From a $100 Swatch to a $20000 Rolex these are the watches worn by the most powerful people in business and finance
From a $100 Swatch to a $20,000 Rolex, these are the watches worn by the most powerful people in business and finance
Steve Marcus/Joshua Roberts/Lucy Nicholson/Reuters; Shayanne Gal/Business Insider
For many in the worlds of business and finance, the watch is the ultimate status symbol. Junior bankers use their first bonus to buy a brand new Omega, executives compare notes on their newest Rolexes, and Silicon Valley tech bros trade workout data with one another using their Apple Watches.
"A watch can say something without using words. It conveys style, achievement and can be the ultimate icebreaker," Hamilton Powell, the CEO of Crown & Caliber, an online secondary market for luxury watches.
But what do the world's most powerful financiers, central bankers, and CEOs wear on their wrists?
Business Insider teamed up with the experts at Crown & Caliberto identify the timepieces of some of the key decision makers in these industries.
From a $100 Swatch worn by one of Europe's central bank chiefs, to the Wall Street titan sporting a $20,000 Rolex, these are the watches worn by the most powerful people in business and finance.
Jes Staley, CEO of BarclaysReuters
Staley, in position since 2015, is a rare breed in banking, an American boss at a British bank. He has been credited with pushing the bank to be more focused on its investment banking division.
Panerai Luminor Marina PAM 111 — $4,600Crown and Caliber
Crown & Caliber's watch experts identified Staley's watch as being made by Panerai, an Italian watchmaker known for manufacturing watches used by Italian military divers during the Second World War.
Jeff Bezos, Chairman and CEO of AmazonReuters
Bezos, the world's richest man, founded Amazon in 1994, and has overseen its growth into a behemoth in retail, cloud computing, content, and more.
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March 31, 2019 at 03:36AM