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Mens Watches 2015
January 8, 2015
They say you can ‘tell a lot about a man by the watch he wears’, but the only thing you want people to know is that you and your watch are decadently luxurious. But its true, a time piece can open a window into what you think of yourself. There are a couple of simple pointers to consider when shopping for a new watch: 1) Choose something that feels comfortable on your wrist. 2) Don’t pick a piece just because it’s the most expensive in the jewellers display, having an expensive watch doesn’t gain you respect if it doesn’t suit you or your needs. 3) Listen to the knowledge and advice of the jeweller. They will know the insides and outs of each time piece so don’t be afraid to ask plenty of questions.
Breitling this year re-found its roots in aviation by sponsoring the first public exhibition of the iconic wind tunnels at Farnborough airfield! They have resized their classic Navitimer face size to 46 and 48 mm, allowing easier time telling. The Navitimer 1884 (48 MM) is a self-winding chronograph time piece which combines a large-size (48 mm) case with a calendar system. A piece of the collection could be yours from £7,690.
2). De Grisogono
De Grisogono’s Meccanico DG collection launches a new concept in the exclusive realm of time pieces; With its patented double time display, both analogue and digital can be viewed simultaneously. Meccanico DG NO1 has vibrant green indexes, dauphine hands and digits complement its all over black frame. The front and case are made from anti-reflection sapphire glass allowing for easy reading even on the brightest of days. Prices from £8,000
Dior’s Chiffre Rouge collection is prestige and what ought to be referred to as the Holy Grail when it comes to time pieces. The 38MM Chiffre Rouge A02 is politely masculine, offering a brushed stainless steel case, as well as a water resistance of up to 50 meters. It is made in Switzerland and is part of a limited edition collection. Prices begin at £7000
Styled with a black calfskin strap, the G Chrono is effortless and would make an envious addition to any wrist. Its design is slick and confidently Italian down to its sapphire crystal screen. Its contemporary, cutting edge design and of the finest quality. G Chrono watches can cost as little at £1109 from a variety of retails, so can edge towards the lower end of the time piece market however this does not mean they are in anyway shape or form a lower quality.
Sinn are a Frankfurt based brand, extremely popular with those in Frankfurt’s banking district. The 6000 Rose Gold model in particular is stunning. Frankfurt Financial District Watch in rose gold.The decadent chronograph displays three time zones which can be easily read. The black dial functions as a visual contrast which also happens to be electroplated. The rotor is detailed with an exquisite hand engraving of the Frankfurt skyline, but if you wish you can have your time piece personalised with your initials. Sinn is a truly German brand, they use a wide range of clever innovations to ensure their watches are virtually indestructible. They go as far as injecting argon gas inside the case to prevent any moisturiser destroying or damaging the watch. Prices begin at €2500 euros which is roughly £2000 pounds.
These are just a handful of fantastic brands to choose from. Its important to get what you want from a watch, whether you want it to survive at the bottom of the sea or simply tell you the time; it’s an investment worth thinking about.