Ah, the nightlife. Nothing beats a great weekend with awesome friends, your loyal partner-in-crime, or just painting the town red like true bachelor and bachelorettes should. In order to enjoy the moonlight though, you need to look the part: You need to be dapper, flashy, and confident. So iron out that dress shirt and pull that tailored suit out of the closet, and make some magic in the limelight!
Confidence goes a long way, especially if you’re going to enjoy the weekend at a nightlife haven: the casino. It’s all about taking chances, rolling the dice, and you need the confidence to make it all happen to grab life by the horns and ride it to Monday. Whether you’re at your local hotspot, or at a luxury establishment at Monte Carlo, you need to be at your best.
Nothing exudes ‘confidence’ like a great outfit and a watch that has the same vibe. You want everyone to look at your wrist; whether you do that risky hit on 16 at the Blackjack table or reading your opponent at the Poker table, you need something to boost your presence.
Whether you’re hitting your favorite local hotspot, or are frequenting one of the many high-end establishments in stylish Monte Carlo, we’ve picked 8 watches that may bring you success at the table and help you walk home with the pot.
Tissot Excellence 18K Gold (T926.410.76.041.00)
This watch screams ‘excellence’. It even sports it in their name! This nifty offering from Swiss maker Tissot is part of their T-Gold collection and at 40mm, it can easily slip under a well-cut suit. Gold is everywhere in this watch; from gold indices to the 18K gold case, it’s not too busy and just understated. Just like you.
The blue steel dial will sure pop against a dark colored suit, a crisp white shirt with French cuffs, and will be a talk at the table when you reveal that Full House.
Hamilton Jazzmaster Viewmatic Auto (H32755851)
When you’re out on the town, you want a classic style with an aura of sophistication. This piece from Hamilton is a good example of that.
At 44mm, the Viewmatic Auto is a big contender but offers a great conversation-starter: the multi-textured gray dial adds a dimension that will intrigue the detail-oriented people. They’ll be more focused on what the watch is all about and raised the pot, instead of checking. They checked your wrist instead!
The dial is contrasted with a cognac brown leather strap and will be a perfect partner for your navy suit or dress shirt.
Montblanc Timewalker GMT (36065)
If you’re out and about, counting all your winnings because of that awesome river card and had the urge to visit southern Italy, you’ll need a trusty companion to keep you in check. A guide to ensure that you know what time it is in your home turf while gallivanting around Europe, enjoying the fruits of your labor. In comes the GMT watch!
A fine example from Montblanc is the Timewalker GMT. Featuring two time zones, it will remind you to play it safe because you need to go home and you still didn’t buy that airfare. Or it’ll remind you to embrace your adventurous side and see what life is like in Monte Carlo while you recover your winnings.
TAG Heuer Monaco Chronograph (CAW211P.FC6356)
Continuing with the classic theme, wearing this example around your wrist would make you an instant winner. Or at least, have the vibe that you are. The Monaco is a history-making timepiece as it features the first water resistant square faced timepiece and the first automatic chronograph.
I personally love the blue face with red accents, and with the perforated leather strap, it is such a great timepiece to own. At 39mm, it’s not a big accessory but the square face will grab your dealer’s attention. Featuring a Calibre 11 movement, they’ll ask you about your intentions as the high limit side is on the other side of the casino. No matter, as that’s a good problem to have.
Omega DeVille Co-Axial Master Chronometer Annual Calendar (418.104.22.168.02.001)
With a long product name like this Omega, it’s sure to capture the hearts of any jet-setter out and about to enjoy the life. Featuring a clear case back and a 41mm steel case, it’s a sophisticated example of timeless design.
With the indices made out of 18K white gold, featuring an annual calendar, and a movement that is magnetic-resistant, it features details that pops from a gray blazer, or a linen suit.
I love the roman numerals and the thin, sculpted hands on the dial and sporting a brand that any successful person would know.
Bremont Solo (WH-SI)
A young British timemaker is making an impact in the horology market and offers a niche watch that has their own unique personality. In poker, winning requires finesse and being able to read your opponents well. The Bremont Solo would add individualism that no mainstream brand can do and will give your opponents a tough time to read on who you really are: is he a risk-taker buying a watch that not a lot of people have heard of, or is he a reserved player because he bought a watch that not a lot of people have heard of and doesn’t like attention?
See? I’m confused already. Featuring an automatic chronometer movement, the Solo is 43mm and with a white face, the Bremont is a big piece but I love the unique details like the triangle at 12 o’clock.
Cartier Tank Anglaise (W5310009)
A great example from French jeweler, Cartier, is the classic and timeless Cartier Tank. Created in 1917 and inspired by French tanks, this timepiece is a great piece to have and will cause your opponents to sweat on the table. At 39.2 x 29.8mm the Tank Anglaise is unique with the bold, in-your-face Roman numerals designed around a thick-framed white rectangular face. Brash and intimidating, it makes an impact on anyone who wears it.
This is an all-steel example and has heft to it. It will look so good when you roll up your sleeves to make that calculated play.
Breitling Transocean Chronograph (RB015212/G738-433X)
Switzerland, as you all know, is the land of timepieces and this example from Breitling is a fine example of excellence and quality. The Transocean Chronograph is a classic self-winding piece and has designs reminiscent of 1960’s chronograph. This 43mm example will have a great presence around the casinos and will cause double-takes from the card dealers.
It only has a 70 hour power reserve, so once that stops, it should remind you to quit while you’re ahead or that you partied way too hard, the latter of which, is a bold-face lie.
This rose gold example shows that you have class and that you don’t mess around the table. You don’t have time for that, as time is money.