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Essential for the office as well as the evening hours, the best dress watches display subtly calibrated designs.
Paul Smith clocks fashion points with his No. 7 wristwatch; its dial is tastefully striped, and the second hand is in his signature purple shade.
Carrera Calibre 18
Vintage styling infuses TAG Heuer’s spiffy Carrera chronograph; details include the retro logo and perforated leather strap.
SEE THE WHITE
Alligator strap watch
Calvin Klein’s Swiss-made automatic watch features a 42-hour power reserve and a white alligator strap for panache.
JUST MY TYPEFACE
Helvetica No. 1
Graphic designers esteem the minimalist Helvetica typeface; Mondaine’s handsome watch displays the same timelessness.
BACK IN TIME
Mougin & Piquard and J. Crew’s collaboration yields hand-assembled Swiss-made models such as this 1920s-inspired style.
Venerable watchmaker Hamilton explores the art of asymmetry with its Regulator Auto—a design statement as well as a precision timepiece.