The Orient CET05001D Proves that Less is More

November 17th, 2010 | No Comments

It’s time to return to the basics.

In a fast-paced society characterized by technological advancements, fashion trends for this winter are reflecting a desire to return to classic, minimalistic styles for clothing and accessories.

As the Orient CET05001D shows us, sometimes less is more. Classic mens’ watches are more than practical and simple. They exude an understated elegance that’s much appreciated in today’s world.

While so many trends are fleeting, classic and minimalistic watches have stood the test of time, reminding us that a little simplicity can go a long way.

Whether you’re on a budget or in the mood to splurge, you can find classic models from just about every watchmaker. Read on to learn about two of the best classic models on the market.

The Best Affordable Model:
Orient Sky CET05001D


Color. The Orient Sky CET05001D draws inspiration from classical design elements and has a simple dial, but it’s anything but boring. The brilliant midnight blue face is elegant and makes the white features, like the luminescent hands, pop against the dial.

The Orient Sky CET05001B is another option if blue isn’t your favorite color. The black dial of this model adds sophistication and refinement.

Durability. The stainless steel band is simple, sturdy, and reliable with a fold-over clasp with double push button safety. It’s also water resistant up to 50 meters, so it can withstand splashes and spills without a problem.

Details. With a 42 mm case diameter, the CET05001D is not too bulky, but it’s big enough to make a statement—one that lets everyone know you have class and style.

Although the overall aesthetic of this model is simple, the difference is in the small details that give the Orient Sky a refined look, like the Orient Logo stamped on the clasp and the unique day dial on the watch face.

The Best Best Luxury Model
The Rotonde de Cartier Astrotourbillon


Reputation. Cartier has become synonymous with luxury. In 1847, Louis-François Cartier began making jewelry in France, and the rest is history. Cartier has made jewelry for royalty, so if you’re looking to make an investment on a classic watch, there are few other brands that have the time-tested respect as Cartier.

Quality. You can expect nothing but the best from the Rotonde de Cartier Astrotourbillon, which draws obvious inspiration from traditional-style elements. The case and deployant buckle are made from 18K white gold, and it has a durable sapphire crystal and caseback.

Style. There are 3 main design features that allow this model to exude classic style. The black alligator-skin strap is both luxurious and comfortable, and the Roman numerals and blue accents give the dial an eye-catching appeal.

Life is undoubtedly complicated. When the stress of a constantly plugged-in society gets overwhelming, maybe we should take a lesson from these watches and try to return to the basics.

Do you appreciate the classic beauty of a minimalistic dress watch? Do you read an actual newspaper rather than getting your information online? Do you write letters instead of e-mails?

Comment below and tell us how you simplify your life.

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