Send them back to school in style this September
As summer ends, a generation of students – from new undergraduates to doctorate hopefuls – is heading back to campus. Should back to school shopping seem like a drag, we’ve rounded up seven stunning watches that are anything but mundane. From a modern, diamond studded Movado to a poetic Longines moonphase, these are anything but standard ‘starter’ watches. We choose pieces that have personality and a level of formality, to ensure a selection that can be worn to first interviews and internships, and through the beginnings of a post-graduation career as well.
While many of Movado’s ladies’ offerings would perfectly accompany a simple black dress and blazer during that first-year internship, we’re partial to the legible dial on this diamond-set Sapphire. Afterall, practicality first for a time-strapped business school student. Movado Sapphire, $1,495; troverie.com
Raymond Weil Shine “Etoile” Special Edition
Adaptable to every iteration of a college wardrobe, the Shine ‘Etoile” comes with a soft ballet pink Repetto leather strap, a brushed charcoal leather strap, and a sleek steel bracelet. At $1,350, this 3-in-1 stunner is a fantastic collection starter. Raymond Weil Shine “Etoile” Special Edition, $1,350; troverie.com
Omega De Ville Prestige Quartz
The stunning De Ville Prestige Quartz is certainly an investment – but it’s a great classic watch for a student to wear for years to come. We love the feminine mother of pearl dial and slender rose-gold plated indexes and Roman numerals. Plus, the mixed metals provides premium versatility. Omega De Ville Prestige Quartz, $5,200; troverie.com.
For Him or Her:
Nomos Glashütte Club 38 Campus
The aptly named Club Campus looks as good with a t-shirt as it does with a something a bit more formal, come internship time. This one also has a beautiful sapphire caseback to admire the mesmerizing movement – should the student in mind need a distraction mid lecture. Nomos Glashütte Club 38 Campus, $1,650; troverie.com.
Longines Master Automatic
The most romantic complication of the watch world, the moon phase is a feature that never goes out of style. Gift this watch to the academia-bound English literature student. The Longines Master Collection, $3,325; troverie.com.
Breitling Navitimer 8 Automatic
Inspired by Breitling watches of the 1930’s and 1940’s, this practical and cool pilot’s watch has a younger edge thanks to the Black DLC-coated steel and black dial. It’s monochromatic look makes it universally loved, but we think it’s a great timepiece for the college athlete. Breitling Navitimer 8 Automatic, $3,930; troverie.com.
Bell & Ross BR S Grey Camouflage
A subtler design than usual from the usually very sporty and bold Bell & Ross, this distinct camouflage patterned timepiece has a unique aesthetic perfect for the discerning art student. Bell & Ross BR S, $1,900; troverie.com.