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Royal de Versailles has the perfect watch for your job

From the way it works to the way it looks, it’s been said that your watch is an essential part of who you are. It’s also been said that, at some point, a person becomes what they do. If our calculations are correct, that means there should be a perfect timepiece for every type of person. Our friends at Toronto’s premier luxury timepiece and jewelry destination, Royal de Versailles, have a few recommendations.

For the Power Executive

Men: LANGE 1 MOON PHASE in Platinum by A. Lange & Söhne

Saxon manufactory A. Lange & Söhne crafts timepieces that embody the pinnacle of international fine watchmaking. For a man at the peak of his profession, it’s a fitting parallel to be certain. Especially when your choice is their Lange 1 Moon Phase, which expertly reproduces the progression of the earth’s companion in two ways. For starters, compared to its contemporaries, its lunar disc moves continuously. Secondly, the mechanism is so accurately calculated that it would take 122.6 years for it to deviate by only a day from its true position. At your rank, we bet you’re every bit as sharp. Price available upon request.

Women: Millenary Hand-Wound 39.5mm by Audemars Piguet

Designed in 1995, the Millenary Collection by Audemars Piguet provides a new three-dimensional take on the calibre, which has been reversed here to enable the dial side to display components that are usually hidden. It’s the result of contemporary design embracing exceptional mechanical skill. In other words, the total package — something you’ve often been referred to as. And much like yourself as a high-ranking executive, the level of finish here (see: 18-carat white gold case, brilliant-cut diamonds and onyx cabochon) is what makes the difference, over and above the technical complexity and reliability. Price available upon request.

For the Dynamic Explorer

Men: Polo S Chronograph by Piaget

The connection between Piaget’s Polo S Chronograph as a watch and you as an adventurist is simple: it all comes down to movement. In fact, Piaget has always been one step forward from the competition in that regard. Fitted with a new automatic caliber 1160P movement, this model features a two-register dial layout with date at 6 o’clock, plus a polished steel (a signature of the brand) bracelet and integrated folding clasp. It’s sporty elegance at its most sophisticated. Price available upon request.

Women: Classic Fusion by Hublot

For Hublot's Classic Fusion, a Quartz Movement is concealed in a sapphire crystal inner casing with an anti-reflective treatment and a polished titanium outer casing. The cherry on top? A glistening array of diamonds that have been set using traditional and advanced techniques that the brand prides itself on. The process of creating this exceptional timepiece requires a great deal of craft, precision and grace. Sounds a bit like the necessary skills you bring to the court or while on the move, no? Price available upon request.

For the Creative Visionary

Men: Geophysic® Universal Time by Jaeger-LeCoultre


Bringing the whole world within easy reach, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Geophysic® Universal Time steel watch is certainly something that will inspire. And since the vocation is one which finds you constantly in search of your next muse, this quality is not one to be overlooked. Many have credited the sophistication of the chronograph’s caliber and its characterful elegance part of what makes every journey a pleasure. We don’t disagree. With 274 parts within the self-winding mechanical movement and a 40-hour power reserve, it’s a companion that you can rely on wherever life takes you. Price available upon request.

Women: Rendez-Vous Night & Day by Jaeger-LeCoultre

Who said works of art had to hang on gallery walls? That they couldn’t be admired simply by glancing down at your wrist? Hidden within the elegant curves and lines of the Rendez-Vous Night & Day by Jaeger-LeCoultre beats an automatic caliber, along with a mélange of complications like the tourbillon, that seamlessly come together to create a stunning work of art. There is perhaps no timepiece more suited to one with an expressive mind. Inventive not only in construct, but design too. Price available upon request.