Published on 21 May 2020
While we aren’t making any big plans for a night out(side), we can still appreciate the ultimate dress watches and how to style them. Explore a few beautiful watches that are both classic and special-occasion approved.
1. Late Night Drinks
Panerai Luminor Due & Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous
After a long week there’s nothing like winding down with your favourite evening drink. This relaxed environment calls for an elegant but punchy timepiece. For the men the Panerai Luminor Due is a particularly handsome choice with a white dial and contrasting beige, luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. Its counterpart on this occasion is a stunning Rendezvous from Jaeger-LeCoultre, is graceful from every angle and is a tribute to women historically wearing some of the first wristwatches ever created. Its dazzling bezel and rose gold case embodies all the elegance and femininity of the Rendezvous Collection.
2. Picnic for Two
IWC Portofino Chronograph & IWC Portofino Automatic 34
A spot of sunshine calls for picnics, leisurely walks and an effortlessly beautiful timepiece. The IWC Portofino Chronograph takes its design cues from the 1960s, with elegantly sporty push-buttons and chronograph displays. The case back features an exquisite engraving showing a view of the harbour at Portofino. Likewise for the ladies, the Portofino Automatic 34 offers a high wearing comfort for any outdoor soiree. This model features a case made of precious 18-carat 5N gold. Appliqués made of solid gold, as well as the gold-plated hands, create a beautiful contrast to the silver-plated dial, on which twelve sparkling diamonds mark the hours.
3. Evening Luxe
Piaget Altiplano & Piaget Limelight Gala
For dinner dapper or a party statement, these are reliably exceptional pieces. Wearing a dress shirt means no to a thicker watch, making the Piaget Altiplano a perfect solution. Its ultra-thin character contains some of the thinnest movements ever realised, as seen in this year’s Altiplano Ultimate Watch Concept, the thinnest watch ever created (an eye-watering 2mm thick). Even more iconic is the Piaget Limelight Gala, with its elongated, asymmetrical lugs wrapped around the curved case and rounded lines set with progressively cute diamonds. This is truly a unique blend of art, design and jewellery.