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5 Watches with Complications to Keep an Eye On

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Men are usually more likely to appreciate watches with complications. Complicated timepieces are treasures that not only make their wrist more interesting and eye-catching, but also constitute a great way to enrich their collection. Below are 5 watches that represent a few of the best achievements in the watchmaking industry.

 

A. Lange & Söhne’s 1815 “Homage to Walter Lange” watch features the jumping seconds, which was one of the founder’s favorite complications because it embodies the notion of precision watchmaking. Instead of dividing the second into a number of steps, it treats it as a coherent unit of time.

Cartier’s Rotonde de Cartier Skeleton Mysterious Double Tourbillon watch features the Mysterious Double Tourbillon movement. The tourbillon appears to be suspended in mid-air with no connection to the rest of the movement and effects a complete rotation in 60 seconds, while the tourbillon cage performs a second rotation in which each round takes 5 minutes.

Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak RD#2 reinvents the calendar watch with a three-storey movement reengineered into a single level – making it ultra-thin. At just 6.30 mm, the redesigned case makes this timepiece the thinnest self-winding perpetual calendar on the market today.

Ulysse Nardin’s Freak Vision watch uses solid nickel elements to create an astonishingly light balance wheel and adds silicium micro-blades to stabilize amplitudes and significantly increase accuracy. It also features the Ginder Automatic Winding System which revolutionizes energy transmission and the Ulysse Nardin Anchor Escapement, which is mounted perpendicularly to a pallet fork that moves without friction, and results in a positive energy balance that preserves the oscillations of the balance wheel at a constant rate.

Girard-Perregaux’s Neo Tourbillon with Three Bridges Skeleton watch features a tourbillon with three bridges visible on the dial side in a 9.54mm-tick case that is built to maximize the view of the movement through a convex crystal.

 

Mirella Haddad

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Explore the Sea with These Timepieces

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It’s summer and gents, we must remind you that diving awaits you! As professional divers, the right timepiece will help you enjoy your experience even more and luckily for you, the world of watchmaking has provided you with loads of options to enhance your adventure.

What makes a timepiece fit for an exciting and well monitored diving experience are many factors, and we can’t wait to let you in on our favorites. Whether you want to expand your own watch collection or treat your father to one of these stunning watches for his day, believe us, you won’t regret your choice. Here are our 5 picks!

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

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10 Classic Timepieces to Add to Your Collection

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If you are a businessman who strives to look his best at every meeting or an elegant man whose look at every occasion he attends should be just perfect, a classic watch is your way to go. This style of timepieces not only takes your look to the next level, but also never fails to highlight your sense of elegance. Yes, we’ve all come to know this lesson by heart and that actually explains why we’re offering you a helping hand through this feature.

Every year, our eyes open to new time tellers that are worth investing in and sometimes, these pieces might not be very new but their timelessness is what makes them a must-have. This time around, we decided to shed the light on 10 watches that will definitely make for an ideal addition to your classics.

Keep in mind that these pieces will never go out of style, as a classic watch remains as is no matter what. It’s true, it might witness the addition of a complication, come in a new color or be made of a new material, but the shape remains the same, and so does its value.

Now, let us take you through the 10 time tellers that we chose for you!

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Squared and Sharp

Jaeger-LeCoultre, Reverso Tribute Moon watch
 
Cartier, Santos de Cartier watch
 
de Grisogono, New Retro watch
 
Patek Philippe, Golden Ellipse Selfwinding watch
 
Boucheron, Reflet Large watch
 
Parmigiani Fleurier, Kalpagraphe Chronomètre Titanium watch
 
Bvlgari, Octo Finissimo Automatic Sandblasted watch
 
Hermès, Carré H watch
 
Cartier, Cartier Privé Tonneau watch
Cover Photo Courtesy of de Grisogono

Squared watches might be one of the rarest styles in the world of watchmaking, but this doesn’t mean that they don’t exist. And by squared, we don’t only mean the timepieces that feature a dial of a square shape, but also every watch with cases that take a shape with angles. Whether we’re talking about a square, rectangular or tonneau-shaped dial, the production of such a watch requires a high level of watchmaking skills – which makes the creation of such a piece a challenge in its own right.

This somehow explains the rarity of this style – which personally, I find quite charming when adorning the wrist of a man. That probably explains the reason that makes the adjective “sharp” quite suitable in the description of a masculine style, don’t you agree?

With this in mind, some watchmaking houses have decided to take the challenge and provide the world with some impressive squared creations. From Cartier to de Grisogono, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Patek Philippe and Parmigiani Fleurier – to name a few, the list is not short to say the least. If you’re ready to add this must-have style to your watch collection and take your style as a fashionable man to a new level, take a look at our list!

If not, you can always check out our edit of the best men’s timepieces from this year’s edition of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie.

 

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

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Smart in Optical Glasses

Dior Homme
Via Matches Fashion
 
Balenciaga
Via MRPORTER
 
Saint Laurent
Via Matches Fashion
 
Ermenegildo Zegna
 
Tom Ford
Via MRPORTER
 
Cartier Eyewear
Via Matches Fashion
 
Dior Homme
Via Matches Fashion
 
Brioni
Via MRPORTER

The past few years have been the years of pulling off eyeglasses like a pro. And how so? By simply owning your vision deficiency and making it look “cool” – per se. Because yes, it’s perfectly fine that you have to wear eyeglasses and it’s more than okay to own it.

So how to make an otherwise average pair of eyeglasses look so dapper on you that you won’t even know what hit you? The trick here is to find the perfect style and fit that compliment your face and ultimately, to really understand the shape of your face. If you haven’t done so already, then please take a minute to look at yourself in the mirror before choosing your options. If your face is round then odds are you’ll look much better in rectangular frames or wayfarers. A heart-shaped face would look better with rounder frames while structured jawlines and squared-shaped faces would be optimized with aviators.

Once you have that figured out, all is left for you to do is pick your favorite style and wear it with a big fat smile. To help you out, we’ve rounded up the most trending optical glasses right now.

 

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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Wardrobe Essentials – Chinos Revisited

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Revisited indeed, but with a certain flair.

If there’s something worth the investment, it’s definitely a classic pair of chinos that you can style with pretty much anything, anywhere and anytime. Chinos have a wardrobe-staple status; they’re just so essential in a man’s closet that they now even come in various colors.

We know what you’re thinking, you’d much rather go for jeans that can ultimately give you a certain edge. But what if we told you that chinos can lend you the same end-result? I mean, think about it…can you go to a meeting in jeans? Heck, can a pair of denims take you from day to night in dapperness? The answer is simply no. chinos are probably the only trousers that are good with a tee and sneaks or with a cardigan, a shirt or even a blazer. With said versatility in check, our question for you is: what are you still waiting for?

If you’re in the dark about which chinos to get, then scroll below to discover our top picks!

 

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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Belted and Buckled

If you buy one new thing this month, make it a well-crafted belt. After all, belts don’t just serve practical purposes as they also seem to always add this je ne sais quoi to one’s outfit. And how would you ever hold your trousers up without one good solid belt?

We all tend to take these essential accessories for granted, as they’re not a need, they’re a necessity. But what we tend to forget is that the more “present” and effective they are, the more likely we’ll stick to wearing them. For women, the issue is much more complicated as the styles vary in thickness, in the width of the buckle and in the way we wear them. For men, on the other hand, wearing belts is as easy as 1,2,3; the colors are limited between beige, camel brown and black – and their derivatives – and the buckles come as discrete as possible. The only issue men usually face lies in the pairing of belts with the pants, in terms of color and style. But should they pay good attention to it, the rest will follow suit!

That said, we’ve carefully chosen a few belts you should definitely invest in. Scroll below to find out more!

 

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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