7 Days, 7 Watches

by Time&Style Staff


Like a pair of investment shoes, you might want to consider switching up your timepieces to keep them fresh and healthy. Spruce up your wrist game with these handsome watches.



Rolex Datejust II

A staple of style and elegance for half a century, the Rolex Datejust was recently joined by a bigger brother in the Datejust II collection. Rolex took everything popular about the classic, all-purpose dress watch and increased its size from 36 mm to 41 mm, helping to strengthen the power of the iconic dial and 18k white- or rose-gold fluted bezel. $9,250

Cashmere suit ($3,495) and cotton shirt ($525) by Brunello Cucinelli, at Holt Renfrew.

IWC Portuguese Chronograph Classic

Designed a couple of generations ago for merchant sailors, IWC’s Portuguese is a prudent high-end timepiece of choice for many. The Chronograph Classic is a revised, 42-mm model in a slightly beefier case that includes an exciting IWC in-house-made automatic chronograph movement. You get a hint of sport, but without sacrificing any of the popular collection’s design tradition. $14,400

Silk and cashmere blazer ($1,195) and cotton shirt ($275) by BOSS.

Zenith El Primero Pilot Chronograph

In pilot watches, simplicity is a virtue. The combination of a high-contrast dial and a fantastic movement make for a stylish, sophisticated piece. Zenith produces timepieces like they used to be made: a 42-mm brushed case communicates functional elegance, matched to a classic brown alligator strap. Powering the Pilot is a famous Zenith El Primero “high-beat” chronograph movement. $7,100 at Bandiera Jewellers

Wool suit ($800) and cotton shirt ($140) by Tiger of Sweden, at Boomer.

Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days PAM 372

If you deconstruct a Panerai and bring it back to its roots, the result is this PAM372. Housed in the brand’s historically themed “1950” case, this 47-mm Italian dive watch is a pristine example of understated vintage design. There’s nothing but the hours and minutes to take away from the gold and black dial against a polished steel case. $10,400

Wool sweater ($935) by Givenchy, at Holt Renfrew; cotton shirt ($245) by John Varvatos, at Holt Renfrew.

Longines Conquest Classic Chronograph

Longines defines the sport chronograph with the aptly named Conquest Classic Chronograph. Inside the timepiece is a Swiss L688 automatic column-wheel mechanical movement produced exclusively for Longines. As a two-tone model, the Conquest becomes mature and urbane, ideally suited for someone of the same calibre. $5,250

Leather jacket ($2,450) by Dolce & Gabbana, at Holt Renfrew; cotton shirt ($250) by BOSS.

Oris Aquis Small Second Date

Marked by a green ceramic bezel, the Aquis Small Second Date is both a durable professional dive watch and a handsome casual timepiece suited for pedestrian attire. Men with an active streak will appreciate the chunky, 46-mm steel case and 500 metres of water resistance, though a generous amount of Swiss styling ensures that this isn’t your everyday diver. $3,500

Mohair coat ($1,495) by Versace; cotton shirt ($220) by Strellson; sterling silver cufflinks ($470) by Tiffany & Co.

Chopard L.U.C Quattro

Nine days of power reserve means that this 18k, rose-gold Chopard L.U.C Quattro watch can go more than a week without being wound. A handy indicator on the dial tells you how much juice is left in the beautifully hand-assembled haute horology movement, produced in-house by Chopard’s most skilled watchmakers. An elegantly balanced dial is both legible and accented with hits of neo-Romanesque design. $26,530 at L’ORO Jewellery

Wool sweater ($820) by Prada, at Holt Renfrew; cotton shirt ($475) by Gucci, at Holt Renfrew.

Photography: Adrian Armstrong

Stylist: Marcus Tripp for Lang Management