The Watch Man

Is it true that a watch makes the man? Well, I believe that a man’s watch can definitely tell who you are and what you are about. To watch lovers it will come to no surprise that as a man who likes clean lines and a timeless look, I’m excited to announce my partnership with […]

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Is it true that a watch makes the man? Well, I believe that a man’s watch can definitely tell who you are and what you are about. To watch lovers it will come to no surprise that as a man who likes clean lines and a timeless look, I’m excited to announce my partnership with IWC for a series of stories. At the age of 28, it is a privilege to be part of the IWC family and friends of the brand and yet to stand as the opportunity to represent the company’s vision in the digital age.

For the watch enthusiasts among you, quintessentially Swiss that oozes elegance, IWC is a brand that has been in my radar for quite a while and needs no introduction. The history and heritage behind every hand-made watch is hypnotizing, there is something magical about them that I personally look forward exploring with you all.

This special story, shot in 22 Tite Street (a stunning and generously 6-bedroom family house in Chelsea- Thanks to nu:builds) features probably the ultimate legend of all the iconic IWC watches, The Portofino hand-wound big date watch. The timepiece is a reminiscence of the fishing village of Portofino in the late 1970s, inspiringly classic with a distinctive signature, the pinnacle of haute horlogerie.  As time moves on, the dial is constant, eternal, infinite and simply the black alligator Santoni leather strap compliments the dial perfectly. To a great journey together…

M.

Suit: Dsquared2, Shirt: Brooks Brothers, Tie: Prada, Watch: IWC Portofino hand-wound big date

Photos: Jake Armstrong

Grooming: Stephanie Stokkvik

Special thanks to nu:builds for providing us access to 22 Tite Street and their great support.

  • This is very nice – the look suits you. Well done on a great partnership :)

  • Tadeyev T

    The IWC Portofino is far too big in my taste for a classic suit/shirts like the ones you are wearing.
    39-40mm would look more elegant. (There are many modern and vintage brands that would fit the bill nicely). Anyway, oversized watches lke the Portofino (based on a pocketwatch caliber) are slowly going out of fashion at the moment….

  • Chane

    Beautifully executed Matthew well done

  • Luke Ross

    Fantastic shots Matthew, love the tone!

    http://www.thefashionsamaritan.com

  • Abby Yih

    good look. if show them in Watches chain store for sale, it should be displayed in the high end quality watch showcase.