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Watches & Jewellery

The Most Handsome Classic Watches You Need To Own Now

The most good-looking fine timepieces segue nicely into the conservative wardrobe that will be big next season. The best bit? They all follow a formula: A luxurious gold case (red, pink or yellow) and an equally handsome leather strap (brown or black). Here, our favourite picks to own now.

#1: Da Vinci Automatic Moon Phase 36 18K red gold watch on alligator skin strap, $24,800⁠⁠⁠⁠, IWC
The distinguished look of this ladies timepiece is accented by the sinuous lines of the case, and the alligator skin strap by luxury Italian leather house Santoni. #2: Drive de Cartier Moon Phases 18K pink gold watch on alligator skin strap, $29,200, Cartier
Make this masculine timepiece your go-to androgynous watch this year. At less than 7 mm thick, the case is now 40 per cent slimmer than the original ones that were launched last year. #3: Cellini 18K Everose gold watch on alligator skin strap, Rolex
This underrated automatic model of Rolex family comes with a refined white lacquer dial.   #4: Tissot Excellence 18K rose gold watch on leather strap, $3,200, Tissot
This simple three-hand watch is big on vintage cachet. #5: Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Chronometre 18K red gold watch on alligator skin strap, $30,500, The Hour Glass
The contours of this watch case by the Swiss brand takes their inspiration from classical Greek columns.     #6: Elite Lady Moonphase, Zenith
This slim timepiece packs another punch: it boasts more than 50 hours worth of power reserve.   #7: H Moser & Cie Venturer Big Date 18K red gold watch on alligator skin strap, Sincere Fine Watches. Prices unavailable unless stated
The date display on this watch is one of the biggest around. It’s a perfect contrast to the clean lines of the dial. Like this? Start prepping for Resort ’18 trends now, here’s how to dress up in Spanish-inspired garb without looking a meme, and The Man Repeller’s Leandra Medine shares the things and brands she is into now.