Wrist taker

Mr Duta Alamsyah loves his Panerai Luminor PAM112 for its subtle elegance.
Mr Duta Alamsyah loves his Panerai Luminor PAM112 for its subtle elegance. PHOTOS: COURTESY OF DUTA ALAMSYAH

Who: Duta Alamsyah, 37, hotelier

Watch: Panerai Luminor PAM112

How much I paid for it: $6,800 in 2014

Why I like it: I like the watch because of its simplicity. The clean and uncluttered dial makes it easy to read the time. The watch also has a subtle elegance; it does not brag about its existence, but merely whispers it.

In addition, the distinctive shape makes it instantly recognisable as a Panerai.

Despite being a diving watch, it adapts well to many occasions. Besides its versatility, I also like the fact that I can easily change the straps, of which I have several in various finishes.

The one shown here is a custom-made dark blue leather strap with Garuda, a mythical bird, drawn on it.

During my travels, I also realise that the watch is a great conversation starter, especially with fellow Paneristis (as the brand's fanatics and collectors are commonly known).

Wong Kim Hoh

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 23, 2018, with the headline 'Wrist taker'. Print Edition | Subscribe