For the month of December and January 2021, you might notice that we have changed the way we are presenting things on our site. While we could have taken the easy way out and presented generic festive stories with generic festive ideas — top 10 shoes to party in, the best log cakes that are available for delivery and festive hampers to gift friends and family — at Men’s Folio, we believe in ideas that are as functional as they are frivolous, as smart as they are easy to wing and as enriching to you as they will be to the people around you. In short, we want to be as useful as possible because #aintnobodygottime.
Hence, we’ll be presenting 60 very useful ideas for the festive season and into the 365 days to come for the next 60 days. Here is idea 25: complementing gold watches with leather.
Top image, from left: Breitling AVI 1953 Limited Edition
The Breitling AVI 1953 Edition celebrates the original Co-Pilot Ref. 765 AVI introduced in 1953 which was created as the perfect companion to a Breitling icon: the Navitimer. An 18k red gold case provides a touch of luxury to the otherwise vintage-esque pilot watch that draws inspiration from the original. The Breitling AVI 1953 Edition comes as a limited-edition of 253 pieces, each of which is engraved “ONE OF 253”.
Omega Constellation Co‑Axial Master Chronometer 41mm
The dramatic and enduring design of the Omega Constellation, characterised by its famous half-moons lugs, as well as the “claws” on the side of the case is presented in mash up of materials for a modern take on a classic. A black sunburst dial and polished black ceramic bezel serves as points of contrast for the 18k yellow gold case.
From left: Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Automatic
Reigning kings of ultra-thin watches Bvlgari gives the Octo Finissimo a classy take on steel sports watch with an 18k red gold case paired with a brown alligator strap. Measuring a cool 5mm thick, the Octo Finissimo defies conventional logics of watchmaking with its svelte case.
Hublot Spirit of Big Bang King Gold Blue 42mm
The tonneau shaped Hublot Spirit of Big Bang is proof that art-deco styles can be made modern with the appropriate use of decoration and execution. A multi-faceted 18k King Gold case is paired with a leather and rubber hybrid strap for a sporty take that resembles supercars.
This story about how to complement gold watches with leather first appeared in the December/January 2021 issue of Men’s Folio Singapore.
Photography Daryl Tan
Art Direction Izwan Abdullah