Since black tie requires you to wear a tuxedo, we suggest you match the color of your watch with your jacket, which is likely black or navy. Watches in this category are relatively thin (under 7mm thick), made up of precious metals like gold, platinum, and titanium and designed with the most elaborate of complications.
Whether you’re off to say your ‘I Dos’ on a tropical island or your own locale (in the summer months, that is), you’re most likely going to be wearing a light suit sans shoes. For this more relaxed vibe, we recommend watches that not only have aesthetic appeal but are also equipped for the water (i.e., waterproof ). You’ll want a durable strap, like rubber, silicone, NATO, or canvas.
You’re tying the knot in a more laid-back setting—perhaps on a barn or in someone’s home. If you are wearing a tuxedo, it is most likely less formal-looking and in the gray/charcoal, beige, or brown color families. For such a look, we recommend a casual everyday type of watch that is neutral—stainless steel, leather straps, light color dial.