Update your wardrobe and stay on time and in style this silly season

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Summer is right around the corner, and with it comes Christmas, New Year’s Eve and a host of balmy nights sipping Aperol Spritz under the setting sun. It’s a busy time of year, so take the stress out of the silly season with a wardrobe update that takes you from work Christmas parties to New Years Eve without missing a beat. Check out our recommendations below, and you may even find a few Christmas gifts for family and friends while you’re shopping for yourself.

Aquila Menswear is celebrating their 60th year with the modern, minimal Altair collectionDesigned in Australia and crafted in Italy, the range blends natural, earthy colours and collarless shirts for effortless style. A selection of lush linen suits work well for warm evenings, and their superfine wool suits with a modern wide check are ideal for office parties straight after work.

Christmas is the perfect time to invest in something you’ll wear year-round, starting with the party season. No matter what you’re wearing, the right watch can make an outfit, keeping you both on time and in style. These are our picks for understated class.

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Rolex Explorer II White Dial

Released in 1953, the Rolex Explorer II was designed as the ultimate watch for expeditions and mountaineering. With a scratchproof sapphire crystal, clear dial and luminescent markings, it was designed for explorers who know how to look good. The bezel has unique 24-hour markings and a separate hand to tell the exact hour, which is perfect for long summer days that turn into nights.

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Tag Heuer Heritage Autavia “Watches of Switzerland Anniversary Edition”

Worn by Formula One race car drivers and designed with ultimate utility in mind, this limited edition Tag Heuer Heritage Autavia stands out from the crowd. With its sunray blue dial and orange central chronograph hand, it’s instantly recognisable as the Watches of Switzerland Anniversary limited edition for those in the know. Choose from the vintage brown calfskin strap with contrasting ecru topstitching for an elegantly casual vibe, or a seven-row steel ‘rice grain’ bracelet with folding clasp for a classic look.

Tudor Watches Black Bay Steel & Gold

Tudor’s Heritage Black Bay diver’s watch is now available in yellow gold and steel, making it an instant classic and a must-have heirloom. The black dial is offset with gold markings and a timeless black and gold bezel. As an added bonus, the new colour-way introduces the date function to the Heritage family – perfect for those with a full Christmas calendar. Available with a classic steel and yellow gold bracelet, or a simple aged leather strap for a modern, minimal vibe.

Jaeger LeCoultre Polaris Chronograph


The Jaeger LeCoultre Polaris Chronograph is the ultimate in understated elegance. With an automatic chronograph and tachymetre for tracking time with precision and a refined, simple black and white dial, it’s the ideal gentleman driver’s watch. Paired back with stainless steel and a subtle vintage calfskin strap, this watch wears well with any outfit and adds a subtle, old Hollywood charm.