Jewellery is an essential part of any man’s wardrobe, but it only takes one precise piece or statement watch to make or break an outfit. And with just a few days left before Christmas, you still have a chance to really impress and spoil that special someone in your life with our top picks. These are from some of the hottest men’s jewellery and watch categories on the market.
Men’s jewellery: Chains
A classic bold chain never goes out of style. The perfect accent under a sleek black dress jacket or above the top button of a white collared shirt, a chain adds substance and refinement to any outfit.
No one does it better than Versace. The Medusa Chain Necklace – a statement gold chain chocker featuring the iconic Medusa icon – is a perfect balance of modern and vintage. It combines a vintage effect colour quality with a bold and flashy link chain. This metal statement piece is nickel and lead free, as well as hypoallergenic.
Featuring a premium 1-inch link, the Riot heavy-duty choker chain by Vitaly is a hard one to miss. Available in stainless steel, gold, and polished black, this chain also shows off a bold buckle clasp and a laser-etched logo.
Another retro classic that’s been resurrected in the world of men’s fashion is the bolo tie. A simple yet elegant accessory to dress up an outfit, the bolo tie pays homage to western fashion and philosophy.
Prada’s Saffiano Bolo Tie is a must-have this holiday season. Featuring Italian-made brushed leather and the iconic Prada triangle logo in an elegant, enameled metal finish, this piece guarantees a standout evening.
Made in Poland from vegetable-tanned black leather strips carefully braided into a cord, the Nudie Jeans Nisse Bolo Tie features a beautiful metal ornament clasp and tips that have been engraved with traditional Swedish patterns.
There are so many options to choose from when it comes to men’s bracelets, but fashion experts advise to stay on the side of simplicity when it comes to this particular jewellery piece.
Thomas Sabo’s Black Leather Skull Bracelet is a beautiful yet subtle addition to any wristwatch. It features fine braided Nappa leather and a signature 3D-handcrafted skull bead in blackened 925 Sterling silver with black zirconia stones. The bracelet is available in both 17cm and 19cm.
The layered look is here to stay, and Fossil is the go-to name when it comes to simple yet refined bracelets. The Vintage Casual Black Leather Multi Strand Bracelet features a braided texture and black hue all in genuine leather. The fold over metal clasp adds a hint of charm.
While vintage watches have been back on the market in full force, nothing can replace a modern timepiece. A perfect example of this is the ceramic watch, combining innovative high-tech materials with modern elements.
In a sea of popular watches this season, ceramics have stood the test of time and Rado’s latest invention – the Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic – is an essential piece in this category. It features Rado’s innovative high-tech ceramic monobloc case construction and a scratch-resistant and hypoallergenic high-tech ceramic. This elegant timepiece is powered by the premium Rado calibre R734 featuring a Nivachron™ hairspring.
The watch is a black ceramic version of Longine’s beloved Hydroconquest. This striking piece features a 43mm case with a matte black ceramic dial and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass. It has several layers of anti-reflective coating on both sides. The watch’s automatic L888 Caliber movement is self-winding with a power reserve of approximately 72 hours, while the 300m water resistance feature is a diver’s dream come true.
Gift guide: Rings
Long gone are the days when men’s rings were only worn by royalty or rap stars. Today, a ring is the next best fashion accessory after a wristwatch. So give this small yet effective detail the attention it deserves.
The Bicolour Multi Arrows Ring by Off-White combines Italian craftsmanship with the brand’s bold, modern approach to men’s fashion. Designed and made in Italy, this beautiful piece spotlights Off-White’s signature arrows wrapping around a silver-tone and orange brass band ring. The logo engraving is at the inner band.
This showstopping Empire Signet Ring from David Yurman is made for a man with purpose. Designed and carefully crafted in NYC, this sterling silver ring features a black onyx centrepiece surrounded by 0.68 carats of pavé black diamonds.
Nothing beats the gift of a classic steel watch, for any occasion.
You can’t go wrong with a gift from this legendary Swiss watchmaker. The TV TIME is a striking example of an affordable yet classic stainless-steel timepiece. It features a fun silvery sun-brushed dial with hints of colour encapsulating a quartz movement within a polished stainless-steel case.
An iconic name in the watchmaking game, TAG Heuer doesn’t disappoint with the Formula 1. This stainless-steel beauty features an asphalt-pattern dial with bright orange accents It has a black ceramic tachymeter scale with three subdials to ensure precision timekeeping to the fraction of a second. The 43mm fine brushed and polished stainless-steel case is water resistant to 200m and holds within a Quartz chronograph sure to delight any watch lover.