Buying Guides Black Tie Wristwear

Tying in with our guidelines for black tie watch styles, we’re going to share some of our favorite black tie watch models. Each of these watches bring something unique to your wrist and are perfect for both men and women.

Black Tie Watches

Patek Philippe 5034 Travel Time


The Patek Philippe 18K Yellow Gold 5034 Travel Time is the perfect accessory to wear with any tux. The 34mm hand-made Swiss case in 18k yellow gold features an 18 jewel mechanical movement with Arabic numerals, dual time-zone, 44-hour power reserve on an classy crocodile black leather strap with 18k yellow gold tang buckle.

Piaget Altiplano G0A31114



The Piaget Altiplano 38 mm case in 18K rose gold with manufacture Piaget 430P ultra-thin hand-wound mechanical movement. This classic design for the classic gent is the perfectly timeless accessory that can be worn to your next formal affair.

Cartier Tank W5200028


The Cartier Tank is the “hallmark of sophisticated elegance.” This collection of luxury timepieces has been popular with all kinds of demographics, including royals, world leaders, celebrities, and corporate tycoons alike. The Tank Solo XL EF: W5200028, is a modest, modern design of the Tank Solo watch. The 31mm x 40.85mm case with beaded crown is decorated with a synthetic spinel cabochon, silvered opaline dial, Roman numerals, blue-steel sword-shaped hands and sapphire crystal, presented on a stainless steel bracelet.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso


The elegant and refined 47mm x 28.3mm stainless steel Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Classic Large Duoface watch, 3838420, exerts its charm through two dials and two time zones, driven by a Calibre 969, single automatic movement. The silvered, Guilloché, vertically brushed, black transferred numerals of the dial sit stunningly on its black leather strap.

Glashutte Original Senator Excellence 1-36-59-01-02-01


Wear this classically handsome timepiece to your next black-tie affair and you will exude the kind of status worthy of the occasion. The Glashutte Original Senator Excellence, 1-36-59-02-01, 40mm stainless steel case features a Calibre 36 with automatic movement, varnish silver-grainé with laser engraved black hour markers, Roman numerals, railroad chapter galvanized in black, Arabic numerals laser-cut and galvanized in black, blue hands, and exquisite Louisana Alligator leather strap black with stainless steel buckle.

Omega DeVille Prestige Co-Axial Chronometer 39.5mm 424.


The Omega DeVille Prestige Co-Axial Chronometer 39.5mm, 424., offers a classic, stylish design. This 39.5 mm stainless steel case with Calibre 2500 self-winding chronometer movement features an impressive two-zone black dial with Roman numerals at the 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock positions, and is presented on a black leather strap.

Longines Symphonette L2.305.0.71.0


The Longines Symphonette, L2.305.0.71.0 — designed for women who want to wear a contemporary yet refined watch for their evenings out. The eminently feminine stainless steel 18.90 x 29.40 mm case sports an ellipse that is set with 56 Wesselton VVS diamonds, for a total of 0.280 carats. The brilliance of steel and diamonds enhances the silver “flinque” dial and blue steel hands, while the finely crafted black alligator leather strap adds the finishing touch to the whole piece.

Fortunately, for all of us, the days of wearing a watch to a formal affair have become acceptable.  As long as you follow these few guidelines and keep the watch something simple, stylish and sophisticated, you will stand out for all the right reasons.

About Nicole Daddario
Positive, outgoing and energetic Marketing Director for iW Magazine and new to the watch industry. Nicole is enthusiastically and devotedly absorbing all facets of luxury watches, and is excited for the opportunity to write articles that will engage and motivate watch enthusiasts. She appreciates the “blingier” style of watches but her appreciation for the mechanics and craftsmanship that goes into watchmaking is rapidly growing.

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