Your Dress Watch Means You Mean Business

Your Dress Watch Means You Mean Business

YOUR DRESS WATCH MEANS YOU MEAN BUSINESS

Getting dressed for a night on the town. A special night where memories are sure to be made? The tuxedo is pressed and the shirt is pristine. You have new shoes, a new belt, and a pocket square fresh from the haberdashery. Your choice of watch is critical to completing the look. The traditional look is an elegant dress watch. No desk divers allowed here. Your dress watch means you mean business. There are five key points to threading this needle. Pay attention.

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CASE SIZE IS CRITICAL TO ACHIEVING THE LOOK

Top watchmakers have perfected the 36 mm-40 mm case. The dress watch should make itself known but never be the center of attention. With a case at 40 mm, you are sure to make the correct statement. Let it peek out from under that starched cuff.

A PRECIOUS METAL CASE IS DE RIGUEUR

Choose according to your taste. Yellow Gold is a classic can’t miss choice. White gold or rose gold will also impress. Platinum adds class and style to everything. Avoid going overboard, diamond-encrusted may be too much.

A BLACK LEATHER STRAP SHOWS THE WORLD YOU GOT GAME

You can never go wrong with a leather strap on a dress watch. Choose a black strap, especially with a black tuxedo, white shirt, and black tie. If that is the look you are after, don’t experiment. You aren’t falling into line with this choice as much as you are showing the world you got game. In choosing a strap, you’ll have many options. Black python and myriad other exotics are available. Don’t stray into other materials. A black leather strap is a preferred look. Collect amazing straps as you go. New is the baseline. No old cracked and dried out straps allowed.

A SIMPLE DIAL IN WHITE OR BLACK WILL DO THE TRICK

Elegant watches are simple. Minimal works well. Dress watches can wander into the worlds of ice and whimsy. Keep it classic. Stick markers, a date, and you are ready. There are some watches with a textured dial. This works well and adds some personality. Understated is what you want. Less is more. Why are you wearing a tuxedo in the first place? You want to impress. Clean, crisp, and classic lines make that impression. The tux establishes you. Your elegant dress watch is helping you here. A thin case watch, in precious metal, understated dial, with a black python strap keeps you in the game. It is so simple it’s complicated.

OUR FAVOURITE CLASSIC DRESS WATCH FAMILIES

CARTIER TANK

Want to do something a little different? Find an amazing watch in the Cartier line. The tank is an elegant statement and can’t be argued with. Platinum or white gold gets you one of the one most sought after looks on the planet. Look carefully, some of the platinum watches have an incredible patina.

JAEGER-LECOULTRE MASTER ULTRA THIN

This watch is grandly elegant. Jaeger-LeCoultre wants you to focus on the essentials. Its sleek design is easily recognizable. Choose your complications from the Master line up if you want. The point here is the pleasing rounded shape and the finesse of the details. Pure style. High style. Impeccable in every detail. Everything you need in a dress watch.

A. LANGE & SÖHNE SAXONIA THIN

The SAXONIA THIN defines the dress watch. Look closer. It is as stunning as it is understated. Plain, thin, and discreet, the Saxonia Thin is a simple and elegant watch. With a small second hand and baton markers, the Saxonia tells the world you know how to tell time.

VACHERON CONSTANTIN PATRIMONY

Check out the flagship watch in the VC collection. The Patrimony is elegant, understated, and up to date. The watch is known for its simple and elegant design and its ultra-thin case. The design appears to be a nod from the VCs from the ‘50s. If you are looking to make a statement, the VC Patrimony does just that.

PATEK PHILLIPPE CALATRAVA

They say nothing is perfect. We’ll once in a while you come close. The Calatrava is a legend amongst the small group of watches that run with it. The Calatrava is the essence of the simple, round watch. It is supremely elegant. It is easy to see why this one is so coveted by watch lovers. Take a minute, hold it in your hand and look closer. The Calatrava captivates. If you are wearing a tux tonight, the Calatrava is going with you.

CHOOSING AN ELEGANT DRESS WATCH IS EASY IF YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING

Narrow your sights to hone in on the five key points an elegant watch needs to make a statement. Look for a simple face, smaller size, and fewer complications if any, classy leather strap, and thin case in gold or platinum. Don't forget, your personal style is primary. A stunning classic reinforces your good taste. You may even forget it's there. Well, until you need to know the time, of course.

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