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    15 Lesser Known Watch Brands You Should Consider

    If you are currently on the hunt for new members of your growing timepiece collection, chances are you know the names Cartier, Omega, Rolex, and TAG Heuer like the back of your hand. However, in reality, there are dozens of other watch labels out there that create outstanding timepieces with compelling designs, unparalleled precision, and superior longevity.  Perhaps you are the type of person who does not like settling for the mainstream, and who likes their time-telling accessories unique yet versatile. If so, here are fifteen obscure watch brands that should be on your radar. 15 Best Lesser-Known Watch Brands 1. Georg Jensen Georg Jensen Vivianna Ref. 3575655_0Established by its Danish silversmith namesake, Georg Jensen, is one of the most unknown yet extremely artistic watch companies today. Georg Jensen is better known for its amazing line up of well-designed jewelry, cutlery, gift products, tableware and other home items made out of pure silver. That said, the brand also makes some fine wristwatches using high-quality stainless steel and sophisticated Swiss automatic movements. As a company heavily influenced by Scandinavian principles, Georg Jensen’s timepieces are sleek, breathtaking and elegant. These watches embody simplicity and focus on just the essentials of timekeeping.  Famous Models The brand ventured into the horological realm in the late 1960s with the release of the well-acclaimed Vivianna Bangle, made in collaboration with talented Swedish silversmith Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe. Equipped with a mirror dial, an odd-shaped bangle bracelet, and a hand-wound movement made by Chopard, the timekeeper screams fanciness and timelessness all at once. Today, the Vivianna Bangle watch remains one of the most quintessential pieces from Georg Jensen. One modern variant is the Vivianna Ref. 3575655_0, which comes in a 34mm stainless steel case with a diamond-studded dial and bezel. Powered by a Swiss-made Caliber ETA E61.031 that has a battery life of up to 49 months, it costs around $13,500 USD. This makes it the most expensive piece from the obscure Danish watch brand today. 2. Giuliano Mazzuoli Manometro Compressed Polished Blue and Trasmissione Meccanica ChronographNext up, we have another luxury brand from Europe that excels in manufacturing fully-functional and stylish timepieces. This brand is perfect for sports timepiece lovers and those who have an eye for unusual concepts. Known as Giuliano Mazzuoli, this obscure watch company has a remarkable heritage under its belt. Its story began in 1949 when its namesake owner’s father decided to bring their family’s designs to life through various products. When Mazzuoli took the helm in the 1970s, the company shifted its focus to manufacturing planners, notebooks, and writing instruments with compelling appearances. Eventually, they also expanded to crafting bold watches with unique aesthetics. Famous Models One version that stands out is the Manometro Compressed Polished Blue. This watch comes in a 45mm chunky stainless steel case and a bezel made out of the same material. Secured with a brown calfskin Florentine leather strap, it also features a beautiful blue dial. This dial is adorned with white railroad-like markings on the outer ring, Arabic numeral indices and luminous baton-style hour and minute hands. Priced at around $2,900 USD, this Giuliano Mazzuoli watch is water-resistant up to depths of 30 meters and relies on a 25-jewel automatic ETA 2824/2 movement.  Perhaps you want something with a little more attitude? Try the Trasmissione Meccanica Chronograph instead, which costs around $6,720 USD. Taking inspiration from an automobile transmission, this piece with a black strap has a stainless steel case with unusual patterned edges. It tells more than just the time by having a handy chronograph function as well. 3. Junghans Junghans Max Bill Chronoscope Ref. 27/4500.49 and Junghans Force Mega Solar Ref. 18/1938.44Another obscure watch brand worth knowing is Junghans, which is a company based in Schramberg, Germany. The German brand began creating products bearing its own name in 1866 and soon became the largest clock manufacturer in the world, with around 3 million pieces produced yearly. Junghans finally decided to manufacture wristwatches in 1927, and eventually started crafting its own movements in the 1930s.  Oozing with precision, their watches are not only refined but also stylish enough to be worn at any occasion. With their vintage and commanding designs, extremely neat lines and impressive movements, it is no surprise why Junghans watches are popular among seasoned enthusiasts and lovers of classic aesthetics.  Famous Models Whether you are into chic dress watches or highly-robust timekeepers equipped with a few useful complications, Junghans has definitely got you covered. However, if there is one piece that encapsulates what the brand is all about, it would probably be the Max Bill watch. First produced in the 1950s, the Max Bill perfectly embodies the revolutionary Bauhaus art movement. It utilizes  a unique, minimalist blueprint and numerous functionalities that make its wearers’ lives simpler. One good contemporary example is the Junghans Max Bill Chronoscope Ref. 27/4500.49. This piece comes in a 40mm stainless steel case paired with a silver-colored Milanese bracelet. Protected by a plexiglass crystal, its black dial has luminous Arabic numeral indices and pencil-style hands, two chronograph subdials at 12 and 6 o’clock marks, and a date-day indicator at 3 o’clock.  In terms of durability, this watch runs on a self-winding Caliber J880.2 movement with 48 hours worth of power reserve. Priced at around $2,200 USD, this Max Bill piece is also water-resistant up to depths of 30 meters, meaning it can easily withstand a few accidental splashes and raindrops.  4. Komono Komono Ray Legacy Nato Lunar and Komono Mono SkyHailing from Belgium, Komono can be your next source of affordable watches made from superior materials. The youthful nature of this young and obscure brand is inspired by its founders Raf Maes and Anton Janssens, who are former snowboarders by profession. They officially introduced watches to their sunglasses and opticals brand in 2009, and have been making waves in the horological field since then.  Famous Models Eye-catching and stunning, the Komono Ray Legacy Nato Lunar is a great option if you are into understated and straightforward pieces that steal attention effortlessly. With its 38mm alloy case and nude-colored recycled webbing band, this dive watch can easily match any of your ensembles. Shielded by a tough mineral crystal, its black dial features white baton and Arabic numeral hour markers, stick-shaped hands, and a small seconds sub-dial sitting above the 6, 7, and 8 o’clock positions. In terms of its technical specifications, this $115 USD Komono watch runs on a reliable Japanese quartz mechanism and is water-resistant up to depths of 50 meters.  If the Ray Legacy is not enough to satisfy your thirst for minimalistic and versatile timepieces, you could always go for a slightly bolder choice, the Komono Mono Sky. The Mono Sky watch is available in many colorways, but the sky-blue piece is the most pleasing to the eyes. It comes in a polycarbonate case that complements the sky-blue silicone strap and dial, which is adorned with grey baton hands and hour markers. Protecting the watch’s quartz movement is a sturdy case back made out of stainless steel. You can cop this Komono piece for around $69 USD, making this one of the most affordable obscure watches out there. 5. Objest Objest Hach Grey Automatic and Objest Simple Black WatchIf a customized timepiece sounds appealing to you, then Objest might be the answer to your prayers. From the dial, hands, and strap, down to the buckle, rotor, crown, and date window down, almost every detail of Objest watches are fully customizable. You do not have to worry about the design process since Objest offers lovely colorway, finish, and material choices that will surely fit all your needs and preferences.  This company also houses ready-made pieces designed in London and assembled by veteran watchmakers from Switzerland. Boasting minimalistic aesthetics. These unisex Objest watches also use top-tier engines made by either Ronda or ETA, so you do not need to worry about their durability at all. Famous Models Looking for something that exudes a luxurious and an athletic vibe? The Objest Hach Grey Automatic is the right choice. Its 42mm DLC-treated stainless steel case guarantees protection from any kinds of scratches and bumps. Matched with a black numberless dial with three-dimensional patterns and thick rounded baton-style hands, this watch is effortlessly attractive. It also has a single vibrant yellow minute hand, which adds a youthful touch to the watch’s whole look. though the single vibrant yellow accent also adds a youthful touch.  This Swiss-made watch also has an exhibition case back and a grey strap made from soft Italian leather. Powered by a 25-jewel ETA 2824-2 automatic movement with 38 hours of power reserve, this Objest unisex watch will set you back by around $690 USD. 6. Shinola Shinola The Runwell 47mm Ref. 20223880-SDT-010752541 and Shinola Middle Child Detrola Ref. 20194499-sdt-008445313Let us take a break from European brands and take a closer look at this impressive but frequently unknown American watchmaker. Shinola‘s legacy officially started in 2011, with entrepreneur and former executive for Fossil, Tom Kartsotis. The founder had one goal in mind: to craft affordable and fully-functional American timepieces that could directly compete with watches produced by renowned Swiss manufacturers.  Famous Models From the build and finishes to the dial layout and style of the crowns, pushers and strap, everything about Shinola watches will remind you of the old times. One good example of a vintage-inspired timepiece from the brand is the Shinola The Runwell 47mm Ref. 20223880-SDT-010752541, which is priced at only $625 USD. As its name suggests, it comes in a 47mm case made out of sandblast PVD gunmetal and a hand-sewn brown Cattail strap. The matte velvet dial boasts a fierce midnight blue color, and is adorned with a small seconds subdial, silver Arabic numeral indices and sword-style hands.  As if these were not enough, this Shinola watch relies on a powerful Argonite 1069 quartz movement and has around 2 years worth of battery life. This striking piece is also available in many other colorways and sizes. It is an excellent, if somewhat obscure, choice for urbane men who wish to express themselves through their watch.  7. Skagen Skagen Ancher Ref. SKW6779 and Skagen Anita Ref. SKW2151Coming from the northernmost town in Denmark, Skagen has been in operation since 1989. This obscure brand offers pocket-friendly and trendy timepieces suitable for any occasion. As proof of its growth over the past few decades, the company now houses other goods in their product lineup, such as handbags, jewelry, homewares, decors, and other accessories.  Attractive and streamlined, Skagen watches are generally for people who appreciate sustainable and timeless concepts. Besides having thin cases that feel light on the wrist, most Skagen watches sport colors that fall on the monochromatic or neutral side. Endorsing variety, many models come with leather or NATO straps but loyal consumers also love the Milanese bands designed personally by Skagen. Though they showcase minimalistic concepts, these Skagen watches pack a lot of features, ranging from open-worked dials, date and day components, chronographs and dual time.  Famous Models If you have been looking for a good monochromatic timepiece, the Skagen Ancher Ref. SKW6779 is definitely an excellent choice. This men’s watch comes in a 40mm case and a thin fixed bezel made out of 50% recycled stainless steel. This matches well with the beautiful stainless steel mesh bracelet with a safety mesh buckle. As a Bauhaus-inspired watch, its charcoal-colored dial is tidy and pleasing to look at. It features silver baton hour markers and luminous hands that glow brightly in low-light conditions. Powered by a simple three-hand movement, this Skagen Ancher piece is one of the best Skagen watches you can get, costing around $135 USD only.  Next, we have another chic and graceful watch, but this time catered towards the ladies. The Skagen Anita Ref. SKW2151 comes in a 30mm rose gold stainless steel paired with the signature mesh bracelet of the brand. What makes this Skagen Anita watch especially popular among women is its stunning silver sunray dial, which is adorned with Arabic numerals and dot indices, and baton hands in rose gold. Much like other Skagen watches, this piece also runs on a three-hand movement and is water-resistant up to depths of 30 meters. You can get it for $135 USD as well. 8. Thomas Earnshaw Thomas Earnshaw Beaufort ES-8059-02 and Thomas Earnshaw Bloomsbury ES-8124-33English watchmaker Thomas Earnshaw was the man who simplified the production of marine chronometers back in the 1700s. This unknown brand, named after the esteemed watchmaker, excels in creating intricately-designed watches that fit the lifestyles of passionate adventure-seekers.  The dials and case backs of Thomas Earnshaw watches are mostly skeletonized and transparent, which lets users view the beauty of  their movements. As a brand which likes utilizing retro themes and techniques, you will also notice that its watches have cases and straps that come in quintessential silver, black, gold and white hues. When it comes to performance, most Thomas Earnshaw watches rely on automatic movements and have simple time-telling capacities only.  Famous Models One outstanding watch from the brand is the Thomas Earnshaw Beaufort ES-8059-02. This watch comes in a 43mm gold-colored case and a brown strap made out of genuine leather. Showcasing the brand’s mastery of watchmaking, its insanely intricate dial features subtle lines and skeleton parts that allow wearers to admire the beauty of its movement. As if this unique design is not enough, this Thomas Earnshaw watch also runs on an automatic movement and has a water resistance rating of 50 meters. Priced at around $601 USD, this is one of the best-seller pieces from the obscure brand.  9. Alpina Alpina Alpiner4 Automatic Ref. AL-525G5AQ6 and Alpina Seastrong Diver Heritage Brown AL-525BR4H4Alpina is a lesser-known yet still impressive watch company that started making history in the late 1800s. It built its underrated reputation crafting exquisite and classy sports watches.  Today, Alpina continues to impress with its robust yet sophisticated watches, which are perfect for people who equally prioritize form and function. Every watch that comes out of its factory undergoes various tests to ensure its effectiveness and reliability while faced with tough conditions. Despite being rather obscure, Alpina is a brand you can definitely trust if you are on the hunt for masterful but budget-friendly pieces that do not disappoint. Famous Models If you are more of the old-school type, then you will surely love this brown diver from Alpina that is water-resistant up to a whopping 300 meters. The Alpina Seastrong Diver Heritage Brown AL-525BR4H4 has a 42mm stainless steel case in a bronze hue and a matching brown strap made out of leather. Protected by a sapphire crystal, its brown dial features rose gold indices and hands with beige luminous elements. Priced at around $1,827 USD, this Alpina Seastrong watch runs on a robust automatic movement that beats at 28,800 vibrations per hour. 10. Ball Ball Engineer III Pioneer Ref. NM2026C-S15CJ-BK and Ball Engineer Trainmaster Standard Time Ref. NM3888D-S1CJ-WHAmong the lesser-known brands listed here, this next one offers some of the most advanced timekeepers. Ball Watch Company, better known as Ball, is known for pioneering numerous horological innovations over the last 130 years. Originating from Cleveland, United States, this unknown watch brand deeply honors the American railroad industry.  Today, the brand continues to release state-of-the-art timepieces, made for all kinds of professional pursuits. Tough and compelling, Ball watches are equipped with extremely legible dials, sturdy straps, useful functions, and high-performing movements. Many of Ball’s tool watches also embody an athletic appeal that men will surely appreciate. One of the major inventions of the brand is the helium escape valve system, which allows watches to operate more efficiently underwater. Famous Models For those of you who prefer subtle timepieces that are not too overwhelming, you can get the Ball Engineer III Pioneer Ref. NM2026C-S15CJ-BK, which retails at around $2,515 USD. It comes in a 40mm stainless steel case and a bracelet made out of the same material. Apart from the magnified date display, its black dial has baton-style and Arabic numeral indices, and dauphine hands, all fitted with tritium gas tubes. Together, they allow for great readability, especially in low-light conditions. The Ball Trainmaster Standard Time Ref. NM3888D-S1CJ-WH is also a great option if you like dials with a simple but organized design. This $2,924 USD men’s Ball watch bears a milky white dial that matches well with its stainless steel bracelet. Aside from the stylized Roman numeral indices, the watch face is also adorned with a date window and playful blued steel hands. Performance wise, this Ball Trainmaster watch runs on a Caliber BALL RR1105-C automatic movement and has shock-resistance rating of up to 5,000 gauss. 11. Festina Festina Chrono Sport Ref. F20439/1 and Festina Women’s Boyfriend Ref. F20403/1Another excellent watchmaker that has been continuously impressing everyone with its magnificent creations is Festina. Founded in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland in 1902, this relatively obscure watch corporation now includes brands like Candino, Perrelet, Lotus, Jaguar, and Calypso. Festina also has a huge global presence, maintaining production hubs in countries worldwide and selling about 5 million units per year. Festina is also well-known for its involvement with the cycling industry and for being the official timekeeper for the Tour de France from 1992 to 2016. The brand specializes inelegant dress watches and practical chronograph timepieces, perfect for modern men and women.  Famous Models Moving on to a more dainty option, Festina offers delightful pieces suitable for the ladies. One of them is the Festina Boyfriend Ref. F20403/1, which has a silver and rose gold color scheme that endorses supreme elegance. Priced at $207 USD, this piece features a 36mm 316L stainless steel case and a matching bracelet with rose gold links. Protected by a mineral crystal, its dial has stone-studded indices and baton hands coated with luminous elements. This Festina Boyfriend piece runs on an analog movement and has a water resistance rating of 50 meters. 12. MeisterSinger MeisterSinger Circularis Ref. CC903 and MeisterSinger Classic N°01 DM303_SV02 Moving on, we have a relatively young, obscure brand from Münster, Germany, which produces distinctive and high-concept watches that fuse traditional and modern concepts. Known as MeisterSinger, this revolutionary company was established in 2001.  What makes MeisterSinger watches so distinct are its award-winning designs, vintage-inspired appearances, and contemporary details. Inspired directly by tower clocks from the 15th century, these watches only have one hand that tells the time instead of the standard two or three hands. While many of you may find this odd, this concept brought the brand fame and immense recognition among seasoned collectors. In fact, it also allowed the brand to win numerous awards from well-known horological award-giving bodies.  Famous Models For an affordable but highly dependable and solid option, the MeisterSinger Classic N°01 DM303_SV02 is the right choice. Its stainless steel case and domed sapphire glass guarantee protection from any kinds of scratches and impacts. Matched with an ivory dial and a thin black hand that sweeps smoothly over the Arabic numeral hour markers, this watch is effortlessly classic. Aside from a large, easy-to-grip crown that makes timekeeping easier for wearers, this Swiss-made watch has a water resistance rating of 50 meters. Priced at around $1,607 USD, this MeisterSinger Classic watch runs on a high-powered Sellita SW210 hand-wound movement. 13. Nixon  Nixon Sentry Ref. A356-502-00 Demonstrating what American watchmaking is about, Nixon began making waves in the industry in 1997. It started out by producing voguish yet dependable timepieces that would not break the bank. The brand started with only seven models, but slowly expanded its offerings in the succeeding years.  Nixon watches were initially crafted for a more youthful audience,  who enjoy thrill-seeking and  love being outdoors. Today, however, Nixon’s expanded selection of watches, along with its other fashion items like bags, accessories, and clothing, cater to people from different walks of life. These include professionals, casual wearers, and sports lovers. Famous Models The Nixon Sentry Ref. A356-502-00 stands out due to its all-gold color scheme, and its brushed case and bracelet that look good even from afar. Embodying the phrase “simplicity is beauty”, its dial only has a simple date-day component and baton hour markers and hands. Apart from a three-link bracelet, this watch also features a Miyota quartz movement at its core. You can get this 100 meter water-resistant Nixon Sentry watch for only $275 USD.  14. SevenFriday SevenFriday P-Series Ref. P1B/01 and SevenFriday S-Series Ref. S2/01If you are into futuristic and ultra-unique timekeepers that do not stick to the status quo, then you will surely love what this lesser-known Swiss luxury watch brand has to offer. Called SevenFriday, this young company lives by the principle of enjoying life as if everyday is Friday. Its products also embody this vision perfectly, which is why they are all unique and well-designed. As a lifestyle brand which prioritizes creativity and constant innovation, SevenFriday also offers eyewear, watch accessories, and apparels. Famous Models One of the most popular SevenFriday watches is the P-Series Ref. P1B/01. It is a piece that can instantly spark conversations with its 47mm square-shaped case, case back and bezel, all made out of polished stainless steel. What’s more, it is protected by an anti-reflective sapphire crystal and is powered by a high-caliber Miyota 82S7 automatic movement. Retailing at $995 USD, the focal point of this SevenFriday P-Series watch is its ornate dial, which is adorned with black markings and a delicately skeletonized portion that gives wearers a glimpse of its inner mechanisms. Another eye-catching timepiece is the 47mm S-Series Ref. S2/01, which costs $1,250 USD. Just like the previous model, it comes in a polished stainless steel case and bezel that match the embossed and padded black calfskin leather strap. Protected by a layer of anti-reflective mineral glass, its dial has antique brass PVD-coated metal all over its surface, as well as black texts that exhibit great legibility. With its tough machine-like exterior and extraordinary format, this SevenFriday S-Series watch is indeed worth getting. 15. Bremont Bremont ALT1-C Griffon-R-S and Bremont ALT1-WT-BL-R-SLast but not the least is another British luxury brand, Bremont, which specializes in creating chronometers suitable for the members of the aviation niche. Fueled by its passion for British engineering, Bremont started producing watches equipped with numerous groundbreaking technologies such as the TRIP-TICK case, Bremont Anti-Shock, and the like. Most of the brand’s watches are reserved for the members of the armed forces, which serves as proof that they are indeed robust and reliable.  As proof of the brand’s excellence and commitment to superior watchmaking, they have even won numerous awards with their commendable designs. If you are looking for an obscure brand that houses timepieces worth every penny, Bremont is definitely the way to go. Famous Models A good pilot watch from the brand is the Bremont ALT1-C Griffon-R-S, which costs around $9,220 USD. It comes in a 43mm stainless steel case and case back, with a black strap made out of leather. The dial is in a stark black color, decorated with Arabic numeral hour markers and Super-LumiNova-coated hands. Aside from bearing two-subdials for the chronograph function, it also has a date window at 6 o’clock and a sweep seconds hand. On the inside, this Bremont watch runs on an automatic Caliber 13 1/4”’ BE-50AE with 25 jewels and a 42-hour power reserve.   While the brand undoubtedly excels at creating pilot watches, they also make quality pieces perfect for dedicated explorers. One of them is the Bremont ALT1-WT-BL-R-S, which has a World Time function, in addition to its date, chronograph and UTC hand features. It runs on a Caliber 13 1/4”’ BE-54AE as well and is water-resistant up to depths of 100 meters. You can expect this hardy $5,000 USD watch to last you for years—perhaps even decades. Final Thoughts On the whole, lesser-known brands will make you realize that not all dependable timepieces worth collecting always come from acclaimed labels. They may be considered as underdogs for now but these obscure watch brands should not be underestimated. This is especially true given the massive amount of dedication, creativity, and meticulosity they put into their watchmaking process.  With their incredible passion for craftsmanship, it will be quite interesting to see how these unknown watchmakers will grow and what they will offer in the future. Given how these lesser-known watch labels give equal importance to design, performance, and innovation, it will not be surprising if they also become mainstream in the future. Either way, you can be sure that any piece that comes out from these obscure watch companies’ respective factories will deliver precise timekeeping and reliable dependability.  Looking for more timepieces worth adding to your growing collection? Better check out our articles on the Top Eco-Friendly Watches and the 7 Best Minimalist Watches for Men. Photos from the aforementioned brands’ official websites, unless otherwise noted

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  3. Watch Guide: 10 Best Men’s Watches

    Watch Guide: 10 Best Men’s Watches

    As a man, whether you are craving smartwatches, fitness trackers, or classic timepiece designs, there is something out there in the market for you. Indeed, there is a certain allure that brands like Omega, Rolex, and TAG Heuer bring to their watches. Men’s watches from these renowned brands simply elevate your attire in a way other accessories cannot. If you happen to be a fan of such men’s watches, then this article is just for you.  Given how many top watch brands there are in the market today, it can be very difficult to come to a decision. As such, we have curated a list of 60 best men’s watches for your perusal. This is a diverse catalog of best men’s watches, so whether you are working with deep pockets or a limited budget, we are sure that you will be able to find the right fit just for yourself.  1. Timex Navi XL Automatic 41mm Timex has a wide variety of watch designs for everyone, whether you want something fun and quirky, as well as robust and serious. Given its diverse catalog, it can be a challenge to pick just one watch from the brand. That said, we ended up going with the Timex Navi XL. This automatic 41mm watch was first launched in a limited run, and was met with such huge demand that Timex eventually gave it a re-release.  In its current incarnation, this Timex watch is equipped with a reliable 21-jewel Japanese automatic movement. We chose this military-influenced watch for its popular demand and incredibly low price point. This timepiece also possesses 100 meters of water resistance, which is quite substantial for a powerful watch that costs only $259 USD. 2. Hublot Spirit Of Big Bang Meca-10 There’s something about Hublot watches that make them truly captivating. Every watch from this brand is an interesting take on watchmaking and the innovative use of materials. This company proves how craftsmanship plays a huge part in making a watch company successful. Perhaps the most perfect example of a Hublot watch is the Spirit of Big Bang Meca-10. In keeping with Hublot’s constant experimentation with materials, there are three different versions available for this watch — titanium, Black Magic (black ceramic), and King Gold (5N 18k gold alloy). All versions are powered by a mechanical movement that packs a power reserve of up to 10 days.  This Spirit of Big Bang piece is a strong entry from 2020 and definitely something you should consider adding to your collection. At just a glance, you can immediately see the time, effort, and attention to detail put into this watch. It features a sophisticated open-heart dial and the brand’s familiar chunky rubber strap. It is impressive, masculine, and definitely a good investment. The titanium model costs $23,100 USD while the King Gold version sits at around $45,000 USD. Prepare to dish around $27,300 USD for the Black Magic version. 3. Roger Dubuis Excalibur Twofold If Hublot wowed you, then you might want to take a look at Roger Dubuis. This luxury brand is unstoppable when it comes to modern innovation. From its fresh designs to the use of materials, the brand never fails to impress.  The watch we have for you today is the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Twofold. This is a 45mm watch featuring a case made from the brand’s proprietary Mineral Composite Fiber (MCF). Roger Dubuis developed this ultra-white composite material made of 99.95% silica, as it allows for better and long-lasting illumination. Inside the watch is a manual-wound caliber RD01SQ with a double-flying tourbillon. You can observe this movement at work through the watch’s open-heart dial.  This Roger Dubuis watch is extremely rare, with only 8 pieces available. As such, it carries quite a hefty price tag of $276,000 USD.  4. Bulova Chronograph A You have most likely heard of Bulova before. Many people attribute the invention of the first electronic wristwatch to this brand. Indeed, the Bulova Accutron, released in 1960, helped pave the way for the brand’s success. However, there is more to the brand than just this watch. Take a look, for instance, at the Bulova Computron, or the equally iconic Chronograph A. The Chronograph A’s vintage look is inspired by the 1970s. This watch is nicknamed the “Surfboard” due to the oval shape on the dial of the watch which houses its two sub-dials. This design has since been adopted by brands like Breitling and Vulcan, but the Bulova Chronograph A remains the most iconic of all these men’s watches.  Realistically speaking, you will probably have a hard time looking for an original version of the Chronograph A. They are among some of the most expensive collector’s items today. That said, you can get a modern interpretation of the Chronograph A, with the same design as the original, but equipped with a quartz movement instead. You would have to fork out around $600 USD for this men’s watch.  5. Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Calibre 321 Of course, it would not be a list of best men’s watches without Omega. The brand Omega greeted 2020 with the launch of a new version of the Speedmaster, which they dubbed the “Ed White”. The Speedmaster Moonwatch “Ed White” Calibre 321 is named after the astronaut who wore a Speedmaster on the first ever spacewalk in 1965. The Speedmaster Moonwatch Calibre 321 boasts a classic combination of a stainless steel case and three-link bracelet. It comes with all the usual Speedmaster Moonwatch trappings, including three chronograph sub-dials, a bezel marked with a tachymeter scale, and a sleek three-hand layout. You can get this popular men’s watch at around $14,100 USD.  6. Zenith Defy 21 Chronograph Zenith has defied a lot of watchmaking principles in the past year or two. The brand’s effort can be seen now more than ever, as it leans into modern ideas and technology. One outstanding recent men’s watch from Zenith is the Defy 21 Ultraviolet. Incorporating the use of the brand’s famous El Primero 21 movement, this model stands out from the crowd because its movement has received an ultraviolet treatment that strikingly contrasts its titanium case.  This men’s watch comes in two different variants. You can choose between a sleeker black model, or a more streamlined and professional looking version in white. Both versions feature clean, brushed cases, alligator leather straps, three-dimensional dials, and scratch-resistant ceramic bezels. The price for this Zenith Defy timepiece ranges from $12,000 to $14,000.  7. Alpina Seastrong Diver Heritage Photo by Imgur.com Alpina watches are made for the outdoors. Some of the brand’s more famous collections include the Alpiner, Startimer, and Seastrong, all of which offer sturdy and sporty watches that would be great companions for your adventures, whether on land or sea. Our favorite among the men’s watches from this brand is the Alpina Seastrong Diver Heritage. This Alpina Seastrong watch is equal parts chic and functional, making it one of the best men’s watches of all time. In particular, the Seastrong Diver Heritage Ref. AL-525G4H6 is a collaboration between Alpina and Gnomon. It is an excellent vintage-influenced remake of the 1969 Alpina 10 Super Compressor. This sporty blue reinterpretation includes two operable elements in the rotating bezel and the right case flank. This Alpina watch retails at around $980 USD. 8. Junghans Max Bill Hand-Winding In 1961, Junghans collaborated with industrial designer Max Bill to create the iconic Junghans Max Bill mechanical watches collection. Bill’s work became a legendary prototype, not only for the brand, but for the watchmaking industry as a whole.  Today, the Max Bill watches remain true to their roots. They retain the original, minimalistic Bauhaus influences that made the collection so influential in the first place. In particular, we recommend the Max Bill Hand-Winding, which features a puristic dial and clean lines. It also has a layer of domed glass, which adds a very vintage charm to the watch. Powered by the hand-winding movement J805.1, which is based on the ETA 2801-2 caliber, you can get this watch for $800 USD.   9. Gucci Grip Gucci is more than just a storied fashion house. While some skeptics have doubted the quality of Gucci watches, the brand remains unbothered as they continue to put out some of the most stunning watches in the industry. After all, fashion is their game, and what is a watch but a fashion accessory. The Gucci Grip is a unisex fashion watch that appeals to many. Inspired by the skateboarding community, the Gucci Grip cleverly incorporates elements of street culture. This collection of watches offer a wide variety of designs, straps, case treatments, and more, so you are sure to be able to find something that fits your tastes. Its sizes also vary between 35mm and 38mm.  One thing that remains constant across all Gucci Grip pieces is the fascinating way it tells time. It makes use of three rotating discs to show the hour, minute, and date. If you want a fashionable and quirky timekeeper, you can get the Gucci Grip at prices ranging between $1,450 USD to $2,250 USD.  10. William Wood Valiant Collection There is a very inspirational story behind William Wood and its watches. This brand was founded by Jonny Garrett as a tribute to his firefighter grandfather. As a mark of that, every watch from this brand carries a part of a Twenties British brash firefighter’s helmet. With William Wood watches, patrons can have a piece of heroism in a timepiece.  The William Wood Valiant is one of the brand’s first watches, made possible by a Kickstarter that raised up to $25,000. Despite being new, it easily made its way to our list of the best men’s watches. There are six watches from this collection, all of which are equipped with automatic movements and function as dive watches. The straps of these watches also add a heroic spin, as they are made using rubber materials from the Angus Duraline British fire hoses. Finally, the rotating bezel of the watch also takes inspiration from firefighters and their oxygen tanks. You can get all this for just $952 USD.  11. Swatch BIOCERAMIC C-Black Swatch is known for its collaborations with popular artists, estates, and designers. There is no doubt that the company knows exactly how to appeal to the masses. However, there is more to Swatch than just collaborations. The company also comes up with inspiring green designs as a part of its sustainability promise. One of its efforts lies with the Swatch BIOCERAMIC line. What is BIOCERAMIC, you ask? It is a Swatch-made material that is one part bio-sourced plastic, and two parts ceramic. This gives the watch much more resistance to abrasions and scratches, while still boasting a silky and smooth exterior. Our choice from this collection has to be the BIOCERAMIC C-BLACK. It is black all over with a quartz movement ticking inside. To make sure that the watch remains as eco-friendly as possible, the buckle of its bio-sourced black strap is also made from aluminum, which is infinitely recyclable. For only $125 USD, this Swatch watch can be yours. 12. Chopard Alpine Eagle In 1980, Chopard released the St Mortiz, which is notable for being the first sports watch from the brand. What made it even more impressive was that, despite its classification as a sports watch, it boasted a sleek exterior that made it a fine piece of jewelry as well.  22 years later, Chopard re-released the St Mortiz as the Alpine Eagle. Like its predecessor, this is an unusually elegant sports watch encased in finely brushed stainless steel. It is also even better in terms of accuracy, with a full COSC certification. Even though it looks nothing like most men’s sport watches in the market, this is a versatile sports piece that you could easily bring to dressy events too.  The stainless steel iteration of the watch costs around $12,900 USD, while the two-tone variant retails at $19,700 USD.  13. Urwerk EMC Time Hunter Have you ever heard of Urwerk? If not, then there is a lot you’re missing out on. This company adds a modern, unique flair to watchmaking. The brand’s goal is to introduce futuristic cues into the more traditional watchmaking techniques used in Haute Horlogerie. Released in 2016, the Urwerk EMC Time Hunter remains the most impressive watch from the brand. It was a hard choice to make but its unique form and function makes it easily one of the best men’s watches around. Urwerk innovatively balances the balance wheel of this EMC watch’s mechanical movement. In addition, it also features a manual-winding generator. This generator is made by Swiss company Maxon, which is mostly known for developing the motors used on NASA’s Mars rovers. It might take a while for you to get used to this watch, but it is, without a doubt, a powerful timekeeper to bear. You can purchase this watch for around $125,000 USD.  14. Harry Winston Project Z14 In 2020, American-brand Harry Winston released Project Z. This was a line of men’s watches with cases made from Zalium. If you are not familiar with this material, it is a sturdy zirconium-aluminium alloy typically used in aeronautical engineering.  The most recent model in this collection, the Project Z14, was released in 2021. The dial of this watch features a combination of different brushed and polished finishes. In addition, it also displays a quirky red retrograde hand that quickly and satisfyingly swings back to zero every 30 seconds. This is paired with a comfortable black leather strap. There were only 300 pieces of this watch made, which explains its fairly heavy price tag of around $24,300 USD.  15. Montblanc 1858 Geosphere Limited Edition Next up, we have Montblanc’s Montblanc 1858 collection, which aims to uphold the spirit of mountain exploration. These watches take inspiration from the professional Minerva watches made during the 1920s and 1930s, which were typically used for military and exploration purposes as well.  The Montblanc 1858 Geosphere Limited Edition watch, in particular, is dedicated to the Seven Summits climbing challenge that aims to conquer Earth’s highest peaks. True to its name, there are only 1,858 pieces available for this model. It comes in an interesting colorway, with rose gold hands over a khaki dial that displays two rotating gloves. These gloves are incredibly artistic, showing off the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. The dial also features a second time zone. Adding to the watch’s vintage feel is its woven khaki strap.  This watch costs around $7,300 USD. 16. Oris Hangang Limited Edition 01 The Han River (Hangang in Korean), is one of the longest rivers in South Korea, connecting various cities across the country. Over the past few years, there have been efforts to clean up the river, and Oris has been one of the brands helping make this happen. As part of their efforts, the brand also released the Oris Hangang Limited Edition 01.  Oris released the Hangang Limited Edition 01 in collaboration with the Korea Foundation for Environmental Movement. It aims to help with the organization’s clean-up operation on the Han River. This watch features a brilliant emerald green dial, inspired by the creeks of the Han River’s source. It also has a delicately engraved case back which depicts the river’s path across South Korea.  For around $2,000 USD, this limited edition watch can be yours.  17. Tissot Heritage 1973 Chronograph Tissot has been a part of the motor racing industry since the 1950s. This Swiss company first became closely intertwined with the automotive industry when they sponsored entrants at the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race in the 1970s. Tissot also reached first place with French car builder Alpine at the Monte Carlo Rally World Championship in 1973. As a tribute to that win, the brand released the Heritage 1973 Chronograph. Inspired by the 1970s Tissot Navigator, the Heritage 1973 Chronograph is a mechanical racing watch with modern specs. It features a polished stainless steel case with a 43mm diameter. The watch also has a dial highlighted with green SuperLumiNova at the indices. Plus, it also features neon orange counters and a date window positioned between 4 and 5 o’clock. This is paired with a period-perfect black perforated leather racing strap, which adds a vintage touch. Aptly limited to only 1,973 pieces, this watch retails at $2,250 USD per piece. 18. Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Mokarran  The 1950s was a defining decade for the watch industry. It was during this time that Blancpain launched the first modern diving watch, which we know today as the Fifty Fathoms. This name was inspired by the British measurement of depth. Fifty fathoms is equivalent to around 91 meters, or around 300 feet deep. Over the years since its launch, Blancpain has released around 100 different variations of this dive watch. Honestly, all these iterations certainly deserve a slot in a best men’s watches list. However, if forced to pick one, then we simply have to go with the modern Bathyscaphe Mokarran.  The Bathyscaphe Mokarran is a limited edition model with only 50 pieces available. The name of the watch comes from the scientific name of the great hammerhead shark, the Shyrna Mokarran. This watch also serves as a tribute to this great animal, as Blancpain has stated that the money raised from the sales of the Bathyscaphe Mokarran will go to the Mokarran Protection Society.   The Bathyscaphe Mokarran costs around $15,500 USD in retail.  19. Longines Hydroconquest Photo from Watchshopping.com Up next is another outstanding dive watch entry, with the Longines Hydroconquest. When it comes to best men’s watches, there are a lot of Longines watches to choose from but the Hydroconquest was an easy choice. There are different iterations available for this watch but the one that stands out the most is the royal blue Longines Hydroconquest L37813987.  The Longines Hydroconquest L37813987 is a versatile dive piece that looks perfect both underwater and on the dress floor. It boasts an exquisite rose gold and stainless steel exterior, paired with a striking sunburst blue dial that looks perfect in the water. This watch is water-resistant up to depths of 300 meters and costs around $1,600 USD to $2,000 USD.  20. Tudor Black Bay Chrono Tudor is commonly known as Rolex’s little sister, offering watches with designs that resemble Rolex watches, but at much more affordable prices. Hans Wildorf founded this brand in order to make Rolex designs more accessible to the wider public. So, you should not be too surprised if you see a watch that looks a lot like a Rolex in Tudor’s vast catalog. Case in point: the Tudor Black Bay collection. As a dive watch, the Tudor Black Bay exudes luxury reminiscent of the classic Submariner divers, which is why it is one of the brand’s biggest hits.  That being said, the Black Bay Chrono is not just a Rolex wannabe. In fact, it is revered in its own right for its robust features and powerful movement. These days, collectors use Tudor as a stepping stone into a grail collection. This watch, in particular, is one of the go-to watches for that, with its sleek 41mm build and striking panda dial. As a chronograph piece, this watch bears some similarities to the Paul Newman Rolex Daytona. This watch retails at around $4,900 USD to $5,225 USD. 21. Tag Heuer Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition Tag Heuer celebrates 160 years of its extensive watchmaking tenure with the latest Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited-Edition model. This is a meticulously brilliant homage to the original Carrera timepieces. It bears the brand’s popular racing chronograph design, with three corresponding pushers, a polished dial, and the original Carrera’s classic silver stainless steel dial.  One difference that has been made to the Carrera 160 Years Silver is that it comes with a 39mm diameter, which is up from its original 36mm case size. It has also been updated with a shiny new 21st-century movement, boasting an 80-hour power reserve and a total of 168 components.  You can purchase this men’s watch for just $2,100 USD.  22. IWC Portofino Automatic Photo from Watchshopping.com Thanks to its elegant, laid-back Mediterranean style, the IWC Portofino has been one of IWC’s most consistently popular watches over the past 30 years. In particular, we recommend the IWC Portofino Automatic IW356522.  The IWC Portofino Automatic IW356522 comes with a stunning sunburst blue dial, paired with an exquisite 40mm rose gold case. The dial also features exquisite gold hour indices and Roman numeral indicators at 6 and 12 o’clock, and is protected by a layer of sapphire crystal with an anti-glare coating. This Portofino watch is secured by a sleek alligator leather strap with a pin buckle, and retails at a price of $9,729 USD.  23. Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Bell & Ross is mostly known for its square military watches, which is known as the brand’s trademark. One of the newer, robust pieces from Bell & Ross is the excellent BR 03-92 Diver Military. This watch features 300 meters of water resistance, making it perfect for the recreational divers out there. Aside from that, it also has resistances to shocks and magnetic interference. With a stainless steel interior and ceramic exterior, this watch is durable enough to handle just about anything. The white markers of this piece are also coated in luminescent material, so they glow bright green in poor lighting conditions. In addition, this watch boasts an olive green dial, reminiscent of a military uniform. You can wear it with either a black rubber strap or a matching olive green vector band.  There are only 999 pieces of the Bell & Ross BR 03-92 available. You can purchase this military men’s watch for around $3,300 USD.  24. Patek Philippe 6007A-001 Calatrava Patek Philippe has a famous slogan that goes, “You never really own a Patek. You merely look after it for the next generation.” Indeed, the watches from this brand are all extremely expensive, but for one very good reason: they are timepieces built to last generations. Simply owning a Patek Philippe watch can be used as a measure of your success, and a list of best men’s watches simply would not be complete without this brand. At the top of our list is the Patek Philippe 6007A-001 Calatrava. With only 1,000 pieces available, this watch was crafted in commemoration of the opening of the brand’s manufacture in Geneva. It boasts a gleaming, polished 40mm stainless steel case and comes with a powerful in-house automatic movement.  You can expect to fork out around $82,500 USD for this Patek Philippe Calatrava watch. 25. Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Duoface Jaeger-LeCoultre made the Reverso especially for polo matches. This watch was designed with a reversible square case, so you could keep the watch face from being damaged during polo matches. It became an iconic design, and the Reverso collection has continued to be incredibly popular over the years.   The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Duoface model is a great callback to the Reverso timepieces from the 30s. This watch comes with the collection’s signature reversible stainless steel square case. It is also equipped with a manual winding movement that powers the watch’s timekeeping functions, practical day/night indicator and two time zones. The attractive blue leather strap of this watch was specifically designed by renowned boot-maker Casa Fagliano. You can purchase this timepiece at$23,900 USD brand new. 26. Girard-Perregaux Quasar Azure In 1889, Swiss luxury brand Girard-Perregaux developed the watchmaking icon La Esmeralda. This pocket watch earned a gold medal from the Jury of the Paris Universal Exhibition, becoming an iconic design that remains unparalleled to this day. It boasted a movement that displayed architectural excellence and technical brilliance. Paired with a stunning finish and an open-heart dial, this movement eventually came to be known as the “Three Bridges”.  The modern Girard-Perregaux Quasar Azure Tourbillon pays tribute to the La Esmeralda’s by mimicking its legendary Three Bridges design. The name of the watch is derived from a luminous astronomical entity called the Quasar. Its design also incorporates a translucent azure blue case, which is sculpted from a single block of sapphire. This see-through case gives you a clear view of the watch’s “Three Bridges” skeletonized movement. You can purchase this piece for $309,000 USD.  27. Rolex Explorer Rolex boasts a vast catalog of watches that have helped build the brand’s reputation today. Among others, we have the Submariner, the Cosmograph Daytona, and the Day-Date. Although it was nearly impossible to settle on just one watch, we decided to go with an underrated Rolex offering: the Rolex Explorer.  This majestic men’s watch was named as such to honor Sir Edmund Hillary’s ascent of the perilous Mount Everest. Its case and bracelet are made out of a heavily-resistant alloy known as Oystersteel. As a material mainly used in chemical and aerospace industries, it offers maximum resistance to corrosion and an extremely fine, polished finish. As such, the Explorer is an incredibly durable watch that can withstand just about anything you have to throw at it. Modern versions of the Rolex Explorer are equipped with the brand’s in-house, self-winding caliber 3132. This movement features a Parachrom hairspring as well as Paraflex shock absorbers, making it extremely shock-resistant. This watch’s selling price starts at around $11,000 USD.  28. Seiko Prospex Black Series Night diving is what gave birth to a new line of dive watches from Seiko — the Seiko Prospex. There are just too many pieces from this collection that we can easily verify as great men’s watches. For instance, the line’s environmentally-friendly PADI models are perfect for those who want to give back to the ocean. However, there is also a line of Seiko Prospex watches made especially for lovers of monochrome looks. The Seiko Prospex Black Series is easily recognizable thanks to their exquisite black DLC-coated stainless steel cases. These watches are all equipped with the brand’s LumiBrite technology, which allows wearers to view their displays even in the dark. Some models are also solar chronographs, which are equipped with solar cells that have high-performing electricity generation. This gives the watches an alternative source of energy, so they can be charged using the power of the sun.  There are three fantastic models available in this sub-collection: a 45mm version known as the SPB125J1 “Sumo”, the solar-powered SSC761J1, and the 300m water-resistant SLA035J1 Professional. The prices of watches in this range start at $850 USD.  29. Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon NEDU Ball Watch Co is an American legend. Its founder, Webb C. Ball, was an American watchmaker, and the first watchmaker whose creations were sanctioned for use by the US railroads during the 1900s. By the time Ball died in 1922, 125,000 miles worth of train travel had been achieved with the help of his timekeepers.  One outstanding modern release by the brand is the Engineer Hydrocarbon NEDU. This dive watch takes inspiration from the US Navy’s Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU). It features a case that is water-resistant up to a depth of an incredible 600 meters. As a diving watch, it also comes with a unidirectional ceramic bezel marked with a tachymeter scale. Plus, you will not have any difficulty reading the time underwater, since this watch is equipped with hydrogen gas tubes that illuminate its markers and hands. This timepiece costs around $5,264 USD brand new. 30. Andersen Genève Tempus Terrae Worldtimer Andersen Genève’s founder, Dane Svend Andersen, first made a name for himself working in Patek Philippe’s complications department. Then, some 40 years ago, he decided to open up his own workshop located in Geneva. Despite being a relatively young brand, Andersen Genève has managed to achieve quite a bit under Anderson’s leadership.  In 2020, the brand introduced the Tempus Terrae, as a 25th anniversary tribute to the first Worldtimer that the company released. This watch only has 25 pieces available, making it one of the rarest watches on our list. This stunning timepiece features a blue-gold dial which is crafted by melting down regular 21K gold and adding a bit of iron to it. In addition, its bezel is embedded with 36 baguette diamonds, adding to its aura of luxury. The price of this watch ranges between $50,000 USD and $60,000 USD.  31. Hermès H08 Fashion houses like Gucci and Hermès definitely have their own ideas of what a watch should be, and we are definitely here for it. One great offering by Hermès is the H08. This timepiece, with its cushion-shaped case, makes for a great luxury everyday piece and is definitely one of the best men’s watches of today.  You have three different choices of cases for this watch. These include titanium, black DLC-coated titanium, or graphene with ceramic. The watch is powered by an in-house caliber H1837 Vaucher. This is an automatic movement, with 50 hours of power reserve and a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour.  The titanium iterations of the watch cost around $5,000 USD to $6,000 USD. Meanwhile, the graphene version with a rubber strap costs around $8,900 USD. 32. Bulgari Octo Roma Naturalia The Bulgari Octo is one of the biggest names in the contemporary watch-making industry. The timepiece, launched in 2012, became an instant icon and garnered various awards for its impressive design. It was highly recognized for its astoundingly thin, eight-sided case with a perfectly round bezel. This Bulgari watch is sophisticated, lightweight, and truly one of the best men’s watches to grace the modern era. One incredibly fun piece from this collection is the Bulgari Octo Roma Naturalia. This is a customizable high jewelry watch. You can choose between different case materials such as titanium, rose gold, or platinum, all based on your own liking. Other materials you can include in your watch also include precious stones like black onyx, lapis lazuli, and malachite, so you can craft a luxurious Bulgari Octo piece that truly represents your personality.  The base price of this watch starts at $89,000 USD.  33. Rado Captain Cook Bronze The 1960s was a great time for the dive watch industry. Many of the most iconic dive watches were born during that era. This includes big players in the industry such as the Rolex Submariner and the Omega Seamaster. During this time, Rado also launched a great dive offering of their own: the Rado Captain Cook. Its name is inspired by British navigator and explorer James Cook, who is famous for mapping a huge part of the South Pacific.  The original 1960s Captain Cook has long since been discontinued, and is no longer available for purchase. However, the brand has also released the Captain Cook Bronze, which boasts a design that skews as close to the original as possible, with its classic bronze case and forest green dial. The updated Captain Cook Bronze also boasts bronze hour indices and arrow-shaped hands, along with a comfortable NATO strap. You can purchase this men’s dive watch for just $2,600 USD.  34. Baume No. 10600 Every watch enthusiast knows the brand Baume & Mercier. Founded in 1830, the brand is generally known for its more conservative take on Haute Horlogerie. However, as the watch industry has turned towards greater sustainability, the brand also followed suit by launching the sub-label Baume.  Aside from producing eco-friendly watches, Baume also offers more affordable options, so more people can experience Baume & Mercier’s expertise and watchmaking without having to break the bank. The Baume 10600 is a model that is the perfect epitome of all this. This watch boasts an exquisite round gold case, with an elegant and thin crown unusually placed at 12 o’clock and slight horn-shaped lugs. Its default strap is a gray cotton band made entirely from natural materials, but you can change this for other bracelets as well. What’s more, this classy watch costs only $500 USD.  35. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph The elite watch enthusiasts are all-too-familiar with the Audemars Piguet, known commonly as AP. Having been around since 1875, the Royal Oak sports watch is arguably AP’s most popular piece. Designed by legendary watchmaker Gerald Genta, its outstanding rounded octagonal bezel kicked off a huge trend in the watch industry, inspiring many other Royal Oak lookalikes. The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak was one of the first sports watches to be made from stainless steel, and the modern Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph continues this trend. In addition, it boasts a signature, gorgeous blue Grand Tapisserie dial. This watch is powered by a self-winding 3835 movement, which has a 40-hour power reserve and a water-resistance capacity of 50 meters. You can purchase this piece for $82,000 USD.  36. Movado Museum Classic Up next, we have the Museum watches, released by the watch brand Movado, which means “always in motion” in Esperanto. Designed by Nathan George Horwitt, this collection of men’s watches is known for its minimalist dials, decorated only with sleek dauphine hands and a gold dot located at 12 o’clock.  The Movado Museum Classic measures around 40 mm in diameter. You can get it in plain stainless steel, or a black or gold PVD-coated case. This watch is also offered in a variety of dial colors, including blue, mother-of-pearl, and jet-black. One constant across all these watches is the iconic 12 o’clock dot marker.  This watch will set you back by a little less than $900 USD. 37. Bamford × Revolution GMT Joe Cool Everybody loves Snoopy. However, some people are more enamored by the beagle’s stylish alter ego, Joe Cool. Joe Cool debuted in 1971, taking the form of Snoopy with a pair of black sunglasses and a red sweater with the words ‘Joe Cool’.   In 2020, Bamford was already featuring Peanuts characters in its watches. This time, the brand decided to introduce Joe Cool into their catalog. The Bamford × Revolution GMT Joe Cool is a GMT watch, with a 40mm stainless steel case and a polished, luminous rotating bezel. Ticking inside the watch is a Sellita SW330-1 movement with 42 hours of power reserve. This watch also has a GMT hand, shaped like Snoopy’s arm, so you can monitor two time zones at once. At $1,900 USD, this is a fun and quirky collector’s piece that Snoopy fans would love to have in their collection.  38. Frederique Constant Manufacture Classic Worldtimer Frederique Constant has a whole array of timepieces that can be included in our list of the best men’s watches. Some of its conic collections include the Slimline, Highlife, and Classics. However, for this entry, let us focus on the Manufacture collection. As its name suggests, it features the brand’s in-house manufacture calibers. In particular, we are looking at the Frederique Constant Manufacture Classic Worldtimer Ref. FC-718NRWM4H9. This watch comes in a luxurious 18K rose gold case measuring around 42 mm in diameter. This is contrasted with a gorgeously decorated navy blue dial which has a gray world map at its center. The indices of this watch are luminous and plated with rose gold. As a Worldtimer, this watch has a counter that indicates 24 different cities on a disc, allowing you to keep track of multiple time zones. It also features a 24-hour day/night indicator split into two – red for day, and gray for night.  This elegant and highly-functional men’s watch costs around $18,000 USD.  39. Jacob & Co. Opera Scarface Anyone who has ever seen the movie Scarface will remember the lines, “Say hello to my little friend!” Indeed, Scarface had an impact on the generation that witnessed it in cinema and everyone else that came after. Jacob & Co. pays tribute to this cinematic icon by creating a watch in its honor. Under the Opera collection, the Jacob & Co. Opera Scarface was born. The Opera Collection is an incredibly unique addition to the watch industry. It is the only watch with a music box in it. The Opera Scarface, in particular, is fitted with a music box that plays the tune Bolivia from the Scarface movie. The iconic poster with Al Pacino can also be found on the watch’s dial.  In terms of its technical specifications, the Opera Scarface is equipped with a tourbillon movement, with a 42-hour power reserve. Overall, the watch has 658 individual components, making it one of the most complex watches in the world. In addition, the music box function can be played up to three times before you have to wind it again. This is a great collector’s item for both watch connoisseurs and fans of Scarface. That said, it is quite an expensive buy, retailing at $330,000 USD.  40. NOMOS Glashütte Tangente Sport Neomatik There is something about German watches that makes them truly captivating. Today, we’ll be looking at NOMOS Glashütte’s Tangente collection. This is a classy, minimalistic watch that features an angular design with clean lines. It is a prize-winning watch that has been a 25-year bestseller for the brand, having won the German Design Award, iF Design Award, and the Reddot Design Award. Our favorite watch from the collection has to be the NOMOS Tangente Sport Neomatik. This watch features 1,000 feet of water resistance, making it the perfect sports watch for those who love clean and simple designs. It comes in a stainless steel case, paired with either a black or silver-plated dial. At 3 o’clock, you will find an extra-large date window. It is also equipped with an in-house caliber DUW 6101, with 42 hours of power reserve and 27 jewels in total.  This watch can be yours for just $4,980  USD. 41. Bremont MB Savana Bremont is one of the oldest British watchmakers in the industry. It has a wide selection of watches that display the brand’s excellence in watchmaking. Among those is the MB Savanna. It is a timepiece created in collaboration with Martin-Baker, a British company that develops safety systems for pilots. It is also responsible for providing more than 70% of the world’s air forces with ejector seats.  The collaboration between Martin-Baker and Bremont began in 2007 and is still going strong to this day. Based on Martin-Baker’s feedback, Bremont came up with various watch tests for the MB Savanna to ensure that they were providing pilots with only the best aviation watches. These include ejection tests, crash tests, temperature tests, altitude tests, and of course, vibration tests.  The MB Savanna also features a desert-inspired design. The 43mm of this watch is made from Grade 5 Titanium, and it comes with an additional protective and tactical coating. It is also powered by an automatic chronometer, the modified caliber BE-36AE, and comes with a beige rubber strap.  This watch retails at $5,795 USD. 42. Victorinox I.N.O.X Mechanical Victorinox is one of the most popular accessible brands for those seeking rugged and hardy watches. Among its many innovations, our favorite is the I.N.O.X. This collection consists of various models. Although most of them are quartz watches, there are also mechanical iterations of the I.N.O.X. This makes automatic timepieces more accessible to the general public. The Victorinox I.N.O.X Mechanical comes with a neat guilloche pattern on its dial. This is designed to resemble the look of a Swiss Army Knife handle, and it helps add a high-end feel to this otherwise affordable watch. This watch is also the first of its kind, as it features a sturdy wooden strap. This type of strap is more durable than other materials and comes with a leather lining perfect for people who are looking for a sustainable watch option. If you are not a fan of the wooden strap, however, you could also opt for a stainless steel bracelet.  Models with stainless steel bracelets cost around $875 USD while those equipped with wooden straps retail at $825 USD. 43. Hamilton American Classic Intra-Matic Hamilton is one of the best-known American watch brands, producing robust watches at very affordable prices. Not only that, many of the watches from Hamilton are known for having very impressive movements ticking inside. Take, for example, the Hamilton American Classic Intra-Matic Auto Chrono.  This Hamilton American Classic watch is a modern take on a 1968 signature Hamilton piece that is both classy and sporty. It combines authentic 1960s aesthetics with a powerful modern movement, the H-31 automatic caliber. With this in-house movement, this watch has an extended 60 hours of power reserve. The oscillating bridge of the movement also has a ‘H’ pattern design, representing the brand’s trademark. In terms of its aesthetics, this watch boasts a striking panda dial and a supple leather strap that gives it a quintessential, luxurious look.  For $2,195 USD, this bad boy can be yours. 44. A. Lange & Söhne Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon Heading back to Germany, let us take a look at A. Lange & Söhne. The brand’s Datograph collection consists of elegant and sophisticated mechanical chronographs. In particular, the Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon, which debuted back in 2016, is one of the most complex watches from A. Lange & Söhne. Its stunning salmon-colored dial is truly a sight to behold. Some of its marvelous features include a perpetual calendar with a moon phase indicator, two depressed sub-dials with intricate markings in black, and button-like pushers. A fly-back chronograph and a one-minute tourbillon regulator are safely secured within its 41.5-millimeter white-gold case. This watch has a relatively hefty price tag of $448,694 USD.  45. Ulysse Nardin Blast Ulysse Nardin has the most modern designs in today’s brands. The brand is unafraid to take a step into the future with masculine, avant-garde designs that truly draw everyone’s eyes. A great example of this is the Ulysse Nardin Blast.  The Ulysse Nardin Blast is as complex as any Ulysse Nardin piece can be, with a skeleton dial that emphasizes clean, geometric lines. Moreover, the buckle on the strap is a self-deploying one, and is extremely well-synchronized thanks to the patented 3-blade system it is equipped with. Inside this watch is a UN-172 Manufacture movement with a flying tourbillon complication. The watch also comes with 50m of water resistance.  There are three versions of this watch. You have a mode with a ceramic case in either white or black, priced at $46,000 USD. The last variant is an 18K rose gold piece worth $54,000 USD. 46. Citizen Promaster Diver GMT Japanese brand Citizen has made quite a name for itself in the global market. Thanks to the brand’s ingenuity, many modern, high-tech innovations in watchmaking are now accessible to many. In particular, many of these inventions can be found in the outstanding and diverse Promaster collection.  The Citizen Promaster Diver GMT features an especially neat invention from the brand — its patented Eco-Drive technology. This light-powered tech allows you to charge your watch using any light source, making this a very environmentally-friendly watch indeed.  In addition, this watch is also a bold and robust piece, with its stainless steel case and bracelet and striking pepsi bezel. It comes with a layer of anti-reflective sapphire crystal and luminous hands and markers. As a GMT watch, it is also equipped with a 24-hour layout so you can monitor two time zones at once.   You can purchase this watch for $525 USD. 47. Reservoir Hydrosphere Air Gauge If you are looking for a unique and quirky watch to add to your watch collection, the French brand Reservoir has something for you. The brand debuted in 2016 with a retrograde minute, jumping hour watch. This was an innovative, speedometer-like piece whose minute hand swung back to zero every time it reached 60. Today, however, we are looking at a more recent offering from the brand: the Reservoir Hydrosphere Air Gauge.  Unlike the debut watch of Reservoir, the Hydrosphere Air Gauge takes inspiration from the pressure gauges of the first divers. This can be seen from its unusual dial, which features a bold and fun interplay of red, green, and blue colors against a stark white backdrop.  This watch also has a 45mm 316L stainless steel case with a smooth satin finish. Ticking inside is a self-winding movement with 37 hours of power reserve. This movement is based on the ETA caliber 2824-2, but Reservoir has modified it to include a 124-piece module. As per its name, this dive watch is also equipped with a helium valve that is designed to let out air pressures from the watch when deep underwater.  This watch costs around $4,300 USD. 48. Carl F Bucherer Heritage BiCompax Annual The 1950s and 1970s was a true peak in the watchmaking age, with many iconic designs emerging that have continued to influence modern-day watchmaking. This can especially be seen through Carl F Bucherer’s Heritage collection, a modern watch line that draws its inspiration from the 1950s.  Our choice from this collection is the Heritage BiCompax Annual watch. It features a sporty design, with a rugged rubber strap and a striking reverse panda dial. This watch comes with powerful modern features, including a chronograph, an annual calendar, a date window, and a tachymetric scale.  With only 888 pieces of this Carl F Bucherer watch available, you can purchase this watch at $7,200 USD.  49. Breguet Classique ‘Grand Feu’ Blue Enamel Breguet is the brand established by Abraham-Louis Breguet, the ingenious creator of the tourbillon mechanism. In particular, the Breguet Classique is one of the brand’s modern icons.  This watch comes in various iterations but the Classique 5177 ‘Grand Feu’ Blue Enamel is our favorite. It boasts a gorgeous deep blue dial, created using Grand Feu enamel. Grand Feu enamel is an artistic process which involves fusing glass and metal together. In this process, an artisan uses an incredibly thin metal disc and applies multiple layers of enamel powder over it, fired at 800 degrees Celsius or higher. This process is a sophisticated one, and the use of it pushes this watch’s price up to around $25,000 USD or more. 50. Breitling Premier Bentley Mulliner Limited Edition The collaboration between Breitling and Bentley has been show-stopping, to say the least. There have been quite a few collaborations between watchmakers and car manufacturers over the years. However, the Breitling Premier Bentley Mulliner Limited Edition is a particular standout.  This watch was debuted in honor of Bentley’s Continental GT Convertible Mulliner Edition. Limited only to 1,000 pieces, it is a luxurious tribute to a luxurious automobile, boasting a chronograph dial that resembles the dashboard of a racing car. This watch comes in a 42mm stainless steel case with a water resistance capacity of around 10m. It is powered by an in-house Breitling 01 self-winding mechanical movement, which features 70 hours of power reserve and vibrates at 28,800 vph.  This Breitling Bentley piece costs $8,650 USD in retail 51. Cartier Santos-Dumont There is a popular story behind the Cartier Santos-Dumont. One day in 1904, Louis Cartier granted Alberto Santos Dumont’s wish. The Brazilian aviator wanted to fly while still being able to tell time. This favor gave birth to one of the world’s first-ever wristwatches. To this day, the Cartier Santos-Dumont is one of the best men’s watches to ever exist. Lucky for us, Cartier continues to produce these watches, giving everyone the chance to experience history on their wrists. It features a square case with both mechanical and quartz movements. Prices range from $3,800 USD to $56,000 USD depending on the material, design, and movement used. 52. Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Moon Phase Retrograde Date Of all the brands mentioned in this list of best men’s watches, Vacheron Constantin has to be the oldest. Founded in 1755, this company produces only the best of the best in the world of watchmaking. Today, it functions as a subsidiary of the Swiss Richemont Group. Perhaps one of the most complicated watches from the brand, the Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Moon Phase Retrograde Date is a sight to behold. It comes in an exquisite 18K gold case, paired with an elegant black alligator leather strap. It is equipped with a retrograde date display as well as a classy moon phase indicator. This highly advanced watch only needs to be reset every 122 years. Its retail price sits at around $44,800 USD. 53. Garmin Enduro Garmin is a brand known around the globe for its incredible and hardy smartwatches. It was hard to choose among its models but the Garmin Enduro is truly one of the most impressive in the pack. The Garmin Enduro comes in a tassel case, paired with a gray UltraFit Nylon strap. As you might imagine from its name, this smartwatch was made specifically for endurance athletes. It uses solar power to function, and you can easily manage its battery use by turning some of its sensors off. This men’s smartwatch can monitor various activities such as running, climbing, and mountain biking. It even comes with a timer that states how much recovery time you need after an exercise session, and a tracker that takes note of your daily performance metrics. This handy smartwatch costs only $800 USD, and it is more than worth its price.  54. Richard Mille RM 61-01 Ultimate Edition There is no denying that Richard Mille has become the epitome of luxury in modern-day watchmaking. Its designs are instant classics, boasting sophisticated, avant-garde cues that look like they come from the future. Richard Mille watches are also customizable, which makes this brand especially delightful to patrons.  The Richard Mille RM 61-01 Ultimate Edition is just another work of art from Richard Mille. This new Ultimate Edition model is an improved version of the RM 61-01. It comes with a carbon TPT® and quartz TPT® bezel and case back. It also features a skeletonized Grade 5 titanium caliber treated with PVD for improved durability.  There are only 150 pieces of this watch available. As such, it is not surprising that it bears a hefty price tag of around $200,000 USD. 55. Apple Watch Series 5 This sophisticated convenience that is offered by Apple’s Watch Series 5 is commendable. This is the most ideal waterproof companion for all your fitness needs, coming with a heart-rate tracker that supports a variety of training and exercise routines. It is also Apple’s greatest timepiece, thanks to its always-on display, which means you do not have to constantly flick your wrist in order to open up the display. Furthermore, thanks to Apple’s collaboration with Hermes, this watch’s elegant leather strap and sleek titanium build give it a hint of class. Offered in a variety of colorways, including pink, black, and white, this watch can be purchased for around $680 USD.  56. Panerai Submersible Bronzo Blu Abisso Panerai is known for its very unique watch designs. Panerai watches have cases that come in a bulky cushion shape, paired with bezels that are round. In addition, the Panerai Submersible stands out from the crowd even more with its striking, oversized crown guard which is shaped like a semicircle. The Panerai Submersible is an instantly recognizable statement piece that anyone should consider adding to their collection. In particular, the Panerai Submersible Bronzo Blu Abisso comes in a beautiful combination of bronze and blue, with a 42mm bronze case and a deep blue dial and leather strap. It features an automatic mechanical movement with 3 days of power reserve. It is also robust and durable, as it is equipped with an Incabloc® anti-shock device. Equipped with a water resistance capacity of 300m, this watch costs $15,900 USD in retail. 57. Nordgreen The Pioneer Chronograph Nordgreen has given us every reason to believe in brand philosophy. This Danish company has made it a goal to provide eco-friendly and accessible timepieces to the people. As part of its objectives, Nordgreen donates a portion of every sale to different charities. The brand also provides sustainable packaging for all its products. Indeed, the brand remains true to the art of sustainable watchmaking as it continues to produce award-winning timepieces. One of its most highly-recognized watches is the Pioneer Chronograph. It comes with a 42mm 316L stainless steel case that is available in various hues such as silver, rose gold, or gunmetal. The brand also offers a wide range of bracelets to choose from. Powering the watch is a Japanese quartz movement with 50 meters of water resistance.  The price of this elegant everyday men’s watch ranges between $289 USD and $314 USD. 58. Suunto Core If the outdoors is your thing or if you have a job that requires you to be on the field a lot, Suunto is a great brand to opt for. It carries different smartwatches perfect for just about every occasion. Whether it is for athletes or for tactical use, there is sure to be a Suunto watch for you. However, if you want an everyday men’s watch that can keep up with your active lifestyle, the Suunto Core is the best option. It comes with all the features you can think of in a smartwatch. The watch has an altimeter, barometer, and even a compass. Plus, it comes with a durable and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal lens.  The price for the Suunto Core ranges from $219 USD for the all-black version to $529 USD for the variant with a brushed steel case. 59. Ressence Black Type 3X Limited Edition You may not be familiar with the brand Ressence. Despite having only been in the industry for about 10 years, Ressence pioneered various innovations, such as an automated crown for mechanical watches and a stunning oil-filled dial. The latter, in particular, even gives you the ability to visually touch the dial yourself.  This technology can easily be seen on the Ressence Black Type 3X Limited Edition. Aside from celebrating the brand’s 10th year anniversary, this watch also displays modern watchmaking at its most daring. It features a convex microbilled grade 5 titanium dial applied with Super-LumiNova for improved visibility in dim lighting conditions. You would hardly believe that the movement ticking inside this watch is an ETA 2824-2 caliber either, as it is customized with advanced improvements such as magnetic transmission.  Limited only to 40 pieces, this watch costs around $50,000 USD. 60. Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept Piaget is the manufacturer responsible for making some of the world’s thinnest watches. For instance, some of the Piaget Altiplano models can even get up to 2mm thin. What began as just a concept of the thinnest men’s watches became a reality for many watch enthusiasts thanks to Piaget’s masterful watchmaking. The Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept features a white gold case that measures 41mm in diameter. It is powered by the Manufacture Piaget 900P-UC ultra-thin, hand-wound mechanical movement. This is an impressive watch that was awarded the prestigious “Aiguille d’Or” watch prize at the 2020 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG). At $400,000 USD, wearing this watch is like wearing air on your wrist.  Picking from the Best Men’s Watches We know that we gave you quite a lot to think about. One way to start could be by picking the most affordable best men’s watches for now and slowly build your collection from there. You can also aim for the most extravagant options and be a part of the few people who own those best men’s watches. No matter how you take this list, we assure you that none of the choices here will fail you. Images credited to official watch websites unless otherwise stated

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  4. Top 8 Rado Watches

    Top 8 Rado Watches

    If it’s luxury Swiss watches you’re looking for, you need only turn your head towards Rado watches. Since its establishment in 1917 in Lengnau, Switzerland, Rado has been synonymous with unmatched sophistication. It has also redefined finesse, regality, and prestige. And that’s exactly why this brand is one of the most innovative timepiece companies in the world today. If you’re reading this article, that means you’re in search of some of the most popular and best-reviewed models from Rado. Needless to say, you’ve certainly come to the right place. Rado Watches 1: Rado DiaMaster Thinline The Ceramos watch from the Rado DiaMaster line is the perfect blend of simplicity and brilliance. This is where Rado uses its signature material, the CeramosTM. That is a mix of 10% metal alloy and 90% high-tech ceramic. This makes the watch extremely light, comfortable, and virtually immune to any scratch or damage and will never lose its shine no matter what. You can count on Rado watches as they have been working on high-tech ceramic technology for more than 50 years. Buy Rado DiaMaster Watches 2: Original Golden Dial Rado Watch Gold is not just in the name because the Rado Original Golden Dial comes with the most number of premium features and mechanical marvels that you’ll ever come across. The watch sports a gold PVD stainless steel case, along with a gold PVD stainless steel bracelet. It also features a gold dial with diamond hour markers and luminous gold-tone hands, fixed gold PVD bezel, and luminescent hands. The display is protected by a scratch-resistant and anti-reflective sapphire crystal dial window. With its Swiss automatic movement, unique markings, day and date calendar, the signature Rado logo, this watch is teeming with luxury and class no matter where you go. Buy Rado Original Watches 3: Rado Hyperchrome Stainless Steel & Gold-Tone Ceramic Men’s Watch Set the mood right with your special someone with the Stainless Steel and Gold-tone Ceramic Men’s Watch from the Rado Hyperchrome collection. The stainless-steel bracelet complements the gold-tone ceramic 40mm round case. Along with its Swiss quartz movement and water-resistance of up to 50 meters, this is a timepiece that will last you a good while. Buy Rado Hyperchrome Watches 4: Rado Centrix Jubile Automatic Watch The Rado Centrix Jubilee is another one of the brand’s most recognizable and revered watches from around the world. Apart from being one of the best Swiss watches, the Centrix Jubilee is even popular with Rado enthusiasts for its versatility, lightweight ceramic body, and minimalist design. The Rado Centrix collection will never go out of style, be it in gold, white, or black. And if you don’t own any Rado watches or even a Swiss watch in general, then the Centrix Collection is a great start. Buy Rado Centrix Watches 5: Rado DiaMaster Petite Seconde Here’s another entry from the DiaMaster series: the Petit Seconde is for those who want something unique and classic. It sports a classic minimalist design, open, clear, readable dials, meticulous construction, and quality.  The Rado DiaMaster also has the iconic Swiss automatic movement; the DiaMaster Automatic is another go-to timepiece in the Rado family. The power reserve on the watch is up to 80 hours and water-resistance of 50 meters. What makes this watch truly special is that it is one of the few to be COSC-certified. Only 3% of all the world’s Swiss watches can say they’ve been certified that way. To earn the chronometer certification, the movement has to be made from top-quality components and display the finest watchmaking skills. 6: Men’s Original Rado Watch The New Original Automatic is a remake of the 1962 Original model with a modern 21st-century touch. The newer rendition comes with all the charms of the original scratch-resistant model. It has a stainless-steel bracelet that seamlessly blends into the 38.5mm stainless case all the way to the single fixed crown. Therefore, this watch easily stands out from the rest when it comes to style and class. The sapphire crystal dial window offers top-quality automatic movement unmatched protection. It even comes with a unique micro-watch face. This means the 3, 6, 9, and 12 are taken away to complement the watch’s unorthodox design. 7: Rado Golden Horse Automatic This is a rework of the 1957 original. The Rado Golden Horse makes an incredible design statement and is one of the more versatile modern timepieces as of this writing. It features a fetching rose gold colored Ceramos and includes a plasma-high-tech ceramic case and bezel. This ensures that no other watch competes with it in terms of aesthetics. The size of these Rado watches is over 41.8 mm and is about 10 mm thick. It even comes with an 80-hour power reserve with a 50-meter resistance to water. It’s also versatile in that it can be worn with a pair of jeans or even formal attire. 8: Rado r5.5 Designed by British designer Japser Morrison, the Rado r5.5 is extremely durable. This particular model is a testament to the innovative aspects of Rado for as long as they were in the watchmaking business. It is bold in design and features a sapphire crystal dial window resting between the bezel edges for maximum protection. The R5.5 is one of Rado’s signature ceramic R5 watches that brings a rounded rectangular shape to the watch dial. The watch is powered by a quartz movement which puts the scratch-resistant, anti-reflective dial window to good use. What’s more, is that the R5.5 is resistant to a water depth of 100 feet. Buy Rado Watches

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  5. Do You Need A Watch Winder?

    Do You Need A Watch Winder?

    Watch winders have been the talk of the community for as long as I can remember. There are a lot of people who say that you do not need one while many others claim that it is a basic necessity. While the discussion is ongoing, it is best to learn more about them before making a decision on whether or not you need or want a watch winder. We have also come up with a list of options for you to watch out for — some of the best, most affordable, and most expensive watch winders available on the market today. 20 Best Watch Winders Watch winders all serve the same basic purpose. However, there are a few that tick all the boxes necessary for every individual’s specific needs. It can be a multi-winder or a single-winder. Some have interactive designs, while others are more traditional in function. No matter what you are looking for, we have listed down 20 of the best watch winders that will suit your needs and budget. Do note that this list is in no particular order. 1. Volta 31-560120 Signature Series 12 Watch Winder Photo from Amazon Let us start off strong with the Volta 31-560120 Signature Series. It can store 12 watches at a time, which is definitely more than enough for most watch collectors. As you can see, it has a very sleek design which appeals to any modern collector’s tastes. The base of the winder stands on metal bars that only adds to its overall aesthetic. It is a reliable watch winder with a hardy carbon fiber finish and a front glass. This will allow you to see the watches from the inside. Even better, you can turn on an LED light inside to showcase your collection with great ease. It will look great on any display shelf, especially in your man cave. This watch winder weighs around 30 pounds. It can be used with a 110 or 240 volts adapter. For safety purposes, it comes with a lock and key, so your prized possessions will remain secure. Powered by a Japanese Mabuchi motor, you can rest assured that it works quietly and efficiently. Inside the machine, you’ll find 2 LCD screens that indicate the power of and control 6 of the winders each. On the side of each screen are buttons that allow you to determine the direction or TPD (turns per day) of the winders. You can choose between 650, 900, 1350, or 1800 revolutions. The Volta 31-560120 Signature Series costs around $2,000 USD in retail or less. 2. Rapport London Optima Time Capsule Single Watch Winder Photo from Rapport London It is hard not to fall in love with the Rapport London Optima Time Capsule watch winder. It has a unique design that strikes a careful balance between modern and period. Sharp-eyed fans have even commented that it reminds them of Iron Man’s arc reactor – do you see the resemblance?  This single-watch winder is far from average. It has a striking cylindrical design, made by putting together beveled glass and chrome-plated aluminum as support. There are also brass cogs fitted inside this winder. You can easily fit a watch into the adjustable leather cushion. Plus, it also comes with a magnifying glass lens that you can lock in order to protect your watch. With the glass panel in place, this watch winder not only winds your watch, but also displays your investment piece with ease. This watch winder is typically powered with direct current (DC), but in the event of a power outage, it can still function with a backup battery. That said, this winder is a little costly, retailing at $2,590 USD.  3. WOLF 301853 Chloé Single Watch Winder  Photo from WOLF WOLF is a force to be reckoned with in the industry. It is one of the most trusted brands and an established institution when it comes to watch winders. With their experience and expertise, it is not hard to fall in love with their designs and the functions each of their winders offers. Not to mention, the quality of WOLF watch winders definitely fits the bill for an investment piece. The WOLF 301853 Chloé Single Watch Winder is perfect for people who are into clean yet elegant designs. You can tell by the way it looks that it is definitely a luxury watch winder. It has a nice cream leather design that is soft and supple to the touch. Moreover, the leather is laser-cut with precision, so you can be sure that it fits the box perfectly. At the front of the box is a glass cover that also comes with a lock for extra security. This elegant winder costs around $259 USD in retail. It comes with a 2-year warranty and works at 900 TPD with a bi-directional, patented rotation program. It can be charged on AC power or with AA batteries — either alkaline or lithium. 4. Triple Tree Single Watch Winder Photo from Amazon If you are looking for a watch winder on a budget, the Triple Tree Single Watch Winder might be the one for you. It costs a lot less than the first three winders on our list, retailing at only $60 USD. However, that does not mean that this watch winder sacrifices quality for an accessible price. This winder comes with a solid wood build, surrounded by polyurethane leather. It also has a clear acrylic display glass to give the winder a deluxe feel. It is comfortable to the touch and works great as a gift for your collector friend. It also functions quietly with a Japanese Mabuchi Motor. Powered by an AC adaptor, it is a plug-and-play device that does not need any other complications. You can also use two AA batteries to power this winder. At 2.5 pounds, it is not at all heavy, and will look great as a display as well. 5. CHIYODA Automatic Single Watch Winder Photo from Amazon Another affordable winder on our list, the CHIYODA Automatic Single Watch Winder is a great way to show off your watch while also keeping it running. It is made from a 100% hand-made solid wooden frame. The winder also has an acrylic organic glass window, and the box surface comes with a high-gloss piano lacquer finish. This watch winder is exquisite and luxurious without being overly flashy. At 80mm in diameter, the pillow in the box can hold watches of just about any size. It has four TPDs available for use: 2100, 1400, 1050, and 680 TPD. It can also be rotated three different ways — clockwise, counterclockwise, or both. You can set these aspects separately, giving the winder a total of 12 available modes, catering to almost every watch in the market. Each TPD mode technically has the same rotation speed. They only differ in interval time. Power this watch using an AC adapter or AA batteries for a more mobile experience. At 10 decibels, it is a quiet winder, thanks to its Japanese Mabuchi motor. This watch winder costs around $70 USD. 6. Barrington Single Watch Winder Photo from Barrington Barrington is a UK-based company that focuses solely on creating watch winders. The Barrington Single Watch Winder is the company’s flagship and bestselling winder. It comes in various colors, such as Crimson Red, Midnight Blue, Racing Green, Electric Yellow, and Glacier White. However, we are partial to the Shadow Black version for its sleek, understated appearance. There are also special edition Barrington single watch winders available such as the one in Grey Koto and wood finishes. This winder is incredibly quiet with a Mabuchi motor. It mainly runs on AC power but it can also be powered by with two AA batteries. It is made of hard plastic, which does not take away the quality of the winder. The winder also features curved edges for a more high-end look, and an LED light that powers on while winding. It rotates clockwise, counterclockwise, or both. You may also choose between 650, 750, 850, 1,000 or 1,950 TPDs. The Barrington Single Watch Winder in Shadow Black costs $249 USD in retail. 7. WOLF 270002 Heritage Single Watch Winder Photo from WOLF It is hard not to fall in love with WOLF and its lineup of watch winders. The WOLF 270002 Heritage Single Watch Winder is another entry from this brand. This luxury watch winder has a start delay of 10 seconds for greater efficiency and is pre-programmed with 900 TPD. Intermittent rotation with pauses and sleep phases are also pre-programmed into this winder. You can choose to opt for the 12-hour delay setting as well. If you want to double the amount of TPD, simply select the bi-directional rotation option. You have a choice of adjusting the directional setting of the winder between clockwise, counterclockwise, or bidirectional. The cuff of this winder can fit watches of most sizes, up to 52mm. Its design locks the cuff into the rotator so that your watch remains secure. Moreover, you can power it with either AC power or D-Cell batteries. It comes in smooth vegan leather, which not only adds to its luxurious feel but makes it an eco-friendly watch winder as well. There is some feedback that the cuff may be too big for some watches, and that the box is bulky. However, these are personal opinions that are not indicative of the winder’s performance. The WOLF 270002 Heritage Single Watch Winder costs around $390 USD in retail. While it is one of the most expensive watch winders on our list, you will later find that it is truly worth every penny. It is perfect for high-end watches like a Rolex, Tag Heuer, or Omega timepiece! 8. Cheopz Safe 6 Watch Winder Photo from Amazon Not all watch winders are created equal. Some serve exactly their intended purpose, while others carry a little extra function for us to enjoy. The most serious watch collectors might need more than just a simple winder, as they might need one that doubles as a safe. If that describes you, then the Cheopz Safe 6 Watch Winder is exactly the watch winder for you. It has enough space to fit 6 watches, along with 3 additional drawers which you can use to store other prized possessions such as jewelry and money. You can also place other watch-related accessories here, like straps and other components, for easier access! This winder comes looking like a bulky safe, offering you protection not only for your watches but also for all the other items you choose to keep inside. Made from solid steel, it has an 18mm explosion-proof window and dual-locking bolts. The hinge bar of the box is also very much resistant to prying. For even better security, it also has a detector alarm system. You can also attach this watch winder to the wall or the floor with its pre-drilled holes. This prevents anyone from easily carrying the winder away as a whole! To secure this box, you can customize a code of up to 10 digits. It also has an LCD display touch panel on the door for ease of use. It is quiet when being used, thanks to the gear-driven Japanese motors inside. The LCD controllers can set the TPD to 5 different modes, with 3 rotation directions for each slot. For an added bit of fun, the LED lights can also be easily controlled to turn on, off, or motion-sensing. On the whole, it is a very pleasant-looking watch winder. The black microfiber leather exterior and red microfiber leather interior scream absolute luxury. True to that, this watch winder costs around $3,600 USD in retail. With all the features this winder offers, you can easily understand its more expensive price. 9. Versa Quad Watch Winder  Photo from Amazon There are, of course, more accessible multi-winder options for watch winders. Case in point, the Versa Quad Watch Winder. It can handle up to 5 watches, and you can pick the setting for each individual holder. It is just as functional as the aforementioned Cheopz Safe 6 Watch Winder, as it has the same Japanese Mabuchi motor powering it. So, you can actually get a quiet and efficient watch winder for a lot less! The Versa Quad Watch Winder features a very sleek and clean design. It also has a stand at its foot, so that it remains stable even when running. The front covers are clear and transparent, so you can watch as the winder works. This winder even comes with blue LED interior lights for aesthetic or display purposes. It has 12 different modes works for approximately 5 minutes before resting. The Versa Quad Watch Winder also has an adjustable spring action pillow to support different watch sizes. All these, you can get for just $160 USD.  10. Orbita Sparta Bold Single Watch Winder Photo from Orbita The Orbita Sparta Bold Single Watch Winder is an interesting take on watch winders. It has a unique design that makes it stand out from the others on our list. As you can see, the aforementioned winders all typically come in boxes, with glass covers to protect the watch. However, that is not the case with this one. It has no covers, and lets the watch hang freely on the holder. It is designed this way to allow for easier access to the watch. There are of course some cons to this design. For one, this winder does not protect your watch the way glass-cage watch winders do. It may also accumulate dust over time, so you have to be careful to clean it regularly. However, it is undeniable that such a unique design makes it look effortlessly cool. It is also a tad smaller than most winders. As a compact winder that can be powered by batteries, this is perfect as a travel watch winder for the frequent jetsetter.  The Orbita Sparta Bold Black Single Watch Winder costs $250.75 USD in retail. 11. Rapport Vogue Duo Watch Winder in Carbon Fiber Photo from Rapport Rapport is one of our favorite brands. There is just something about luxury watch winders that make them worth praising. This time, we’re looking at the Rapport Vogue Duo Watch Winder in Carbon Fiber. It has a contemporary design and can wind two watches at a time. This double watch winder is made from carbon fiber, so you can rest assured that it is truly sturdy. It is matched with a glossy interior and a suede roof. On the roof, you can find the Rapport logo marked for an even fancier feel. The motor is virtually silent, and this winder can work not only on AC but also using a battery backup. However, keep in mind that this is a premium winder, so it has a more expensive price tag. Purchasing this watch winder will set you back by around $1,700 USD. The positive thing is that you can control each rotator individually. It also has two beveled glass panels located at the upper lid that perfectly complement the luxurious grey velvet interior.  12. Jins & Vico 12 Watch Winder Photo from Amazon Jins & Vico is one of the most affordable winder manufacturers in the world. This model in particular has 12 slots dedicated to watches and 6 additional storage spaces. That makes it the most efficient watch winder you will see on our list! Generally, the Jins & Vico 12 Watch Winder is perfect for those with a pretty big collection, and those who want to keep other watch essentials on-hand for easier access. Made from solid wood and sleek black materials, this watch winder has a very modern design. It has a blue light that turns on in the dark, so your watches remain viewable and in perfect condition for display. The motor, as always, is very quiet, and the glass front allows you to see the wonderworker inside. It also comes with a touch display that is easy to use and can control the different modes available. You can set the rotations to clockwise, counterclockwise, or bidirectional in motion. Its TPD can also be changed depending on your preferences, with 650, 750, 850, 1000, and 1950 TPD settings available.  At $1,100 USD, this watch winder is truly worth every penny.  13. WOLF 456002 Viceroy Single Watch Winder Photo from WOLF The WOLF 456002 Viceroy Single Watch Winder is a modern classic. It is something that you truly do not want to miss out on as a collector. It can only handle one watch at a time, but you can buy multiple pieces of this watch winder and stack them together easily to showcase your collection. Although this watch winder falls on the more expensive side of the spectrum, as expected from WOLF, we can assure you that it is worth it. WOLF, as one of the most prominent brands in watch winder manufacturing, provides only the best with this model. It is extremely high quality, with a black leather finish that gives it a sleek look. It also has a glass window, allowing you to see the watch inside. Plus, it has a smart feature that only WOLF offers. It can count exactly how many rotations the watch has been through. You can set the TPD to 300 or 1,200 depending on your watch’s need. You can also double this by setting the direction to bi-directional. The cuff is patented so that it will fit your watch, no matter its size, giving it the ultimate protection. You can run this winder on AC or battery power. If you are worried about the ecological impact of this watch winder, rest assured, for it is made from green vegan leather too! All in all, you can get this stunning watch winder for just $575 USD. 14. Rapport London Evo Cube Watch Winder Photo from Rapport Rapport continues to impress you with its range of watch winders. This time, they offer the Rapport London Evo Cube Watch Winder. It is also widely known as the “EVOLUTION MKIII” single-watch winder cube. This one has been developed as a part of the brand’s range of sleek, high gloss, and colorful watch winders. To serve its purpose, you can collect each color yourself, or just choose one that suits your taste. This EVO cube comes in precision-crafted wood and has eight layers of lacquer for that beautiful gloss. Inside, you will get a soft leather cushion that securely holds your watch in place through adjustable side clips. You can set the cube to different levels of TPD as well as three rotational directions. Colors available include Admiral Blue, Midnight Black, Crimson Red, Platinum Silver, Polar White, or Racing Green. You can also get this watch winder in either carbon fiber or Macassar wood finish. It comes with a rechargeable battery that can operate for about 35 to 45 days without charging.  The Rapport London Evo Cube Watch Winder costs around $450 USD per cube. 15. Heiden Monaco Quad Watch Winder  Photo from Heiden There is a lot to be expected from the Heiden Monaco Quad Watch Winder. Firstly, it has a classy black leather case with a cross-stitched finish, as well as a clear glass display. However, it mostly differs in terms of its overall design. Unlike the other winders on our list, this one is not made to lie flat on a surface. Instead, it has a tower-like design that makes it quite literally stand out. Inside this winder is a soft gray linen interior. Every pillow can handle different watch sizes from the small ones to the largest. You can place the watch securely by wrapping it around the flat or round sides of the pillow. Moreover, you can set the motors to various turns per day, turning at 650, 950, 1250, or 1850 TPD. You can also set it to three different rotational directions, namely clockwise, counterclockwise, or bi-directional. As usual, it has the Japanese Mabuchi motor inside, so you can rest assured that it works quietly. If there is any downside to this winder, it is the fact that it does not have an internal light display every time the front panel is lifted. So, you will have a hard time seeing anything inside when it is dark. You can bring this watch winder home for around $450 USD. 16. Aevitas Six Watch Winder Photo from Aevitas The Aevitas Six Watch Winder is not necessarily budget-friendly. After all, it comes with a carbon fiber finish and a useful extra space for storage on the lid. This winder comes with the brand’s patented Watch Holder, that can handle larger watches while still catering to smaller watch models. It is perfect if you have a very versatile collection. To set things into perspective, it can handle watches with cases that measure up to 70mm in width. As an added bonus, it is powered by the Mabuchi Brushless Japanese Motor. So, you can be sure that it does its job quietly. The TPD settings include 650, 750, 850, 1000, or 1950. You can also set the rotational direction to clockwise, counterclockwise, or both. Moreover, you can set each rotor differently, depending on each watch’s needs. It also looks sleek with a plush interior and chromed metal exterior. It has LED lighting, so you can display your watch as and when you please. You can get this watch winder for around $1,100 USD. 17. JQUEEN Six Watch Winder Photo from JQUEEN JQUEEN is one of the most popular watch winder manufacturers, for all the right reasons. Their JQUEEN Six Watch Winder can handle six watches at once. However, it gives you 7 extra slots to store watches with. You can take turns storing and winding watches as you please, which makes it a great display tool to showcase your collection. This is ideal for people who have manual and quartz watches. It also has a silent motor and a sleek design. Made from solid wood, it looks like a luxury winder, but is much more affordable. The glass is made from acrylic so it is not exactly premium, but it gets the job done. The wood also has a layer of piano lacquer, giving it a gorgeous sheen. With such details, you can easily use this not just as a winder, but also as a good detail for your interior design needs. What we love about JQUEEN is that each of its watch winders is 100% handmade. You also get the standard three-direction settings and various rotation speed settings. If you plan on taking this watch winder on your travels, it can also function with 1.5-volt batteries. All these, you can get for a budget-friendly price of just $190 USD! 18. Orbita Gerstner Double Watch Winder Photo from ORBITA This is as premium as premium can get. The Orbita Gerstner Double Watch Winder ticks all the boxes of a luxury watch winder. Just like most winders by Orbita, you will find that Gerstner Tool Chests deserve their reputation for its excellence, especially when it comes to quality, performance, materials used, and workmanship. This, indeed, is what inspired the collaboration between them and Orbita. With Gerstner’s quality plus Orbita’s critically acclaimed patented automatic watch winding systems, you are bound to be impressed by this one. It is a dual watch winder that has a storage drawer for additional watches, or other jewelry and watches accessories. Made in the USA, this winder costs around $1,495 USD. 19. Boxy Fancy Brick Stackable Watch Winder Photo from Boxy Just starting out your collection? Then we suggest you take a look at the Boxy Fancy Brick Stackable Watch Winder. It comes in different colors meant to be collected altogether, and are each monochromatic in theme. This winder only has a space for one watch but that is nothing to fret about. Instead, it is the charm of this brick-like watch winder. You can buy the various models of the Boxy Fancy Brick Stackable Watch Winder, with different colors available, and stack them together in any way you like. This watch winder has a unique glass front which is domed. This gives you a great view of the watch inside, but also stands out as an interesting interior detail. It is compact, stylish, and easy to store. Colors offered include black, red, green, yellow, blue, white, orange, and a whole lot more. Each brick winder costs around $135 USD.  20. Rapport London Perpetua III Duo Watch Winder Photo from Rapport Rapport London simply knows how to make the best watch winders. For our final entry, we present to you the Rapport London Perpetua III Watch Winder. This series comes in different versions but let’s focus on the duo-watch winder. Just from the optics alone, this is a stunning product. You can get it in either a black leather-bound watch box, or a wooden finish in walnut. It works with a DC adapter or batteries for even more pleasant viewing. This watch winder is best for collectors who have a small yet prized collection. You can also choose between timed or fast-wind modes depending on your need. This duo-watch winder costs around $995 USD. What is a Watch Winder? As you can tell from the name, a watch winder is something that is used to wind a watch. However, there is a lot more to these devices. Watch winders, which are typically electronic, serve as watch-storing devices where you can put your watch so that it continuously runs even when you are not wearing it.  If you have heard of the term power reserve, you will know that this is the amount of power stored in a watch when it is not in use. For example, if an automatic watch has 48 hours of power reserve, it means that the watch can function for 48 hours continuously even when not being worn. Collectors use a watch winder to keep the watch running when they are not wearing them. It keeps a timepiece from running out of energy and stopping together if you are not wearing it. Generally, watch winders tend to function in the same way. They are all meant for automatic watches. but how exactly do they work? How does a watch winder work? It is not hard to work a watch winder. All you need to do is to place your watch into the holder. The winder then does its job, gently rolling the watch to wind it. Some watch winders have multiple slots, meaning you can wind more than just one watch at a time. To understand how it works, you need to first learn what powers an automatic watch. An automatic watch has a rotor that turns when it is moved or being pulled by gravity. The turning of rotor then generates energy that powers the watch. When placed on a winder, that rotor is sprung into action, almost literally, producing the energy necessary to power the watch. If you are an avid watch collector, it can be hard to keep all your timepieces running, especially since you only have one pair of hands. As such, watch winders are great ideas. They make sure that you do not need to manually wind your watches every time its power reserve expires. 4 Reasons Why You Need a Watch Winder 1. Keeping the Oils in Motion Now, there is some conflicting evidence here, and experts are not in full agreement on the effects winders have on your watch. Some argue that the lubrication, the small amounts of oil that are in all automatic watches, need constant movement. Without that perpetual motion, these oils will dry up, coagulate, harden and ultimately impede the movement of the gears. Some watch experts say that that is nonsense, and modern watches’ synthetic oils do not coagulate the way oils from vegetables and animals in the old days did. It does not mean the oils last forever, the naysayers argue, simply that time and temperature are much more determinate factors than movement. Nevertheless, pro-watch winder folks have consistently reiterated that continuous movement does have a larger role, and winders are necessary for that reason. 2. Putting Your Collection on Display While we can debate about the technical advantages of owning a watch winder, aesthetics also play a big part in why people buy watch winders. These winders are almost always built with glass fronts which allow you to showcase your watch, or more likely, your watch collection. You can have all of your cherished timepieces lined and stacked in perfect order, spinning in slow uniformity as they await being worn. The truth is, if it was just about telling time, we would all probably stop wearing watches and stick with our smartphones. But presentation matters, and watch winders allow us to present our exquisite timepieces in dramatic fashion.  3. Keeping the Watch on Time If an automatic watch goes unworn for a few days and runs out of power, it will need to be reset. That is a given. For most, this task will take about a minute, but for those with busy lives and large collections, this can still be quite troublesome. With a watch winder, you will not have this issue, as the winders will keep your watches running for you. This issue is especially significant for those who own perpetual calendar watches, which are not as simple to reset once the date is off. For those who own perpetual calendar timepieces, or those that do not want the hassle of having to reset their watches, a watch winder is a great convenience.  4. Owning Multiple Watches How many watches do you have? To be honest, if you only have one automatic watch, which you wear all the time, then you probably do not need a winder. But if you have multiple automatic timepieces in your arsenal, then investing in a watch winder to keep them all running would be a wise choice. How Much Should You Pay? Like almost everything else, budget is a big factor when considering whether or not you should buy a watch winder. And prices can vary wildly with winders, so it can be difficult to suss out which models are worth it and why. To help you make your decision, let us briefly go over the basics. Budget Winders You can pick up a watch winder that rotates one or two watches for about $50 USD or $60 USD. In this range, we are usually talking about plastic-lacquered casings and reliable-enough motors with one or two-cycle settings. No frills, but they get the job done. Mid-Range If you want to go into the $200 USD to $500 USD range, the options open up considerably. You can get winders with features like low-noise motors and 12-hour rest functions to ensure that you never overwind the watch. The number of watches you can wind at once also goes up considerably, ranging from around four to twelve. In addition, the materials used for the cabinets get better, with rich hardwoods done in fine finishes. Luxury Level If you’re willing to spend upwards of $1,000 USD, you can get into some really nice stuff. These multi-watch winders are for putting on prestigious displays, with walnut and high-polish teak cabinets. If you are shooting for the stratosphere, you can spend tens of thousands of dollars on watch winders that hold dozens of watches, in cabinets made of precious woods, fronted by massive sheets of tempered glass. Final Thoughts The jury may still be out on some of the practical aspects of needing a watch winder. We can debate whether or not we need a machine to tackle something as simple as winding a watch. You might say the same for display purposes, as some find the displays gaudy while others find watch winders visually stunning. Ultimately, you have to decide on which side of the lines you fall when considering buying a watch winder.

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  6. Top Men’s Oversized Watches

    Top Men’s Oversized Watches

    Men’s oversized watches are nothing new. In fact, there are watch snobs out there who disregard them as something old. Novelties from the 90s and early 2000s that are best left in the past with oversized jeans and sweater vests. And yes, we were inundated by big face watches back in the day, but things have since settled down. Today’s men’s oversized watches know how to put that extra real estate to good use. Let’s take a look at some of the best ones out there. Men’s Oversized Watches 1: Hublot Big Bang Unico Another amazing watch that puts “big” in its name so there’s no mistake as to what it’s all about, the Hublot Big Bang comes in at a swaggering 45mm. You could go down to a 42mm when shopping for your Unico, but why would you? It’s a Hublot — worn to grab attention. But with some sophisticated style. Yeah, put a Hublot Unico on a structured rubber strap and you’re ready for an active weekend. On a link bracelet, it wears well at the office. And with the right leather strap, you can even pull off a more formal look. Hublot Big Bang Unico Buy Hublot Big Bang Watches 2: Shinola Runwell It may be big and bold, but the Shinola Runwell still embraces classic style. Yes, the 47mm size is likely to grab some attention, but it’s still an understated timepiece. Some might even say with a minimalist lean that’s similar to a lot of the great timepieces that have been coming out of the German Glashütte camp lately. But of course, Shinola is American-made and Detroit proud, and another watch that dresses up wonderfully on a fine leather strap to give it a pedigreed vibe that downplays its brash dimensions. Source from Shinola3: Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph Sometimes, a big bezel is a kind of awesome. And if it’s done in eye-catching orange, all the better. That’s the case with the Planet Ocean Chronograph from the Omega Seamaster collection, at least with two of the references in the current line. At 45.5mm, it’s not the biggest, but it certainly wears big and bold when you go for vibrant color on the bezel. There’s a lot happening on the big face, with a date window, a small second’s dial at nine o’clock, and an hour counter dial at the three o’clock position. But Omega is brilliant at packing in a lot of information without the watch ever feeling overloaded, sticking to midnight black or dark blue dials with white indices. Buy Omega Seamaster Watches 4: IWC Big Pilot Heritage If you are in the market for a big face watch, Google will probably lead you to the Big Pilot from IWC pretty quickly. It does have “big” in the name! And at 46.2mm, it is literally big! However, its simplicity belies its size and gives it an air of understatement. Forget about a rotating bezel or a chronograph subdial. Keep the hands and indices simple, and the face takes a just-the-facts attitude with time, date, and a power reserve indicator. True to form, pilot watches were originally intended for a pilot to get information at a glance. The IWC Big Pilot offers just that with elegance and sophistication. And utility! Even the conical crown is big so you can adjust it while wearing gloves — a problem that pilots of old must have faced. IWC Big Pilot Buy IWC Pilot Watches 5: Breitling Navitimer Super 8 Speaking of eye-catching bezels, the Breitling Navitimer gives us one seriously big watch with the Super 8. While its case measures 46mm, we get to 50mm when you include the bidirectional rotating bezel. The oversized timepiece is a homage to Breitling watches used by pilots during World War II when size literally mattered because those watches were designed to be worn on the thigh. True to the at-a-glance needs of pilots in action, the Super 8 is available in bare-bones-style on the face, with nothing more than hour, minute, and seconds hands pointing to ample Arabic numerals. Source from Breitling Buy Breitling Navtimer Watches 6: Citizen Promaster Aqualand 200M  But who says a busy dial is always a bad thing? Look to the Aqualand watch from the Citizen Promaster collection, stamped with a dizzying number of dashes, dots, and lines that just might give you visual vertigo if you look at it too long. With a diameter of 53mm, it’s a big watch that cries out for attention. It’s built for some serious undersea action, water-resistant up to 200 meters with a 70-meter depth display. And the black polyurethane strap is plenty sturdy. But what most watch lovers will probably like about this attention-getting timepiece from Citizen is that it just looks really cool! Source from Amazon Buy Citizen Promaster Watches 7: Casio G-Shock Blackout They don’t call it “The King” for nothing! Coming in at a sliver under 58mm, the G-Shock GX-56BB Blackout takes the “shock” in its name quite literally with a big statement on your wrist. As it’s a Casio G-Shock, it’s pretty tough, shock-resistant, water-resistant to 200 meters, and resistant to magnetics. This watch from Casio is also solar-powered and has a triple-layered construction to add to its toughness. Casio G-Shock Blackout Buy Casio G-Shock Watches Of course, this is all a matter of taste and personal preference. You can go with a nice dress watch at 38mm and most likely nobody will think twice about its size. But maybe you do want people to look twice and check out that timepiece you’re sporting on your wrist. If that’s the case, consider going big with an oversized watch.

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  7. 20 Classic Watches That Are Collectible Pieces

    20 Classic Watches That Are Collectible Pieces

    Let’s talk classic watches. Between watch brands like Patek Philippe, Omega, and Rolex, there is a vast range of vintage collectible watches that are up for grabs. But the question is, which model should you be gunning for today? The answer to that lies with this article right here. If you’re looking to make a serious first-time investment or adding one more to your impressive line-up, having the right luxury timepiece is really crucial, especially the ones that come with ground-breaking features made with high-end engineering. Whether you’re looking for an affordable piece or the priciest option, we are certain that you’ll find something that catches your eye with these classic watches. What Are Collectible Classic Watches?  Before we get into the list proper, let’s talk about what collectible classic watches actually are. The meaning of this term is definitely something that varies from person to person in the watchmaking world. While there is an unofficial criteria, set by watch collectors, that has been developed over time, what classic watches you choose to collect depends entirely on your personal preferences and what you prioritize in a timekeeper. Regardless, there are elements that make certain timepieces a lot more appealing than others.  Recognition A lot of watch collectors refer to each other when deciding which classic watches are worth collecting. This causes information to spread, slowly but surely, to the rest of the community, which leads to the hype of certain models. Widespread recognition among those in the watchmaking world and globally are key indicators that a timepiece is worth a spot in one’s collection.  Heritage Heritage, in this sense, refers to both the specific watch model and the brand. Some of the oldest Swiss manufacturers out there are known for offering truly classic watches, backed up by the brands’ centuries of experience and milestones. On the other hand, the history and impact of certain vintage models during their time make these timepieces fascinating even to this day.  Investment Value Again, while this is not something true for everyone, a lot of collectors take the resale value of the watch into consideration before purchasing it. This is because collections are not permanent. 5 years from now, you might find yourself wanting to let go of one of your classic watches and investing in another piece. Owning something with good resale value allows the collector to change things up without losing thousands of dollars along the way.  20 Classic Watches That Are Collectible Pieces 1. Omega Speedmaster First up on our list is the Omega Speedmaster. It was originally a sports and racing chronograph that got its name from the model’s brand-new tachymeter scale bezel. Since their inception, however, these watches have also gained the honor of being worn by astronauts in space. US government officials have also been seen sporting this watch. And ever since then, the Speedmaster has had several forms and variations to it that showcase the model’s aesthetics and versatility. The Omega Speedmaster is an affordable classic timepiece that has maintained its value throughout the years.  2. Rolex Submariner The Rolex Submariner is another one of those most legendary, pioneering classic watches that you’ll ever find today. We call it pioneering because it revolutionized the diving watch industry, and the Submariner collection still contains some of the best design-builds you will ever see on the market. Some of the most recognizable names that have worn these beautiful classic watches include Steve McQueen, Ralph Lauren, and Robert Bedford. No open-minded watch collector would ever go on without one of these. The Rolex Submariner includes state-of-the-art features and materials that can only be found in aeronautics. It also boasts some of the most unmatched works of high-quality engineering you will ever see.  3. TAG Heuer Autavia Originally introduced in 1933, the TAG Heuer Autavia was a dashboard instrument for cars and planes. Later in 1962, the watch was used as a racing chronograph before it was discontinued in the mid-1980s. However, the Autavia series was brought back in 2019, completely redesigned to appeal to a new breed of adventurers. Its retro-esque crown, built for optimal ease of use, pays homage to the first line of vintage Autavia watches released between 1933 to 1957. Those watches were made specifically for airplane and race car dashboards. The new collection was launched with seven suave retro-style references. Two of them come in bronze and the rest in stainless steel. 4. Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Besides the Rolex Submariner, another famous dive watch pioneer is the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms. Introduced in 1953, the Fifty Fathoms was built to withstand deep water depths that many were not able to do at the time. Because of this, this slick-looking Swiss timepiece helped the lineup stand out in the diving community. More than 65 years later, and there are hardly any noticeable changes that have been made to the Fifty Fathoms’ design. This makes the watch one of the most timeless quality watches that true watch aficionados can get a hold of. In addition, another reason why this historic timepiece stands out is due to its rugged military build which allows the watch to withstand even the roughest of terrains. 5. Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso If you want a square watch that delivers a wholesome package of features and aesthetics, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso is for you. It can usually be pretty tough to design square or rectangular watches that appeal to watch owners and enthusiasts for many years. However, not only does Jaeger-LeCoultre deliver in terms of providing top-notch movements for their Reverso watches, but they also manage to promise stylish, timeless cases and components with the Reverso. This watch came into existence because of a challenge made at the beginning of the 1930s. The watch was built with the intention of being carried to polo matches of the British Army officers in India. The dial was concealed quite smoothly by reversing its case. This reveals another back, completely protecting the face from any stroke from a mallet. In a world completely populated by circular watches, the Reverso’s unusually appealing square design is what helps it stand out. 6. Breitling Premier 01 In 2018, the Breitling reissued the Premier B01 watch. This newer model is an update of the classic Breitling dress watches. The presence of vintage dress watches in Breitling continued until the end of the last century, after which the brand moved to sportier designs. The Premier B01 features a 42 mm stainless steel case along with an army green dial. Those counters showcase the manufactured mechanical movement inside. It also happens to be one of the most versatile watches that you will ever come across. So, if you are in the market for classic watches with a modern twist, that you can bring to just about any occasion, start looking around to include this as part of your collection.  7. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak is one of the most recognizable classic watches to ever come into existence. It was created by renowned Swiss designer Gerald Genta, who is known for collaborating with many of the big brands in the industry. Back in the 1970s, Audemars Piguet asked Gerald Genta to create a unique watch for the Italian market. The morning after their conversation, Genta had the first design draft of the Royal Oak in his hands, and the rest, as they say, was history.  Many other brands have released their own adaptations of the Royal Oak since then, but nothing will ever come close to topping the original. The Royal Oak is now a steady presence in the selection of timepieces offered by Audemars Piguet. Ultimately, the story behind this iconic timepiece is what makes it one of the most sought-after watches today.  8. Breitling Navitimer  The Breitling Navitimer is another model with a very interesting heritage. This watch has been a favorite among those in the aviation industry since its release back in the 1950s. During its launch, Breitling was already the known supplier of time-telling instruments to many airline companies. As such, the release of the Navitimer garnered a lot of attention from pilots, watch enthusiasts, and the general public alike, which in turn boosted the reputation of the timepiece.  In order to keep the hype going, Breitling has continued to experiment with the Navitimer by consistently adding new innovations as the years go on. Now, it is one of their most well-acclaimed collections, with over 40 models in its catalogue. Overall, Breitling did such an amazing job in promoting this iconic piece that it remains a must-have for many collectors and pilot watch enthusiasts today.  9. A.Lange & Söhne 1815 Annual Calendar  Those familiar with luxury timepieces and haute horology have definitely heard of A. Lange & Söhne before. They are a German watch manufacturer known for creating some of the finest pieces in the watchmaking world. They also have an extremely detailed manufacturing process that puts their watches on a whole new tier, even above more popular luxury brands.  For many, A.Lange & Söhne’s 1815 collection is a go-to source of vintage-inspired classic watches that display the highest level of craftsmanship. It offers a selection of intricate watches that serve as a tribute to the founder of the company. Aside from showcasing excellent feats of engineering, each and every piece in this lineup is a reflection of the brand’s heritage and values, which makes them a great addition to any collection.  10. Patek Philippe Nautilus  Patek Philippe is a go-to brand for many watch collectors out there. The pieces they offer have everything one could possibly ask for: good investment value, timeless design, unparalleled craftsmanship, a hint of exclusivity, and brand recognition. There is something about rare and widely coveted timepieces that make for excellent collectible pieces, and Patek Philippe knows all about that. The Patek Philippe Nautilus is regarded by many as the most sought-after model from the brand, and in existence.  This icon, released in 1976, was actually designed by Gerald Genta and was marketed as one of the first luxury sports watches in steel. Since steel models were not a big thing back then, it caught the attention of many people, and this served as the beginning of a lifetime of recognition for the Nautilus. Today, it is every collector’s dream to own this Patek Philippe watch.  11. Cartier Santos-Dumont  The Cartier Santos-Dumont is classic collectible with a great origin story. Its very first model was created by Louis Cartier when aviator Alberto Santos Dumont asked him for a timepiece that could be used while on a plane. What started out as a simple request from a friend eventually became a huge milestone for the brand. The Santos de Cartier is regarded as one of the first wristwatches to ever be made.  Aside from its heritage and being a milestone timepiece, another factor why the Santos-Dumont makes for a good addition to one’s collection is because of its timelessness. For collectors who actually use their timepieces, it is a good idea to invest in a versatile and classic model that will remain stylish even 10 years down the road.  12. Zenith Chronomaster Original  In comparison to other big names, Zenith is a brand that is relatively underrated. Those who enjoy quiet and subtle luxury would love to have one of their watches. However, that is not the only reason why the Zenith Chronomaster Original makes for such a good collectible timepiece. A good chunk of the brand’s catalogue caters to those who value and factor in quality movements when looking for classic watches to invest in.  Zenith, known to be a pioneer in watch technology, is home to the legendary El Primero movement. It was launched over 50 years ago, back in 1969, as an integrated chronograph caliber with unmatched accuracy. The El Primero, which served as a culmination of the brand’s century-worth of experience, is still being used in a lot of their watches today. An example of this would be the Chronomaster Original which is a modern-day piece equipped with the aforementioned movement.  13. IWC Special Pilot’s Watch Ref. IW436 IWC Schaffhausen is a watch company that is deeply entangled with the aviation industry. The brand made a huge impact on the way aviator timepieces are designed when they came up with a model that was inspired by a plane’s dashboard instrument. Since then, other brands have also started coming out with their own interpretations of IWC’s iconic pilot watch.  What makes this IWC Pilot’s Watch a true collectible piece is the influence, which has lasted from its launch to the present day. Aside from making an impact on those in the aviation business, it gave watch enthusiasts and collectors a new look to enjoy as well. Ultimately, this is the perfect addition to someone’s collection if they enjoy aviation-inspired watches or pieces with good lore behind them.  14. Rolex GMT-Master Pepsi Bezel The Rolex GMT-Master, featuring the signature red and blue bezel, is one of the most popular timepieces in the watchmaking world. It was released by Rolex back in the 1950s when the Pan American World Airways asked them to create a watch that would allow their pilots to check two time zones. Aside from being a design icon, the pepsi bezel was also an impressive innovative feat during its time. Decades have passed since its initial release, but the Pepsi bezel remains a distinguished and highly desired design. In fact, many other brands have also developed their own versions of it, but there is nothing on par with the original in terms of sheer recognition and heritage. Getting your hands on a Rolex GMT-Master Pepsi Bezel will surely add some flare and sophistication to your watch collection.   15. Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921 Vacheron Constantin is one of the oldest luxury watch manufacturers in the world. They have been an established presence for centuries and have witnessed the evolution of the watchmaking industry over time. Their resilience and commitment to the finest forms of craftsmanship are some of the reasons why they have a pristine reputation amongst the watch community. In fact, they are even widely regarded as a part of the “Holy Trinity” of watches.  After reading all that about Vacheron Constantin, it is probably a no-brainer as to why their timepieces make for great collectibles. They are a renowned and respected brand that offers only the finest timepieces imaginable. Moreover, they have contributed greatly in shaping horology through their iconic watches. In fact, Vacheron Constantin’s Historiques series includes reinterpretations of their own historic, classic watches from decades ago, making it a great addition to anyone’s vintage collection.  16. Girard-Perregaux Laureato  Much like Vacheron Constantin, Girard-Perregaux is also a very well-established watch company that has been around for ages, since 1781. They are a pioneer in terms of both design and engineering, which has cemented their high status in the watchmaking ladder. Being a renowned manufacturer that offers timepieces with excellent craftsmanship has also made them a go-to brand for many luxury watch collectors.   The Girard-Perregaux Laureato is a fan-favorite among those in the watch community and the public, with its sporty and elegant aesthetics. It has a very distinct yet versatile design which makes it even more appealing than it already is. This is definitely one to check out if you want a slightly avant-garde, classic, and refined sports watch in your collection.  17. TAG Heuer Aquaracer The TAG Heuer Aquaracer is one of the most renowned divers watches ever made. In fact, many timepiece collectors out there probably have one or two of these since it is perceived as a great investment for those in the beginning or middle phases of their collection journey. It was officially released back in 2004 but has become a staple in the diving community in a short amount of time. Over the years, multiple versions of the Aquaracer have come to life through Tag Heuer’s consistent design and technological innovations.  Besides coming from an acclaimed brand, what makes the Aquaracer such a great collectible piece is the fact that it is one of the popular classic watches that truly transcends the boundaries of time. Even though it does not have the same value as a Rolex or a Patek Philippe timepiece, the Aquaracer has a relatively stable reputation that will last for many years.  18. Hamilton Ventura Elvis80 Hamilton is dubbed the ultimate source of cinematic watches. Their timepieces have appeared in over 500 movies, which makes them even more appealing to both collectors and film fanatics. Aside from that, this watch company also has a colorful history involving the military, which is clearly reflected in some of their collections. Whether you collect movie or military watches, Hamilton has got your back.  In addition, even celebrities are known to be patrons of Hamilton, such as Elvis Presley, who owns a couple of Hamilton models in his personal collection. The brand even released the Ventura Elvis80 as a tribute to the King of Rock n Roll, which serves as a testament to Presley’s love for the brand. Ultimately, the fact that Hamilton is a brand with a rich heritage and is the go-to for many film crews already shows why their classic watches are worth collecting.  19. Tudor Black Bay Tudor is commonly referred to as the sister brand of Rolex. With that in mind, you are probably thinking that all the watches from these two brands share the same or a similar value, but that is not actually the case. Unfortunately, while some Tudor pieces are great at retaining their value, they do not offer the same investment opportunities as a Rolex timepiece. However, this does not mean that Tudor watches aren’t great for watch collecting.  In fact, the Tudor Black Bay would make a lovely addition to anyone’s timepiece collection. These watches take inspiration from vintage Submariners, which means that it features suave, retro-ish aesthetics paired with modern-day technology. If you want a starter piece that adds a vintage touch while still holding its value well, then the Tudor Black Bay is the one to check out!  20. Rolex Daytona Here, we have another model from Rolex called the Daytona, which is widely perceived as one of their most iconic and deeply coveted watches. It was introduced to the world back in the 1960s and was specifically designed for racing professionals. This meant that it featured a rather impressive chronograph movement that has only been improved upon since then.  Besides having great appreciation value, which makes it an appealing investment for many collectors, the Rolex Daytona is also an excellent collectible piece for those who have chronograph or automotive-inspired watch collections.  Final Thoughts As mentioned earlier, what you choose to invest in as a collectible piece entirely depends on you and your preferences. The timepieces above simply serve as some of the most classic watches that are worth collecting. There are still countless other models out there that have the potential of being lovely additions to one’s personal collection.  If this article has gotten you interested in collecting timepieces, make sure to check out our article on the 15 Best Luxury Watches for the Financially Independent Gentlemen!  Photo Credits: Official Brand Websites and Amazon

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  8. 4 Affordable Skeleton Watches (Under 500)

    4 Affordable Skeleton Watches (Under 500)

    For those who don’t know, skeleton watches are watches that have their inner gears exposed on display behind the viewing glass. It’s a rather unique kind of style for consumers. It’s also different from other regular watch products that also come off attractive at the same time. Unlike some of the other battery-powered watches that come with quartz movements, skeleton watches have mechanical movements and have to be wound up for them to work. The kind of engineering and craftsmanship that goes into skeleton watches is truly a work of art. There are several models that come for either men, or women, or even both. The best skeleton watches, especially those that come with Swiss movements, are priced somewhere in the thousand-dollar range. However, there are some high-quality models that can come in a smaller budget, even under the $500 ceiling. 1: Stührling Anatol 371 Automatic 47mm Skeleton, $250 When it comes to design, this Stuhrling timepiece is some of the spiffiest looking ones that you will come across. You can get this in a variety of color palettes. Each model comes with a unique case made of stainless steel and a buckle with an alligator leather calfskin band. Although it may make the watch look a bit more casual, it’ll still be suitable for numerous styles and events. Krysterna crystal is what covers the watch’s front and back, something that the brand is truly proud of. The sun and moon engraving in the topmost sub-dial is a neat feature to inform people of the AM/PM timing. 2: Invicta Men’s 1090 Russian Diver, $169 The next entry in our list of affordable watches is the Invicta 1090 Russian Diver watch. It’s a homage to the 1959 model that the Russian Naval Fleet commission for the brand. Being around for more than a century means that you’re in good hands within the Invicta branded watch. The company is especially renowned for its line of watches that are not only well-crafted but also modestly priced. The Russian Diver, in particular, comes with a mechanical movement that needs to be wound up in order to produce energy. Those with small wrists might not find this watch to be suitable for their tastes. That’s because it is a large 52 mm watch. But those with larger wrists will find it to be a great piece of accessory at formal gatherings. They’ll also get compliments for it. It also includes a screw-down crown, a strap made of polyurethane and stainless steel, and a stainless-steel case and bezel. It’s also water-resistant that is capable of withstanding 50 m of depth. 3: Bulova 98A179, $297 This beauty’s classy and debonair case and band from Bulova is made of gunmetal-toned stainless steel. The link band is adjustable and has a double-press deployment closure. And even though there’s a bit of heaviness to it, it feels really nice on one’s wrist. The exhibition caseback makes the detailed silver tone movement easily visible. The material for the dial window is made from a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. Not only does it look great for formal and business events, but it’s also a deal setter for casual date nights. Other features include a sapphire glass and a skeleton automatic movement with a power reserve of 40 hours. 4: Scuderia Ferrari Men’s Skeleton Automatic Watch, $369 The Ferrari’s Scuderia has managed to set a standard of its own. The super cool and lush design of this timepiece perfectly reflects the brand’s motorsport background. The name and the top center of the watch, which is “driver” in Italian. It ideally emulates the timepiece’s competitive character along. The cockpit-themed instrumentation dial details as well as the wonderfully standard 45 mm case. The sporty yet refined style makes it the kind of watch that’s made for Ferrari drivers on the racing track or out for a charming night drive in the city.

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  9. Top Parmigiani Fleurier Watches

    Top Parmigiani Fleurier Watches

    Are you searching for high-quality, branded watches? Parmigiani Fleurier watches are here to fulfill all of your watch requirements. You can find a variety of collections by this brand. To help you out, we are discussing some of the best watches in detail. Go through the article and select one without any hassle. Introduction to Parmigiani Fleurier It is a Swiss brand that was launched in 1996 in Val-de-Travers, Fleurier, Switzerland. This private company tends to produce very beautiful luxury watches. Michael Parmigiani, the owner of this mind-blowing brand, introduced Bugatti 370 in 2006. Bugatti 370 is a driving watch, and it won the award of “watch of the year.” Michael made a lot of effort to produce the latest designs of the watches. He has great knowledge of old mechanical clocks and historical watches. It is one of the best watch brands available in the market. Parmigiani Fleurier is one of those watch brands that make watches for both genders: men and women. It has different categories and styles for both of them. These watches are worth buying not only because of their design, but also their quality, which is outstanding. The company produces handmade watches. The production time of these watches is almost 400 hours. Thus, you can imagine how much this brand takes care of its stitching and features. Parmigiani Fleurier Design Parmigiani Fleurier watches are made using precious metals and semi-precious stones. The company makes a few 1000 pieces each year. Their watch collection includes Forma, the single watch, Toric, and Bugatti 370. Now, let’s have a look at its different collections. Parmigiani Fleurier Bugatti The first collection that Michael introduced was Bugatti. This collection is further divided into a few more types. Some of them are Type 390, Aerolithe, Type 370, and Supersport. Type 390 watches are made using 18 carats rose gold, white gold, and titanium. These watches contain seven layers of 302 elements. It is one of the most complex watch brands to date in the market. The tabular caliber is present in the cylinder, boasting a power reserve of 80-hours. Aerolithe has an automatic-winding, chronograph movement, and a flyback. This collection ensures to provide the customer with maximum precision, comfort, and reliability. The two barrels (series-coupled) provide autonomous operation for a continuous 55 hours. Aerolithe includes more than three thousand components. It can display hours, seconds, minutes, and the date as well. Bugatti 370 won the award in 2006, and till now, it is one of the fastest-selling watch brands. It has three different dial colors. Type 370 is a driving watch and pays tribute to the automobile industry. The supersport category of Bugatti is one of the fastest timepieces in the world. These supersport watches are made up of 18 carats of red gold or rose gold. It has a 10-day power reserve along with a water resistance of up to 10 meters. Parmigiani Fleurier Kalpa If you have a Kalpagraphe collection in your hand accessories kit, then you should not worry about your looks at all. These sporty and chic watches enhance the personality of the user. They have an elegant and appealing design. Moreover, its contemporary look and dynamic dials gain our attention towards itself. This watch contains an automatic-winding chronograph. This winding ensures reliability, comfort, and precision. The makers make sure that the finishing and stitching of this watch are perfect. The watch works for 55 hours (autonomous operation) due to the series-coupled barrels. The pendulum of this timepiece beats at a 28, 800 vibrations per hour frequency. It has more than three hundred components. The chronograph specifications include a large second dial in the center, a minute counter, and an hour counter. Buy Parmigiani Fleurier Kalpa Watches Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda This category of Parmigiani Fleurier watches includes different types of watches. Hijri is one of the fastest-selling watches. It contains a platinum case, platinum rotor, and slate dial. The watch shows the minutes, hours, date, name, and month in Arabic format (calligraphy). This high-quality watch has a power reserve of up to 48 hours. The chronor class of this brand has some limited editions. It includes the hand-wound movement. It contains a chronograph, a large date, and a split-second facility. All of these amazing features are present on one main plate only. This watch offers 100 percent reliability and comfort. The oscillations of this watch occur at a 5 Hertz frequency. It offers great chronograph accuracy. Tonda has many more leather watches. You can select them according to your requirements. Buy Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Watches Parmigiani Fleurier Toric The Toric group contains mesmerizing and astounding watches. They contain automatic-winding and manual-winding mechanical movement. You can select them depending upon your needs. It has leather straps as well. The watch operates for 55 hours autonomously. They have beautiful dials, which can show you the date, seconds, hours, and minutes. Some of the toric watches are hemispheres retrograde, Capitole, Qualite Fleurier, Quaestor, Chronometre, Tecnica, and many more. Buy Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Watches Parmigiani Fleurier Ovale The Ovale category has two different types of watches: Pantograph and Tourbillon. Both of them have a manual-winding mechanical movement. They have different color dials and high-quality leather straps. These watches are available at an affordable rate. Parmigiani Fleurier Conclusion Parmigiani Fleurier watches are one of the top watch brands in the world. They add extra beauty to your personality. These watches are not a burden on your pockets. They are available in different styles and prices.

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  10. Rose Gold Watches for Men

    Rose Gold Watches for Men

    Rose gold is not a color one would automatically associate with men’s accessories. Many choose to go with the classics and the safer options, like black or blue. But those who’ve dared to tread this mainly uncharted territory of rose gold watches for men are certainly up for a treat. These watches have proven that rose gold is a color for all seasons, styles, and personalities. More and more people are now turning to rose gold accessories to add to their wardrobe. In fact, some even go as far as getting rose gold smartphones! Truly, the tide has turned and that is why we decided to take a look at the top rose gold watches for men. Frederique Constant Classic Moonphase This Frederique Constant wristwatch boasts a moon phase on the dial which is what gives it its unique name and personality. It features an in-house movement from Frederique Constant and combined with its attractive aesthetics comes at a great price at around the four thousand dollars mark. It starts with a robust case that is topped off with a sapphire lens. What also stands out on first look is the onion-styled crown. Some have complained about how hard it is to pull out the crown but that takes nothing away from the personality it adds to the watch. Moving on to the dial, the light silver appearance of the surface helps the dial get some texture and depth. The minutes and seconds markers on the outside of the dial are encircled by a solid black line, which gives the watch a sporty look. The moon phase gives the watch its charisma and does indeed leave some people in awe regarding how well Frederique Constant has pulled this off. Tissot Vintage Powermatic 80 There are four Roman numerals together with the remaining index numerals. They are the same color as the casing which makes them pleasant and symmetric. The Tissot Sapphire crystal covering the watch is scratch resistant and ensures you can continue using the watch for years without that dreaded scratch rendering it unwearable. The size of the case is 40mm. It’s a little smaller, but these rose gold watches aren’t designed to stand out necessarily. Hence the smaller size brilliantly complements the use of the watch for the more quieter personalities. In fact, it is a classic dress watch with a clean appearance. It uses automatic movement and is water-resistant up to 30m. That means you can sport it during your swimming or snorkeling sessions as well! However, don’t take it scuba diving; the watch obviously doesn’t like to go too deep into the water. The watch also has an 80-hour power reserve, so if you put it away for the weekend, you won’t have to worry about the accuracy of the time when putting it on again. NOMOS Lambda Rose Gold Watches This wristwatch is one of the most expensive wristwatches from NOMOS. In fact, the movement alone sells at over six thousand dollars, which is expensive even by NOMOS’s own standards. The wristwatch itself costs three times more. Every single timepiece is hand engraved with the words “Lovingly produced in Glashuette,” giving the watch a unique personal touch. The case is size 42mm and gives a well-rounded outlook. The battery reserve is 84 hours which is what one needs to be able to put the watch aside for a few days without worrying about rewinding. In fact, the dial has a separate hand showing how much reserve is remaining. Astonishingly, it can show the remaining reserve time to the nearest hour which is amazing. One could argue that at that price point, NOMOS is competing with a lot of brands without having much of a history. Although, the work they have put into this is definitely going to give the other brands a run for their money. Zenith El Primero Chronomaster The El Primero rose gold watch from the Zenith Chronomaster line is one of the most beautiful wristwatches going around. The rose gold theme simply takes it to a new level. The watch uses the Swiss El Primero 4016 movement in the inside but it is the outside that steals the show. The dial is quite colorful with further subdials in different colors. The casing contains 18k rose gold which is also used in the bezel. The strap of the watch is made out of alligator leather which makes it quite comfortable on the wrist. It also helps in getting that luxurious feeling a watch like this should emanate. The casing is made out of steel with a size of 42mm. It is also water-resistant up to 10ATM. Rose Gold Watches Conclusion To sum it all up, rose gold is definitely getting trendier by the day! It could well soon become one of the most popular options for young people. If you really want to get on the trend early, now is the time to add one to your collection.

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  11. Top Picks for Seiko Watches

    Top Picks for Seiko Watches

    Seiko is a renowned Japanese watchmaker. They are known for their unique and exclusive designs that keep the balance of modernity and luxury. This marks them as a company with superb watchmaking prowess. The following article discusses the top Seiko watches ever made. No doubt, the company has an experience of more than a century. This Japanese brand has remained consistent with its vision and motto of making innumerable contributions to the horological world. It has the honor of introducing wristwatches in Japan for the first time. These watches have cool features. Aesthetically, they look very appealing to its users and make it a perfect choice in every aspect. 1: Seiko Astron A modern-day adventurer may select this Seiko Astron watch for its robust build quality and 45 mm case. The 8X54 caliber enclosed is the titanium case with a thickness of 13.3 mm. It is water-resistant up to 100m. The ceramic bezel is a robust piece in the timepiece that can combat against harsh conditions, unlike lighter, cheaper metals like stainless steel and aluminum. This solar operated watch makes it a longer-lasting and more advanced timepiece. It has an antenna ring lying beneath the dials that utilize the GPS signals for displaying the time of any place or location you are at. The small indicator indicates when its either day or night.  The date aperture is placed at 4 o’clock. The retrograde display at 2 o’clock shows the day, and the same at 10 o’clock indicates daylight and power-saving functions. The minutes and hour hands are coated with Lumibrite to make it visible in the dark. Buy Seiko Astron 2: Seiko Prospex The Seiko Prospex automatic wristwatch is 42.6mm with the calibre6R15, so it is a perfect selection for professional divers. It has the logo of the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI). The dial is protected from scratches with the mineral crystal. The watch is water-resistant for up to 200m. It is hugely visible underwater because of its Lumbirite coating on the minute and hour hands, as well as on the numbers. To complement the tone of the dial, it has a silicon bracelet of blue color. Buy Seiko Prospex 3: Seiko Presage Seiko holds Presage as one of its most renowned models due to its simplistic yet eye-appealing designs. It is a masterpiece by Seiko featuring an elegant blue tone design. The aesthetic look of this Seiko Presage watch is created by the very attractive beveled hour indexes, as well as the silver minutes and hours hands that compliments the dials. The date aperture is present at three o ‘ clock position. It is built with stainless steel, which marks its stunning and subtle sophistication. Buy Seiko Presage 4: Seiko Kinetic This version of Seiko watches available in dual-layered dials. It has a sophisticated appeal due to the grainy texture of the inner dial with the white covering. The seconds, minutes and hour hands are in the color of rose gold. It has the retrograde display in combination to show days. The outer dial is polished finished, contrasting with black colored Roman hour markers. The Hardlex crystal and stainless steel body protect these quartz watches by Seiko. It has a water resistance lasting up to 100m.  It is a perfect choice for casual and semi-formal occasions with its black leather strap that ensures luxurious touch and elegance as well. 5: Seiko Coutura These Seiko watches have the quartz timepiece as Coutura. It has a V198 caliber, and the battery is solar powered. The stainless steel case of 44 mm has 11.8mm thickness. To ensure longevity of the watch, it is coated with a beautiful layer of yellow gold PVD. The same coating is used on the strap, two rectangular pushers and non-rotating bezels. The black dial and yellow gold borders complement each other very well. On the tips of the minutes and hours hands, you can see the cool Lumibrite coating. The dial indicates the days of the week at the position of 12 o’clock. The sub-dial counts the seconds at the position of 9 o’clock. It has a water resistance of up to 100m. It’s strong enough for daily usage because of the sapphire crystal glass. 6: Seiko Premier Date Calendar This is the elegant collection of quartz timepiece for the ladies! It has a bejeweled bezel and stainless steel casing of 28mm. It has a perfect combination of white dial and blue hands of the watch. The signature look is given with the jewels at 12, 9, and 3 o’clock. The rest of the dial is balanced with the date indicator. It is perfect for daily usage as the sapphire protects from scratches and other impacts. Therefore, you got a vast collection of Seiko watches in the market, ranging from elegant party-wear watches to robust sports watches for both men and women. So, select the best one according to your needs, taste, and budget too.

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