Originally Posted by Tomasso
It seems to have been a dandified affectation that wasn't restricted in use to Sig. Agnelli. I saw "The Kid Stays In The Picture" last night and Robert Evans was shown sporting the look. I would recommend the film if just to take notice of the sartorial evolution in Mr. Evans wardrobe from the 1950's to 1970's.http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0303353/
I would second "The Kid Stays in the Picture," great movie. Also contains one the best quotes I've ever heard, "There are three sides to every story. My side, your side, and the truth. And no one is lying. Memories shared serve each one differently."
More on-topic...I've seen the watch over barrel cuff before, it always looks too affected for my taste.