Day: November 20, 2012

CHOOSING THE RIGHT WATCH: THE FOURTH WATCH

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THE FOURTH WATCH:

KEY WORDS: unusual, extravagant, um, wow
OFTEN WORN WITH: bespoke three-piece suit, bespoke shoes, bespoke tie
BUDGET: You’re joking, right?

WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR:
SOPHISTICATED METALS: Watches made from rose gold, titanium, and platinum show the world you know what you’re talking about.
MULTIPLE COMPLICATIONS: Make it as simple as a chronograph or as intricate as a moon phase: When your watch has a big price tag, you should expect a little something extra from it.
SOMETHING UNIQUE: Don’t buy a fourth watch that looks like just any other watch. Look for a unique design or point of view that only comes from serious watchmakers.

WHAT YOU’RE NOT LOOKING FOR:
Anything that involves Mickey Mouse, a calculator, or a beeping alarm.

Photo courtesy: Audemars Piguet

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT WATCH: THE THIRD WATCH

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THE THIRD WATCH:

KEY WORDS: distinctive, timeless, damn good lookin’
Often Worn With: anything from t-shirts to tuxedos
BUDGET: $5,000

WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR:
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: Maybe it’s the pronounced pilot crown of this IWC watch or the sloping numerals of a Hermès dial: There should always be at least one feature that sets it apart from the rest.
MECHANICAL MOVEMENT: If you’re looking for a watch that will last a lifetime, investing in a timepiece with the kind of craftsmanship that produces mechanical movements, is a sure bet.

WHAT YOU’RE NOT LOOKING FOR:
ANYTHING TOO TRENDY: Trends like elaborate bezels and oversized dials (i.e., anything larger than 44 mm) come and go, but a midsized watch with a fairly basic design and color scheme never goes out of style.

Photo courtesy: IWC

CHOOSING THE RIGHT WATCH: THE WEEKEND WATCH

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THE WEEKEND WATCH:
KEY WORDS: durable, rugged, utilitarian
OFTEN WORN WITH: jeans, loafers, sunglasses
BUDGET: $500

WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR:
QUARTZ MOVEMENTS: They’re often less expensive than mechanical ones, and you’ll get more for your money. If, however, you can find a mechanical movement in the price range, go for it!
SHOCK AND/OR WATER RESISTANCE: You plan on living a little with this thing, right? If so, ask if it offers some kind of shock resistance — if the salesman isn’t sure, chances are it doesn’t. Same goes for water: Double-check the watch’s back or dial to ensure it’s water-resistant to a certain depth. (It’s often measured in meters, with 100 meters equaling roughly 330 feet.)

Photo courtesy: Victorinox

CHOOSING THE RIGHT WATCH: THE EVERYDAY WATCH

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THE EVERYDAY WATCH:
KEY WORDS: polished, professional, sensible
OFTEN WORN WITH: two-piece suit, polished shoes, pocket square
BUDGET: $2,000

WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR:
ONE (OR MORE) COMPLICATIONS: For most of us that means a date window or a chronograph, i.e., any watch with stopwatch capabilities. Whatever you decide on, this kind of watch should do more than tell you the hour and minute.
LEATHER OR METAL BAND: Metal is generally the more durable of the two while leather is a little more discreet, but both convey the requisite degree of gravitas.

WHAT YOU’RE NOT LOOKING FOR:
ANYTHING DIGITAL: We understand the appeal of a digital watch. We really do. But the client sitting across from you, the one whose business (and money) you’re hoping to get? He might not.

Photo Courtesy: Omega Watches

13th ANNUAL LATIN GRAMMY AWARDS RED CARPET

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Last Thursday, countless entertainers (men and women alike) walked the red carpet for the 13th annual Latin Grammy Awards at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas for the biggest night in Latin Music. Check out our best dressed: Chilean actor (and host of the night) Cristian De La Fuente! De La Fuente’s crushed black, velvet shawl lapel blazer and slim grey tie combo, paired with matching flat front pants and patent leather shoes ensemble stood out among the rest. Whether the carpet is red or green, style will always be recognized…TTG

Photo courtesy: Huffingtonpost