Need More Time? Add Variety to Your Watch Collection

In keeping watches for sports, work appointments, evening events and casual time, we are marking out different moments in our lives

Breguet.

Breguet.

While a classic watch is timeless, a glimpse at it blends one memory into the next. In keeping watches for sports, work appointments, evening events and casual time, we are marking out different moments in our lives. Watchmakers are recognizing the need to provide more variety and this watch season provides the perfect opportunity to begin a collection.

Serious Watchmaking: Breguet Tradition 7097

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Breguet.

Abraham-Louis Breguet is one of the founding fathers of high watchmaking and his legacy imbues every modern Breguet produced. The new Tradition 7097 puts the inner workings of this timepiece on display for all to see. $33,500 in white gold, $32,700 in rose gold, Breguet.com

Travel: Patek Philippe World Time Chronograph

Patek.

Patek.

Known for its high complications, and especially for its beautiful and easy-to-use world time timepieces, this year Patek Philippe introduced its first World Time Chronograph (Ref. 5930G-001) since the 1940s. This timepiece combines two of the most useful complications in one stunning package. $73,700, Patek.com

Elegant/Dress: Piaget

Piaget.

Piaget.

Piaget is a specialist in manufacturing thin watches. The newest Piaget Altiplano chronograph maintains the brand’s expertise as a 41mm, 18-carat white gold timepiece. Perfect for under your tux sleeve. $28,600, Piaget.com

Vintage: Bell & Ross

Bell & Ross

Bell & Ross.

Bell & Ross was specializing in vintage before vintage was cool. Its iconic BR-01 was patterned after cockpit gauges, and the brand stays true to its aviation inspiration. The BR 123 Aeronavale is a simple watch—displaying hours, minutes and small seconds—but its vintage look and cool blue coloring really stand out. $3,100. Bellross.com

Work: Nomos Glashütte

Nomos Glashütte

Nomos Glashütte.

Going to work is serious business, and the watches from German brand NOMOS are nothing if not serious and no nonsense. Check out the Metro 38 Datum, which has everything you need and nothing you don’t. $3,480, nomos-glashuette.com

Design: Klokers

Klokers.

Klokers.

Klokers took the world by storm, launching on Kickstarter and blowing past its funding goal within days. The visually arresting, quartz-driven KLOK-01 is a conversation starter and excellent value. $450, Klokers.com

Ready for Some Football?: Mido Multifort Touchdown Special Edition

Mido Multifort Touchdown Special Edition

Mido Multifort Touchdown Special Edition

Now that football season is here, consider the Mido Multifort Touchdown Special Edition, which emphasizes the connection the brand has made to America’s favorite sport. Even the strap has the laces from a football on it. How can that not be fantastic and fun to wear? $1,150, Midowatch.com

Do-Everything: Bulgari Octo Solotempo

Bulgari Octo Solotempo

Bulgari Octo Solotempo

This year has been off the charts for Bulgari, with the introduction of some spectacular complications like its micro-thin Octo minute repeater, but one of the most stunning watches the brand offers is also one of its simplest—the Octo Solotempo (Italian for “only time”). The black diamond-like Carbon case is set off by an 18-carat pink gold bezel, and the watch is perfect for absolutely everything. $9,600, Bulgari.com

Sporty: Panerai Luminor Due

Panera Luminor.

Panerai Luminor.

Officine Panerai began as an exclusive supplier to Italian Navy divers.  Today’s Panerai continues to mine its history, while focusing on in-house movements and real watchmaking value. The latest is the Luminor Due in the iconic Luminor 45mm steel case, complete with crown protector, powered by the P.4000 manufacture movement with a three-day power reserve. $10,700, Panerai.com