Event from Maestro Dobel and HODINKEE Pairs Tequila and Watches

For too long we have had to make the difficult decision between drinking tequila and admiring high-quality watches. But now Maestro Dobel and Hodinkee have found the solution in an event series launching in New York City.

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Maestro Dobel, a blended tequila producer that boasts the first ever multi-aged clear tequila and is the US’s fastest growing ultra-premium tequila, has entered an exclusive partnership with HODINKEE, the preeminent online resource for all things dealing with only the most high-quality watches, including reviews, critiques and reports. This partnership has led to the event series ON DOBEL TIME, which was “designed to celebrate the passing of time, from an aged agave plant to a chronograph’s patina.”

Like pairing a fine wine with good cheese, ON DOBEL TIME is pairing fine tequila with only the best watches. Featuring a custom sampling program that exposes guests to the Dobel line, they are each presented alongside a specially-curated timepiece from HODINKEE.

The Maestro Dobel variants which will be offered include: Maestro Dobel Silver, Maestro Dobel Reposado, Maestro Dobel Añejo, Maestro Dobel Humito and what is described as a “rule breaker,” the Maestro Dobel Diamante. And of course, each tequila featured an exclusive, handpicked watch that mirrors it’s sister pairing. All sampling stations are inspired by the intrinsic beauty and mosaic inner workings of a clock, as well as the majesty of the Mexican countryside where Dobel is created.

To inaugrate the event, Maestro Dobel has also crafted three cocktails that are every bit as unique as the timepieces that will be on display. The recipes are:

  • DUAL TIME EL DIABLO, which is composed of 1.5oz Reposado, 1oz Fresh Lemon Juice, .75 oz Agave, Serrano Pepper for a kick, and dashes of Orange bitters.
  • MOON PHASE MARGARITA, which consists of 2 oz Diamante, .5 oz Agave, and .5 oz Fresh Lime
  • SMOKY TOURBILLION NEGRONI, 2 oz Humito, 1 oz Campari, and a Grapefruit Twist garnish

The launch of ON DOBEL TIME is this Thursday, August 18th and features live sound via DJ Neil Armstrong. It is co-hosted by the founder of HODINKEE, Benjamin Clymer, and is bringing the following watches to pair with the ultra-premium tequila: a 1960s Vacheron Constantin Chronometre Royal in White Gold with Diamond, a 1920s Patek Phillipe Gondolo, a Rolex Datejust with Grey Linen Dial, a Universal Geneve Tri-Compax, and a 1970s Wittnauer Geneve Professional Chronometer,a 1970s Wittnauer Geneve Professional Chronometer.

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Those who wish to know more about ON DOBEL TIME can visit the official Maestro Dobel website. To learn more about HODINKEE you can visit the official HODINKEE website.

All Images via ON DOBEL TIME

10 Watches For a Classy Wardrobe

Watches are an aspect of fashion and technology that has long been an important but often overlooked aspect of men’s wardrobes. In today’s all-in-one world, it can be easy to justify forgoing the watch in favor of an easily accessible cell phone, but where is the fun in that!

Nothing compares to choosing the right watch for your mood or suit. Do you go classic or high tech? An orange band or the perennial classic leather? The watch is certainly an increasingly rare accessory, so here are 10 watches that you can never go wrong with:

1. Jorg Gray JG6500-44

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Any watch that is worn by the commander in chief is definitely going to get some looks! If it is good enough to be worn by the President, it is sure good enough to use in everyday fashion! President Obama can be seen wearing versions of this watch over the years, and Jorg Gray has leaned into that by offering a commemorative edition. A reflection of American sophistication at an affordable price, the Jorg Gray JG6500-44 is a perfect choice for the sophisticated man.

Brand: Jorg Gray

Price: $695

 

2. Citizen Watch Eco-Drive

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This watch is unique in the fact that it never needs a battery; a convenience that we all have likely wished for at one time or another. That’s right, the Eco-Drive watch uses the power of light to power this affordable watch. Now you can feel good about your fashion sense and your impact on the environment at the same time!

Brand: Citizen Watch

Price: $595

 

3. Tag Heuer Monaco

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For the perfectionist, the Tag Heuer Monaco boasts an accuracy down to 1/8th of a second. A great fashion piece for the car lover, the face of this watch looks more like a speedometer than a timepiece. Perfect for keeping track of laps, this watch features counters for seconds and minutes in a rather uniquely designed manner.

Brand: Tag Heuer

Price: $5,350

 

4. Breitling Navitmer 01

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For those times you want a watch that does even more than your cell phone. The Breitling Navitmer 01 is an oddity, but an oddity in the best way possible. While some watch designs set out for the most streamlined look possible, the Navitmer 01 is all about function. Oh, and it can be used to calculate how much to tip for a meal. This might as well be an Apple Watch that you would actually wear.

Brand: Breitling

Price: $6,785

 

5. Fossil Townsman

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Every wardrobe needs a go-to business casual watch, and a brown leather Townsman fits the bill perfectly. One of the more affordable options on this list, this Townsman brings an antique look, complete with roman numerals and visible clock workings. A good start to any watch collection.

Brand: Fossil

Price: $240

 

6. Rolex Submariner Date

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For the watch lover on the go, and that going just might lead underwater. Look, it is a list of watches, you all know a Rolex would show up here, and the Submariner Date is a fantastic watch, and can stand up to water at almost 1,000 feet deep. You might recognize this particular model as the one sported by everyone’s favorite British womanizing super spy, James Bond in the film franchise.

Brand: Rolex

Price: $6,000

 

7. A. Lange & Söhne Datograph Perpetual

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Continuing on with the trend of function, we have the A. Lange & Söhne Datograph Perpetual. As you can see, just looking at the face almost gives you an information overload. There is an honest to goodness moon phase indicator on display here. Plus the perpetual calendar built into this watch is so accurate and precise that no adjustments need to be made until the year 2100, as boasted by the manufacturer. That combined with the precision of calculating down to 1/5th of a second, means you have one hell of a fashion statement and function statement here. The price range is a bit out of the average watch fan’s budget, but there is no denying the craftsmanship on display here.

Brand: A. Lange & Söhne

Price: $100,000

 

8. Cartier Ballon Bleu Watch Model W6900651

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This watch is a bit of a departure from our previous few: it is absolutely style over function and is it ever stylish. The Cartier Ballon Bleu is composed of 18K gold and combined with the extremely streamlined face makes for an extremely apparent luxurious image from just one glance.

Brand: Cartier

Price: $18,000

 

There you have it, 8 watches that any man can feel proud to have part of their wardrobe. Though, the good thing about watches is that as long as it still ticks, and you like wearing it, any watch can be stylish. It is all about self-expression, and a watch is a fantastic way to express your style.

Yoshio Kubo Men’s Spring 2017 Collection

More subdued, definitely. Boring? Think again. Yoshio Kubo introduces his 2017 spring collection three months before Tokyo’s Fashion Week. And in keeping with his new no-fuss-no-muss ideology, the Japanese designer also set the runway adjacent to the city’s rugby stadium.

Accompanying the cheers and banter from the stands was Kubo’s live percussionist. The models made their way down the minimalist runway.

Yoshio Kubo is known for a more theatrical, avant-garde runway show. Yet, this collection aired a simpler silhouette. Streamlined collarless coats matched slightly harem dress pants. A satin bomber jacket with hawk motifs was paired with loose-fitting trousers, matching the jacket’s sheen. A bright yellow, hooded trench introduced a pop of color to the collection. A vibrant orange and black pattern took the form of tees and oversized shorts.

Woven fringe applique updated an otherwise simple sweatshirt and tee. Each piece was designed with a subtle, yet entirely innovative twist. You could genuinely see Kubo reign in his theatrical tendencies and avant-garde mentality in one of his most ready-to-wear collections yet.

“I think I had been doing well [at designing clothes] with a lot of prints and that were flashy, but in order to put more of myself out there I started thinking maybe I should make a different kind of clothes,” Kubo tells WWD.

The designer continues, “So maybe people will think this collection is more simple, but I was thinking from the beginning about [incorporating] interesting details and I started from that concept.”

Photos by Yukie Miyazak via WWD

Brooks Brothers Says No Sweat to Their Spring Collection

Brooks Brothers, oh you fancy, huh?

The brand just released its spring Golden Fleece collection and their stepping up their luxe game. In photos released to WWD, we see upscale sport coats and suit jackets coming in a variety of solids and subtle plaid patterns. The tailored coats are deconstructed so they feel “light as a feather.”

We know the thought of wool could make anyone sweat in this recent summer heat, but Brooks Brothers is offering lightweight, Merino wool sweaters with 15.5 microns. Real talk, it’ll be like wearing your favorite worn-in tee.

Brooks Brothers is also putting some added sport into their coats as they introduce a mix media bomber jacket in a suede design, yet nylon sleeves. Another coat is waterproof with its double-faced fabrics.

Brooks Brothers’ chief merchandising officer, Lou Amendola, explains, “We’re updating classic basics and adding performance.”

And their not messing around. The mainline collection will feature polos with Supima cotton beginning in the spring. Then, their BrooksCool collection will bring tailored clothing in breathable crease-defying and water-resisting fabrics.

These series of collections come this spring will appeal to the modern on-the-go man. A dapper man who laughs in the face of rain, sweat, wrinkles and the fear of being underdressed.

Courtesy Photos via WWD

Jorg Gray Timepieces: Fit For the Presidential Lifestyle

If it’s good enough for the President of the United States, it’s good enough for us.

The Jorg Gray watch is more than just a stylish new accessory for men. It’s a tailored timepiece, unique to the lifestyle of your choosing. Don’t believe us? Just head on over to the Jorg Gray website and filter through their 25 different watch collections.

Highlights include the Presidential Collection, which features aviator-style instruments. Solid stainless steel casing protects the high precision Japanese chronograph movement, which was originally designed for pilots. The mineral crystal display is both scratch and waterproof for up to 100m. The watch also has an optional commemorative plate, featuring the 44th President of the United States title and his namesake.

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Currently, Jorg Gray is selling a Limited Edition Collection which marries the functionality of a sport watch, with the class and style of a collectible. Just ask soccer phenom Clint Dempsey, who prefers to sport this dynamic Jorg Gray timepiece. Each piece has a racing dual layered dial, an integrated silicone strap and the same Japanese chronograph movement as the Presidential Collection.

It’s limited for a reason, as Jorg Gray has only produced 1,000 of these special editions for circulation. Get your Clint Dempsey Limited Edition watch with the soccer star’s engraved signature while supplies last.

JG2500-22 Clint Dempsey Limited Edition $795
JG2500-22 Clint Dempsey Limited Edition $795

Need a watch for the lady in your life? Jorg Gray also has a Women’s Collection, which features the same specialized craftsmanship on a more petite frame. The collection combines mother-of-pearl dials with genuine Italian leather straps – offering a feminine take on Jorg Gray’s classic men’s style. Stainless steel bands are also available in both the men’s and women’s designs.

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Celebrities have indulged in the Jorg Gray style, including Jennifer Love Hewitt, Dexter’s very own James Doakes, actor and American fitness expert Lou Ferrigno, Neil Patrick Harris and Anthony Anderson.

After President Obama received his Jorg Gray 6500 timepiece as a gift from his secret service detail in 2007, the watch has travelled with the president to the cover of TIME magazine as he was named Iconic Person of the Year in 2012. A trusty sidekick that has withstood not only the tests of time, but offered a second-to-minute update in the process.

Jorg Gray watches range from $295 to $895, offering a wide range of designs to fit to your tailored lifestyle. It is a timepiece that is timeless as the styles merge individuality with an overriding element of class.

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Jörg Gray Classic Collection/ Facebook Jörg Gray

You can find Jorg Gray globally. So, find a retailer or go online and decide how your lifestyle wishes to spend its time.

Featured Image via Facebook/ Jorg Gray