San Diego-based luxury watch giant Vincero Collective understands what Michael Korda wrote in his 1975 manual POWER! How to Get It, How to Use It: “Clocks and watches are in fact the ultimate power symbols; for time, in a very real sense, is power.” Even in this modern world where the time’s readily available on smartphone home screens, watches prevail as indispensable accessories that also mark milestones and ground an individual in practicality.
Once upon a time, watchmaking was, by necessity and standard, a rigorous craft. Modernity has made watchmaking a bit easier, thanks in part to the Quartz Revolution, which enabled manufacturers to move from complicated and cost-prohibitive mechanical machinery to Quartz-powered devices that are far more affordable, accurate, and today, widespread.
Vincero takes pride in the time and effort associated with sourcing materials for their watches.
With the proliferation of smartphones and an onslaught of new brands rushing the market, it matters more than ever that you do your research to invest in the proper timepiece. Since 2010, Vincero’s three co-founders have traveled the globe developing their company’s vertical supply chain. In 2014 they took these learnings and launched their brand. Since then, Vincero has leveraged their hard-won industry experience to deliver impeccable machines that balance high-value with high-quality, synchronizing carefully sourced components into irresistible watches we just can’t stop ogling.
The holidays are upon us, and watches make an iconic gift—either for the impossible man in your life, or as a little bit of self-celebration! Whether you’re throwing down on a friend’s first adult timepiece or upgrading to a more refined watch for your own collection, check out our helpful tips and top picks from Vincero below!
Buying the Best Vincero Timepiece in the 21st Century
This component keeps your watch’s gears turning. Mechanical movements once dominated the industry, crafted and wound by experts. Then Quartz came along and changed it all. On the other hand, automatic movements more closely resemble mechanical movements, but rather than being wound they harness the wearer’s kinetic energy to keep ticking. “The very feel of an automatic is said to trump a quartz movement,” Esquire writes. “There’s a ‘sweep’ and continuous vibration as the watch continues to power itself… One feels a lot more like craftsmanship.”
Design comes down to function and form. Your watch’s design should suit your particular lifestyle. Extra features on a watch face are called “complications,” including everything from additional time zones to calendars and even stopwatches (known across the industry as “chronographs.”)
On the form front, bear in mind the old adage that “the least important thing a watch does is keep the time.” In accordance with Korda’s writing, investing in a real work of watch craftsmanship constitutes a status symbol, either gifted or purchased to memorialize milestones. Choose the shape, materials, and styles that honor your distinct personality.
They say a machine is only as great as the sum of its parts! Vincero, for example, takes pride in the time and effort associated with sourcing materials for their watches. From genuine Italian leather and historic marble to the best stainless steel and sapphire, Vincero selects only the finest inputs, assembling everything in small batches, in house. “This means you get ethically produced products subject to rigorous quality control standards,” explains their site. You can rest easy knowing your new watch is not only practical and stunning, but also also ethically-sourced and carbon neutral.
Different sized watch faces will suit different sized wrists. Err in the range of a 34-40mm case diameter if you have a more compact build, but go up to 46mm if you’re a larger lad. In terms of depth, consider the clothing you’ll wear this watch with. Stick to 10mm or less in depth if you hope to have your new watch sit neatly beneath jackets and shirt cuffs.
Watches are a traditionally expensive investment, not only due to their complex machinery but also because without that price tag, the sense of memorializing an occasion wouldn’t seem so strong. Fortunately, the influx of new names entering our modern watch marketplace means there’s an option for every budget. Balance the asking price against quality and capabilities, and stick with companies like Vincero who pair impeccable craftsmanship with fair prices.
Vincero’s Must-Own Watches
Most Versatile: The Kairos
Looking for an accessible and stylish timepiece that’ll take you from the boardroom to the sports bar after office hours? Vincero has crafted their super sleek Kairos watch as “an ideal day-in-day-out timepiece that is neither too stuffy nor too casual.” Available in eleven colorways offering unique combinations of hues, metals, and even leather straps, this watch comes equipped across the board with a stellar Citizen Miyota Quartz movement, scratch-resistant Sapphire Coated Crystal on its face, and water resistance suited to swimming and snorkeling. All this comes wrapped in a minimal design that shows you mean business at any time of day.
Best Men’s Luxury: The Reserve Automatic
Aficionados either upgrading or commemorating major milestones can’t take their eyes off Vincero’s latest drop. The Reserve Automatic has hit the web just in time for the holidays, pairing unparalleled machinery with iconic design elements to create an incredible luxury watch that shatters the old standards. Not only is The Reserve Automatic drop dead stunning, it also runs on an “intricately robust Citizen Miyota 9120 Automatic Movement” that “serves as the heartbeat of this premium timepiece, storing up to 40 hours in its reserve when fully wound.” Its face offers plentiful utilities, like a full full month/day/date calendar, shielded from the elements by double domed sapphire crystal glass. Available in five timeless but bold colors, we love its understated but stylish olive green face most of all. The Automatic Reserve promises you’ll fit in with the Board of Directors while maintaining your own personal brand.
Ready for Anything: The Altitude
Sometimes, style alone can’t cut it. You need a watch that puts in work. If you’re keeping time on a mountainside or from the cockpit of a kayak, then The Altitude is for you. This highbrow Pilot watch by Vincero balances the brand’s attention to quality and detail with complete durability. To this end, The Altitude comes equipped with a reliable Citizen Miyota Quartz movement, a 100D Cordura® Nylon strap, and Swiss Luminous Hands/Indices that’ll help you see you keep time in the dark, in case of emergency. Water-resistant (and affordably priced!) Vincero promises that “Every aspect of this watch was made to go the distance.”
Best Women’s Luxury: The Reign
Get your girlboss on. Whether you’re seeking a timepiece with a softer stylistic bent or a great gift for a cherished woman in your life, Vincero doesn’t stop with excellent watches for men. The company’s collections for women cover every aesthetic, from the super classic to the extremely edgy. We know you can’t go wrong with The Reign, Vincero’s latest line released for women, which endows the company’s refined construction with a feminine allure. “With a Vincero Reign watch, there is no doubt of owning any meeting room or lighting up any social gathering,” the company explains. “The expert design and meticulous handcrafted nature of the piece provides the added sophistication, style and edge needed to complete your look, no matter the day ahead.”
Statement Piece: The Marble Automatic
History rewards the risk takers. Step out of your comfort zone and into the spotlight with The Marble Automatic, an impossibly unique design by Vincero that’s guaranteed to help you stand out from your colleagues. Armed with a Miyota 90S5 automatic movement, this piece boasts the technical bite to back up its visual bark. Striations in the historic Italian marble across its dial and band guarantee no two watches from this limited run are the same. The Marble Automatic’s simplified face allows its design to speak for itself. “This is the most eye-catching watch I own,” writes one review. “My other time pieces are jealous as they never get worn anymore.” No matter which Vincero watch you opt for this season, we’re sure it’ll become the centerpiece of your growing collection, a cherished companion for all the milestones that still lie ahead.