Cover Lavish Attic, the luxury watch and jewellery shop in Central approved by Winston Koo

Tatler insiders share their tips for finding the best of watches in Hong Kong

In a world as high-stakes as watch collecting, it’s important to know who to trust. Follow Carson Chan and Winston Koo’s lead—and never be caught out by a dodgy deal.

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Patrick at PnF Times

We often hear the saying “buy the seller”, which means to use common sense when buying over the internet. You’re not only buying a watch but you are entrusting your money to a seller you’ve never met or spoken to, which is why you need to find a reputable dealer. I give my vote of confidence to Patrick at PnF Times.

Patrick has been in business for many years and is very knowledgeable about vintage watches. Ming (found at @14_mao on Instagram) is another watch specialist that I trust. They have a vast collection from modern to vintage and most of the watches can be viewed via Instagram.

Carson Chan, head of the Greataer China mission for the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie

Discover more at and @14_mao on Instagram 

Lavish Attic

Living in Hong Kong, we have the good fortune of being spoilt for choice when it comes to the accessibility of watch brands and retailers. However, there is a standout among this illustrious crowd: Lavish Attic. Piano Chow and her team are the platinum standard when it comes to being very honest and knowledgeable, as well as providing a high level of personal service to their clients.

Lavish Attic focuses on independent brands and has a beautiful new boutique that is perfect for private viewings and collector gatherings. Before the Covid pandemic, Piano would regularly invite founders of independent brands to share their insights and design ethos with collectors. She even has a watchmaker on staff to answer technical questions and to inspect a client’s piece if required. A must-visit destination for any watch aficionado.

Winston Koo, watch collector

Lavish Attic, 1/F Central Building 1, 3 Pedder St, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2529 0226;

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