The holiday season is here and with the innumerable parties, weddings and social obligations come a series of stressful questions. What should I give? Which one should I attend and most crucially what should I wear? Well, let’s just say, it’s time to suit up gentlemen. Just like a well fitted dark double-breasted suit projects elegance and authority, that timepiece on your wrist speaks volumes of your personality too. It’s not about the label or the brand that matters, it’s all about how you wear it. Contrary to belief, buying a watch is a very personal experience. Just like that suit you feel confident in, your watch should be the right silhouette for your wrist. It should fit right and more importantly feel good.
Whilst you dress yourself to boost your self-esteem, here are a few watches we think could complete your look.
1. L.U.C Quattro Spirit 25
Let’s start with a classic yet engaging complication – the L.U.C Quattro Spirit 25, the first jumping-hour timepiece from Chopard. Housed in a perfect 40mm rose gold case it displays the time on a pure white dial. This ethical case features rounded shapes inspired by the hunter-type cases of the pocket watches that were once designed by Louis-Ulysse Chopard. The perfect blend of heritage and tradition these timepieces whose simple and pure design expresses a high degree of mechanical sophistication beat to the rhythm of the emotions experienced by the contemporary gentlemen for whom they are intended: men who choose not to blend in.
2. Girard Perregaux Vintage 1945 Infinity
How about a rectangular vintage with numerals in a retro font? A clean Onyx dial with the classic large date, the GP Vintage 1945 Infinity beautifully takes the shape of the curves of your wrist. Almost like lines that melt into curves, this solid rectangular watch evokes those vintage design codes but for the modern watch enthusiasts. Along with the patented “grade date” that is displayed by means of two extremely thin disks, one for the tens, and the other for the units so that there is no visible separation between the numerals, the dial is quite well balanced with a moonphase on the top of the small seconds counter. A gender-neutral combination of gold and steel in a rectangular case with curved lugs, there is something extremely sultry about this watch. A clean and classic watch that would most certainly make heads turn.
3. Breguet Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5367
If it is a Breguet, a tourbillon is surely the way to go and since we are recommending watches that will enhance your formal wear, the extremely understated Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5367 with a glossy yet milky white enamel dial had to make it to our list. Why understated, well although the dial side may seem simple the real beauty of this watch lies in meticulously hand hand-engraved bridges, barrel and oscillating weight. Crafted in platinum for greater inertia, the latter rotates on the periphery of the calibre, providing a clearer view of the movement while ensuring its slimness. At 40mm measuring a mere 7.45 mm thick, the Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5367 is available in both platinum and rose-gold. However, there is just something very enticing about that immaculate white enamel dial with the Breguet numerals housed in a platinum case peeking out of the cuff of your sleeve.
4. Vacheron Constantin Overseas Tourbillon
Let’s wrap this up with a heavy hitter – The VC Overseas tourbillon dressed in pink gold. Entitled a classic with a twist, this new Overseas tourbillon timepiece exudes elegance in every situation. With that hexagonal bezel paired with those dynamic and harmonious lines, the Overseas is poised at the intersection between technical virtuosity and aesthetic refinement. With that royal blue lacquered dial with pink gold hour-markers and hands, at 42.5mm this rose gold beauty sits on a matching bracelet, which could also be interchanged to a blue Mississippiensis alligator leather or a blue rubber strap. Although if you do plan on making an entrance, we recommend sticking with that solid gold bracelet. The question is, do you have it in you?
Let’s face it, gentlemen, just like that “power suit” commands a certain degree of authority and respect, the right watch can most certainly take your look from ordinary to extraordinary. Happy Holidays!