Buying a stylish wristwatch won’t make you a gentleman, but it can certainly help you appear like one. Classic style is all about simplicity and elegance, so you should aim for a watch that boasts these attributes. Here are 5 watches that say you’re a gentleman.
With its Roman numerals, porcelain-style dial and simple yellow gold circular case, this timepiece from Chopard is about as classic as it gets.
Chopard Classic Manufacturer Yellow Gold, £POA from Chopard
The Portofino family is inspired by the Italian riviera, meaning it oozes charm and elegance. They come in many shapes and sizes, yet the pared-back Automatic is the gentleman’s choice thanks to its stunning minimalist aesthetic.
IWC Portofino Automatic, £8,500 from Watches of Switzerland
Named after the year that A. Lange & Sohne was founded, the 1815 is perhaps the most gentlemanly watch of all. It features throwback design elements such as the blued hands, classic font and railway track minute markers.
A. Lange & Sohne 1815, £17,000 from Watches of Switzerland
Perhaps the perfect dress watch, Vacheron’s Ultra-Fine 1955 is really all you need from a timepiece. It’s a throwback to the company’s watches of the past, and would look effortlessly stylish when worn with a tailored suit or off-duty attire on the weekends. You better get saving now, gentlemen.
Vacheron Contantin Ultra-Fine 1955, £22,850 from Watches of Switzerland
Patek’s Calatrava family of watches has set the benchmark for over 80 years, and this piece with its mini seconds sub-dial and sleek gold hands and hour markers is a real stunner.