Reliability on the Wrist
Reliable is underrated. Sharp is great, and stylish is a fine and noble goal. But if what you’re wearing isn’t reliable, you might as well stay home in your sweatpants. That goes double when you’re talking about a diving watch, i.e., the thing that can mean the difference between making it to the surface with oxygen to spare and… not. Fossil knows this, having made “reliable” its watchword for more than a quarter of a century — part of the reason, no doubt, that luxury brands like Burberry and Emporio Armani have turned to Fossil to make watches under their names. For its first foray underwater, Fossil is focusing on affordable, dependable functionality. Water-resistance to 200 metres, a screw-down crown for added durability, superluminous watch hands, a 360-degree unidirectional top ring: all come together in one mid-size 45mm case with three interchangeable bands — nylon, rubber, and stainless steel (pictured). A reliable companion for wherever this season takes you. What more does a man need?
Steel limited-edition Breaker dive watch (Dhs1,645) by Fossil at Paris Gallery