A watch for everyone

“UNLIKE DIAMONDS, WATCHES WERE PRACTICAL. THEY WERE FOR PEOPLE ON THE RUN, PEOPLE WITH APPOINTMENTS TO KEEP AND SCHEDULES TO MEET.” - JEANNETTE WALLS (THE GLASS CASTLE)

Taste is something that is acquired and influenced by one’s lifestyle. The type of life one might live can be extravagant or all the way down to the 9-to-5 working man, but everyone has their own personal taste. Watches need not be those that cost millions upon millions, nor do they need to be mass-produced knock-offs. There is a watch for everyone, and we put together four that are tasteful in their own right, and you may just find one that fits yours.


Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Bentley

REFERENCE: AB0118A11L1X1
PRICE: RS1,503,000
AVAILABLE AT: COLOMBO JEWELLERY
STORES


BREITLING AND BENTLEY have a longstanding relationship spanning over 70 years. To celebrate Bentley’s centennial of luxury motoring, Breitling gave rise to the Bentley edition of their Premier B01. Limited to just 100 pieces, it features a 42mm stainless steel case beset with a British racing green dial with contrasting black small second and 30-minute chronograph counters, indicating the Manufacture Breitling Calibre 01 inside. Th is stunning piece is a representation of two of the world’s most elegant high-performance brands on your wrist.
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Jaeger LeCoultre Polaris Automatic

REFERENCE: Q9008180
PRICE: RS1,593,000
AVAILABLE AT: CHATHAM
LUXURY WATCHES


 

THE PERFECT dress watch for the contemporary urban gentleman. Th e Polaris family of watches has sports in its DNA, harking back to the Memovox Polaris of 1968, which was an icon of LeCoultre’s Grande Maison (literally translated to mean ‘big house’). Featured in a 41mm brushed and polished stainless steel case, the blue dial is eye-catching with three finishes – an elegant sunray-fi nished centre, a grained-finished perimeter and an opaline-finished bezel flange. A bi-directional rotating bezel is another feature beneath the crystal set using the crown at the 2 o’clock position. In total, this watch makes up 195 parts, contains 30 jewels and has a power reserve of around 40 hours, not to mention JLC’s 1000 hour control test. A worthwhile investment for the watch collectors among you.

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Timberland Bellamy

REFERENCE: TBL14109JSB02
PRICE: ON REQUEST
AVAILABLE AT: GMT WATCHES


 

TIMBERLAND. A name synonymous with fashion and their ever-so-popular outdoor footwear also do watches, who’d have known? The Bellamy is one post-apocalyptic looking timepiece; a chunky 46mm case made of black ion-plated steel, blacked out dial with white markings that make it feel very noir. It also features two sub-dials, one featuring the day of the week, and the other featuring the date. This watch is a perfect pairing for the “bad boys” among you, pair with a leather or denim jacket for that rugged, salt-of-the-earth look, or add a touch of rawness to your look at a formal function.

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Casio Enticer Gent’s

REFERENCE: AMW
S820L2AVDF
PRICE: RS18,950
AVAILABLE AT: BLINK


 

WHEN YOU think about Casio’s watches and those that come with their Tough Solar technology, typically the fi rst thing that pops into mind is their G-Shock or Edifice collections, excellent watches and excellent prices (usually in the 40-60k range), but their Enticer series flies under the radar. This is the perfect watch for the budget-oriented wearer without sacrificing on quality or features. Housed in a stainless steel case and mounted on a genuine leather strap, this watch weighs in at a mere 56g but features a 10-month battery life, a battery power indicator, 2 countdown timers (suitable for interval training alternating between different paces) and a whole lot more. It’s modern, yet understated styling is the perfect EDC (Every Day Carry) watch, working well with the most casual of outfits or even the occasional smart-casual attire.