7 Days, 7 Watches

by Time&Style Staff

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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.

 

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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