A job interview gives you the opportunity to make a great first impression and a nice watch is one of the small details that will show your future employer that you have excellent taste. When it comes to choosing which watch to wear, it is important to do your homework. It is the same with the outfit you choose to wear. If you are going for a job in banking you are going to need to get your best A-suit out of the closet, but if you are applying for a job in a creative field, such as the arts or fashion, you are going to need to let your creative spirit run free!
Whichever watch you choose, it should reinforce the look you are going for. If in doubt, check out what other company employees are wearing so you can look like you fit right in.
You obviously can’t be buying a new watch for each interview, so don’t hesitate to borrow a watch from a family member or a friend if you think that it could help. A beautiful watch makes you feel amazing and it will also help keep you on time for that next big opportunity!
Below we have selected some of the watches that we think would work for different career sectors. If you want more watch assistance, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to give you more ideas.
Finance and Legal
For the finance and legal sector we have chosen two elegant and classic models that offer something a little different at an affordable price.
Men: Louis Erard
The Louis Erard Excellence is a regulator timepiece, which means that its hours and minutes hands are separated and indicated on different parts of the dial. Here the hours are on the top subdial and the minutes are indicated by the central hand. The bottom subdial shows the running seconds. The aperture on the left of the dial is a power reserve indicator showing the user when the manual-winding movement needs to be rewound. The timepiece comes in a 40mm stainless steel case and is fitted with an anti-reflective sapphire crystal. The strap is made of imitation crocodile and comes with a folding clasp.
Price: CHF 2’245
Ebel’s Sport Classic 24mm for ladies is a new version of one of the brand’s much-loved historic models. This latest edition to the collection is slightly smaller at 24mm and comes in a two-tone case made out of stainless steel and yellow gold. There is also a row of 53 diamonds around the bezel, providing an additional feminine touch. The dial come in white mother-of-pearl and features a mix of diamond indexes and Roman numerals. The bracelet comes with the iconic Ebel wave design, which is not only aesthetically pleasing to the eye, but also highly comfortable on the wrist. The timepiece is powered by a Swiss quartz movement and is water-resistant to 50 meters.
Price: CHF 3,800
IT and Technology
Technology is moving extremely fast in the world of smart watches, providing and ever-increasing list of features and functions, but let’s not forget that one of the main reasons we love wearing watches is for their style too. Check out these two elegant smart watches that prove you can have it all.
Men: Frederique Constant Hybrid
The Frédérique Constant Hybrid is the world’s first hybrid mechanical/smart watch, including both a fully automatic mechanical movement and an electronic module. From the outside, nothing gives the watch away as a smart watch, but connect it to your smart phone and you have an array of features that include activity and sleep trackers along with a Caliber Analytics function, which tests the rate, amplitude and beat error of the mechanical movement so you can see when the watch needs servicing. The dial has an elegantly traditional design with its Roman numerals, classic shaped hands and pointer date in a subdial at six o’clock, adding to the surprise.
Price: CHF 3,250
Women: Apple WATCH HERMES SERIES 4
The Apple Watch Hermès is a collaboration between the American and French companies bringing a fresh look to the most popular of smart watches. The Hermès design touches include a bold colorful leather band that does a double tour of the wrist and a Hermès watch face featuring the maison‘s own special font and a fun change of color as the minute hand makes its way around the dial. On the technical side, the timepiece features the Apple Watch Series 4 technology that includes a whole bunch of new features that will help you stay fit, healthy and connected to your friends, all while remaining super stylish.
Price: CHF 1,545
Advertising and marketing
For jobs in the advertising and marketing sector, you can show more of your creative spirit with a bold dial design that will catch the eye of any future employer.
Men: Junghans Max Bill automatic
The Junghans Max Bill Automatic is a new timepiece based on a collaboration between the German watch brand and the Swiss artist Max Bill dating back to 1961. This new version is a re-edition of the classic timepiece and earned Junghans the prestigious Red Dot design prize in 2018. The matt silver-plated dial remains unchanged with its concise and clear layout. There is a date aperture at three o’clock and the hands are made out of an environmentally-friendly luminous substance. The Junghans Max Bill Automatic is housed in a 38mm stainless steel case with a convex plexiglass that comes with a special coating for enhanced scratch resistance. The watch comes on a leather strap with a pin buckle.
Price: CHF 1,031
Women: Gucci g timeless LADIES MOON
Gucci’s G Timeless Ladies Moon features a bold and colorful design that is in keeping with the Italian fashion brand’s design philosophy. Multicolored stars and motifs with galactic symbols decorate the black dial and surround the central moon phase display that is also a rainbow of colors with a golden moon that crosses the sky. Other details include a date function at six o’clock, the famous double G logo at 12 o’clock and a mix of Gucci stars and bees for the indexes. The timepiece comes in a 36mm stainless steel case and is equipped with a quartz Ronda moon phase movement. It is fitted with a black exotic skin strap.
Price: CHF 1,920
Creative arts and design
If you are going for a job in the field of the creative arts or design then you can have the most fun with your watch choice. Forget the classics here and go for something colorful and eye catching.
Men: Movado Edge
Designed for both men and women, the Movado Edge comes in a 40mm polished stainless steel case with tube-style lugs. The dial is crafted out of sandblasted blue aluminum and features a raised and polished tonal dot at 12 o’clock. The minute track that runs around the outside of the dial has an eye-catching sculpted, ray-textured design, bringing a modern, architectural feel to the dial. The hour hand comes in a matt navy blue color, while the minute hand is in a polished cream tone. The watch is fitted with a dark brown leather strap and stainless steel pin buckle and is equipped with a quartz movement.
Price: CHF 495
Women: Nomos Tetra PETIT FOUR SERIES
This edgy Tetra Petit Four collection from Nomos comes in a choice of funky pastel colors, like the exquisite French pastries that have inspired the collection’s name. Each timepiece comes in a perfect stainless steel square case that is incredibly thin when you consider it houses the German brand’s Alpha in-house mechanical movement. The lugs (these are the parts that attach the strap to the case) have been brought in slightly so the strap can be thinner on the wrist. The dials come in a choice of grenadine, pearl, matcha and azure, and feature clean sans-serif numerals and a small seconds subdial at six o’clock.
Price: CHF 1,880
Engineering and manufacturing
For positions in the engineering and manufacturing sectors, we have chosen two robust watches that combine great design with tough materials that will look good whether you are at the drawing board, on the factory floor or out on a construction site.
Men: IWC INGENIEUR CHRONOGRAPH
The IWC Ingénieur Chronograph even has the French word “engineer” in its name, so it’s a safe bet for jobs in this field. The watch comes in a 42.3mm stainless steel case and is equipped with IWC’s in-house, automatic chronograph movement with a date and a power reserve of 46 hours. The model photographed here has a beautiful blue dial and comes on a stainless steel bracelet, although it is also available in other colors and on an alligator strap.
Price: CHF 8,500
Women: Victorinox Titanium Sky Limited Edition
When it comes to excellent engineering, the Victorinox Titanium Sky Limited Edition has passed over 130 extreme durability tests such as being exposed to repeated thermal shocks (with temperature variations in excess of 60°C) and altitudes that are twice the cruising height of airplane. Its strap is made of Naimakka paracord, which is eight times stronger than steel and a material currently being used on one of the rovers exploring the planet Mars. This special edition also comes with a limited edition white Swiss Army Knife for ladies who love functionality as well as great design.
Price CHF 850
Doplr was founded in 2016 by four French doctors who set out to create their very own timepiece. Inspired by the pulsometer invention developed by Dr. John Floyer in 1707, the four doctors developed a new Pulse-Watch that would respect the traditions of high-watchmaking as well as provide this useful function for doctors. Owners of the watch can become part of a club that exchanges ideas and participles in the development of future models, making it more than just a watch purchase.
Price: Euros 1,450
Women: Omega DEVILLE “ORBIS”
The Omega DeVille “Orbis” was created to raise funds for the Orbis International charity and its Flying Eye Hospital that travels the world performing operations and teaching local ophthalmologists certain procedures. As part of its collaboration, Omega offers each young patient an Orbis teddy bear, which has inspired the design of this 32.7mm stainless steel timepiece that features teddy bears on its layered mother-of-pearl dial. A portion of each watch sale goes towards funding the work of Orbis making it a great timepiece for any woman in the medical field.
Price: CHF 5,300
Charity and voluntary work
Men: Montblanc Heritage Spirit Orbis Terrarum and UNICEF
Montblanc has been an active supporter of UNICEF for a number of years now, focusing on children’s literacy as this is one of the causes dear to its heart. The brand has donated more than 10 million USD to the organization. The Montblanc UNICEF Orbis Terrarum Limited Edition is the latest timepiece to support this worthy cause with three charitable versions featuring different city discs in a choice of Chinese, Arabic and Latin scripts. The GMT+1 city is marked with the city of Geneva, the headquarters of UNICEF.
Price: CHF 2,170
Women: Frédérique Constant and Gwyneth Paltrow
Frédérique Constant has been working with Gwyneth Paltrow since 2016 on different charitable causes. This year, the Swiss watch brand and the American actress have joined forces to support DonorsChoose, an inspiring organization that allows donors to sponsor a specific school project posted by a school teacher. The charity started with 11 projects in the year 2000 and now counts over 600,000 projects. Each sale of a Frédérique Constant Ladies Automatic timepieces goes to support the cause, making this a watch to really feel good about.
Price: From CHF 1,595
Men: Blancpain fifty fathoms ocean commitment III
Blancpain has been a keen supporter of ocean expeditions and oceanographic projects for a number of years now through its work with the famous French diver Laurent Ballesta. In continuation of its love for the world’s oceans, the brand is donating a portion of the sales of its Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Ocean Commitment III to help protect the world’s oceans. For every timepiece sold, the brand is donating 1,000 Euros. The timepiece is an evolution of the first Fifty Fathoms model from 1953 and remains a serious diver’s watch with a water-resistance of 300 meters.
Price: CHF 16,000
Women: Baume Watches
Baume Watches is a new line of watches from the Swiss watch brand Baume & Mercier. This new sub-brand is not only more affordable for today’s younger watch lovers, but also makes sustainable development its focus through reducing its impact of the environment, creating a responsible supply chain, using recyclable packaging and working with partners who share the same work ethic. Each watch is made-to-order on the brand’s website, further minimizing waste and promoting a positive way of working to protect the planet.