I love high-end watches as much as the next snob, but every now and then you want to toss on a cool, fun timepiece you don’t have to think about. You might as well go for one with some extra pizzazz.
Zadig & Voltaire have been doing the skull motif for years. Sure, it’s very McQueen by now, but in reality, there’s no monopoly on the macabre-gone-mainstream theme (skulls have always been around from Shakespeare’s Hamlet to Keith Richards’ ring!). Gold-tone watches are currently a must – especially for this one, since it counters the toughness of the skull for a more elegant feel – but don’t spend a fortune on an of-the-moment accessory. Before you know it, it’ll be back to silver again. This stainless steel version makes for great piece without the commitment. Live in the moment, and call it a fling. On Net-a-Porter for $355.
Pair with: Keep it casual, practical, and in the family of gold metals. Maiyet’s Ceres bag is an easy messenger with sleek hardware that delights and doesn’t overwhelm. Maiyet Ceres Small Messenger Camera Bag, $1,850.