Watch of the Week: Breitling’s Chronomat Celebrates the Legacy of Mechanical Watches

In the 1970s and 1980s, things weren’t looking so great for the tried-and-true mechanical watch. Compact, highly accurate quartz watches had flooded the market, and more and more people were taking a pass on the intricate craftsmanship of mechanical watches and opting for battery-powered options. But Swiss watchmaker Breitling wasn’t content to let the mechanical timepiece fall by the wayside. To celebrate its 100th anniversary in 1984, the brand launched the Chronomat, a mechanical watch that demonstrated a strong commitment to spring-powered watches, and it soon became an icon. Now the watchmaker has released the Chronomat B01 42, and it references everything we love about the original: It’s highly functional, offers refined styling, and brings some interesting history to your wrist.

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The Chronomat name actually goes back even further than 1984. According to a press release, Breitling first attached the label to some of its watches in the 1940s, and the word was a portmanteau of “chronograph for mathematics” (this was long before the Casio calculator watch appeared). The 1984 Chronomat recycled the name, but this time it referred to the watch’s self-winding, or automatic, movement—a notable departure from the quartz watches that were so common at the time.

“It was the watch that boldly proclaimed Breitling was staying absolutely true to its roots,” Breitling CEO Georges Kern said in a statement.

The 1984 Chronomat took design cues from a timepiece Breitling had previously created to honor the Frecce Tricolori, the aerobatic demonstration team of the Italian Air Force. With its tachymeter for calculating speed and its rotating bezel, it quickly became popular with aviators, as well as Formula 1 drivers and boaters.


Today’s Chronomat comes in a dizzying number of versions to suit every taste, but all stay true to the design heritage of the ‘80s original—or “modern-retro,” as Breitling describes it. The watch features a 42-millimeter stainless-steel case with an integrated Rouleaux bracelet for a sleek look on the wrist (there’s also a rubber bracelet available for a sportier feel). Like the original, the Chronomat B01 42 comes with a rotating unidirectional bezel with rider tabs. Although a small detail at first glance, the tabs serve an important purpose: They protect the timepiece’s sapphire glass, and the tabs at three o’clock and nine o’clock are interchangeable, which allows you to utilize “count down” or “count up” functions.

Breitling Chronomat B01 42 Bentley Edition
Breitling Chronomat B01 42 Bentley Edition Breitling

We also love that the Chronomat comes in such a wide range of finishes, which makes it possible to nab a unique timepiece that also fits well with your wardrobe. For example, you can opt for a silver, copper, or blue dial with black contrasting chronograph counters, or a black dial with silver contrasting chronograph counters. There are also several options with striking red gold accents, and two eye-catching special editions: a Bentley edition honoring the famed British carmaker and a limited edition (only 250 available) honoring the Frecce Tricolori.

Breitling Chronomat B01 42 Frecce Tricolori Limited Edition
Breitling Chronomat B01 42 Frecce Tricolori Limited Edition Breitling

No matter which you choose, you’ll get a very well-designed watch. Breitling’s Manufacture Caliber 01 movement powers every Chronomat, and each timepiece boasts a 70-hour power reserve. Plus, they’re water resistant to 200 meters, which makes them more than ready for the rigors of daily wear.

Over three decades after the “quartz revolution,” we’re happy to see that mechanical watches—especially the Chronomat—are still going strong.

[$ 8,100;]

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Watch of the Week: Ralph Lauren’s New Polo Watches Bring Bold, Preppy Style to Your Wrist

Since 2008, when Ralph Lauren Watches and Fine Jewelry launched, the brand has released many high-quality, stylish timepieces in addition to its well known apparel. That trend continues with the company’s latest collection: a set of four Polo-branded watches powered by Swiss-made mechanical movements and dressed in several eye-catching colors. If you’re a fan of the brand’s iconic take on menswear, you won’t want to miss these.

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“When considering Americana style, no brand is more top of mind than Polo Ralph Lauren,” says Men’s Journal Fashion Editor Kevin Breen. “With the drop of its second watch collection, the brand offers a new slew of collectable timepieces that fuses its iconic logo with its heritage sport-prep colorways.”


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The new Polo watches—a follow-up to the first Polo timepiece collection from 2018—marry Ralph Lauren’s bold, preppy style with Swiss watchmaking tradition. The first thing you’ll notice about them are the dials. Each one comes stamped with Ralph Lauren’s polo player logo brought to life in a multicolor, 3D-printed image, and it makes a clear focal point on the face of each watch. The polo player first appeared as a stitched logo on Polo shirts back in 1972, but the colorful rendering on these timepieces brings out a whole new level of detail. We love the way it adds visual interest to the collection.

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Although a polo player riding across the dial might sound a bit overbearing, the tasteful accents on the rest of the watches balance the logo nicely. Their 42mm stainless steel cases come with an exhibition caseback that shows off the inner workings of the automatic movement—a nice counterpoint to the colorful details on the front. In addition, simple luminescent indices and sword-shaped hour and minute hands make the watches easy to read and keep them from looking too busy.


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Picky about what goes on your wrist? Luckily, you have plenty of options here, and that makes the Polo watches great for merging into an adventurous wardrobe or adding color if you usually opt for neutral tones. The dials come in green, navy blue, and black (available with stainless steel or matte black trim), all topped with curved sapphire crystal glass. Once you pick a dial color, there are a wealth of straps and bracelets to choose from, including polished or black sandblasted stainless steel and cotton and leather straps with designs inspired by Ralph Lauren apparel. The straps really let you tweak the look and feel of these watches, whether you’re looking for something refined or something a little more sporty.

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Of course, any watch with the “Swiss-made” moniker attached to it should have some impressive machinery inside, and the Polo watches don’t disappoint there, either. No matter how you option your timepiece, you’ll get a caliber RL200 automatic movement that offers a 38-hour power reserve. The watches are also water resistant to around 100 meters—enough to survive the occasional splash, so you can feel good about showing yours off day-to-day.

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The new Polo collection shows that Ralph Lauren’s preppy styling can work well in the realm of fine mechanical timepieces. From the striking colors to the polo player logo, there’s no mistaking who designed these watches.

[From $ 1,650-$ 2,150;]

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Polo Watch - Black on Black Steel Bracelet
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Watches and Water: Resistance Ratings, Caring for Your Watch, and More

This article was produced in partnership with Crown & Caliber. Learn more about its expertly curated collection of watches, and why over 60,000 buyers and sellers trust its online marketplace.

Thinking of going for a swim with your watch? Take a minute to do your research, or you might be sorry. As the experts at Crown & Caliber outline in the video above, there’s no such thing as a truly waterproof watch, just varying levels of water resistance. In fact, jumping into the pool might totally ruin your timepiece. But armed with some knowledge, you can make sure to pick out the right watch for your needs.

First, it’s important to understand what water resistance ratings mean. Put simply, they’re measures of the water pressure that a watch can withstand. Although these ratings are often expressed in terms of depth, a 50-meter resistance rating doesn’t mean you can swim in 50 meters of water with your watch. As C&C’s Nathan Nerswick explains in the video, that can lead to some confusion when shopping.

“People will often mistake water-resistant for waterproof, and these are not the same,” he says.

When you see a depth rating, it’s better to think of it in terms of water pressure, because that’s how watchmakers test their timepieces. The depth ratings are based on static pressure measured in very controlled settings—nothing like the variable conditions you experience in the ocean or the pool. That’s why a 50-meter depth rating isn’t enough to take your watch on a swim.

To avoid confusion, keep a few C&C-approved guidelines in mind. Watches with ratings in the 30- to 50-meter range will stand up to rain and hand-washing, but that’s it. Watches with a 100-meter rating can be taken swimming, but only if they have screw-down crowns and sealed cases. For serious underwater activity, you’ll need a rating of 300 meters or more, and that’s dive watch territory. With that kind of water resistance, your timepiece will function while scuba diving (up to a certain depth), and some models have even higher ratings.

But dive watches need proper care to keep out water. Make sure you have the gaskets and seals on your watch checked regularly, and always keep them clean and lubricated. In addition, no matter what kind of watch you have, take it off before showering.

“Soap and steam are never friends of gaskets,” Nerswick says.

Dive watches are ideal for people who spend a lot of time around the water, and there are lots of great examples at a variety of price points. Plus, dive watches are just as versatile in your wardrobe as they are in the water: They pair well with tees and jeans or even a formal tux, and you can wear them day or night. Check out C&C’s Dive Watch 101 for an introduction to these remarkable timepieces, and don’t miss the company’s dive watch guide for an overview of some great buys.

For the full rundown on water resistance, check out the video above, and make sure to visit Crown & Caliber for expert guidance when picking out your next timepiece.

Except where noted, the brands whose products Crown & Caliber, LLC sells are not associated with Crown & Caliber, LLC. The brand names are the trademarks of their respective owners. Crown & Caliber, LLC is an independent dealer, and is not an authorized reseller of any of the items they sell.

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Watch of the Week: The Zenith Defy Inventor Is a Big Leap Forward for Mechanical Watches

When it comes to watches, the exciting new technology you usually hear about is digital: touch screens and haptic feedback, heart rate monitoring and video chatting on your wrist. The tech that powers mechanical watches, on the other hand, hasn’t changed much in centuries. That was until the Zenith Defy Inventor came along. Powered by an innovative Zenith Oscillator movement, the Defy Inventor replaces the traditional sprung balance system with a new ultra-thin silicon element for increased reliability and reduced complexity. If you love the careful craftsmanship of mechanical watches, you need to see this timepiece.

“Staying true to the Defy category’s ‘future of tradition’ tagline,” says Men’s Journal Fashion Editor Kevin Breen, “Zenith once again makes a remarkable push forward with the incorporation of the new single piece Zenith Oscillator.”

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The balance spring has been powering watches since the mid-1600s, when the Dutch astronomer and mathematician Christian Huygens first came up with the idea. A balance spring, also known as a hairspring, uses a small coiled piece of metal to store energy—winding the watch tightens the spring, and then it slowly uncoils to power the watch.

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That’s not how the Zenith Defy Inventor works, though. Instead of a hairspring powering a long train of components (often as many as 30), the Calibre 9100 movement in the Inventor uses a single element made from silicon that vibrates at an ultra-quick 18 Hertz. That’s significantly faster than the 4 Hertz that most watches achieve, and the reduced complexity and faster movement makes for a lighter and more reliable timepiece.

The Inventor is easy on the eyes, too.

“If the mechanical achievements don’t impress you,” Breen says, “I’m sure the gorgeous aesthetic of this timepiece will grab your attention.”

Zenith smartly chose to display its Calibre 9100 within the watch: The inner workings of the movement are visible through openwork on the dial. In addition, the company sourced some unique materials to make this timepiece. It sports a large 44mm titanium case and features a bezel made from Aeronith, an aluminum foam combined with a polymer that’s three times lighter than titanium. Thanks to these lightweight materials, the watch is designed to practically disappear on your wrist, and they also give it a finish unlike any other ticker in your collection (or anyone else’s).

The watch features minute, hour, and second hands, is water resistant up to 330 feet, and comes finished with a bold black and midnight blue strap. It also features a 50-hour power reserve, which guarantees you a comfortable two days of operation before you have to worry about winding it.

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Watches of the Week: Frederique Constant Flyback Chronograph Manufacture

In these days of artificial intelligence and cars that can (sort of) drive themselves, a stopwatch might not seem like much of a technological leap. But in the world of watches, making a reliable mechanical chronograph is a complex task—and the Frederique Constant Flyback Chronograph Manufacture watches bring a whole new level of technological prowess to the humble stopwatch function. Now’s a great time to add one of these timepieces to your collection: Frederique Constant has just released two Flyback Chronograph Manufacture watches in new colors, and both feature the brand’s innovative flyback mechanism.

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The flyback chronograph allows you to stop, reset, and restart a watch’s chronograph just by pushing a single button, instead of multiple presses. It was developed in the 1930s, and was especially useful in sports settings, where an observer needed to quickly keep track of lap times and other events. Inside the watch, a flyback traditionally relied on a set of column wheels to simultaneously stop, reset, and restart the chronograph.

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It’s a complex mechanism, and the designers at Frederique Constant worked for six years to simplify it. That work resulted in the remarkable FC-760 movement that powers the Flyback Chronograph Manufacture watches—it ditches the column wheels in favor of one single, star-shaped wheel. That creates a more streamlined movement, and by reducing complexity, makes the watch more efficient and reliable. Compared to other flyback watches, the single-wheel design represents a major improvement.

“What may seem like subtle change is in fact intensely technical,” said Men’s Journal Fashion Editor Kevin Breen, “and it’s these modifications that really enhance a brand’s value.”

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These two new timepieces add bold colors and materials to the Flyback Chronograph Manufacture collection. Both feature counters and faces that are different colors—a first for the series. The first timepiece, reference number FC-760NS4H6, comes with a navy blue dial, stainless-steel case, and silver indices and hands. The second, reference number FC-760CHC4H4, features a chocolate brown dial, rose gold case, and rose gold-plated indices and hands.

According to a Frederique Constant press release, the company opted for the two-tone styling to give these watches excellent legibility and a bit of a sportier feel than their counterparts. We definitely agree—they look great, and the colored dials really make the three smaller counters on each model stand out.

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You can’t go wrong with either of these timepieces. Both come dressed with baton-shaped indices and luminescent hands, are capped with sapphire crystal, and feature handsome alligator leather straps that match the dial colors. The large 42mm case makes a bold statement on the wrist, and thanks to its see-through case back, you can can get a peek at that innovative FC-760 movement.

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On top of that, they’re designed for great everyday wearability. They have a 38-hour power reserve for reliable timekeeping, come equipped with date by hand and tachymeter functions, and they’re water resistant down to 169 feet, so they can handle some exploring, too. But trust us, a watch this nice is not the one you want to take scuba diving.

[Blue dial: $ 4,237; Brown dial: $ 4,563,]

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Watches of the Week: The Luminox x Bear Grylls Collection Is Built to Keep You Alive in the Wild

With years of experience finding his way through some of the most unforgiving landscapes on the planet, Bear Grylls is definitely the kind of guy you want to take survival tips from—just ask any of his famous guest stars on Running Wild. So when he puts his name on a highly functional line of wristwatches, we’re definitely paying attention. The new Luminox x Bear Grylls watch collection marries Grylls’s sense of adventure with the storied watch brand worn by pilots, divers, U.S. Navy SEALs, and more. The result is a series of watches that are tough, feature-packed, and ready to go off the grid.

“I’ve been wearing Luminox since my early adventuring days, so it’s great to now be a part of the family,” Grylls said in a press release.

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The collaboration will include eight watches in total. The first six are being released today, and two more will launch in August of this year. No matter which one you choose, you’re in for a very rugged and dependable watch. All of them are water resistant up to 200 meters or more and available with cases made from Carbonox, a proprietary carbon-based material from Luminox that’s engineered to be ultra-durable and lightweight.

Of course, all the timepieces feature Luminox’s signature luminous dial indices, which use gas tubes to deliver a constant glow in any light condition, and they’re powered by Swiss-made analog quartz movements. In addition, all of the watches come with a Bear Grylls logo and his motto, “Never Give Up,” on the dial and the case back—a little extra motivation when you’re hoofing it up a mountainside (or just trying to get home from work).

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Watches of the Week: The G-Shock Camouflage Line Combines Toughness and Sleek Looks

Today, you can get your hands on the Luminox x Bear Grylls Survival 3740 Master Series, Survival 3720 Sea Series, and Survival 3780 Land Series, each available in two different versions. Rest assured, these are not your ordinary tickers. In addition to being rugged and durable, they’re packed with features to help you keep your bearings in the wild. Depending on which model you opt for, you can get features including chronograph functions, a compass attachment on the strap, a Morse code decoder, ruler, paracord straps, and a walking speed scale. You’d be hard-pressed to find such a deep roster of outdoors-oriented complications on any other watch. If you’re headed out for an adventure, you’ll definitely want one of these on your wrist.

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Watches of the Week: G-Shock Limited-Edition Camo Print

Since the release of its first watch back in 1983, G-Shock has built a global reputation for toughness. And if you look back on the history of the G-Shock line, it’s easy to see why. The sturdy timepieces were born out of Casio engineer Kikuo Ibe’s desire to build an unbreakable watch, and after an exhausting process of trial-and-error (he and his team would drop prototypes out of a third-floor window to test them), the first G-Shock watch, model DW-5000C, was born. That boundary-pushing spirit, and indestructible construction, lives on in the G-Shock GMWB5000TCM-1 and MTGB1000DCM-1, which are now available in a limited-edition camouflage print.

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The GMWB5000 takes the iconic squared-off Casio look and ups the ante with a lightweight, ultra-strong titanium case and band, and it features an STN digital display that delivers high contrast and visibility, even when viewed at severe angles. It also comes with several complications, including four daily alarms, 1/100th-second stopwatch, and a day/month display that can be programmed in multiple languages.

And you’ll never have to worry about adjusting this watch: With G-Shock’s Two-Way Time Sync, the watch can keep accurate time around the globe by connecting with an accompanying app and by linking up with radio transmitters worldwide. Plus, it’s solar-powered, so you won’t have to worry about the battery conking out while you’re off the grid.

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With its analog dial, the MTGB1000 has a more classic look, but it’s packed with tech and built to last. It features a stainless steel bezel and band and comes with exceptionally durable sapphire crystal glass over the dial, so it’s practically immune to bumps and scratches. Like the GMWB5000, it’s solar powered and uses Two-Way Time Sync for an accurate readout no matter where your travels take you. It’s a watch that looks great and can stand up to the rigors of daily wear, too.

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Whether you opt for digital or analog, both watches come with the legendary reliability and toughness that G-Shocks are known for. They’re water resistant up to 200 meters and engineered to resist shocks that would put other timepieces out of commission.

[GMWB5000TCM-1: $ 1600;]

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The Toughest Watches for Every Summer Adventure

These rough-and-ready watches combine sharp design, unbreakable materials, and high-tech features that will withstand any thumpings your weekend adventures dish out. Here are six of the coolest adventure watches you can buy this season.

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Bremont MBIII 10th

Only pilots who eject from a plane can get the MBI. Thankfully, the MBIII’s hardened steel case and antishock movement are easier to score.

[$ 5,595;]

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Marathon 194006BK GSAR

The U.S. military trusts Marathon watches for their magnetic, shock, and water resistance. The GSAR has the same guts, but a Swiss movement adds precision timekeeping.

[$ 1,380;]


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CASIO G-Shock Mudmaster

The Mudmaster’s carbon fiber case protects the sensitive thermometer, digital compass, barometer, and altimeter inside. But that’s the last line of defense: The watch’s guts are sheathed in resin to protect the metal movement.

[$ 350;]

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Filson Field Watch

Filson’s version of a field watch executes the basics—quartz movements, waterresistant stainless steel case, a scratchproof face—handsomely.

[$ 400 with orange strap;]

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Alpina Alpinerx

A tough smartwatch built for the wild: Its app tracks altitude, GPS, UV levels, temperature, and more.

[$ 995;]

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SEIKO SNJ025 Solar Arnie

The Seiko’s solar-powered movement won’t quit on you, and neither will the stainless steel and tough plastic body.

[$ 525;]

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The Best Dress Watches for Every Budget

For men, finding the right dress watch is similar to finding the right suit. It should fit you well, reflect your personal style, and elevate your look in formal settings. But even if you don’t put on a suit very often, having a solid dress timepiece is a must.

“Every man needs very few accessories to look great in a formal setting—but a dress watch is one of them,” says stylist and watch expert Paul Frederick. “Instead of the bells, whistles, and bulk that come with sportier watches, a slim, classic dress watch adds polish without stealing the show.”

Also like a suit purchase, doing your research before you make the plunge is critical. Here’s what you need to know when adding a polished dress watch to your time-telling arsenal.

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What Makes a Dress Watch
Most dress watches are recognizable by their slim profile and clean aesthetic, free of the many complications you’d find in a dive watch or a pilot watch. Many have a leather strap of some kind, be it calfskin, crocodile, or other exotic hides. However, there are some exceptions for finer steel bracelets, which typically give off a sportier vibe.

What to Look for in a Dress Watch
A dress watch should be around 40 millimeters in diameter or smaller. Look for a clean dial—darker is typically more formal—that’s simple and elegant but still eye catching. Unique leather straps will elevate your look, whether they’re embossed or real. Black and brown are the safe choices, but try a green or blue strap if you dare.

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What to Consider Before Buying
First, think about how often you’ll wear this watch, and let that dictate your budget. However, you don’t want to drop a grand or more for a watch that you’ll only wear with a suit. Consider buying a more casual bracelet or strap as well so you can swap it out for a more laid-back vibe.

And although there are tons of modern dress watches to choose from, don’t forget vintage options. They tend to be compact and easy to wear with more formal attire. Sites like Chrono24 and Tourneau are good places to start.

How to Wear a Dress Wristwatch
Fit is crucial with dress watches because you’ll often be wearing it with long sleeves. “The slimmer a watch, the better, as these watches need to fit under your tailored sleeve cuff,” Frederick says. If you get custom shirts made, tell your tailor which wrist you wear your watch on so they can leave more room in the cuff.

If you’re right-handed, your watch’s crown and part of the case should barely peek out when standing at rest. When you bend your elbow 90 degrees or more, your jacket and shirt should reveal your whole watch. If this isn’t the case, wear your watch and suit to your tailor, and they can adjust it accordingly.

But don’t worry too much about breaking any style rules. The most important thing is loving the watch you buy.

MVMT Atlas

Simple. Elegant. Affordable. These are three great virtues of any dress watch—all in one. Its sleek, minimalist dial and superthin bezel give it a simple feel that will look good with any outfit.

[$ 140;]

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Larsson & Jennings LJXII Norse Leather

This handsome, square-cased watch is a classic, timeless pick. Its gold roman numeral hour markers give it a sophisticated vibe, while the black case and bracelet lend a formal feel.

[$ 178;]

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Withings Steel HR

Who says a dress watch can’t also be functional? This sleek black dress watch doubles as a full fitness tracker that monitors seven metrics—including heart rate in the subdial—and comes in a dozen strap variations. 

[$ 179.95;]

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Tissot Heritage Visodate

Modern watches are great, but sometimes looking to the past is a surefire path to killer style. This vintage-inspired piece has an old-school vibe with modern details like a cool stainless steel mesh bracelet. 

[$ 350;]

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Timex American Documents 41mm Leather Strap Watch

As part of its new made-in-America line called American Documents, this watch from Timex is as classic as they come and features all-American parts and assembly (save for its ever-accurate Swiss movement).

[$ 495;]

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Martenero Kerrison

Meet the most affordable automatic movement you’ll find just about anywhere. For work, the weekend, or anywhere in between, this sharp watch is a solid choice. Bonus: You’ll never need to change a battery. 

[$ 595;]

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Movado Ultra Slim

Stand out in a sea of black suits and watches with this tonal watch that will show your style chops, while still maintaining an elegant vibe that will set your style apart from the pack.

[$ 695;]

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Shinola The Bedrock Chrono 42mm

As part of Shinola’s first dress watch, this model is one of the few on this list with an elegant chronograph. It also features a supple leather strap and subdials that track elapsed time—all made in Detroit.

[$ 900;]

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Hamilton Spirit of Liberty Auto

This classic dress watch celebrates Hamilton’s American heritage—it was founded in Pennsylvania in 1892—with an engraving on the leather strap that reads “without liberty, life is a misery.”

[$ 995;]

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Rado Diamaster Thinline

A quality watch should never lose its luster. This model uses a ceramic and metal alloy for its case, which will never fade. And its sapphire crystal will never scratch or scuff either. 

[$ 2,250;]

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Frederique Constant Slimline Power Reserve Manufacture

With a 28-jewel automatic movement, 50-hour power reserve, an elegant date subdial, and a navy crocodile leather strap, this show-stopping dress watch is the right choice when you mean business.

[$ 3,195;]

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Nomos Glaschuette Tangente Neomatik 41 Update Ruthenium

Known for its slender watches and modern aesthetic, Nomos Glaschuette makes standout watches with unique features like its date ring that uses two red dashes to frame the day’s date.

[$ 4,100;]

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Tudor Black Bay 41 S&G

With its sleek, classic dial and iconic snowflake hour hand, this Tudor watch is a smart choice for any guy. Its steel and gold design means it will go well with any black or brown suit you wear.

[$ 4,150;]

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Breitling Premier Automatic 40

Add a fun pop of color to any outfit with this bold blue automatic, which features an eye-catching croc strap and a convenient 38-hour time reserve, so you can always stay on time. 

[$ 4,200;]


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IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Edition “Le Petit Prince”

As part of its recurring Mark series, this IWC watch combines the brand’s pilot heritage with its elegant precision—all in a sophisticated blue-dialed timepiece that’s every bit as beautiful as it is accurate. 

[$ 5,150;]

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Omega Constellation Globemaster Co-Axial Master Chronometer

This watch is so insanely accurate, it was the world’s first Master Chronometer. Its signature pie-pan dial in blue is a nod to Omega’s first constellation design in 1952—and this model is just as cool.

[$ 6,900;]

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Rolex Datejust 36

Part mechanical marvel, part status symbol, Rolex watches are indelibly popular for a reason. This model is a certified chronometer rendered in steel and white gold with an understated 36-millimeter black dial to match. You simply can’t go wrong.

[$ 8,200;]

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Weiss Executive Issue Field Watch

Each of these 18-karat gold Executive Issue watches is made to order by founder Cameron Weiss and fitted with a shell cordovan strap that makes for an impressive watch befitting any executive, current or aspiring.

[$ 8,950;]


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Patek Philippe 5146J

If you want even more than the best, this is the watch for you. Aside from a case made from yellow gold, it has day, month, date complications, as well as an elegant moonphase complication. In short, it’s one of the most impressive dress watches money can buy. 

[$ 39,580;]

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5 Luxury Watches New for Spring 2019 That Are Totally Worth the Splurge

While there can be a fair amount of sticker shock when perusing for a new timepiece, consider it an investment you can pass down to future generations. Today’s pilot, diving, and chronograph watches are crafted to last a lifetime.

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Here are five of our favorites, all new for spring 2019.


Panerai Submersible Luna Rossa
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Panerai Submersible Luna Rossa-47mm Custom Gray Dial

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This automatic mechanical diving watch is made from the same near-bulletproof material comprising the hull of Luna Rossa’s AC75 (Panerai is their official sponsor for the 36th America’s Cup). At night, the hour markers and dots glow a luminous green.

[$ 21,600;]

Tudor Black Bay
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Tudor Black Bay

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Another handsome diving watch, Tudor’s Black Bay timepiece is waterproof up to 660ft. We especially love the burgundy fabric strap and polished satin finish of its case.

[$ 3,400;]

Breitling Superocean Héritage II Chronograph 44 Outerknown
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Breitling Superocean Héritage II Chronograph 44 Outerknown

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Stand out in Breathing’s steel and sapphire blue dive watch. It’s the perfect representation of the brand’s partnership with Outerknown—the sustainable apparel manufacturer—which just so happens to be co-founded by surfing juggernaut Kelly Slater. The strap is made from a special yarn crafted from nylon waste.

[$ 7,100;]

Omega Speedmaster CK2998
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Omega Speedmaster CK2998

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This sporty and timeless chronograph is a classic for Omega. The first iteration was released in 1959. The black, perforated leather strap; scratch-resistant crystal housing an anti-reflective finish; and pop of red on seconds hand make this one bold timepiece.

[$ 6,500;]

Zenith Pilot Cronometro Tipo CP-2 Flyback
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Zenith Pilot Cronometro Tipo CP-2 Flyback

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Another 60s throwback, this chronograph pilot watch is a stunner what with its brown nubuck leather strap and bronze-grained dial.

[$ 7,700;]

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Dream Watches: The Most Lustworthy Timepieces Every Guy Should Have in His Collection

Some watches are true icons of style. From functional dive watches to statement-making dress watches and classic pilot watches, here are three essential pieces that are particularly lustworthy, courtesy of Crown & Caliber’s client services manager, Nathan Nerswick.

Dive Watch: Rolex Submariner 114060

“There is no other dive watch,” Nerswick says. “Enough said.” This stainless steel Submariner 114060 with its classic black dial and bezel runs for about eight grand, but other Subs range in price from $ 6,000 all the way up to $ 26,000.

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Dress Watch: Patek Philippe Calatrava

“For a lot of people, Patek Philippe is the ‘grail,’ the dress watch, and the Calatrava has the perfect timeless understated style,” Nerswick says. This specific Calatrava, pictured above, comes with a price tag of $ 15,000.

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Pilot Watch: IWC Mark Series

If it’s a truly authentic pilot watch you want, check out this one, which was “worn by actual pilots,” according to Nerswick. “The IWC Mark series is rooted in the idea that form follows function.” And it’s yours for $ 3,500.

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Get Up to 77% Off Luxury Watches, Glasses and More in the Jomashop Easter Sale

If you’ve ever dreamed of owning brands like Breitling and Montblanc but figured they were out of reach, this is the opportunity of a lifetime. Jomashop is having a huge sale on a remarkable selection of watches and accessories through April 19 only, with markdowns up to 77 percent off.

From classic task watches to luxury timepieces, get over to Jomashop right now and take advantage of these amazing deals. You can also finance your purchase with Affirm and get a monthly payment that’s totally manageable. And for a timepiece that you’ll be proud to show off for the rest of your life, maybe even pass on to your kids? It might be a bargain you can’t afford to resist.

All Jomashop watches come with a warranty. And Jomashop understands this is a high-end purchase that you’re going to want to appreciate immediately. So the company offers free next-day air delivery on orders over $ 1,000. Just use the code FREENDA. (For orders under $ 1K, you can get the same next-day treatment for $ 25 with the same code.)

Jomashop has been in the retail and wholesale trade of luxury goods such as watches, fine writing instruments, accessories, crystal, and gift items for well over 25 years. It’s an established company that you can trust. To Jomashop this means providing a combination of competitive pricing, honest and reliable customer service 24/7/365, and a state-of-the-art, New York City-based fulfillment center capable of delivering products all around the world.

Get It: Check out all the great deals at the Jomashop Easter Sale today

Breitling Transocean Unitime Pilot 55% OFF

We love a dress watch that’s a bit sporty, and vice versa. A serious timepiece for the serious adventurer, it has a 46 mm. stainless steel case with fixed bezel that surrounds a black dial. Features include world time around the outer rim, three sub-dial chronos, luminescent hands and markers, a subtle Date display at 4:30, and Breitling calibre 05 automatic movement with a 70-hour power reserve. Model AB0510U6/BC26-439X-A20BASA.1.

Get It: Pick up the Breitling Transocean Chronograph Unitime Pilot for $ 4,995 (was $ 11,015) at Jomashop


Montblanc PIX Black Rollerball 27% OFF

The classic rollerball inspired by German Bauhaus architecture. It has a clean and modern silhouette, crafted in a black resin cap and barrel with platinum-coated trim and fittings. Make a statement.

Get It: Pick up the Montblanc PIX Black Rollerball Pen $ 190 (was $ 260) at Jomashop


Concord Impresario 71% OFF

This markdown is impossible to ignore. So is the timepiece: A flawless white mother of pearl dial with silver-tone hands and diamond hour markers is encased in silver-tone stainless steel. the 41 mm. case has astainless steel bezel and bracelet. Quartz movement. Sapphire crystal. Good heavens, it’s beautiful. Model 0320337.

Get It: Pick up this Concord Impresario Diamond Mother of Pearl Watch for $ 699 (was $ 2,400) at Jomashop



Breitling Avenger Blackbird 38% OFF

We love it: Breitling goes for rugged, and still manages to come out with a watch that’s drop-dead gorgeous. But the deal is impossible to ignore. A 48mm black titanium case with a rotating titanium bezel cradles black dial with luminous hands. 1/100th second markers surround the outer rim. It’s got automatic movement with a 42 hour power reserve, scratch resistant sapphire crystal, and a screw locked crown with two gaskets. And it’s a worker: water resistant at 300 meters / 1000 feet. Model: V1731010-BD12-100W-M20BASA.1

BONUS: Take an extra $ 700 off with the code MMBT700.

Get it: Pick up the Breitling Avenger Blackbird for $ 3,175 (was $ 5,105) at Jomashop


Montblanc Dark Havana Eyeglasses 74% OFF

Montblanc is more than just pens. These stylish specs are ready for your prescription lenses. They feature gold accents on the arms and a deep lustrous finish.

Get It: Pick Up Montblanc Dark Havana Eyeglasses for $ 100 (was $ 385) at Jomashop


Emporio Armani Classic 49% OFF

Classy but casual, this watch has a black-plated 41 mm. stainless steel case with fixed black-plated bezel and black leather strap. The dial is also black, with gunmetal hands and index markers. It has quartz movement and a scratch resistant mineral crystal. Water resistant at 30 meters/100 feet. Model AR1732.

Get It: Pick up the Emporio Armani Classic Black Dial Watch for $ 100 (was $ 195) at Jomashop



Breitling Chronomat Colt 28% OFF

We can’t resist a Breitling. This gorgeous piece features a 44 mm stainless steel case with a rotating stainless steel bezel. The blue dial with luminous silver-tone hands adds flair, and the stainless bracelet has a foldover clasp. Scratch resistant sapphire crystal has a screw-down crown; solid round case back. Water resistant at 200 meters. Features Breitling calibre 17 automatic movement. Model A17388101C1A1.

Bonus: Take an extra $ 300 off with code BT300.

Get It: Pick up this Breitling Chronomat Colt for $ 2,595 (was $ 3,620) at Jomashop




Montblanc Sartorial Leather Wallet 40% OFF

A Montblanc wallet from the Sartorial collection, crafted in full grain black leather. This wallet features six card slots, two compartments for cash, and two additional pockets. Also available in grey and indigo. 11 x 9 cm.

Get It: Pick up the Montblanc Sartorial Black Leather Wallet for $ 189 (was $ 315) at Jomashop


Armani Exchange Champagne 46% OFF

Opulence in effect. A|X delivers a 48 mm. gold ion-plated stainless steel case and bracelet, with a fixed ion-plated bezel. The deep-set champagne dial features luminous hands and index hour markers with minute markers around the outer rim. The three sub-dial chronograph displays 60 second, 60 minute, and 24 hour. Model AX1504.

Get It: Pick up the Armani Exchange Champagne Dial Chronograph for $ 135 (was $ 250) at Jomashop


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The Best Pilot Watches for Men

These days, guys may sometimes wear watches for show, but for the aviators over the past century, the timepieces made a real difference. Chronographs, tachymeters, and all the other complications you’ll find in the best pilot watches are time-tested tools for keeping an aviator in the air—but can also be useful in your everyday life.

“Pilot watches are one of the coolest gear watches because they have this rich history that’s dictated their design,” says the founder and CEO of watch retail site Crown & Caliber Hamilton Powell. Cartier created not only the first pilot’s watch, but one of the first-ever wristwatches—called the Santos—in 1904 for famous Brazilian pilot Albert Santos Dumont, who was struggling to read his pocket watch mid-flight. Unlike many round pilot watches today, it had a square bezel and Roman numeral hour markers. “Today, onboard computers take care of the necessity of the pilot watch, but the spirit hasn’t been lost,” Powell says.

But if you’re considering a pilot watch, there are a few things you should know before you buy. If you’re looking to use all of a pilot watch’s capability, consider one with a chronograph—a stopwatch function controlled by two pushers on either side of the crown. A tachymeter—denoted by small markers on the dial starting at 12:00—can help you read distance over time. Some digital watches also display altitude, temperature, and barometric pressure. If you’re looking for one that just looks great on your wrist, be sure to choose one with a diameter that isn’t wider than your wrist itself. Watches between 38 and 42 millimeters wide are a safe bet for most guys.

“These watches are casual enough for a T-shirt, but can also look great with a suit,” Powell says. “And they can easily showcase their personality at a glance.” If you often wear a button-up shirt, choose one with a slim case. Sportier watches with large cases and busier dials often look better with casual attire, while simple, slim watches with fewer complications are a safer bet when wearing a sport coat or a suit.

No matter how you wear them, scroll down to see our list of the best watches to consider—whether you’re looking for all the functionality or want one that has a pilot watch-inspired style—starting at under $ 200.

Michael Kors Jetmaster Black IP

If you’re looking for a watch that’s more jet fighter than propeller plane, this affordable blackout watch is a good option. Its three-hand movement, chronograph, and subdials give it a bold, technical feel that’s just as functional as it is badass.

[$ 130;]

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Timberland Richdale Watch

Is vintage more your vibe? Try this simple chronograph with an old-school seconds hand and sepia tone dial. Its features—dual time and date functions—are not only modern, but useful too.

[$ 169;]

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Hugo Boss Pilot Vintage

Classic and timeless are two traits to look for in any watch. This one is both. The blue dial and tan leather strap are a foolproof combination that will look just as good in a flight suit as it will a two-piece suit.

[$ 195;]

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Timex Waterbury Linear Chronograph

Need to time your plane’s fuel supply—or just want to time your kid’s track meet? This sharp watch has a linear chronograph with two unique subdials for an unexpected feel that’s reminiscent of a plane’s control panel. Even cooler: the under-$ 200 price tag.

[$ 199;]

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Avi-8 Hawker Hurricane

To commemorate RAF test pilot and mastermind behind the Hawker Hurricane fighter plane George Bulman, this watch features a cockpit-inspired design complete with a tonal roundel (the bullseye design found on WWII-era planes). It’s an affordable option that majorly upgrades your style game.

[$ 230;]

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Seiko Prospex SSG015

Want a watch that looks great and requires zero maintenance? This light-powered watch receives radio signals that automatically adjust its time, and a six-month reserve means you’ll never have to change the battery. Not bad.

[$ 476;]



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Bulova Lunar Pilot

Originally designed for the Apollo space missions, this has a chronograph-tachymeter combo for measuring time and distance, as well as a sapphire crystal that won’t scratch or crack under pressure. Wear it with a white tee or your best suit—it’s fit for every situation.

[$ 540;]

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Citizen World Chronograph A-T

This solar-powered chronograph has a built-in power reserve, automatically changes times when you enter a new time zone, and a smart perpetual calendar that accounts for the number of days in each month as well as leap years. The dial also features the insignia of famous jet fighters the Blue Angels.

[$ 540;]

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G-Shock GWRB1000-1A1

This carbon and titanium solar-powered watch can resist water, shock, vibration, and the centrifugal force fighter pilots experience. It also has tons of features like Bluetooth-enabled time updates to make sure you stay on track during your busiest days. 

[$ 800;]

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Shinola The Canfield Sport

Aside from its dashing good looks and a ceramic inlaid bezel, the Canfield tracks a second time zone by showing the day and month in the center of the dial and a fourth hand points to the date along the outer rim. It’s a showstopper of a wristwatch you’ll have a hard time taking off at the end of the day.

[$ 1,000;]

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Hamilton X-Wind Day Date

This handsome automatic has all the complications of typical pilot watches, but if you really want to, it also lets you keep your plane on the right track by calculating its draft angle when you enter your airspeed via the rotating external bezel. It also just looks really damn cool.

[$ 1,095;]


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Mido Multifort GMT

A GMT function is a bit of a status symbol among automatic pilot watches. This sleek automatic shows a second time zone via a red second hour hand and colorful hour markers—all with a polished steel bracelet.

[$ 1,250;]

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Alpina Startimer Pilot Vintage

This watch’s GMT function lets you track a second time zone by temporarily moving the hour hand. It’s encased in a steel case with a sharp copper-colored dial and illuminated hands for nighttime flights—or when your next dinner runs late.

[$ 1,395;]

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Garmin Marq Aviator

For the serious aviator or anyone just looking for a handsome wristwatch with serious tech, this watch has it all: a digital screen that reveals direct-to coordinates, a moving map, weather reports, heart rate and pulse monitor, flight plan and logging—and that’s just about half of them.

[$ 1,950;]




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Bremont Airco Mach 1

Consider it a mainstay of British aviation watchmaking: Bremont’s Airco automatic is a certified chronometer (a certification given to only the most exact movements) with a 38-hour power reserve to maintain the correct time.

[$ 3,895;]

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Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional

This iconic watch has a famous manual-winding movement. Why? Its creators needed to work in space. And while it’s not a traditional aviation watch per se—it has been present on all six lunar missions, meaning it can handle anything you throw its way.

[$ 5,350;]

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IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Spitfire

This watch, made by IWC—among the most iconic watches in aviation you could wear on your wrist—has a 46-hour Power Reserve, iron case for protection against magnetic fields, and a secured crystal that won’t be displaced by sudden changes in air pressure. In other words: It’s worth every penny.

[$ 6,250;]

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Breitling 8 B01 Chronograph 43 Curtiss Warhawk

This world-class Breitling is a must-have for any collector. It invokes the spirit of the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, an American fighter plane, which is emblazoned on its transparent caseback. Its sharp olive dial, red chronograph hand, and 70-hour time reserve make it the ideal pilot watch.

[$ 7,710;]

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The Best Dive Watches for Every Budget

Whether you’re looking to save or splurge on a new watch, the smart way to get your money’s worth is to find one that’s not only sharp, but versatile, too. If you’re not sure where to start, dive watches are always a smart choice. “They’re built to withstand the pressures of a deep-sea dive, but are often inspired by classic designs,” says watch expert and stylist Seth Howard. “So, they look just as good with a two-piece suit as they do with a dive suit.” Whether you’re looking for something sporty or sophisticated, we’ve assembled a comprehensive list of the coolest amphibious timepieces on the market—from most affordable ($ 100) to the most luxe (around $ 5,000).

Men’s Dive Watches for Every Budget

Timex Allied Coastline Dive Watch

This classic dive watch combines all the features you need—100-meter water resistance, a rotating bezel to track your oxygen, and INDIGLO backlight—with the sporty blue dial and sweat-proof fabric strap. Best of all, it’s under $ 100. [$ 99;]

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Hugo Boss Men’s Ocean Edition Dive Watch

If you’re more of a landlubber than an ocean explorer, opt for this watch that looks great with a casual denim jacket—or a polished wool top coat. The secret is the mesh stainless steel bracelet that’s sure to catch eyes and garner compliments at your next outing. [$ 245;]

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Nixon Descender Sport Dive Watch

Even the smallest innovation can make a watch stand out from the rest. This one packs a few: a hardened mineral crystal with anti-glare treatment, sweatproof thermoplastic strap, and a crown placed at 9 o’clock so it won’t hit your wrist when you’re breaking a sweat. [$ 350;]

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Luminox Navy SEAL Chronograph Dive Watch

This might be the most badass, functional watch on this list. But don’t take our word for it. Navy SEALs have been wearing Luminox watches for decades. Its carbon compound case is nearly indestructible, its crystal unscratchable, and its hour markers will glow for up to 25 years. [$ 495;]

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Mido Ocean Star Caliber 80 Titanium Dive Watch

Not only does this watch have a sweatproof orange rubber strap that pops on your wrist, it’s also one of the most affordable automatic watches out there. That means it’s powered by the movement of your wrist, so you’ll never need to replace the battery. [$ 1000;]

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G-Shock Master of G Dive Watch

Want to pack as many features into your watch as possible? Go digital. In addition to your standard complications, this shock-resistant, solar-powered model features key dive features like a digital compass, thermometer, and G-Shock’s first-ever depth gauge. [$ 1,050;]

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Oris Aquis Date Dive Watch

This sharp and sporty automatic dive watch has a classic stainless steel exterior and a modern blue dial. Its day/date corrector means constant adjusting your watch is a thing of the past, and it’s water resistant up to roughly 1,000 feet. [$ 2,000;]

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TAG Heuer Aquaracer Quartz Dive Watch

Equal parts polished and performance-focused, this dive-inspired chronograph will help you keep time with swagger. Its three sporty subdials give it a sharp, complex feel, and its bracelet has a built-in extension to help it fit comfortably over your suit—dive or not. [$ 2,200;]

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Seiko Prospex Dive Watch

Sure, people will notice this limited-edition watch’s stylish green dial and bezel, but what they won’t see at first glance are the scratch-proof, anti-reflective crystal, illuminated hands and hours indexes, or the 27-jewel, automatic movement with a 50-hour duration. [$ 3,250;]

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Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Dive Watch

This classic diver’s design was inspired by the very the first Tudor dive watches from the 1950s, with their signature snowflake hour hand and gold detailing on the dial. Bonus: It comes with your choice of stainless steel bracelet, brown leather strap, or black fabric strap. [$ 3,575;]

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Panerai Radiomir Black Seal Logo Dive Watch

First made for the Italian Royal Navy, Panerai watches are made with divers in mind. Its illuminated hour markers are plainly visible from any angle, and its large crown is easy to wind—even with a dive suit on. But fair warning, it’s 45-millimeter case is not for the faint of heart. [$ 4,300;]

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Bremont S500 Blue Dive Watch

Typically an aviation watch brand, Bremont has been making performance dive watches for the past decade, and they stand up to the very best in the industry. This model features a scratch-resistant case, anti-shock mount, and a movement so precise it’s a certified chronometer. [$ 4,495;]

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Omega Seamaster Diver 300m Dive Watch

You might recognize the Seamaster as the watch James Bond has worn in every movie since the mid-’90s. This version has a PVD ceramic case with engraved wave details, illuminated skeleton hands, and a helium escape valve to withstand even the deepest of dives. [$ 4,850;]

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Breitling Superocean Héritage II B20 Automatic Dive Watch

This automatic, 44-millimeter beauty’s design is brilliantly inspired by the original from 1957. Its precise movement makes it a certified chronometer, with your choice of classic stainless steel mesh bracelet or a sporty black rubber strap with easy-off folding clasp. [$ 4,885;]

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IWC Schaffhausen Aquatimer Automatic Edition “Expedition Jacques-Yves Cousteau Dive Watch

OK, so we’re technically cheating with the price of this one, but we couldn’t leave out this gorgeous timepiece made by IWC in partnership with the Cousteau Society. Not only does it look sharp as hell, but it’s built to perform with an automatic movement, chamfered dial, and a two-bezel SafeDive system. Additionally, part of the proceeds of each Cousteau watch go toward protected marine areas in the late diver’s honor. [$ 5,600;]

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The Most Ruggedly Handsome Watches to Invest in This Fall

Classic watch brands—like Breitling, Rolex, and Omega—have a long pedigree of looking sharp and working hard. Their watches have storied backgrounds, serving as timepieces for astronauts and race-car drivers alike.



40 Watches Your Grandkids Will Fight Over

If you’re looking for timeless investment pieces to upgrade your collection, here are four classics you should consider. They’re sharp yet durable, so they’ll stay in perfect condition when it comes time to pass down to your kid… if you can bear to part ways with ’em.

Breitling’s Navitimer

Breitling’s Navitimer was built to survive the ocean depths.

[$ 8,590;]

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Omega Speedmaster Apollo 8

Omega’s Speedmaster Apollo 8 is the first watch NASA sent to the moon. 

[$ 9,750;]

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Rolex’s Cosmograph Daytona

Rolex’s Cosmograph Daytona was created to help race-car drivers time laps at white-knuckle speeds. 

[$ 12,400;]

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Panerai’s Luminor 1950 Carbotech Submersible

Panerai’s Luminor 1950 Carbotech Submersible is made from nearly indestructible titanium.

[$ 17,100;]

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10 Watches You Can Wear to the Office and the Beach

It’s summertime again—unless you live in Australia—and beach-chic timepieces and watches are back in style.

13 of the Most Stylish Watches You Can Own Under $ 250

While you may not always have the means to escape the office for the beach, there’s no harm in at least giving the impression you’d be ready to swap out your business suit for a swimsuit if need be.


Here are 10 killer casual watches that are as summer-ready as you are.

Aquatico Automatic ST

Aulta Surf co-founder Marty Pomphrey makes watches for “cool surf dads” who’ve never given up on the dream. Featuring a Japanese Miyota automatic movement and scratch resistant sapphire crystal, the Acuatico is a stunning and sturdy timepiece that looks far more expensive than it is. A 40-hour power reserve paired with a water resistance of up to 200 meters makes the Acuatico Automatic the perfect amalgamation of work and not-work. [$ 250;]

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Spinnaker Croft Automatic

Taking its namesake from Robert Croft—the first man to free dive to a depth of 200 feet—the Spinnaker Croft Automatic is a stunning 43mm diver timepiece that exemplifies the beauty of nautical watches. A killer bezel and screw down crown are just some of the few details that class this watch up, while the Marine grade stainless steel alleviates the fears of those particularly clumsy Spinnaker customers. [$ 320;]

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AVI-8 Hawker Hunter

What a babe of a watch. It’s a bold statement to label a watch as both a “hurricane” and a “hunter,” but this thing deserves it. Whether you wear this to boost your sales or boost your sails, AVI-8 has mastered crafting the kind of watch that looks good against any backdrop. [from $ 210;]

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Official Hawaii Lifeguard Association Dive Watch

Yeah, it’s more than a catchy name. This watch was designed to fit the needs of the real-life  Hawaiian Lifeguard Association and follows suit with its dependability and sturdy scratch-resistant K1 hardened mineral crystal. Powered by a Japanese quartz movement and able to survive a dip of 200 meters, this is the watch for the guy who wears a swimsuit underneath the leisure suit. Come to think of it, that probably wouldn’t be too comfortable. [$ 250;]

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Komrade White Pointer

If you want indestructible, Komrade’s got ya covered. This thing is a beast: TA2 aerospace-grade 44mm titanium case, scratch-resistant sapphire glass crystal with anti-reflective coating, and water-resistant up to 1,000 meters. You’d have to try extremely hard to damage thing, which begs the question: What are you doing that’s so detrimental to watches? Be the envy of everyone—lawyers, doctors, lifeguards, whoever—with the Komrade White Pointer. [$ 699;]

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Momentum Torpedo Blast 44

Assembled by hand in Vancouver, Canada, the Momentum Torpedo Blast 44 is a feat in watchmaking and a testament to the talents of those who dedicate their lives to making your wrist look good. Not only are they vigorously tested (often dragged through the water, mud, and snow) but Momentum extends their warranty to six years when you send your watch for routine maintenance. [from $ 130;]

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Rado HyperChrome HyperChrome Captain Cook Automatic

Taking cues from the handsome minimalistic style of the early 1960s, the HyperChrome Captain Cook is a throwback to a sleeker time. Measuring in at 37.3mm, this timepiece is neither too big nor too small, but just about perfect in every way. Waterproof up to 100 meters, the limited edition watch is your ultimate work-to-swim accessory when sprinting from your tedious day job to the peaceful beach. Throw on your Rado, pop off your shirt, and ride the waves. [$ 1,900;]

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Zodiac Sea Dragon Deployant

Since the 19th century, Zodiac has practiced “precision, design, and craftsmanship” with their watches and aren’t about to let up almost 140 years later. This timepiece is sleek all over: stainless steel case, exhibition caseback, and C1 SuperLuminova hands and indexes, the Sea Dragon is a head-turner through and through. It’s the kind of watch that screams power and whispers, “but he also likes to have fun in the sun.” Water resistant up to 10 ATM, this is a watch you can bring with you everywhere you go. [$ 1,195;]

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Tudor Pelagos Diving Watch

They call this the “symbol of adventure” and that is spot-on. Well worth the $ 4,000 price-point, the Tudor Pelagos Diving Watch features a titanium winding crown with the trademark Tudor logo in relief, a graduated bezel available in ceramic matte blue or matte black, and power reserve of approximately 70 hours. A total beast through and through. Plus—if you’re a southpaw—you can now buy this watch in a left-handed version. [$ 4,400;]

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Martenero Edgemere

Inspired by a legitimate marine chronometer, the Martenero Edgemere is a timepiece absolutely dripping in naval history. With an etched nautical compass on the back and water resistance to 50 meters, this watch is ready to take a dive under the sea. [$ 550;]

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Movie Mama Watches ‘Beetlejuice’ For The First Time

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Do Yourself a Favor and Get One of Braun’s Minimalist Watches

Braun’s watches are stylish, affordable, and really good at keeping time. And since their introduction in the 1970s, they’ve been the standard bearer for a the kind of spare simplicity that helps them stand apart from the tricked out watches on the market today.

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The New Face of Watches

The smartwatch revolution forced traditional timepieces to get smarter, too, with innovative charging solutions, robust durability, and other useful new tricks to help on the road. Here are five watches you can buy now.

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Singer Austin Mahone Explains Why Guys Are So Obsessed With Watches

Though he’s only 21 years old, lately Austin Mahone has been thinking a lot about time.

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You Can Now Buy Some of the World’s Most Important Watches Online

There was a time where if you wanted to buy an Omega watch from the comfort of your own couch, your only options were vintage models sold through online watch exchanges or the swirling morass of eBay. And that time ended on Tuesday.

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There was a time where if you wanted to buy an Omega watch from the comfort of your own couch, your only options were vintage models sold through online watch exchanges or the swirling morass of eBay. And that time ended on

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Singer Austin Mahone Explains Why Guys Are So Obsessed With Watches

Though he’s only 21 years old, lately Austin Mahone has been thinking a lot about time.

Take, for instance, his hair. It’s been through countless iterations in the five years since he started releasing music (among

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Just in Time for Summer, 28 Stylish New Watches

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The platinum and diamond watch that F. Scott Fitzgerald gave his fiancée Zelda Sayre in 1920 did not measure her heartbeats or tally her burned calories. It cost $ 600, a fortune at the time, it was inscribed From Scott to Zelda, and the recipient, during one of the couple’s vicious arguments, threw it from a train window a few years later. (Think of it—walking along the tracks somewhere in the middle of nowhere, you might yet find this thing, or so I have always hoped.)

Wearing a little clock on your wrist in Zelda’s era was an indispensible tool—how are you going to show up for tea at the Biltmore or meet your beloved for an illicit dip in the Pulitzer Fountain if you don’t know what time it is? Now we have a perfectly reliable timekeeper in our phone, an instrument that is ever in our palms (even at funerals! At job interviews! Put that thing away!), which means that the wristwatch, in addition to marking the hours, must offer a whole lot more than mere ticking! It must be breathtakingly stylish, or at least wildly interesting—sure, it can bring us our emails, map the quickest route from the Louvre to Galeries Lafayette, and pay for our groceries, but will it give your chic twenty-first-century outfit a jolt, a bang, of pure delight?

Here our candidates for the toniest tickers, circa summer 2015.

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Milo Ventimiglia Watches ‘Gilmore Girls’ In Web Series, Declares ‘Rory Sucks’

File this under weird, meta and something we probably could have done without.

In a clip from the CW Seed web series “The P.E.T. Squad Files,” Milo Ventimiglia’s character Cash watches Rory tell Jess that she really doesn’t want to be with him on “Gilmore Girls.” Ventimiglia, of course played Jess on the CW series, which aired from 2000 to 2007.

“You guys watching Gilly Girls? I fucking love that show! Hey, Cash, that guy kind of looks like you,” his friend says in the clip, adding, “I took one of those personality tests, I’m like a classic Rory.”

“Rory sucks, bro,” Ventimiglia replies, which might be funnier if he and Alexis Bledel didn’t date in real life for three and a half years, or apparently have a tumultuous relationship of their own.

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Sarah Michelle Gellar & Selma Blair — Awesome Intentions!! Sucking Face While Reese Witherspoon Watches

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Fine Jewelry and Watches Get Awards Ceremony in Paris

GLITTER GALA: The National Jewelry Institute and The New School’s Parsons School for Design are joining forces to launch a new awards ceremony in Paris distinguishing the best pieces produced by leading fine jewelry and watch brands.
The winning designs are to be announced at a ceremony at the Hôtel Le Bristol on July 5, followed by a gala dinner at the Louvre museum the following day, scheduled to coincide with the start of Paris Couture Week.
The host committee of the event includes Francesca Amfitheatrof, design director of Tiffany & Co.; London-based jeweler Solange Azagury-Partridge; Paris-based jeweler Lorenz Bäumer; Pierre Hardy, creative director of fine jewelry at Hermès, and Bulgari creative director Lucia Silvestri.
Brands including Bulgari, de Grisogono, Dior, Hermès, Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co. are expected to attend the gala, presided by Prince Nikolaos and Princess Tatiana of Greece and Denmark. Renowned chef Éric Fréchon has been tapped to prepare the meal.
Around 35 watch and jewelry brands are to submit their fine jewelry and watch creations for review by a jury made up of Judith Price, president of the National Jewelry Institute; Joel Towers, executive dean of Parsons; Béatrix Saule, chief curator of the Palace of Versailles; Aymeric Zublena, president of the

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IWC Designs One-of-a-Kind Watches to Support Tribeca Film Institute

The limited-edition timepieces will be up for auction at Christie’s, with proceeds benefiting the non-profit arts organization.

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Sean Penn Reveals Why He Watches ISIS Beheading Videos: “We Are Not Seeing Enough of Real Violence”

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Best of Basel Roundup: 8 Great Watches to Spring Forward

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All of the newest tricked-out timepieces—oodles of complications (that’d be all that stuff on the face that doesn’t tell the time), tourbillons, et al.— made their debut in Basel last week, but the most elegant, eye-catching options focused on delicate dials, festive accents, and the merest dash of diamonds. Vogue Associate Accessories Editor Grace Fuller was on hand to survey the goods, and with these pieces due to arrive in stores soon, consider this your last excuse to ever be late. Follow along for the best and brightest arm-candy out there.

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