Top 12 Luxury Watches for Stylish Men 2019

Today I'm going to introduce you to some luxury watches that are on my wish list. It's very much an aspirational thing to be able to afford a luxury watch. Whilst a watch doesn't define you, it can certainly communicate a message that you're serious about your appearance. Plenty to get through so let’s get into it.

 

Omega Seamaster 300m 

The Omega Seamaster is arguable one of the most iconic dive watches of all time. This particular Seamaster is a tribute to the brands maritime legacy. Various incarnations of the Seamaster 300m have been worn by James Bond, starting with Pierce Brosnan in Goldeneye who wore the Seamaster Professional (both quartz and automatic) throughout his tenure.

Bond 25 will mark the 25th anniversary of Omega’s involvement with the James Bond franchise. 

All the watches I am listing can be found through Watchfinder who are the proud sponsors of this post. All their watches have a 12-month warranty and are put through vigorous accuracy and authenticity checks.

PRICE £2,550 

Breitling Navitimer 01

I could look at the dial face on this Breitling Navitimer 01 watch for hours. Quite happily. It has that energy, that look of a watch that you want to live in. If there was a Honey I shrunk the Blogger movie, I'd want to be the leading shrunken man and I'd want to run around inside this watch. The bezel has this cog-wheel texture that gives it this industrial hyper-masculine sensibility. 

PRICE £5,250

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Grande Date

I class the Jaeger watches as the haute couture of watches. What do I mean by that? I don't really know. But they have an irrepressible flair. Many brands have attempted to replicate that elongated bezel with concave striped silver chassis. To no avail. There's only room for one maestro in this division. 

PRICE £6,750


IWC Big Pilots

I will be touching on a more ostentatious IWC watch later in the blog. For now feast your eyes on this Big Pilots watch. Notice the sub-dial on the 3 O'clock position that tells you when your movement is in need of some juice. Dig that. 

PRICE £7,395



Bremont DH-88

My new best pals, Bremont. So kind of them to invite me to the Henley Regatta a few weeks back. You can read about my day out and a brief history on Bremont on a separate post here. There's a wonderful blurb about the history and the inspiration behind this watch on the Watchfinder site. Bremont are a very romantic brand. I'm slightly infatuated with them right now. 

PRICE £7,500

Omega Speedmaster Missions

We spoke about the moon landings before. You know I'm obsessed with all that right now. We haven't been back to the moon since 1972. Do you know why? Yes money, back in the day it cost something like 4 billion USD to get on the moon. The Vietnam War kicked off and things just got shelved. But largely people just lost interest. Can you believe that? 

So this Speedmaster Mission is one of a 22-piece limited edition commemorating the 40th anniversary of its legendary Moonwatch. 

PRICE £7,650

Hublot Classic Fusion

We're going through the gears now. Into the 5 digit category. This Hublot Classic Fusion speaks to me. It has that aforementioned aspirational elegance. Cleaner face, deft minimalism, no pretence, no chi-chi. 

PRICE £10,950 

Rolex Datejust 41

Can you believe we have gotten this far without mentioning a Rolex watch yet? This has a sparse, almost supernatural feel to this watch. If those protesters camping outside Area 51 right now broke through the fences, found an orgy of alien autopsy reports and discovered this Rolex watch was delivered to earth as an offer of peace from an extra-terrestrial being; I wouldn't be a bit surprised. 

PRICE £8,925 

Rolex Submariner

I'm going to slide in the Submariner 5513 here surreptitiously. It really is the watch that got me into watches. Bond fans will recognise this watch from Live and Let Die. "Pure magnetism darling". 

PRICE £10,950 

Rolex Daytona

Confession, this is not really my style. The watch is of course beautiful, but not one I would normally gravitate towards. That said I’m a huge race fan. Love the F1, love Stock Car racing (yes I’ve seen Days of Thunder and Talladega Nights way too many times) and the Daytona 500 is the tip of the spear when it comes to NASCAR. If money was no object I'd be the proud owner of this Daytona Watch

PRICE £12,650

IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar

There is something about brown alligator leather over silver bezels and dial faces. Arabic Silver to be precise. It's just a gorgeous combination, they saddle so well, it's the ornate-embodiment of class. 

The moon phase dial; often times I see this on the underside of the centre pin. Here it's in the treble twenty range, to use a darts analogy. It's prouder, its confident. This IWC watch will be the real show pony in my watch drawer someday. 

PRICE £17,500

Patek Philippe Grand Complications

This isn't a watch this a lifetime achievement award. I picked this Patek Philippe because you need to see what a luxury Rose Gold watch should look like. So often I'm seeing Kickstarter brands use Rose Gold to offer the verisimilitude of luxury, but this is the real deal. 

I love the brown sun-brushed dial face that gives it an exotic unquantifiable quality. As Patrick Bateman would say, 'something illusory'. He would also ask people to not touch the watch. I'd hire my own bouncers if I were to wear this out in Clapham. 

PRICE £47,500

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Introducing the 30 Piece Limited Edition Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Night & Day Watch

“Luxury” is a term that is sometimes overused in the world of horology, yet if there is one timepiece that truly holds this meaning, it has to be the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso. Originally designed in 1931, the Reverso is a pure Art Deco watch. It was born in a period where design and functionality were combined, therefore the Reverso became an incredibly desired watch, which still stands today!

To mark the 85th anniversary of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso collection, The Watch Gallery and Jaeger-LeCoultre have collaborated to create the exclusive Grande Reverso Night & Day Q380848L. There are only 30 pieces available in this limited series, which makes wearing this particular Reverso even more special. It is such an elegant watch with a stunning blue lacquered dial and blue alligator strap, which represents the colour of The Watch Gallery brand.

When looking for a timepiece, I believe it should enhance your own personality and style. As I am a big fan of a well tailored suit, I usually pick a fine dress watch to match. However I feel sometimes a watch does not need to be only an addition to an outfit, but an accessory that really stands out. Priced at over £8000, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Night & Day would be at the luxury end of my watch collection, but it really does epitomise quality. With so much history, it is a watch to aspire to have. While originally created for sportsmen, the Reverso took on classic deigns of the Art Deco period and rapidly adorned the wrists of trendsetters over the years.

I love the design of the watch, but the iconic reversal aspect is particularly important to look at. Jaeger-LeCoultre created its swivelling case to design a watch that polo players could wear, without having to worry that the glass on the front of their watches would be ruined during play. Whilst that is definitely something I don’t have to worry about, it started numerous possibilities that have not become boring even after all this time! The design did not only encapsulate perfectly the era's obsession with Art Deco, it also created a personal touch due to the undecorated back. Very often the Reverso would be engraved by clients, and I can really see this appeal.

While the face is hidden, it looks like the perfect accessory for any man that appreciates style and fashion. I enjoy finding hidden gems in life, whether that is a travel destination, menswear or interior design brand. That is why I especially like the reverse feature. It is a hidden gem, as well as a conversation piece. I feel I could wear the exclusive Reverso for numerous occasions, to pair with so many different styles. It is obvious when a suit is of high quality, and I think navy blue is a colour that most people can pull off well. It helps that the distinctive blue colour of the watch highlights the Reverso’s understated luxury. I have been really impressed by this stunning timepiece, so if you can get your hands on one, I would really go for it…it really is a wearable investment!

Since the 1st February the Reverso Night & Day has been exclusively available by The Watch Gallery. You can also check out the Watch Gallery’s stores at One Hyde Park, Selfridges, Covent Garden, House of Hanover, Westfield and online at http://www.thewatchgallery.com

This post was created for Jaeger LeCoultre in Collaboration with The Watch Gallery, monetary compensation was provided.