Watches for Professionals: The Lawyer Edition

Our Favorite Watches for the Lawyer

For certain careers, style matters. Whether you’re facing potential clients or investors, your look makes a first impression. Many jobs require a polished appearance so you represent yourself and your company in the most professional way possible. We’re not just talking about a perfectly tailored suit or a smart haircut. Every detail of an outfit, down to the accessories, can make a difference. A watch is a perfect way to make a statement in the office, the boardroom, or even the courtroom.

For lawyers, finding the right watch for the job can be extra challenging. It’s important to have a model that reflects your strength and authority while avoiding something too flashy. So if you’re a lawyer looking to buy your first timepiece or diversify your collection, check out our picks. We’ve rounded up a few humble, practical, and handsome watches to take you from the firm to the trial.

Cartier Tank Francaise

Louis Cartier designed the Tank to exude power. It draws inspiration from the Renault FT-17 Army Tanks produced by the French during WWI. Nearly 80 years after its initial release, Cartier introduced the Tank Francaise. It’s since become one of the most popular variations of the model. For over a century, some of the most prominent figures have sported the Tank, from William Randolph Hearst to Muhammed Ali. There’s no question it has a strong presence on the wrist.

Longines Conquest Classic


The Conquest Classic is a relatively new addition to Longines Conquest family of watches. It first made its debut at Baselworld in 2013 and has since become a favorite in the collection. Its design is simple and unassuming yet elegant, featuring smooth lines and an easy-to-read dial. This particular variation is especially striking with a rose gold case contrasted by a black dial and leather bracelet.

Ulysse Nardin Maxi Marine Chronometer


Ulysse Nardin’s Marine line debuted in 1996 in celebration of the brand’s 150thanniversary. Just over a decade later in 2007, the collection got an upgrade with the introduction of the Maxi Marine Chronometer. This oversized variation of the classic also boasts a powerful 41mm case. Even with its contemporary size, it still manages to maintain a timeless look.

IWC Portuguese

The IWC brand has mastered the art of understatement. Their watches are sophisticated yet never proud or boastful. The Portuguese is just one example of their superb artistry. This particular variation features a modern 42mm case contrasted by a classic leather strap. It also comes equipped with a date complication for added functionality.

Rolex Submariner


The Rolex Submariner may be one of the most instantly recognizable models. Yet, it’s not as flashy as some of the brand’s other watches, like the President. The Submariner strives the perfect balance of durability and refinement. There’s a reason it’s withstood the test of time for over 60 years. It seamlessly integrates the capabilities of a tool watch with a timeless design that’s equally stylish.

TAG Heuer Carrera


The Carrera is one of the most superb chronographs on the market. Its design is simple and straightforward yet pushes the limits of high-end watchmaking. This particular iteration boasts a modern, oversized 41mm case. It also comes equipped with a handsome leather band, giving it a less sporty and more refined appeal.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

When Audemars Piguet unveiled the legendary Gerald Genta’s design for the Royal Oak, the world took notice. The concept was completely novel and strikingly unconventional, featuring an octagonal bezel, exposed screws, and integrated bracelet. It helped redefine the luxury watch in an entirely new way. Yet, for over four decades, the Royal Oak has withstood the test of time.

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  • I like the TAG Heuer Carrera best! thanks for this great article!