If you’re investing in a dress watch this season, what better than to consider those from one of the Holy Trinity Swiss watchmakers, Patek Philippe: a classic and a bit avant-garde. The 18k yellow gold Ellipse with the classic “Clous de Paris” finish on the bezel is a simple, iconic dress watch that you should just look after for the next generation. The crisp white dial set against black printed Roman numerals and black oxidized leaf hands has a beautifully simple layout with clear legibility. The other piece is the more creative of the two. The geometric nature of this 18k white gold integrated bracelet lends itself to a more niche look but is just as versatile. The watch can go from day to night very easily. The octagonal shape of the case and the textured finish of the dial, topped with the integrated bracelet, make this watch somewhat offbeat for PP.
Both of these Pateks have a slim profile, thanks to the trusty 215 caliber movement inside with just 2.55mm in height, which has been used in many of the brand’s dress watches from the mid-1970s to the present day. Dress watches are still undervalued compared to other sports watch categories, so here’s your chance to be ahead of the curve for this fall and winter.