Here at A Gentleman’s Row we tend to shy away from loud and bold watches to prefer a more understated option. Minimalist timepieces compliment an outfit rather than hogging the limelight.
Your grandfather would not have been looking for diamond encrusted monstrosities the size of a steering wheel, so neither should you.
The key selling point with a minimalist watch is its versatility within a man’s wardrobe. Whether it is paired with your finest suit or a t-shirt and chinos at the weekend it is always personifying a classic and timeless style.
Here is our pick of 5 brands that epitomise minimalist style with their watch offering.
By their own statement the label does not conform to the general standard of branding within fashion. Their focus is on meticulous design and development. By not hiding behind a brand name or showpony features they have let their designs do the talking. And by their own right they have now become a key player with their minimalist statement watches.
Timeless and elegant, Daniel Wellington’s offering was first envisioned with the Nato strap in mind for a men’s preppy style. I think there is more to their fashion game than preppy and much prefer their leather strap options. Both the watch face and straps incorporate minimalism with their crisp designs.
Larsson and Jennings
The Anglo Swedish brand is a contemporary brand combining classic British aesthetic and Swedish minimalist design. Offering men luxury Swiss made watches, this brand uses a mix of materials to offer a dynamic edge to their minimalist timepieces.
Available at www.farfetch.com
Danish brand, Skagen personifies Scandinavian minimalist through its classic designs. Built on a standard of quality and a sense of purpose their vision is to combine Danish design with contemporary innovation. Now branching out from watches into leather goods, and accessories the brand has over 25 years of experience when it comes to producing top grade timepieces for men.
Available at www.watchshop.com
MVMT pronounced ‘movement’ was a crowdfunded concept that is going from strength to strength. The reasonably priced brand believes that quality products shouldn’t break the bank. Their unique business model is passionate about keeping costs down without scrimping on quality.
Sam Brady is a menswear expert, having worked in or around the field for the past 14 years. He has built up a keen eye for detail when it comes to the production of clothing, and is happy showcasing the craftsmanship of Savile Row and Jermyn St. But he understands the need for an interchangeable modern man’s wardrobe that mixes high street and luxury clothing.