A Watch For All Occasions
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A Watch For All Occasions

While all occasions are suitable for a watch, some watches are not suitable for all occasions. Which gives us a great reason to own more than one. We are pleased to offer you a little advice on what to wear and when to wear it.



THERE are two obvious qualities a diving watch must possess. It must be very waterproof. And it must be easy to read. If you are a fan of the larger watch, this is a chance to indulge your passion.  Most manufacturers make diving watches well over the 40mm mark – the size that marks the passage from standard size to large. Just make sure your wrist is big enough to take it. You don’t want to look like a child playing with his dad’s watch.


Try the 2018 Rolex Deepsea. SeaDweller It has a mighty 44mm radius, is water resistant to 3,900m and has a two-tone graduated face from deep blue to black. Rolex lists this watch at £9,300.




FORGET complications when you are choosing a watch for formal occasions. Three hands and possibly a date are all you really need. Formal watches should be about beauty in simplicity. A sumptuous leather strap, a plain light-coloured face (white or parchment are our formal favourites) and elegant numerals fit the bill nicely.


The Patek Philippe Calatrava 5153G has a platinum case on a hand-stitched alligator skin strap. Patek Philippe lists this watch at £26,480.




THERE is a lot of leeway when you are choosing a watch for casual wear. Dive watches don’t look out of place and military watches with fabric NATO straps (Sean Connery’s James Bond teamed one with his Rolex Submariner) are great for men of action.


We’ve ventured from Switzerland and gone for a quirky German design. The Nomos Glasshüette Lambda has a delicate but informal design. The white gold version has a striking power reserve indicator at the top and a separate seconds dial sits below that. The face markings look like they have come straight from a draughtman’s pencil. Nomos lists this watch at £14,800.







WE counsel a little understatement for your work choice. Your boss will not thank you for wearing a watch that’s obviously better than his and it’s probably best not to flaunt your success to your less driven colleagues.


The Tudor Black Bay 41 with polished steel case, tan leather strap and black face is stylish, discreet and subtly pretty. Tudor lists this watch at £1,890.




THE obvious choices here are the Tag Monaco (£4,350) and the Rolex Daytona (from £9,500).  If a watch is good enough for Steve McQueen or Paul Newman it is good enough for any man.  But what if you want to avoid the obvious?


Although the Omega Speedmaster is known as the moon watch because it was worn on all six lunar editions, it was originally designed to time motor races.  The Speedmaster 57 carries all that heritage. It has a modern movement but is based in the 1957 design of the original, Omega lists this watch as starting at £6,000.