Best Men’s Watches in 2022: The Ultimate Watch Guide

Best Watches For Men

 
On the ball for a fine men’s watch to level up your wrist game? Then you’re exactly where you need to be. When it comes to the world of watches, there are amateurs, mavens and those that know where to look and how much to splash. And with the myriad of timepieces on the market, one may need help finding their feet with premium watches and their price range — that’s why we’re here. From Armani to Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss to Casio, The Trend Spotter has you covered with the latest men’s watches. Given that the watch game is notoriously tricky to traverse, it’ll be a good call to browse through our carefully curated guide of the best men’s watches below when making your pick.

 

Best Men’s Watches Under $100 

Armani Exchange Cayde Black Dial Watch

First up is the casual Armani Exchange timepiece. Boasting a sleek, black stainless steel case with a brown leather strap, it ensures ultimate comfort and swagger. Bold gold tones make the Armani Exchange Cayde Watch an eye-catching accessory. The 42mm stainless steel case houses a black dial, jazzed up by slim gold-toned hour markers/ hands, with the stately Armani Exchange logo at 12 o’clock. With its showy & dark profile, the Men’s Armani Exchange Cayde Watch is a seriously stylish wristwatch.

 

Brand: Armani Exchange 
Size: 42 mm
Movement: Quartz 
Price: US$79.99 

 

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Armani Exchange Cayde Black Dial Men's Watch

 

Calvin Klein High Noon Quartz Blue Dial Watch 

Calvin Klein continues to swing from strength to strength with its wares. The High Noon Quartz watch is a  vintage-inspired timepiece that stands out thanks to its simple smooth lines, curved glass and stainless steel case. The watch’s hallmarks include its navy dial & glistening silver-tone hands; making the masterpiece a fusion of radical modernity and timeless sophistication. It also comprises an A-grade scratch-resistant material and is a decent piece for a modest price.

 

Brand: Calvin Klein 
Size: 40 mm
Movement: Quartz 
Price: US$59.99

 

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Calvin Kleinhigh Noon Quartz Blue Dial Men's Watch K8m2112n

 

Casio MDV106-1AV 200M Duro Analog Watch, Black

Casio has forged a formidable black timepiece that ticks all the boxes: appealing, bold and lasting. A 3-hand analogue with a date display that’s idiot-proof to read, its black resin band analogue watch has a black & white face and boasts the specs and durability of a sports watch, all while maintaining subtle sophistication. The quartz-powered timepiece is an innovative combination of style and practicality that’s designed for the everyday man.

 

Brand: Casio 
Size: 44 mm
Movement: Japanese Quartz 
Price: AU$81.55

 

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Casio Men's Mdv106 1av 200m Duro Analog Watch, Black

 

Citizen Quartz White Dial Brown Leather Watch 

Not many casual watches on our list can be on par with Citizen’s Quartz white dial. Displaying a suave stainless steel case, fine brown leather strap, white dial as well as radiant hands and markers; what more can a bloke want in a watch? The Japanese label is revered for its innovative and elegant watches. And interestingly, it’s one of the few on the sub-$100 list that fairs a day and date on its dial. Keep it simple with the classic lines and iconicity of the Citizen Quartz.

 

Brand: Citizen 
Size: 41 mm
Movement: Quartz 
Price: US$78.88

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Citizen Quartz White Dial Brown Leather Men's Watch

 

Daniel Wellington Classic Cornwall Black Dial 36MM Watch

As part of the Classic Cornwall Series of watches, the Black Dial mirrors the brand’s integrity to fine watchmaking. The timepiece comprises a stainless steel case and is armed with a blue Nato strap. The Classic Cornwall is a wrist companion that exhibits timeless and elegant hues of the Classic series from the stalwart label. The snazzy accoutrement is perfect to go with an outfit. 

 

Brand: Daniel Wellington 
Size: 36 mm 
Movement: Quartz 
Price: US$99.99

 

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Daniel Wellington Classic Cornwall Black Dial 36mm Watch

 

Timex Weekender Chronograph 40mm Watch

The Timex is part of the sensational Weekender collection that’s committed to distinction and versatility. With three generous sizes to pick from — 38mm, 40mm, 43mm — the double-layered, genuine leather slip-thru strap Blue dial with mineral glass crystal watch is one of a kind. Albeit not completely, water-resistant (made to withstand splashes or brief immersion in water) you can still discover a way to appear elegant and spiffed at a low price.

 

Brand: Timex 
Size: 40 mm
Movement: Quartz 
Price: AU$92.42

 

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Timex Weekender Chronograph 40mm Watch

 

Casio General A168WG-9WDF Unisex Watch

The OG of watch labels is proud to give you a digital classic. The petite, lightweight stainless steel watch timepiece is among the few on our list that reeks retro and remains voguish. With its daily alarm, hourly time signal, auto calendar, water-resistance and seven-year battery life you’d be bonkers for picking any other watch brand. It’s the perfect modern-day vintage-inspired casual watch.

 

Brand: Casio 
Size: 36 mm
Movement: Digital 
Price: AU$69.00

 

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Casio General A168wg 9wdf Unisex's Watch

 

Invicta Pro Diver Quartz Watch with Stainless Steel Strap

How do you decide between a stylish and a diver watch? Why not both? The Invicta Pro Driver is the perfect chronology of the two timepieces and is particularly crafted for the dapper gents. Bearing a blue dial, stainless steel band silver band, stainless steel case with a flame fusion crystal, is up to 100 meters’ water-resistant, this classic diver watch allures the eye of all.

 

Brand: Invicta 
Size: 40 mm
Movement: Quartz
Price: AU$62.18

 

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Invicta Men's Pro Diver Quartz Watch With Stainless Steel Strap

 

Hugo Boss Orange & Black Stainless Steel Watch with Leather Calfskin Strap

A stalwart brand among the honchos of the chronology world continues to crank out stately timepiece. This piece, from the Orange Collection, embodies beach & urban style to bring men a chic, confident and striking accoutrement. Featuring a sleek ebony silicone strap, black textured dial and durable mineral crystal that ensures protection from nicks. Addley, the cachet quartz timepiece isn’t exactly waterproof but can withstand splashes or brief immersion in water.

 

Brand: Hugo Boss 
Size: 47 mm 
Movement: Japanese Quartz
Price: AU$94.99

 

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Boss Orange Men's Stainless Steel Quartz Watch With Leather Calfskin Strap, Black,

 

Triwa Nevil Quartz White Dial Brown Leather Watch

Triwa is one of the uncommon watch brands on our list that’s a shoo-in for seemingly luxe designs. Their brown leather Nevil quartz watch is a trendy stainless steel dress style piece. One of its more prominent features includes its stainless steel bezel, chequered dial with luminous silver-tone hands. Maybe the most dressy of the chronographs on the sub-$100 list of best affordable watches, and also one of the more striking.

 

Brand: Triwa
Size: 42 mm
Movement: Quartz 
Price: US$97.99

 

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Nevil Quartz Brushed Silver Dial Unisex Watch

 

Best Men’s Watches Under $200 

Briston Clubmaster Chronograph Quartz White Dial Men’s Watch

While being a French brand born out of British spirit. Briston’s Clubmaster is the sporty-chic spirit that’s the epitome of British style since Queen Victoria. As a luxury style watch and the first on our sub-$200 list, it pays in spades to lament about this showpiece wrapped around your wrist. Showcasing a black nylon strap, stainless steel bezel, white dial with silver-tone hands and date display — it’s conveniently hip for blokes from all walks of life.

 

Brand: Briston
Size: 42 mm
Movement: Quartz
Price: US$162.00

 

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Briston Clubmaster Chronograph Quartz White Dial Men's Watch

 

Axwell Barrage Quartz Grey Dial Men’s Watch

Forged from surgical grade silver-tone stainless steel, an A-grade grey rubber strap and a grey dial with silver-tone hands, Axwell have punctuated their presence in a game ruled by heavyweights. As a casual watch crafted for the intrepid and daring, the Swiss-made label is notably up to 200-meters water-resistant and a part of the bold Barrage series from the brand dedicated to blazing the trail with their remarkable watches and bracelets.

 

Brand: Axwell
Size: 45 mm
Movement: Quartz
Price: US$183.00

 

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Axwell Barrage Quartz Grey Dial Men's Watch

 

Ballast Valiant Black Dial Stainless Steel Men’s Watch

The Valiant offers a robust silhouette enabled with a custom moulded silicone band or a solid stainless steel bracelet for ease of wear and for a sportier profile. As a brand loyal to submarine-based timekeeping, it’s morphed into a more casual and classic timepiece label. The line-up of the collection, counting this piece, flaunts a stainless steel case with a stainless-steel bracelet, a fixed bezel and bears a water resistance of up to 100 meters. Distinctly speaking, its black dial with rose gold-tone hands and index hour markers are its utmost defining elements.

 

Brand: Ballast
Size: 41 mm
Movement: Quartz
Price: US$149.99

 

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Ballast Valiant Black Dial Stainless Steel Men's Watch

 

Brooklyn Watch Co.Lafayette Tan Dial Brown Leather Swiss Quartz Men’s Watch CLA-G

A casual Yankee. By that, we mean a New York-based label that churns out conventional timepieces. Their Lafayette’s stainless-steel watch, with a brown leather strap, comes from a series of breathtaking watch designs fixed for the men of certain taste — a casual, timeworn piece that has a delectable medley of colours and substyles. Having a fixed stainless steel bezel, Tan dial with luminous hands. Small seconds sub-dial. Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. Water-resistant at 100 meters, swiss movements, brushed stainless steel cases and superior leather bands. Other details include a uniquely embossed back, crown and logo that pay tribute to the great city of Brooklyn, NY.

 

Brand: Brooklyn Watch Co.
Size: 44 mm
Movement: Quartz
Price: US$123.75

 

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Brooklyn Watch Co. Lafayette Tan Dial Brown Leather Swiss Quartz (1)

 

Bulova Classic Warm Grey Dial Rose Gold-tone Men’s Watch 

Inspired by earlier vintage designs, the Classic collection achieves a tailored, understated aesthetic through sophisticated detailing. The watch’s high-performance technology and enduring quality, rose gold-tone stainless steel case with a brown leather strap is a testament to fine taste. Swaggering a fixed rose gold-tone stainless steel bezel, scratch-resistant mineral crystals, gives off a timeless style.

 

Brand: Bulova 
Size: 40 mm
Movement: Quartz 
Price: US$139.00

 

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Bulova Classic Warm Grey Dial Rose Gold Tone Men's Watch

 

Citizen Promaster Professional Diver 200 Meters Eco-Drive Men’s Watch

The Promaster is one of the few solar powered watches, that seldom requires battery replacement. As part of the impressive Promaster Diver series, this bad boy’s stainless steel case with a navy blue polyurethane strap, uni-directional rotating stainless steel bezel gives credence to its decadence. Bearing scratch-resistant minerals and water-resistant at 200 meters, the Promaster is an essential timepiece for the intrepid man.

 

Brand: Citizen
Size: 44 mm
Movement: Eco-Drive
Price: US$199.99

 

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Citizen Promaster Professional Diver 200 Meters Eco Drive

 

Diesel Rasp Chronograph Black Ombre Dial Men’s Watch

Bringing an industrial and robust wristwatch from a universally renowned label, the Diesel Rasp is a classic black stainless steel watch design with exceptional mechanical functions. With an ebony ion-plated stainless steel case, ombre dial with luminous black hands and index hour markers, a three sub-dial chronograph of 60 seconds, 30 minutes and 24 hours and water resistance. Heedless of your taste, the Rasp dial is another bold manoeuvre by the brand.

 

Brand: Diesel 
Size: 50 mm
Movement: Quartz 
Price: US$129.99

 

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Diesel Rasp Chronograph Black Ombre Dial Men's Watch

 

Edox Delfin Quartz Black Dial Men’s Watch

The Swiss brand is renowned for its high-quality material, innovation and expertise. You’ll find this in the versatile collection which goes from classic to very sporty. And the Delfin is an elegant silver-toned stainless steel piece meant for a casual lifestyle; featuring a black dial with silver-tone hands and index hour markers, date display & sapphire crystal scratch-resistant material; it promises confidence and a ritzy look.

 

Brand: Edox
Size: 41 mm
Movement: Quartz 
Price: US$199.00

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Edox Delfin Quartz Black Dial Men's Watch

 

Guess Atlas Chronograph Quartz Blue Dial Men’s Watch

Consistent with the Guess image, the Atlas dial is an appeal to young, fashion-driven men worldwide. Constant attention to new ideas and cutting-edge designs keep the brand relevant to today’s trends. The rose gold-tone stainless steel cased timepiece with a blue silicone strap and dial encompasses the best masculine design. Moreover, the luminous rose gold-tone hands perfectly touch up the unique and elegant look.

 

Brand: Guess
Size: 44.5 mm
Movement: Quartz 
Price: US$135.00

 

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Guess Atlas Chronograph Quartz Blue Dial Men's Watch

 

Seiko 5 Automatic Black Dial Men’s Watch 

Seiko is one of the few fully integrated watch manufacturers that’s hell-bent on cranking out game-changing watches and bracelets. While exhibiting a fine catalogue of timepieces, the Seiko 5 Automatic is thus far the brand’s most dazzling piece for the under $200 category. Boasting a stainless-steel case with a blue nylon strap and a sleek black dial with gleaming hands; as well as day and date display, the watch is truly exquisite inside and out.

 

Brand: Seiko
Size: 42 mm
Movement: Automatic 
Price: US$146.00

 

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Seiko 5 Automatic Black Dial Men's Watch

 

Best Men’s Watches Under $500 

Nixon Porter Leather A1058. 100m Water Resistant Men’s Watch

A tried and true masterwork from Nixon. Giving you a first-class experience all the way, the Porter Leather looks as good as it feels. Its sleek profile and sophisticated design sit comfortably in any scenario, in other words, it takes any attire to the next level. With its all-black leather band, matte black watch face, stylish leather and custom stainless steel, the Porter is a quintessential accessory for comfort and pizzazz.

 

Brand: Nixon 
Size: 40 mm
Movement: Japanese Quartz
Price: AU$371.83

 

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Nixon Porter Leather A1058. 100m Water Resistant Men’s Watch
 

Alpina Alpiner Quartz Blue Dial Men’s Watch

A pioneer of the Swiss watchmaking industry, Alpina invented the concept of the Swiss sports watch as we know it today, with the creation of its legendary Alpina. But the Alpiner Quartz Blue dial is a whole new echelon of impeccability. Exhibiting a stainless-steel case with a stainless-steel bracelet, navy dial with luminous silver-tone hands, this watch is quite easy on the eye. It has a date display and is fashioned from scratch-resistant sapphire crystal.
 

Brand: Alpina 
Size: 42 mm
Movement: Quartz 
Price: US$279.99

 
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Alpina Alpiner Quartz Blue Dial Men's Watch

 

Nordgreen Philosopher Scandinavian Silver Analog Watch

As the bestselling analogue watch from the minimalist Scandinavian watch label, the Philosopher is a petite 36mm stainless steel piece with a genuine and interchangeable Italian black leather strap. Swaggering a scratch-resistant mineral glass in a stainless-steel case with a white two-piece dial, it reeks of simplicity and is the par excellence of the brand environmental and cafting ethos.
 

Brand: Nordgreen
Size: 36 mm
Movement: Quartz 
Price: AU$295.00

 
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Nordgreen Philosopher Scandinavian Silver Analog Watch

 

Frederique Constant Silver Dial Men’s Horological Smartwatch

Frederique Constant has always fashioned soundly-priced luxury watches. Having expanded its manufacturing facilities in Geneva, enabling it to create its own in-house movements, the brand has grown its already large selection of timepieces further, appealing to all kinds of watch collectors. And the Silver Dial is of the many watches that have cut a figure in the watch industry. Presenting a silver-tone stainless steel case with a grey calfskin leather strap, light grey dial, the analog-cum-quartz timepiece is doubly nifty in appearance and specifications.
 

Brand: Frederique Constant
Size: 42 mm
Movement: Quartz 
Price: US$549.00

 
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Frederique Constant Silver Dial Men's Horological Smartwatch

 

Bulova Hack Automatic Black Dial Men’s Watch

Top-grade material and enduring quality is the Bulova tradition. Their men’s Classic Hack Automatic is a super slick, bold and casual spruce item. One of the few grey stainless steel case pieces on our listicle that comes with a green leather strap; a black dial with luminous silver-tone hands as well as Arabic numeral hour markers. Pair this piece with your favourite suit or casual wear alike, and you’ve got a timepiece that screams sophisticated style.
 

Brand: Bulova 
Size: 38 mm
Movement: Automatic
Price: US$220.00

 
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Bulova Hack Automatic Black Dial Men's Watch

 

Citizen Blue Angels Promaster Nighthawk Eco-Drive Blue Dial Men’s Watch

Citizen’s Blue Angels is a solar-powered sports watch meant for men of true grit. Bearing a stainless-steel case with a blue leather strap and pilots rotating slide ring blue ion-plated bezel, the piece reflects the rich history of timekeeping innovation. Blue dial with silver-tone hands and index hour markers and is up 200 meters water-resistant, this masterpiece promises the highest level of functionality and endurance for air, land and sea.
 

Brand: Citizen 
Size: 42 mm
Movement: Eco-Drive
Price: US$247.99

 
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Citizen Blue Angels Promaster Nighthawk Eco Drive Blue

 

Hamilton Khaki Field Brown Dial Men’s Watch

Hamilton is celebrated for high-performance standards and Swiss-made movements. With a reputation for craftsmanship and strong movie, military and aviation heritage, the casual stainless steel case of this khaki pays homage to the brand’s history with its unique canvas strap; brown dial with silver-tone hands and Arabic numeral hour markers. The watch exudes a rather hipster aura to the wearer and onlooker. Nonetheless, a top-grade piece with a European mechanism.
 

Brand: Hamilton
Size: 38 mm
Movement: Quartz
Price: US$355.50

 
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Hamilton Khaki Field Brown Dial Men's Watch

 

Invicta Sea Hunter Black Dial Men’s Watch

One of the more sizable and variegated wristwatches to grace our list is the Sea Hunter. The showpiece is part of the Pro Diver collection from Invicta and is formidably 500-meter water-resistant. This particular Sea Hunter arrives with a purpose prepared to handle any level of intensity. With a black-plated stainless steel case, iridescent and black stainless steel bracelet as well as an oyster and abalone dial with luminous silver-tone hands, one is guaranteed to look hella aesthetic with this.
 

Brand: Invicta 
Size: 57 mm
Movement: Quartz
Price: US$319.00

 
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Invicta Sea Hunter Black Dial Men's Watch

 

Junghans Max Bill Quartz Black Dial Men’s Watch

Junghans watches have given rise to a fulfilling, lifelong partnership between wearer and watch. From the Mac Bill’s unique and elegant designs to the exceptional hand movement and effortless mechanism, the casual style stainless steel encased watch with a black leather strap, black dial with silver-tone hands and index hour markers accentuates the personality of the wearer.
 

Brand: Junghans
Size: 38 mm
Movement: Quartz
Price: US$399.99

 
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Junghans Max Bill Quartz Black Dial Men's Watch

 

Movado Ultra Slim Quartz Grey Dial Men’s Watch

No matter how bland Movado watches appear to be, there’s no doubt they’re seemingly dazzling. Each of the brand’s watches has a simple background along with a pair of hands that couldn’t get any uninspiring. Sparsely adorned and with perfectly geometric dimensions, this watch is as striking as it is interesting. With a grey stainless steel case with a navy leather strap, grey dial with black hands and no markers. The dress style analogue watch speaks volumes in subtlety.
 

Brand: Movado 
Size: 40 mm
Movement: Quartz
Price: US$399.00

 
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Movado Ultra Slim Quartz Grey Dial Men's Watch
 

Best Men’s Watches Under $1000 

Alpina Seastrong Diver Heritage Automatic Men’s Watch

Not too sporty, but not too dressy either. The Alpina Seastrong collection is a family of diver watches. The models have stolid and reliable features, ensuring optimal readability and even strong water resistance. Boasting a steel case, black rubber strap with blue stitching and dark grey dial, the Seastrong series has been precisely engineered for water sports and activities. This hybrid strikes a sweet spot that works for almost any occasion. The case of the timepiece is undoubtedly what makes it so sumptuous. And from atop, it’s a mass of polished surfaces, with long wide-set lugs giving an athletic stance to a dressier finish.
 

Brand: Alpina
Size: 42 mm
Movement: Automatic
Price: US$795.00

 
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Alpina Seastrong Diver Heritage Automatic Men's Watch

 

Baume Et Mercier Classima White Dial 40mm Men’s Watch

The Classima is where style meets comfort. The round watch has a polished steel bezel and a sleek rich black leather strap and is a timepiece for the modern professional. Its gilt Roman numerals, white dial and rhodium-plated hour and minute hands give this timepiece an exceptional character. It’s the ideal everyday watch to demonstrate your taste for luxury without having to splurge.
 

Brand: Baume Et Mercier
Size: 40 mm
Movement: Quartz
Price: US$695.00

 
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Baume Et Mercier Classima White Dial 40mm Men's Watch

 

Frederique Constant Vitality Alarm Chronograph Quartz Grey Dial Men’s Watch

One of the latest connected watches, the Smartwatch Vitality, bursts with technology and features a digital dial revealed on demand. The timepiece monitors one’s heart rate, has an activity tracker, a second-time zone, dynamic coach, sleep monitoring, smart sleep alarms, and signals call & message notifications. Characterised by its rose gold stainless steel case, dark brown rubber strap & grey dial; a contemporary classicism. Since the Smartwatch Vitality model is connected to the Frederique Constant Smartwatch App (available for iOS and Android).
 

Brand: Frederique Constant
Size: 42 mm
Movement: Quartz
Price: US$599.99

 
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Frederique Constant Vitality Alarm Chronograph Quartz Grey Dial

 

Gucci G-Timeless Silver with Snake Motif Dial Watch

Eclectic, rarefied and chic. Part of the G-Timeless collection, this line perfectly wears its name by featuring modern and coloured designs. Gucci continues to disrupt design boundaries with the likes of animals bared in its products. Bearing a silver-tone and yellow gold stainless steel bracelet, red and black snake motif dial with gold-tone hands, the dress style piece is designed with a traditional sensibility, juxtaposed with codes inspired by Gucci’s new line of aesthetic.
 

Brand: Gucci
Size: 38 mm
Movement: Quartz
Price: US$699.00

 
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Gucci G Timeless Silver With Snake Motiif Dial Watch

 

Hamilton Pilot Day Date Automatic Black Dial Men’s Watch

Hamilton has a close history with military watches, and the Khaki Pilot and Khaki Field collections have become the most popular from the brand. The timepiece has an exceptional combination of polished and brushed elements and is equipped with a robust and durable automatic movement. The day and date are well integrated into the case and augments the beauty of the watch. This is a watch that will look great on medium to large size men’s wrists. 
 

Brand: Hamilton
Size: 42 mm
Movement: Automatic
Price: US$850.50

 
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Hamilton Pilot Day Date Automatic Black Dial Men's Watch

 

Invicta Reserve Tourbillon Automatic Black Dial Men’s Watch

Featuring a whirlwind of elements, this attention-grabbing timepiece boasts a black and silver-tone stainless steel case with one sub-dial displaying the tourbillon. The tourbillon is a complication in a mechanical movement that rotates the watch’s balance wheel, balance spring. Modern masters of the craft painstakingly create these mechanical marvels to dazzle the eye. An expertly executed timepiece from Invicta’s venerable Reserve Collection centres on a robust 56mm watch.
 

Brand: Invicta 
Size: 56 mm
Movement: Automatic 
Price: US$916.25

 

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Invicta Reserve Tourbillon Automatic Black Dial Men's Watch

 

Junghans Meister Mega Radio-controlled Movement Blue Dial Men’s Watch

Junghans is characterised by its adept craftsmanship and high attention to detail. The timepieces the label churns out are inspired by history and tradition. The Meister Mega has more than earned the “Meister” name. Beneath its classically simple exterior, you’ll find the most modern and precise watch in Junghans’ catalogue. Apart from its stainless steel case with a brown leather strap, its in-house radio-controlled calibre can receive time signals on five frequencies in Asia, Europe and North America.
 

Brand: Junghans
Size: 38.4 mm
Movement: Quartz
Price: US$773.50

 
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Junghans Meister Mega Radio Controlled Movement Blue Dial

 

Longines HydroConquest Automatic Blue Dial 41 mm Men’s Watch

The famous Swiss watch seamlessly boasts a long tradition characterised by the elegance and performance of its products. The HydroConquest series is primed for men and women alike looking for a high-performance timepiece, with technicality and panache. In general, the series aims to become the preferred watch of divers and swimmers. With a stainless-steel case & bracelet, beautifully blue dial, this timepiece assures a water resistance of 30 bars (300 meters).
 

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Brand: Longines 
Size: 41 mm
Movement: Automatic
Price: US$907.00

 
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Longines Hydroconquest Automatic Blue Dial 41 Mm Men's Watch

 

Maurice Lacroix Pontos Automatic Blue Dial Men’s Watch

When it comes to the balance between sport and luxury, there’s a fine line between the two; and Maurice Lacroix is expanding its collection with new timepieces that play with these classes. The steel Pontos currently features a large blue dial, a stainless-steel case with a stainless-steel bracelet. Since expanding its elegant and sophisticated collection, the blue Pontos Chronograph is still faithful to the iconic design of its watchmaking heritage. The watch has a healthy dose of texture and dimension in the dial not commonly seen around this price point giving you a stealthier and better look.
 

Brand: Maurice Lacroix 
Size: 41 mm
Movement: Automatic
Price: US$895.00

 
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Maurice Lacroix Pontos Automatic Blue Dial Men's Watch

 

Montblanc Tradition Date White Guilloche Dial Men’s Watch

Many of Montblanc’s watches are inspired by Minerva pocket watches from the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. And this timepiece has a round polished pebble-shaped case akin to those found on antique pocket watches. A harmonious mix of stainless steel, black alligator leather strap and a gorgeously white guilloche dial; veritably a luxury style watch. The wearer can appreciate the mechanics of the automatic movement from the piece as well as the perfect mix of classical style, but with a casual look.
 

Brand: Montblanc 
Size: 37 mm
Movement: Quartz
Price: US$855.00

 
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Montblanc Tradition Date White Guilloche Dial Men's Watch

 

 

Best Men’s Watches Under $2000 

Alpina Startimer Pilot Heritage Automatic Silver Dial Men’s Watch

The Startimer is Alpina’s first chronograph in their aviation-inspired watch collection. The timepiece has a mix of polished and brushed finishes, with a high polish on the sides and a clean satin finish on top of the cushion case. Bearing stainless-steel casing, brown leather strap, silver dial, two black sub-dials as well as sharp and defined angles, its transitions (from one finishing style to another) are well executed and maximize the watch’s ability to play with the light. It’s akin more to a classic timepiece that oozes a sporty charm.
 

Brand: Alpina
Size: 42 mm
Movement: Automatic 
Price: US$995.00

 
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Alpina Startimer Pilot Heritage Chronograph Automatic Silver Dial (1)

 

Baume Et Mercier Classima Automatic Blue Dial Men’s Watch 

The new Classima is heavily inspired by its predecessors. This means a sleek design, classically inclined aesthetics and Swiss Made quality. It’s offered in a 40mm case in polished steel. Rounded to perfection, the dimensions are appropriate. Blending sophistication and style, this men’s automatic watch has a blue dial with a small seconds sub-dial and classic Roman numerals. It comes with a sophisticated black alligator strap and an adjustable triple folding buckle. The Classima makes a statement in taste and style.
 

Brand: Baume Et Mercier
Size: 42 mm
Movement: Automatic 
Price: US$1,699.00

 
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Baume Et Mercier Classima Automatic Blue Dial Men's Watch

 

Ball Engineer II Ohio GMT Automatic Silver Dial Men’s Watch

Exquisite is the Ball Engineer II. Part of a watch collection that follows the traditional style of sport-style and rugged watches, its uniquely bold dial delivers exceptional readability. The luxury sports watch also swaggers a sturdy construction (stainless steel casing) with extra focus on delivering shock resistance; capable of withstanding extreme environmental conditions all while looking chic.
 

Brand: Ball
Size: 40 mm
Movement: Automatic 
Price: US$1,763.37

 
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Ball Engineer Ii Ohio Gmt Automatic Silver Dial

 

Bell & Ross Aviation Black Dial Men’s Watch

We’ve featured several aviation-inspired watches on our list. But the Bell & Ross one highlights the brand’s cornerstone: functionality, precision and durability. The Aviation Black Matte model with a mechanical automatic movement has a 42mm matte black ceramic case and hands/markers with a photo-luminescent coating. This timepiece has heavy-duty canvas straps, so it’s a great watch for outdoor activities. The colors and build quality give it the appearance of a military timepiece but with a comfortable feel.
 

Brand: Bell & Ross
Size: 39 mm
Movement: Quartz
Price: US$1,725.00

 
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Bell And Ross Aviation Black Dial Men's Watch

 

Carl F. Bucherer Manero Automatic Men’s Watch

Bucherer has long been one of the most beloved high-end watch retailers fit for many chronograph enthusiasts. The classic, understated design of the Manero emphasizes the functionality of this vintage-style timepiece, which presents the essentials at a glance. Stainless steel casing, a black alligator leather strap and a black dial; aesthetics of a sublime Swiss watch on the outside and inside. Along with a high level of build quality for a luxury watch, it’s elegantly simplistic and mechanically sophisticated.
 

Brand: Carl F. Bucherer
Size: 38 mm
Movement: Automatic 
Price: US$1,945.00

 
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Carl F. Bucherer Manero Automatic Men's Watch

 

Corum Admirals Cup Legend Automatic White Dial Men’s Watch

Magnificently crafted in a grey titanium case, consistent with the design DNA of the collection and a faithful rendition of the brand’s watchmaking ethos. The Admiral showcases a black rubber strap, white dial with silver-tone hands and is an avant-garde timepiece that has a nautical design. The sports watch’s dial is also characterized by its elegantly applied hour-markers, making it the perfect accouterment for the guy out at sea or for the dude who wants to opt for a more marine-like wristwatch.
 

Brand: Corum 
Size: 47 mm
Movement: Automatic 
Price: US$1,995.00

 
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Corum Admirals Cup Legend Automatic White Dial

 

Frederique Constant Slim Line Moonshape Automatic Men’s Watch

It’s modest and elegant enough to come across as formal, while the added width makes it more handsome and masculine. Envision rose gold-plated stainless steel case with a brown alligator leather strap, a silver dial with rose gold-tone leaf-style hands, date and moon phase sub-dials and 26 Jewels. That’s the masterstroke of Frederique Constant’s Slim Line. At first glance, its deep blue dial draws you in, then the glints of light off the markers and hands and finally, the pointer date and moon phase for some complexity.
 

Brand: Frederique Constant 
Size: 42 mm
Movement: Automatic
Price: US$1,849.00

 
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Frederique Constant Slim Line Moonshape Automatic Men's Watch

 

Hamilton Intra-Matic Automatic Chronograph Men’s Watch 

The new Intra-Matic Chronograph is a vintage-inspired mechanical chronograph that expands the brand’s mechanical offering and does so with some ’60s spirit. Swaggering a stainless-steel casing, black calfskin leather strap, white dial, two black sub-dials and 27 exquisite jewels. It hits so many vintage design cues. It’s an arresting timepiece that brings back an athletic, effortlessly handsome look and offers excellent performance at a price point.
 

Brand: Hamilton 
Size: 40 mm
Movement: Automatic 
Price: US$1,975.50

 
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Hamilton Intra Matic Automatic Chronograph Men's Watch

 

Junghans Meister Chronograph Automatic Silver Dial Men’s Watch

A timepiece that draws immediate attention is the Junghans Meister Chrono Automatic. A sensitive, modern wristwatch with a definitive vintage vibe, the Junghans Meister Automatic epitomizes the brand’s keen eye for form and design in an elegant and versatile package. A three-hand automatic watch that appears to be a classically styled dress watch, embodied by a stainless-steel case, bracelet, silver dial with silver-tone hands, a day and date display, three sub-dials as well as 25 Jewels. The result? A timeless accessory the harkens back to the label’s iconic watchmaking days.
 

Brand: Junghans
Size: 40.7 mm
Movement: Automatic 
Price: US$1,250.00

 
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Junghans Meister Chronograph Automatic Silver Dial

 

Longines Hydroconquest Automatic Blue Ceramic Bezel Men’s Watch

Want a fit-for-purpose timepiece made to withstand the pressures of water? Then the Hydroconquest Automatic is the choice for you. With a stainless steel case, blue rubber strap, blue dial, it’ll feel solid and easy to fit for gents of many tastes. Here’s a timepiece that’s has a self-winding movement, ceramic bezel, solid build quality, arresting in presentation and comes from one of the oldest and best watchmakers in the game and it’s sub-$2000. All too sweet.

 

Brand: Longines 
Size: 41 mm
Movement: Automatic
Price: US$1,117.00

 

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Longines Hydroconquest Automatic Blue Ceramic Bezel

 

Best Men’s Watches Under $5000

Alpina 4 Flyback Chronograph Black Dial Leather Strap Men’s Watch 

Alpina has caught the market’s attention with this offering. Be its top-grade silver-tone stainless steel case, the black alligator leather strap, the sunray finishing dial or the 32 incased jewels; the timepiece is a front runner in the luxury watch race. Alpina designed the dial with prominent, polished applied hour markers, as well as large polished hands, set against a matte black background – offering excellent visibility at a glance. At 44 mm in diameter, this timepiece is ideal for larger wrists and offers a top level of robustness, with the added benefit of a nicely finished movement.
 

Brand: Alpina 
Size: 44 mm
Movement: Automatic 
Price: US$2,992.50

 
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Alpina Alpiner 4 Flyback Chronograph Black Dial

 

Baume Et Mercier Hampton Automatic Silver Dial Men’s Watch 

The Baume and Mercier Hampton is sumptuous in design, with its slim profile and luxury polished silver stainless steel rectangular dial. This stylish wristwatch features a stainless steel rectangular case with small seconds and date functions and comes with an interchangeable black alligator strap with fine grey stitching. Balancing a silver dial with Arabic numerals at 12 o’clock and riveted black ruthenium indexes around the opaline, this automatic watch offers a refined masculine aesthetic.

 

Brand: Baume Et Mercier
Size: 48 mm
Movement: Automatic 
Price: US$2,988.99

 
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Baume Et Mercier Hampton Automatic Silver Dial Men's Watch

 

Bell & Ross Automatic Blue Dial Men’s Watch

The BR Automatic’s development was spurred by watch collectors’ demand for an easy-to-wear steel watch. The concept of the luxury sports watch is simple, but very appealing, as it mixes a luxurious appeal with a robust case and integrated bracelet and strap. Boasting a silver-tone stainless steel case with a blue rubber strap, breathtakingly blue dial and 25 Jewels, the timepiece has a complex, masculine appeal and is true to the original design.
 

Brand: Bell & Ross
Size: 40 mm
Movement: Automatic 
Price: US$3,295.00

 
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Bell And Ross Automatic Blue Dial Men's Watch

 

Breitling Navitimer 1 Automatic Chronometer Blue Dial Men’s Watch

The Navitimer 1 Automatic is the showpiece that works for men and women, and brands are increasingly putting out unisex watches to copycat the label. It’s a good-looking watch that takes the aesthetic of the previous Navitimer and applies it to a fashionable time and date in a stainless steel case, bracelet, bi-directional rotating beaded stainless steel bezel, blue dial & tachymeter scale. This timepiece and its collection have become one of the label’s most sensational releases.
 

Brand: Breitling 
Size: 38 mm
Movement: Automatic
Price: US$3,175.00

 
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Breitling Navitimer 1 Automatic Chronometer Blue Dial

 

Carl F. Bucherer Manero AutoDate Automatic Diamond Black Dial Watch

The Carl F. Bucherer Manero Flyback comes in a petite 30mm timepiece that packs a punch. The presentation is classic with a polished and brushed case, long and curved horns and a sapphire crystal mounted on a raised bezel. The very conservative look of the case is brought into the contemporary by a textile and leather strap in black. You’ll immediately be enchanted by its strap, the finishes and trappings that are quite compelling and are what’ve enabled Carl F. Bucherer to rise above its contemporaries.
 

Brand: Carl F. Bucherer
Size: 30 mm
Movement: Automatic
Price: US$2,995.00

 
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Carl F. Bucherer Manero Autodate Automatic Diamond Black Dial Watch

 

Cartier Santos-Dumont Large Silver Dial Watch 

Classically sized, thin, a uniquely rectangular case shape, the Santos-Dumont is a beautiful expression of the Cartier design and thanks to its use of a quartz movement, is offered at a price point not common to the Santos, all while maintaining that very appealing wrist presence. Like many of the simpler designs from Cartier, the Santos-Dumont has versatility and style that’s at home with a suit but not out of place with a more casual outfit. The watch wears well and its black alligator leather strap, 18k rose gold bezel is sure to spur a smile once worn.
 

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Brand: Cartier 
Size: 43.5 mm
Movement: Quartz 
Price: US$4,995.00

 
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Cartier Santos Dumont Large Silver Dial Watch

 

Chanel J12 Chromatic GMT Automatic Charcoal Titanium Ceramic Watch

The J12 Chromatic further pushes the grey revolution. It’s almost the missing link between matte grey and the polished titanium metallic grey. The bracelet links could serve as pocket mirrors, as they reflect light so vividly. The watch is quite versatile and even boasts a second timezone. For watch aficionados, the timepiece is the mishmash of luxury and fine watchmaking. If the aspect is surprising, so is the touch and feel: The watch is super-light, undoubtedly too light for the wearer.
 

Brand: Chanel 
Size: 41 mm
Movement: Automatic 
Price: US$4,480.00

 
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Chanel J12 Chromatic Gmt Automatic Charcoal Titanium Ceramic Watch

 

Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Automatic Black Dial Men’s Watch

The Chopard Mille Miglia GTS ranks as one of the more expensive, higher-positioned pieces in the brand’s collection dedicated to the historic Italian automobile race that Chopard sponsors. The prestigious Mille Miglia is crafted from a black DLC stainless steel case with a black tire profile rubber strap, bears a black dial with luminous hands and a transparent case back. This timepiece adapts eloquently to the wrist.
 

Brand: Chopard 
Size: 43 mm
Movement: Automatic 
Price: US$4,995.00

 
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Alpina Alpiner 4 Flyback Chronograph Black Dial

 

Corum Admiral’s Cup Racer Automatic White Dial Men’s Watch

The Corum Admiral’s Cup is a stroke of brilliance. It’s one of those few watches that has made a mark of its own and is often called one of the most iconic of the 20th century. The grey titanium case, black rubber strap, white dial with transparent case back timepiece is addedly 100 bar (metres) water-resistant and apart from being a way to distinguish this watch, visually and immediately, it’s an exquisite spiff item for the aqua sports guy. Moreover, the Cup Racer’s mostly-white dial paired with the high polish of the case makes for a nice, dressy piece.

 

Brand: Corum 
Size: 47 mm
Movement: Automatic 
Price: US$2,495.00

 

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Corum Admiral's Cup Racer Automatic White Dial Men's Watch

 

Frederique Constant Slimline Perpetual Moon Phase Men’s Watch

The Slimline Perpetual strikes the perfect balance between classic watchmaking principles and new-age techniques. The result is a creation that is robust, reliable, and easy to adjust. With a stainless steel case, a black alligator leather strap and four multi-function sub-dials displaying: date, day of the week, month and moon phase. containing 26 Jewels; this masterwork has been crafted for connoisseurs with a soft spot for complicated nuances in their timepieces. This piece is also water-resistant to 30m, which means you need not take it off during a light drizzle or while washing your hands.
 

Brand: Frederique Constant 
Size: 42 mm
Movement: Automatic 
Price: US$4,115.00

 
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Frederique Constant Slimline Perpetual Moon Phase Automatic Men's Watch

 

Best Luxury Watches Over $5000 

Rolex Submariner Automatic Chronometer Black Dial Men’s Watch

The Rolex Submariner is a classic and timeless piece that has a chameleon-like ability to fit with any ensemble. In fact, the watch is less as an instrument for underwater exploration and more as a day-in-day-out accoutrement; it’s a dive watch, tool watch and a sports watch. Boasting a stainless-steel case and bracelet, a black dial, 31 jewels, an iconic oyster clasp; true to the label’s design ethos. It reeks of the same spirit as its predecessors and could take more of a beating than ever before.
 

Brand: Rolex 
Size: 41 mm
Movement: Automatic
Price: US$16,416.99

 
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Rolex Submariner Automatic Chronometer Black Dial Men's Watch

 

Zenith DEFY Classic Automatic Men’s Watch

The Defy Classic line is seductive: polished, modern technology at a price tag that doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket. Manufactured in ceramic, the presented pieces faithfully reproduce the finishes present in the collection. The black ceramic case is adorned with vertical brushed and polished surfaces that’s highly scratch-resistant; also featuring a date display, 27 gorgeous jewels and 10 bars water resistance, it’s a vintage-inspired watch with retro-styling and a perfectly balanced dimension for any wearer. 
 

Brand: Zenith 
Size: 41 mm
Movement: Automatic 
Price: US$5,350.00

 
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Zenith Defy Classic Automatic Men's Watch

 

A. Lange & Sohne 1815 Annual Calendar Moonphase Men’s 18kt Rose Gold Watch

The 1815 Annual Calendar captured the attention of men worldwide for its mind-bending mechanics, ornate dial decoration and aesthetically pleasing classic design. The A. Lange & Söhne’s 1815 timepiece is one of their most prestigious series. Bearing an 18kt rose gold case, brown leather strap, fixed 18kt rose gold bezel and a moon phase. The timepiece embraces a different, more classic aesthetic in keeping with the design ethos of the 1815 watch family — traditional dive.
 

Brand: A. Lange & Sohne
Size: 40 mm
Movement: Automatic 
Price: US$30,950.00

 
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A. Lange & Sohne 1815 Annual Calendar Moonphase Men's 18kt Rose Gold Watch

 

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Black Dial Automatic Men’s 18kt Rose Gold Watch

Want to give your wrist the royal treatment? The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak is the most recognizable watch from this prestigious watchmaker and for good reason. While stainless steel is a popular material often found in some of the most trending sporty watches, the 18kt rose gold case and bracelet have an exquisite brushed finish with polished beveled edges, 32 elaborate jewels and provides a more versatile look that can be worn in a formal, semi-formal or casual dress. The watch showcases a unique design, powerful precision engineering and a highly robust dial face.
 

Brand: Audemars Piguet
Size: 41 mm
Movement: Automatic
Price: US$102,000

 
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Black Dial Automatic Men's 18kt Rose Gold Watch

 

Bell & Ross Minuteur Tourbillon Hand Wind Black Dial Men’s Watch

Bell & Ross have always designed their timepieces for professionals bearing four cardinal principles: Legibility, functionality, precision and water resistance. Showcasing a black titanium case, black leather strap, black titanium bezel and tourbillon, the Minuteur measures the lapse of time in hours and minutes starting at a given moment. The tourbillon guarantees accuracy and compensates for the force of gravity in a vertical position. The power reserve indicator displays the remaining running time — all creations of a luxury wristwatch.
 

 

Brand: Bell & Ross
Size: 50 mm
Movement: Automatic
Price: US$39,085.00

 
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Bell And Ross Bell & Ross Minuteur Tourbillon Hand Wind Black Dial Men's Watch

 

Blancpain Le Brassus Platinum One Minute Flying Carrousel Men’s Watch

Blancpain have once again displayed their innovative strength by presenting the first-ever movement equipped with a One-Minute Flying Carrousel. The Carrousel is an alternative to the tourbillon. While being a silver-tone platinum case, black leather strap, two sub-dial and 36 jeweled timepiece, to allow the owner to admire this ingenious system, the Carrousel is visible through an opening in the dial at 12 o’clock. A refined presentation shows off this elegant mechanism; opening whole new horizons for the watch industry and experience for the wearer.
 

Brand: Blancpain
Size: 43.5 mm
Movement: Automatic 
Price: US$88,988.00

 
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Blancpain Le Brassus Platinum One Minute Flying Carrousel Men's Watch

 

Breguet Marine Tourbillon Hand Wind Diamond Silver Dial Men’s Watch

Not many can hold a candle to Breguet. With its timeless and classic aesthetics backed by a lineup of horological innovations, the luxury watch brand has been fundamental in the development of modern watchmaking. This 18kt white gold timepiece featured here has signature style hands, an 18kt white gold case and an A-grade scratch-resistant sapphire crystal to protect the dial. And unlike most luxury watches, this Breguet Marine watch arrives with a green alligator leather strap — giving you the ultimate decadence.
 

Brand: Breguet 
Size: 43 mm
Movement: Automatic 
Price: US$245,250.00

 
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Breguet Marine Tourbillon Hand Wind Diamond Silver Dial

 

Breitling Bentley Mark VI Brown Dial Chronograph Men’s Watch

The Mark VI has a sophisticated mechanism that’s assembled in keeping with an extreme concern for reliability and precision. The timepiece is a beautiful 18kt rose gold case with a brown crocodile leather strap, displays a perpetual calendar, moon phase, chronograph, leap year, month, date, day, GMT and is bejewelled. A timepiece with heart and soul and one of the classiest accoutrements.
 

Brand: Breitling
Size: 42 mm
Movement: Automatic 
Price: US$26,950.00

 
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Breitling Bentley Mark Vi Brown Dial Chronograph Men's Watch

 

Cartier Pasha Tourbillon Chronograph 18 kt White Gold Men’s Watch

Pasha, with its unique codes and extraordinary design, is one of the rare models that can manage to melt luxury watchmaking and fashion in a pot. Flaunting an 18 kt white gold case, black alligator leather strap, grey guilloche dial, two sub-dials, an 18 kt white gold fluted crown, a tourbillon and a power reserve indicator; the new Pasha de Cartier continues to amplify its presence, originality and singularity. The watch is a standout in profile and character.
 

Brand: Cartier 
Size: 46 mm
Movement: Automatic 
Price: US$137,150.00

 
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Cartier Pasha Tourbillon Chronograph 18 Kt White Gold Men's Watch

 

Chanel J12 Automatic Black Diamond Dial Black Ceramic Men’s Watch

Universally coveted and reportedly, one of the world’s most faked timepieces too. These credentials hardly give the piece status. The black ceramic case watch with a black ceramic bracelet, 18kt white gold bezel set with baguette diamonds, and black dial with silver-tone hands and diamond hour markers is a rare bird indeed. Its case looks like no other, wonderfully resplendent in gleaming black and destined to complement a couture ensemble. So, if you want a part chic, part sporty elegance timepiece with a price, then, by all means, the Chanel J12 Automatic Black Diamond should be your pick.
 

Brand: Chanel
Size: 42 mm
Movement: Automatic
Price: US$40,000.00

 
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Chanel J12 Automatic Black Diamond Dial Black Ceramic Men's Watch

 

FAQs

What watch brand is best for men?

The best watch brand for men include Rolex, Cartier Pasha, Ulysse Nardin, Breitling, Omega, Casio, Tissot, Tag Heuer and Sturling. There are many other top watch brands on our list that differ in the price range.

What are the top 10 men’s watches?

The top 10 men’s watches are the Armani Exchange Cayde Black Dial Watch, Calvin Klein High Noon Quartz Blue Dial Watch, Briston Clubmaster Chronograph Quartz White Dial, Axwell Barrage Quartz Grey Dial, Nixon Porter Leather A1058, Alpina Alpiner Quartz Blue Dial, Alpina Seastrong Diver Heritage Automatic, Alpina Startimer Pilot Heritage Automatic Silver Dial, Alpina 4 Flyback Chronograph Black Dial Leather Strap and the Rolex Submariner Automatic Chronometer Black Dial.

What is the best budget watch for men?

The best budget watch for men include the Armani Exchange Cayde Black Dial Watch, Calvin Klein High Noon Quartz Blue Dial Watch or Stuhrling Original Symphony Silver-tone Dial Watch — all are under $100.

What is the best luxury watch for men?

The best luxury watch for men include the Rolex Submariner Automatic Chronometer Black Dial the Zenith DEFY Classic Automatic Men’s Watch or the A. Lange & Sohne 1815 Annual Calendar Moonphase Men’s 18kt Rose Gold Watch — all are above $5000

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