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Dev Patel Knows How To Do Swiss Watches. You Should Too

The Goldilocks principle of proper haute horlogerie.
IMAGE IWC/ Harold Cunningham
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Forget shoes: a watch says the most about a man. Is he flashy? Is he classic? Is he sitting on top of a Rothschild fortune and a vineyard in the Dordogne? Oftentimes, the wrist will provide the answer. 

Following that principle, we can deduce Dev Patel is a man of understated but enduring style. At an IWC private dinner in Zurich, the Lion star played to the brand's biggest strength by wearing one of the most classic labels in the book. 

IWC, shorthand for International Watch Company, is the brand true insiders settle for. It boasts all the clout of the big names, but just without any polarizing fandoms. Everyone likes IWC, and everyone who knows about it wants one.


What's more, this specific piece, an IWC Pilot's Watch Mark XVIII, is a happy medium between classic and contemporary, with a stainless steel design made memorable thanks to minimalist indices throughout. Sure, it'll cost you a few extra pounds, but it's a surefire way to clinch the cost-per-wear ratio since it'll pair with most things in your wardrobe.


This story originally appeared on Esquire.co.uk. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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