less is more

There was an era when, at cer­tain key times—like din­ner —con­sult­ing your POCKET WATCH was con­sid­ered the height of rude­ness,

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the early-20th-cen­tury equiv­a­lent of bust­ing out your iPhone too of­ten. The so­lu­tion? The wrist­watch—an el­e­gant ac­ces­sory that also al­lowed one to (hope­fully) dis­creetly glance at his wrist. There is lit­tle need, when tucking into the con­sommé, for tachymeters or chrono­graphs. Hours, sec­onds, min­utes will do. Sim­pler move­ments mean thin­ner move­ments, which make a dress watch eas­ier to slip un­der a shirt cuff. Un­less you go out in a T-shirt, in which case you’re prob­a­bly not both­ered by those sub­tleties.

01. Pink-gold WW1 Reg­u­la­teur by Bell & Ross 02. Steel Metro by No­mos Glashütte; no­mos-store.com

03. Pink-gold Richard Lange by A. Lange & Söhne; alange-soehne.com

04. Rose-gold Arceau Au­toma­tique by Her­mès; her­mes.com

05. White-gold Pierre Ar­pels by Van Cleef & Ar­pels; van­clee­farpels.com

06. Steel Elite Chrono­graph Clas­sic by Zenith; zenith-watches.com

07. White-gold Alti­plano by Pi­aget; pi­aget.com

08. Rose-gold Golden El­lipse by Patek Philippe; patek.com

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