There are certain wardrobe staples that every stylish man needs to own: a classic blue blazer, the perfect dress shoe, a well-tailored suit – these are all givens. But as we’ve stated many a time before, no ensemble is truly complete without the finishing touches that elevate an outfit to refinement. More often than not, the final piece of the sartorial puzzle is a well chosen wrist watch.
A timepiece says a lot about its wearer, and we’re here to make sure you’re making the right statement. Join us in our series outlining the best choices for a fully rounded watch wardrobe with the timepieces that every man should own.
Granted, every watch you own should (and likely will) evoke some envious stares from other well-versed watch aficionados, but you should have at least one that’s guaranteed to “wow”.
Enter this Patek Philippe 5167R-001 Aquanaut in rose gold.
This work of art is most striking first for its gently sloping octagonal case. We love this retro look and the combo of the offbeat shape with the hot rose gold bezel makes this watch pop.
The vintage style numbering and small, subtle date window also lend throwback, different vibe to this watch. It’s considerably smaller than the en vogue monster chronographs, making this Aquanaut a slim, sleek alternative for the classy gent. The quilted texture on the chocolate brown dial is another example of Patek’s unfailing attention to detail.
That same motif is mirrored by the rubber strap, texturized for elegance but true to its sports watch roots with the rubber composition. The aquanaut is the ultimate combo of dress watch and sports watch.
That sports watch mentality also shines through with the screw down crown. Just like James Bond, you’re well equipped for tuxedo-clad water sports and high speed chases with the Auquanaut.
Of course, this watch is a Patek Philippe – it’s more than just a pretty face. The case back is conveniently skeletonized so you can see the art and science that go into every Patek movement, and this is a great touch for the true watch appreciator.