6 watches that reflect the street style at Paris Men’s Fashion Week
Chic dressers were out in full force on the streets of Paris at the French capital’s Men’s Fashion Week and some key trends spotted include padded jackets à la Balenciaga, all sorts of waist accessories, the return of the bum bag – who knew! – and loads of denim. Here we’ve short listed six looks for the watch-loving fashionista, and for good measure we’ve come up with a matching timepiece because if you’re going to dress that wrist, might as well dress it well.
1. Rock croc
Classic crocodile leather in black never gets old and Franck Muller is one brand that can’t get enough of this elegant material. The Croco collection goes the whole nine yards with timepieces that flaunt a crocodile leather strap in addition to cases and dials bearing this same motif. Here, the iconic Cintrée Curvex case appears swathed in the leather except that it’s thanks to a complex machining process that it comes adorned with the gorgeous scales. Variations include pink gold, steel, and black PVD steel.
2. Full denim
If you’re going to go all the way with denim, make sure you really go all the way. Hublot’s Classic Fusion Jeans will have you covered, literally, in this utilitarian fabric because not just its strap is lined with denim but also its dial. Now you can take your love for denim to a completely new level.
3. Green ambitions
Forest green is such an underrated colour that it turns heads each time it appears, whether on the runway or the walkway. Jazz it up with polished gold accents to amp up the luxe factor. Piaget’s new Altiplano collection has just the watch to go with this look. Celebrating the 60th anniversary of this elegant ultrathin timepiece, it comes with a vintage Piaget logo and a date display, along with a green alligator leather strap to complete the look.
4. Animal instinct
Match the Chapman brothers’ safari theme for Louis Vuitton with an animal inspired timepiece of your own. Jaquet Droz’s Petite Heure Minute collection leaves plenty of space for its enamel artists to hand-paint a plethora of wildlife and this year’s collection includes a majestic lion, a dazzling flamingo, and a pond of carps. Although all three pieces are equally lifelike, we especially love the diamond-set flamingo model for its bright pink plumage.
5. Razzle dazzle
Break out all the lace and frills you can find with this dramatic limited edition timepiece. The Roger Dubuis Velvet Haute Couture was made in collaboration with Declercq Passmentiers, a centuries-old atelier specialising in fringes, tassels, and ornamental trimmings. Its Burlesque-style satin strap is crafted with a seductive fishnet stocking motif courtesy of Declercq and woven from black silk thread. Who’s up for some sexy time?
6. True colours
Playing with primary colours does not get more fun than with the MB&F LM1 Silberstein Limited Edition. Known for his predilection for primary colours and shapes, Alain Silberstein reinterpreted the classic MB&F LM1 with a simple colour palette against a backdrop of either black PVD or 18K red gold. The power reserve indicator is especially whimsical, as it consists of a yellow circle, red square, and blue triangle stacked on a vertical rod.