Everybody wants to be the cool kid. And we mean, everybody. They’re the epitome of style, always in the know and everybody seems to like them. Every cool kid has their clique, and within that clique, there’s always something that elevates their persona. For example, the newest phone, or the chicest car, even the best grades. Or the prettiest girl.
But for the young professionals, even the tenured worker, the cool kid is just that. A moniker. When one wants to be cool in the corporate world, one needs to be amazing at something. That means having skills that go beyond what your paycheck can afford you. For watch connoisseurs, having the best timepiece will complete the look.
So if you’re looking for a watch that will fit your agenda, worry not as we got you covered. We’ve rounded up the best watch that will score you not just style points, but also the nod of approval from your colleagues. From luxury watches to smartwatches, the array of options you have is endless.
Hublot Spirit of Big Bang
Maybe one of the more unorthodox choices, the Hublot Spirit of Big Bang is a luxury watch that’ll turn a few heads, and raise some eyebrows. Watch connoisseurs have had polarizing views of the brand, but its continued dedication to making great mechanical watches is admirable. The Hublot Spirit of Big Bang is reminiscent of the Cartier Tank, but dare we say, more refined.
The titanium option in 44mm should fit any wrist perfectly, and the red accents are testament to the brand’s continued flair for the unexpected. If you want the more showy route, the King Gold Ceramic option will make eyeballs bulge, and you’ll surely impress anyone with the right watch knowledge.
Boasting of a 50-hour reserve, the watch contains Hublot’s self-winding skeleton Hub4700 movement. Its inner casing is made of anti-reflective sapphire, with satin-finish titanium, gold, gold ceramic and titanium ceramic cases. Water-resistant for up to 100m, you’ll never go wrong with wearing the Big Bang to any occasion.
Citizen Promaster Navihawk
For this watch, get the one in steel and leather. This is a serious watch from the Citizen brand and only the truly invested will appreciate the complicatedness of its dials. With a GPS timekeeping technology, it’s perfect for the frequent flyer, as you won’t need to recalibrate your watch when skipping time zones.
You can use the Navihawk for all kinds of water activities as well, like snorkeling and swimming with its 200m water-resistant feature. A true blue sports watch, its rotating bezel with tachymeter is one of the best out there, beating out some luxury brands. Under the hood, you get Citizen’s in-house Caliber F900, with the nifty trick of daylight savings time indicator.
This watch is perfect for the weekends out, or out of town visits, and is versatile enough to be worn every day. Make sure to pair it with sensible jeans with a boater, to get that casual sailing look. Pro tip: if you want to get your hands on this model, you need to check out credible online watch stores because the model isn’t sold at the official Citizen online store.
Apple Watch Series 5
If you want to be timely, get the Apple Watch Series 5. It’s the best smartwatch in the market today, bar none. That is if you’re main smartwatch is the iPhone. The Series 5 brings with it new case materials: titanium and ceramic. While the stainless steel option is fine, when you want to indulge, go ahead and get the newer cases.
To say that the Apple Watch is a cool watch is sort of an understatement. It’s the watch of now and the future. It’s so far ahead of the competition that virtually, there’s no beating it. The latest iteration is equipped with an always-on display with the addition of bigger and better touchscreen capabilities.
The dedicated Watch Store where you can download apps makes the watch more advanced and future-proof than any other Android smartwatch. Push notifications, text messages, calls, plus GPS integration – all of these are in default when you buy one. It’s popular with the younger crowd, but also gaining traction with the more established demographic.
Every watch is cool on its own. Except for those poorly-made ones of course. Getting a watch that can transition from day to night, weekdays to weekends and executive to casual is a big ask, but there are watches out there in the market that do just that. And more. You just need to be on the lookout for them.