The Rolex GMT-Master II is one sharp watch with the power of two time zones. Nowadays, your smartphone updates to the correct time once you turn off airplane mode upon hitting the runway – but for earlier jet-setters it took some serious mechanical advances in watchmaking to account for changes in time. This 4-hand self-winding Rolex pays homage to the those earlier days, and the blue GMT hand keeps 24-hour Greenwhich Mean Time while the standard hand keeps the local hour. The two-toned Cerachrom ceramic bezel is virtually scratchproof and rotates in both directions to quickly read the GMT hand in various time zones. A sophisticated mechanism allows the hour hand to be adjusted in hour increments without disturbing the time keeping of the minute and second hands (whereas in other watches the time would stop and all hands would move at once). While at first glance it may look just like a Rolex Submariner with a black and blue bezel (and to be fair, they are extremely similar in many ways), the complex dual-time movement in the GMT-Master is what sets it apart. Only downside is the $9,895 retail price.
If you need to look stylish 12,800 feet underwater, we got just the watch for you. The Rolex DEEPSEA SEA-DWELLER diving watch is tested in a hyperbaric chamber that simulates the pressure found at 16k feet below sea level to ensure deep sea performance. This snazzy 44m steel watch features a titanium caseback and helium valve to withstand such pressure and blue luminous markers will allow you to read the watch in the dark abyss. Powered by Rolex automatic movement this luxury sport watch has a list price around $10k.
Rolex is easily the most recognizable of luxury watch brands and the staple for fine timepieces. The dashing Rolex Milgauss was first introduced in 1956 to meet the demands of the scientific community. It’s lightning bolt shaped second hand pays homage to the fact that the watch can withstand up magnetic fields up to 1,000 Guass (hence the name Milgauss which translates to 1,000 Guass in French). This 40mm 904L steel (a super alloy) watch is powered by Rolex automatic movement and the model shown here features a green sapphire crystal face with a green hue around it’s edge. All of which won’t come cheap, the retail price for a Milguass starts over $7k.
We write about a lot of cool stuff that’s small and expensive, but where do you keep such items? If you’re a guy who doesn’t spend a lot of time at home, don’t leave your valuables hanging around. Why not keep the Rolex and passport under lock and key? Or if you live a more adventurous lifestyle – lock up your fake passport, handgun, and unmarked bills. This home safe by SentrySafe is available to in three sizes to accommodate your needs, has a carpeted lining to protect jewelery, features a keypad lock, and can be bolted down to your floor.
GET IT: $70-$100
You’re not going to want to leave a Tag Heuer or Rolex laying around a counter top when you’re not wearing it. Also, watches powered by perpetual automatic movement can’t sit idle too long – or you’ll have to reset the time. This burl wood watch winder will securely hold two luxury watches and rotates clockwise and counterclockwise with four different programming settings. An AC power adapter for the winder means you’ll never have to use batteries to keep your watches ticking. Also, the winder is finely crafted and will look nice on your dresser.
GET IT: $69
When conducting business your appearance can go a long way. When you’re sitting across the table on a big deal or job interview, having a nice watch is another indicator that you are a serious man. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King pictured above is exquisitely crafted and will never go out of style. Buying a Rolex is really an investment as well, they hold their value well and can be passed down to future generations.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King Mens Watch 114200-BLASO – $3,780