Our Top Watch Picks for the Fall
The days are getting a bit shorter, while the nights are getting a bit cooler. Kids are groaning because school’s back in session. Dads are rejoicing because Monday Night Football is back on television. These are signs that days of summer are numbered. Fall is almost here.
There’s a certain excitement in the changing of seasons because it brings a freshness to your routine. You start swapping cold brew for a warm latte and linen suits for wool. You may even notice you gravitate toward different models in your watch collection. Instead of a crisp white dial, you might opt for something yellow gold with a rich leather band.
When the seasons change, we change our preferences and our mood. In addition, our style fluctuates with the calendar. Here, we’ve gathered some of our favorite watches for the season to help you get in a fall state of mind.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
The development of the Oyster case in 1926 was a pivotal moment for Rolex and modern watchmaking. When the Oyster Perpetual collection debuted in 1931, it celebrated this groundbreaking water-resistant system. Rolex models with such a rich history often adhere to the brand’s more traditional design approach. However, over the years, they’ve modernized the collection with additions like this deep purple dial. It’s the perfect hue for fall.
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150 Railmaster
OMEGA first released the Railmaster alongside the iconic Speedmaster in 1957. Its initial debut was short-lived, and consequently it was discontinued in 1963. Forty years later in 2003, the Railmaster returned as part of the Seamaster Aqua Terra collection. What makes this particular iteration great for fall is the contrasting black dial and brown leather band. The versatile color scheme will seamlessly compliment any ensemble in your seasonal wardrobe.
Hublot Classic Fusion
During the warmer months, you might find yourself craving a watch that’s lightweight with a slimmer profile. Come fall, a more modern oversized watch is the ideal companion. No one makes a hefty, bold watch quite like Hublot. Their trademark porthole case has a certain presence on the wrist. This variation of the Classic Fusion features a handsome blue dial and alligator strap. It’s a great option to carry you into the cooler months.
Breitling Navitimer World
Today, the Navitimer is one of Breitling’s most instantly recognizable and highly sought after models. This iconic pilot’s watch has superb craftsmanship from the inside out, with Breitling’s signature oversized case design. The Navitimer World offers increased functionality to the original line. It houses the brand’s caliber 24 self-winding mechanical movement, which also features a dual time zone system. On a leather strap, this model will make traveling easy this fall.
Cartier Tank MC
The Tank is undeniably one of Cartier’s most distinctive and iconic watches. In 2013, the classic model got an upgrade with the introduction of the Tank MC, which stands for “Manufacture Cartier.” As the name indicates, it comes equipped with an in-house caliber 1904-OS MC automatic movement. Another striking feature is the guilloche dial, for which Cartier is famous. This blue version with a matching blue leather strap is particularly attractive for fall.
Rolex GMT Master II
There’s nothing quite like summer vacations. However, during the fall, your travel schedule may not slow down. Whether you’re closing deals overseas or meeting clients on the opposite coast, the right watch makes the perfect travel companion. The GMT Master II is a great option for the avid traveler. It’s equipped with a 24-hour GMT hand that allows you to read three different time zones. This two-tone version with black dial and bezel gives you the feeling of fall.
IWC’s style is timeless and classic. Their watches are versatile and never go out of style. The Portuguese perfectly exemplifies the brand’s approach to watchmaking. The model’s distinctive design draws from the brand’s early pocket watches. This particular variation seamlessly combines old world charm with a modern case size. The black dial and leather strap make it a smart looking watch for the season.
Patek Philippe Calatrava
If your lifestyle calls for a reliable dress watch, look no further than the Patek Philippe Calatrava. This no-frills, time-only model features a sleek, minimalist design. It’s sophisticated yet understated. The Calatrava is the ideal watch to take you from the boardroom to a benefit gala. This yellow gold iteration paired with a brown leather strap makes a warm and handsome color scheme for fall.