Ciao! Today, we’re all about that timeless Italian style. Join us as we check out six stunning releases by Filippo Loreti, as we search for the perfect Italian style watches for men.
Ah, the Italians. A passionate and energetically creative people, known for their fine taste in design, food, and architecture, it seems that, despite the inevitable political problems, no other nation has grasped the true joy of living quite so well.
From the mountains of the North to the Eternal Cities of Rome and Venice, the picturesque fishing villages of the Amalfi Coast and Cinque Terre, and the unique island cultures of Sicily and Sardinia, Italy really does have it all.
This includes luxury watches too, with a whole range of exciting and innovative Italian brands on par with anything you’d find from neighbouring Switzerland or France.
If you’re looking to add a premium, yet affordable Italian watch to your collection, you should look no further than Filippo Loreti. This innovative Direct-To-Consumer brand has shaken up the luxury watch world with its stunning Italian-inspired designs made available at prices that anyone can afford, fulfilling their record-breaking crowdfunded promise to “democratize luxury”.
What we’re looking for in this article is that timeless Italian look - classic designs that conjure up the cool and effortless style of this magnificent Mediterranean nation. To help with this, we’ve put six affordable Filippo Loreti watches of various styles and colors up to the test.
Which one do you like best?
6 Italian Style Watches For Men By Filippo Loreti
1. Eterno Green Diver Italian Style Watch
We begin with Filippo Loreti’s newest release, the Eterno Green Diver. This vintage design is reminiscent of the Rolex Submariner without the hefty price tag, blending an elegant, on-trend green face watch with a handmade Italian leather strap in classic brown.
With 1960s retro diver vibes and a clean, uncluttered look, you could just as easily wear your Eterno Green Diver on a romantic Gondola date on the canals of Venice as you could on a diving adventure off the Sicilian coast. Masculine yet cultured, sporty yet refined, this is truly a watch for all occasions and is perfect for the active man who has a keen eye for the old-school classics.
2. Ascari Indigo Rose Gold Rubber Italian Style Watch
Alberto Ascari is one of the true legends of motorsport - the first ever driver to win back-to-back Formula One World Championships in 1952 and 1953, and Ferrari’s only Italian champion. Filippo Loreti’s Ascari collection is an homage to his unique talents, a range of sporty, technical, and gloriously retro watches that perfectly capture this golden era of motorracing.
The Ascari Indigo Rose Gold Rubber is a beautiful example, with an eye-catching blue and rose gold color combination adding a touch of luxury to rugged and masculine timepiece. Featuring an advanced hybrid movement that combines the vintage looks of a traditional chronograph with the accuracy of a quartz, this watch is ideal for the man who loves to get active outdoors but needs to look suave in his everyday life too.
3. Eterno Gilded Hazel Link Italian Style Watch
Returing to the Eterno collection, we find a watch that’s much closer to its classic roots than the Green Diver mentioned above.
The Eterno was originally launched as an homage to the ‘Polerouter,’ an iconic piece and the very first creation by legendary Swiss designer Gerald Genta. The Polerouter was made in the early 1950s to celebrate the opening of the ‘Polar Route,’ a flight directly over the magnetic North Pole which cut travel time from Europe to North America by up to 14 hours. Perfectly capturing the glamor and adventure of air travel in this pioneering era, the Polerouter quickly gained cult status and his been highly sought after ever since.
The Gilded Hazel Link edition takes the best of the Polerouter’s elegant, simple design and updates it with an advanced automatic movement. Featuring a gilded brown face and a two-tone stainless steel strap in opulent gold and silver, this is a dress watch of the highest quality and with a fascinating story to tell.
4. Okeanos Rose Gold Green Link 2020 Edition Italian Style Watch
The Okeanos is one of Fiippo Loreti’s original greats and a consistent best-seller, and it’s easy to see why. Featuring a sporty, clean design with luxurious additions, this is truly a watch for all occasions.
The Okeanos Rose Gold Green Link 2020 Edition is the finest example of this, with its dive watch origins illustrated by a rotating bezel for underwater timekeeping and a gorgeous engraved artwork of Oceanus, God of the Sea, on the case back.
Added to this are an on-trend emerald green face, giving this Okeanos an eye-catching and modern look, offset by an unusual rose gold case and link bracelet. As a limited edition it was so popular that its manufacture was slightly extended to cater to demand, so you’d better get in soon to get one of this unique pieces!
5. Odyssey Two Tone Gold Blue Link Italian Style Watch
The Odyssey was inspired by the Italian Riviera lifestyle - think yachts, fast cars, casinos, and Martinis on the beach.
With it’s sea blue face and opulent gold and silver color combination, the Odyssey Two Tone Gold Blue Link is the epimtomy of Riviera cool. It features a sporty chronograph design, with three separate hands hinting at its complex functionality, as well as tasteful details such as engraved artworks on the crown and case back.
Rugged enough for diving or trekking adventures, yet elegant enough for fine dining at your favourite restaurant, the Odyssey is the perfect example of fine Italian design - highly functional with no attention to detail spared.
6. Ascari Monza Two Tone Black Gold Steel Italian Style Watch
We finish with another edition of the famous Ascari collection, turning our attention this time to the Monza.
Reminiscent of a race car’s dashboard, the Monza’s dial takes the Ascari to a whole new level of racing-inspired beauty. Featuring three separate hands for chronograph timings and an AM/PM indicator, the Ascari Monza Two Tone Black Gold Steel’s complex dial is completed with a sporty rotating bezel, tastefully engraved and inlay painted with tachymeter marks.
Flip it over and you’ll find Alberto Ascari’s legendary Ferrari artfully engraved on the case back, a truly spectacular bonus for lovers of motorsport! Finished with a sleek gold and silver bracelet and case, this watch is ideal for the active man who loves cars, gadgets, and the technical beauty of a complex chronograph, but still likes to suit up for formal occasions every now and then.
Italian style watches are all about elegance and fine details, but with bold designs and colors that are made to stand out from the crowd.
These six stunning style watches for men achieve this in their own unique and interesting ways and are fantastic value too, going at astonishly low prices of just $200-$300.
For all these different style of watches and many, many more, check out our Men’s Watch Collection and add some Italian style to your collection today!