Most of the high-level Executives and CEO’s, view their watch as more of a statement rather than anything else. This is especially true of luxury watches and high-tech timepieces.
In fact, your watch doesn’t need to be made out of gold to be dressy or paired with a business-appropriate suit – a handsome stainless-steel wristwatch can look just as good on your wrist with a suit. This is because sports watches have largely redefined their class, their iconic styles, and desirable designs allowing them to tread the line between a suit and casual attire flawlessly.
People all over the world opt for timepieces as an emphasis of power and class, and let’s take a look at the watches’ CEOs of well-established companies around the world should opt for.
The Daily Beater: Rolex Cosmograph Daytona
If you are looking for a daily beater, then perhaps it is bold to look no further than the trusty Rolex. After all, Rolex is known for its solid timepieces, and Daytona is perhaps one of the best bets.
The 40mm timepiece is the flagship of the Geneva-based manufacturer, and it is definitely one of the most popular collections as well. Interestingly, we do think that despite its sporty nature, the Daytona is a highly versatile piece – and one that can be worn during different occasions. Coupled with the reliable Superlative Chronometer-certified Caliber 4130, the watch performs as well as it looks.
Chopard Mille Miglia 16/8997
Another Swiss classic model on the list. Chopard Mille Miglia established themselves as a brand that builds bridges. Their Race and Sports editions have been around for years, a carefully crafted unison of automotive engineering and mechanical watchmaking.
Chopard Mille Miglia series of watches is a diverse and revolutionary tribute to racing and a bold timepiece meant to aggrandize the wearer’s status in any setting. This timepiece is crafted in stainless steel with wide black dial and Gran Turismo insignia. Big Arabic numerals and bold hands are covered with luminous layer and bezel’s inner ring features engraved tachymeter scale.
The Luxury Sports Watch: Chopard Alpine Eagle
The Alpine Eagle, for the more veteran collectors, might be a familiar piece. This is because the collection is a reinterpretation of the St. Moritz, which is the first watch that was designed by Karl-Friedrich Scheufele in 1980 at a tender age of only 22.
The design combines an angular case with a round bezel, coupled with an integrated bracelet that comprises of ingot-shaped links with raised caps. The combination, together with the textured sunburst dial that was inspired by the eagle’s iris, is certainly a sight to behold.
The Quirky Independent: MB&F HM3
Amongst all of Max Busser’s creations, the Horological Machine 3 (HM3) is perhaps one of our favourites. We like its polarising looks, with a pair of intriguing domes (for this particular version) that tells the time and also acts as a design element.
When it was first launched in 2009, the HM3 was so ahead of its time.
This version, as pictured, is a collaboration with Stepan Sarpaneva. Termed as the Moonmachine, the watch features Sarpaneva’s signature moonphase indicator which makes the enthralling timepiece a little more captivating.
The Moonmachine, unfortunately, is no longer available as it is limited to a production of a mere 18 pieces for each of the variants produced. But on the rare occasion that one of these watches do appear on the secondary markets.
The Classic: Patek Philippe Ref. 5270 Perpetual Calendar Chronograph
The Perpetual Calendar Chronograph is one of the most coveted and well-regarded timepieces in the world. It combines two highly complicated complications (in the form of a chronograph and perpetual calendar), with a stunning design that is considered one of the most iconic amongst the collectors.
Notably, this particular reference – the 5270 – is the best amongst all of Patek Philippe’s Perpetual Calendar Chronographs. It is all thanks to the fact that this piece features the first perpetual calendar chronograph movement that is fully-designed and manufactured in-house.