Meet The Most Prized Watches In The Collection Of GQ’s New Columnist, Hind Seddiqi

31 March 2020
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From landmark Richard Milles to anniversary Pateks, this is a collection you need to see

Blue Mood

RM007, Richard Mille

“This is not a classic-shaped watch. It came with a black strap, but I chose a blue strap for it to give it a bit of a difference – it looks like a new watch every time the strap is changed. When I bought this, I was the first Emirati to purchase a Richard Mille from Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons. Today, it’s worth double the price. So I’m very lucky that I got hold of it early.”

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Clear View

Jumping Hours, Bovet

“I love watches with open back cases. When you move it, the disc jumps and it shows you the time. And I just love the movement. When I bought it my father thought, ‘What are you doing buying a man’s watch?’ but I just love it. I don’t know why I get attracted to men’s watches.” 

Double Diamond

Lange 1, A. Lange & Söhne

“The way the diamonds are set inside the watch: that’s the first thing that caught my eye – I fell in love. And then, the movement and the power reserve. I just love leather straps and how they feel. I want the watch face to always be what pops – and not the bracelet.”

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Classic Smarts

Élégante, F.P. Journe

“Ever since I bought it, this is the only watch I carry when I travel. It’s a smartwatch believe it or not – it has a chip inside it. The watch will stop moving the moment I remove it. Then, when I pick it up after say, one week, it sets itself to the exact time automatically. It’s my favourite. I made half my family buy one.”

A Golden Flex

Cosmograph Daytona, Rolex

“This is one of my favourites – and one of the usual suspects, the gold Daytona. I got this in my first year of university before joining the family business. So before all the craze and all the knowledge about watches, I chose this Daytona. It’s a staple – you have to have it.”

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Rare Journeys

175th Anniversary World Time, Patek Philippe

“This is a very special watch. It’s the 175th anniversary World Time, so they’re limited to certain quantities. It was the first time they did a World Time for women. This and my other Patek Philippe, I would say they’re the rarest pieces in my collection.”

Photography: Efraim Evidor

Styling: Rusty Beukes