The cliche is right: Time waits for no man. You know this, I know this, everyone knows this. But everyone still needs to figure out a way of keeping track of the minutes without dialling 123 and listening to the speaking clock. Enter: watches.

The first problem is, for us gentlemen-wearers, it’s not enough to wear any old watch. We want to slap on the sort of iconic timepiece that will stop us in our tracks every time we glance down to see how late we’re running.