LIST: The 10 best dress watches of 2017 LIST: The 10 best dress watches of 2017

LIST: The 10 best dress watches of 2017

Cameron Wong

There are certain times in life when one must simply dress up and don a suit and tie. Occasions when that sporty chrono or chunky diver just won’t quite look the part. Hopefully it’s for a fancy shindig like a wedding or an awards night, and not for something less fun, like a court hearing. But, if your wristwear hasn’t already been chosen by the boys and girls in blue, you’ll want to dress it up a notch. To do that in style you’re going to need something a little more elegant strapped to your wrist. Here’s our pick of 10 of the best dress watches of 2017.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Duoface

No list of dress watches would be complete without a JLC Reverso. The stunning pink gold Tribute Duoface not only offers two separate time zones but also two separate dials with differing colours and textures to perfectly match your debonair threads. $27,500 AUD

Seiko Presage Cocktail Time

First released in 2010, this new Cocktail Time added a twist to the classic dress watch style, and captured well-dressed hearts the world over. This year it’s been re-released into Seiko’s Presage collection with a selection of top-shelf colourways added. Anyway, enough words, just look at that dial! From $650 AUD

Breguet Classique 7147

Living up to its name, there’s no more classic Breguet than the 7147. Silky grand feu enamel dial, delicately painted Breguet numerals, and blued steel Breguet hands. The 7147 has the dressy factor in spades. $27,700 AUD

Chopard L.U.C XP

A youthful take on the classic and simple two-handed dress watch. Measuring only 7.2mm thin, with a twin-barrel 58-hour in-house movement, the L.U.C XP is just as impressive on the inside as it is on the outside. $11,890 AUD

Rolex Cellini Moonphase

Perfectly balanced with a touch of luxury, the Cellini Moonphase is a little more complicated than what some might typically expect from a dress watch. But it’s been a long time since we’ve seen a moonphase complication in the Rolex catalogue, and that alone is worth suiting up for. $33,900 AUD

Cartier Tank Louis Cartier

A three-piece suit is traditional sartorial style at its best. And when it comes to dress watches, nothing is more timeless than the rectangular Cartier Tank. With several new releases to celebrate its 100th anniversary, our favourite this year is the faithful tribute, the large Tank Louis Cartier in pink gold. $17,500 AUD

Longines Flagship

There’s no doubting that the vintage-themed trend is here to stay. And one manufacturer that nails it every single time is Longines. To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the classically dressy Flagship model, they’ve released a slim 38.5mm recreation, which exudes the vintage charm of yesteryear. $2650 AUD

A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Moon Phase Pink Gold

The latest update to the Lange 1 Moon Phase is not just pretty, but pretty smart too. With a day/night indicator now integrated into its iconic moon phase display. And to house this new and improved movement, a case of elegant pink gold. $53,000 AUD

Patek Philippe ref. 5320G Perpetual Calendar

Without a doubt the most complicated watch in the list. The 5320G delivers the goods with a well-balanced warm ivory dial and an art deco-styled 40mm white gold case that sings to the heritage and grandeur of Patek Philippe. 73,000 CHF

Urban Jürgensen 1140 L RG Brown

A guilloché dial, teardrop lugs, and mouth-watering dark chocolate tones. Between this lesser-known maker and the Manhattan Seiko Cocktail Time, can we have more brown and gold please? €29,900 ex. VAT