Watches have been a status symbol ever since they were invented. At one time, it was a luxury afforded only by the wealthy as even a modest timepiece could cost an arm and a leg. In mid 18th century, if you pulled a pocket watch out of your coat, you were clearly someone important and people looked up at you in awe.
In today’s world, the watch is ubiquitous. Mass-produced watches are everywhere and even the kids get their own version with cartoon figures on them. But there is a big difference between a regular mass-produced watch and the luxury timepieces that focus on design, quality, and complexity.
Culturally in Europe’s business world, a person isn’t taken seriously if he or she doesn’t wear a good quality mechanical watch. With globalization, this is now becoming increasingly true even in India. The timepiece you wear sends out a powerful message. Sometimes subtle, sometimes loud.
People judge how smart, tasteful, attractive, and successful you are based on visual indicators.
These visual indicators are extremely powerful, and more often than not, people come to conclusions about you before you even open your mouth. They say that eyes are a window to one’s soul. That may be true, but so are your hands. You may not have noticed it, but hands are extremely communicative when people talk. Especially in India, we use hand gestures to express ourselves all the time.
Men have precious few accessories they can wear to separate ourselves from each other. Watches are one of the few items that a man can wear to communicate his character, taste and values. A signal that he is a member of a particular club –successful, sporty, adventurous, fun, family-oriented…
QNET offers the Chairos range of luxury Swiss Watches to suit the many different messages our IRs are trying to communicate through their business.
If you are a watch connoisseur you will know that a chronograph is not easy to assemble. It requires great skill by a master watchmaker to assemble the many complicated movements required to put together a chronograph.
Your watch is a part of you all through your waking hours; it is a witness to your life. It travels with you; it’s with you through your joys and sorrows.