A buyer’s guide to men’s Rotary watches

First published: 10-10-2018

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You can count on a Rotary watch to give your outfit a polished finish, whether you're looking for a statement-making skeleton watch, a vintage-inspired design, or an understated piece that can be worn for work or play.

When Moise Dreyfuss founded Rotary in La Choux de Fonds back in 1895, his talents for crafting beautiful watches with timeless elegance didn't take long to catch on. Today, Rotary maintains its stellar reputation and consistently produces enviable collections that perfectly balance the old with the new.

To showcase what this signature brand is all about, we're throwing the spotlight onto five of our favourite Rotary watches for men, including the brand's signature skeleton watches as well as modern designs. Get ready to delve into the Rotary universe and find your perfect match.

Classic meets modern: Dark and handsome

Cambridge Chronograph watch

Men's watch: Cambridge Chronograph watch (RRP £249)

The Cambridge chronograph is a textbook example of how Rotary has maintained its iconic status for such a long time. The vintage tortoiseshell strap offers a timeless appeal, while the midnight blue dial and rose gold case bring it bang up to date.

Wear this to work, out playing golf, or even down the local pub. It's the kind of piece that will draw compliments wherever you go.

Vintage-charm: Rotary skeleton watch

Exclusive Rotary Skeleton Automatic

Men's watch: Exclusive Rotary Skeleton Automatic (RRP: £269)

If you happen to be a collector of timepieces, but don't yet have a skeleton watch in your collection, consider this Skeleton Automatic from Rotary. Not only is it blessed with dashing good looks but it's versatile enough to look great on any occasion.

You could wear it to your best mate's wedding, a VIP meeting, or out on date night. The combination of brown leather strap, Roman numerals, and exposed inner-workings are far too good to pass on.

Skeleton goes modern: Contemporary cool

Mecanique Skeleton watch

Men's watch: Mecanique Skeleton watch (RRP: £269)

We couldn't decide which Rotary skeleton watch we loved more, so we included the beautiful Macanique model, too. The stainless-steel bracelet and case is offset by electric blue hands and hour markers, for a contemporary take on the classic skeleton watch.

Both refreshing and unique, it's the ultimate smart casual piece, ready to move with you from the office to the cocktail bar with ease.

Unapologetically slick: Sporting sophistication

Henley Chronograph

Men's watch: Henley Chronograph (RRP: £279)

The Henley Chronograph is a show-stopping sports watch that's all the more impressive for its simple, silver white tone. Waterproof up to 100m and featuring built-in tachymeter and three easy to read sub-dials, it's ideal for sport, whether you happen to be a causal golfer or keen swimmer.

Another versatile piece from Rotary, you could get away wearing this with your sharpest suit or your weekend casuals.

A class act: Cool and understated

Rotary chronograph GB00410/04

Men's Rotary watch: Rotary chronograph GB00410/04 (RRP: £299)

Combining effortless style with practical sporting features, this athletic model is another piece from the Rotary collection that evokes high-end luxury appeal. The sturdy stainless-steel strap and case enable the watch to handle knocks and blows, while the single domed sapphire crystal glass gives it a robust yet sophisticated finish.

With so many handsome designs across the board, there's a good chance that your new favourite watch is a Rotary watch. For further style inspiration, shop the entire Rotary men's collection, which features eye-catching timepieces in modern and vintage-inspired designs. If you're looking for a woman's Rotary watch, explore the Rotary ladies' collection to find equally classy designs.

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