Style & Accessories

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

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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.

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Casio PAW5000 Leads the Way, Both Literally and Design-Wise

by Time&Style Staff

Casio finally has the answer for those of us who love the outdoors, but hate carrying around all the accoutrements necessary to survive in nature: compass, altimeter, barometer, laser. With its one-touch triple sensor technology, the latest upgrade in their popular Pathfinder watches, the PAW5000, combines all of the above in one stylish watch. Okay, not the laser, not yet anyway. But even sans laser, the PAW5000 was recognized by the 2011 Design and Engineering Awards at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this month. Plus, it’s stylish enough for urban survival, too.

$450 : Buy

TAG Heuer Meridiist GMT

by Time&Style Staff

Accompanying the Tesla Roadster on its globe-spanning Odyssey of Pioneers tour is the new Meridiist GMT communication instrument from Tag Heuer. Available in stainless steel or black PVD, this luxury phone sports 60.5-carat sapphire glass in its two LCD screens and is powered by high-performance software that allows for significantly improved performance and interface. In addition to features like a 2-megapixel camera, built-in modem and Bluetooth, the Meridiist offers a GMT ‘Master Time’ app, which can track two timezones simultaneously while also managing zone perimeters. Available in July.

TBA : Buy

The Essential Watch Wardrobe

by Carol Besler

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.

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BaselWorld 2010

by Time&Style Staff

Got the time? BaselWorld does. In fact, the BaselWorld Watch and Jewellery Show will be bringing together 2,100 exhibitors showcasing the finest, fanciest and most impressive timepieces ever created. Time is ticking down to this year’s show, which takes place from March 18-25 in Basel, Switzerland. There, the top watches, jewellery and precious gems the world has to offer will be on display. Sharp got a sneak peek at some of the watches being exhibited and one look at them tells you why this show attracts nearly 100,000 visitors annually.

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