A timeless gift for any man and an eternal high-yield style trick for any woman wishing to temper an ultra-feminine party look, many men’s watches sit just as comfortably on either wrist. With that in mind, we tick off the best watches you can buy your male soulmate (but will want to borrow back).
Whilst the Slim is certainly not a men-only model, picking those with a more generous diameter of dial, usually reserved for the gents, are a perfect touch to elongate and accentuate a wrist.
Slim d’Hermès GM 39.5mm in steel, 5,880 euros at Hermès.
Let’s be frank, the Tank is a genderless classic and always will be. However for those looking for something a little more architectural, the Ballon Bleu (especially with a crisp steel link bracelet) brings a bit more mettle whilst retaining all of its counterpart’s refinement.
Ballon Bleu de Cartier 36mm Steel, 5,540 euros at Cartier.
With an immensely pleasing elliptical case and minimalist dial, this purist design derives from the divine proportions of the Golden Ratio but is best shown off (as here) in platinum.
Golden Ellipse, from 15.830 euros at Patek Philippe.
The harmony between pink gold and black leather allows for something bolder in shape. That triumvirate is expressed excellently here where solid numerals and lettering snake around the dial to chime pleasingly together.
Solotempo, 18.880 euros at Bulgari.