These Watches Won’t Make You a Spy, But You’ll Look Damn Good in Them Anyway

When time is of the essence, a watch isn’t just a watch — it’s a lifeline. In moments like that, you’ll want a watch like these.

Cartier: Santos 100 Carbon


The matte carbon coating adds an air of sophistication — and intrigue — to Cartier’s flagship square model.

Suede jacket ($900) by Tiger of Sweden Jeans Resin hard case ($55) by Pelican

Oris: Force Recon GMT


Designed specifically for use by the United States Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance unit, this watch is near-unbreakable, waterproof to 1,000 metres, and as handsome with a suit as it is with a wetsuit.

Neoprene rash guard ($95) by Level Six, at MEC

TAG Heuer: Heuer 01


Black titanium case and bezel. Black skeleton dial. Black rubber strap. This is your watch for covert ops — or standing out in less dire circumstances.

Wool turtleneck ($180) by Tiger of Sweden

IWC: Pilot’s Watch Chronograph


A pilot’s watch, with its dark face and easy-to-read numbers, is built for adventure. This version adds one of the strongest chronographs in the game.
$8,050 at Humbertown Jewellers

Wool blazer ($700) and cotton button up shirt ($160) by Strellson; aluminum briefcase ($760) by Rimowa

Tiffany & Co.: Tiffany CT60 Annual Calendar


Tiffany has been making men’s watches for more than 150 years; this 18-carat rose gold version might be its best yet.

Wool-silk blend tuxedo jacket ($850) and cotton button up shirt ($175) by HUGO. On her: Moonstone ($1,520), onyx ($1,475), pearl ($1,100), and diamond ($810) rings by Erin Tracy.

Breitling: Exospace B55


This Breitling is straight out of Q’s gadget lab. The SuperQuartz movement helps the analog watch not only keep time but talk to your smartphone so you can synchronize, set the time, and even get notified of incoming phone calls.

Polyester-cotton blend quilted jacket ($350) by Strellson

Rolex: Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II


An update on a classic, this Rolex now features a stainless-steel bracelet, a 24-hour rotatable bezel, and a proprietary self-winding movement.

Leather jacket ($1,100) by Tiger of Sweden; cotton denim ($110) by Levi’s

Photography by Adrian Armstrong
Styling by Matthew Biehl
Prop styling by Caitlin Doherty for P1M
Grooming by Wendy Rorong at Plutino Group using KISS products
Photo assisting by Ian Perch