Enduring Style | Watches that Lasted Through the Decades
Published on 3 April 2020
Investing in an iconic timepiece carries a promise of longevity both in style and quality of design. KENNEDY have curated a selection of exceptional pieces that will endure in sentiment and innovation. Whether you’re looking to add a beautiful iconic piece to your watch collection, or you’ve never quite known where to start in buying your first luxury watch, these are sure choices to ensure generations of style.
IWC Schaffhausen | Big Pilot’s Watch Edition “Le Petit Prince”
The IWC Pilot’s Watch delivers on that vintage feel with an innovative and functional edge. While this edition is a tribute of Antoine de Saint-Exupérys most famous literary work, its origins date back to 1940 when in response to much demand, IWC developed the first Big Pilot’s Watch 52 T. s. C. with a central seconds hand. Known for its legibility and functionality, this timepiece has maintained its original intent, but now with a sleek and effortless look. Speaking of functionality, the Big Pilot’s Watch has a date display at “6 o’clock” and the central seconds essential in any watch used for flying, while its soft-iron inner case, is optimally shielded against the influence of magnetic fields. Bold style with enduring purpose.
OMEGA | Speedmaster
Keeping in step with a history of adventure and momentous occasions, look no further than the OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional Chronograph. Its unique ties to space exploration, in particular the first moon landing in 1969, make this watch a standout. The Speedmaster’s pioneering spirit is equally matched by its style, featuring a black dial covered by a hesalite crystal and graced by a small seconds sub-dial, 30-minute recorder and 12-hour recorder along with a central chronograph hand. For a timepiece that will both inspire you and be an effortless style statement, the Speedmaster is our choice.
PANERAI | Luminor Due
For an injection of Italian elegance, the PANERAI Luminor, while steeped in Italian Navy history, remains a breathtaking watch with striking features. Dating back to 1950, the Luminor case succeeded the Radiomir, with its distinguishable crown-protecting bridge and a flat wide bezel. The innovative design features remain much the same, however the Luminor Due showcases an elevated and contemporary look with a stunning blue sun-brushed dial and luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. The Luminor Due remains a bold yet balanced timepiece, complete with a beautiful vintage feel.
Jaeger-LeCoultre | Reverso Classic Large Duoface
Last but certainly not least is the distinctive embodiment of Art Deco style, the Jaeger-LeCoutlre Reverso. Born out of a request from the polo playing British Army officers in India during the early 1930s, who desired the delicate sapphire crystal watch faces to be better protected during a match. The historical request has left countless watch-wearers eternally grateful, as the Reverso delivers a balanced and clean aesthetic, worn by both men and women. The iconic design and reversible case makes this timepiece a can’t-go-wrong accessory of choice.
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