Best Automatic Watches Under £2,000

Automatic watches provide wearers with both comfort and convenience through their innovative movement mechanism.  It’s often perceived that because of this, you are expected to pay large sums for a good quality automatic watch. But that’s not true!  Here at Wallace Allan, we have a large selection of automatic timepieces from some of the biggest names in luxury watchmaking. And best of all, there are many models available to purchase for under £2,000.  Here are our best automatic watches within this price range…

Tag Heuer Formula 1 Calibre 5 

Price: £1,495 

Tag Heuer Formula 1 Calibre 5

 

Tag Heuer is a renowned Swiss luxury watchmaker. While models are typically on the pricier side, this particular watch is the perfect piece for anyone on a budget. 

 

From the brand’s Formula 1 collection, this watch takes inspiration from the world of motorsport in both design and functionality. The look of the watch is sporty yet sophisticated and it features functions including water resistance up to 200m and a date window. 

 

So, although the cost of the watch is lower than what is typical for the brand, you can be sure that style and performance are not lacking. 

Oris Big Crown Propilot Big Day Date 

Price: £1,450 

 

Oris Big Crown Propilot Big Day Date

 

Another famous Swiss watchmaker, Oris, is known for its affordability when compared to others from the same location. Nonetheless, you can expect nothing but quality from Oris watches

 

This model is a tribute to the brand’s strong connection to the skies, and notably its contribution to the aviation watch market, which has spanned over 70 years.

 

The watch collection was born to satisfy the demands of fighter pilots, meaning the features of this watch are second to none when it comes to sky-bound performance. 

 

For instance, the large watch dial paired with clear numbering and time markers ensure the watch is easy to read in all situations. This is only reinforced by the SuperLuminova coating of the hands and dial details. 

Oris Big Crown Pointer Date

Price: £1,350 

 

Oris Big Crown Pointer Date

 

Another from Oris and its Big Crown family. This model of automatic watch has won a place on this list for not only its quality and performance, but also its unique look. 

 

Notably, the red watch dial is punchy yet subtle enough to go undetected unless the wearer really wants it to be seen. The coloured dial is complemented perfectly by the red-tipped date hand, which indicates the date via a measure located around the dial’s edge. 

 

Paired with the silver steel bracelet, the watch screams sophistication and class but at a price point that won’t leave you doing the same. 

Oris Artelier Skeleton Watch 

Price: £1,850

 

Oris Artelier Skeleton Watch

 

You can really learn how the automatic watch movement works with this timepiece. This is the first in Oris’ Artelier line that permits a view of the watch in action through its skeleton design element.

 

With its secrets out in the open for all to see through the dial, the quality of this watch has to be high. And Oris has certainly ensured just that. 

 

Whether you’re fascinated by the mechanics, or simply like quirker pieces, this watch will not disappoint from both a design perspective and financially. 

Oris Aquis Titanium Date 

Price: £1,800

 

Oris Aquis Titanium Date

 

The Oris Aquis line is an exceptional collection of diving watches. This model includes all the features of the classic watches in the collection, such as water resistance up to 300m, date display window and reliable performance. 

 

What sets this watch apart however, is its material composition. The case and bezel of this model have been crafted from lightweight titanium, which makes the watch more hardwearing. It also affords it a darker, more interesting tone, in comparison to the polished silver of traditional steel cases. 

 

So, not only do wearers get exceptional performance at an affordable price tag, they can also have watch that is more robust and longer lasting.

Longines Spirit Automatic Chronometer 

Price: £1,750

 

Longines Spirit Automatic Chronometer

 

Longines is another luxury watch brand that is known for its pioneering spirit. This watch is from the collection that pays tribute to exactly that. 

 

Although an aviation watch by design, this timepiece boasts quality functionality in air, on land and in the sea, with complications including water resistance up to 100m, a date window and luminescent watch hands and hour markers. 

 

While the watch is traditional in design with its brown leather strap, its chronometer certification only demonstrates its suitability as an innovative timepiece for any modern day wearer. 

 

For a price well under £2,000, the watch offers everything from precision and accuracy right through to history and heritage. 

The Longines 1832

Price: £1,800 

 

The Longines 1832

 

This Longines watch is from a collection that pays homage to the brand’s beginnings. 

 

Aesthetically, this watch represents the very values and virtues that have sat at the core of the brand since it was established. In terms of functionality, however, this timepiece couldn’t be more modern. 

 

Powered by exclusive Longines movement mechanisms that have been developed and honed over the brand’s long history, you can expect nothing but high quality performance and reliability from this watch. 

 

And that’s not all, this watch also features a moonphase measurement function that is displayed at the 6 o’clock point on the dial. 

And, to think you get all this for under £2,000!

Longines Master Blue Steel Watch 

Price: £1,540

 

Longines Master Blue Steel Watch

 

Watches in this collection haven’t been given the name “Master” for no reason. Rather, their look, function and history all afford them the superior title. 

 

The real charm of this model is its beautifully understated nature. While the blue dial might seem a daring choice for some, its muted tone makes it wearable and sophisticated. 

 

This is complemented perfectly by the shiny silver steel bracelet and minimal baton hour markers. 

 

As well as design, you can also expect time keeping excellence from this watch with its robust Swiss automatic movement mechanism.

Gucci G-Timeless Two Tone Automatic 

Price: £1,600

 

Gucci G-Timeless Two Tone Automatic

 

Watches from Gucci’s watch collection are relatively reasonably priced, especially in comparison to the brand’s other fashion and accessory items. 

 

But despite their significantly lower price tag, their luxury look and feel have not been compromised. This particular model is evidence of exactly that. 

 

It’s the gold details throughout the bracelet, on the bezel and on the dial that give this watch a look of luxury. The bee, star and tiger motifs are symbolic to the brand while the Swiss watch movement that powers the timepiece awards it some ground to stand on in the world of automatic time keeping. 

 

Ultimately, this watch offers the perfect combination of style and performance, at a price of under £2,000. 

Gucci G-Chrono Black Dial 

Price: £1,200

 

Gucci G-Chrono Black Dial

 

Another watch from Italian luxury designer, Gucci. From the G-Chrono collection, this watch is defined by the unique G shape of the bezel. This offers it a contemporary design and makes it the perfect timepiece for anyone looking for a quirkeir item. 

 

Like many of the brand’s watches, this model is powered by Swiss movement. Its chronograph functionality, however, is a less common feature of its watches, but enables this one to be more widely used and practical for sporting situations. 

 

With design features that are second to none in luxury fashion, and additional watch functions, it may come as a surprise that this model is available to purchase for under £2,000! 

 

Discover more automatic watches at Wallace Allan today. 

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