At Wempe you’re in contact with international businesspeople every day. And personally you have a passion for tailor-made clothing, especially from the famous Savile Row. Are there differences between the watch trends of global players and of typical British custom tailors?
Sunil Madhvani: At the Wempe showroom on New Bond Street in London, we attract a broad spectrum of international businesspeople. We’ve observed that a gentleman who wears tailored suits will devote a great deal of time and attention to the watches he wears. Fine suits are often combined with brands such as Patek Philippe, A. Lange & Söhne, and Vacheron Constantin.
High-tech materials such as ceramics are also becoming increasingly popular for watches. Are these materials appropriate for dress watches, or would you prefer traditional materials?
Sunil Madhvani: Personally, I believe high-tech materials should rather be combined with a casual or sporty fashion style. The four precious metals — platinum and white, yellow or rose gold — are the perfect choices to convey a low-profile “sophisticated code.” In addition, there are models with a stainless steel case that are suitable as dress watches for a sportsman.
Biography: Which wristwatch will perfectly match your suit? Sunil Madhvani always has an expert response. Madhvani, a UK native, has worked at Wempe since 1998. He is currently a Senior Sales Consultant at the company’s London showroom. In this function he also advises his British and international customers on questions of style.