WHAT'S NEW WATCHES
There’s more than one side to a man. While men might not be as mysterious as women, there is a lot to discover, and the watch each man wears says a lot about him. Let’s take a look at these distinguished timepieces.
STORY: SOMPOL MINGKHUAN
PHOTOGRAPHY: COURTESY OF BRANDS
Sleek and stylish, Octo Finissimo Automatic from Bvlgari combines a unique octagonal design in titanium case which is 40mm in size. This exceptional timepiece features a total thickness of just 5.15mm, with durable yet lightweight titanium bracelet. The automatic movement measures just 2.23mm in thickness while still achieving 55 hours of power reserve. The sapphire crystal on the back reveals the exquisite calibre.
Designed for men who love vintage style, Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days from IWC comes in clean white and gold design with a time, date and power reserve display. Each hand winding provides the timepiece with energy for the next eight days. The stainless steel case is 45mm in size, with a crystal sapphire back and vintage leather strap from the House of Santoni.
Luxurious but adventurous, the PAM00684 or Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Oro Rosso is a beautiful juxtaposition of contrasts. The 18K rose gold case is 42mm in size and is water resistant to 100 metres. The unidirectional rotating ceramic bezel comes with a graduated scale for calculating the time of immersion. The case features the prominent patented crown protecting device. The automatic watch features 3 days power reserve.
What’s captivating about women is how complex they are. Their emotions are unfathomable
and ever changing, and that is reflected in the timepieces that they wear.
Another dazzling choice for women, Rendez-Vous Night & Day by Jaeger-LeCoultre comes in two sizes — 29mm and 34mm. The automatic mechanical movement can be seen through the crystal sapphire caseback. The 3-hand watch comes with a midnight blue dial and matching alligator straps. The bezel is set with 60 diamonds.
Possession from Piaget features interchangeable alligator straps in blue and red. The watch comes with a 34mm case in 18K white gold set with two rows of diamonds featuring 181 brilliant-cut diamonds. The dial is set with 11 brilliant-cut diamonds, 2.2 carats in weight. The quartz watch’s dial features Roman numerals and stylishly presents central minutes and hours. It is water resistant to 30 metres.
Luxurious but simple, Bohème Date Automatic 30mm from Montblanc is perfect for a formal look without being too plain. The dial comes with eight Top Wesselton diamond indexes and Arabic numerals. The date window at 6 o’clock subtly interrupts the silver-coloured guilloché detailing on the dial. The automatic movement can be seen through the crystal sapphire back on the 30mm stainless steel case, secured with a stylish black alligator strap.
On a casual day, the watch you wear should suit the activity of your choice. Whether you’re just taking
a stroll outside or playing sports, or travelling overseas, there’s just the right watch for you.
Checking out old neighbourhoods is a trend today. Add a vintage vibe with Orient Mechanical Classic AG00001S, which comes with a stainless steel rose gold case, 43mm in size. The mineral glass has a beautiful, classic dome and on the dial is an ‘Open Heart’ through which you can view the movement running. The silver dial reveals the automatic movement inside. The watch, which is water resistant to 50 metres, comes with an alligator-stamped leather strap.
As you would expect of Emporio Armani, the design of AR11178 does not disappoint. The orange and grey stainless steel watch comes with a 44mm case and gunmetal stainless steel bracelet. The grey dial features vertical lines and displays date and time with quartz movement. It is water resistant to 50 metres.
For a traveller who looks for convenience, try Seiko Astron GPS Solar SSE111J1, which makes a perfect companion on any trip. Strong and stylish, it comes with a 44.8mm case and a titanium bracelet in black. The GPS equipped in the watch features a total of 40 time zones around the world and its perpetual calendar is correct to the year 2100. To top it all off, it is water resistant to 100 metres!