Different types of luxury watches for men
Depending on your attire for the day, you can pick a different type of watch every day. For the days when you would like to dress up for a meeting, a dress watch can accompany you. Similarly, for various events, there are different types of watches. From one watch type to another, everything can differ. This includes the dial, case, bracelet, and more.
- Dress watch
- Dive watches
- Pilot watches
As the name suggests, dress watches are timepieces designed to complement your attire. Generally, these watches are small, refined timepieces with clean and simple dials. They are usually paired with leather straps as opposed to bracelets.
That is the case for dress watches in general. When it comes to luxury dress watches, they take it up a notch by offering them precious metals like gold or platinum. In the luxury watches for men space, some of the more popular dress watches include the Rolex Day Date, Patek Philippe Calatrava, Cartier Tank, and Vacheron Constantin Patrimony, among others.
Chronographs, also known as racing watches, are one of the most popular types of watches. This is because these watches are generally beefier than other watches. Moreover, they feature nice-looking dials with sub-dials offering the user to time things down to milliseconds.
One of the most popular chronograph watches has to be the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona. Some of the other popular Chronographs include the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph, Omega Speedmaster, and more.
Rolex Oyster was the first watch to feature water resistance and it was a game changer. That opened doors for many things, including dive watches. Since then, dive watches have only gained popularity. They not only offer more durability but also look good on the wrists of both men and women.
There are plenty of popular luxury dive watches available in the market. The one that has been in demand the most is the Submariner. It is a watch that almost every watch collector either has or has owned at least once in their lifetime. Among other popular dive watches sits names like the Rolex Sea Dweller, IWC Aquatimer, and Breitling Superocean.
Pilot watches were originally designed as tool watches to help the ones in the aviation industry. These watches usually had larger cases and offered more legibility on the dial. Some of these watches also come with the GMT functionality that allowed pilots to keep track of two time zones simultaneously. Today these watches are not just being used by pilots but have also been a popular choice among everyone.
As soon as a watch aficionado hears the word ‘Pilot watch,’ it immediately reminds them of the Rolex GMT Master II Pepsi. The iconic watch features a red and blue bezel and it is one of the most popular watches in the Rolex catalog. There are also other watches that one can look at in this category. These watches include the IWC Big Pilot and the Breitling P-51 Mustang Pilot.
Best watches for men
- Rolex Cosmograph Daytona
- Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5167R
- Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Jumbo
- Rolex Day Date Platinum
- Cartier Santos
- Richard Mille RM 67-01
- Rolex GMT Master II
Rolex Cosmograph Daytona
Rolex Cosmograph Daytona is an immensely popular timepiece with all its variations going for a premium on the secondary market. The models that have drawn the most attention include the Paul Newman Daytona, John Mayer Daytona, and the Rainbow Daytona. The Panda Dial and the Chocolate Dial models of the Daytona are also quite popular.
Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5167R
Patek Philippe Aquanaut is a more contemporary and sportier take on the Nautilus lineup. The Aquanaut 5167R is a rose gold timepiece featuring a sapphire-crystal case back and can withstand 120 meters of water. It has a chocolate brown “tropical” strap with a fold-over clasp.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Jumbo
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak was designed by Gerald Charles, the same person who designed the Patek Philippe Nautilus. The “Jumbo“ just takes the aesthetics of a Royal Oak to a whole new level. The timepiece features a steel case and bracelet and it comes with the iconic “Petite Tapisserie” dial. It is one of the best luxury watches for men in existence.
Rolex Day Date Platinum
Rolex Day Date, popularly known as President Rolex, is a prestigious watch to own. The watch has a rich history. Moreover, the watch has been seen on the wrists of some of the most influential people. While the whole Day Date lineup is filled with impressive combinations, the one that truly stands out is the Platinum Day Date with the Ice Blue dial.
Cartier Santos is pure beauty and a true inspiration to the watch world. Unlike other watches on the list, this one features a square dial. It has an iconic design that holds a long heritage. Also, the watch offers a great blend between a dress watch and a sports watch.
Richard Mille RM 67-01
Richard Mille watches are appreciated well enough for their out-of-the-world craftsmanship. The RM 67-01 is no different. The timepiece features a skeletonized automatic-winding movement with hours, minutes, date, and function indicators. Made from grade 5 titanium, the watch also offers a great level of rigidity.
Rolex GMT Master II
Rolex GMT Master II holds a special place in the hearts of watch enthusiasts for all the right reasons. The timepeice has been around for several years now and it has only improved since its release. The watch is available in different bezel color combinations and has a nickname for each of those. A green-black bezel GMT Master II is referred to as the Sprite whereas the black-blue bezel model is called the Rolex Batman.