Best branded watches for the coming Spring Racing Carnival

With Melbourne’s world-famous Spring Racing Carnival now in full swing, people are starting to talk about what watches to wear with your inevitable blue suit.  IMG_3699
Currently, if you’re going to rock a three-piece, firstly kudos to you, and secondly, definitely consider a pocket replica rolex watch – Longines has just launched a good example, which actually honors their long affiliation with the noble sport of horse racing.
However, for those of us who intend to keep time by wearing a watch, there are plenty of options on such occasions, and while we know that personal preferences will always determine the outcome, there are certainly some standards to follow.
To begin with, suit means shirt, and shirt means cuffs, so the watch you wear absolutely cannot be some 45mm, 20mm-thick leviathan that sticks out like a horse’s … you get the picture. No, a shirt cuff requires a fake watch that’s relatively thin and preferably no larger than 41mm.
There’s been a big amount of hype around Longines’ latest and greatest addition to their Heritage collection – the Longines Heritage Classic, and we totally understand why. This is a timepiece that has nailed not only its aesthetic but also its proportions, with the steel case measuring a very civilised 38.5mm. And, let’s be honest, it looks positively resplendent with its vintage-inspired sector dial, blued steel hands, and small seconds sub-dial located at six o’clock. Add all these positives to Longines’ aforementioned storied relationship with equine racing, and you’ve got a recipe for a winner at the races. Giddy up.
Those looking for a timepiece that’s a little bit more flamboyant, yet still carries a certain amount of dignity, should surely consider this TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 5. The 39mm steel case of the Calibre 5 features fetching splashes of rose gold that can be found on the bezel, crown, date aperture, hands, baton hour indices and TAG Heuer logo. And, when paired with the brown alligator leather band, this watch would excel with any outfit incorporating brown leather shoes and a brown leather belt.
For any high rollers out there fortunate enough to be invited to one of the many star-studded marquees found at this year’s Spring Racing Carnival, the Breguet Classique 5140BB/29/9W6 might well be one of the amazing cheap replica watches I could suggest. The 40mm solid white gold case is properly proportioned, and when finished with the white grand feu enamel dial and Breguet Arabic numerals, it makes for a devastatingly charming timepiece.