Shoes are not the only thing that make the man, it’s also his watch.
A pair of great shoes will mean nothing if paired with a lousy watch and a head turner watch will be wasted if paired with gauche shoes. Your choices will determine how your fellows will treat you, how they will see you. Say, what do you think will people think if you still wear your old Mickey Mouse watch? Or if you’re wearing some cheap knockoff that you bought from the shady part of Chinatown? First impressions are terribly important, especially for men who seek not just to belong, but to dominate.
A confident visage can only do so much when it comes to establishing a favorable first impression. You need to be well armed. And this is where your wristwatch of choice will play a big role. Not only is it one of the first things that people will notice about you, but it will also provide them with a window into your character.
Since picking the right watch for you is one of the hardest decisions a man must make, we’ll help you with that. We compiled a list of luxery watches for you to choose from that will finally give your wrist the respect it deserves.
Mistura Infinite – Luxury Wooden Watch Collection
Inspired by the shape of mountains, the Mistura Infinite is the only wooden watch on this list. Wooden watches tend to be on the practical side of the spectrum, neither too cheap nor too expensive and use materials that are eco-friendly. The luxurious and chic Infinite is an exception to this rule.
The product of a collaboration between Mistura and well-known designer Rayanegra, the wooden watch is crafted with exquisite wood and paired with the finest level of leather. Mistura used Pui wood, found only in Southern America from Mexico to Colombia, when making the Infinite. Possessing extraordinary strength and resistance, Pui wood is an ideal material for crafting the best luxury wooden watches.
Weighing just 59g, the Infinite is the lightest luxury watch on this list. However, it is also among the widest, having a 42mm length by 45mm width, and it is also 12mm in thickness.
Rolex Yacht-Master II
Undoubtedly the most recognizable luxury watch brand in the world, a list of capable timepieces wouldn’t be complete without a Rolex.
A very well-known Swiss brand, few people know that the founders of Rolex, Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis, started the company in the United Kingdom in 1905. It first began as a company using Swiss materials for watches before moving to Switzerland in 1919. And from there, Rolex has done nothing but grow.
One of the watchmaker’s most popular product is the Yacht-Master II which was first offered in 2007. A watch that exudes power and elegance, the Yacht-Master II has a 44mm stainless steel casing that includes gold. It is an analog watch that has a blue Cerachrom insert made from ceramic material. The 18 carat gold hour markers contrast nicely with the blue watch arms.
Cartier Santos 100
Originally created by Louis Cartier in 1904 as a favor to the famous aviator, Alberto Santos Dumont, the Cartier Santos 100 is a tribute to the original timepiece. It was released in 2004 to mark the centenary of the first Cartier Santos, a watch worn by Domont so that he could check the time while he was flying.
A bit on the odd side since it doesn’t feature a round case, the Cartier Santos 100 instead has a square frame. It looks larger than it really is because of the thick crown, without it, the case is only 38mm wide. Adding the crown, it becomes 41.3mm wide by 51.1mm tall and 10.34mm thick. The Cartier Santos 100 is made up entirely of steel on a black or brown alligator strap with an 18k yellow gold bezel. The gold bezel is easily the most distinctive element of the Cartier Santos 100, a feature you won’t see on the Santos-Dumont model.
TAG Heuer Men’s Kirium F1
If Rolex is the quintessential luxury watch for men brand, then TAG Heuer is the luxury watch brand for active men. The brand has long been associated with sporty functions such as sailing, auto racing, and it is also a premier sponsor of Formula 1. The watches offered by TAG Heuer are typically flaunted in places such as Casino de Monte-Carlo in Monaco and in events such as America’s Cup course in San Francisco Bay.
The Kirium F1 is the perfect embodiment of this brand. It is elegant and sporty at the same time, exuding grace and playfulness evenly. It is made from stainless steel with a soft leather band. The Kirium F1 has a sapphire crystal cover which protects the silver analog dial and its black face is backlit.
Ulysee Nardin Maxi Marine Diver Chronometer
An old-school luxury watchmaker, it is founded in 1846 by Ulysee Nardin in Le Locle, Switzerland. The most striking thing about this company is the fact that unlike some watchmakers, it still operates in the original building where it was first established. It primarily specializes in marine chronometers.
The Maxi Marine Diver Chronometer is the flagship product of Ulysee Nardin. It features a round stainless steel body that is secured by a titanium and rubber strap. Rated to be water resistant up to 300 meters, the watch’s sapphire crystal glass cover protects the face of the chronometer. The chronometer’s face has a striking deep blue color with analog arms that maintain the minute and hour count.
Only Part of the Larger Equation
Now that we’ve given you a list of watches that might be the perfect fit for you, the rest is, of course, up to you. The perfect get-up is just part of the equation, the rest will be filled with your actual personality. What’s the use of a watch that costs an arm and a leg if you have rotten attitude?
Pick any of these luxury watches, settle for knockoffs, or try a luxury wooden watch. The choice is yours. Just remember that your personality complements your style and vice versa. Having one but not both is a recipe for a very bad first impression.