The evolution of timepieces from mere tool watches to status symbols has allowed for men to own a variety of timepieces. Like the gent who has the right shoes for every occasion, the modern man should be well-equipped on his wrist just as much. Dress watches come in a wide range – from the type of material used for the bracelet or the strap to the dial layout, there’s a host of options to choose from.

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Baume et Mercier‘s newest offering is just one of the many examples of dress watches. The Clifton Automatic Big Date and Power Reserve 10205 is a modern take on dress pieces however. Clean cut traditional aesthetics combined with a hint of contemporary functionality in the power reserve indicator, the timepiece slides under a cuff subtly like a good dress watch should. The DNA of the brand is obvious in the piece; elegance and legibility being the key factors in Baume et Mercier’s collection. At 43mm, the new addition to the Clifton range boasts a polished and satin-finished stainless steel case that is powered by a mechanical self-winding calibre that boasts a power reserve of 40-odd hours that can be kept track of via the indicator at six o’clock, unconventional for dress pieces. The Clifton Automatic Big Date and Power Reserve 10205 is also water-resistant to 50 metres and sits handsomely on the wrist thanks to a square-scale brown alligator leather strap that is fastened by a triple folding buckle.

Here are some other options when it comes to dress watches.

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Nomos Ludwig 38

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Tissot Le Locle Chronometer

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Frédérique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture

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