The Best Formal Date: The Orient CESA001W

October 11th, 2010 | No Comments

Ladies, think fast. You’re going to a formal event. You already have the perfect dress. But as you know, accessories are what really make the outfit. Which ones do you need to turn your ensemble from head-turner to neck-breaker status?

You’re probably thinking a flashy statement necklace, great heels, and a classic clutch. A wristwatch might not be the first thing that comes to mind.

But it should be.

An elegant wristwatch is quickly becoming the essential accessory for formal attire. Celebrity fashionistas like January Jones and Sarah Jessica Parker have sported this trend on the red carpet.

I know what you’re thinking. You’re not going to be walking the red carpet and posing for the paparazzi while wearing a gown that costs more than your college tuition. You’re just going to a formal dinner. A dress watch would be nice, but your income is slightly less than Sarah Jessica Parker’s so you’re not sure that breaking the bank for one watch is the best decision.

You don’t have to, thanks to the Orient CESAA001W.

Keep reading to see why your evening gown would be incomplete without it and to answer the following questions:

  • What makes the CESAA001W so special?
  • How do I wear it?

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What makes the CESAA001W so special?

It’s simple and elegant. The black and white colors will go with any outfit, and it won’t clash with any of your other jewelry. And it’s only $155. It sounds too good to be true, but it’s not.


A unique feature of this model is its day/date calendar. Not only does it tell you the date, but it also reminds you what day of the week it is. So even if your date to the formal is a little flaky, at least the date on your watch is reliable.


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The black band is genuine leather and has white stitching, a subtle detail that adds to its sleek look.

The trendy square shape of the face also sets it apart from other dress watches, most of which have round faces. It’s a modern twist on an otherwise classic look.

How do I wear it?

Any way you want to. With 5 different color options, this watch can complement whatever evening look you want to go for.

If you prefer to keep things simple and classic, try the CESAA001W, CESAA001B, or CESAA002W with a plain black dress or pantsuit. Wear it with a small silver bracelet or two and a timeless cocktail ring.

For a more feminine look, opt for a dress in a lighter color with floral accents and wear the purple Orient CESAA003S model. Pale pink nails, nude heels, and a flower in your hair will complete your look.

Want to look edgier? Try a strapless or a one-shoulder dress in an eye-catching jewel tone, like emerald green or deep purple. Wear the orange CESAA004W model with one statement accessory, like a bib necklace or multi-colored bangles.

You might not actually be a celebrity, but at least you can look like one.

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