The old saying goes: Males deliver the message about their status through their watch. Females through their dress. Walk into a room, that's what the savvy take note of.
So, shifts in styles in watches are critical to male lawyers' ability to attract and keep business, get on the same wavelength with or turn off members of the jury, persuade a client to follow directions, and negotiate settlements.
" ... during Baselworld, the watch industry's annual confab, Omega unveiled the De Ville Tresor, a manually wound, exceptionally svelte timepiece based on a modle it first produced in 1949."
Here is that WSJ coverage (sub. req.).