The great thing about buying a watch from Ryan & Gilbert is that you can build up a collection without subjecting your wallet to a devastating blow. Our timepieces have been carefully designed to promise comfort and functionality on the wrist, with designs suitable for all eventualities. Developed from a range of quality materials, you can keep perfect track of the time day or night whilst looking adequately dressed for the occasion.
Our collections comprise elegant dress watches, three-handed date models and sporty chronographs, as well as a choice between a metal bracelet, a traditional leather band or an ergonomic rubber strap. You can opt for a smart-casual look at the weekend or dip into your collection for something ultra-refined by night. Likewise, you can travel comfortably in a stylish chronograph or hit the gym in a sports watch before heading down to the beach for an evening stroll.
Building up a watch collection is also about choosing wisely. Here’s a guide made by us here at Ryan & Gilbert to take you through the different watch styles available and how best to wear them.
Dress watches (Price range £149 – £159)
For black-tie events and special occasions, only a classic timepiece will do. Watches with a simple, pared-down dial and a luxurious case are ideal for adding a touch of opulence to a favourite suit. Ryan & Gilbert offer elegant dress watches with polished gold-plated cases for adding a luxurious finish to formal attire. For the best place to start shopping for dress watches, look towards our Knightsbridge watch collection. The range is lined with two-handed white dials and lustrous silver or yellow gold-plated cases. The watches are available on straps that vary from smooth Tobacco to dark brown imitation alligator leather. The dial of each Ryan & Gilbert watch from the Knightsbridge collection is adorned with a quilted pattern effect, which gives a sense of interest and depth to each design.
Office watches (Price range £135 – £155)
Whether a business entrepreneur or an office clerk, the watch you wear for work should become an extension of your personality. Office watches need to provide a functional and stylish presence. You want to show your co-workers you are organised, punctual but also like to take pride in your appearance. Finding the right office watch is all about balancing the two. Ryan & Gilbert Mayfair watches feature minute and hour hands for a simplistic approach to timekeeping. Stripping everything back to basics, you get to read the time off the dial instantaneously as well as keep track of the days of the month with a useful date aperture at 3 o’clock. Slim and discreet enough to be slipped underneath the sleeve of an office shirt or suit jacket, the watches from this collection imbue a sense of sophistication whilst keeping you organised every day of the week.
Dual time zone watches (Price £289)
The revolutionary steel sports watch will always remain a timeless design. At Ryan & Gilbert, our St. Pauls watch is inspired by icons of the 70s – the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, Vacheron Constantin’s Overseas watch and Patek’s Nautilus to name just a few examples. Equipped with a bold screw-adorned steel octagonal-shaped bezel and a robust 100-meter water-resistant case, the sporty-looking St. Pauls watch provides you with a 24-hour scale, an additional dual time zone, a date feature and a date ring for travelling in ultimate style. A supple rubber strap equipped with an “R&G”-engraved steel tang buckle will keep the watch securely fastened to your wrist whether your crossing time zones or styling this watch with something more casual at the weekend.
Classic chronograph watches (Price range £179 – £199)
Ryan & Gilbert watches from the Westminster collection unite the functional aspect of a chronograph watch with a luxurious aesthetic. Available in rose and yellow gold-plated cases, the watches, complete with traditional leather straps, look stylish whether paired with a suit or a pair of jeans. Chronograph counters at 12 and 6 o’clock against a crisp white background enable you to measure elapsed time effectively using the polished push-pieces at 2 and 4 o’clock on the case. The silver and yellow gold-plated white leather options are also perfect for ladies who prefer the “boyfriend watch” style, with a unisex case size of 40mm.
For more information, you can explore further details of the watches we’ve covered in this guide to different watch styles here.