British GQ Style and Grooming Director Teo van den Broeke's Top Styling Tips for Watches

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Sotheby's 16 April Watches auction is comprised of exceptional watches, with a focus on high-quality modern and vintage pieces. Teo van den Broeke, British GQ Style and Grooming Director, has selected some of his favourite watches from the sale and paired them with some of his most recent syled looks. Click above to explore his choices.

British GQ Style and Grooming Director Teo van den Broeke's Top Styling Tips for Watches

    I chose this watch primarily because I love the totally unique shape, the dial work is extraordinary and it's an unequivocal classic. It's also sportier - in a good way - than the other pieces in my selection, and it as an excellent weight. I would wear this with a more low-key look. Double denim perhaps.

    Patek Philippe, Nautilus, Reference 5711/1A-010 Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch with Date, circa 2015
    Estimate £25,000–40,000
    Why would I not include the most coveted wrist watch on the planet? The contrast on the panda dial is ultra-elegant and would work with both formal and more casual outfits.

    Rolex, Daytona, Reference 6265 Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch with Bracelet, circa 1971
    Estimate £35,000–55,000
    This is an extraordinarily elegant timepiece, and a perfect dress watch. I would wear this with a tuxedo or a more formal suit. Though I'm also quite into wearing dress watches with more casual outfits, just to mix it up. The smaller size of this watch is also very chic indeed.

    Vacheron Constantin, Reference 6032 Yellow Gold Wristwatch, Made in 1954. Presented to the Prime Minister of Great Britain Sir Anthony Eden
    Estimate £5,000–7,000
    I've just bought myself a Speedmaster, and I'm particularly taken with the contrast between sports and dressiness that the watch embodies. There's an acute sense of function and heritage perpetuated by this watch, but it's would also like great worn with tailoring.

    Omega, Speedmaster, Reference 2998-6 Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch, Made in 1962
    Estimate £12,000–18,000
    This is the perfect everyday watch. The contrast of gold and brown croc is warm, soft and has a distinct seventies appeal. I would wear this piece with everything in my wardrobe, and I'd wear it all the time.

    Rolex, Datejust, Reference 1601 Yellow Gold Wristwatch with Date, circa 1962
    Estimate £2,500–3,500

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