Mobile phones might allow you to tell time, but stylish men still wear wristwatches. After all, it’s more sleek and convenient to look at your wrist to check the time rather than dig your mobile phone out of your pocket. Watches are more than time-telling devices, however. They also allow you to express your personality and sense of style. In addition, luxury timepieces may increase in value over time and be passed down from one generation to another as a family heirloom.
There’s no such thing as an all-purpose timepiece that works for every occasion. Here are five essential luxury timepieces that ought to be a part of your collection. Men have very little room for accessorizing, so it’s important to make every piece count.
- Everyday Watch
Straddling the line between office watch and weekend watch, everyday watches are go-to watches for most occasions, including business engagements. An everyday watch allows you to be prompt and punctual and gives you an impression of reliability and professionalism.
Everyday watches shouldn’t be too flashy – they should be straightforward, professional, and sensible; have at least a couple of useful complications, such as a date window or chronograph; and look good with virtually any outfit, from casual to semi-formal. The de Grisogono Novantatre N10 Men’s Automatic watch is a sleek everyday watch with a crocostrap that has a big date display and annual calendar.
- Sports Watch
No matter what type of athletic activity you participate in, there’s a sports watch out there for you. From measuring your heart rate, to measuring time, to keeping track of distances, sports watches allow you to make the most of your workouts. People who lead an active lifestyle can’t live without them. The Franc Vila FVa15 Column Regulator is the ultimate luxury sport/casual watch. It is water-resistant to 100m and comes with an original Franc Vila rubber strap.
- Dress Watch
Dress watches are an essential component of every man’s wardrobe. Nothing finishes off a suit or sports jacket quite like an elegant dress watch. Generally speaking, luxury timepieces should be slim and sleek, sporting bands made of a fine metal, like gold or platinum. A dress watch should also fit comfortably under the sleeve of a dress shirt. The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak “Pride of China” Limited Edition Power Reserve Moonphase is an elegant dress watch made of 18K solid rose gold and steel.
- Weekend Watch
A weekend watch is a durable, casual watch that would look great with a flannel and a pair of jeans. The weekend is your chance to show off your sense of style, so don’t be afraid to sport a loud and eccentric watch. The Franc Vila FVa7 Quantieme Automatique Annual Calendar Moon is a weekend watch with a dial made of a solid piece of precious natural meteorite. It has a diameter of 47mm and is water-resistant to 100 meters.
5. Conversation Piece
Once you have all of the basics, consider getting an unusual, trendy watch, such as an all black watch. Wearing an all black watch is a great way to make a bold statement without being over the top. The Romain Jerome Titanic DNA Ceramic PVD Automatic is an all black, conversation starter watch with a dial that integrates recovered coal from the Titanic. Yes, the Titanic.
Make a Statement with a Luxury Timepiece from JZ&F
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