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Image: Cristiano Ronaldo for Tag Heuer 2014 behing-the-scenes campaign

Being fashionably late may be a cultural norm of the 21st century, but when it comes to these watches, time is definitely of the essence. People often say that you can tell a man apart from another by looking at his shoes, his wallet and his watch; that accessory on your wrist does more than just tell the time. DOWNTOWN has picked 5 of the most stunning wristwatch models for summer. Perfect for the seaside, the city, and everywhere in between.

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1. Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 1887. Luxury is embodied in the form of polished steel with a sapphire case, complemented by a brown alligator strap. Quality and craftsmanship make this luxury piece the envy of the crowd. Available online at Tag Heuer.

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2. Parmigiani Fleurier Kalpagraphe Movement. This sleek number is made of 18-carat rose gold, and it’s adorned with a black alligator strap to ensure the utmost quality and craftsmanship. Available online at Parmigiani Fleurier.

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3. Ballon Bleu de Cartier. The pink gold finish of this watch’s blue steel exterior will catch anybody’s eye. Modern yet minimalist, this is a classic worth adding to your collection. Available online at Cartier.

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4. Panerai Radiomir 1940 Chronograph Oro Rosso. A timeless style men of all ages can sport. This watch features a personalized alligator strap as well as hour, minute and second hands. You’ll never miss out on a single moment. Available online at Panerai.

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5. Jaeger le Coultre Master Ultra Thin. This model from the brand’s beloved Master Ultra Thin line will turn heads with its refined character. The stainless steel version with a brown strap is equally stunning. Available from Jaeger le Coultre online.

– Aimee Aurol