Six Watches Worth Your Time, And What To Wear Them With

20 September 2019
Watches, Style, Fashion, IWC, Dior Men, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Thom Browne, VACHERON CONSTANTIN, Acne Studios, Piaget, Givenchy, Panerai, Saint Laurent, Blancpain, Louis Vuitton
Images: Lee Hyun Seok

Crisp whites don’t need to feel dull – particularly when you find the right timepiece to be a partner in crime

Buckle Up

IWC + DIOR MEN


Ingenieur Chronograph, $9065, IWC. Cap, price on request, Dior Men

IWC’s Ingenieur Chronograph is full of glorious detailing – the vintage-inspired case design harks back to the ’60s and ’70s, while the in-house movement reminds you that it’s a patently modern beast on your wrist. Paired with this Kim Jones/Matthew Williams creation, you’ll be rocking strong buckles all day.

Find Your Detail

Jaeger-LeCoultre + Thom Browne


Polaris Automatic, price on request, Jaeger-LeCoultre. Shirt, price on request, Thom Browne

The first thing that strikes you about Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Polaris collection? That bezel – it’s inside the case, almost appearing to be part of the dial. Classic, with a wrist-worthy twist. It only makes sense then, to reach for another staple that’s been reimagined, like this Thom Browne oxford that’s full of distressed detailing.

Take The Court

Vacheron Constantin + Acne Studios


FiftySix Self-Winding, price on request, Vacheron Constantin. Jersey, price on request, Acne Studios

Vacheron Constantin launched the FiftySix with a snappy new tagline: “One of not many.” With its handsome concentric circles and throwback design language, the line makes sense. And it makes perfect sense to reach for a retro-inspired collab to pair with it – this Acne/Starter jersey brings home a sporty-chic edge.

Get Your Kicks

Piaget + Givenchy


Polo S Chronograph, price on request, Piaget. Shoes, price on request, Givenchy

Sometimes, you need to round things off. Piaget’s Polo S Chronograph gives us Emperador vibes, in all the good ways – bezels like these make for a perfect change of pace. It sits a little different. It draws (the right kind of) attention. Kind of like a pair of box-white high-tops.

Pack It Up

Panerai + Saint Laurent


Radiomir 1940 GMT, price on request, Panerai. Bag, price on request, Saint Laurent

The sun-brushed blue dial of the Radiomir GMT is enough to make you yearn for a well-earned trip away. And its multiple time zones only make it an even better-suited travel partner – by day, and by night. Just make sure you’ve got a travel bag that can keep up with it.

Turn It Around

Blancpain + Louis Vuitton


Fifty Fathoms Complete Calendar Chronograph, price on request, Blancpain. Sweatshirt, price on request, Louis Vuitton

There’s diving watches, and there’s diving watches. This, from Blancpain, is the latter. When you can fit this much onto a dial – without even the slightest feeling of clutter – you know you’re in good design territory. And sure, there’s a large hit of logo on the waist of this LV sweat – but, as is par for the course, it never feels anything short of easy.

Photography: Lee Hyun Seok
Styling: Lim Keon