There’s something a little different about the Centuryon Gym in Hanoi, Vietnam. For a start, membership fees range from $8,000 – $24,000 a year, so it’s probably safe to assume members are wearing something a little more fancy than the new Tag Heuer Connected watch when they show up to ‘train’ (sorry JCB). So what watch should you wear to a gym where annual membership costs more than most Rolexes? We have a few suggestions.
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Chronograph
Making its debut at SIHH 2016 the new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Chronograph collection is definitely not the most expensive on our list – at $27,900 it barely costs more than the gym membership itself – but it is arguably the most colorful. Plus you can keep it on while swimming in the pools at Centuryon, which are all decked out with wonderfully gaudy chandeliers of course. If you don’t feel like swimming you can always just lounge by the pool and enjoy a free massage while everyone gets a glorious eyeful of your colorful companion.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Gyrotourbillon
Not everyone goes to the gym to train, or so it seems these days. Some people just want to see and be seen. If this sounds like you than strap on the new Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Gyrotourbillon and head straight to the private-member lounges, which feature karaoke, pool tables, and catering services. In-between belting out your favorites from the ‘80’s your fellow gym-goers can admire the truly insane open-worked dial of your Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute which reveals the intricate complexity of the Gyrotourbillon in all its glory. Think of it as a work-out for your eyes.
Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari Sapphire Watch
If you want to make your personal trainer hate you even more while they begrudgingly work on your trigger-point muscles and joint-tension relief than you can’t go past the Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari Sapphire Watch. As the name suggests this new model put’s Hublot’s Ferrari engine-inspired movement on full display through the wonder of an all-sapphire case. Arguably not suited to any type of physical activity at all you will no doubt be the toast of Centuryon Gym, where the more over the top things are the better. Imported Italian quartz stone flooring anyone?
HYT SKULL BAD BOY
Of course there is every chance that you are actually going to Centuryon Gym because you do want to train. Heck, maybe you’re even ready to step into the gym’s fully fitted MMA ring and go a few rounds. In that case you want to wear a watch that is going to intimidate your opponents, let them know you ain’t the one to mess with. I would suggest the new HYT Skull Bad Boy, it’s big, looks super bad-ass on the wrist and it has a skull on it, so people will know you’re serious.
Bonus: Hautlence Playground Labyrinth Watch
As an added bonus – we were feeling generous – we thought we’d include a fifth option, the recently teased, yet to be released Hautlence Playground Labyrinth Watch. Now arguably you could say that this watch doesn’t belong on the list because, well it’s not really a watch now is it? Although there are some mechanical components it’s actually a game, an old school, infuriating ball maze game to be precise, that has been put into a Hautlence case complete with a convenient strap so you can easily carry it around with you on your wrist. Like the Centuryon Gym it is also an excellent example of how something relatively generic can be priced completely outside the realm of possibility – it costs CHF 12,000 in case you were wondering. On the plus side it will probably help you pass the time while you wait for your significant other to finish enjoying their complimentary beauty and life-enhancement treatments at the Centuryon gym’s Eri International Beauty Clinic.
So there you have it, 4 watches – and 1, bracelet game? – to choose from the next time you’re in Vietnam and decide you want to ‘treat yourself’ to a workout. Don’t forget to let us know in the comments below if you have any other suggestions.
Special shout to Business Insider for the original images and information about CenturyOn.