Quintessentially Yours

There is nothing quite like a power-player watch, a sophisticated statement-maker that does certain jobs for you—and subtly says you have arrived.

BOTTOM LEFT: IWC Portuguese Chronograph ($15,600): Mechanical chronograph self-winding movement with 44 hours of power reserve, in 18k rose gold with black alligator strap. Stopwatch function with minutes and seconds, and small hackings seconds. Liljenquist & Beckstead, Tysons Galleria, 703-448-6731

TOP LEFT: Harry Winston Midnight Big Date ($30,700): In rose gold with a silver dial on an alligator strap. Features off-centered hours and minutes, and a twin-aperture date display at six o’clock. Radcliffe Jewelers, 825 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, MD, 410-321-6590

CENTER: Carl F. Bucherer Patravi hronoDate Annual Calendar ($42,000): Chronograph with big date at 12 o’clock, annual calendar, COSC-certified chronometer and 18k rose-gold bracelet.

TOP RIGHT: Ralph Lauren Sporting World Time ($26,000): In 18k rose gold on a black alligator strap, with dual time-zone capability and made of 305 components with 34 jewels. Special order, 1245 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-965-0905

BOTTOM RIGHT: Cartier Calibre de Cartier Multi-Time Zone ($39,300): An 18k rose-gold piece housing the 287-part Caliber 9909 MC and offering home time, travel time, day/ night indications, and the difference between the two selected time zones. 5471B Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase, MD, 301-654-5858

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