Watches & Jewellery

10 timepieces every gentleman should have in his watch collection

Whether it’s a modern material, striking shade, or assertive shape you're looking for – you'll want to add at least one of these watches to your collection.
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JAEGER-LECOULTRE MASTER CONTROL CHRONOGRAPH CALENDAR

This chronograph calendar from Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Master Control collection has been making headlines since its release. The traditional dial configuration features a stopwatch and full calendar, framed by a pulsometer scale. Equipped with the newly developed Calibre 759, JLC combines a chronograph with a triple calendar and moon phase for the first time. Measuring at 40mm wide and 12.05mm high, the watch is surprisingly compact.

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IWC PORTUGIESER YACHT CLUB MOON & TIDE

This stunning IWC Portugieser Yacht Club Moon & Tide number, featuring a moon phase for both hemispheres and a newly developed tide display, boasts time defying design and functionality in equal parts.

Despite the 44.6mm rose gold case, the watch is anything but uncomfortably chunky. Further heightening its charm is the immaculately decorated IWC-manufactured 82835 calibre, which can be viewed through the sapphire glass back.

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OMEGA SEAMASTER DIVER 300M JAMES BOND NUMBERED EDITION

This Omega Seamaster Diver 300M James Bond Numbered Edition watch stands out with a 42mm case crafted in platinum-gold, with a platinum-gold plate on the side where the numbered edition number is engraved.

In addition, more details can be found throughout the design, including the black ceramic bezel ring and black enamel dial. In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the latest James Bond film, there is a hidden number 50 within the Super-LumiNova of the 10 o’clock index.

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BELL & ROSS BR 05

Designed with city adventurers in mind, the Bell & Ross BR 05 line-up is identifiable by the integrated bracelet which fuses with the case to create a unified piece. This new BR 05 Black Steel & Gold addition goes back in time – specifically to the 80s when two-tone was a huge trend – by combining 18-carat rose gold with satin-finished and satin-polished steel.

The black sunray dial contrasts perfectly with the rose gold applique numerals, indices, and skeletonised hour and minute hands.

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PASHA DE CARTIER

Charmingly irresistible, this reincarnation of the Pasha de Cartier 41mm watch boasts a square filigree rail-track with four bold Arabic numerals and one of its most distinctive features, namely, the screw-down crown cover with a blue spinel or sapphire that reveals a customisable engraving underneath. In steel, gold or leather, all versions can be interchanged thanks to an adaptation of the Cartier-developed QuickSwitch system.

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HERMÈS ARCEAU L'HEURE DE LA LUNE

The Hermès Arceau L’heure de la Lune watch reasserts Hermes’ mission for creating good-looking timepieces that push traditional design conventions by turning the concept of traditional moon phase watch on its head.

The 12 o’clock moon features a silhouette of the Pegasus artwork designed by Dimitri Rybaltchenko, while the 6 o’clock moon illustrates the actual lunar surface. And get this: the dials are made with an actual meteorite material.

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ZENITH CHRONOMASTER REVIVAL "SHADOW"

Zenith’s Chronomaster Revival “Shadow”, a revival of a 1970s chronograph model that was never serially produced, is a reimagining of a historical prototype.

Housed in a 37mm case, it has opted for microblasted titanium over PVD-coated steel used in the original that enhances the dark nuances with a completely matte finish. The black dial contrasts with the three counters and tachymeter scale close in hue to the case colour.

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RADO GOLDEN HORSE 1957 AUTOMATIC LIMITED EDITION

A throwback to one of Rado’s icons, the Golden Horse 1957 Automatic Limited Edition comes with the original hands and indexes, the two traditional golden seahorses just about 6 o’clock, and the red date at three o’clock, an emblematic feature of Rado watches from the 60s and 70s on a fantastical black to green gradient dial.

Although the 37mm polished stainless steel case is small by contemporary standards, the overall watch appearance is balanced and proportionate with a very well done old-school rice-grain bracelet that comfortably wraps around the wrist.

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BREITLING ENDURANCE PRO

Appropriate for hardcore athletes and casual enthusiasts as well as fashionable enough for everyday wear, Breitling’s Endurance Pro combines high precision, innovative technology, and vibrant, colourful design, making it the ideal luxury sports watch.

Equipped with the COSC-certified Breitling Calibre 82, whose SuperQuartz technology offers exceptional precision, the watch is crafted from Breitlight, a robust, ultra-light material that is highly resistant to scratches, traction, and corrosion. The rubber strap colour is the same as the inner bezel ring for a pop of visual excitement.

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H. MOSER & CIE STREAMLINER CENTRE SECONDS

The H. Moser & Cie Streamliner Centre Seconds watch comes with a streamlined 40mm steel case topped by a gently domed sapphire crystal and features a fumé dial in vibrant Matrix Green with sunburst pattern. Proving small design details go a long way, the case middle has hollowed and satin-finished forms on the sides.

The flexible integrated bracelet contains fluid lines. Displaying the hours and minutes, the 3D hands are formed of two sections and utilise inserts made from Globolight, an innovative ceramic-based material which contains Super-LumiNova.

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