Once upon a time, men wore watches to keep track of the hours. Not so much anymore. If you're like most guys, you have a smartphone that tells the time just fine. So timepieces have become even more of a fashion statement: You wear one as an accessory to match your outfit or communicate something about your style. We've scoured the earth for the latest and greatest watches—talking to designers, visiting trade shows, and shopping around town.
Most Recent Watch Stories
A Man and His Collection: Celebrity Chef François Payard's Watches
The award-winning French pastry chef on how to buy and care for every kind of timepiece, from brand-new Rolexes to vintage and secondhand finds.
The New Gold Standard: 7 Standout Watches
Today's most stylish watches all feature a subtle, elegant tweak of tradition: A black band paired with a gold face.
8 Sports-Inspired Watches
The top designer sports watches to add a little wrist candy to your look.
Now Trending: Rose Gold Watches
A bracelet watch is always elegant, but this beautiful pinkish color adds a note of luxe polish.
While they won't make you go any faster, they will make you look better behind the wheel.
Editors' Pick: Jack Spade Watches
At last, the brand beloved for its smart men's accessories has added timepieces.
Some of Our Favorite Watches
A collection of inspiring timepieces from over the years.
Watches for Summer Adventures
Our editors share the timepieces they're wearing—across multiple styles (military, sporty, simple).
Luxurious Men's Watches
With their slim dials and classic reptile-skin straps, these timepieces will elevate any suit.
From the Fashion Shows
Editor's Picks: 18 Top Watches From Baselworld 2013
Details' style director Eugene Tong took a trip to to Baselworld to get the scoop on the best new timepieces from the world's leading luxury brands.
Best New Men's Watches From the SIHH Show
Top picks from the watch trade show Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie 2012.
15 Picks From the Baselworld Watch Show in Switzerland
Watch aficionado and senior style editor Eugene Tong snapped sneak peeks of the latest watches.
Customizing Your Watch
A watch glossary, vintage-watch collecting tips, and some favorite stores across the country.
Can You Rent a Watch?
One company lets you lease a Rolex, a Tag Heuer, and other brands by the week.
Red, White, and Blue Band From DubStraps
Give your watch a summer makeover for the price of a six-pack.
What's On Your Wrist
Whether it's flashy or unassuming, you can tell a lot from a man's watch. Here, we bring you a glimpse of horological inspiration from dozens of top tastemakers.
See what celebrities like producer-DJ Mark Ronson, Olympic runner Usain Bolt, and style maven Nick Wooster are wearing—in these snapshots on their very own wrists.