A. Lange & Söhne 1815 in 38.5mm

Armed with all the hallmarks of the A. Lange & Söhne style, the German watchmaker's 1815 with a 38.5mm is a classic. While there's little excess here – all of the piece's 188 components serve a specific purpose – the blue-steel hands offer a touch of grace and style. With watch cases trending smaller, this nostalgic piece is both of the moment and traditional. [$24,800 to $26,000; alange-soehne.com]