Which are also surprisingly versatile
If you are someone looking to have a collection of just one watch, a simple and classic dress watch is the way to go.
Well, although it is called a "dress watch", it is an extremely versatile watch. It looks good with a costume. Looks great in a relaxed setting. It's simple enough to go with most casual looks. And fits perfectly into a formal setting.
There are many choices when it comes to dress watches at different price points, but if you want to step into a luxury category - to celebrate a milestone, to have something special to pass on someday - let us recommend five of our favorites.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin
I have been a huge Jaeger-LeCoultre fan for a long time. In fact, it's one of my favorite watch brands. I appreciate the fact that the brand is somewhat under the radar of the general public and those who run the brand don't really care. That's part of the allure - if you know, you know. While perhaps less well-known than the Reverso, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master collection is a sleeper, in my opinion. Easy. Elegant. Sober. List price: $ 16,300.
Vacheron Constantin heritage
People tend to have a sort of, what I'll call, “coriander reaction” to Vacheron Constantin - you love them or you hate them. Their overseas sports watch is definitely a love-hate proposition. However, a classic Patrimony ticks all the boxes for timeless style and watchmaking mastery. Price as shown: $ 21,500.
Patek Philippe Calatrava
In these times, it can be easy to think of many brands in terms of the blue dial steel sports watch they offer. And with Patek Philippe, of course, it's the 5711. While the 5711 may be the hottest watch right now, Patek is truly known for its old school elegance, as shown here with a classic Calatrava. It is singular. And in a nutshell: perfect. Price as indicated: 20,800.
Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Extra-Thin
You would certainly be forgiven if you thought, "Wait, Audemars Piguet makes dress watches ?!" Although best known for its revolutionary Royal Oak model, AP also makes some pretty serious dress watches. This Jules Audemars Extra-Thin is a perfect illustration. Price as indicated: $ 30,000.
A. Lange & Söhne Slim Saxonia
I have the same affinity for A. Lange & Söhne as for Jaeger-LeCoultre. This is another pretty brand under the radar brand that you have to be a true connoisseur to know and love. The brand's flagship model, the Lange 1, is a modern classic with a design language all of its own. And while the Saxonia is much more reserved in terms of design, it's pure perfection all around. A real watch for watch lovers. Price as shown: $ 15,400.
So how do you choose?
It's true that in terms of overall styling, our five picks here are pretty similar. Of course, there are plenty of subtle design differences - many of which are specific to their respective brands - and movements, but in the most general sense they're all pretty similar - they're simple, round watches. So how do you choose?
Obviously, price does play a role, however, let's put that aside for a moment, because if you are considering going into the luxury category, I'm going to bet that while price can certainly be on the mind, it won't play a role. . a totally disproportionate role in your decision.
What really comes down to this level is figuring out which brand resonates with you the most. Are you a JLC guy? Are you a Patek guy? Are you a Vacheron guy? Are you an AP guy? Or are you a guy from Lange? Do your research on each brand. Discover their history. Get to know the larger collections. And as I mentioned, each brand has their own little quirks and design signatures - which of these pique your curiosity and passion? Of course, the best way to really make a decision is to see the watches for yourself and try them on your wrist.
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