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Nothing complements the strength and 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.\n\nThis list is compiled with the help of Tariq Malik, the managing partner and co-founder of Momentum.
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Longines Hydro Conquest Chronograph, $2,340
\nIf you’re looking for a sporty statement on your wrist, the Longines Hydro Conquest Chrono will not disappoint. In true Longines tradition, this is a high performance timepiece that combines technical innovation and elegance; it also comes in standout bright colours.
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Oris Artelier Complication, $2,590
\nFor a busy young executive who’s a frequent traveller a watch with a 2nd time zone and day and date dials can be a useful functionality. Add to that a robust but polished look, and the Oris Artelier Complication Moon Phase more than fits the bill!
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Tudor Black Bay, $3,733
\nThe 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.
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Rolex Datejust, $4,605 (vintage)
\nThree 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.
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Vintage Rolex GMT Master, $6,812
\nLaunched in 1954, the Rolex GMT Master was created in collaboration with Pan Am Airways for their pilots and navigators (GMT is the time zone required for all aviation planning). There have been only two editions since - The Rolex GMT Master II released in the 80s, and the 50 year anniversary edition in 2005, which makes this watch highly sought-after.
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Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 1887 Jack Heuer Edition Chronograph, $7,493
\nLaunched to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary Carrera, this watch is a famous collector’s piece and encapsulated the innovation and achievements of Tag Heuer today. The bullhead design is sure to get all the attention!
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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean GMT GoodPlanet, $8,147
\n2013 brought a new member in the Seamaster family: the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean GMT GoodPlanet, a perfect companion to a world traveler. This is the watch you can take along in a different time zones as well as when going sea diving.
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IWC Portuguese Chrono, $16,485
\nFor purist watch aficionados the watch of choice will always be an IWC. Universally praised for its elegant and timeless design, this piece in pink gold and with the grey dial will complement your best business outfit. The IWC Portuguese Chrono is one of the finest watches in the IWC line-up.
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Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso Grande Ultra Thin 1931, $17,300
\nThe story is that the Reverso was created in 1931 at the request of British polo players in India who wanted a watch that would hold up to the roughness of the sport. In time, the Reverso case became a very distinguishing feature, less to do with functionality and more and more with style.
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Rolex Daytona Everose, $34,060
\nTo call a luxury watch ‘necessary’ is a bit of an overstatement...except for when the watch in question is the Rolex Everose Daytona Chocolate which was launched in 2011, for the first time with a ceramic bezel. From crystal to the clasp this watch is faultless. It’s worth every dollar of your bonus!