A carefully chosen watch can be an investment and a pleasure. Here are Executive's top 10 men's watches for 2013:
10 Girard Perregaux 1966
Oozing “Mad Men” martini style! One of the most elegant dress watches on the market.
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9 A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1
Just one of a host of unique designs from one of the world’s most low-profile yet prestigious watchmakers.
8 Blancpain Fifty Fathoms
A dive watch for the yacht owner. Dripping in affluence and luxury.
7 Tag Heuer Monaco
The first square chronometer. What’s not to like? A genuine icon in the watch hall of fame.
6 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak
A classic, groundbreaking design that has remained popular due to its versatility.
5 Breitling Super Heritage Ocean
Clean and understated. The mesh bracelet gives this dive watch a 1960s vibe.
4 IWC Portuguese Power Reserve
Everything that IWC is about – elegance and substance – is summed up in this beautiful yet functional watch.
3 Tudor Heritage Chrono
Racy and vibrant and with a nod to a considerable pedigree, this is the watch that finally announced that Tudor has stepped out of Rolex’s shadow.
2 Rolex Explorer
Arguably one of the coolest and most unpretentious watches ever made. It scaled Everest with Hilary and still reeks of Cold War intrigue.
1 Panerai Radiomir
A watch with a ton of attitude, the Radiomir is less celebrated but much more grown up and understated than its Luminor stablemate.