It is often said that no man is complete without a good watch. Having an excellent watch is a symbol of poise and success, and here are 7luxury watches that any man worth his weight must have:
1. Patek Philippe Calatrava
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The Patek Philippe Calatrava is an endearing watch with avant-garde sleekness and subtle elegance. Crafted by Patek Philippe - the time-honoured watchmaking brand - the Calatrava is regarded as one of the finest watches in the world and is now the signature model of Patek Philippe. The Calatrava has a tasteful "Clous de Paris" guilloche bezel, along with an exquisitely balanced dial. It also has a calibre 215 PS movement and even packs a power reserve of more than 40 hours. For those who would prefer their watches to be in a particular material and colour, the Calatrava is available in a range of materials including pink and yellow gold. Simply a must-have.
2.A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Thin
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Nothing comes close to the sexy A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Thin watch. Manufactured by the famous German A. Lange & Söhne watchmaker, the Saxonia Thin is a masterpiece of great craftsmanship. Its sleek appearance gives it a swanky look, and it offers a power reserve that can last for more than 70 hours! The Saxonia Thin is also a jewel itself, with 21 jewels and 4 gold chatons skillfully crafted into it. Moreover, the Saxonia Thin is a paragon of well-balanced design - its features are distilled to the essence and perfected to the last design. If you want to impress, the Saxonia Thin is indispensable.
3. Breguet Classique
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A gentleman cannot go without a Breguet Classique. Made by one of the world's finest watchmakers, Breguet, the Breguet Classique is a highly seductive piece that exudes wealth and class. This gorgeous watch has a unique winding mechanical movement that symbolizes both the hours and the minutes, and also contains many special Breguet features such as the traditional coin edging (also known as fluting) and lugs which have been skillfully hand soldered. With its exclusive elegance and classy look, the Breguet Classique is the piece for anyone seeking the perfect watch.
4. Piaget Altiplano
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Piaget has been making some of the world's finest watches for over two centuries, and has now crafted its latest perfection in the Piaget Altiplano. With a calibre 1200P movement, the Altiplano is believed to have the slimmest automatic movement in the entire world, and makes for an ultra-chic addition to any man's dress. It comes with an 18K white gold case and a sapphire case back, and even contains an exquisite 22K pink-gold oscillating weight. The Altiplano is also only 43mm in width, meaning it is as pleasing to the wrist as it is to the eyes. With its elegant aesthetics and superb performance, the Piaget Altiplano is extremely versatile and can be worn for a host of occasions. It is simply beauty at its best.
5. Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945
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Anyone who knows a thing about watches will know the legendary Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945. This exquisite piece by Swiss watchmakers Girard-Perregaux stays faithful to the former Art Deco model with its beautiful lugs and curved case. Its uniquely elegant design means that it is also a very sexy watch that brings out the best in men. Moreover, the watch's dial provides dual curves and is the quintessential example of style. As if that's not enough, this Girard-Perregaux is available in two choices - pink gold or stainless steel. Indeed, anyone seeking a classy watch must have a Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945.
6. Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control
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Inspired by 1950s vintage designs, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control is the high watermark of style and luxury. Its silver tone dial with its Dauphine hands gives it a supremely classy and sexy feel, and makes it a top choice of the rich. The Master Control is also an expensive gem itself - its case back is crafted entirely from sapphire, and it features a 22 carat gold rotor that is fit for royalty. In addition, the Master Control even contains special ceramic ball bearings and a variable inertia balance that further enhances the reliability of its automatic movement. With all its exquisitely luxurious features, it is no wonder that the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control is such a popular piece.
7.Longines Master Collection
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Longines watches have always been renowned for being the best timepieces around, and have long served as the official timekeeper for many major sporting events such as the French Open and the Tour de France. This is why the Longines Master Collection is possibly the best watch out there. Combining superb technical performance and exquisite design, the Master Collection is a fusion of the best of all worlds. Its unique features include a transparent case back that delivers a black chronograph dial, and a bracelet made from stainless steel. Don't let its delicate appearance fool you - the Longines Master Collection is an extremely hardy watch, being water resistant up to a depth of 30 metres. As one of the classiest and most reliable watches around, the Longines Master Collection is truly a steal.
Contributor: Kevryn Lim
Kevryn holds a Masters in Professional Communications and travel blogs for Vanilla Luxury. To satisfy her wanderlust, she spends her free time exploring new places around the world. Follow her adventures on Instagram @kevylicious