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7 Best Watches For Different Professions

For many people, choosing a watch to fit their style and budget is important. However, as many designs are on the market, choosing the best option is difficult. The simple truth is that some watches are just suited for your profession, just as much as they are suited for your personal style. If you want to go for a timepiece that defines your class and personality (which might also be a reflection of your profession), here are the seven best watches for different professions.

1. Rolex

When choosing a style of watch, you probably do not need too much introduction to a brand like Rolex. They are one of the biggest watch brands that have been sitting on top of the food chain of watches for a very long time. The Geneva/Switzerland company has been in the watch-making business since 1905, rolling out up to a million timepieces in a year. 

Known for using 904L steel, a low-carbon, high-alloy steel with excellent anti-corrosion properties in all its collection, there’s no wonder Rolex wristwatches are very durable and, of course, expensive. Yes, Rolex pieces do not come cheap, as they have unarguably become synonymous with elite status, wealth, and very high-class individuals. It has even been considered by watch collectors and experts to be a good way of investing idle cash because Rolex wristwatches appreciate with time and are always in demand.

Understandably, the cost of acquiring a Rolex may be one of the first things to consider when this exquisite design catches your attention. Still, looking at it from the angle of professions (from blue/white collar company executives to top CEOs, self-made individuals, and even sportsmen/women), let’s agree that Rolex timepieces are for many classes of professionals that can afford the luxury, Rolex undoubtedly screams class. As long as you are on the top of your food chain, a Rolex timepiece will sit just fine on your wrist.

2. Patek Phillippe

You can get a not-so-expensive Patek Philippe, the Calatrava, for as “low” as $24,025, and some other designs run into millions. So yes, the saying that “you don’t own a Patek Philippe, you just care for it for the coming generation” is not a lie. Patek Philippe timepieces are undoubtedly expensive. The Swiss brand has been in the luxury watch market longer than many others since the 1830s, carving out a niche with durability, quality, and of course, well-sought-after elegant designs.

While politicians, and royalties, used to be the owners of timepieces from Patek Philippe, athletes, top-rated actors, and those who are discreet about expressing their style are also among the common users of this brand. It’s no longer news that luxury watches have knockoffs in the market made by dubious individuals to cheat unsuspecting brand lovers. So, buying a timepiece from this watchmaker may require knowing your authentic Patek Philippe well, which makes it fairly easy since its engravings are often unique, making it easy to spot fakes. Just to be safe, it may require going through a trusted supplier or expert collectors.

3. Audemars Piguet

There’s no denying that high-end watches are made with some of the most durable watch-making materials and furnished with expensive/unique movement designs, which take time to piece together. But make no mistake, Audemars Piguet is in a class of its own. Apart from its movement, and quality material, the exterior design is one of its charms that makes the Audemars Piguet stand out from the rest.

Most people who know the Audemars Piguet timepieces have the signature Royal Oak design in mind. Gerald Genta, the designer, applied the principle of screws tightly securing the faceplate of divers’ helmets to the Royal Oak design, making nearly all Audemars Piguet pieces furnished with the widely-known signature octagonal outside finish. 

Audemars Piguet’s pieces are produced in limited copies, making them even more sought-after and personalised by those who wear them, such as athletes, music artists, and many accomplished professionals who love to make a personal statement with their timepieces as an expensive buy.

4. Cartier

Cartier wristwatches are not hard to spot among the crowd. This watchmaker has not deviated too much from its design since the early 1900s. Royals, top executives of companies, doctors, architects, lawyers, and lovers of classics, since value retention is one of the hottest talks on high-end wristwatches, are the common users of the Cartier. While there may be more expensive watches in the market, Cartier undoubtedly makes timepieces that will last many years and be passed on to the next generations. 

5. Richard Mille

The cheapest Richard Mille goes for around $60,000, with many designs going as high as $300k to millions of dollars, so this is a brand common among those that like to make a statement of luxury. It’s no surprise that Richard Mille has partnered with the big names in the sports industry over the years, making it a common watch among rich athletes and artists. Not every high-end wristwatch holds its value, as many cost less than the release price. But if you want Richard Mille, rest assured that it’s a brand with a high resale value after years of usage.

6. Breitling

With decades of experience developing chronographs for aircraft and analog cockpit clocks for the royal navy, there was no doubt that Breitling watches from this maker became one of the most excellent pieces in the market. While it became one of the watches common among pilots and Air Force personnel, the bold look of the Breitling pieces makes it a common watch among successful men and women who want people to know who they are.

7. Casio

From tech billionaires to entry-level players in the tech industry, Casio is one brand that produces pieces these professionals identify with. Whether it’s the pieces that come with bold faces, chronograph designs, or digital G-shock models. Sportsmen and women, like swimmers, runners, etc, who time themselves when they want to push their body to its limits also identify with Casio.

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