Named after I.M. Pei, the architect responsible for The National Gallery's East Building, the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland — oh, and the frickin' Louvre — this Breda piece strikes a balance between a classical sense of form and contemporary characteristics. The simple, tapered 21mm leather band lets the larger, slim case do the talking, and it speaks volumes if you take a good look at it. Its intuitively-rotating numbers are easy to read, the date window is well-placed, and the needle-like second hand winds with a satisfying movement. We can describe this thing all day, but the point is that once it's on your wrist, you won't want to take it off.
Japanese Miyota Quartz movement
41 mm stainless steel case
21mm genuine leather band