Delhi-based art enthusiast, Aditi Kathuria welcomed us into her plush garden-view home to talk watches and her belief that watches are a better investment than jewellery.
Whether it be art, entrepreneurship, taking care of her home or collecting watches, Aditi never misses a beat. She started her career as a graphic designer at Cosmopolitan but soon found her passion in flowers and, in 2019, she started Cattleyya her very own flower gifting brand.
Being an art lover, she fell in love with the art of watchmaking and looks at each timepiece as a piece of art and craftsmanship rather than just a time-telling machine. She said, even though she liked watches from a young age, it was her husband’s love for watches that pulled her into watch collecting and converted her into being a connoisseur of precious timepieces.
Today, Aditi keenly studies the watch market before investing in any watch. According to her, studying the market can help all budding collectors make more informed decisions, and help them choose watches that might be worth much more in the coming years.
Taking us over a few pieces from her never-ending collection, beautifully displayed in a personalised green leather case, she mentioned her preference for larger dials. While carrying an equal amount of love for feminine watches in her heart, she narrated stories of how she often wears her husband’s larger dial-ed watch because she feels she sports them better.
She pulled out a pink-strapped Chopard with a mother of pearl dial from her watch box as she told us about her family tradition of buying watches to mark all special occasions. Speaking of memories attached to each watch, she mentioned how that Chopard was a little extra special because it was a gift from her husband to mark their first anniversary.
In addition to the stunning Rolex Day-Date with rainbow markers and Cosmograph Daytona with a bright green dial, what caught our attention was the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso. Designed in 18kt pink gold, it featured the classical Reverso design we all know and love. That is, straight lines down the edges of the case, beautifully rounded case sides and Art Deco lines flowing horizontally along the top and bottom of the case.
While closing the lovely afternoon we spent in her house, we got her to spill the beans on what’s next on her wishlist. She said, she hoped to buy the Patek Philippe Aquanaut soon.
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