Debating whether to describe oneself as ‘businesswoman’, ‘model’ or ‘Balinese princess’ is a dilemma most of us will never have to grapple with – and what a time-saver that is. Of course, that’s not the case for the fabulous Lindy Klim, who flew in from her home in Bali for our Melbourne event with Omega last week, to celebrate women’s watches through the ages. She was just one of a formidable group of women who joined us on the night from across business, fashion, architecture, media and more, to hear Omega’s International Heritage Manager Petros Protopapas reveal the huge role women’s watches have played in shaping society. We caught up with Lindy a few days later to find out if she enjoyed herself.
First up, paint a picture for us of where you are right now.
I’m in Echo Beach, which is in Canggu in Bali. I’m near the ocean, laying on the daybed.
I know! I’m very lucky to be able to split my time between Australia and Bali and Europe.
Well, thanks for joining us at the Omega event.
It was beautiful. That’s the second time I’ve heard Petros speak, too. What a wealth of knowledge. He has so much passion and enthusiasm.
Women’s watches haven’t always been given the attention they deserve, so wasn’t it amazing to find out that the first ever wristwatch was invented for a woman?
Definitely. Hearing the history was so inspiring. It makes you really proud to be a woman.
Now, you wear the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra, in red gold. What drew you to that?
I’ve been fortunate enough to try out a lot of Omega timepieces at different events, and to figure out what suits me best. This particular watch is really elegant and timeless. I don’t wear a lot of jewellery, so a beautiful statement watch is amazing. I like that it’s this interesting mix of masculine and feminine. I quite like bigger timepieces. And I love the gold and steel combination, which I think looks a bit vintage.
It went beautifully with the glamorous, edgy Maticevski frock you were rocking on the night.
Well, at the moment, I’m in cut-off jeans and a T-shirt, and it goes perfectly with that too! It actually goes with everything – whether I’m with the kids, or at the gym – and that’s really important to me. I think I chose well.
So, since you’re by the beach, have you taken it for a dip yet?
No, I’m too scared to do that. I know it’s waterproof, but this is a real surf beach, and quite often I’ll end up losing my bikini, let alone a watch!