There are many brands to choose from and even more models. Rolex, Omega, Patek Philippe, Blancpain, Breitling, Hublot, IWC, Jaeger Le Coutre, Patek Philippe, IWC, Panerai, Jaeger Audemar Piguet, Parmigiani and Richard Mille. A watch is one of the few ways a man can wear jewellery and because of that the importance of a well chosen watch cannot be underestimated.
For when you are feeling sporty. the diving watch: The father of the diving watch is the 1953 Rolex Submariner that Sean Connery wore as James Bond in “Dr. No”. The first watch to go below as far as 100m. The watch has also been the main source of inspiration for diving watches made ever since.
For when being a gentleman matters. the dress watch: A beautiful piece of jewellery used for formal occasions, like dinner and black tie parties. Elegance is key when choosing a dress watch. Dappad favours Jaeger le Coultre Grand Reverso Duo.
For when you are feeling adventurous or maybe flying your own plane, the aviator watch: Made for pilots before electronic navigation was a prerequisite in airplanes. The aviator watch took off when Cartier made the first one back in 1911. Today the most famous one is probably Breitling’s Navitimer, still worn by many pilots as a symbol of their profession.
For when you turn the engine on, the driving watch: Driving watches are made for action sports where a chronograph feature is a must for measuring times with high precision. The watch taps into masculine universe where speed and horsepower are the rules to play by. Tag Heuer Formula 1 Calibre 16 Chronograph 44mm is one of the well known driving watches out there.
For everyday: Choose a minimalist watch that takes you from day to night, from the City to Soho. Your everyday watch is elegant, simple and practical. Very famous in the 60’s and worn by some of the greatest style icons like Serge Gainsbourg, David Bowie and Mick Jagger and the Dappad’s personal favorite is a vintage Omega Seamster Deville.
The watch you hand down to your son: A good watch will last for generations. It is considered a symbol of family tradition and the bond that exists between a father and a son. As the famous saying goes you don’t’ own a great watch, you simply just look after it. Dappad recommends Blancpain Basel 2014 Villeret 8 Days.
Remember to wear your watch like you wear clothes. Always with confidence!