The Ultimate Guide To Accessories For The Modern Man

With their powerful engineering, unique design, stunning bracelet and intricate layout, both Rolex and Patek Philippe are a sight to behold.

But what draws everyone towards these incredible chronographs? Perhaps it’s the notion of becoming acquainted with history. Perhaps it’s the mechanics and workmanship behind their stunning pieces.

But whatever the case, Rolex and Patek Philippe have carved a name for themselves in the global market.

The question, however, is: which one should you invest in?

That’s a good question. The answer depends on your needs and what you’re looking for.

The Beauty of Patek Philippe

Did you know that Patek Philippe was the first brand to create the wristwatch? The Patek Philippe Calibre 89 is one of the most intricate wristwatches out there.

With more than 33 complications, it’s definitely a piece that’s earned its place in every collector’s list. Very few pieces have been able to compete with its marvelous, timeless design.

Brand Prestige

Patek Philippe is one of the most widely recognized brands in the world, coming in 3rd to Omega and Rolex. That doesn’t mean its watches don’t come with their charms.

In fact, Patek Philippe has been described as the “Rolls Royce” of Swiss watches. The brand’s worth has been estimated to be 1,885,000,000 CHF, according to Interbrand, an agency that estimates the value of vintage and modern watches.

Patek Philippe watches have been around for more than 178 years. Known for their super high-end designs, intricate mechanisms and powerful engineering, they’ve become a favorite of Fortune 500 company executives, Hollywood A-list celebrities, and top C-suite executives.

All of these brands provide their own watch polishing and other overhaul services which is an additional factor to consider when buying such new or pre owned luxury watches.

The Beauty of Rolex

Despite being “younger” than Patek Philippe, Rolex has carved a name for itself in the global market. Being synonymous with luxury with its bold, elegant designs, the brand has produced some of the most prestigious watches to date, the classic Submariner series serving as proof.

Brand Prestige

Out of 50 luxury Swiss brands, Rolex is regarded as number one. And out of all the Swiss brands in the world, Rolex is listed as number 3.

According to Interbrand, its brand value is estimated to be at 7,387,000,000 CHF.

Rolex has attracted attention from around the world, being endorsed by musicians, A-list celebrities, CEOs, and executives from around the world.

So, the question is: which one should you choose?

Both are exceptional brands and come with their own unique features. But if you’re looking for a watch that offers luxury and can be handed down from generation to generation, Patek Philippe is one to go with.

As their slogan goes, “You don’t own a Patek Philippe. You merely look after it for the next generation.”

If you’re someone who loves luxury, sophistication and adventure however, Rolex is the one for you.

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Here Are All The Reasons Why Men Should Be Proudly Sporting Jewelry

Men throughout history have worn jewelry and they were not just men from common masses!

They were men sitting on thrones, ruling empires, carrying the royal legacy, or bearing the military honor! If nothing stopped them from adorning themselves with pride—what is your reason now?

It was not just a lack of reason to quit wearing jewelry but presence of pretty authentic causes to vocalize through jewelry. Yes!

A family crest ring or a an heirloom necklace were all ornaments that not just added aesthetic appeal to ancient men but also spoke volumes about their family history, allegiances and social stature. Read more

Top Tips to Keep Your Sterling Silver Jewelry in Top-Notch Condition

Sterling silver is a mixture of metals, consisting of 92.5% pure silver. The remaining 7.5% often consists of metals like copper to make the resultant alloy harder.

Sterling silver is now used for fine jewelry, and is also popular as a budget jewelry option among those who’ve just started out with their jewelry collections. Regardless of what you think of sterling silver jewelry, you would definitely agree with its versatility and irresistible allure. Read more

Five Must-Have Jewelry Pieces for Men

Jewelry for men often gets a bad name but that is merely a reputation promoted by people who don’t have the courage to wear jewelry or don’t know how to style it properly. For a dapper style, we recommend thinking of jewelry as an essential accessory to complete your whole look and adding a much needed flair to make you stand out.

Whether you have a jewelry collection or not; investing in a few timeless pieces should be enough for you to get started on accomplishing eye-stealing looks. Read more

Just One Condition: Why Men Need to Use Hair Conditioners

Life isn’t perfect but your hair can be.

There’s a misconception that men don’t take care of their hair. While the unruly, ruffled, and tough-guy look is considered sexy, even celebrities associated with such trends put in hours worth of effort to maintain that certain style.

It’s true that many men find it difficult to take care of their hair. Some find it hard to take out the time from their busy schedule, while others don’t have a clue where to start.

However, hair care doesn’t have to be as difficult as climbing Mount Everest. It can be made easy by taking a few precautionary measurements and using organic hair conditioners.

Conditioning to Improve Your Hair’s Condition

Many men believe that combing their hair and using hair gel is the way to go. But that simply isn’t true. Thanks to male celebrities now becoming more open about the importance skincare and hair care routines, many people are becoming aware of its value as well.

But the main problem stems from lack of knowledge about hair care products that actually work. One of the main reasons why most men hesitate from using hair oils and conditioners is that they fear that these will do nothing for their manes.

This is simply not true. Organic hair conditioners do wonders for your hair. Here’s how:

They Condition the Roots preventing hair fall

Hair conditioners condition the roots of your hair, helping each strand become stronger and preventing hair fall. When your hair is conditioned properly, you will notice that it will become subtle and soft. This is good because you don’t have to worry about your hair becoming rough after using styling gels.

They Nourish the Scalp

There are certain nutrients that your scalp needs in order to help keep your hair healthy and balanced. When you condition your hair, you help it get access to those nutrients. Think of it as a semi-spa treatment that your scalp deserves after being exposed to the harsh weather, dust, and pollution when you commute to work every day.

By washing away all the dirt and dust from your scalp and hair follicles, hair conditioners help rejuvenate each strand, adding life to the dull complexion of your mane.

In addition, hair conditioners help moisturize the scalp, keeping it healthy and hydrated throughout the week. Apply an organic conditioner to your at least twice a week for the best results!

It’s also important to use fragrance-free hair conditioners.

The author frequently contributes to Allurials and in her free time, she works as a part-time hairdresser.

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Say ‘No’ To Gray Hairs – Hair Color in 10 Minutes For Men!

Five reasons why men aren’t that keen to color their locks?

  1. They don’t want the color to look like it came from a box.
  2. They don’t want the color to stand out from their skin tone.
  3. They don’t want the end results to be too obvious.
  4. They don’t want to be seen at the salon, having their hair colored.
  5. They don’t want to sit (at the salon) for a long color processing time.

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