Top five watches for every conceivable occasion. L E T ’S GET LOUD T HE C ODES: B R A NDS:
If you’re one of those guys still going on about how a person just needs one good watch and he’s sorted for life, stop. It’s like footwear. You don’t wear flip-flops anywhere but to the beach and those monk straps belong strictly to the office.
Likewise, a man ought to wear different watches to different situations if he wants to be taken seriously. Think no one’ll notice if you’ve been wearing the same plain vanilla watch day-in-day-out like some basic office lemming? Think again. For purely practical reasons, your watch has to fit what you do and where you go; it’s not just the vanity talking.
At times, you want something smart and formal, yet occasionally, you want to keep things understated, and then there comes a time when you need something fun and celebratory. In every life situation, there’s always a right watch to wear. Here are five for every conceivable occasion. For those days (or nights) when you’re ready to razzle and dazzle, you’ve got to go for one of those crazy horological contraptions that are not about timetelling and all about statement-making. This is when your watch should come with all available bells and whistles; it is not the time to be coy. So get wristed with any Richard Mille and you’re sorted— in lieu of which, a swanky Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept ought to do the job nicely. Hublot, too, is famous for some truly insane creations, as is Bell & Ross, particularly with the BR-X1 series.