Luxury Watch Style Reviews – Written by our very Style concious Giselle Anne Hunter.
Technicalities and specifications are easy to find. Search our Store or Glossary and you’ll find those in abundance – but true Style is elusive. Our main focus here at Inspire Watches.com is Style! So read on for the ultimate in stylish tips and suggestions on how to wear your luxury watch well!
Perrelet Rattrapante Split Second Mens Watch A1045/3 – So Cool! 7th Dec 2013
Breathtakingly cool and stunningly easy on the eye, the Perrelet Rattrapante Split Second watch is a thing of pure unadulterated beauty. As I’m sure you can tell, I love my men’s watches and this one is right up there in the style stakes for me. Let your eyes explore the skeleton dial face revealing the intricacy of its inner workings. The orange numbers that mark the hours sit in perfect harmony with the black watch face and black rubber band.
The rattrapante complication provides the timing precision that is required when at the race track watching the horse racing or when you are in Monaco for the Formula one Grand Prix.
The true individual’s watch, to be worn when you are definitely not following the crowd. This watch sets it’s owner apart as someone who can produce order out of chaos. Complexity is a mere step upon the road to an elegantly simple solution. The unusual and the non-conformist are what fire your imagination and this is reflected not only in your choice of wrist adornment but also in the people and places you are drawn to and the space you call your own.
However, all of this is balanced by very sharp dressing and supreme style aesthetics. “Kick back and relax” is for another watch and another time. Not today.
Black ion plated stainless steel case with a black rubber strap. Fixed bezel. Skeleton dial with luminous hands and Arabic hour markers. Minute markers around the outer rim. Date. Four: date, 12 hours, 30 minutes, and 60 seconds sub-dials. Automatic movem
Chronograph Heaven – Girard Perregaux Laureato EVO3 18kt Rose Gold Brown Leather Mens Watch
7th Dec 2013
Major complications have long been a speciality of Girard-Perregaux and the Girard Perregaux Laureato EVO3 18kt Rose Gold Brown Leather Mens Watch does not disapoint in this respect. It has date, 24-hour, 12-hour and small second subdials at the 12, 3, 6 and 9 o’ clock positions. In addition, it includes a Tachymeter scale displayed around the outer part of the dial.
The watch is automatic; has a luxuriously elegant black dial and is water resistant at 30 meters or 100 feet. What more could you want for a man who likes to ensure he has covered all bases? An 18k rose gold bezel perhaps? An alligator leather brown watch strap? Of course, no problem.
Certainly the watch will appeal to sportsmen and watch connoisseurs alike, for the the intelligent design and multiple functions. Hand finished, the eye-catching looks exemplify the purest traditions of the manufacturer. The quality of the movement rivals the excellence of the exterior. The watch declares its uniqueness in its avant-garde style which serves to heighten its intrinsic elegance.
18kt rose gold case with a brown leather strap. Fixed bezel. Black dial. Dial Type: Analog. Luminescent hands and markers. Small date subdial at 12 o'clock position. Date, 24-hour, 12-hour, small second. Automatic movement. Scratch resistant sapphire crys
A Classic Cartier – The New Calibre De Cartier Men’s Watch 7th Dec 2013
The Calibre De Cartier is a new interpretation of the classic round form in watchmaking . It brings a modern and sophisticated twist to traditional watch design. Its bold and uncompromisingly masculine looks are the go to style for stepping out to play polo or spending a day on the yacht.
Take in it’s strident roman numerals, the luminescent sword-shaped oxidised-steel hands and the brown semi-matt crocodile skin effect strap. Round this off with a rose gold bezel; a calendar aperture at 3 o’clock and a subsidiary seconds counter at 6 o’clock.
The sheer manliness of this watch is unmistakable. It’s paired down simplicity belies the impact that that this watch will have in those moments when the wearer’s influence and stature come in to play. It provides that extra punch of certainty,self belief and conviction and inspires the same feelings in one’s audience.
18kt rose gold case with a brown leather strap. Fixed 18kt rose gold bezel. Brown dial with luminous hands and Roman numeral hour markers. Minute markers around the outer rim. Date display appears at the 3 o 'clock position. Small seconds sub-dials. Autom
Style Inspired By Bradley Cooper! 7th Dec 2013
Now what will surely make every watch connoisseur in your circle of friends and acquaintances do a double take? A rose gold watch of course. Not just any rose gold watch – an Omega no less. The Omega DeVille Hour Vision Silver Dial 18kt Rose Gold Mens Watch is a sporty, sexy, dashing, fun, all round serious piece of hardware. It takes no prisoners in the style stakes. It’s out there, dripping with cool no nonsense boldness – stating loudly “I’m a risk taker, alpha male and I don’t care what you think!”
Imagine you are wearing that black suit, the black shirt – you haven’t said a word, but you scream cool sophistication. You know you smell wonderful and those new cufflinks really make the statement they should. You reach for your drink and out from under your cuff, the Rose Gold emerges. Contrasting with but complimenting your outfit beautifully. You eyes meet your companions and everything she’s thinking – you know.
Don’t just take my word for it. Add this piece to your collection and wear on those cool, anything can happen tonight kind of nights. It reminds me of Bradley Cooper in Limitless (when his character was being his better self) – well dressed, charismatic, eloquent, knowledgeable, in great shape and shockingly handsome. A watch to reflect the qualities of its owner.
18kt rose gold case with a 18kt rose gold bracelet. Fixed18kt rose gold bezel. Silver dial with gold-toned hands and index hour markers. Minute markers around the outer rim. Dial Type: Analog. Date display at the 3 o'clock position. Automatic movement. S
Stand Out Watch – Breitling Chronomat 44 Automatic Chronograph Blue Dial Mens Watch 7th Dec 2013
Need a watch that will spark interest for it’s eye catching striking looks? Why not consider the Breitling Chronomat 44 Automatic Chronograph Blue Dial Mens Watch. When it comes to sartorial elegance, marry such a watch with that blue pinstripe suit, or let it subtly draw attention to your tonal sky blue shirt – or even your sparkling blue eyes!
Many men will go for the more traditional blacks and greys for their day time watch attire. Very serious and in keeping with the corporate image expectations. However just as shirts now cover the whole colour spectrum in the office; the men’s watch is now stepping out boldly as the male signature jewelry piece. As a lady who notices a well turned out man, I can vouch for the fact that these touches do matter. Once your eye has surveyed the suit, the tie and the shirt (all of which should be impeccable of course), when dining, having a drink or just laughing together, a sparkling quality luxury watch to match the sparkle in the eye never fails to impress.
Also, being a Breitling, you’ll have that air of aviation mastery about you. The watch will take you smoothly from the office to your self piloted plane or private jet. Once there, impress not only with your flying skills (or simply private jet ownership)but with your new B01 Caliber Breitling that will adjust to local time on arrival at your destination with the brilliance and efficiency that any true aviation luxury watch should.
Shining a Light on Jaeger-LeCoultre 7th Dec 2013
Founded in 1833 by Antoine LeCoultre in the Swiss Jura, the Jaeger-LeCoultre brand has produced watches of such exquisite beauty; one can only call them exceptional in the world of horology. An example is one of our favourite timepieces here at inspirewatches.com, the Jaeger LeCoultre Men’s Master Chronograph Watch Q1538420. From its anti-reflective scratch resistant sapphire dial, to its impeccable black leather band, it balances elegance with function, to appeal to the most discerning of tastes.
This watch is for a man in charge, who doesn’t need to shout about it. The watch subtly points out its and its owner’s superiority and level of maturity. This is a watch that will go with any colour suit from grey tones, through blue, through black. It’s also great for more casual pursuits, such as golf at the weekend or a drinks, dinner and theatre date.
Ultimately this watch is about being a grown up. It’s not for the man who needs to be flashy. Rather it fits neatly into the wardrobe of someone who has seen enough of life to know what truly brings them joy and what’s really important in life. Whether that be family and friends, being at the top of their game in business or simply spending time doing what is fun and exciting.
Stainless steel case with a black crocodile leather strap. Fixed stainless steel bezel. Silver dial with black hands and index hour markers. Arabic numeral marks the 12 o'cock position. Minute markers. Pulse rate scale appears around the outer rim. Dial T
The Flyback That Has Flown Back From Space 7th Dec 2013
Felix Baumgartner truly did Zenith proud, when he wore their El Primero Stratos Flyback Striking 10th chronograph on his historic record breaking skydive in October 2012. This watch can boast having broken the speed of sound, a feat no other watch (at the time of writing) has had the honour of achieving. Even under the most extreme conditions on it’s journey with Felix, his watch managed to remain accurate to the nearest second.
So clearly, this is a watch for a daredevil, someone who will go to unchartered territory to prove to themselves that they have what it takes to meet the most fearsome of challenges. With its flyback technology, it’s a breeze to restart the chronograph after resetting the hands. So wear this watch when ice climbing; dune bug racing in the desert, bungy jumping, mountain biking, white water rafting, jet skiing and of course sky diving.
It would be criminal not to take things to the max when you have this watch in your arsenal. And on those rare days off from your extreme sporting activities, team your watch with an evening at a classy nightspot. Somewhere uber glamorous will be proof that you know your luxury drinking spots as well as you know your luxury watches.