A Passion For Watches

Her World and TAG Heuer present: Sonia Chew, the brand’s ambassador who shares her love for timepieces and what’s on her wishlist.

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Her World and TAG Heuer present: Sonia Chew, the brand’s ambassador who shares her love for timepieces and what’s on her wishlist.

On weekends, Sonia opts for a feminine watch like the Carrera Lady with a mother of pearl dial and diamond indexes, which is elegant yet edgy with its distinctive 36mm size.

The watch/jewellery she wears every day

Currently, my essential is the stainless steel Aquaracer 32mm with rose gold accents and diamonds. As for jewellery, I usually keep it simple with gold hoops or small studs, and a narrow rose gold cuff that I hardly ever take off. 

What she wears to work vs weekends

I’m usually in Manolo Blahniks with jeans on a regular day when I need to work, but I switch to my go-to Puma sneakers for weekends. 

I also tend to go for a more feminine, relaxed timepiece like the TAG Heuer Carrera when the weekend rolls around. Something about its elegant design makes me feel like I should be on vacation.

My Reading Room

Carrera Lady in stainless steel with diamonds

What she looks for in a timepiece

It has to be something classic, that resonates with me, and fits the phase in life I’m in. What I like about TAG Heuer is that its timepieces can look rugged yet classy, and I can take them from day to night seamlessly.

My Reading Room

Aquaracer stainless steel with rose gold and diamonds

Her first watch

The TAG Heuer Aquaracer with a mother-of-pearl face. My parents bought it for me when I got into Mass Communications at Ngee Ann Poly. It’s significant as I’m from a humble family, and it was a pretty fancy timepiece for a 16-year-old. It marked a big event in my life and I felt like an adult wearing it!

How she’s celebrating National Day this year

For the past few years, I’ve been hosting the National Day Parade so I haven’t been able to spend that weekend with my loved ones. This year, I won’t be involved and it’s a welcome change, especially since 2020 has shown us how precious time is with your family! I’d like to book a table at a restaurant or hotel, and invite close friends and family to enjoy each other’s company.

My Reading Room

Sonia wearing the Monaco watch with gorgeous rose gold and diamond details on a brown alligator strap

On her wishlist

More life experiences! The fact that most things are restricted now really got me thinking if I’ve seen the world enough, travelled enough – lived enough. Also, the TAG Heuer Carrera with a deep blue dial, rose gold accents and a diamond bezel... that’s pretty cool!