Production-Photography: Michail Androulidakis
Editor: Katerina Theocharis
Never underestimate the power of a good watch.
The watch is one of the most important men’s accessories. It is the item that everyone should notice first, as you communicate, using your hands to express yourself. The watch can say a lot about you and your sense of style. It doesn’t matter if it is expensive or cheep, but it has to match the outfit, the time of the day and the occasion.
Let’s say you have picked your clothes mindfully, you have put them on with care… And it’s time to choose the watch… Let’s face it! Your watch will upgrade or break your whole outfit. It is so simple. Therefore, you should pick it wisely.
One of my main concerns, through It’s a MAN’s Class, is to show you how to build a quality, timeless and stylish wardrobe by picking classic items. Classic items will never fall behind the times. Classic items will accompany you for many years and can be easily embellished with contemporary items to give you a more updated appearance.
Today, I am going to present you how to pick the right watch for the right outfit and the right occasion. My companion to this guide is Longines. The company’s watchmaking expertise reflects a strong devotion to tradition, elegance and performance, values that totally conform to my perspective.
The Business Watch
Attending an important business meeting or a job interview is usually a quite stressful procedure. You should radiate neatness, professionalism, severity and power, starting from your appearance. Combining your suit with perfectly shined shoes and a powerful dial watch with a leather strap will make you look your best. God is in the details, so you should bear in mind that a black watchband should be worn with black shoes and belt and a brown band with brown belt and shoes.
The Longines Column-Wheel Single Push-Piece Chronograph is a watch that cannot go unnoticed. Powerful, yet elegant, this gorgeous wristwatch provides the right amount of sophistication and confidence that a man needs while attending an important business meeting.
The Beach Watch
Water sports, yachting or swimming are activities that require resistant and efficient watches. Therefore, you should choose watches that are designed for underwater diving, most of them feature a minimum of water resistant up to 100 meters. Longines HydroConquest Black Dial watch’s water resistance is up to 300 meters and it features a stainless steel case with a stainless steel bracelet that make it sufficiently strong in order to accompany your marine adventures decently.
The Aviation Watch
Inspired by pilots. Aviation watches feature a simple design and are quite large (usually over 50mm) in order to be easy to read. Originally, they also feature a large crown so that could be operated while wearing gloves. In everyday life, aviation watches can be beautifully worn with casual wear, reflecting a stylish and classy aura, while they are not appropriate for formal settings.
Longines Twenty Four Hours Single Push Piece Chronograph, is a tribute to the pioneering spirit that has inspired Longines designers since the company’s early days. A beautifully designed, refined and elegant timepiece – the ideal addition to a stylish everyday outfit.
The Vintage Watch
A gentleman that loves to drive vintage cars would definitely appreciate a vintage watch. Longines sold its first Flagship in 1957, and ever since, the collection has met lasting success. This timeless watch with its white dial, thin profile and fasteners, quickly won over Longines clients. Today, the Swiss watchmaking brand celebrated 60 years of this iconic collection, a symbol of quality, high precision and distinction, by launching the Flagship Heritage – 60th Anniversary 1957-2017. As with the original timepieces, Longines also launched numbered and limited – edition models that display a flagship on the back. Flagship Heritage is a truly exceptional timepiece!
The Black Tie Watch
Talking about Black Tie, we are referring to clothing worn in formal social events. It is usually consisted of a black dinner jacket with matching trousers, a white shirt, a black bow tie, black dress socks and formal black shoes.
The golden rule for looking as sharp as possible in Black Tie attire is to keep it simple, qualitative and minimalistic. Just like the watch. It should be simple, featuring a white face and an elegant black leather strap. One important thing you should bear in mind is that the metal case of the watch should complement the metal accents of your other accessories, like the cufflinks and the belt buckle. A gold watch should be worn with gold accessories and jewelry while a silver watch should be worn with silver ones.
Longines Presence White Dial is the ideal timepiece for a sharp Black Tie appearance, as it is elegant, minimalistic and sophisticated, rising perfectly to the occasion.
The Casual Watch
A watch that sports a metal band is considered to be less formal. A feature suitable for casual outfits can be beautifully worn in the morning oozing a relaxed and elegant attitude. Longines Master Collection 40MM Blue Dial Automatic is a beautiful choice for casual outfits. A masterpiece of craftsmanship and style, this stainless steel watch features self-winding automatic movement and an eye-catching blue dial.
Special thanks to Club Sport for the hospitality.