Watches are one of those things that sit slightly outside of an obvious classification, being part functional necessity, and (in some cases) part fashion accessory; and although these days the popularity of mobile phones means fewer people wear a watch daily, most of us own at least one.
A stylish watch should be a part of every man's look. But what style should you choose? We take a look at the different types of watches for men. For some men, watches make up one of the most important, fashionable parts of any of their outfit. Some have even become a status symbol of culture in of themselves, such as a Rolex watch.
Walking into the Montblanc area at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie is like stepping outdoors, taking a stroll through luscious greenery and breathtaking mountain vistas and valleys. Against this natural backdrop, Montblanc introduces its latest watchmaking collections including TimeWalker, Star Legacy, Heritage and the new 1858 timepieces inspired by the legendary professional Minerva watches from the 1920s and 1930s conceived for military use and exploration. The design of the booth combines natural wood, plants and rock evoking the beauty of mountain landscapes and bringing visitors closer to nature.
Men’s accessories are often under-thought. In reality, even they are a sign of the well-dressed man. Just like women’s accessories, they also bring a sense of completeness in a man’s look. Whether it is a watch, belt, wallet or even a bag, they are the pieces that bring a man’s look together.
Breitling, the Swiss watch brand with a worldwide reputation for luxurious high-performance timepieces, hosted a dazzling celebration of its entry into the Chinese market with a red-carpet gala night at Beijing’s breathtaking Phoenix Center on November 20, 2018. International movie stars and Breitling Cinema Squad members Brad Pitt and Daniel Wu were on hand to mark the occasion, along with surfer Sally Fitzgibbons and photographer and filmmaker Peter Lindbergh. They were joined by personalities from the worlds of fashion, high society, sport, music, and film, including Japanese fashion designer Motofumi “Poggy” Kogi, South Korean actress Shin Se-Kyung, Chinese actress Qi Wei, and Chinese actor Li Zonghan.
If you pride yourself on your attention to detail, you don’t need us to tell you that a good watch can really complete a look. Yet with so many on the market, how can you possibly know which brand of timepiece to choose? Today, we’re looking at the best watch brands that are top choice with the rich and famous. Basically, we’ve done the research so you don’t have to…
At the world premiere of the 6th Mission: Impossible, a movie whose death-defying action includes gripping scenes set in Paris, British-born global movie star Henry Cavill wore his Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Chronograph in rose gold.
Jaeger-LeCoultre is very proud to welcome internationally renowned Benedict Cumberbatch as a brand ambassador. He embodies the elegant and active man of today with his integrity as an actor, a family man and someone who dedicates himself with energy to charitable endeavors. Benedict Cumberbatch: “Being a great watchmaking enthusiast I am delighted to be associated with such an outstanding watch manufacture as Jaeger-LeCoultre and to be visiting the Manufacture in the Vall?e de Joux in January.”
A lot of people no longer wear watches. They believe that these products are no longer necessities, since they can simply check the time on their phone. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Watches are very convenient and they make a great fashion accessory. Just remember that you need to be careful to ensure that you choose the best watch for your unique needs. Below, you’re going to find tips for ensuring that you get the very best watch possible.
On Monday, April 16th Cartier celebrated the launch of the Santos de Cartier watch to convey the bold and fearless spirit of the Maison at its Cartier Legendary Thrill party hosted by Cyrille Vigneron, CEO of Cartier International and Francois Marc- Sastre, Managing Director of Cartier South East Europe. Guests were entertained by International DJ Martin Solveig.
At a red-carpet event at Zurich’s Hallenstadion, Breitling, the innovative Swiss watch brand, celebrated the debut of its new Navitimer 8 collection. Around 600 distinguished guests from the worlds of business, culture, and entertainment, as well as international media and opinion leaders, were welcomed by Breitling’s new global CEO, Georges Kern, who introduced his brand’s next chapter. Special guests included Gregory Breitling, the grandson of Willy Breitling, as well as adventurers Bertrand Piccard and Inge Solheim, members of the Breitling Jet Team and the Patrouille Suisse, French actor Guillaume Canet, and British actor Richard E. Grant, among many others. The event was the European stop on Breitling’s international tour, which debuted in Shanghai in late January and which will move on to New York City at the end of February.
As a gentleman, there are important accessories that should never lack in your wardrobe. Your wardrobe should reflect the kind of a person you are and also your work ethics. What is inside your wardrobe defines who you are. Wardrobe content separates a real man from the rest. In this article, we will look at some of the most important items and accessories that every man ought to have in his wardrobe.
Today’s fashion-forward men know remaining on the cutting-edge of the latest trends goes well beyond owning a well-tailored suit or new pair of shoes. Indeed, savvy, smart and stylish guys are taking their fashion finds to new levels with the latest wearable tech that effortlessly complements their look — and offers the height of convenience and connectivity.
Old world charm with a modern flare, 3RD AND NEVINS WATCHES - where old time Brooklyn, NY meets the modern world.
The Swiss watchmaking company IWC Schaffhausen celebrated the opening of its second German boutique with an exclusive event this evening. Around 200 specially invited guests flocked to the magnificent, recently renovated building at Residenzstrabe 13, close to Munich’s opera house. Guests included well-known IWC brand ambassadors and celebrities such as actors Elyas M’Barek, Moritz Bleibtreu and Thomas Heinze. To mark the occasion, IWC is unveiling the special-edition Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante Edition “Boutique Munich” (Ref.IW371217). Limited to 250 watches, this exclusive timepiece will initially only be available for purchase at the Munich boutique.
Let’s face it—the most stylish men you know are also likely the most successful, right? Much like women’s love for high-end yoga wear, men appreciate their dress-down time on the weekends. But when it comes to weekday wear, a business suit really sets the tone for someone who wants to get things done and done well. And, while a perfectly tailored suit is an absolute must, accessories for said suit can go a long way in making the look complete. And, no, we don’t mean a Fedora but, hey, if you can rock that thing the way each member of the Rat Pack used to, we say go for it. Looking for other accessories to highlight your business suit in the best possible way? Read on for magnificent ways to man-cessorize. Yeah, we went there.
Each June, the international fashion community honors the best and brightest in American design at the CFDA Fashion Awards. Founded in 1981, they are the highest honor in fashion and recognize the outstanding contributions made to American fashion in womenswear, menswear, and accessories as well as journalism, creative vision, personal style, and lifetime achievement.
BVLGARI hosts a red-carpet gala to reveal its new boutique on Frankfurt's prestigious Goethe Strasse
Red-carpet, invitation-only, dress code “Italian glamour” party attended also by JeanChristophe Babin, Princess Lilly zu Sayn Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Nadja and Cosima Auermann, Lena Gercke, Aylin Tezel and Lars Burmeister
Watches are one of the most popular fashion accessories these days. They are not only looked upon as timepieces, but also as fashion symbols. Expensive timepieces are a depiction of one’s class and status. If you are planning to gift your lady an exclusive watch, look for one with diamonds on it. Diamonds are said to be a woman’s best friend. Branded watches, embedded with diamond pieces, are perfect gift items for the feminine gender.
IWC Schaffhausen celebrated the Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco in the company of celebrities and influencers from the world of sports. The highlights of the event included a bike tour with the FORMULA ONE world champion Nico Rosberg and the official launch of the Da Vinci Chronograph Edition “Laureus Sport for Good Foundation”. Limited to 1,500 watches, this timepiece with its blue dial and back engraving is the 11th special edition to be launched by IWC as part of its commitment to the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. Some of the proceeds from sales are used to help to support the foundation’s sports projects for children and adolescents.
A week before, he revealed his new luxury watch partnership with Tom Kartsotis’ Bedrock Manufacturing Co., Ford and now he has revealed that he’s getting into underwear — men’s only to start. It will be done through a license with the Italian manufacturing firm Albisetti International.
On the occasion of the 85th anniversary of the watch icon Reverso, the cosmopolitan, athlete and pop artist Prince Hubertus zu Hohenlohe presents two new Reverso models. Designed with an eye for the exceptional, his motifs decorate the reverse side of the legendary watch with its swivel case.
The collection recovers the beautiful models of 1948 with a unique aesthetic design and a timeless elegance which defies the pass of time. All the watches of this collection share their original case structure composed of three elements...
For over a decade, Jaeger-LeCoultre has demonstrated its commitment to encouraging and promoting all aspects of the filmmaking art. The Maison feels uniquely positioned to continue its work alongside the artists who make film: both are passionate about capturing the fleeting moments.
Sundays are mostly reserved for your most casual attire. But occasionally you need to get all dressed up. Think about the weddings, baptisms, graduation ceremonies, and the like. That’s where you need a suiting look that’s a nice as something you’d wear to work, but with a slightly less aggressive vibe.
There it is again, the word 'sprezzatura', often associated with the Italian Gentleman-scene. 'Sprezzatura' is an idea coming from the Italian Renaissance. It explains an attitude of nonchalance in order to cope with the day very effortlessly. This 'sprezzatura' which is lived up by plenty of Italian gentlemen, fascinates an always growing community.
The Festina Group introduces the actor Gerard Butler as the new brand ambassador for the famous Festina watch brand. ‘Time to Live’ is the title of the new campaign where the actor allows access for 24 hours to his personal life. The campaign shares with the world some intimate moments in the life of Gerard Butler; at work, playing sport, relaxing, all moments where we see his passion for life. His international profile, professionalism, versatility and accessibility make Gerard Butler the perfect image for Festina. He also shares some of the campaign scenes with Denny Méndez, actress and former Miss Italy.
Roberto Cavalli, Hermès and other world famous fashion houses have presented the key trends in menswear accessories. Aesthetics in the details - this is the key characteristic of the season.
On October, 20th, 2015, Hollywood actor Jeremy Renner was spotted wearing the Porsche Design '1919 Datetimer Series 1 Titanium & Rubber' during the House of Remy Martin 'One Life/ Live Them' Launch Event in New York City. The collection was developed by the Porsche Design Timepieces AG based in Solothurn Switzerland and it is perfect for today's contemporary business traveler.
TAG Heuer on the starting grid with Cara Delevingne and the 'Grid Boys', TAG Heuer on the circuit, TAG Heuer on the wrists of the McLaren-Honda team, Fernando Alonso & Jenson Button, TAG Heuer in Monaco harbour aboard the SeaDream for a cool and exclusive party, TAG Heuer & the Automobile Club of Monaco: a global partnership with a long history.
And it will be even more so for Milan, set to host the Universal Exhibition starting May 1st, where it will become the world's window to the beauty and way of life of the Bel Paese. An occasion not to be missed, Audemars Piguet has seized this opportunity to pay tribute to both Italy and the city of Milan, creating a special limited edition of the Royal Oak Chronograph.
On the occasion of the 2015 edition of Baselworld, the watch industry's leading international trade fair, Gucci Timepieces is pleased to announce a special partnership with i.am+ for the development of an innovative concept in terms of wearable technology.
ck Calvin Klein Watch + Jewelry Co. Ltd., a joint venture between Calvin Klein, Inc. and Swatch Group, hosted a special, invitation-only dinner last evening to celebrate the 2015 Calvin Klein Watches + Jewelry at the cultural center, Brasilea Foundation in Basel, Switzerland.
Manish Arora is one of the most celebrated and inspiring contemporary designers in the fashion world today.
The only way to capture the essence of the Skull is to look it straight in the eye. This is the first time that, when you look at the time, time stares right back. Because Skull's eyes are alive. The right eye becomes gradually darker as the 65 hours of power reserve go by. The left eye conceals a continually rotating seconds dial. An "out of the box" watch if ever there was, Skull dispenses with minutes to fully focus on the liquid hours, the signature of an HYT watch.
At a time when chronographs had just a single pushpiece in the crown, in 1915 Breitling invented the first independent pushpiece at 2 o'clock, which ensured a better separation of functions and adapted more naturally to the user's hand. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of this milestone invention that would change the face of the modern chronograph, Breitling introduces the Transocean Chronograph in a 1,915-piece limited series, equipped with a new manufacture monopusher movement featuring a double column-wheel system (patent pending), a transparent sapphire crystal back and a vintage-inspired dial.
Skate park or red carpet? Sneakers or stilettos? Ravishing smile or funny face? Difficult choices to make, which is why TAG Heuer (the Swiss Avant-Garde watchmaker since 1860) takes it all and chooses Cara Delevingne - the most disruptive It Girl of the moment - as its new feminine ambassador. She has a massive social media presence, is up for everything, and relishes freedom.
The perfectly polished Greenwich is this season's to go. On work days, play up the structured silhouette by pairing with monochrome tailored pieces letting the colorful interior pop. On weekends, make it the refined juxtaposition to laid-back dresses or over-sized knits and skinnies.
On January 13th, the surfer's paradise down under proved the perfect place for TAG Heuer (a Swiss Avant-Garde watchmaker) to mix up its universes. MS Collins, the trendiest nightclub in Melbourne, was the site of TAG Heuer's most upside-downiest summer party ever, with the reigning queen of tennis Maria Sharapova in attendance, there to welcome the super hot Australian DJ duo NERVO to the TAG Heuer family of Brand Ambassadors.
To provide a source of inspiration for the 2014 new festive illuminations, the New West End Company’s Bond Street Development Group delved deep into the archives to explore the heritage of the street, established in 1686 and now home to over 125 of the world’s leading luxury stores including more than 80 designer flagships which sees £1billion of spend annually.
Bulova Corporation, the Official Timekeeper of Manchester United, presented customised Manchester United Squad Watches to the first team players. The event celebrated the important partnership between the team and the global watchmaking company, while also introducing the Bulova Accu•Swiss Treble Collection, available at select retail locations.
It’s been a decade since its hands began to turn to the rhythm of the Dior man’s allure. Accompanying the evolution of his contemporary style with precision, the Chiffre Rouge watch has reinvented itself year after year since its was first created, consistently remaining faithful to its defining signature: a skilful balance between masculine elegance and couture spirit.
In the year of the panther, Cartier is launching three wonderful Panthère watches - another milestone in the history of the House of Cartier.
It marks not only a revival of the liaison between the long-established French company and the legendary wild cat, but also the exclusive continuation of a 100-year panther saga traditio
The legendary Cartier boutique at 13 rue de la Paix in Paris provided the backdrop for the final scene of ‘Grace of Monaco’, a film by French director Olivier Dahan which is to open the next Festival de Cannes on Wednesday 14 May, 2014.
BIEL, SWITZERLAND, MARCH 28, 2014 - ck Calvin Klein Watch + Jewelry Co. Ltd., a joint venture between Calvin Klein, Inc. and Swatch Group, hosted a special, invitation-only dinner to celebrate the 2014 Calvin Klein Watches + Jewelry at fine art museum, Kunstmuseum Basel, in Switzerland. Held during BaselWorld 2014, the world's largest watch and jewelry fair, the event also featured a musical performance by contemporary violinist Charlie Siem.
On Tuesday, March 18th, 2014, the luxury label FENDI, whose Creative Director is Karl Lagerfeld, will open its first boutique in Germany. The boutique is 365 square meters large and is located in Maximilianstraße 12-14 in a historical building from the 19th century. The hosts, Pietro Beccari (Chairman and CEO of FENDI), Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi will personally welcome the guests at the opening.
While many have suggested that the emergence of the smart watch has sounded the death knell for the traditional watch making industry, this does a disservice to the resilience and fortitude of those within the industry. Traditional watches may well be one of the most intricate and ground-breaking innovations ever created, as this feat of engineering has the longevity to survive even the most unique technological developments. January is also one of the best times of the year to buy a brand new watch, as retailers often lower the prices and offer cut-price deals.
The fame of the name and the dazzle of the diamonds have perhaps overshadowed the complex, many-faceted history of the great jewellery house, yet Cartier has played a prominent role in the history of the decorative arts. Cartier designs, from classic pieces worthy of the “kings’ jeweller” to radical Art Nouveau creations, both geometrical and exotic, are an intriguing testimony to the changes in taste and social codes. Cartier seduced the most elegant personalities of the 20th century with jewellery, clocks and watches, and refined yet practical objects.
Super model Bar Rafaeli has been named the new face of the 2012 Piaget Rose Jewelry Collection. The collection includes watches, cuffs, necklaces, rings and bracelets, as on each of one has a rose.
At Piaget, the rose is first and foremost the expression of a natural environment that is interpreted in a stylized rather than naturalist fashion. For the House of Piaget, the rose is a talisman. A message of eternity and renewed love that pulsates daily. A generous, joyous icon mirroring the rose of which it is the muse: the Yves Piaget rose.
Diane Kruger and Jérôme Lambert , CEO of Jaeger-LeCoultre officially presented the new Reverso Ultra Thin Lady at the SIHH.
The press conference was an occasion to tell the story of the last 3 years between Jaeger-LeCoultre and Diane Kruger since the Swiss Manufacture met her at Venice film festival in 2007. She expressed her long attachment with the Brand, the first time being when her mother offered her a Reverso for her 18th birthday.
Few weeks after Kim Kardashian has announced she will design a line of watches for The Brissmor Company, she was spotted at the launch of her signature watch collection in Los Angeles yesterday.
Kim leaked that it's taken 11 months for her to develop her merchandise and get it ready to sell.
New York is the city of the future and those who are in love with it, are drawing inspiration there. Nooka is a New York fashion design company (Nooka is a slang for "New Yorker") founded by artist/designer Matthew Waldman. The ethos of Nooka is universal language, which guides the creation of products with enhanced functionality with this futuristic philosophy. The first products in the portfolio of Nooka are the watches. The idea of a unique design comes while Waldman is watching the big clock in a London hotel and asks himself why the visualization of time is so standard.
Spanish actress Elsa Pataky promoted the first collection of Time Force jewelry in Madrid, Spain.
The actress awakens passions wherever she goes. Pataky presented the charming jewelry collection, called "Ultimate Jewels". Elsa is the female face of the new campaign of TimeForce brand while soccer star Christiano Ronaldo is the male face of the watch company.
Ladymatic reproduce the glorious history of the omega watches in a legend - Omega Ladymatic watch series was born in 1955, and at that age, its inherent charm and elegance of women lasted nearly an era of elegance.
This is the Omega designed specifically for women the first self-winding buy omega watch series, and the smallest device ever Omega automatic movement.
This smart and elegant Reveal bamboo watch is handcrafted out of natural bamboo and is both a fashionable and environmental watch in one.
Bamboo is ultra durable, it's got none of that strange BPA and phthalate stuff in plastic, it's naturally great looking (no paint needed), and it's the fastest growing woody plant on earth, eager to help eat up carbon dioxide and produce oxygen for us humans.
Fifteen beauties from Burgas and the region walked on the stage in front of guests in the exotic garden of “Royal Beach Barcelo” – Sunny Beach.
The event has become a real show in Hollywood style and a concert, which was attended by the star of Bulgarian pop music LiLana and her brother, beat boxing champion Skiler and Mr. King - Konstantin.
The participants in the competition were presented in four rounds.
49 clocks from the personal collection of Professor Ferdinand Porsche will be offered for sale by auction house Bonhams.
The proposed collection has watchmaking articles by Eterna, Porsche Design, Rolex, Panerai, Jaeger LeCoultre, Breitling, Chronoswiss, Omega and others.
The experts advised to pay particular attention to the unique models of Eterna and Porsche Design, which were created especially for the famous family.
Burberry turned the barbed wire in a stylish jewelery and watches.
The new collection of the British brand included series of watches and a bracelet, which reminds a simple barbed wire, but ... made of gold.
Decorative studs on the bracelet are far less dangerous than the ordinary spiked barbed wire. They make the accessories unique.
The price of each one of them is around 475 pounds.
Worn by Miss Switzerland, the Balmain Madrigal Chrono Lady Oval watch is a good looker with other attractive qualities. Price and convenience being among them. Many women can benefit from changing watch straps often. This not only dramatically enhances the look of the watch, but also helps keep the design fresh. However, changing a strap is not always easy, and can often require small tools, and patience. So Balmain gave the Madrigal line of watches a nice quick release system making it easy to change the watch straps at your whim. When getting the watch, it comes with three watch straps (white and black leather, as well as the steel bracelet).
Dior lovers can enjoy the new Christal watch.
The Christal 42mm Automatic by Dior is designed to be modern with an "Art deco" vibe yet sporty at the same time and it is crawling with jewels. The bracelet has black sapphires or you can get the other version that has a total of 190 diamonds that equates to 1.47 carats.
The dial is made of black lacquer and there are Arabic numerals with markers in between and the sapphire crystal caseback window reveals the Swiss ETA 2824-2 automatic movement.
The Movado Artist's Series represents occasional special edition watches released by Movado meant to celebrate the work of a particular artist.
Movado will release six Kenny Scharf limited edition watches of just 125 pieces each. The watch are each in steel case, with a specially engraved caseback, sapphire crystal, and Swiss quartz movement.
The AMVOX2 Chronograph Racing commemorates
the 50th anniversary of Aston Martin’s prodigious
victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race
On June 13th and 14th, the 2009 edition of Le Mans 24 Hours is bound to thrill both motor sports enthusiasts and fine watchmaking devotees. Half a century after the extraordinary feat accomplished by Carroll Shelby and Roy Salvadori, who had snatched a complete victory at the wheel of the incredible DBRI, Aston Martin will once again be on the starting line of the legendary endurance race.
Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre, the reference in Swiss fine watchmaking, is inaugurating a new showcase in Cannes to present its collections and its exceptional expertise. Cannes thus becomes the third Jaeger-LeCoultre Boutique in France, alongside the two already located on the Place Vendôme in Paris and in Lyon, and the 28th boutique worldwide.
Between the red carpet ceremonies before the daily screenings of the films competing for a set of awards including the prestigious Palme d’Or, the 62nd edition of the Cannes International Film Festival sees the unveiling of a new Jaeger-LeCoultre “embassy”.
Distinguished by absolute seduction and supreme elegance, a pair of sparkling
creations successfully merge two incredibly refined and formidably complex arts: exceptional
watchmaking and exceptional jewelery-making.
Over the years, the Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre has developed unique new gem-setting techniques that illuminate the finest contemporary watch creations. Born from the dexterous fingers of genuine artists, they celebrate the union of beauty and precision.