There is nothing quite like a power-player watch, a sophisticated statement-maker that does certain jobs for you—and subtly suggests you have arrived.
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IWC Portuguese Chronograph ($15,600): Mechanical chronograph self-winding movement with 44 hours of power reserve, in 18k rose gold with a black alligator strap. Stopwatch function with minutes and seconds, and a small hackings seconds feature. Royal Jewelers, 58 Main St., Andover, 978-475-3330; royaljewelers.com
Harry Winston Midnight Big Date ($30,700): In rose gold with a silver dial on an alligator strap. Features off-centered hours and minutes, and a twin-aperture big date at six o’clock. harrywinston.com
Carl F. Bucherer Patravi ChronoDate Annual Calendar ($42,000): Chronograph with big date at 12 o’clock, annual calendar, COSCcertified chronometer chronograph and 18k rose-gold bracelet. carl-f-bucherer.com
Ralph Lauren Sporting World Time ($26,000): In 18k rose gold on a black alligator strap, with dual time-zone capability and made of 305 components with 34 jewels. Special order, 93-95 Newbury St., 617-424-1124; ralphlaurenwatches.com
Cartier Calibre de Cartier Multi-Time Zone ($39,300): An 18k rose-gold piece housing the 287-part Caliber 9909 MC and offering home time, travel time, day/night indications and the difference between the two selected time zones. 40 Newbury St., 617-262-3300; cartier.com