Over the past 10-20 years, the tool watch has become the go-to everyday wearer – so it’s about time we raised the stakes with something altogether more elegant. Our Fine Watch Specialist Mr Alex Pickett picks two of his favourite new dress watches that can do exactly that.
The supremely wearable Cartier Tank Must SolarBeat retains the unmistakable rectangular design and elegant Art Deco details of the classic model. This year, it has been given an innovative, practical new twist with a solar powered movement, ensuring a 16-year battery life, and easily interchangeable strap – perfect for dressing up and down.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Moon Automatic has been crafted to conjure up an image of 1950s, Golden Age-era sophistication. At fleeting glance, it’s a slender, stylish, business-like watch, but there’s more than enough subtle flair in that blue sunray dial and moon-phase indicator to elevate it to the status of dress watch. Excellent build quality, longer service intervals and an upgrade to the calibre makes it perfect for an everyday timepiece – seeing you through the working week to Friday and ready to wear on Monday again.
Two fully-modern propositions for the everyday wearer; both models more than capable of doing both the nine-to-five, five days a week and stepping up to the occasion when things demand a little more formality.
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