It is impossible to find a watch that will suit every occasion in life. An RM 055 Bubba Watson for example, may not be entirely appropriate for a black tie event or evening out; just as a Rolex Day-Date 40 yellow gold with pave diamond dial ref. 228238 may not be suitable for working out at the gym. So to ensure you choose correctly, we have put together a list of some great pieces for every occasion!
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Black tie event
It is an unspoken rule that you should only wear a watch that features a leather strap for formal occasions like a black tie event, and there is nothing more traditional than a sophisticated dress watch. When I think of the timeless dress watch I cannot help but picture the classic Rolex Cellini collection.
Some of the most attractive models of the collection are the Cellini Dual Time 50525 and 50529 as seen below. The clean lines, slim rounded case and dial simplicity forms the perfect accessory for a suave suit. But we must not forget about the stunning Patek Philippe Calatrava collection and A.Lange & Sohne Saxonia Automatic!
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Gym and sports session
The perfect sports watch should be comfortable, durable and water resistant. Only one brand comes to mind when I think of a hard wearing sports watch and that is Richard Mille. Richard Mille’s RM 027 in particular, has been designed to incorporate an attractive exterior with an expertly engineered mechanism in a robust carbon and titanium setting.
Richard Mille has designed watches for the world's most successful and active sportsmen and women, so if are looking for a watch to wear whilst working up a sweat, an ultra-lightweight RM would be the perfect gym buddy.
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If you're searching for a suitable watch to wear whilst doing everyday activities like shopping, walking the dog or working, then Cartier and Rolex are the best brands to look into. Personally, I think you can never go wrong with a Cartier Roadster Chronograph ref. W62019X6 or Rolex Black Ceramic Submariner ref. 116610LN.
The tough stainless steel case, necessary time telling and date functions and stylish appearance are all the idyllic features of an everyday watch. Not too flashy, big or small but a perfect wristwatch that emits an understated appeal.
Sun, sea and...sand
It’s common for people to holiday someplace scorching hot with white sandy beaches far, far away. So a suitable holiday watch would be one that looks tropical, is water resistant and features a comfortable adjustable strap (for those uncomfortable moments when your wrists swell to double the size!)
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver ref. 15707CB.OO.A010CA.01 is therefore the perfect holiday companion. The Royal Oak features a chunky and attractive 42mm white ceramic case, a white rubber strap with a titanium pin buckle, and is water resistant up to 300m. The ceramic diver watch will certainly withstand all the elements of a beach holiday.
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It would be careless of me not to mention Patek Philippe’s World Time Complications or Rolex’s Sky-Dweller collection when discussing holiday watches. The collections, although not suitable for a beach holiday, are perfect for business trips or city breaks away. The wristwatches feature world time complications and dual time functions, allowing its wearer to comprehend the local time and current location’s time at just one glance.
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