When it comes to watches for gentlemen, it’s all about understated and unpretentious style. Classic watches appeal to self-assured gentlemen who don’t need flashing lights and chimes on their watch to get attention. Here we take a look at these classic watches for a gentleman.
Longines Record L2.8220.127.116.11
Part of the new best replica watches UK for Longines’ 185th anniversary, the Record has a very classical design, with Roman numerals, blued hands, and a steel case. It is the first watch by Longines to have a chronometer-certified movement, ETA A31.L11, with a silicon balance spring. The self-winding movement has 22 jewels, and provides a power reserve of 64 hours. It runs at 25,200 vibrations per hour, an unusual rate, 3.5 Hertz. The watch is available in a complete range of case sizes, 26mm, 30mm, 38.5mm and 40mm. The bracelet is in stainless steel with a folding clasp.
Omega De Ville Co-Axial watch in red gold
Omega, official Olympic timekeeper and creator of the Moonwatch, reserves a special place for traditional gents’ watches in its De Ville collection. Launched in 1960, the De Ville was positioned as a watch “for the well-dressed man” and is still Omega’s classic dress watch par excellence. With its distinctive pie-pan dial, so called because the recessed perimeter and raised central area look very much like an inverted pie pan, this particular model combines the warmth of a 41mm red gold case with a delicious chocolate brown dial. The three hands are also crafted in red gold, as are the elegant Roman hour markers.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic 1958
The original Geophysic was a magnetism-resistant created for the International Geophysical Year in 1958, conceived as a wristwatch for explorers and scientists. The modern Geophysic is very much in the same vein, but with the added conveniences of modern watchmaking. Water-resistant to 100 m, the case has an inner capsule to shield the automatic movement from magnetism, along with a scratch resistant sapphire crystal. And unlike the 35 mm original which is tiny for today’s tastes, the Geophysic 1958 is 38.5 mm wide, larger enough for wrist presence but small enough to go easily under a cuff. The Geophysic 1958 is limited to 800 pieces in steel, 300 in rose gold and just 58 in platinum.