Some say the work-life balance is dead, but we think otherwise. Success lies not only in number crunching and keeping an eye on financial flowcharts, but also pushing yourself beyond the limits of the boardroom when the opportunity presents itself. And whether your life's about globetrotting, scaling steep rock faces or exploring the depths of the ocean, you will always need a timepiece that stands up to the challenges that surround you.
The watches featured here combine robustness and functionality with cutting-edge features that promise to aid you in any eventuality.
From the speed-loving GPMH Power Control by Chopard to the Rolex GMT-Master II, feel your adrenaline surge as we take you from sport to sport, timepiece to timepiece.
ROLEX GMT-MASTER IIIf you are among those who breakfast in Kingston and dine in Kyoto, it's only advisable that you be accompanied by the GMT-Master II. Featuring a rotatable 24-hour graduated bezel and a separate 24-hour hand, it allows globetrotters to read three different time zones, two of them simultaneously.
IWC AQUATIMER DEEP 3This diver's watch features a range of advanced features, from a mechanical depth gauge and a body capable of 10 bar (100 metres) water resistance to provisions for effecting data backup to the dive computer.
PANERAI LUMINOR MARINA 8 DAYSThe Luminor Marina may look simple, but within it lies mechanical reliablity that any sailor would vouch for. Water resistant to 30 bar (300 metres), it's powered by a movement executed entirely by Panerai and protected by a steel casing that is, frankly, incapable of rusting.
BREITLING EMERGENCY IIJust the thing for lone adventurers. Capable of transmitting SOS signals through a dual-channel emergency satellite transmitter, it's your best bet to safety if stuck between a rock and a hard place.
CHOPARD GPMH POWER CONTROLInspired by the classic single-seaters of the 1970s, the GPMH Power Control has a snailed grey dial to complement its 18-carat gold bezel and a movement chronometer-certified by COSC.
ZENITH PILOT MONTRE D'AÉRONEF TYPE 20 GMTA tribute to the Wright Brothers, this watch from the masters of aviation instrumentation is crafted specifically for pilots, right from the generous Arabic numerals to the perfectly grippable ratcheted crown.
OMEGA SEAMASTER 300This dive watch may be faithful to its '50s predecessor in style, but it incorporates all the latest Omega innovations in its exquisite shell, whether it's resistance to magnetic fields over 15,000 gauss or a 60-hour power reserve.
CARL F. BUCHERER PATRAVI TRAVELTEC FOURXA must-have for frequent fliers, the Patravi Traveltec FourX simultaneously indicates three time zones, ensuring that you are never late for a business meeting in a foreign country due to a temporal misunderstanding. What's more, its 18-carat gold-ceramic-titanium shell is just the thing to make you stand out in a crowd.
GRAHAM CHRONOFIGHTER LA KINGSBuilt to commemorate the LA Kings ice hockey team, this instrument is equipped with an automatic chronograph and an Incabloc shock absorber capable of withstanding the hardest of falls. A black ceramic bezel gives the watch, limited to just 100 pieces, its personality.
CORUM ADMIRAL'S CUP AC-1 45 SQUELETTEPaying tribute to yachts as well as the waves that power them, this watch offers complete immersion into the intricate horological workings under its shell. And don't be fooled by it's fragile looks; this baby's tough, and water resistant up to 300 metres.
TISSOT T-RACE MOTO GPBlack-red with a checkered flag for its dial, this instrument showcases the very synergy that bonds Tissot and MotoGP. Adding to its machismo is a chronograph that's accurate to the T, and water resistance up to 10 bar. What's more, it comes in a zany helmet-shaped case.
TAG HEUER CARRERA MONACO GPEverything about this timepiece screams F1, right from its tyre-treaded rubber strap to the fetching dial in pitch black with two grey stripes and a red line. The Arabic numerals on the dial are plated with exquisite 'black gold', and the case is coated with titanium carbide.
CITIZEN PROMASTER AQUALANDThis diver's watch has a depth metre that shows the current and maximum depth simultaneously during each dive. Large hands ensure perfect visibility even at great depths, and unified bezel and case design prevents operational errors even on impact.