The last time a timepiece was created for the sole purpose of watching the hours pass by, it cast a shadow from the sun. Today, the watch on your wrist is considered just as much a reflection of your personal style as the shoes on your feet or the tie around your neck. “They say something about who you are,” says Michael Gordon, a watch expert and the store director of Tourneau TimeMachine in New York City. To ensure time is always on your side, we asked Gordon to take us through his top picks in each category.
Movado Red Label Automatic Black Dial Stainless Steel($1,295, movado.com)
“This is Movado’s modern simplicity piece,” Gordon says. The black dial with the steel dot at 12 o’clock is Movado’s signature Museum style. Most of the Museum pieces are quartz, but this one happens to be automatic. “The key to this piece is the design aspect,” Gordon says. “They call it Red Label because of the red markings that indicate it’s an automatic—it lets you know that it’s one of the higher-end pieces.”