A watch, in our own humble opinion, has a singular purpose: to tell time. Having said that, it is, undoubtedly, the one accessory that sets a man apart from the boys. A good timepiece on a man's arm is more than a means for punctuality. They are a form of self-expression, reflecting a man's character, depending on the make and style of the watch. For those reasons, a man's watch cannot be some gaudy catastrophe that’s tastelessly bejeweled or have dimensions akin to a wallclock. It should be subtle, understated, and charming, a piece that suits a casual jeans and a t-shirt combination, or a more formal ensemble like a business suit or dinner jacket.
A timeless luxury piece represents the more delicate and sophisticated side of male dressing, an opportunity for men to inject something of sartorial interest to his outfit that is both classy, distinctive, and undeniably masculine. As the saying goes: boys look at their smartphones to check time; men look at a watch. We've gathered here some iconic timepieces and other exquisite items at Salcedo Auctions' final sale of 2017, Under the Tree: The Wish List on Saturday, 25 November at Three Salcedo Place! The discernful men out there will definitely consider the following as jackpot!
Heuer Bundeswehr Chrono. There are military watches, and then there are military watches.This particular piece has become an icon in the military watch collecting world because it seems to be constructed with utility in mind. Made specifically for the famed Luftwaffe, this chronograph holds the DNA of what an exceptional military watch should be: robust, reliable, legible, and functional.
MasterGraff Tourbillon. With its black leather straps, this 45.00mm Rose Gold piece is visually stunning, it is equally impressive under the hood. A hand-wound, tourbillon-driven caliber ensures precise time every time.
Patek Philippe 5496P-014 Perpetual Calendar Retrograde. A departure from the usual somber offerings of the renowned watch company, this timepiece catches the eye with its restrained originality without breaking the classical codes of the brand. The 39.5mm case features a dial reminiscent of warm honey with a unique layout, complete with your very own moon-phase indicator, rendered in blue and silver for an elegant contrast.
Patek Philippe Nautilus 5712R-001. With the rounded octagonal shape of its bezel, the shape of this watch calls to mind portholes of ships, a nod to its namesake. The Nautilus' 40mm 18k Rose Gold case and brown alligator leather bracelet is thebest known and most desirable sports watch of the brand, making it the perfect choice to inject a touch of elegance to an otherwise active lifestyle.
Rolex GMT Root Beer Ref. 1675. There is no denying the wrist presence of this highly utilitarian two-toned beauty. The gold elements play off the gorgeous brown dial and insert brilliantly, giving a sophisticated yet sporty feel, with visually striking colors seldom used in Rolex tool watches.
Rolex Submariner Red Ref. 1680. This piece is often considered an entry level option for those looking to build a serious vintage Rolex collection. An intriguing diving watch in its own right, this piece is considered rare because it is one of a few pieces produced which featured the name “Submariner” written in red as opposed to the normal white.
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