Blue’s popularity waxes and wanes among the world’s top watchmakers, and this year it’s back in vogue once again, with some of our favourite brands offering pieces to match the sky, the sea or your favourite pinstriped suit. Hermès has recently released a blue version of their nautical Clipper, which has a striking blue dial and matching rubber strap set on a durable steel and titanium case. (Hermès Clipper, $6,900)
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).
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.
As the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie continues, world famous stars gather to celebrate the IWC’s latest generation of it’s Portofino watch family.
Hollywood stars Cate Blanchett, Kevin Spacey, and Matthew Fox attended along with international sports legends Zinédine Zidane and Boris Becker. The SIHH continues until January 21st and is a landmark event in Luxury Watchmaking.
Photography by: Robert Watson
You already know about Charvet shirts, you’ve gone to the trouble of finding the right shoes to go with a tux, and you know better than to wear a ski jacket with a suit or to tuck a man bag under your arm. But unless you have three different watches—or more specifically, at least one watch from each of three different categories—you cannot be said to have yet mastered the art of the wardrobe. Allow us to make a few suggestions to set you on the path to full sartorial enlightenment, or at least get you to dinner on time.