Three perfect small-faced watches
The big news in watches? They’re getting smaller. In a trend that was perhaps inevitable, the pendulum has swung the other way. After years of manhole cover-sized diving watches on the one hand, and blinged-out chronographs on the other, a discernible direction at this year’s Swiss watch fairs was towards smaller case sizes. It’s a throwback that makes sense; historically most watches measured under 40mm in diameter. The benefits are manifold: a smaller watch is more versatile, dressier, packs tons of charm and above all chimes with the times, where showpieces don’t need to shout.
Grey melange linen blazer, £325; white cotton shirt, £110, both byGant Diamond G Stainless steel Big Crown Pointer Date 36mm automatic, £1,550, by Oris