Never has there been so much to see, do and experience in Miami. And as our fair city becomes ever more sophisticated in style and sensibility, looking the part when you hit the town is increasingly part of being, well, a Miamian. So for the first time, Indulge asked Watch Editor Keith W. Strandberg to create an exclusive guide to what to wear on your wrist while doing the things that can only be done here.
CLUBBING ON SOUTH BEACH
A night out on the town in Miami demands some serious bling, or at least something seriously outrageous.
FOR HER (top): Louis Vuitton Tambour Bijou Secret Ornamental Stones in pink mother-of-pearl. Price available upon request, Louis Vuitton Maison, Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Boulevard, Aventura.
FOR HIM (bottom): Romain Jerome Día de los Muertos, $15,900. Exquisite Timepieces, 4380 Gulfshore Boulevard North, Naples; 800-595-5330; exquisitetimepieces.com.
DINING AT THE FORGE
When dining in the most glamorous Miami restaurants, its de rigeur to wear an elegant, understated timepiece. These two say it all, but they do so subtly.
FOR HER (top): Patek Philippe Ladies Moonphase, $36,700. Mayors Jewelers, 342 San Lorenzo Avenue #1000, Coral Gables; 305-667-7517; mayors.com.
FOR HIM (bottom): Chopard L.U.C XPS, $16,780. Chopard Boutique, Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour; 305-868-8626; us.chopard.com.
ANTIQUING ON 125TH STREET
These watches let you fit right in as they epitomize vintage in modern form.
FOR HER (top): Shinola The Gomelsky, $545. shinola.com.
FOR HIM (bottom): Tudor Heritage Black Bay, $3,100. tudorwatch.com.
GALLERY-HOPPING IN WYNWOOD
Wearing a piece of art on your wrist is a great way to get in the mood while going from gallery to gallery in Wynwood. And these watches are nothing if not artful.
FOR HER (top): Dior Viii Grand Bal Plume Model Pink Gold and Black Ceramic 38mm, $70,500. Dior Boutique, Aventura Mall, 19555 Biscayne Boulevard, Aventura; 305-792-1035; dior.com.
FOR HIM (bottom): Ulysse Nardin Classico Serpent, $42,300. Ulysse Nardin Boutique, Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Boulevard, Aventura; 305-830-1786; ulysse-nardin.com.
SHOPPING THE DESIGN DISTRICT
Walking amongst the trendy shops in the design district requires a stylish and design-forward watch.
FOR HER (top): Hermès Arceau Le Temps Suspendu, $43,500. Hermès, 175 NE 40th Street, Design District; 305-868-0118; hermes-of-paris.com.
FOR HIM (bottom): Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Seconde Mystérieuse, $14,100. Swalstead Jewelers, 255 S. Orange Avenue, Orlando; 407-843-6493; swalstead.com.
CATCHING A MARLINS GAME
Sporty yet chic, these two watches touch all the bases for taking in a game at Marlins Park.
FOR HER (top): Chopard Happy Sport Medium Automatic, $8,100. Chopard Boutique, Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour; 305-868-8626; us.chopard.com.
FOR HIM (bottom): Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph, $40,000. Audemars Piguet Boutique, Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour; 305-864-6776; audemarspiguet.com.
HITTING THE LINKS AT CRANDON PARK
Eagles? Birdies? Holes in one? These watches may not improve your handicap, but sporting them on the golf course is sure to tee up a stylish day.
FOR HER (top): Baume & Mercier Linea, $2,100. baume-et-mercier.com.
FOR HIM (bottom): Rolex GMT Master II, $8,950. Mayors, Dadeland Mall, 7457 N. Kendall Drive, Miami; 305-667-7517; mayors.com.
SCUBA DIVING IN THE KEYS
When the going gets wet, you need a watch that will stand up to the depths. These two watches are water-resistant to deeper than a human can go, but look great out of the water too.
FOR HER (top): TAG Heuer Aquaracer Lady Automatic in Steel and Rose Gold, $4,600. TAG Heuer Boutique, Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Boulevard, Aventura; 305-682 -1256; shop.tagheuer.com.
FOR HIM (bottom): Oris Aquis Depth Gauge, $3,500. Maurices Jewelers, 11865 S. Dixie Highway, Miami; 305-253-5740; mauricesjewelers.com.