Traditional watch faces are great for classing up the weekend casual wear, but to truly catch eyes in your formalwear, or perfectly compliment that gray power suit for your presentation, you need to invert the color scheme. For this, go black. Dark and handsome remains a classic for a reason, and and once you go black, you’ll never… well you know the rest.
But a black watch face is more than just a bold vanity purchase for the likes of Patrick Bateman and Bruce Wayne, or an obvious reference to Johnny Cash’s dark mystique. Black is the anchor color of any good wardrobe, and it allows for more subtlety while still commanding attention. From divers to formal bands, we’ve assembled twelve timepieces that let your darkness shine through in style, whether you’re diving into blue water or walking a red carpet.