perfect with a tuxedo.

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Sentimental reasons: The watches my parents gave me at a very young age. There were many, but the one that I’m sharing with you is the beautiful Piaget Rectangle à l’Ancienne XL, with diamonds. My mom gave me this watch about 15 years ago as a birthday present, a very extravagant present, which I did not expect—as I was not celebrating a landmark birthday that year. I was having lunch with my mum and she just very nonchalantly gave the watch to me. “I got a little something for you … ,” she said, and I nearly fell off the chair when I opened it. Yes, I am very spoiled by my parents.

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Everyday watch: At this moment, my new Jaeger le-Coultre Polaris watch (see above left)… I just can’t take it off. I love the design, the dial, and its look and feel—it suits everything I am wearing.

On my radar: I have always wanted a Jaeger le-Coultre Reverso and I am eyeing the Tribute Calendar Pink Gold. I am celebrating a landmark birthday this year, so I think I will get it as a birthday gift for myself (even better if someone else gets it for me). I think I will definitely have it engraved with something to commemorate this year’s birthday, like “Forever 38! Love you, I mean it!”

Watches: Piaget Tradition Rectangle à l’Ancienne XL; Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Calendar in gold; Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Chrono black dial in bracelet; and Van Cleef & Arpels Pierre Arpels with diamonds | Tie: Hermès | Shirt: Ralph Lauren | Glass: Tom Dixon | Wallet: Dunhill | Pocket Square: Suit Supply | Shoe: Jimmy Choo | Photography: Moses Ng | Styling: Christie Simpson

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