Wearing his watch over a shirt cuff was Fiat heir Gianni Agnelli’s trademark during his heady reign as the Rake of the Riviera. So personal was this alpha-male flourish that no one has displayed enough swagger to pull it off since. Enter Tom Ford, who has applied his tastemaker’s eye to his first Swiss-made watch design, a classic rectangular timepiece of such well-considered proportions as to perpetuate Agnelli’s stylistic legacy in a thoroughly modern manner. The arched-back caseback makes it simple to change the strap (there are 50 leather options to choose from, as well as two sizes and four finishes), while proving a snug fit on the wrist – or cuff. §

As originally featured in Precious Index, our Watches & Jewellery supplement (see W*230)