They say ‘manners maketh man.’ Certainly, a true gentleman know his manners and socially appropriate behaviour. He is patient, trustworthy, supportive and cultured. But most importantly, he knows the true value of time, and doesn’t fail to spend it on moments that truly matter. A gentleman’s timepiece, then, is not just an ‘accessory’, it is more than a timekeeper – it is an extension of his personality. But how does one know which watch deserves to make its way in our collection?
This is where luxury watches come in. Iconic brands like Rado, Cartier and Longines have mastered the art of horology, bringing in years of craftsmanship, scientific knowledge and aesthetic insight. Another big reason why it’s worth investing in luxury watches for men is their classic appeal; these watches surely stand the test of time, and can be proudly passed down to the future generations.
But if you’re not fully convinced yet, we have curated a list of classic timepieces whose charm isn’t lost on the modern man:
This watch from the ‘Ronde De Cartier’ collection boasts prototypical features from the range like – Roman numerals, blue sword-shaped hands and rail-track minute circle. Encased in 18k pink gold and steel, the white dial beautifully stands out by virtue of contrast. Water-resistant up to 30m, the watch is fitted with sapphire crystal glass material, known to be the most resistant crystal there is. Also, can you possibly resist the texture of the gorgeous alligator-skin leather strap?
The Gucci-G Timeless, lives up to its name in every possible sense. The watch offers a contemporary design, with a timeless appeal. From the two-tone bracelet to the bezel, the watch tastefully injects rose gold, a colour that most men shy away from. The analog style watch comes with a grey dial and is protected with a scratch resistant sapphire crystal. The watch is perfect for men who love adding an unexpected dose of edge to their formal attires.
The Swiss brand that originated in 1853, continues to be held in high regard by the modern man. The Tradition range by Tissot combines modern watchmaking techniques with a touch of old-world charm. Classical and precise details like the guilloché decorative technique and the gently curved case give this watch a truly unique and luxurious feel. Water resistant up to 30m, the watch is equipped with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. Its striking yet minimalistic design means that the watch is your ideal everyday companion.
The Breguet brand is synonymous with rich heritage. Founded in 1755, the watchmaker is renowned for crafting timepieces for the French navy. To date, the company produces pieces that tie in with its history. The boss features alligator skin brown leather strap attached with tang buckle that facilitates maximum comfort. The 18k rose gold case measures 40 mm and the dial is embellished with intricate guilloche pattern. Further enhancing the beauty of its dial is the Roman numeral hour markers and polished white gold Breguet-style hands.
Men often carry off a well-put together look with an air of nonchalance. If you’re one of those, then this steel and yellow gold watch is your fail-safe choice. The black dial, adorned with four diamonds, is encased in a PVD coated stainless steel case of 38 mm diameter. Aside from their visual appeal, the diamonds also function as index markers. The black and gold ceramic bracelet makes it lightweight so you know you can trust this piece to be comfortable for everyday wear. The flexible bracelet combined with a minimalist dial, ensure that the watch retains its elegance 40 years from today.
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