Multi-hyphenate Tiffany Chan’s timepiece collection
By: Stephenie Gee
March 31, 2023
Tiffany Chan, whose parents founded luxury fashion label Moiselle, is making it on her own as the regional brand manager of accessories brand Lancaster, general manager of non-profit arts organisation HKCR AFTS, and founder of Web3 projects No.HYP and LiI BOB. She shares some of her standout timepieces and the ones she hopes to acquire next
Rolex – Cosmograph Daytona 116520
The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 116520 was released in 2000 (it’s discontinued now) and this was one of the first watches my parents ever passed on to me. It features time with running seconds, a 12-hour chronograph, automatic movement, screw-down crown and Rolex’s signature Oyster Perpetual bracelet.
I’ve been taking good care of this watch since it was given to me – it’s been through so much with me, including volunteer work in Africa, my first job in Shanghai, first business trips and more. It always reminds me of my roots and family, giving me a sense of support and groundedness.
Patek Philippe – Aquanaut Luce
Having long lived under the shadow of its older brother, the Nautilus, the Aquanaut is finally being appreciated in its own right. It’s the first modern watch designed by Patek Philippe’s in-house team, designed to appeal to a younger audience of Patek Phillippe collectors. This watch is an automatic with a matte white dial embossed with the Aquanaut pattern, the date at 3 o’clock, a matching white-coloured composite material strap and a fold-over clasp. The Aquanaut leans into more of a sport watch identity. I changed the strap to black and I love the contrast of light and darkness – it makes it even more subtle, perfect for day and night events.
Audemars Piguet – Royal Oak Offshore Diver
I’ve always thought that white watches look great, especially with Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak masculine design. This is one of my dream watches, made in a white ceramic and titanium case. The 42mm Royal Oak Offshore Diver is paired with navy blue as an accent colour on the dial – two of my favourite colours.
The 3120 high-end workhorse movement has about 60 hours of power reserve. The higher the frequency, the more stable a watch’s rate results should be. Some may argue that the ceramic AP Diver doesn’t look classy enough, but I think this is more than just a classy watch – it’s the perfect mix of modern and traditional craftsmanship. There’s the sense of taking the old and adding something new.
Patek Philippe – Complications Annual Calendar
This is another watch that was passed on to me from my mum. It’s an automatic movement with a white Balinese mother-of-pearl dial. The three sub- dials display the day of the week, month and moon phase. It’s home to the self-winding movement Caliber 324 S QA LU, contains 34 jewels, is composed of 328 parts, vibrates at 28,800 vph, and has a power reserve of approximately 45 hours. The Annual Calendar was first introduced in 1996, and only requires one calendar adjustment every year. The matching brown alligator strap with white gold Patek pin buckle makes this
the only “colourful” watch I have in my collection.
Cartier – Santos de Cartier
You can never go wrong with Santos de Cartier – it’s bold and fearless. The Santos wrote history as the world’s first aviator watch for the wrist. It has an iconic design that can stand the test of time while remaining contemporary. The dial features sunray decorations and its characteristic black Roman numerals and sword- shaped hands made of blued steel give this icon its unique character and high recognition factor.
The newer renditions showcase two modern features: the QuickSwitch system and the SmartLink system. The former allows the wearer to change from one strap to another in seconds, while the latter lets users easily adjust the size of the bracelet without having to use tools.
Casio – G-Shock GMA-S2100WT-7A1
First introduced in 2019, the case is an aesthetic combination of the DW-5000 from 1983 and the analog- digital AW-500 that debuted in 1989. It’s a metropolitan G-Shock personality combined with durability and style. While the eight-sided bezel is often associated with masterpieces such as Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak, it has also become a core aspect of G-Shock’s fashionability.
This watch has an analog-digital dial with additional information being presented on one or more LCD screens, including local time, travel time, full calendar, alarm and more. I recently got this watch for my trip to the Wonderfruit music festival and I haven’t been able to take my eyes off it since!