Minimalmatic describes watches that embrace a classic, simplistic aesthetic over cluttered, complicated design. While an appreciation for everything vintage continues to grow, an elite collection of chronographs have now become desired by both veteran watch connoisseurs and newcomers alike. These next timepieces sacrifice no luxury and prove that in some cases, less is more.
Swiss watch designer Maurice Lacroix has created this collection of chronographs with elegance and simplicity in mind. The watch has a water resistance rating of 5 atm, while its case is made of sapphire crystal equipped with anti-reflective coating. Available with either a calf leather strap or the trendy milanais bracelet, this watch is free of clutter and is perfect for everything from business meetings to casual events.
Vintage WW1 régulateur pink gold
The WW1 Régulateur timepiece pays homage to early horlogerie, with its vintage design and simple look. One of the more noticeable features of the watch are the independently placed non-coaxial hour and minute hands. With only 99 pieces available in pink gold, this Bell & Ross watch is as exceptional as it is hard to find.
Daniel Wellington’s Classic Sheffield is a testament to the timeless appeal of a well-crafted watch with a simple design. Boasting a black leather strap accented with a 40mm rose gold body and eggshell white dial, this water-resistant timepiece is effortlessly chic. This must-have embraces quality design with Japanese quartz movement, making it the perfect everyday accessory.
Piaget is known for making the thinnest and most complex watches in the world, and the Altiplano line is no exception to that rule. Behind its simple finish is the new Piaget calibre 883 p, which is the thinnest hand wound flyback chronograph to date. Piaget did not hold back on features while crafting this piece as it can display dual time zones simultaneously.
Staying away from heavy decoration and ornamentation, Hamilton has added a new classic to its collection that’s perfect for any occasion. The Swiss-made time teller’s standout features include a scratch-resistant Sapphire dial, a skeleton case back, and a date display at the 6 o’clock position. Whether you choose to wear anything from a casual polo, to a well-tailored suit, the watch’s simple design is sure to add an effective accent to your attire.
Max Bill Chronoscope
Multi-faceted Swiss designer Max Bill understood the balance between form and function. This is evident in his collection of wristwatches released by Junghans, featuring both Bill’s original designs along with a few updated variations. The Chronoscope features a splash proof stainless steel case, calfskin strap, and a stopwatch function. Now half a century old, this classic timepiece has proven to withstand the test of time.
The Patrimony embodies stylistic purity. This luxury watch is water-resistant down to a depth of 30 metres. Its dial is made of scratch-resistant sapphire, and it possesses a 40-hour power reserve. With a self-winding 4400 AS calibre and 18k 5N pink gold case, and brown leather band, the Patrimony represents the ideal marriage between technological advancement and classic design.