How To Style A Suit And Watch Combo | Watch Hut
When it comes to getting suited and booted, a watch can make or break your overall look. But just as you wouldn't show up to a black-tie event wearing a digital sports watch, a dress watch might look out of place with your smart-casual blazer.
To help you pick out the perfect timepiece and avoid any fashion faux pas, we've handpicked some of the finest watches from our extensive collection, which can be paired with a variety of suits for all sorts of occasions.
Watches for special occasions
Whether it's a black-tie event or your best mate's wedding, when it comes to special occasions, choose a classic watch that's sure to look timeless when you flip through the photos in years to come.
- Black tie
While you might be able to get away with different watch styles at professional or occasion settings, for a black-tie event go classic and opt for a dress watch.
Defined by a black leather strap, silver casing, and white face, it's a look that never goes out of style. And if you're worried you won't get enough use out of it, then fear not - it translates just as well into a professional setting, if your job denotes you wear a suit.
This beautiful Classic Automatic watch from Frederique Constant has plenty of old-school charm, ideal for a black-tie event. Featuring a luxurious black tortoiseshell leather strap and stainless-steel case, the white face has a vintage appeal with its Roman numerals and pocket-watch aesthetic.
Backed with the precision and quality craftmanship you'd expect from the Geneva-based brand, it's built to last a lifetime.
- Formal occasion or wedding
The dress code for the formal occasion or wedding will help determine the type of watch you choose. If you're required to wear a black suit, you can opt for a dress watch or something slightly less formal, such as a watch with a metal bracelet or brown leather strap.
This handsome watch from Louis Erard gives a modern twist to the old-fashioned glamour of a classic dress watch.
The black leather strap and stainless-steel casing make way for an oversized white face, featuring a pop of colour in the striking blue hands. Swiss-made, this mechanical watch also features the handy back-up of a power reserve.
This piece from Muhle Glashutte is a safe bet for any formal occasion. Its elegant, silver-metal bracelet and casing has a premium feel, and looks smart when paired with a black, grey, or blue suit.
The face looks fresh and modern, making it a versatile piece that can also be worn to work or a dinner party with friends.
Watches for business dress
Picking out a watch for work gives you plenty of options, and more room to play around with your individual sense of style. Check out some of our favourites, which can complement a variety of different suits, allowing you to stand out in that VIP meeting or big presentation.
Another piece that toys with the classic dress watch aesthetic is this distinctive Rotary Vintage Macanique Skeleton Watch. The shiny black patent leather strap and silver casing frame the star of the show, which is the skeleton face that displays the intricate inner-workings of the watch.
Subtle hints of blue, pink and gold provide a modern contrast to the vintage Roman numerals, making this watch one that will get you noticed.
Armani is known for producing sharp suits that make you look your best, and this black Ceramic chronograph is the ideal companion for the modern business man.
The ceramic bracelet fastens with a handy push-button clasp, while the oily black face features silver hour markers, date function, and chronograph. It's a smart and sporty piece that can look as good in business as it does out on the town.
Water-resistant up to 200m, it features a sleek stainless-steel bracelet and an attractive bezel that blends red, green and white numbers. A versatile piece that will go well with wetsuits and business suits alike.
Watches for smart casual wear
If you like to rock a blazer and jeans combo when you're hitting the tiles, you have the luxury of being able to choose from a wide range of watch types. From brown leather straps to fashionable rose gold pieces, you can really let loose with your own personal sense of style.
This Alpina Pilot Heritage Watch is the ultimate smart-casual timepiece, and looks great paired with a navy blazer, white shirt, and jeans. Commissioned to celebrate 130 years of the iconic Swiss brand, it features a chocolate brown leather strap and a gold PVD Plated case and dials.
The handsome face has a vintage appeal, boasting a bicompax chronograph display, as well as tachymeter scale and telemeter. Complement the watch further by styling your outfit with brown leather shoes and a belt.
Tissot has been pioneering the fine art of watchmaking since 1853, but this Powermatic 80 Automatic watch is anything but dated. Featuring a winning combination of black and rose gold, it's the ideal watch for the modern man who likes to keep ahead of fashion, and looks great paired with dark coloured blazers.
Selecting the perfect watch to complement your suit takes a little time, but when you get it right, the results are worth it. Browse our entire collection of men's watches and discover hundreds of premium pieces in a variety of styles.