The Best Men’s Black & Gold Watches For All Budgets

Jewelry & Watches

Monochrome and metallic has long been a go-to pairing in the watch industry, and black and gold has always been the frontrunner.

Classically sharp in approach, a black leather strap and gold casement make excellent bedfellows for several reasons: it’s a timeless combination that will never go out of style, it matches (almost) any suit, and using gold as an accent makes a luxurious statement without coming across ostentatious.

Consider it a fail-safe horological purchase; a simple solution to the watch investment conundrum.

With this in mind, we’re set to showcase our favourite designs on the market, for three different budgets.

Affordable Options

If you’re low on pounds but high on style, look no further than this gem from Tissot (£165).

Roman numerals and pin-thin hands add a traditionalist element more associated with the likes of IWC or Jaeger-LeCoultre – but for a fraction of the price. It comes complete with an end-of-life indicator and anti-scratch sapphire crystal glass.


When it comes to contemporary timepieces, Shore Projects are definitely considered one of the cooler kids on the block.

More suited to the Peckham Palais than the Palais-Royal, the British brand’s Abersoch model (£125) channels old school classicism in a new school design that includes a rose gold dial with unusual (but still appealing) silver indices and a respectable Miyota movement.


Daniel Wellington has forged an identity through strict adherence to minimal preppy design – and judging by its Sheffield model (£179), this mantra seems to be serving the watchmaker well.

A thin gold case proudly frames a clear and uncluttered dial – complete with subtle Daniel Wellington branding and clear black indices – while the black strap can be matched with anything in your wardrobe.

Daniel Wellington Sheffield Gold Watch

Mid-Priced Options

Larsson & Jennings have been something of a sleeper hit in the watch industry. Swiss movements + classic designs + accessible price points = sought-after timepieces.

The Saxon (£315) is slightly different to its black and gold listmates in that a thicker strap and punctuated gold case has been used to create slightly more of a statement piece.

LARSSON & JENNINGS Saxon black gold-plated and leather watch

Mondaine is a brand more Swiss than Roger Federer eating a Toblerone in a tax haven, and at £295, it’s an affordable way to get a slice of Jura craftsmanship for less.

The watchmaker’s acclaimed Helvetica (£295) line is loved by horoglogists around the world and it’s easy to see why – a clean, minimalist face is complemented by elegant, slim hands to create a chic and understated timepiece that works for any occasion.

Mondaine MH1.L2221.LB Unisex Helvetica Leather Strap Watch, Gold/Black

With a strong focus on modern design, Uniform Wares’ C41 model (£750) is a refreshingly contemporary take on the traditional black and gold formula.

Chronograph dials and a domed lens help separate it from your classic round-faced options, while the smooth Italian rubber strap offers another subtle differential when compared to ubiquitous leather options.


Luxury Options

Longines have a history deeply rooted in haute horlogerie and traditionalism.

The brand’s Presence (£2,280) line shuns common trends – chronographs, dive features and the like – in favour of a clear dial, Roman numerals and iconic circular decoration. This variation of black and gold will never go out of style.


Baume & Mercier is a peak classic brand – instead of jumping on smartwatch/trend-led/so-abstract-it-could-be-an-art-installation bandwagon, they simply play to the tune of their heritage.

Lo and behold the Clifton (£4,500): a rose gold case screams luxury while an uncluttered dial and alligator strap only adds to the sophisticated feel.

It’s a timepiece that true watch fans will respect.


Big statement branding is by no means a bad thing, as proven by the TAG Heuer Carrera (£2,650).

Black colouring is utilised for both strap and dial while the gold case and accents offer a striking yet elegant contrast.

This is a watch that undoubtedly means boardroom business.

TAG HEUER 215e.fc6336 carrera calibre 5 stainless steel and rose gold-plated watch

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Queen of Hearts: 10 Valentine’s Day Themed Accessories

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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you might be thinking of ways to get into the romantic spirit. Nothing quite says Valentine’s than a heart. So whether you are looking for a way to bring a quirky element to your outfit or just want to celebrate V-Day, these heart-shaped accessories are for you. From sunglasses to jewelry to bags, we rounded up ten items that are straight from the heart.

Argento Vivo Heart Pendant Necklace

Argento Vivo Heart Pendant NecklaceCoach Heart Print Wallet

Coach Heart Print WalletKate Spade Applique Hearts Bag

Kate Spade Applique Hearts BagKate Spade Heart Shaped Studs

Kate Spade Heart Shaped StudsMarkus Lupfer Glitter Heart Shaped Sunglasses

Markus Lupfer Glitter Heart Shaped SunglassesLove Moschino Tote Bag with Heart Detail

Love Moschino Tote Bag with Heart DetailKate Spade Quilted Heart Shaped Tote

Kate Spade Quilted Heart Shaped ToteNali Hearts & Eyes Clutch Bag

Nali Hearts & Eyes Clutch BagCoach Studded Heart Coin Purse

Coach Studded Heart Coin PurseWildfox Lolita Heart Shaped Sunglasses

Wildfox Lolita Heart Shaped Sunglasses

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Fendi My Way Watch

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My Way, My Way, doesn’t it sound familiar?

You must have heard about the new handbag, released one season ago, the Fendi By The Way Handbag, a new way of carrying and styling your outfits.

But today, we need to make another announcement, it’s the NEW Fendi My Way Watch, a must have for any woman. It’s an exclusive and original timepiece, adorned either with a small or large fox fur glamour, both crafted by the Fendi fur atelier.

Captivating, exciting and classy, it’s made for all women who wish to assert their individuality. The Fendi My Way Watches embrace the wrist with luxury and originality, they come in all sizes – from small to large, decorated in all flavors – with from diamonds to fur and in all prices – from $3,100 USD to $13,000 USD. Catch the one that matches to your personality.

It’s a ultra-feminine timepiece that can be dressed with a dazzling fox fur Glamy to add it an exquisite touch of glamour and ensure the grand entrance in special occasions.

Truly a piece of art, check them all out.



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Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Watch

The Rolex Daytona, undeservedly regarded as a bit of a commercial failure upon its release in 1963 due to a multitude of events, including the introduction of quartz into watches and the battle with Omega to be the official NASA time piece, which it lost. The Daytona name came to be through its association with the ‘at that time’ fairly young, yet soon to be famous race track, of which it was the sponsor, but that wouldn’t save it from its fate and a good portion of the Daytona’s were left on the shelves gathering dust.

But now, 2 years since the 50th anniversary of its first release, the Rolex Daytona has shown that time is a great healer, pun intended, and once and for all its turned from the black sheep of the watch family into something of a golden swan. The designers were clearly ahead of their time, as now the Daytona is one of Rolex’s top tier time pieces. Commanding high prices and in most cases, a huge waiting list to even acquire one, while simply owning one is a huge status symbol.

With multiple colour schemes available, all in that slightly retro feel such of pale blues, browns, golds and of course silvers and blacks, as well as self winding with Rolex’s own in house movement, this chronograph exudes superior craftsmanship and once you throw your gaze at this watch, its allure will simply captivate you.

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Rolex Cosmograph Everose Gold

Rolex Cosmograph Steel And Yellow Gold



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Rolex Day-Date 40 brings in its Diamond Jubilee with a green dial, improved movement

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The bracelet of the watch is available in options of Everose or white gold. The hour markers of the watch as well as the hands are made from 18 karat pink gold. It carries a 40mm case and a 3255 movement, which meets the Rolex Superlative Chronometer certification standards. It offers a 70-hour power reserve. It will cost 35.800 CHF, which is a little under $37,000.


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Montblanc 1858 Timepiece Collection

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Making old new again is one thing, but doing it well is the part that’s perhaps hardest to pull off, as luxury brands that dip into archives for the sake of offering something ‘new’ to customers have realised. But when it’s done well, it deserves to be celebrated, which brings us to Montblanc’s new 1858 Timepiece collection. Inspired by vintage lines created throughout the 157-year history of Minerva, the watch manufacturer (now owned by Montblanc, by the way), they have released four timepieces, one the 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter (shown above), the other the1858 Small Second Special Edition (shown below).

Cast in 18K red gold and made reminiscent of chronographs worn by adventurers of that time, even the winding crown is made with extended fluted facets, a vintage throwback to the time when one had to wear gloves whilst adjusting the dial. Watch hands are luminescent, even Montblanc’s historic logo is used for that truly vintage feel, which also happens to be the bit I love the most.


More specifically, it is this that I’m loving (and eyeing) for myself. Known as the 1858 Small Second Special Edition, it’s as straightforward as it gets: a stainless steel 44 mm case (I do love my watches big) with a manually wound movement, the same glow-in-the-dark watch dial that’s limited to just 858 pieces, in tribute to Minerva’s 1858 birthday.


Paired with a black alligator strap that features contrast stitching, it’s another handsome timepiece that will work well with most anything I wear, be it dressed up or dressed down.


For those without deep pockets (because anything that comes in limited numbers will naturally cost more), here are the other two from the same collection that are more entry-level. Simply known as the 1858 Small Second, they also feature stainless steel cases but comes more pared down, one with a brown calfskin leather strap that I love love love, the other a bracelet that’s a tad odd, if you ask me. Both priced under the SGD5000 range, it will also make a great gift for the man who wants something ruggedly handsome and hardy.

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