Singapore is well known as a city of watches. Many serious and high end collectors live, work and play in the city state which Deployant calls home. In this episode of Spot the Watch, we went on a mission around town to spot interesting watches. Believe us, it was not a difficult task to spot the watches. The difficulty was to take the photograph candidly, without disturbing the owner or attracting any attention that we were wrist perverts. What did we spot? For this week, we have Patek Philippe Nautilus and Aquanaut, Rolex Daytona and an IWC Portuguese Chronograph.
Right off the bat, we start with a Patek Philippe. We spotted this Patek Philippe Aquanaut on a gentleman in a public bus somewhere in Newton.
And in another bus in town, the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Co-axial.
And the Rolex Deep Sea Sea Dweller in a bus at Potong Pasir.
We turn from public transport to random public spaces. In a coffee shop somewhere near Lavender, an IWC Portugieser Chronograph on the wrist of a young man, relaxing with his friends over a cuppa.
Finally, the big one, at a car park lobby at Ion Orchard, while waiting for the lift, we spotted this lady engrossed with her phone sporting a Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref. 5711/1A, a highly desirable and very difficult to obtain watch.
We were very happy to be able to spot these nice watches in the wild. These means that these watches are being worn and enjoyed.
On other occasions, we have spotted numerous Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and Royal Oak Offshores, various Rolex sports models like the Submariner, the Sea-Dweller, GMT-Master-II, Explorers, as well as the near ubiquitious Datejust. But as mentioned, photographing them in the wild was less than convenient.
This concludes this episode of Spot the Watch. Tell us if you would like to see more features like this in the comments.
Editor’s note: Spotters and photographs taken by Chelsey Chen, Daniel Chua, Peter Chong. None of the images were posed, or arranged. 100% candid, and unbeknownst to the owners.