The Executive Watch Guide to 2019

Elizabeth Jenkins-Smalley

Elizabeth Jenkins-Smalley

Editor In Chief at The Executive Magazine

The watch industry in 2019 looks to be better than ever: with titans in the sector Rolex, Tag Heuer, and Patek Philippe all releasing new ranges, and other key players such as Cartier and Breitling also embracing the New Year, The Executive Magazine has you covered. Here are our best picks for 2019.

 Cartier Santos De Cartier 

One of the most popular selections of the illustrious Cartier brand is the Santos De Cartier timepiece. This is a large model with mechanical movement and automatic winding, calibre 1847 MC.

The watch is build with a steel case and 18K yellow gold bezel, a seven-sided crown set with a faceted synthetic spinel. Its silvered opaline dial, blued-steel sword-shaped hands of sapphire crystal make this a must-have for this year.

Cartier, £8,900

Breitling Navitimer 1 B01 Chronograph

Favoured by aviation enthusiasts and pilots, this Breitling piece will not let you down. Powered by Manufacture Breitling Calibre 01 movement and water resistant for up to 30 metres, this watch performs exceptionally and looks just as good.

The timepiece has a contemporary black alligator strap and steel case, and a rotating bezel that frames the striking blue in a stunning way. This model is available in other styles: red gold, steel and steel gold, and a variety of choices of dials.

Goldsmiths, £6,460

Rolex Deepsea

Capable of reaching depths to 3,900 of water-resistance, this elegant yet subdued Rolex Deepsea is one to keep an eye on in 2019.

The bezel is a unidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated, scratch-resistant Cerachrom insert in ceramic, with numerals and graduations coated in platinum.

A result of decades of collaboration with diving professionals, this watch is waterproof for up to 12,800 feet (3,900 metres) and signifies the quality of technology Rolex has to offer.

Goldsmiths,  £9,450

Patek Philippe 5205R-010 Rose Gold

The Patek Philippe patented annual calendar was launched in 1996 and the model’s reputation has grown tenfold since then. Giving wearers the day of the week, the date, and month, and needing to be adjusted just once a year, this piece has emerged as one of Patek Philippes flagship models.

The timepiece has mechanical, self-winding movement, showcasing moon phases and a 24-hour display. The dial is black lacquered, with gold applied hour markers. It hosts a hand-stitched alligator strap with square scales, a prong buckle and rose gold case.

Water-resistant to 30 metres.

Patek Philippe, £36,720

Tag Heuer Men’s Swiss Quartz Stainless Steel Casual Watch

The most affordable watch from our picks today shows that price does not necessarily mean style: using battery operated Quartz Movement, this elegant and sleek timepiece features a blue dial and aluminium bezel, encased in a polished stainless steel case and adjustable bracelet.

Other features include a date feature, unidirectional rotating bezel, screw down crown, and luminescent hands and hour markers.

£1,188.99, Amazon

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