The 25 Best Luxury Watches for Men
For the sophisticated and stylish gentleman, a watch is far more than just a way of keeping track of the time (after all, what are cell phones for?)—a well-chosen timepiece is an accent for your aesthetic, a subtle touch that lets those in the know recognize you for the cultured and fashion-conscious guy that you are.
Looking to make a statement with a timekeeper that turns heads? From Audemars Piguet to Vacheron Constantin, these timepieces will show the horological world you mean business.
PATEK PHILIPPE GRAND COMPLICATIONS 41MM, 18K ROSE GOLD AND ALLIGATOR
SHOP NOW: Patek Philippe, jomashop.com, $143,139.00
This manually-wound watch features day, month, leap year and day or night indicators as well as a seconds subdial.
JAEGER-LECOULTRE MASTER ULTRA THIN MOON 39MM, STAINLESS STEEL AND ALLIGATOR
SHOP NOW: Jaeger-LeCoultre, mrporter.com, $8,700.00
An updated take on Jaeger-LeCoultre's original 1907 design, this watch gets an upgrade with a moon phase complication, automatic 925/1 movement, and a transparent caseback so you can look at each of the hand-placed rubies.
OMEGA SPEEDMASTER RACING AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH 40MM, STAINLESS STEEL
SHOP NOW: Omega, jomashop.com, $3,570.00
Sixty second, 30 minute, and 12-hour subdials give you all the equipment you need for pinpoint precise timing, while the stainless steel case and rubber strap add a sporty edge.
ROLEX COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA 40MM, STAINLESS STEEL OYSTER BRACELET
SHOP NOW: Rolex, jomashop.com, $26,995.00
First introduced in 1963, the Daytona, true to its name, was designed to meet the needs for pro race drivers with a self-winding calibre 4130 movement and a larger than usual mainspring to enhance its reserve power.
BLANCPAIN FIFTY FATHOMS METEOR AUTOMATIC 43MM
SHOP NOW: Blancpain, jomashop.com, $7,550.00
For a luxury watch you can wear every day, this watch offers a sport stainless steel case, black ceramic bezel, and a strap made from sturdy sail canvas. Inside, you'll find a Blancpain calibre 1315 automatic movement with a 120-hour power reserve.
CHANEL MONSIEUR WATCH 40MM
SHOP NOW: chanel.com, $35,100.00
For a sophisticated, minimalist look, this Chanel watch with an opaline dial, 18k beige gold case, and alligator strap is just what you need.
MONTBLANC TIMEWALKER URBAN SPEED AUTOMATIC 43MM
SHOP NOW: Montblanc, jomashop.com, $1,884.00
For those who crave the convenience of a smartphone with the classic style of a traditional timepiece, this watch has you covered. The underside of the strap is equipped with Bluetooth-enabled technology that lets it connect to your smartphone, alerting you to communications, previewing emails, and keeping you up-to-date on your calendar.
ZENITH EL PRIMERO CHRONOMASTER 1969 AUTOMATIC 42MM, ALLIGATOR AND STAINLESS STEEL
SHOP NOW: Zenith, jomashop.com, $5,695.00
This chronograph includes a twelve hour and a thirty minute counter in addition to its mainstay timepiece, with an opening to reveal the El Primero movement.
BLANCPAIN FIFTY FATHOMS AUTOMATIC 45MM
SHOP NOW: Blancpain, jomashop.com, $10,495.00
Blancpain introduced the first Fifty Fathoms watch in 1953 as the first modern diver's watch and this iconic version, water-resistant at up to 1000 feet offers an update on the classic with an added date marker and luminescent hands.
BULGARI OCTO 41MM, 18K ROSE GOLD AND ALLIGATOR
SHOP NOW: BVLGARI, saksfifthavenue.com, $26,500.00
Inspired by ancient Roman architecture, this octagonal watch features a sleek black lacquered dial to pair with the integrated black alligator leather strap, accented by a warm, 18k rose gold casing that screams Italian elegance.
ROLEX EXPLORER II AUTOMATIC 42MM, STAINLESS STEEL OYSTER BRACELET
SHOP NOW: Rolex, jomashop.com, $9,495.00
For the on-the-go guy, this Rolex, equipped with a calibre 3187 self-winding mechanical movement, also comes equipped with a separate 24-hour hand that lets you keep track of the hours in another time zone.
CHOPARD MILLE MIGLIA RACING COLORS 42MM, STAINLESS STEEL & LEATHER
SHOP NOW: $5,620.00
Inspired by the Italian vintage car race the Mille Miglia (known as The Most Beautiful Race in the World) which runs from Brescia to Rome and back every year, this self-winding Chopard racing watch takes a nod from classic cars with an anthracite engined-turned dial.
HUBLOT BIG BANG CHRONOGRAPH 44MM
SHOP NOW: $13,536.00
Satin-finish stainless steel gives this watch, with a hearty, self-winding HUB4100 movement, an especially rugged effect.
VACHERON CONSTANTIN OVERSEAS AUTOMATIC 42.5MM
SHOP NOW: Vacheron Constantin, jomashop.com, $25,899.00
With 54 jewels, this transparent-backed stainless steel chronograph features a caliber 5200 movement with a 52-hour power reserve.
BELL AND ROSS VINTAGE V2-93 AUTOMATIC 41MM
SHOP NOW: Bell and Ross, jomashop.com, $2,295.00
The black rubber strap of this stainless steel watch provides a sporty feel while the Calibre BR-CAL.303 automatic movement and bi-directional bezel help you keep track of time no matter where your travels take you.
IWC PORTUGUESE AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH SILVER DIAL 40.9 MM MENS WATCH IW371480
SHOP NOW: IWC, jomashop.com, $12,995.00
Based on the original 1930s design, this updated classic is the most coveted of the line for a reason: its effortlessly elegant style and the precision of its 79350 calibre self-winding movement with 31 jewels.
JAEGER-LECOULTRE MASTER CALENDAR 39MM, STAINLESS STEEL AND ALLIGATOR WATCH
SHOP NOW: Jaeger-LeCoultre, mrporter.com, $9,550.00
In addition to the standard date and time options, this self-winding stainless steel watch also offers day, month, and seconds monitoring as well as a subdial to help you keep up with the moon phases.
TIFFANY CT60 CHRONOGRAPH 42 MM
SHOP NOW: Tiffany, tiffany.com, $12,500.00
While the regal blue dial of this 18k rose gold watch may be a departure from the classic Tiffany & Co. shade, the alligator band and gold poudré numerals still boast the timeless stylishness that made the brand an icon.
LONGINES MASTER COLLECTION GMT MOONPHASE 40MM
SHOP NOW: Longines, jomashop.com, $2,295.00
The blue steel hands of this stainless steel and alligator chronograph offer a modern edge to the classic styling of its versatile dial which features sub-dials for the moon phase, date, and a 24-hour indicator.
RADO DIAMASTER AUTOMATIC 43MM
SHOP NOW: Rado, jomashop.com, $2,070.00
A hi-tech grey ceramic case and transparent backing make this calibre 657 automatic movement watch a top choice for minimalist guys.
ZENITH EL PRIMERO CHRONOGRAPH AUTOMATIC 45MM
SHOP NOW: Zenith, jomashop.com, $4,495.00
Designed from the original 1969 case, this 31 jewel timepiece features twelve hour, thirty minute, and sixty-second subdials along with a stainless steel case and alligator leather strap.
PARMIGIANI FLEURIER TORIC HEMISPHERES RETROGRADE 42.8MM
SHOP NOW: chrono24.com
The bi-coastal will appreciate that among this watch's plethora of options comes an independently controlled subdial for another time zone.
CARTIER DRIVE DE CARTIER 40MM, STAINLESS STEEL & ALLIGATOR
SHOP NOW: Cartier, saksfifthavenue.com, $6,250.00
Neither square nor circular, Cartier refers to the shape of their self-winding, steel-cased watch as "cushion-shaped." It utilizes their in-house caliber 1904-PS movement with blued steel hands and a small seconds counter.
GIRARD PERREGAUX LAUREATO AUTOMATIC 41MM
SHOP NOW: Girard Perregaux, jomashop.com, $11,250.00
An updated version of the classic 1975 style, this self-winding movement features 28 jewels with a 54-hour power reserve and a steel casing and strap.
PIAGET ALTIPLANO 38MM, 18K WHITE GOLD AND ALLIGATOR
SHOP NOW: Piaget, mrporter.com, $26,500.00
Billed as the world's thinnest automatic watch, this slender hand-wound 18k gold watch measures just 3.65mm thick.
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