Watches For The Classic CEO

Pieces that stand the test of time, reflect your personality and style, an investment in the future or an heirloom that can be handed down from generation to generation …  Whatever your reason or sentiment, here are a few pieces worth acquiring.

1.) For the Global CEO on the road.

If you think the swiss make the best watches you are partially correct.  Most watch enthusiasts overlook the German company A. Lange & Sohne that can compete with the finest swiss makers.  The A. Lange & Sohne Lange 1 Time Zone features a mechanical manual winding movement with a 72-hour power reserve; separate day/night indicators for local and home times; gray dial with Lange’s patented large date display; sapphire-crystal, transparent case back; and 41.9mm, 18k rose gold case on a hand-stitched, brown crocodile strap with an 18k rose gold ardillon buckle.

The Patek Philippe World Time features a mechanical automatic movement; 24 time zone indication; and 39.5mm, platinum case on a dark blue alligator strap with a platinum deployant clasp.  The 5130P is a throwback to an earlier era. The unique ring shaped hour hand is drawn from the original Patek World Time watches from the 1930’s and gives the piece a wonderful vintage feel. A larger case size (now 39.5mm, as opposed to 37mm on the older model) adds improved legibility, and the elegant, tinted blue guilloché work makes this model a horological work of art.

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Memovox International watch (ref. 1412471) features a mechanical automatic movement; alarm function; central alarm disc with world time zone indications; and 40mm, 18k rose gold case on a black alligator strap with an 18k rose gold deployant clasp.  Released as a tribute to the historic 1958 model, the Memovox Worldtimer includes a unique feature: its central alarm disc also shows the world time zones.

2.) For the CEO that has tried the rest, now wants the best.

With its elegant “tonneau” case, the Patek Philippe Ref. 5013 is the first minute repeater that features a self-winding movement as well as a calendar mechanism with a retrograde date hand.

What’s special about a minute repeater?  Watch the engineering marvel in action below …

Enough said.  This Patek is a timeless classic!

In the IWC Portuguese Minute Repeater, depressing the slide causes a delicate strike train to sound the time out audibly in hours, quarters and minutes: the full hours on a lower tuned gong, the quarters with a double strike on both gongs, and the number of min-utes that have elapsed since the last quarter on the higher of the two gongs. The repeating mechanism consists of over 200 individual parts working together as if they were in a mechanical orchestra. An all-or-nothing piece ensures that the chimes are only struck if the repeating slide is fully depressed. The watch is equipped with the 98950-calibre hunter pocket watch movement, which comes with stylistic elements from the early Jones calibres. Some of these, such as the elongated index, the balance with its high-precision adjustment cam and the distinctively decorated plate and bridge made of nickel-silver with gold-plated engravings, can be seen through the transparent sapphire-glass back. This model is limited to 500 watches.

Listen in.

3.) For the CEO that wants to add add to his unique collection.

The Vacheron Constantin, Patrimony Traditionnelle openworked perpetual calendar Reference: 1120 QP SQ
Energy: automatic
Number of jewels: 36
Frequency: 2.75 Hz (19’800 v.p.h.)
Power-reserve (hours): 40 approx.
Indication: hours, minutes, perpetual calendar (hand-type calendar, day of the week, month, leap year, moon phases)


With its all-mechanical numeric display for hours and minutes, the LANGE ZEITWERK By A. Lange & Sohne symbolises a leap into a new era – after all, both indications leap forth instantaneously. Contrary to continuously running (creeping) displays, it always tells the time dependably and unambiguously. Moreover, its innovative configuration of discs results
in numerals of probably unmatched size.  Brilliant!

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