6 Versatile Watches to Invest in Right Now

Let’s say you’re only going to invest in one watch this year — maybe it’s your first real timepiece, just to make the stakes that much higher — you have a lot of options. Do you go for something flashy, or classic? Buttoned down, or bling? It’s actually simple: choose a classic. A clean, uncomplicated face, medium size, and leather strap are features that will make your timepiece a versatile and indispensable companion, one that can be worn day or night, with a suit or peeking out of a sensible bomber. They are classics for a reason.




Tudor may be known for rugged and sporty watches, but the Tudor Style bucks that trend and is exactly what it says it is: stylish. $2,500


Transocean Day and Date


Inspired by the 1958 original, Breitling’s Transocean Day and Date is an understated and highly legible watch, making it the perfect travel companion. $6,500

TAG Heuer

Carrera Calibre 5 Day-Date Automatic


The Carrera Calibre 5’s automotive inspiration and history can be found in it’s sleek curves and the sporty blue dial. $2,600


Dexter Gordon Limited Edition


Oris named this smooth-looking watch in honor of one of the greatest Jazz musicians, Dexter Gordon. His music has stood the test of time, and so will this watch. $2,350


Altiplano Chronograph


One of the thinnest watches out there, Piaget’s Altiplano Chronograph is a technical wonder, and will also look wonderful on your wrist. $37,400, at Saks Fifth Avenue


L.U.C XPS 1860


This watch celebrates the 20th anniversary of Chord’s foray into making incredible in-house movements, but it will be your constant companion for far longer than that. $11,480

Photography: Liam Mogan