How to Choose Your Next Watch

by Ariel Adams

When selecting a timepiece, there are no shortage of appealing shapes and sizes to choose from. Your suit and shoes don’t do enough to tell people who you are. A man is framed by what he wears—and your style can begin or end on your wrist. A watch resides on your arm as a beacon of taste, personality, and of course success. A timepiece can communicate who you are or merely accent what you already project. Choose a watch with the right shape to fit the man you are (or want to be).

Geometeric Watches


Sitting between square and circle, the geometric case is one of the most “alternative” watch shapes you can find, available as octagons, decagons, or other shapes that eschew the notion of “round.” These are best matched with all manners of non-conservative dress for the design lover. Try one with a strap for formal attire and a bracelet for more casual outfits.

Bulgari Octo Automatic, $9,500 at Bandiera Jewelers; Corum Admiral’s Cup Legend 42 Chronograph, $4,625; Concord C1 Grande date, $7,900; GC-3 Automatic, $1,250.


Corum Admiral’s Cup Seafender 48 Chronograph

by Time&Style Staff

For the second consecutive year, Corum is celebrating it’s partnership with the Bol d’Or Mirabaud, the world’s largest closed-water regatta, with an exclusive watch sporting the event colors of blue and gold. The winners of the Bol d’Or and the Bol de Vermeil will be presented with one of these 30-piece limited edition watches.

The Seafender carries a 48mm Titanium case with a Blue PVD Treatment, and a black dial with a Clous de Paris hobnail design with applied 5N gold chevrons and 5N gold hands. Contained in a specialized case is a CO960, C.O.S.C certified Automatic Chronograph movement, which is operable by its two large pushers with exclusive pushpiece-locking system. Sounds complicated enough, but trust us, this is one simple piece, and just enough nautical for the summer.

$TBD : Buy