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8 great dress watches to wear to a wedding

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8 great dress watches to wear to a wedding

Who doesn’t love a good wedding? It’s the chance to celebrate the happiness of our nearest and dearest, and dress up to the nines in a gorgeous outfit! Being part of the Extropian gang, we know you’re going to want a great watch to be a part of that outfit so we’ve put together a list of suggestions that’ll help you make your mark. Without, of course, upstaging the bride!

Galvin Watch Company – Loimu ($459)

This Loimu is a refined combination of modern simplicity and classic elegance. It features a gorgeous Guilloché dial designed to evoke the blazing aurora borealis, elegant Alpha hands, simple markers at 12, 6, and 9 o’clock, and a date window at 3 o’clock. It's available in several different dial colors (we love the bold purple tones of the Tundra!) and comes with either a metal bracelet or leather strap if you prefer a more classic dress look.

Galvin Watch Company Loimu (Tundra)

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Visitor – Linden ($580) USA

The Linden is a great example of Visitor’s offbeat timepieces that focus on truly original design ! It comes in several different variants, but if you want a classic dress option, we’d recommend the Midnight with a “Tuxedo Black” leather strap. It boasts a stunning deep black “Wet-Ink” Crosshair dial, hands inspired by fountain pen nibs, teardrop-shaped indices, recessed minute markers around the edge, and a simple date window at 3 o’clock. The stainless-steel case uses multiple brushed and polished finishes and is beautifully slim at just 10.5mm.

 

Visitor Linden - Midnight

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Hesili – Original Series One ($595)

With the Original Series One, New York based Hesili have produced a quintessential neo-vintage Dress watch: versatile, elegant, and guaranteed to bring a flash of retro style to any wrist. It boasts a slim case (just 10.5mm) with a simple onion crown, and a plain lacquered dial with vintage arabic numerals and a discreet date window at 6 o’clock. If you want a really classic dress look, go for a black dial and matching leather strap, but if you prefer to add a flash of color there are other options too!

Hesili Original Series One - Classic Black

Hessili

Astor + Banks – Fortitude ($650)

If you’re after something a little less classically formal, Chicago-based Astor + Banks may have the perfect choice. Inspired by traditional Officers watches, the Fortitude is a great everyday watch with the versatility to switch from casual to formal depending on the occasion. It features a stainless-steel case, matching flat-link micro-adjust bracelet, and a delightfully minimalist dial with applied, wedge-shaped indices, elegant Sword hands, a date window at 6 o’clock, and little else. Other handy features include anti-magnetic shielding, a sapphire crystal with anti-glare coating, and 200m of water resistance (just in case things get out of hand and everyone ends up in the swimming pool!).

Astor + Banks Fortitude - Silver

Astor

Selten – Series 00 ($699)

Another option which can move effortlessly from sporty to dressy is the Series 00.00 from Hong kong-based Selten. The eye-catching dial is made from a piece of the Muonionalusta Meteorite which landed in northern Scandinavia and, combined with the elegant heated blue steel hands, provides a beautiful contrast of color and texture when hit by the light. There’s also a revolving day/night indicator featuring a sun and moon made of two slices of meteorite (one light, one dark) - perfect if the party goes on into the early hours! 

Selten - Series 00 - Midnight Blue Meteorite

Selten

Farer – Discovery II Three Hand Automatic – ($910)

The Discovery II Three-Hand Automatic perfectly encapsulates Farer’s reputation for great design and beautiful finishes. And it’s an ideal choice if you want to add a dash of color to your outfit!  The dial is the real star here, with its deep mulberry purple hues, vertical brushed sunray finish, chamfered center, vintage-style mirror indices, and syringe hands. The second hand is even tipped with burnt orange for an extra pop of vivid color!

Farer Three Hand Automatic - Discovery

Farer

Neucarl – The Sept Mai ($1,250)

Neurcarl’s signature model, the Sept Mai, features a polished stainless-steel case, domed sapphire crystal glass, and a truly impressive Sandwich dial with minimalist indices, lumed apertures, and elegant skeleton hands. It’s available in a range of versions, with different dial and strap colors, depending on how bold you want to be. The Roma features a classic combo of a white and silver dial with a simple brown strap, while the New York stands out with its vibrant blue dial, contrasting orange indices, and matching blue strap.

Neucarl Sept Mai - Roma Edition

Neucarl

AnOrdain – Model 1 ($3,585)

AnOrdain’s Model 1 is a classically understated choice which will add a touch of contemporary sophistication to any wedding outfit. It comes with a choice of vibrantly colored enamel dials, all made in-house by the company’s team of master jewelers and featuring the brand’s signature needle-shaped skeleton hands. We love the Plum Fumé edition, with its deep garnet center and impressive smoked edges that recall a glass of exceptional red wine – the perfect match for any nuptial celebration!

An0rdain Model 1 - Plum Fumé

Anordain

Conclusion

This is just a small selection of the great Dress watches being produced by independent brands right now. To find out more about any of them (and many others besides) check out Extropian’s database!

Created the 2023-08-09

Modified the 2024-06-17

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