The Sharpest Simple Watches

These days, less is definitely more. Take fashion brands of the moment Jil Sander, Prada, Cos and Marni where, aside from the occasional Hawaiian print and platform brogue detour, the look is utmost minimalism.

Contemporary watch design is swinging in the same direction. Gone is the era of intrusive, oversized wrist-crushers – the world of U-Boat.

Right now, the hottest timepieces have pared-back dials in super-slim cases. Mounted on understated straps, they encourage a sense of unhurried elegance.

See above for our selection of the finest. 

1. Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Extra Thin in rose gold, £17,890

2. Bell & Ross WW1 Regulator in pink gold, £14,000

3. Uniform Wares 302 Series in brushed steel, £620

4. Longines Heritage Military 1938 in steel, £1,040

5. Zenith Heritage Ultra Thin in steel , £3,400

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