The correct timepiece can add an air of sophistication and is—dare we say—a timeless legacy every man deserves.
The understated elegance of Cartier’s Tank Watch, inspired by the original Tank Watch created as a gift for General John Pershing, is just one of the many desirable features of the modern reincarnation. Lightweight with silver-grained dial, sword-style minute and hour hands, and 18K setting,
this watch pairs nicely with the boardroom and generations to come.“18K Tank Strap” by Cartier, available at C.D. Peacock at Northbrook Court, 847-564-8030.
Suit jacket by Phineas Cole; gingham dress shirt; silk paisley tie; both by Paul Stuart; vintage cuff links; all available at Paul Stuart in Chicago, 312-580-0000. Frames by Robert Marc, available at Blink Optical in Lake Forest, 847-234-6541. Leather portfolio by Hartmann, available at Kaehler Luggage in Winnetka, 847-501-3990.
Left: The Prepster
Iconic style isn’t the only thing Paul Stuart is known for. Their Signature round face watch features waterproofing up to 50 meters, a crocodile strap, and sapphire crystal face; it is the perfect mixture of elegance and utility, which makes for a sophisticated “everyday” watch. “Round Signature” watch by Paul Stuart, available at Paul Stuart. Cashmere neck-zip sweater; plaid button-down; both by Paul Stuart; both available at Paul Stuart.
Right: The World Traveler
These days, travel requires nerves of steel; luckily, Montblanc has come to our weary traveler’s rescue with the TimeWalker ChronoVoyager watch in durable stainless steel. The dual time zone watch offers 24-hour display, day and night indication, and 12-hour and 30-minute indicators, making the cross over of time zones entirely effortless. “TimeWalker ChronoVoyager” by Montblanc, available at C.D. Peacock.
Wool-blend parka; lambswool herringbone scarf; both by Paul Stuart; both available at Paul Stuart. Leather overnight bag by Kaehler 1920 (Kaehler1920.com), available at Kaehler Luggage (worldtraveler.com).
There’s nothing quite like pairing a Rolex with a tuxedo, and the brand’s popular Cellini line is the ideal companion for a cummerbund and bow tie. Modeled in homage to Benvenuto Cellini, sculptor and goldsmith to Renaissance popes, the skilled specialists have created quite the prestigious timepiece, making the likes of
James Bond envious. “18K Prince Cellini” watch by Rolex, available at C.D. Peacock.
“Phillip” wool tuxedo; narrow pleat formal shirt; grosgrain bow tie; wool silk pocket square; all by Paul Stuart; all available at Paul Stuart.
Edited and Styled by Kendall McKinven
Photography by Jim Prisching
Hair: Toula Louras for Pascal Pour Elle
Model: Charlie Wood for Chosen Model Management