Whether in deep navy, colbalt or midnight, blue dials and straps bring a touch of character while remaining sufficiently adaptable for work or play.
Classic Good Looks
For Montblanc's "1858" collection, the archives of the old minerva factory have been raided and a beautiful old 1930's design has been fitted with a simple hand-wound but in-house movement. A perfectly versatile piece you can dress up or down.
This elegant dress watch is all about style by stealth. Yes, it's got the integrated power reserve indicator at 11 o'clock, plus a date subdial nesting at six. But this is a watch with the self-assurance to wear its complications lightly while protruding from beneath the sleeve of your suit.
Seiko Presage $875
Despite being a sizeable 4mm, this Formula One inspired piece is deceptively light thanks to its titanium composition. The oversized chronograph pusher, speed scale on the inner bezel and "tyre tread" rubber strap reinforce the motorsports credentials.
Edox Chronorally Sauber F1 Team 25th Anniversary Limited Edition $2250
The I.N.O.X is notoriously indestructible - each one must pass 130 tests for hardcore durability. IN addition, this diving version is water-resistant to 200m and comes with an expandable rubber strap that fits safely over a wetsuit.
This is one for the business traveller who wants to stand out from the crowd. Between the oversized Roman numerals is a dual-time feature that displays the time in 24-hour format.
Sometimes it's the little details that stand out. At first glance, this is a sleek, minimalist dress watch, but the textured davy dial adds shimmer and depth to make this a watch to genuinely covet.
Rado Coupole Classic $1600
Making a Splash
Diving watches aren't just built for the ocean. With its ceramic bezel and distinctive triple-date aperture, this dressy driver would look the part either with a suit or a wetsuit.