Don Draper knows the importance of good style. Its very essence exudes confidence that makes others stand up and pay attention. Whilst you might have the slick suits and immaculate grooming down to a fine art, don’t forget about the accessories. Just as a pocket square can finish off a dapper suit, remember the style kudos of a good watch. A discerning gent such as Don Draper knows the worth of a good timepiece on his wrist, an element he would never forget from his sartorial armoury.
With the new season of Mad Men fast approaching, it seems the time is right to look at how you, a discerning gent in the very mould of Don Draper, can adorn a timepiece of your own worthy of the great man’s style. After all, at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce there are two rules: dress sharp and always be on time. Elysium Magazine picks four timepieces that’ll cover you on both accounts.
Hamilton Jazzmaster Viewmatic 44MM Automatic Watch
Perfect with a slick suit, this Hamilton timepiece with a 44mm width stainless steel case poses a dominance that will catch the eye. The black dial and silver detailing add to its masculine feel, whilst the brown leather strap compliments the grey of a suit. It’s a timepiece Don Draper would wear to the Monday morning board me meeting, where even when he says little, his mere presence has all the influence he needs.
Mühle Glashütte Antaria Datum Automatic Watch
Timeless style is one thing this Mühle Glashütte timepiece has in abundance. This would not look out of place in the 1960s or present day. The simplistic styling of the silver dial with black leather strap is powerful yet subtle – a virtue shared by Don Draper himself. This is a timepiece that’ll look good pitching for the big deal during the day, then celebrating at the bar at night.
Raymond Weil Freelancer Automatic Watch
If you’re after a more contemporary feel to your timepiece but don’t want to lose anything in the Don Draper style stakes, this Raymond Weil is for you. The steel case and strap is a picture of masculine refinery but it’s the detailing on the dial that gives this watch a little extra.
Maurice Lacroix Les Classiques Tradition Automatic Watch
Bold, classy and eye-catching are three elements that sum up this timepiece from Maurice Lacroix. The two-tone steel and gold casing with black dial and leather strap is fine detailing but nothing over the top. A timepiece Don Draper might couple with a suave black tux when attending a glamorous awards diner, just to let the world know how much of a discerning gent he is. As if they didn’t know already!