The Cultivated Wrist
It’s feeling more like leather jacket season these days, and your wrist will need some hardware with character to hold its own. This week’s edition of The Cultivated Wrist brings you some watches that will only look better with a little weather and wear under their belt. From entry-level to end game, we’ve got something for everyone. Let’s dive right in.
The Breitling Chronomat Evolution isn’t shy about putting its foot across the line. The chunky bezel, pushers, and crown make it a polarizing look, and the drunken bracelet design doesn’t lean toward the middle ground. The Breitling owns the look, all 44mm of it, and that’s worth a nod in our book. There’s a low Ask of $3,100 on this example right here. Did we mention retail on this watch was $8,960?
The PAM 505 is a striking bit of kit thanks to a black composite Radiomir case that measures 45mm in diameter. The sandwich dial and “faded lume” hour markers bring a touch of old-world feel while the modern in-house caliber P.9000 bring reliability and a no-fuss look to the back of the watch. This example currently has an Ask listed at $5,500, find it right here.
It’s tough to beat the Rolex GMT-Master of any generation, and this example is no exception. It’ll stand apart thanks to a two-tone case and bracelet and subtle green details on the dial. Quality and reliability will be typical modern Rolex, which is to say legendary. This GMT is a great way to stand out in a crowd of steel modern Rolexes. There’s an Ask of $10,800 on this example.
The Aquanaut is a perfect option if you’re looking for a Patek but need something a little sportier than a Nautilus. Make no mistake, it’s still watchmaking at its finest, but it also pairs well with tattered jeans or off the beaten path. Rubber straps are made to be replaced, right? It’s also a great candidate for an epic single watch collection. Find one right here with an Ask listed at $21,000.