Tough Watches: 'If they're too tough, you're too weak...'

Watches are like a little window into the wearer’s personality – from sporty to sophisticated; from elegant to casual. The strong-minded man needs a watch that reflects his mindset, so we’ve picked some ideal examples from the forthcoming Sotheby’s sale in Geneva.

 

Porsche Design P'6910 Indicator

Tough Watches: 'If they're too tough, you're too weak...'

Launched in 2010, the Porsche Design P’6910 Indicator was an instant hit. Within the 49mm-diameter housing was a mechanical stopwatch able to count up to 9:59 minutes, an innovation made possible by the advanced movement. This ‘mini-monster’ sits particularly well on a strong wrist.

Estimate: CHF 18,000 to 25,000




Slam Dunk: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore 'Shaquille O’Neal'

Tough Watches: 'If they're too tough, you're too weak...'

Audemars Piguet wasn’t the first to dedicate a timepiece to basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal (that accolade goes to Swatch), but we’d recommend the Royal Oak Offshore to men of a similar stature (7”1’). Note the ‘2’ and ‘3’ numerals, inverted to highlight the jersey number of the towering superstar.

Estimate: CHF 18,000 to 25,000




Richard Mille RM 025

Tough Watches: 'If they're too tough, you're too weak...'

With a diameter of 50mm, it’s not the largest watch here – but it certainly has the most visual impact. A skeletonised dial opens up the inner workings of the diver’s watch, perfect for showing friends the robustness of the high-tech materials used.

Estimate: CHF 180,000 to 250,000




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Further information and all lots of the Sotheby's auction in Geneva can be found by visiting www.sothebys.com.



 


Photos: Sotheby's