5 Classic Timepieces for Any Occasion
Fine watches have a time-honoured history and play an integral component in the world of fashion. Although they serve an important function, each horological creation is meant to make a statement and reveal an insight into the owner’s personality. The best horological houses are most noted for their wonderfully engineered creations and here are 5 classic timepieces that are elegant enough for any occasion.
IWC Pilot’s Watch Top Gun Miramar
You don’t have to be a pilot to appreciate and enjoy this military-inspired timepiece in 44mm anthracite ceramic case, with a green embossed calfskin strap. This precision instrument features a chronograph function, is water resistant and has 68 hours Power Reserve for the more rugged of men. There are several variations of this model available.
Cartier Tank Anglaise
The Tank Anglaise is a slightly rounded version of its cousin, the Tank Francaise with all the usual refinements like the sapphire crystal and signature blued steel sword-shaped hands. It also has a calendar aperture at 3 o’clock and is the ideal formal wrist wear with its steel bracelet and casing which exudes an understated finesse.
Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso
Born from the need of Polo players who required a game-proof watch, this classic in stainless steel casing and leather strap is the epitome of style and durability. The iconic rotating case flips the watch to a ‘closed’ position, protecting its carefully crafted guilloche face, making it a good companion for the active gentleman.
Patek Philippe Aquanaut
They say a Patek Phillipe is never really owned but only looked after for the following generations to come. The Aquanaut in White Gold echoes that sentiment with its contemporary but timeless design that features blue embossed dials with gold applied numerals, in a midnight blue ‘Tropical’ composite strap. This is one accessory worth flauting when you flick your wrist to tell the time.
Vacheron Constantin Malte Tourbillon
A true horological royal, Vacheron Constantin brings us yet another exquisite masterpiece in the Malte Tourbillon. A transparent dial within the main watch face prominently displays the company’s famous emblem as well as a glimpse of the intricate mechanics. With fabulous pink gold covering the case, bezel and crown, you might want to start a watch collection soon.
Image Credits: IWC, Jaeger LeCoultre and Vacheron Constantin