The 7 Luxury Watches To Own According To Bagaholicboy
#1: Tiffany East West Automatic stainless steel watch on alligator strap, Tiffany & Co.
“I can’t say no to a little whimsy and humour in design. Just look at the rotated dial of this timepiece by the American jeweller, which is inspired by a ’40s travel clock from its archives. The new automatic model comes with a little more heft (the case now measures 46.5mm x 27.5mm) for those who like bolder-looking watches.”
#2: Rotonde de Cartier Skeleton Mysterious Hour palladium watch on alligator strap, Cartier
“This is the first time the brand has created a hybrid watch that blends its expertise in creating mysterious movements (it’s why the hour and minute hands look like they’re floating) with a skeletonised construction (it’s been doing so since the ’30s). Tech talk aside, this is a graphic and architectural timepiece that’s full of details: Note how the hour markers have been integrated into the openwork design of the dial.”
#3: Boy.Friend stainless steel watch on alligator strap, Chanel Fine Jewellery
“Finally, the watch comes in a size that fits my wrist nicely. At 28.6mm x 37mm, this is the XL rendition of the elegant timepiece.”
#4: Speedmaster Automatic stainless steel watch on leather strap, Omega
“Confession: I’m not exactly sporty, but that doesn’t mean I don’t like to look like I am. This ticker lets me cop the look effortlessly, while looking sharp and sleek.”
#5: Octo Ultranero DLC-coated steel watch on rubber strap, Bulgari
“I’ve always loved the octagonal cases of Bulgari’s Octo family, because it reminds me of the ba gua – you know, the feng shui mirror? On a more serious note, I love the arresting look of this automatic timepiece that boasts a 50-hour power reserve. The jolt of the red hour markers against the black lacquered dial is the first thing that catches my eye.”
#6: Nautilus Ref 5976/1G 40th Anniversary 18K white watch on matching bracelet, Patek Philippe
“A collector’s piece, this watch was first launched last October with a run of 1,300, to mark the model’s 40th anniversary. The Nautilus, which has a cult following, sports a commemorative embossing on the blue-tinted gold dial and subtle baguette-cut diamond markers and comes in a vintage-style cork box just like the original 1976 piece. Plus, you can never go wrong with diamonds. Here, they appear as the hour markers.”
#7: Royal Oak Chronograph 18K pink gold watch on alligator strap, Audemars Piguet
“The new and subtle design updates the brand has given to this range of chronographs strike the right stylistic balance for me. Think bigger chronograph counters, wider indexes, and the rose gold case and blue croco strap combo. They just work.”
This story first appeared in Female’s April 2017 issue.