Dress For Success: Five Watches For The Office
Boardroom-appropriate timepieces to accentuate your power play.
NOMOS ORION NEOMATIK
An excellent starter piece for the new executive, this watch should be on the radar of those who are looking for an affordable timepiece with an in-house mechanical movement. By now, Nomos devotees should be familiar with the new automatic DUW 3001 calibre, which is fitted across the Glashütte-based manufacture’s novelties, with time-telling here reduced to its very essence. Thanks to the ultra-thin movement, the Orion is a slim 8.45mm—a vision of refined simplicity with its white dial, slender hands and indexes framed in a 36mm polished stainless steel case. Versatile and classy, this pairs well with any business shirt-and-pants combo.
BREGUET CLASSIQUE 7147
As its name suggests, the Classique is, well, as classic as it gets and a definite winner in the boardroom. Considered by collectors as Breguet’s new entry-level model, the Classique 7147, despite bearing only three hands, is by no means a 'simple' watch. Distilling the manufacture’s centuries-old expertise in hand-finishing, it flaunts a silvered gold mien that is largely adorned with a clous de Paris hobnail pattern that imbues the main dial with a tasteful three-dimensional effect, while the small seconds sub-dial sets itself apart with a cross-weave motif. An ultra-thin automatic movement equipped with a sophisticated silicon escapement powers this 40mm timepiece, which is available in 18K rose or white gold.
Hamilton’s watches may be Swiss made, but its heart is deeply rooted in the US, as evinced by its new collection that takes its name from the iconic theatrical district. That said, this debut collection is thankfully far from dramatic. Instead, it chooses to impress with dapper subtle details, which any office executive would be sure to appreciate. Comprising three models – chronograph, day/date (pictured), and quartz – that brandish vertical lines on their dials that recall pinstripes on a sharp suit, this series of tickers pay homage to the famed New York street with a broad line running across the dial centre. Available in stainless steel with matching bracelet or leather strap.
OMEGA GLOBEMASTER CO-AXIAL MASTER CHRONOMETER ANNUAL CALENDAR
If you prefer a less sporty Omega for the office, the Globemaster is a convincing proposition. Bearing the recently minted chronometer accreditation by METAS, it comes with a very useful annual calendar complication that only needs to be adjusted once a year (every February), and is priced at the lower spectrum of the new Globemaster collection. Sporting the iconic pie-pan dial, with its 12 facets marked with the months of the year, it further seals the deal with its 41mm (upsized from its forbears’ 39mm) stainless steel case. One of the best watches out there for daily wear, its classy fluted bezel is made of scratch-proof tungsten carbide.
TUDOR STYLE FLUTED BEZEL
Tudor seems to have found a goldmine in its archives, releasing a slew of sought-after models under its Heritage banner that reinterpret its vintage pieces. It’s now looking to replicate this success with its Style collection. Referencing its classic dress watches from the 1950s to 1970s, like the Prince and Tuxedo, it incorporates a fluted bezel to the timeless range, thereby conferring it with a ring of radiance. Dials come in blue, burgundy, or mother-of-pearl on top of existing black, champagne, and silver options. Available in steel or bi-metal (combined with 18K yellow gold).
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