The Chinese Timekeeper Chinese Watches with Chinese Heritage

[25/11/11] 

The Chinese Timekeeper (CTK) is a young watchmaker in Hong Kong producing timepieces rooted in Chinese heritage. It’s a smart move. You can’t move in this city without seeing some kind of watch advert. You arrive in Hong Kong and slowly change from being happy with a Casio circa 1999 to suddenly wanting a Moon Phase. Perhaps because you can’t see the moon here in the first place.

Based on the world’s first clock tower which was built by Su Song in the 11th century, CTK’s watch buckles are derived from the armillary sphere, an astrological tool used by Su Song, while the Chinese character for 10 lies in place of the numeral. All their watches are made in China and assembled in Hong Kong which also adds some appeal. We love to support local trades – it makes you feel like you’re doing a bit of philanthropy when you’re really not.

Our particular favourite is the limited edition Date Automatic (CTK01) which is made from black PVD – not to be confused with PVC - and is being produced in a run of 38 units. It’s priced at HK$20,800 and has a large 44mm case constructed from four superposed rings, a nod to the Chinese pagoda. Our other pick is the Small Second Automatic (CTK04) which is limited to 28 pieces and costs HK$19,800. Its Small Second numerals are in traditional Chinese so we wouldn’t recommend it if you struggle with languages but if you’re looking for a watch that reflects your love of China, look no further.

Keeping with the times.

(Partner Pulsit)


The Chinese Timekeeper
206 Central Building, 1-3 Pedder Street, Central
9533 1682
www.thechinesetimekeeper.com


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