It may seem a little previous to be contemplating the beach whilst 2015 is still in its chilly first flush, but somehow a little cold outside naturally makes our thoughts turn to holidays in the sun and, if TV adverts are anything to go by, it seems to involve the beach and getting wet. In a roundabout way this brings us to watches that are comfortable joining you in the pool or, for that matter, the ocean; dive watches. First, let’s get one thing clear; in the 21st century no one actually needs a high quality mechanical dive watch, no matter how impressive the specification. Both professional and sport scuba divers have access to incredibly sophisticated dive computers that do a whole lot more than simply record how much time they have been underwater and yet…
Here at The Male Stylist we think the right dive watch complements casual and business wear and you just might get away with one with your dinner jacket! Here are some that we really like. View Post
By the time you read this it will be 2015 and after what was, hopefully, a wonderful Christmas followed by a seriously enjoyable New Year’s Eve, you are probably all back at work and contemplating how you are going to bring your 2015 resolutions to fruition. Here at The Male Stylist we are also conscious that, as the seasonal afterglow fades and (unfortunately) the credit card bills arrive, a little horological pick me up might not be misplaced. So how about joining us in taking a moment to gaze into the January firelight, or computer screen, and indulging in a little daydreaming about wrist candy that we cannot quite yet afford, not even in pre – loved form.
Top of our list is a Patek Philippe and Watchfinder (http://www.watchfinder.co.uk) have, as usual, a selection of superb examples including this elegant 5130G day, date and moon phase complication. Quite simply stunning, with a 39mm white gold case which has an exhibition back exposing one of the most beautiful movements made today, it really does complete any gentleman’s outfit. Do take a look at the detailing on the deployment clasp; it is just a hint at the quality of craftsmanship inside that goes into making this an especially stylish timepiece.
It’s a 2014 model with almost two years warranty remaining and was £34,700 new, but at even at a bargain £26,750, sadly, we won’t be lifting it off the shelf today (or anytime soon)! View Post
As the great British summer becomes a distant memory and a gentleman’s thoughts naturally turn to autumn style, we thought we would take a look at 4 watches that fit a season where pullovers and jackets are more the norm than shirtsleeves. Happily, for those of you who are also able to dress ‘business casual’ these watches will really complement that style, particularly if you can run to a couple of straps (black and brown) for your chosen timepiece.
1) Christopher Ward – Malvern Automatic Mk. 2
Here at The Male Stylist we can’t get away from the combination of style, value for money and customer care that British company Christopher Ward delivers. Their Malvern Mk2, which is an update of the first watch that they produced (and is quietly becoming a classic in its own right) is our first season’s choice. As usual, our choice the automatic version and it is available with both black and white faces and a variety of straps and bracelets. From £399 it will deliver a gentleman’s Autumn style for many years to come at a sensible price. View Post