Aficionados love complicated watches: from complex chronographs to sophisticated calendar indications, ultra-rarified tourbillons and sonorous minute repeaters, they are the bee’s knees in the realm of haute horlogerie. However, the great majority of these highly sought-after masterpieces have a price tag similar to a decent mid-range car and are not really made for everyday wear. Many collectors buy these as investments, store them in safes, and rarely put them on their wrists. Elegant dress watches indicating the time and possibly date also make a serious statement on the wrist as the new crop of great stainless steel models in 2019 highlight. Here are three of my personal favorites from Chopard, Omega, and Montblanc. “Simplicity is the glory of expression,” Walt Whitman, America’s famous poet, once said. These words of wisdom might well have been the motto of Chopard’s designers when they created the L.U.C XP. At first glance, the L.U.C XP doesn’t necessarily grab you: two hands, four Arabic numerals, and eight applied hour markers. However, there is so much more than meets the eye on first sight. The two-handed timepiece perfectly embodies the essence of L.U.C watchmaking, ...