A different face for every phase. How many watches should a man own?

There are many brands to choose from and even more models. Rolex, Omega, Patek Philippe, Blancpain, Breitling, Hublot, IWC, Jaeger Le Coutre, Patek Philippe, IWC, Panerai, Jaeger Audemar Piguet, Parmigiani and Richard Mille. A watch is one of the few ways a man can wear jewellery and because of that the importance of a well chosen watch cannot be underestimated.

Dappad recommends:

For when you are feeling sporty. the diving watch: The father of the diving watch is the 1953 Rolex Submariner that Sean Connery wore as James Bond in “Dr. No”. The first watch to go below as far as 100m. The watch has also been the main source of inspiration for diving watches made ever since.

 

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For when being a gentleman matters. the dress watch: A beautiful piece of jewellery used for formal occasions, like dinner and black tie parties. Elegance is key when choosing a dress watch. Dappad favours Jaeger le Coultre Grand Reverso Duo. 

 

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For when you are feeling adventurous or maybe flying your own plane, the aviator watch: Made for pilots before electronic navigation was a prerequisite in airplanes. The aviator watch took off when Cartier made the first one back in 1911. Today the most famous one is probably Breitling’s Navitimer, still worn by many pilots as a symbol of their profession.

 

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For when you turn the engine on, the driving watch: Driving watches are made for action sports where a chronograph feature is a must for measuring times with high precision. The watch taps into masculine universe where speed and horsepower are the rules to play by. Tag Heuer Formula 1 Calibre 16 Chronograph 44mm is one of the well known driving watches out there.

 

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For everyday: Choose a minimalist watch that takes you from day to night, from the City to Soho. Your everyday watch is elegant, simple and practical. Very famous in the 60’s and worn by some of the greatest style icons like Serge Gainsbourg, David Bowie and Mick Jagger and the Dappad’s personal favorite is a vintage Omega Seamster Deville.

 

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The watch you hand down to your son: A good watch will last for generations. It is considered a symbol of family tradition and the bond that exists between a father and a son. As the famous saying goes you don’t’ own a great watch, you simply just look after it. Dappad recommends Blancpain Basel 2014 Villeret 8 Days.

 

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Remember to wear your watch like you wear clothes. Always with confidence!

Get Your Gloves On!

Named after the town in which they’re based, Hestra the brand offers high quality products with exceptional fit. This family run business has been dominating the glove-making market since 1936 when a local farmer Martin Magnusson started making gloves for loggers. After a ski slope was built in the area the following year the entrepreneurial Magnusson sold ski gloves…Fast forward to today, Hestra makes finest quality ski and outdoor gloves, work gloves and exceptionally elegant dress gloves to keep your hands warm during the winter months. They carry over 400 styles in 30 colours.

Dappad recommends

EDWARD Glove Black

Edward gloves

Edward is a classic style hand sewn in lambskin with wool lining decorated with three lines of stitchings. This thin and soft high gloss leather comes from hair sheep in Ethiopia and is tanned and dyed in Naples. Italian wool lining insulates down to minus five degrees Celsius ensuring that your hands stay warm in cold and damp weather.

ANDREW Glove Black

Andrew glove

If you like your leather with a bit more of a grain texture Hestra’s Andrew in deerskin might be a better alternative to the gloss Edward style. This clean design is cut in one piece from white tailed deer from North America. Wool lined for Autumn and Winter.

SÄRNA Glove Tan

Sarna gloves

SÄRNA is a casual glove form Hestra’s Sport Classic line made from elk leather and lined with fleece. Swedish and Finish elk leather is extremely durable with beautiful grain texture that will only get softer with age and wear. This classic style is a must have for everyday.

UTSJÖ Glove in Tan

Utsjo glove

UTSJÖ is another sport classic glove made from Nordic elk grain textured leather. A pre-curved, supple design with primaloft filling gives a down-like feeling. Lined with fleece the glove retains heat well, carries out moisture and dries out quickly.

Hairsheep Wool Tricot Glove in Grey

Hairsheep gloves

This contemporary design was inspired by Hestra’s Scandinavian heritage. Made out of the finest lambskin sourced from Ethiopia and wool tricot, this style will keep your hands warm during cold and damp Autumn days.

With Hestra gloves it will be easy to fight the cold season after season!

Erika, Ewa & Tine x