1 Rolex.jpgTrue Blue 

Genuine and loyal to a fault. The Rolex’s Cellini has taken pride of place on the must-have list of any bona fide collector, thanks to its modern good looks and meticulous attention to detail. At 39mm, the Cellini Date with a blue dial is a timeless classic.  

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The Pointman

Always on point and always seen. The ultimate gentleman’s watch, the A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia is minimal and refined. The 37mm red gold watch, with a terra brown chocolate dial and a brown alligator strap, is a boutique edition that celebrates the reopening of the Lange store in Ginza, Tokyo. 

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Stylish Excellence. Nobody does understated chic quite like Vacheron Constantin. The Swiss watchmaker once again strikes gold with the Malte Moon Phase and Power Reserve. Here, it’s the incredible details that capture our imagination, like the evocative gold moon that sits against a blue sky and needs adjusting once every 122 years, and the handy power reserve indicator between 10 and 11 o’clock. 

4 Patek Philippe.jpgThe Rememberer

Never forget a special moment. Your Google calendar is no match to the exquisite good looks of this Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Ref 5396 in rose gold. It will serve as a constant reminder and ensure that you never forget your anniversary. Phew.

5 Bulgari.jpgSlim Jim

Slim yet dashing. All too often, watches with complications like tourbillons and minute repeaters are hefty in size. For the watch connoisseur who wants both the elegance of a dress watch and the complexity of a complication, the ultra-thin Bulgari Octo Ultranero Tourbillon Finissimo makes for a slim, dashing statement in black.  

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Here’s a watch that the missus will happily borrow: the IWC Portofino Automatic Moon Phase 37 Edition “Laureus Sport for Good Foundation” is easily wearable with its 37mm size and white gold frame. It also features a drawing by the winner of a children’s competition in honour of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation on the case back. 

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