3 Coolest Watches That Need Your Attention

Men love watches. As a result, we’ve compiled the coolest watches for men. To determine the best of the best, we focused on precision, durability, and ultimately, the ability to make the wearer the envy of all his friends.

Hublot Classic Fusion Ceramic King Gold Watch

Fit for a king, Hublot’s Classic Fusion Ceramic King watch features the brand’s famous natural rubber strap to ensure luxurious comfort. It is accompanied by a black ceramic case and 18k rose gold bezel, hands, and hour markers. As the official timekeeper of Ferrari, as well as the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cup, Hublot’s watches are renowned for their precision. Combining sophisticated design with accuracy and efficiency, the watch uses an automatic movement to measure the date, hour, minute, and second. Highly versatile and durable, it additionally features a scratch resistant sapphire crystal dial and is water resistant to 50m. For a final touch, the case back is transparent to allow watch lovers to admire the smooth mechanics within.

Rolex Sky-Dweller ref. 326139

2012 marked the first time in a generation Rolex released an entirely new creation out into the world- Rolex Sky-Dweller. Blending mechanical sophistication with ease of use, the replica Rolex Sky-Dweller is a technological masterpiece. The Sky-Dweller ref. 326139 hits a pleasing balance between the unusually eye-catching and the modestly restrained. Crafted in white gold, the satin black dial and ivory white GMT disc version was released in 2014. The sober design is perfectly suited to the formality of its black leather strap. With it, the watch loses much of its sportier feel, and adds more class style to the watch. The monochromatic face is given just the subtlest pops of color in the red outline of the inverted triangle above the sub dial, and in the month indication apertures around each of the hour markers.

Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Oro Rosso PAM00684

Among watch enthusiasts and collectors, Panerai is a well known brand, although the brand may not be very well known to most people.  In this piece, Panerai translates the Submersible aesthetic into solid gold and reduces the case size to 42 mm. This watch is the luxury version of the PAM00682, with a lower water resistance – 100 metres. The self-winding P.9010 movement has a power reserve of three days, and provides the stop-second function. The strap in corrugated rubber has a buckle in red gold. The strap can be detached by the user as the bars are screwed. Price €25,900, limited edition of 250 pieces, available from July 2017.

3 Best Black & Gold Watches of All Time

With their classic and rich look, gold watches have made them one of the most popular men’s watches around.  When paired with black features,  it’s a timeless combination that will never go out of style. It matches (almost) any suit, and using gold as an accent makes a luxurious statement without coming across ostentatious. Here we take a look at 3 of the best black & gold watches that every man should own.

Rolex Cellini 50525 Multiple Time Zone Watch in 18K Rose Gold

The Cellini may just be one of the most stylish Rolex watches ever made. The label touts the collection as a contemporary celebration of classicism and the eternal elegance of traditional timepieces. This model sticks to that refreshed heritage aesthetic and features an 18k rose gold case and black alligator leather band. Its dial is a sharp black design with stick markers and features a subdial for a secondary time zone display. On top of that, this polished and sophisticated piece of design boasts the high standard of perfection for which Rolex is known with a Swiss automatic movement and 50 metres of water resistance.

Vacheron Constantin’s Malte watch in pink gold

Most classic men’s three-hand quality replica watches come in round cases, which is why I love the curvaceous contours of  Vacheron Constantin’s Malte watch. Introduced in 1912, the tonneau-shaped (or barrel-shaped) case is the genetic marker of the Malte collection. In rich pink gold, the slate-coloured dial is of elegance and understated refinement. The two gold Roman numerals and the hour markers are calibrated at different lengths to hug the curves of the case and draw the eye towards the exterior. Presented on a black alligator strap with a pink gold buckle, this is a classic watch for gentlemen who appreciate the finer things in life.

Cartier Santos 18k Gold Men’s Watch

Cartier watches are universally known to be very elegant and dressy looking, whose purpose is to produce exquisite, tasteful and elegant timepieces and jewelry. This sophisticated Cartier Santos timepiece combines an 18k rose gold and titanium case with a statement black leather band. Finer details include a contrasting black dial, as well as rose gold Roman numeral hour markers and luminous dagger shaped hands. Powered by a Swiss automatic movement, this collector’s piece is also highly durable. As a result, it features a scratch resistant sapphire dial window and is water resistant to 100m.

TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300m Quartz Watch In 43mm Case

TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300m Quartz Watch In 43mm Case


TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300m Quartz Watch In 43mm Case Watch Releases


While the headlines at SIHH 2017 are more or less dominated by incredible complications and equally incredible price tags, it’s nice – almost refreshing – to find that some brands like TAG Heuer haven’t totally abandoned accessibility and are still committed to producing a quality “gateway drug” into watches. And while that drug may differ for nearly every type of watch collector out there, it’s safe to say that there are still a good many of them whose first “nice Swiss watch” is powered by the approachability and simplicity of a quartz movement. For this latter group of watch fans (or anyone chasing the convenience of an attractive, well-made “grab-and-go” watch), TAG Heuer continues to support its popular and economical quartz line by introducing some exclusive color treatments and a 43mm case to its perennially capable Aquaracer line.


TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300m Quartz Watch In 43mm Case Watch Releases


It’s worth noting that if we go all the way back to the humble origins of TAG Heuer’s signature dive watch, remember that its debut in 1982 wasn’t powered by an automatic movement, but a quartz one. And ever since, TAG has been consistently offering quartz options within the collection, even while other luxury brands like Omega quietly phase out much of the variety of their own quartz selections. TAG’s commitment has been admirable, but it also serves as a proof point that not only is there still demand, there’s enough demand to warrant growing the TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300m quartz collection from its single 41mm offering to a trio of 43mm offerings that more closely mimic the design language found on the line’s premium selections (in the past, the quartz and automatic variants were given dramatically different design executions).


TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300m Quartz Watch In 43mm Case Watch Releases


Speaking of premium, the automatic TAG Heuer Caliber 5 Aquaracer 300 starts at around $2,400. So to bring the price down well below the $2k mark, TAG Heuer had to do more than just swap out the movement – for this iteration, the bezel is now anodized aluminum (instead of ceramic) in either black, or cheerful hues of red or blue. The magnifying cyclops is also omitted from the crystal, and the dial loses its luminous seconds hand and textured “shutters” in favor of a clean sunburst effect. The end result is undoubtedly much cleaner and simpler, yet still faithful to the Aquaracer collection’s DNA through the preservation of the bold handset and applied indices, screw-down caseback with diver’s helmet engraving, and the six grippy studs on the bezel – all of which have become semi-permanent hallmarks of the collection.


TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300m Quartz Watch In 43mm Case Watch Releases



TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300m Quartz Watch In 43mm Case Watch Releases


Now, though we obviously have yet to crack one of these Aquaracers open, we’d wager that TAG is sticking with the Ronda 6003 movement that it’s been using for the past few years in this collection. Granted, the 6003 is a far cry from a Grand Seiko 9F, but it’s still a repairable, gold-plated movement with four jewels that should provide its owner with a lifetime of reliable, worry-free wear, with around 40 months between battery changes.


TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300m Quartz Watch In 43mm Case Watch Releases


As with many brand-new releases, pricing has yet to be officially confirmed, though we’d wager the price for the 43mm TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300m Quartz should be somewhere in the neighborhood of its 41mm companion currently available, which starts at $1,600. It’ll be available in three variants: red (ref. WAY101B.BA0746), blue (WAY101C.BA0746), and black (WAY101A.BA0746). tagheuer.com

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Chronometer Watches For 2017

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Chronometer Watches For 2017


Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Chronometer Watches For 2017 Watch Releases


Known as the dressier alternative to the professional dive watches in the Omega Seamaster line, the Aqua Terra collection has long served largely as Omega’s straightforward, time-only option with aquatic capability. New for Baselworld 2017, the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Chronometer collection introduces three new pieces that feature subtle changes in aesthetics as well as minor tweaks to the overall design.


Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Chronometer Watches For 2017 Watch Releases



Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Chronometer Watches For 2017 Watch Releases


Certain updates are common to all three of the new Aqua Terra models. First, the teak dial concept, which Omega states is intended to allude to the teak decking on luxury yachts, is now oriented horizontally as opposed to vertically. Also, the date window has been moved from three o’clock to six o’clock, as an homage to the original Seamaster Automatic Calendar from 1952. The new dials also feature less text leading to a cleaner appearance. In addition to these dial layout changes, the case itself has been reshaped and the crown is now a slightly conical shape inspired by the wave edge design found around the exhibition sapphire crystal on the updated caseback (that we, unfortunately, don’t have images of yet).


Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Chronometer Watches For 2017 Watch Releases



Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Chronometer Watches For 2017 Watch Releases


The first of the new men’s Aqua Terra series has a 41mm stainless steel and 18k Sedna gold case with a silver-toned dial and black outlined luminous hands and indices. This model also sports a brand new fitted strap with a Sedna gold center link. The second new Aqua Terra is a 41mm stainless steel model with a silver-toned dial with black outlined luminous hands and indices as well as orange highlights throughout. This model will come on a brown leather strap with a deployant clasp. The last of the new Aqua Terra series is a 38mm blue-dialed stainless steel model with rhodium plated luminous hands and indices. This model features a newly redesigned, fitted bracelet intended to better suit wearers with smaller wrists.

The new models are now powered by either the Omega Master Chronometer Caliber 8800 or 8900 which are both coaxial escapement, silicon balance spring-equipped, Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS)-certified movements with 55 and 60 hours of power reserve, respectively.


Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Chronometer Watches For 2017 Watch Releases


In addition, Omega have promised a staggering thirty new ladies Aqua Terra models in 38mm, 34mm, and 28mm with the larger two case sizes also utilizing the Master Chronometer Caliber 8800. Although the changes in the Aqua Terra range are largely minor and cosmetic, Omega have subtly redesigned key elements like the case and bracelet and provided an upgraded movement across the Aqua Terra series to create a modernized take on one of their core offerings.

The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Chronometer collection will range in price from 5,000 CHF for the stainless steel models to 7,400 CHF for the stainless steel and Sedna gold model. omegawatches.com