I bought this superb Rolex Oysterquartz in 2012, planning to give it to my as-yet unconceived child. A year later we got pregnant after multiple rounds of IVF. We soon found out that we had identical twin boys on the way, which was super news, but left me with the problem of which boy to give it to
Fast forward to the 28th of the standard 40 weeks of pregancy. I was wearing the watch when I got a call from the hospital saying that my wife had been taken in for a super-premature birth due to complications, and devastatingly, one of the twins didn't make it. Due to the traumatic birth, the other survived but suffered brain damage that caused cerebral palsy. What was supposed to be the best day of my life turned out to be not so good
Well, that solved the problem of which boy to give the watch to. The surviving twin is an absolute joy, and the watch is his birthright. It was with me throughout the whole ordeal, and I hope he will keep it with him through hard times too
Of course, I have mixed feelings whenever I wear it. I enjoy it as a celebration of his birth, but it's also a reminder of what we lost. It's a complicated piece
Watch story by @zapokee
Early morning breakfast endeavours with Tudor BBBBB...stands for mouthful Black Bay Bronze Blue Bucherer. Teochew kuehs are basically rice flour dough stuffed with Chinese chives and parsnips, even glutinous rice, a favoured snack amongst my Chinese dialect group.