Tough Timepieces for Miami Men
by roberta naas
Miami has grown into a modern metropolis built of glass and steel, with more than a dash of glamour. In fact, steel has been one of the most important materials in our cityscape, and because of our building booms and preeminence as a major port, steel is a leading local industry. For watchmaking, stainless steel is also omnipresent, especially when it comes to chronographs and multi-time-zone watches. Many of today’s boldest functional sports watches are offered in stainless steel cases with steel bracelets for easy wearability in warm weather and azure water. These watches keep time in powerful style, and their classic design evokes easygoing elegance—a good fit for Miami men.
Offering time around the world, this Girard-Perregaux WW.TC Financial Chronograph ($18,600) houses the GP Manufacture GP033C0 automatic movement and displays the working hours of 24 of the world’s stock markets. The case has a sporty steel appeal with a steel bracelet. Morays Jewelers, 50 NE Second Ave., Miami, 305-374-0739
From Breitling, this Chronomat 44 GMT watch ($9,820) is created in a new 44mm diameter and distinguished by a rotating bezel that provides a 24-hour third timezone reading. The COSC-certified chronometer watch houses the Breitling Caliber 04 movement. Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., 305-935-9350
This Parmigiani Fleurier Pershing Zero-Zero-Two Chronograph ($19,500) is created in honor of the yacht collection whose name it bears. The classic 42mm case houses the automatic Parmigiani Calibre PF 334 with chronograph indicators and date aperture. The push-pieces are black rubber, and the watch features a unidirectional rotating bezel and tachometer scale. Les Bijoux at Mizner Park, 306 N. Plaza Real, Boca Raton, 561-361-2311
photograph by marshall troy; allaire Brushed-nickel desk fan, restoration hardware ($119)