1. Oris Divers Sixty-Five
I love this watch so much I couldn’t care which one landed on my wrist. The purist in me calls for the black-dialed reproduction of the original, but the blue dial is too handsome to ignore. Great watch, great price, so my benefactor doesn’t suffer.
2. Parmigiani Fleurier Bugatti Type 370
A radical watch bearing the name of a car marque I have worshipped since childhood? No brainer. It deals with two of my loves, and the movement is astounding.
3. Harry Winston Opus 14
My other love is music and this watch thinks it’s a jukebox. Another no-brainer, especially since this is redolent of 1950s American diners. Wildest function imaginable— interchangeable dials and functions.
4. Junghans Meister Pilot
Despite my qualms about anything German of a militaristic mien, this watch was born during peacetime. It is a perfectly styled, functional chronograph, and I adore those finger-grip bezels. Underpriced, too.