Nothing complements the strength and the character of a man quite like his watch. Here’s a selection of distinct time pieces, at different price ranges, that will prove that you measure up in any situation.
For Style & Performance (Under AED 10,000):
Omega Seamaster Professional, AED 9,900
Watches aren’t just about telling time, but a way to capture time itself! In this case it’s the year 1995: James Bond - channelled by Pierce Brosnan in Golden Eye - debuted the Omega Seamaster Quartz Professional which features a striking black dial, co-axial chronometer, and 600m water resistance and date window.
Tag Heuer Carrera Re-Edition Chronograph, AED 7,500
Launched to celebrate Le Carrera Panamericana Rally in Mexico, the Carerra was designed as a tool watch for the race car drivers. While nothing beats the original, the ‘1964 Carrera re-edition’ can dial up your gear instantly. It has a gorgeously simple black dial with slightly indented sub-dials and a sporty perforated leather band.
For a Touch of Class & Prestige (From AED 10,000 to AED 25,000):
Tudor Black Bay, AED 13,700
The Black Bay is a culmination of the very best of Tudor dive watches of the 20th century. Expertly finished, it became an instant classic and had even the mightiest of vintage Rolex collectors clamouring to get their hands on one.
Rolex Datejust, AED 16,900 (vintage)
Three words: Prestige. Craftsmanship. Precision... The Datejust is the modern archetype of the classic watch. It has aesthetics and functions that transcend time, and is one of the most recognised and recognisable watches.
It’s Bonus Time (From AED 25,000 to AED 50,000):
IWC Portuguese Chrono, AED 31,900
For purist watch aficionados the watch of choice will always be an IWC. Universally praised for its elegant and timeless design, featuring the in-house IWC chronograph caliber 89361, the IWC Portuguese Chrono is one of the finest watches in the IWC line-up.
Rolex Cosmograph Daytona "Zenith", AED 49,900
To call a luxury watch ‘necessary’ is a bit of an overstatement...except for when the watch in question is the iconic Rolex Cosmograph Daytona with a Zenith movement. From crystal to the clasp this watch is faultless. It’s worth every dirham of your bonus!