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The New Watch Wardrobe: When to Wear Which Watch

By: Ariel Adams|January 6, 2015
Tagged With: Featured, Watches

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Concord Mariner, $2,500

 

Ebel 100 Classic, $2,700

 

Louis Vuitton Damier, $4,400

 

Montblanc TimeWalker Date Automatic, $3,690

 

Raymond Weil Toccata, $895

 

Tudor Style, $2,420

 

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Automatique, $30,800

 

Cartier Calibre Diver, $30,000

 

Guess, $175

 

Omega Seamaster 300, $12,600

 

Rolex Submariner Date, $14,450

 

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Calibre 5 Automatic, $6,000

 

Breitling Superocean Heritage 42, $4,405

 

Bremont ALT1-C, $5,900

 

Bulova Accutron II, $575

 

Oris Aquis Small Second Green, $2,450

 

Rolex Day/Date Green Dial, $23,750

 

Victorinox Swiss Army I.N.O.X., $525

 

Hermes Dressage, Price on request

 

Longines Heritage Diver, $3,550

 

Movado Bold, $695

 

Omega Speedmaster Mark II, $6,250

 

Rado New Original Chrono, $1,875

 

Tissot PRS 516 Automatic Gent, $825

 

Chopard Mille Miglia, $5,520

 

Citizen Matt Kenseth Limited Edition Ecosphere, $595

 

Gc Homme X95001G2S, $795

 

Seiko Sportura Alarm Chronograph, $695

 

Tissot T-Race 2014, $1,550

 

TW Steel Yamaha Factory Racing, $895

The Everyday Watch

“Is that your father’s watch?” Said nobody ever about a two-tone dive watch in pink gold and steel. You see, while dear old dad wore his gold retirement gift with pride, it was, like his pleated trousers, of a different time. These modern timepieces—equal parts sporty and elegant—will slip neatly under the cuff of a subtly pinstriped (and immaculately tailored) wool and cotton suit, announcing to the world that you are a gentleman who takes cues from the past while looking steadfastly ahead.

The Special Occasion Piece

Formal occasions are all about pomp, ceremony and tradition—that’s why black-tie attire allows very little room for improvisation. These dark-faced dress watches are the equivalent of a midnight blue tux: traditional in form, but just unique enough in their details to set you apart from the crowd.

The Style Statement

Like an immaculately preserved vintage car, a timepiece with a bold pop of colour is an indulgence—a worthwhile one. It’s not going to come out every day, but when it does people take notice. These verdant pieces will add panache to your look when worn with mustard yellows, dark browns and navy blues. And unlike a classic car you can enjoy these watches all year round.

The Weekender

Dressing for the weekend is about finding the perfect balance between practicality and style. This combination of a quilted vest, fine merino sweater, wool trousers and casual boots is as at home in the ski chalet as it is strolling the city streets. The racing watch accomplishes the same goals: it’s a classic and functional timepiece (those chronos come in surprisingly handy) with a hearty dose of high-octane aesthetics.

The Wild Card

Like an immaculately preserved vintage car, a timepiece with a bold pop of colour is an indulgence—a worthwhile one. It’s not going to come out every day, but when it does people take notice. These verdant pieces will add panache to your look when worn with mustard yellows, dark browns and navy blues. And unlike a classic car you can enjoy these watches all year round.

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