Watches

6 Watches That NET-A-PORTER Editors Want To Wear Now

A fine timepiece should be a keystone of everyday dressing. Here, NET-A-PORTER’s fashion and fine jewelry experts select the timepieces that speak to them and share their watch-wardrobing style tips

Emily Wansbrough, senior fine jewelry and watches buyer

“From the moment I saw Cartier’s Watches & Wonders launches for 2021, the ‘Tank Louis’ design really stood out. It’s so refreshing to see this timeless design crafted in gold and complemented with a bold color. The claret strap is distinctive but still classic enough for everyday wear, and it is available in a chic navy shade, too. This fall, I’ll be wearing it with fine jewelry in yellow gold, like Anita Ko’s 18-karat gold choker and a Repossi ear cuff – precious accents to Saint Laurent’s checked blazer and Manolo Blahnik’s ‘Maysale’ mules.”

Clockwise from top left: ring, Spinelli Kilcollin; blazer, Saint Laurent; watch, Cartier; mules, Manolo Blahnik; choker, Anita Ko; ear cuff, Repossi; ring, Spinelli Kilcollin
Clockwise from top left: shirt, HommeGirls; bag, Loewe; pants, Max Mara; watch, Piaget; sneakers, The Row

Libby Page, senior market editor

“This outfit delivers the ultimate everyday look that I can easily wear on repeat and style in several ways. A crisp white shirt is always my starting point for an outfit, and this one from emerging designer HommeGirls is a style that I haven’t stopped wearing since I bought it. I’ll add navy (the new black) wide-leg pants from Max Mara, a pea coat from Valentino, Loewe’s luxurious new ‘Goya’ bag, and sneakers from The Row for that comfortable, casual attitude we want everything to ooze these days. The perfect finishing touch is Piaget’s rose-gold ‘Polo’ watch, which will instantly elevate any look and add polish to an everyday ensemble. It’s the perfect balance of masculine sports-luxe meets feminine styling, with the rose-gold bracelet and diamond-set bezel adding an oh-so-subtle bling.”

Charlie Boyd, fine jewelry and watches editor

“After so long without anywhere to go or any reason to dress up, I want to indulge in the pure, unadulterated luxury of an evening dress paired with a swathe of fine jewelry – complemented with a time-telling jewel, of course. The Hermès ‘Faubourg’ is peppered with precious pink and white sapphires in an ombre-blush effect from dial to buckle, making it the perfect companion for an evening look. Jenny Packham’s glittered-tulle gown is full-on fantasy dressing at its finest, so it deserves fairy-tale accessories, like Olympia Le-Tan’s ‘Cinderella’ clutch bag and Sophie Bille Brahe’s Botticelli-inspired pink-pearl earrings. But there’s never a reason to take the ‘Faubourg’ off – the morning after a black-tie event, I would wear it with a slouchy T-shirt and straight-leg jeans.”

Clockwise from top left: earrings, Sophie Bille-Brahe; watch, Hermès; dress, Jenny Packham; shoes, Christian Louboutin; ring, Anita Ko; clutch bag, Olympia Le-Tan