GEORGE TOWN: The son of Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng denies that the watch he wears costs almost RM350,000.
Messages spreading on social media and messaging apps claimed that Clint Lim Way Chau was seen wearing a watch from designer brand Richard Mille, which costs US$89,995 (RM349,000).
The 25-year-old Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology accounting graduate showed his watch to The Star on Tuesday (March 27), which turned out to be a "T-Race" model from Swiss manufacturers Tissot.
A check showed that the watch can be purchased online in Malaysia at a discounted price of RM1,880.
The design and faces of both watches were completely different, with the only similarity being a red wrist strap.
"That is not my watch. How I wish I can have that kind of watch," he said when met outside the Penang High Court on Tuesday for his father's corruption trial.
Clad in a green shirt and wearing sunglasses, Clint arrived in the morning and left the courthouse during proceedings to have a drink at a nearby cafe.