When it comes to the world of business, a first impression means everything. And it’s often the smaller details that stand out the most.

A luxury watch may be a functional accessory, but it’s also a symbol of achievement and sophistication.

If you’re an aspiring professional who wants to make a subtle statement, there are several luxury watch brands you should consider investing in.

Luxury Watch Brands for Aspiring Professionals

1.  Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II

Rolex will forever be a watch that people aspire to own. This particular model is popular among professionals who spend a lot of time travelling.

The timepiece boasts a bidirectional, rotatable bezel as well as a 24-hour graduated insert, which means it can display the time in two time zones simultaneously. The date will be synchronised with your local time.

The upper half of the watch is designed to represent nighttime, while the lower half represents daytime.

Along with its Cerachrom insert in green and black ceramic, the numerals are coated with platinum. And thanks to the Oystersteel case, which is resistant to corrosion, the Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II is waterproof up to 100 metres.

2. Omega Speedmaster ‘57

The Omega Speedmaster combines exceptional craftsmanship with key technical features. It’s also a timepiece that holds a significant place in history – Omega was the first watch worn on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission back in 1969.

The Omega Speedmaster ’57 is a 40.50 mm model that sports a stainless-steel case and black dial. The recessed hour markers and broad arrow hands give it a vintage finishing touch.

The inside of the watch contains a flat sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective treatment, while the bracelet offers a comfort release adjustment system.

Thanks to the general durability of the Omega Speedmaster, even professionals in more demanding fields can enjoy wearing this timepiece daily.

3.  Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time 5524G-001

Patek Philippe watches are synonymous with exclusivity and exceptional craftsmanship. The brand’s commitment to quality is evident in every timepiece it produces.

The Patek Philippe Calatrava and Nautilus models are particularly popular among professionals who appreciate understated luxury. The Calatrava Pilot Travel Time watch is one of the more unique variations.

Made with high-quality steel, this timepiece is available in white and rose gold. It displays both your home and local time on the dial, making it ideal for travelling professionals. The sleek leather strap adds a classic finishing touch.

4. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

A popular pick among female professionals, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak range has a distinct octagonal bezel and boasts a bold, cutting-edge design.

Available in various metals, including stainless steel, rose and white gold, many of the Royal Oak watches have diamond embellishments and offer a range of dial colours and textures.

Even though many of the women’s watches are smaller and more delicate, larger, bolder models are also available.

Both automatic and self-winding options are available and each watch has some degree of water resistance.

5.  IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot Watch

IWC Schaffhausen is renowned for its pilot watches, which exude a sense of adventure and precision.

Enclosed in a stainless case, the Big Pilot watch has a bold black face with luminescent numerals and hands. The calendar dial keeps track of the days of the week. The black calfskin strap gives this timepiece a sleek finishing touch.

Automatic and self-winding options are available and there is a 168-hour power reserve. The glass is secured against displacement by a drop in air pressure and the watch has a 6.0 bar water resistance rating.

6. Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso

Ideal for both male and female professionals, the Reverso range from Jaeger-LeCoultre is where artistry and innovation meet.

What makes this timepiece truly unique is that the square face can be flipped over to create an elegant bracelet, which can be engraved.

Available in pink gold or stainless steel, the delicate features of this watch provide an understated touch of style to any wrist.

This manual winding range of watches can be purchased with a bracelet or leather strap, depending on your preferences.

7. Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Moonphase Watch 647.NX.1137.RX

This is one of the more complex and unique watches on this list, but a great addition to any aspiring professional’s collection.

The skeleton dial is paired with a luminous rhodium-plated steel index and hands. The larger date and moon phase windows are two of the most notable features of this timepiece. A solid black rubber strap with titanium buckles finishes it off.

The Big Bang Moonphase watch is self-winding and has a power reserve of 50 hours. It is also water resistant up to 100 metres.

A Professional Touch of Style

These luxury timepieces are just a few that stand out – there are so many more to consider as an aspiring professional.

Regardless of the watch you decide on, top brands such as these are ideal for anyone who values style, substance and craftsmanship.Contact Martins of Glasgow if you need help finding a luxury timepiece that matches your needs and budget.