Sometimes you just want to wear something eye-catching, something that says “yes it’s extravagant and I bloody love it.” Enter the skeletonised, tourbillon-equipped edition of De Grisogono’s painfully cool New Retro. As a first high complication it’s certainly a statement, immaculate from the curved sapphire crystal to the painstakingly-finished bridges and that gently turning tourbillon.
With such an elegant watch that speaks volumes about style and grandeur, it needs a party outfit that does it justice. There’s no point being restrained here, so go for something like Lutwyche’s dinner jacket in jacquard silk with a gold thread detail and silk lapel. The colour works perfectly with the watch and forms the cornerstone of an eye-catching ensemble.
To partner the jacket, the Emma Willis Ivory Cotton Pique Bib Shirt is a little more off-kilter than the usual boring white, and adds a luxurious base layer without any of the usual harsh brightness. Stick to a plain silk satin bow tie from royal warranted gentleman outfitters Turnbull & Asser for a slick look.
When it comes to the cufflinks it’s worth keeping it simple, as there’s already a lot going on with the tourbillon. I’d suggest something elegant like Codis Maya’s Pebble Cufflinks which will work to complement the watch without fighting against it.
With such an exquisite jacket you need to remember to keep things fairly simple for the trousers, so go with a classic evening trouser with a faille stripe running down each leg from New & Lingwood, which complements the lapel nicely and gives the full look balance. Finish off your outfit with some merino wool socks from Pantherella and a pair of Tom Ford tassel loafers, for a flawlessly refined finish.
Technical specifications – de Grisogono New Retro Tourbillon Skeleton:
- Model name: de Grisogono New Retro Tourbillon Skeleton
- Dial/Case: 44mm x 51mm, 18k white or pink gold case
- Movement: In-house DG31.88, hand-wound, skeletonised
- Functions: Hours, minutes, one-minute tourbillon
Frequency: 21,600 vibrations
- Power reserve: 72 hours
Water restistance: 30m
- Price & availability: EUR 110,000, limited to 25 pieces each (white and pink gold)
Find out more at de Grisogono’s website.