<HKD20,000: A Universal Geneve Uni-Compax
Standing at a (then) generous 35mm, this Uni-Compax is powered by the Caliber 285, UG's in-house chronograph movement Caliber 285. A column-wheel chronograph movement, the Caliber 285 has proven to be highly popular and remained in production for over half a century. The case remains unpolished, for good measure.
This very honest UG Uni-Compax is currently being offered here for around HKD15,000. An absolute steal if you ask us.
HKD20,000 - 50,000: A Sharp, Clean Patek Calatrava with Signed Dial
The dial is of particular interest to us because it's of a champagne/ pink hue, which kind of carries over the warm tone of the solid gold case to the watch face, ensuring a more coherent overall appeal. And of course, that the dial is signed certainly wouldn't harm.
The watch can be had for around HKD50,000 here. Grab it while you can.
HKD50,000 - 100,000: A Rolex "Zenith" Daytona Ref. 16520
This particular piece featured here is in excellent condition and a crisp white dial (the other variation is a black dial). Notice how the sub-dials near 3 and 9 o'clocks line up perfectly horizontally to the hour markers, while in the case of the newer Ref. 116520, they don't (due to the new in-house Rolex chronograph movement 4130). Personally speaking I'd much prefer the Ref. 16520 arrangement and hey, Zenith El Primero is a damn good movement too, so no complaint from us.
The (to be) highly collectible Daytona is being offered here for around HKD80,000.
And......The Unicorn Find: A Habring2 Doppel 3.1
Here the Habrings have done it again under their own brand while really building an aesthetically striking, newly designed split-second chronograph. Coming in a 43mm polished steel case and perhaps one of the best looking blue dials around (and the contrast it makes with the bright yellow chronograph hand? Fantastic), the Doppel 3.1 contains a modified, reliable ETA 7750 movement. Instead of having 3 buttons for the activating, splitting and resetting of the chronograph hands, Habring2 has removed the dedicated reset button (usually located near 4 o'clock) in favor of the balanced and symmetrical case layout, with the split button moved to 10 o'clock. So this is essentially a monopusher chronograph with splitting function.
We absolutely love the look of the watch and we believe it presents tremendous value. Just think about what an additional split-second function could cost in watches from larger watch brands. With around HKD63,000 you can get one of the most coveted complications, that comes in a very pleasing-looking package by an independent watchmaker whose peoducts are actually reasonably obtainable. If you share our compliments for the brand/ the watch, do check it out here.