Watches & Jewellery

A Luxury Watch is Indispensible this Season

A look at modern men's timepieces for spring and onwards.
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Speedmaster Moonwatch Master Chronometer OMEGA

Photography Jennifer Livingston 

All that glitters is not gold. The proof is in watchmaking, where dials are typically inspired by the color silver, even if it is rare for a case to be made of the metal. Since the wristwatch replaced the pocket watch in a man’s wardrobe in the early 20th century, silver has, in fact, almost entirely disappeared from watch catalogs in favor of fine stainless steel, white gold (as at Hermès), or platinum. Watchmakers also continue to innovate new materials. For its Luminor, Italian watchmaker Panerai developed a new alloy by the name of Platinumtech, which is harder and more solid than regular platinum. Having gained acclaim in recent years, steel watches are among the most desirable models produced by the largest manufacturers, and patience is the name of the game when hoping to acquire the popular Odysseus, the first of its kind produced by the German manufacturer A. Lange & Söhne. Initially the preferred metal of professional watches such as the Breitling Chronomats, steel has now conquered all watch ranges, from the sporty chic of the Overseas by Vacheron Constantin to the more refined timepieces by Cartier and Montblanc, proving as versatile as it is beautiful.

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Left: Overseas Dual Time, white dial VACHERON CONSTANTIN. Right: Luminor Marina Platinumtech 44mm PANERAI

MODELS Aeden, Narada, and Zheng IMG Jorge Dorsinville 
GROOMING Charlotte Day 
PRODUCTION Jenny Friedberg CREATIVE CHAOS
DIGITECH Dallas Raines
RETOUCHING Picture House 
PHOTO ASSISTANT Hans Olson
STYLIST ASSISTANT Robbie Gutman

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