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How to wear a timeless watch, with Phillips, Mr Porter and The Rake

For its second New York watch auction, entitled ‘Styled’, Phillips has teamed up with Mr Porter and The Rake to curate an accompanying ‘handbook’, comprising a number of beautifully curated outfits around selected timepieces from the catalogue, each suited to a different location…

Comprising 120 collectable watches ranging from the affordable to the ultra-desirable, Phillips’ ‘Styled: Timeless Watches and How to Wear Them’ sale takes place on 5 December in New York. With the assistance of leading lifestyle names Mr Porter and The Rake, the sale’s catalogue aims to provide an idea of how selected modern and vintage timepieces could be paired with stylish outfits for different destinations. After all, watches, as with clothes, are an extension of your personality and how you present can prove invaluable in so many different situations. 

The outfits chosen by Mr Porter and The Rake are suited to occasions ranging from Wimbledon or Goodwood to heading out on safari, holidaying in the Caribbean, or attending an important board meeting. They’re thoughtfully curated around the sale’s most striking pieces. For après-ski, for example, Mr Porter thoughtfully paired a Patek Philippe Nautilus with a Canali roll-neck and beige corduroy trousers, while The Rake opted for a Grenfell gilet and calf-leather boots from Dainite to accompany the stunning Vacheron Constantin Turnograph. If you’re looking for some sartorial inspiration, the ‘handbook’ can be found here. You can find our 10 favourites watches from the sale listed below or, alternatively, browse the entire catalogue in the Classic Driver Market

Our 10 favourites from ‘Styled: Timeless Watches and How to Wear Them’