4 Stunning Steel Watches That Should Be on Your Wrist Now

The naked confidence of steel is for all and any time.

Steel watches are as honest as they come. No extra things to worry about when moving about. No hidden messages to unload with the slip of a shirt cuff. There’s just the assurance of cool, hard metal—time is on your side. Strap it on your wrist and go about your day. You almost forget that it’s there until you want to know if it is almost coffee time or quitting time or checking-out-the-funny-meme time. The plain confidence of a steel watch makes it appropriate for the week or weekend, on a bike run or first date, a special day or every day. You may never want to take it off.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph

TThe Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph is a good place to start. Its progressive design (an octagonal bezel and visible screws) has elevated steel from a working class material to a thing of luxury.

Lucerne, Shangri-La Plaza


Baume and Mercier Clifton Club

This is as versatile as it comes: slim enough to slip under a cuff, tough enough to wear while wakeboarding, or smart enough to bring to the meeting.

East Wing Shangri-La Plaza

IWC Da Vinci Automatic

It doesn’t get any simpler than this IWC which offers just the time and date. And that’s perfectly fine for formal affairs, which is what this quiet watch is designed for.

Lucerne, Shangri-La Plaza

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