Something for the Weekend

Big business often means big watches; an ice cold timepiece that says ‘I deliver, I am synergy, I offset costs’ or whatever other cliche gets thrown around in a boardroom. But what do we do when the 9 to 5 ends?

When Friday night hits, the cufflinks are off and the beers come out – the joyous weekend always swings around in a haze of hangovers and a mantra of kicking back. Nobody dislikes a day off. The last thing you want to pair with your civvies is the usual business watch; The Watch Gallery not only advocates but encourages a laidback watch for your precious leisure time. Whether it’s ultra minimalist or hyper masculine, every gent deserves something for the weekend.


Although the El Primero often dominates the Zenith consciousness, the Captain Port Royal is every inch the gentlemanly timepiece. Clean and classic really is the order of the day.  

Key Features:
40mm diameter, brown alligator leather strap, scratch resistant sapphire glass, pin and buckle clasp, rose gold case.

Perfect For: A luxury watch without all the usual over-indulgence.

Price: £5,700



Baume & Mercier are tailoring their appeal to the younger gent and the redesigned Classima Executives presents a new age in horology: a luxury watch is no longer the reserve of old school management.

Key Features:
Swiss made, 4.4mm thickness, 39mm diameter, Roman numeral and index markers, date aperture at 3 o’clock.

Perfect For: The traditional dresser that needs a versatile watch.

Price: £1,750



Breitling love a bold dial and after sampling the Colt, so will you. Packing every feature under the sun, this steel-sports fusion is a fantastic statement.

Key Features:
Swiss made, 44mm diameter, stainless steel, scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass, 200m water resistance.

Perfect For: A man’s man that wants a man’s watch.

Price: £2,650



As reigning kings of the British watch, the Bremont ALT1-P is a perfect choice for aviators – granted, most of us never fly outside of Economy Class but a man can dream of piloting a byplane, no?

Key Features:
43mm diameter, internally rotating bezel, 28,800 VpH, 42 hour power reserve, domed anti-reflective scratch resistant sapphire crystal, black embossed leather strap.

Perfect For: Someone that wants to combine the classic dress watch with a pilot’s technicality.

Price: £4,195



As a refreshing alternative to the usual conventions of a dress watch, the Montblanc packs art deco appeal alongside Swiss craftsmanship.

Key Features:
Swiss made, sapphire crystal front and back, 60 brilliant cut diamonds to the bezel, silver stainless steel bracelet.

Perfect For: Someone that prefers a mid-century timepiece.

Price: £2,285