The point of buying your dream watch (or any watch, really) is to plant that sucker on your wrist all day, every day, for as long as both it and you keep ticking. But your attire isn’t a constant. The seasons change, your tastes change, and dress codes change. It’d be great if you had as many great timepieces as T-shirts to wear on a whim, but that’s just not to be.
But here’s the beauty of a great watch: it can be versatile right along with you, and serve as the pivot point for a look. We outfitted one of our favorites, the Rolex GMT-Master II, with three different straps and three basic outfits for three looks — roughin’ it, working from home, and a nice dinner with your boss — that show just how many handsome faces you and your watch can have.
Stretchable, breathable, and plenty loose in the cuff.
Extra points if you stick some flies in the brim.
Extra tough so you don’t lose your Rolex while splitting a cord of wood (or taking a dip in the lake).
Working from Home
A pima cotton look that’s good on the couch and better on the go.
Don’t let your timepiece get lonely down there.
Nato comfort, leather charm.
Dinner with the Boss
Simple, clean, sharp — with a small-scale tailor’s touch.
Classic style that’s lightweight and slim fitting.
It gets two-tone, just like the Black & Blue GMT.
The GMT-Master’s rightful, dressy home.