Watch collecting has been a long-standing elite hobby. Reaching the highest points of politics and royalty, watch collecting is and will continue to be a sign of style and class. But what if you aren’t British royalty or a best-selling musician? Don’t worry, we’re here to tell you that there’s hope for us normal folks after all.
No other accessory says more about you than your timepiece. Be it an old Casio digital or a new Rolex Oyster Perpetual. Your watch completes your image in a way you really should think about. Here are a few pieces that everyone starting their Bespoke styling should consider. Fair warning, watch envy coming soon.
Tudor Hermitage Black
Originally conceived as an homage to the highly successful Rolex Submariners, the Tudor Hermitage Black has carved out a fan base of its own. Bold in its simplicity, the Tudor Hermitage Black relies on sleek design to create a modern aesthetic. An excellent entry-level watch for someone not sure if they want to fully invest in watch culture.
Possibly one of today’s most recognizable watches, thanks to the modern James Bond films, The Omega Seamaster is one of the most diverse watches on the market today. Subtle yet bold, the Omega Seamaster offers wearers the ability to go formal or casual with their look. From tuxedos to chinos. A special feat for such a beautiful watch. Especially if you choose the stunning blue face option which we fully recommend.
There’s a reason “The Rolex of ________” has become a commonly used phrase. While the financial commitment for the Rolex Deepsea is substantial, it’s likely going to be one of the few watches you ever need to own. Released to commemorate the record-setting solo dive of James Cameron and named for his vessel Deepsea Challenger, the Rolex Deepsea is a welcome addition to the long-standing Rolex line of excellence.
Breitling Chronomat Blackbird
Swiss make Breitling really stepped up their game with the stunning Chronomat Blackbird. Especially the beautiful Blacksteel Limited Edition model. Aside from their usual excellent build quality, Breitling managed to create a timepiece which offers fashion and functionality in a way that’s not only practical but affordable. Rivaling the Tudor Hermitage for best value on this list.
IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronographer 3777
We couldn’t have this list bare of the excellence that is IWC. IWC’s newest Mark XVIII Pilot collection opens the brand up to a new generation of Bespoke gentlemen. Subtle if compared to other watches on this list, the WC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 3777 models stand out when properly paired with lighter suits and casual looks like golf polos.
Patek Philippe Calatrava
Introduced in 1932, the Calatrava line has become the flagship of Swiss watchmaker Patek Philippe’s company. The Calatrava 5227 is the very definition of a simple dress watch. No fancy bells and whistle here. Just a refined and elegant watch meant for everyday wear. We love the Calatrava 5227 because it’s a watch that anyone can wear with any style. While some watches on this list automatically draw one’s attention, the Calatrava 5227 is designed to blend into a wardrobe. Confidence through anonymity as it were.