HBA: Which model are you wearing?
HS: The Royal Oak by Audemars Piguet with a 41mm case in 18-karat rose gold and a black leather strap.
Royal Oak timepiece by Audemars Piguet with gold and diamond ring by LimeLite Jewellery
HBA: Why this watch?
HS: It was a gift from my husband – he knows how much I admire exceptional craftsmanship, and I think its striking design adds a definite tough-girl swagger to any outfit.
HBA: Why is wearing a watch important to you?
HS: Obviously I get satisfaction from well-crafted timepieces such as this, as well as its inherent value. But if I am honest, I also see them as accessories that identify their wearers as strong people with understated confidence, who have nothing to prove.
HBA: Which other watches are in your collection?
HS: I am a big fan of Audemars Piguet and own quite a few models by them. In due course I will hand these down to my daughter… I don’t think she will give me any other choice!
HBA: Do you feel your taste has changed since you first started collecting watches?
HS: Yes, I am gravitating more towards men’s watches as I find they better suit my personality and make a bold style statement. I love how much they can differ from women’s watches, many of which are more ornate and decorative.
HBA: Are there any other watches on your wish list?
HS: Obviously it will depend on the occasion and my mood, but for now my eye is on anything by Richard Mille…
Photographer: Efraim Evidor
Hair & Make Up: Blowout & Go
Venue: D R I F T Beach Club, One & Only Royal Mirage, Dubai