On my quest for a simplified lifestyle, there are a number of boxes that this city would help me to tick. A perfect timepiece to accompany this lifestyle might be one of the functional vintage-inspired dive watches released this year. I’m thinking of the black PVD coated Longines Legend Diver, a sporty Pepsi-bezeled Tudor Black Bay GMT, Seiko Prospex Diver 300m Hi-Beat SLA025 and with some extra spend, the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Automatic.
However, as much as I aspire for a life less complicated, there are a few complications worth allowing in. Of course I’m talking about the magnificently intricate, multi-functional movements created by the luxury watch brands. It’s the stuff that keeps engineers and manufactures on their toes, eager to outshine each other on innovation, complexity, speed, precision, size, and delivers the excitement for enthusiasts, editors and collectors at the annual fairs.
I featured one of my favourites earlier this year. The charming 41mm stainless steel Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Memovox which is the perfect companion beyond the break where you won’t want the disturbances from a smart watch. This intriguing little bit of magic will chime out a gentle reminder of a meeting onshore.