The zeitgeist of the latest timepieces for men from top watchmakers invokes a return to classicism: sophisticated wrist instruments that will stand the test of time to become handed-down heirlooms. But don’t call the trend retro—these watches incorporate movements, materials and masterful design cues that are not only cutting edge, but also give birth to a new generation of precision accessories that will always be appropriate and right on time.
From left: Historiques American 1921 watch, $34,300, by Vacheron Constantin at Tourneau, Lenox Square; Breguet grande complications timepiece in 18K rose gold, $215,000, by Breguet at Neiman Marcus, Lenox Square; FC-760 flyback chronograph timepiece in rose gold-plated polished and satined stainless steel, $4,295, by Frederique Constant at Bloomingdale’s, Lenox Square; annual calendar chronograph timepiece in white gold with blue varnished dial, $65,774, by Patek Philippe at Tiffany & Co., Phipps Plaza; Heritage Spirit perpetual calendar sapphire timepiece, $20,900, at Montblanc, Lenox Square.
From left: Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller 42 mm timepiece in steel and yellow gold, $17,150, by Rolex at Mayors, Lenox Square; black ceramic SBGC221 timepiece, $14,800, at grandseiko. com; Luminor 1950 Pcyc Regatta 3 days chrono flyback automatic Titanio timepiece, $17,200, by Officine Panerai at Tourneau, Lenox Square.
Clockwise from top left: Classic Fusion blue timepiece, $7,700, at Hublot, Phipps Plaza; L.U.C. Lunar One timepiece featuring a L.U.C. 96.13-L self-winding mechanical movement, blue dial and case in platinum, $69,260, by Chopard at Saks Fifth Avenue, Phipps Plaza; Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M co-axial master chronometer timepiece, $7,350, at Omega, Phipps Plaza.
Photography by: DAVID LEWIS TAYLOR