Chef Willin Low's sexy, sporty Zenith Defy El Primero 21 watch

PHOTOS: COURTESY OF WILLIN LOW
PHOTOS: COURTESY OF WILLIN LOW

Who: Willin Low, 46, chef-owner of the Wild Rocket group of restaurants

The watch: Zenith Defy El Primero 21

How much I paid for it: It is a gift (retail price $17,100)

What I love about this watch: I have been thinking of a sexy, sporty watch for a while - one that is sophisticated enough to wear on more formal occasions but, at the same time, is not ostentatious. This was definitely love at first sight as the watch is everything I was looking for and more.

I love its "techy" futuristic aesthetic appeal, from the brushed titanium frame to the see-through open dial. In addition, this modern 21st-century version of the iconic El Primero is deeply rooted in Zenith's chronographic watchmaking pedigree.

I started wearing this only recently and every day I find new things about it that I like. I am definitely looking forward to a long and satisfying relationship with it.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 27, 2018, with the headline 'Wrist Taker'. Print Edition | Subscribe