Our Guide to Watches
EDITED -6 Jun 2016
From sleek and sophisticated to cool and contemporary, our men’s and women’s watch collections exude statement-making style. So, if you’re deciding which watch to choose, take time out to explore our breakdown of the different types of investment timepieces.
Form & Function
With function and precision at the heart of its design, the chronograph features stop, start and reset push buttons on the side of its face to control the timer element.
Stemming from the Greek term for ‘time writer’ the chronograph function was first invented in 1816 and was originally used in aviation, horse racing and even medicine.
In the Driver's Seat
Modern-day designs of driver watches continue to boast a sporty appearance that is often reminiscent of a dashboard with an easy-to-read face and push-buttons that are large enough to manipulate when wearing gloves.
The stand-out feature of a driver watch is the particular function of the lugs – the metal ring that joins the watch face to the straps – which allows you to wear the watch on the side of your wrist so that you can tell the time while your hands remain firmly on the wheel.
Having dominated the luxury watch market for nearly 200 years, the Swiss have simply perfected the production of the timepiece ensuring precision craftsmanship, absolute accuracy and a refined finish.
In order for a watch to be recognised as Swiss made, it must meet three requirements: