Time to Look Good

Clocking in on six timepieces for every occasion, style, and budget

Images courtesy of Jaeger-LeCoultre, Fossil, Momentum, May28th, COOKOO, and Hermès.

1. Blast from the Past
Fossil’s Townsman Chronograph Leather Watch is meant to evoke the design language of the 1960s with an easy-to-read face and a classic brown leather strap. For those looking to switch things up, Fossil sells a variety of interchangeable straps to suit your suit or your mood. $175 | fossil.com

2. Spin It Right Round
Swiss watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre created its first Reverso timepiece in 1931, when it sought to create a watch that could survive the rigours of a polo match—accomplished with a reversible face. The art-deco-inspired piece has withstood the test of … ahem … time and continues to be a chic conversation starter. Available in a variety of styles for men and women, our pick is the unisex Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Duoface, which, instead of a solid back, features a second face with a second time zone for the business traveller. $11,000 | jaeger-lecoultre.com

3. The French Selection
Luxury brand Hermès of Paris’s Arceau Le Temps Suspendu knows that time is actually a girl’s best friend. “Stop” time with the press of a button and the hands will whip into a neutral position at 12 o’clock. Press it again and the watch will snap back to the correct, current time, and the time machine-less are none the wiser. $35,000 | hermes.com

4. Keep It App-y
The COOKOO 2 Connected Watch forgoes the boxy design of many smartwatches and opts for an understated round form that includes increased functionality while remaining pleasing to the eye. Compatible with both Android and iOS platforms, the timepiece displays notifications for calls, calendar reminders, and even helps find a lost phone or take a photo remotely. $250 | cookoowatch.com

5. Everyday Adventure
Proudly Canadian, Vancouver-based St. Moritz Watch Corporation is known for its adventure-ready timepieces. The M30 DSS Automatic, from the company’s Dive line, is at home on any wrist from the boardroom to the beach. $455 | momentumwatch.com

6. Personal Time
Express yourself with a watch of your own creation at the Toronto-founded May28th. Upload photos to incorporate into the casual watch of your dreams, then choose its material, band, style, and more. Or just pick one of company’s colourful, eye-popping designs. $45 | may28th.me