The Ultimate Men's Watch Guide
by Roberta Naas
photography by Jeff Haris
Styling by Thom Driver
There is nothing quite like a power-player watch, a sophisticated statement maker that does certain jobs for you—and subtly says you have arrived.
TOP LEFT: Harry Winston Midnight Big Date ($30,700): The rose-gold watch with a silver dial on an alligator strap features off-centered hours and minutes, and a twinaperture date display at 6 o’clock. 310 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-271-8554
BOTTOM LEFT: IWC Schaffhausen Portuguese Chronograph ($15,600): This mechanical chronograph self-winding movement with 44 hours of power reserve comes in 18k rose gold with a black alligator strap. It also has stopwatch function with minutes and seconds, and a small hacking seconds. Traditional Jewelers, Fashion Island, 401 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, 949-721-9010
CENTER: Carl F. Bucherer Patravi ChronoDate Annual Calendar ($42,000): This chronograph features a big date at 12 o’clock, an annual calendar, a COSCcertified chronometer and an 18k rose-gold bracelet. David Orgell, 262 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-273-6660
TOP RIGHT: Ralph Lauren Sporting World Time ($26,000): In 18k rose gold on a black alligator strap, the timepiece has dual-time-zone capability and is made of 305 components with 34 jewels. 444 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-281-7200
BOTTOM RIGHT: Cartier Calibre de Cartier Multi-Time Zone ($39,300): An 18k rose-gold piece houses the 287-part Caliber 9909 MC and offers home time, travel time, day and night indications, and the difference between the two selected time zones. 370 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-275-4272
Styling by Thom Driver for Halley Resources
Fashion shoot: December 2013 issue of Los Angeles Confidential magazine.