This Beautiful Watch Is the Most Versatile for the Price 

You don't have to spend thousands to look like a million bucks. 

Growing up there were two things I ascertained to be absolute indicators of maturity—wearing a watch and drinking coffee. Having grown up a few years since then, I now believe that while wearing a watch and drinking coffee undoubtedly make someone seem important but the more accurate indicator of maturity is an understated moderation in both. Sound judgmental? Good, you’re picking up what I’m putting down. The guy walking into a coffee shop with an XL white Casio G Shock doesn’t scream sophisticated to me nor does the teenager with a Venti Starbucks Macchiato.

But you’re a professional. You’re a grown up. And you’re reading this because you’re watch-curious. Allow me to feed that curiosity. Meet the Martenero Kerrison in dark blue. Retailing at $595 and now available on Huckberry, it’s a small investment watch that you don’t have to worry about insuring. For under $600, the dark navy watch face with cyan, white, and silver accents all encased in sapphire glass is a true natural meant to accessorize any outfit without stealing the show. And as a limited run, you can rest easy knowing you’ve made a timeless purchase without having purchased a cookie cutter piece of jewelry.

Martenero asserts that they aim to make quality watches “inspired by the past and built for the future.” This particular watch meant to be nostalgic in the way that all wrist watches are in the digital age, but it’s also meant to keep you looking sharp, poised and on time. The classic minimialist Kerrison design is complemented by the optimized and high powered Japanese-made Miyota 9015 automatic movement, designed to wind itself using the motion of your wrist.

You can wear it with a suit, possibly even a tuxedo without feeling too casual and you can wear it with your boat shoes and Bermuda shorts on a boat without feeling overdressed. The band is made of high-quality American leather, a necessary neutral less cowboy than denim. Full stainless steel design details make this a watch built to last and with a two-year warranty, should anything go wrong, Martenero covers any malfunction in materials or workmanship during those two years. It’s not a diving watch but has the added benefit of 50 meters of water resistance.

And it comes with a convenient case as well as free shipping and returns. Go ahead, treat yourself.

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