The IWC Aquatimer Automatic “35 Years Ocean 2000” reference IW329101 reimagines one of the most interesting professional dive watches of all time. That being the original IWC Ocean 2000 watch collection that was released in the 1980s and produced by IWC for Porsche Design. More recently IWC has reintroduced the Ocean 2000 in the form of this updated Aquatimer model, which represents the latest and greatest dive watch collection from IWC.
Exclusively for the aBlogtoWatch audience, online men’s fashion retailer MR PORTER (an IWC authorized dealer) has styled the IWC Aquatimer Automatic 35 Years Ocean 2000 watch by complimenting it with a selection of suggested men’s clothing items and accessories. MR PORTER knows clothing like aBlogtoWatch knows timepieces. Let’s see what clothing the fashion professionals at MR PORTER paired with this 42mm wide titanium diver’s watch that comes on a technical-looking black rubber strap. Here is what MR PORTER has to say about the particular IWC timepiece and the fashion angle taken here:
“Though it may be the slimmest diving watch currently on offer from IWC Schaffhausen, this Aquatimer Automatic 35 Years Ocean 2000 (created to celebrate the Aquatimer’s 35th anniversary) is still quite a sturdy beast, cased as it is in pressure-resistant titanium. It’s so tough, in fact, that we think it’s better contrasted against a softer kind of style, namely one of Thom Browne’s classic, vintage-inspired sweatshirts and an ultra-soft suede jacket from Amsterdam’s Salle Privee. Like the Aquatimer, these are timeless pieces that are not too dressed up, and perfect for any weekend where you want to look your best.”
Shirt: Dunhill Silk-Mesh Polo Shirt
MR PORTER says: Dunhill’s polo shirt is woven from Tussah silk-mesh that’s naturally soft and lustrous, as well as exceptionally durable, so you can guarantee this piece will hold its shape over time. It’s accented with polished mother-of-pearl buttons and ribbed trims. Layer yours beneath a suede or denim jacket. MR PORTER item number 1056273 @ $550 USD here.
Pants: Brunello Cucinelli Navy Chalk-Striped Wool Drawstring Suit Trousers
MR PORTER says: Brunello Cucinelli has been flying the flag for relaxed tailoring for years. We’re on board for comfort’s sake alone, but these drawstring trousers have the added benefit of being smart enough for the office, particularly when worn with the matching blazer. Tailored from soft chalk-striped wool, they have neat pleats through the front and are partially lined to withstand creasing, even if you’re sitting in meetings all day. MR PORTER item number 1065781 @ $975 USD here.
Shoes: Brunello Cucinelli Leather-Trimmed Nubuck Sneakers
MR PORTER says: Brunello Cucinelli’s sneakers are released this season in supple taupe nubuck. Made in Italy, they’re paneled with grained leather in a darker tone and grounded by flexible rubber soles. MR PORTER item number 995205 @ $945 USD here.
Sweatshirt: Thom Browne Slim-Fit Striped Loopback Cotton-Jersey Sweatshirt
MR PORTER says: “My motto is: keep it simple,” says Mr. Thom Browne, and a timeless grey sweatshirt is the pinnacle of that philosophy. This Japanese-made version is as comfortable and versatile as athletic styles, but elevated by mother-of-pearl buttons and the designer’s signature four bar striping looped around the arm in lieu of a logo. MR PORTER number 982253 @ $510 USD here.
Jacket: Salle Privee Eero Suede Bomber Jacket
MR PORTER says: Salle Privée doesn’t release collections based on seasons, but rather as one complete range of timeless staples. Cut slimmer than your average bomber jacket, this ‘Eero’ style has been made in Italy from supple brown suede. It’s lightweight, but fully lined, so it will deliver warmth without weighing you down. MR PORTER item number 937029 @ $2,545 USD here.
Frames: Cutler and Gross Round-Frame Acetate Optical Glasses
MR PORTER says: Rounded glasses like these from Cutler and Gross will be particularly flattering on those who’ve got heart or square-shaped faces. This pair has been handmade in Italy from chunky black acetate and decorated with subtle silver tips at the hinges. MR PORTER item number 1081318 @ $440 USD here.See MR PORTER’s Luxury Watch Guide here along with all the timepieces they sell.
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