All About Watches | A Gentleman’s Guide

This one’s for all the aspiring sartorialists ! Whether you have a classic taste or a modern point of view, this will be the contemporary gentleman’s guide to sprucing up just about any looks with a timepiece. In Rathore’s words: “a watch is a reflection of one’s character and personal sense of style. It also says a lot about the aesthetics and taste of every individual. It is the most essential accessory — one that could make or break an outfit.” Here are some of his picks:

The daily

Reinvent your daily style with an updated classic analogue watch. Opt for sleek, smart and simple designs that can understatedly elevate your everyday attire. Think big impact in one small change. Embrace subtle and pristine designs in neutral colour tones to truly maximise versatility. It’ll cohesively and seamlessly blend into your daily style, just better. The Baume & Mercier Clifton timepiece with its classic brown leather straps, 41mm steel case with white dial and gold-hued details is the perfect new daily go-to here.

The all-out

A dress watch may sound like an overly fancy or antiquated idea but any gentleman will tell you that it’s one of the most important piece of accessory you’ll ever own. Go all-out with a quality statement piece that’s elegant, discreet, comfortable and most importantly, luxuriously designed. The Panerai Luminor Due 3 Days Automatic watch is subtle yet remarkably fine. It makes for a versatile fit for special occasions with its dark sapphire leather strap and slimmer, more sophisticated profile. Rathore recommends pairing the Panerai Luminor with structured looks and rich textures to achieve a harmonious balance of contrast.

The vintage

Consider incorporating retro shapes and designs when it comes to your next timepiece. Watches like the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso are coveted, sturdy and intricate in size, making it a perfect watch for both men and women thanks to its androgynous feel. Show off a complex piece by contrasting with a minimalist dapper look or pair it with more traditional attire that compliments its retro feel. This beautifully designed timepiece is as timeless as it gets.

Read the complete list here by Ethos. The article was first published in Ethos’ The Watch Guide. All watches featured are available at Ethos Watch Boutiques.