We spend a lot of time discussing highly complicated watches, or beautiful vintage pieces, which we all love, but the fact of the matter is that the majority has one or two watches that get worn the most. They might not be the most complicated, but many of them are fine watches that offer the perfect balance between being robust and good looking, making them go along just fine with whatever you wear and whatever you do! While it indeed differs from person to person what that watch is, these are some of the front runners!
The Rolex Datejust made its reputation on being a practical, good looking tag heuer yellow aquaracer quartz for every day. The first watch ever to feature a date display, it comes in enough varieties to cater to nearly every taste. The waterproof Oyster-case makes it that you don’t have to worry about pretty much anything. The Datejust is also a true chameleon, it always looks right wither you attend a board meeting in your Brioni, or take the kids out for ice cream in jeans and a polo.
Omega Seamaster Professional
Not only James Bond is in favor of Omega’s Seamaster. A rugged diving watch, that still has an elegant flair, which makes it perfect for any adventure, or simply your day-to-day routine. Of course, the James Bond connection helps, but even in its own right, the Seamaster Professional is a force to reckon with, featuring a co-axial automatic movement and what we still consider one of the best bracelets in the industry!
Tag Heuer Carrera HEUER-01
It is no secret that many men love wearing chronographs, even when we don’t use this complication as often. Those subdials just make the watch look more dynamic, making it a good match for anybody with an active lifestyle. With the manufacture HEUER-01 movement, TAG Heuer makes their signature Carrera collection even more tempting. With a case made of ceramic, it can also take quite a beating and still look good!
Most from the models have the Royal Oak’s now-trademark waffle-print (“grand tapisserie”) dial in deep blue or off-white to complement the stunning octagonal situation with exposed screws. However, the most impressive variation on the Royal Oak theme has to be the open-worked tourbillon by using a skeletal slate grey dial and yellow gold applied hour-markers that has a luminescent coating. Slip it on under your suede jacket and channel some serious Robert Redford back-in-the-day style.
The IWC Portugieser is another favorite among men for a daily wear watch. Its straight forward styling combined with the relatively large diameter of the case makes it that even in gold it looks like a robust watch. Fitted with a stunning automatic movement, and a generous power reserve of seven days, it is also mechanically a very tempting daily companion.