Wrist Taker

Ms Joy Chan Seah bought a Tag Heuer Aquaracer Diver because she wanted a sporty watch that was also suitable for night events.
Ms Joy Chan Seah bought a Tag Heuer Aquaracer Diver because she wanted a sporty watch that was also suitable for night events.PHOTOS: COURTESY OF JOY CHAN SEAH
Ms Joy Chan Seah bought a Tag Heuer Aquaracer Diver because she wanted a sporty watch that was also suitable for night events.
Ms Joy Chan Seah bought a Tag Heuer Aquaracer Diver because she wanted a sporty watch that was also suitable for night events.PHOTOS: COURTESY OF JOY CHAN SEAH

Who: Ms Joy Chan Seah, 39, director of business at Ministry of Design, a Singapore-based architectural and interior design firm

Watch: Tag Heuer Aquaracer Diver

How much I paid for it: $2,200, eight years ago

Why I like it: I've always wanted a masculine sporty watch for my daily use, one which is also smart enough for me to wear to night events.

I'm always on the move and have a packed daily schedule. The weight of a watch on my wrist is a reminder to keep going and to get through my appointments.

When I finally get to the office, the rhythm is different. It's about being in the moment and having more brain space. I almost want time to stand still.

So I take the watch off and lay it aside on my desk.

It's symbolic either way: keeping time or stealing or suspending time.

Wong Kim Hoh

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 10, 2017, with the headline 'Wrist Taker'. Print Edition | Subscribe