Dark times – best of black and blue watches

The latest watches are all about dark colours, which look striking when worn with business attire, says expert Norman Burns.

01 Fortis Marinemaster Chronograph Blue

$2,640   definewatches.com.au

At 42mm the Marinemaster is not too big on the wrist, but it’s packed with dive-specific features like the unidirectional turning bezel and 15-minute scale, and is water-resistant to 200m. It runs reliably on the Swiss-made Valjoux automatic movements.

02 Edox Chronorally Sauber F1 Team 25th Anniversary

$2,650   lionbrandsaustralia.com.au

This limited edition sporting beauty (only 555 made worldwide) marks the 25th anniversary of the Sauber F1 race team. The automatic chronograph movement is housed in a 48mm titanium case.

03 Lehmann Intemporal Ceramic

$11,600   definewatches.com.au

This ultra-accurate 42mm watch sports an in-house automatic movement with a 42-hour battery, all housed in a sexy matte black ceramic case. Its blue and silver indices and black dial all shout “style”.

04 TW Steel Maverick

$549   twsteel.com/au

Big and bold at 48mm this dark-as-night Maverick model runs a Miyota chronograph movement and is water-resistant to 100m. The black accents give it a lean, mean look, perfected by the black leather strap (or, for an extra hundred bucks, opt for the equally luxe black steel bracelet).

05 Frederique Constant Horological Smartwatch

$1,300   lionbrandsaustralia.com.au

Resplendent with a blue dial and leather strap, this Frederique Constant is smart, combining a traditional analog timepiece with smart phone connectivity. This 42mm model is water-resistant to 50m and powered by a quartz movement, providing phone notifications and fitness tracking.

06 Girard-Perregaux Laureato Ceramic

$22,810   avstev.com.au

Stunning with its black ceramic bracelet and case,
this 42mm Laureato seamlessly bridges the sports
and dress watch worlds. With an automatic movement (54-hour power reserve), water-resistance to 100m and black hobnail motif dial, this watch oozes office savvy and sportclub chic.