STRAP YOURSELF IN
Whether you’re heading to the boadroom or the races, keep your wrist properly attired
Make the right choice for your left wrist with a fine dress watch.
Contrary to what Kanye West might believe, you don’t have to be loud or dramatic to make an impression. You can also manage it simply by meeting a situation with the perfectly pitched response. That’s how it is with a dress watch, the ideal timepiece to wear with formal attire. Yes, it’s an accessory that can lift your look to the next level. Crucially, however, it does it by stealth. The adage to keep in mind when buying one is very much “less is more”. Keep the functions simple – all you require here is time and date. Don’t worry about water-resistance either: you’ll be wearing it with a suit not a wetsuit, so go for a leather strap or metal bracelet and steer well clear of nylon and rubber. The overall effect of your dress watch should be clean, classic and sufficiently slimline to nestle beneath your shirt cuff. Pay whatever you can afford, safe in the knowledge this is one style investment that will never date.
3 1 4 2 5 6 Rado Coupole Classic ($2225) Raymond Weil Freelancer ($3100) Longines Record ($2750) Bremont Solo Polished White ($5000) Frederique Constant, Classic Manufacture ($3350) Montblanc Heritage Spirit Orbis Terrarum ($7750) 1 2 3 4 5 6