Who says that all a watch does is tell the time? It can double as jewellery, commemorate a special occasion, and sometimes indicate how the wearer thinks and operates. If, as American inventor Benjamin Franklin put it, “time is money”, watches are more than devices that just point out seconds, minutes, and hours. Here’s a quick sampler of what India’s top business leaders wear, from Mukesh Ambani’s classic Calatrava presented by his father, to Ratan Tata’s simple mid-range timekeeper. What do they tell you about their wearers?

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