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Ones To Watch: Peter Cheung's Favourite Timepieces

Ones To Watch: Peter Cheung's Favourite Timepieces
By Charlene Co
By Charlene Co
July 03, 2018
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. 

Peter Cheung (Photo: Michaela Giles/Hong Kong Tatler)
Peter Cheung (Photo: Michaela Giles/Hong Kong Tatler)

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!”

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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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