來自新加坡的G.L.，雖然IG帳號謙虛地自稱是「異想天開的收藏」(a_whimsy_collection) ；但她所擁有的腕錶，款款都是設計獨到、工藝精湛的傑出作品。也曾受訪於The Peak雜誌的她，想法與藏錶都有獨到之處，值得欣賞。
A life long watch lover of timeless classics
圖為 AP Royal Oak Ref.15450SR Red Gold，來自＠a_whimsy_collection在新加坡THE PEAK 雜誌專訪中，收藏裡最推薦的錶款之一。
How did you get interested in watches?
I‘ve always been interested in watches! There’s a photo of me at 3 years old and I’m wearing a watch. When I questioned my parents on this, they told me I had had seen it at watch shop and refused to leave the place until they bought it for me! But I probably am influenced by my mom who used to wear watches as a way of adding to her daily style. She passed me this yellow gold Omega DeVille a few years ago and I also have a picture of her wearing this while carrying me as a baby.
Which of your IG post best represents your style?
Although I’ve started to dress more casually these days, I think my style is mostly described as feminine understated elegance. Thus, this post with me in a dress, mother-of-pearl Van Cleef Arpels earrings and the Patek calatrava best represents me.
經典的PP Calatrava 7200R，超薄的設計上手十分舒適。
Have you found any differences between female and male watch lovers?
I think female watch lovers are a bit more emotional when we build our collection. At least for me, if some aspect about the watch appeals to me (mostly it’s look), I’ll add the watch (within financial means of course!). When I have conversations with guy collectors, I find they usually consider more aspects like movement, dial details, limited editions and how easy it is to trade in the future, before they pull the trigger. I may think about those aspects, but will not be unduly influenced by them.
Which is your favorite watch? Why?
要我選一只最愛的錶，就跟要父母親選最喜愛的孩子一樣困難！我有很多最愛，其中之一，是我唯一的複雜功能腕錶 — 朗格 Saxonia 年曆。朗格的腕錶真正地體現了包浩斯風格之美；這只年曆不但清晰易讀，而且漂亮！
Asking me to pick my favorite watch is as bad as asking any parent to pick a favorite child!! So hard.... I have many favorites but this is one of them. It is also my only complication - A Lange & Sohne Saxonia Annual Calendar. Lange watches truly embodies Bauhaus beauty and the legibility of this watch is phenomenal and beautiful too!
As a female watch lover, do you want to say something to the brands and the watch industry?
I’m frustrated that many watchmakers/brands tend to reduce men’s size watches, slap on diamonds and think they’ve serviced female collectors’ desires. I love what FP Journe has done with the elegante line for ladies. I remember reading an article and it mentioned that this line was born from requests from client’s wife who wanted a ladies watch and not a smaller men’s watch. I normally dislike diamonds on watches but here I think they look nicer with the diamonds than without!