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Iconic Men’s Watches

 

A PORTFOLIO OF PARAGONS IN THEIR LATEST FORMS – THESE ARE THE ICONS, THE INDIVIDUALISTS, AND THE INSURGENTS OF THE WATCHMAKING WORLD.

Photography CHING / CAPSULE PRODUCTIONS 

Styling TOK WEI LUN

 

ROLEX

Rolex Submariner

Probably the most recognisable watch in the world, the Submariner’s success lies in its revolutionary Oyster case. It has since transcended its utilitarian roots to become a status symbol and cult classic ‒ even brand new ones are instant heirlooms.

Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date in white gold with bracelet

 

PATEK PHILIPPE

Patek Philippe Nautilus

One of a trio of iconic sports watches of the 1970s, the Nautilus stands out from the rest of its family with a bold design inspired by portholes. It was also a steel watch that famously commanded the price of gold during its debut.

Nautilus Chronograph Ref. 5980 in rose gold and stainless steel with bracelet   

 

AUDEMARS PIGUET

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

The Royal Oak was an octagonal revelation, the magnum opus of legendary watch designer Gérald Genta. Not only did it save a company, it single-handedly created an entirely new genre of timepieces, the luxury sports watch.

Openworked Selfwinding Royal Oak in pink gold with leather strap

 

BELL & ROSS

Bell & Ross Airspeed

While many brands take inspiration from aircraft cockpits, the BR01 actually looks like it belongs on a dashboard. The Aviation collection even recreates the actual flight instruments, making it a modern classic especially for the design crowd.

BR01-92 Airspeed in steel with rubber and fabric strap

 

OMEGA

Omega Speedmaster

The only watch to have been on the moon and back, the original Speedmaster remains the official choice of NASA for its timekeeping precision in the harshest environment known to man.

Speedmaster ’57 Chronograph in rose gold and steel with leather strap

 

HUBLOT

Hublot Big Bang

The Big Bang is an icon of new age watchmaking, created with a fusion of materials like ceramic, gold, rubber and titanium ‒ elements that would never have ordinarily come together.

Big Bang Gold Ceramic in rose gold with rubber strap

 

CARTIER

Cartier Tank

The Tank was the first timepiece conceived specifically as a wristwatch. Inspired by the Renault tanks of WW1, the never-before-seen square case fits seamlessly with the bracelet for a minimalist aesthetic, and is a favourite of style icons of the 20th century.

Tank MC in pink gold with leather strap

 

BLANCPAIN

Iconic Mens Watches 8

The Fifty Fathoms was the original modern dive watch, even before the Submariner. It began as a serious military dive instrument before going on to explore ocean depths on the wrist of dive legend Jacques Cousteau.

Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe in steel with NATO strap