Top 5 Destro Pieces for Every Watch Enthusiast

From Omega to TAG Heuer, luxury watchmakers continue to create a variety of destro timepieces that appeal to left- and right-handed collectors alike
Top 5 Destro Pieces for Every Watch Enthusiast
May 31, 2024
Top 5 Destro Pieces for Every Watch Enthusiast

Traditionally, the crown is found on the right side of a watch. It is meant to be operated by the right hand when worn on the left wrist. A crown on the left side (known as "destro", Italian for "right") is designed for left-handed individuals, who wear watches on the right wrist. This makes it easier for them to adjust the time or wind a watch. 

So, if you're looking for a destro watch, here’s a curated list that can come in handy.

Omega Seamaster Ploprof 1200m

This professional diver's watch Ref. ( truly stands apart with its oversized dimensions, distinctive asymmetrical shape, giant crown guard, and unique crown placement. This 55 mm x 45 mm is crafted in O-MEGASTEEL and the mono-bloc case includes the famous screwed-in crown and the characteristic security pusher at 2 o’clock, which on this edition sports a ring in blue ceramic. The crown is at 9 o'clock. The watch’s gradient, sun-brushed, “summer” blue dial features thin, elongated, legible markers. Inside the watch is the Omega calibre 8912; its two barrels mounted in series provide 60 hours of power reserve. The watch is finished on a blue rubber strap, along with a stainless steel pin buckle.

Price: Rs. 13,00,000 (approx.)

Rolex GMT Master II

Rolex's Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II (Ref.126720VTNR) is a convenient travel watch. This model gets a crown and guards at 9 o'clock, and a 40 mm Oystersteel case with a brushed and polished finish. The bidirectional rotating bezel is fitted with a black and green Cerachrom insert. The watch also comes with a sapphire crystal with a Cyclops lens and a date window at 9 o'clock. The in-house calibre 3285 is powering the watch with a 70-hour power reserve. The watch is fully wound via a bidirectional self-winding perpetual rotor. The black dial model is finished on an Oystersteel Jubilee bracelet with five-piece links and an Oysterlock folding clasp.

Price: Rs. 10,00,000 (approx.)

IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Edition Right Hander

This 46.2 mm watch has most of the features of the traditional Big Pilot, including a stainless steel case, lugs, and a crown at 9 o'clock. The biggest change can be spotted on the dial, which is now sunray-brushed slate grey with contrasting black subcounters. However, the hour and minute hands are black with a white glow. This Edition Right-Hander (Ref. IW501012) replaces the classic Big Pilot's Watch's central seconds hand with a little seconds counter. The power reserve indicator is located at 9 o'clock because the movement has been turned 180 degrees to place the crown there. The watch is powered by the 52010 calibre, which has a seven-day power reserve. The watch is finished on a black leather strap.

Price: Rs. 9,40,000 (approx.)

TAG Heuer Monaco

TAG Heuer Monaco is famous because in 1971, Steve “King of Cool” McQueen chose it for the film, Le Mans. TAG Heuer Monaco (Ref. CAW211P.FC6356) comes in a 39 mm  stainless steel case with a crown at 9 o'clock and two chronograph pushers at 2 o'clock and 4 o'clock. This variant gets a blue opaline-finished dial with a 30-minute counter at 9 o'clock, an hour counter at 3 o'clock, and a date window at 6 o'clock. Honouring its racing heritage, the central chronograph second hand is in red. Powering the watch is Calibre  11 automatic movement with a 40-hour power reserve. Finishing the watch is a black leather strap.

Price: Rs. 8,06,000 (approx.)

Aquis Red Limited Edition

A 43 mm case size for watches is considered relatively large, making it a popular choice for those who prefer bold, substantial wristwatches. Oris Aquis Red Limited Edition (Ref. 01 733 7653 4183-Set MB) has a 43 mm stainless steel case and a crown at 9 o'clock. The black bezel gets a 60-minute numeral with red marking and a grey dial. The minute marking lies below individual hour markers, while a date window can be seen at 6 o'clock. Powering the watch is Calibre 733 with a 38-hour power reserve. The watch is finished on a stainless steel bracelet.

Price: 1,83,000 (approx.)

 *Prices in India are subject to taxes and exchange rate fluctuations, and may vary accordingly.

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