The dress watch has a special place in any gentleman’s collection, yet it is often ignored or under-appreciated. That being said, there is a certain quiet confidence when one wears, a timepiece both steeped in tradition, but equally the embodiment of horological discretion.

Even within the seemingly limited category of dress watches, a large diversity of designs can be found and appreciated, from original lugs to beautifully textured dials. What is not immediately obvious is far more interesting, be it a champlevé enameled logo or something as simple as the effect of having elongated index markers. The dress watch certainly is a testament to, and a lesson in, subtle expression and confidence.