A dress watch can instantly add a spark to elegant, formal wear. It is a small, but impactful accessory that ties together your attire for those special occasions. If you want to invest in a dress watch to expand your watch wardrobe, consider these top 5 dress watch designs.
What is a Dress Watch?
Dress watches have a long tradition in men’s fashion and continue to reign supreme among those dressed to the nines and C-suite executives. Generally, a dress watch will have the following characteristics:
- Slim profile: Slim and understated cases are most common.
- Small case: Dress watch cases range between 34mm to 40mm in size.
- Leather strap: Dress watches usually come with a textured or smooth leather strap.
- Precious metals: Dress watches commonly feature precious metal accents like gold and platinum.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Moon Watch
Jaeger-LeCoultre has earned its name as a leading Swiss watchmaker. Since 1833, they have evolved through technical mastery, striking designs, and a passion for horology. The Master Collection is a minimalist’s dream.
The Master ultra thin moon watch provides the stylish gentleman with an understated watch look. It has a black alligator strap and a sleek stainless steel case that frames the sophisticated silver dial with its elegant moon phase dial.
Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Watch
Founded in 1755, Vacheron Constantin has the longest history of Swiss watchmaking. Its storied tradition in horology is apparent in every breathtaking design. The Patrimony Collection, in particular, is inspired by 1950s design, a perfect addition to your formal attire.
The Vacheron Constantin Patrimony watch is a work of art. Its slim 18K pink gold case blends beautifully with the blue-colored dial and matching alligator leather strap. The simple but bold design and color can be elegantly paired with a matching suit and metal accents.
Girard-Perregaux 1996 Automatic 40mm Alligator Watch
Girard-Perregaux’s Swiss heritage in watchmaking goes back 277 years. In 1966, they honored Girard-Perregaux’s achievements in chronometry with a dressy and stylish timepiece that continues to express a confident and bold allure.
Girard-Perregau’s 1996 automatic 40mm watch design was inspired by the spirit of the 1960s. This classic timepiece features an ultra-thin, round pink gold case, black alligator leather strap, and silver opaline dial.
Zenith Elite Moonphase Watch
Since 1865, Zenith has crafted exquisite watches for the modern man. Swiss watches have never looked so good. Zenith’s Elite Moonphase watch, in particular, was inspired by 1950s aesthetics and includes a dash of modern flourishes.
The Zenith automatic Elite Moonphase watch boasts an elegant 40.5mm steel case, ultra-thin movement, and a grey alligator leather strap. A slate-grey sunburst-pattern dial features a blue moon phase display and small seconds.
IWC Portugieser Automatic Watch
IWC’s rich history of watchmaking, breathtaking designs and technical ingenuity has made it one of the preeminent watch brands in the world. Swiss-made quality is found in its intricately crafted movement, polished case, and snug band.
Dress to impress with IWC’s automatic Portugieser watch featuring an oversized, round 18K yellow gold case, silver-plated dial, and dark brown alligator leather strap. Its clean and timeless dial design features sub-seconds to create a simple and elegant look.
Elevate Your Style at Hing Wa Lee Jewelers
Explore a variety of dress watch designs from renowned timepiece designers at Hing Wa Lee stores in San Gabriel and Walnut, California. We have been committed to providing our customers with world-class customer service since 1965. Request an appointment with one of our timepiece experts to find a dress watch that captures your essence.