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BEING A SOUTHPAW COMES WITH MANY INCONVENIENCES. FORTUNATELY A COMPROMISE ON STYLE IS NOT ONE OF THEM THANKS TO THESE LEFT HANDED WATCHES

BEING A SOUTHPAW COMES WITH MANY INCONVENIENCES. FORTUNATELY A COMPROMISE ON STYLE IS NOT ONE OF THEM THANKS TO THESE LEFT HANDED WATCHES

According to statistics, between 10-15 per cent of the world’s population are left handed. Although that may be a small percentage in the large scheme of things there’s no denying that ‘lefties’ are faced with common difficulties that right-handers may not realise.

This includes everyday tasks like writing, using scissors and even dining in restaurants. Even when it comes to timepieces, the market is predominantly catered towards right-handed watches. However, that concept has shifted in recent years with watchmakers creating timepieces that specifically cater towards southpaws. With International Lefthanders Day celebrated this month, you may want to check out a few timepieces that were made just for lefties.

IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Edition “Right-Hander”

For the first time ever, IWC presents one of its most renowned models made to be worn on the right wrist. The Big Pilot’s Watch Edition “Right-Hander” features the eye-catching, diamond-shaped crown is situated on the left-hand side of the case, making it more practical to operate for left-handers. Ticking within the 46.2mm stainless steel case is an IWC Caliber 52010 with a Pellaton winding system and a seven day power reserve. This Big Pilot’s Watch features a slate grey dial with black accents along with a power-reserve display at “9 o’clock” and a small seconds hand at “3 o’clock”.

Panerai Luminor Left-Handed 8 Days Acciaio

The Luminor has always been one of Panerai’s most recognisable models but the left-handed version of the timepiece undoubtedly impresses. Presented in a 44mm steel case, the model’s patented crown guard and screw-down winding crown as now been shifted to the 9 o’clock position to accommodate left-handed collectors. A manual-wound Caliber P.5001 is tasked in powering the model, gifting it an impressive eight day power reserve, which can be monitored on the power-reserve indicator on the sapphire case back. The dial is presented in black with a small seconds sub-dial at 3 o’clock.

Tudor Pelagos LHD

In addition to being a really cool left-handed watch, the Tudor Pelagos LHD also stands as one of the most complete mechanical and durable divers’ watches available in the market today. The 42mm steel case watch is equipped with a titanium unidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated bezel with ceramic matt black disc and titanium bracelet. Internally, the timepiece features a Manufacture Calibre MT5612-LHD (COSC) self-winding mechanical movement with a bidirectional rotor system, which affords it a 70 hour power reserve. The Tudor Pelagos LHD is also an ideal timepiece to explore the ocean’s depths as it is rated waterproof up to 500m.

TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 11

Its claim to fame may lie in its iconic square case and being the first automatic chronograph but the TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 11 is also a certifiable high-end ‘left-handed’ watch. The 39mm steel case watch features a polished steel standard crown at 9 o’clock with a pair of steel shaped buttons at 4 and 2 o’clock respectively. For improved legibility, the Calibre 11 is equipped with two counters – one at 3 o’clock and one at 9 o’clock with a date window nestled 6 o’clock. The timepiece is powered a Swiss made automatic movement with a power reserve of 40 hours.

Omega Seamaster Ploprof 1200m

For all intents and purposes, the Seamaster Ploprof wasn’t specifically intended to be a left-handed watch. However, Omega had to take liberties with the design to incorporate features such as the security pusher at 2 o’clock and the automatic helium escape valve at 4 o’clock, which helps the watch operate at depths of 1200m. Inspired by the original Ploprof from 1970, the modern iteration of the chronometer watch features a 55 x 48 mm stainless steel, bidirectional rotating bezel and a screw-in crown situated at 9 o’clock. The models in the current collection are equipped with the revolutionary OMEGA Co-Axial calibre 8500 or the fully magnetic resistant OMEGA Master Chronometer calibre 8912.

According to statistics, between 10-15 per cent of the world’s population are left handed. Although that may be a small percentage in the large scheme of things there’s no denying that ‘lefties’ are faced with common difficulties that right-handers may not realise.

This includes everyday tasks like writing, using scissors and even dining in restaurants. Even when it comes to timepieces, the market is predominantly catered towards right-handed watches. However, that concept has shifted in recent years with watchmakers creating timepieces that specifically cater towards southpaws. With International Lefthanders Day celebrated this month, you may want to check out a few timepieces that were made just for lefties.

IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Edition “Right-Hander”

For the first time ever, IWC presents one of its most renowned models made to be worn on the right wrist. The Big Pilot’s Watch Edition “Right-Hander” features the eye-catching, diamond-shaped crown is situated on the left-hand side of the case, making it more practical to operate for left-handers. Ticking within the 46.2mm stainless steel case is an IWC Caliber 52010 with a Pellaton winding system and a seven day power reserve. This Big Pilot’s Watch features a slate grey dial with black accents along with a power-reserve display at “9 o’clock” and a small seconds hand at “3 o’clock”.

Panerai Luminor Left-Handed 8 Days Acciaio

The Luminor has always been one of Panerai’s most recognisable models but the left-handed version of the timepiece undoubtedly impresses. Presented in a 44mm steel case, the model’s patented crown guard and screw-down winding crown as now been shifted to the 9 o’clock position to accommodate left-handed collectors. A manual-wound Caliber P.5001 is tasked in powering the model, gifting it an impressive eight day power reserve, which can be monitored on the power-reserve indicator on the sapphire case back. The dial is presented in black with a small seconds sub-dial at 3 o’clock.

Tudor Pelagos LHD

In addition to being a really cool left-handed watch, the Tudor Pelagos LHD also stands as one of the most complete mechanical and durable divers’ watches available in the market today. The 42mm steel case watch is equipped with a titanium unidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated bezel with ceramic matt black disc and titanium bracelet. Internally, the timepiece features a Manufacture Calibre MT5612-LHD (COSC) self-winding mechanical movement with a bidirectional rotor system, which affords it a 70 hour power reserve. The Tudor Pelagos LHD is also an ideal timepiece to explore the ocean’s depths as it is rated waterproof up to 500m.

TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 11

Its claim to fame may lie in its iconic square case and being the first automatic chronograph but the TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 11 is also a certifiable high-end ‘left-handed’ watch. The 39mm steel case watch features a polished steel standard crown at 9 o’clock with a pair of steel shaped buttons at 4 and 2 o’clock respectively. For improved legibility, the Calibre 11 is equipped with two counters – one at 3 o’clock and one at 9 o’clock with a date window nestled 6 o’clock. The timepiece is powered a Swiss made automatic movement with a power reserve of 40 hours.

Omega Seamaster Ploprof 1200m

For all intents and purposes, the Seamaster Ploprof wasn’t specifically intended to be a left-handed watch. However, Omega had to take liberties with the design to incorporate features such as the security pusher at 2 o’clock and the automatic helium escape valve at 4 o’clock, which helps the watch operate at depths of 1200m. Inspired by the original Ploprof from 1970, the modern iteration of the chronometer watch features a 55 x 48 mm stainless steel, bidirectional rotating bezel and a screw-in crown situated at 9 o’clock. The models in the current collection are equipped with the revolutionary OMEGA Co-Axial calibre 8500 or the fully magnetic resistant OMEGA Master Chronometer calibre 8912.