A luxury watch is a sign of status as well as a timepiece. In evaluating the top options, the primary characteristics you should consider are the brand, construction quality, features, style and complications, and price.
It is not just shoes that make the man, it’s also his watch. Here are the top 10 luxury watches for men deserving checking out if you want to make a true statement.
10. TAG Heuer Men’s Kirium F1
The Kirium F1 incorporates the qualities men have come to expect from TAG Heuer over the last century and a half. This TAG Heuer offering is made from stainless steel and is clasped to the arm with a soft leather band. The black face is backlit and covered with a sapphire crystal cover which provides great protection for the silver analog dial while eliminating reflected light which could make the face of a watch difficult to read while on the water.
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9. Jaeger- LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Moon 39
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Moon 39 is one such masterpiece. This timepiece incorporates an uncluttered round face with an analog time mechanism and calendar date indicator. The calendar date recorder also maps the phases of the moon as time passes. The face of the watch is an off-clam color, with silver hour markers and watch arms contrasted against a blue second counter.
8. Ulysse Nardin Maxi Marine Diver Chronometer
Ulysse Nardin is an old-school luxury timepiece maker. Founded in 1846 by Ulysse Nardin, the company has continuously produced watches ever since, remaining open despite two world wars. Unlike other watchmakers, this company not only still operates in the location where it was founded, Le Locle, Switzerland, but it still makes its watches in the original building.
7. Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945
The Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 is the company’s best-known offering, and it’s a stunning timepiece. There are four variations of the timepiece, but all incorporate a square face design containing an analog dial mechanism. Watch faces can be selected in silver, black or white. The watch is supplemented with the choice of either a moon phase or calendar date indicator. Bands come in brown or black leather.
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6. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak
Audemars Piguet is a Swiss watchmaker unique among Swiss brands: continuous ownership. Founded in 1875 in Le Brassus, Switzerland, Audemars Piguet is the nation’s only luxury watch brand which has not been sold off to a corporate master. The company is still owned by the families of Jules Audemars and Edward Piguet, the original founders.
5. Vacheron Constantin Patrimony 85180
Founded by Jean-Marc Vacheron in 1755, Vacheron Constantin is the oldest Swiss watchmaker in the world. The company is based in Geneva, and operates with the motto: “Do better if possible, and that is always possible”. Over the centuries, this has translated into elegantly restrained designs which are a marvel of craftsmanship. The Vacheron Constantin Patrimony 85180 is a beautiful timepiece. This one is obviously exquisitely crafted but incorporates a clean and simplified design extremely pleasing to the eye.
4. Rolex Yacht-Master II
Rolex Yacht-Master II is a statement of sophisticated manliness. This watch is clearly an accessory for the man who is both successful and powerful. First offered in 2007, the Yacht-Master II has a 44-millimeter stainless steel casing which incorporates gold, typical of a Rolex. The timepiece is analog with a blue Cerachrom insert made from a ceramic material. The hour markers are 18 karat gold and contrasted with beautiful blue watch arms.
3. Blancpain Le Brassus Minute Repeater Carousel 0235-3631-55B
The Blancpain Le Brassus Minute Repeater Carousel 0235-3631-55B is a perfect example of the timepieces produced by Blancpain. It incorporates a carousel minute repeater with a one-minute flying carousel, to provide unparalleled performance. The watch case is 18 karat gold, with a white grand feu enamel dial which provides a transparent view of the inner workings of the timepiece. The case is 15.35 millimeters by 45 millimeters and secured with a brown alligator leather strap.
2. Patek Philippe & Co. 5078R-001
Patek Philippe & Co. is a Swiss timepiece maker based in Geneva. The company has made luxury timepieces since 1852 and is quite possibly the foremost luxury brand in the field. Their watches are of such quality that they have long been the choice of royalty, including Queen Victoria of England and Hussein Kamel, the former Sultan of Egypt.
1. Cartier 18k Rose Gold & Diamond Tank Anglaise Extra-Large Model
The Cartier 18k Rose Gold & Diamond Tank Anglaise Extra-Large screams luxury. The timepiece is designed with a rectangular case and face. The case diameter is 46 millimeters and made of 18 karat rose gold with a diamond bezel. The vertical exterior is lined with two rows of diamonds on each side of the body running the full length of the case. The gold and diamond frame is offset by a beautiful silver lacquered face and a blue watch arm mechanism which also contains a calendar date mechanism. This timepiece is water resistant to 100 feet and comes with a 5-year warranty.
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