May 18, 2008
by Ariel Adams
Yesterday, I attended a very nice family wedding, which of course is not typically news for the blog, but this time there are a minor detail that sparked a worthwhile mention. The groom, who I had met for the first time on the day of the wedding, instantly impressed me, making me feel extra good about his entrance into the extended family. The reason for my quick fondness was the fact that he was wearing a rare watch that I owned as well. Of course, I could not dismiss his impeccable demeanor which might have also had something to do with my approval.
Surely you are each aware of my rich capacity to continually discuss the German Marcello C. brand of watches. Having a few of these excellent timepieces, I realize that ownership of a Marcello C watch is a rare treat. There just aren’t that many of them out there, and in the US you need to be actually looking for the watch to find it. So you can imagine how excited I was to see the groom wearing a shiny silver faced Marcello C. Nettuno 3 with his formal tuxedo on the day of his wedding. An honor for the watch, and the occasion.
The Marcello C. Nettuno 3 is an amazing watch for its looks and value. I reviewed the Nettuno 3 here, so my extended thoughts on the watch can be further digested. It got me thinking how nice a silver faced watch on a steel bracelet looks with a formal tuxedo. I would suggest that for an apt balance of masculinity and formal aesthetic, just such a watch should be adorned. A benefit to the styling of the classic diver’s watch that the Nettuno 3 is, presents itself in how well the watch is able to fit in to so many occasions.
You’ll no doubt agree it is a sharp look, and here are some visual examples of other silver faced watches that also look nice with the white tie experience. In addition to the Marcello C. Nettuno 3, is also a Marcello C. Senatore with a silver face, a gent’s Xemex Avenue with its modern and sophisticated approach, along with the highly traditional IWC Mark XV / Spitfire line of pilot inspired watches. Each I would argue is a perfect “marriage” with a formal tuxedo (typically has a white tie).
These might not be the traditional watches worn to such formal events, but they are better choices for the modern male who wants a dynamic watch that fits well in to such a role, yes is not limited by it. We need a watch that looks good in a tux, looks good at work, and looks good during play. The traditional formal watch does not necessarily do this, but I think you will agree each of these would. My continued congratulations to the happy couple, and the best for everyone’s joyous occasions.
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