Hiren Kumar Bose picks five stylish men’s watches priced below Rs 5,00,000
Tag Heuer’s Carrera
Ref. No: CAS2110.FC6266
A stainless steel-cased watch, its black dial has a smooth finish and features the sword-shaped hour and minutes hands in a silver tone. Silver Arabic numerals form the hour markers on this 41 mm timepiece. Only the sixth index and the twelfth index are displayed by the help of small silver squares. Minutes of the hour are displayed on the circumference of the dial with the help of silver markings. The Tag Heuer shield and the word ‘Carrera’ is printed on the dial. Three sub-dials on the dial at 9 o’clock, 6 o’clock and 12 o’clock positions are the chronograph hour/minute/second dial. The dial is protected by an anti-reflective and scratch resistant sapphire crystal. The fixed bezel made of stainless steel offers a fine silver finish. The black strap of the watch is made using alligator leather.
Carl F. Bucherer Patravi ChronoDate
Ref. No: 00.10624.08.33.21
Rs 4, 72,000
The 44.6mm watch is aesthetically pleasing and has the framed big date in the double window below 12 o’clock which can be read even more quickly and easily. With this, the brand makes a reference here to a form of date indication that has been used for decades by the company. Together with the lighter coloured chronograph functions at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock, the functions are arranged with a pleasing symmetry and contribute to the perfect legibility of the dial.
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean
Ref No: 188.8.131.52.01.001
Rs 3, 25,900
The stylish 42mm watch pays homage to Omega’s dive watch heritage. This model, with its scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, features a black dial with a date window at the 3 o’clock position. The black ceramic unidirectional rotating divers’ bezel is mounted on a 42 mm stainless steel case on a stainless steel bracelet. The watch is water resistant to 600m or 2000 ft. and has a helium-escape valve. The Omega co-axial calibre 8500 at the heart of this certified chronometer timepiece can be seen through the transparent caseback
Baume & Mercier Shelby Cobra
Ref. No: MOA10281
Rs 3, 48,000
The 44m watch is inspired by the automobile legend – Carroll Shelby and his famous car – the Shelby Cobra. It reinvents the golden era of motorsport and watchmaking with the retro-inspired dials, asymmetrical chronograph counters inspired by the dashboard of the Cobra, transparent twin horizontal racing stripes which mimic the paint scheme of the car and the Cobra logo, the Cobra’s racing number 15 etched on the caseback sapphire crystal, interchangeable straps made from the tyres of the cobra. Taking inspiration from the greatest moments and values of automobile history the watch puts them on the wrist of the proud owner.
Panerai Luminor Base 8 Days Acciaio
Ref No: PAM00560
Rs 4, 16,000
Embellished with a 44mm brushed stainless steel case and stationary stainless steel bezel, the watch gives a stunning contrast to the black background of the dial with the luminous black hands are nestled at the centre. Also, the dial is etched out with radiant index and Arabic numeral hour markers that are placed at the 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock positions. The exquisite wide case designing has become an attribute of this cult watchmaking brand. To complement the classic appeal of this jewel, the Panerai personalized leather strap, and trapezoidal polished steel buckle is diligently integrated with the dial of the watch. The scratch-resistant sapphire crystal case of the watch also comes with an anti-reflective coating. These characteristic features not only help in protecting the dial from accidental wear offs and scratch but also safeguard the screen from sun glare, thus maintaining a timeless appeal of this accessory. The timepiece is water-resistant to a depth of 300 m. Featuring 21 jewels; the watch comes with a fabulous power reserve of 8 days.