Getting sartorial: Were these street style looks inspired by haute horlogerie?
From the catwalk to the sidewalk, Milan Men’s Fashion Week SS18 was dominated by bright colours, bold prints and – love ‘em or hate ‘em – shorts. As much as clothes make the man though, he also needs a watch to complete the look. And the good news is, creative options with which to occupy the wrist are not short in supply. Now go forth and accessorise.
1. Colour code
Spring and summer are the two seasons where you should step up and embrace the colour wheel. Amp up your outfit with bold and striking hues but don’t forget your watch too. What’s super on-trend are timepieces like Hermès’ Cape Cod TGM Bicolore with two-toned Barenia leather straps, as well as audacious Audemars Piguet with a range of Royal Oak Offshore Divers in flashy colourways.
2. Classic hits
Some things are just so good you never get tired of them. Pastel hues and earthy tones always have a place in any wardrobe. To accompany the look, watches like the Tudor Heritage Black Bay Chrono rejuvenates the familiar steel and black colour palette with a charming aged brown leather strap. Chopard’s very dapper L.U.C XP brings a dash of sky blue to the dial while its cashmere strap in the same shade adds sartorial flair.
3. Vintage Flair
Playing up the retro vibe never gets old, it seems. When tastefully done, even simple articles can come together in a formidable outfit. With its matte finished bronze case, sepia coloured dial and gilt hands, not to mention the historical brand logo, Montblanc’s 1858 Chrono Tachymeter oozes charm and sophistication. With its sharp angles and refined curves, the Longines Flagship Heritage 60th Anniversary in yellow gold is a firm nod to the glamorous 1950s.
4. Black or white
There’s a reason why the black-and-white dichotomy never goes out of style: It’s so versatile! And the best part is, there are tons of watches that would go with the look. Louis Vuitton’s Tambour Moon dwells in the dark; Franck Muller’s Vanguard Skeleton Sapphire, on the other hand, fiercely reflects all light. Predominantly monochromatic, Bell & Ross’s BR03-92 Horograph lets its iconic round-meets-square aesthetics do all the talking.