When entering the boardroom you want to make a subtle statement, with a refined timepiece that shows class, quality, and heritage, yet in a restrained way. You want to express your knowledge and appreciation for the craftsmanship that comes with such a watch, but have it fit in with the rest of your attire so that it becomes a detail only noticed by connoisseurs and collectors.
Even among the other watches in the collections of Lange & Söhne, the Saxonia Thin is an understatement. Clean dial, only two hands, and a 40 mm case it is a watch connoisseurs dream. Not only because of the legendary craftsmanship of the manufacture, guaranteeing an excellent finish of every single part of the watch, but also because of the incredible movement. Featuring a three-quarter plate made of German silver this manual wind movement is only 2.9 mm thick and offers a 72-hour power reserve.
The Breguet Classique 7147 packs everything the brand is so well-known for in a single dress watch. The typical Breguet hands crafted from blued steel, the stunning guilloche dial, and the off-center sub-dial for the seconds hand. Especially with a rose gold case, the watch has a very classic appearance. Don’t let it’s looks fool you though, since the movement inside features high-tech parts, such as a inverted in-line Swiss lever escapement with silicon pallets and a balance-spring crafted from silicon as well.
A sublte watch doesn’t mean that it need to lack additional features as Vacheron Constantin proofs with their Traditionnelle Day-Date and Power Reserve. A relatively small complication for a brand like Vacheron Constantin, but because of this it is executed flawlessly, not only in a technical sense, but also in a aesthetical. The two sub-dials for the day- and the date-function balance the design, while the power reserve indicator adds an asymetrical element to the dial that makes it really come alive. Through the glass back the brand shows off its craftsmanship with a guilloche decorated rotor crafted from 22K rose gold, and of course a movement that meets the demands so it is able to carry the coveted Geneva Seal.
Rolex might be the most recognized watch brand on the planet, yet those in the know might not go for a Day-Date or Datejust when entering the boardroom, but opt for the very subtle, yet equally stunning Cellini. The added advantage of the dual time version, as featured above, is that it has the ability to show the time in a different timezone as well. Perfect for when you are abroad, but still want to check in on the kids before they go to bed. The question remains what is more stunning about this watch, the Everose case, or the guilloche dial which Rolex so fittingly called “rayon flammé de la gloire”, which freely translated means flaming rays of glory.
Practically born into the boardroom, the Patek Philippe Calatrava remains a refined staple on the wrists of many executives. Although there are more understated Calatrava’, reference 5153R-001 adds not only a practical date-function, but also that silvery opaline dial, featuring applied gold hour markers and a hand-guilloched center. With the visible screws to attach the strap to the case and the slight shoulders around the crown, it offers a distinct classic elegance.