In Japan, a Watch Collection May Include an Alias

TOKYO — A De Bethune DB27 Titan Hawk V2 wristwatch alongside a plate of fried gyoza. A Kari Voutilainen 28SC flanked by a serving of tonkatsu with accompanying soup, dipping sauce and pickles. And a Richard Mille RM016 accented with oysters in yuzu.

From his daily Instagram posts, you actually learn more about Chrono Peace’s collection of more than 600 watches — and his food preferences — than you do about the collector himself. You never see his face, and his real name is never disclosed.

His 14,600 Instagram followers don’t know it, nor do readers of his regular contributions to the local horology magazine Power Watch. But that is how

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