Modern watches for businessman – which models are worth choosing?

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If you intend to wear your watch day in and day out, you should avoid soft envelope metals such as as gold and especially platinum. Instead, choose stainless steel (by far the most practical material) or titanium. Ceramic has its supporters, as does carbon fiber, but these will likely only appear in certain “designer” items, meaning aesthetics will be the main concern.

Choose something for yourself

We’re all distracted by the latest supercar, regardless of its practicality, but such “appeal” rarely ends well. The same goes for watches. Think carefully about your lifestyle and clothing style: a large watch on an equally bulky strap or bracelet may be eye-catching, but it may not suit most situations where you plan to wear it. A good-looking steel chronograph is actually a focal point for everyday wear. Unusual styling is also worthwhile – a gold evening watch on a patent leather strap can surprisingly spice up an outfit.

Apple smartwatches

The dominant force in smartwatches diversified its production in 2020 with the all-new 6 series for measuring blood oxygen and the affordable SE model, which dispenses with the always-on display. Both pair well with Apple’s Fitness + service, which offers a range of well-rounded workouts (such as HIIT, yoga, strength and more) as part of a monthly subscription.


Casio marked the 20th anniversary of the Edifice sports model with the release of a decidedly interesting version called the ECB-10HR, designed in collaboration with another Japanese engineering giant, the Honda Motor Company.

The Casio G-Shock sub-brand deserves a mention here. Frogman models have been around for 27 years, but the new GWF-A1000 is the first with an analog display. It is comprehensively equipped, with a world clock, tide chart and dive time function, enhanced with Bluetooth, LED backlighting and water resistance to 200 meters. Other Casio men’s watches are also worth a look.


The Fossil Group, which produces millions of watches a year under its own name and on behalf of other brands such as Michael Kors, was once a major player in the affordable watch market. Competition from all sides has since undermined its dominance, but that hasn’t stopped it from offering great designs at affordable prices. Fossil products are available at

Jaquet Droz

Jaquet Droz, a brand famous for producing richly decorated enamel dials, recently teamed up with fantasy artist John Howe, a Canadian-born illustrator from Switzerland who, along with Brit Alan Lee, was the lead concept designer for The Lord Of The Rings.

Since the original Jaquet-Droz was a brilliant engineer who created extraordinary automaton figures, the complexity of the Perpetual Calendar Éclipse makes it a top choice. Behind the baked enamel dial is an automatic movement with double springs. This provides 68 hours of walking reserve and drives a perpetual calendar and retrograde moon phase display


French brand Reservoir has quickly gained a loyal fan base since its launch in 2016 with a clever retrograde watch with minute and hour jumps, based on the look of a classic Mini speedometer. There is now a range of models inspired by indicators from cars, planes, submarines and dive kits – and the brand is also the official timing partner of the IDEC Sport endurance racing team at Le Mans.

The Supercharged Classic Red Zone is eye-catching. Based on the look of a vintage car’s tachometer, it comes with a black calfskin strap and a NATO-style nylon alternative.

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