13 Classic Men’s Watches You Should Have in Your Collection
The thing with watches is that you can never have enough. You buy one and you simply need another. And in this way, collections grow. But we understand why. Watches are the perfect accessory for almost every occasion, event, look and outfit so you need to make sure you’ve covered all the bases in your collection. Here are 13 classic men’s watches you really shouldn’t miss…
While you may have a Tag Heuer watch in your collection already, this limited edition model pays homage to the brand’s original 1963 Carrera design, which was inspired by the famous adrenaline fuelled Carrera Panamericana race.
While the heritage alone is enough of a reason to add the watch to your collection, its features only strengthen the case. The classic black leather strap and 80 hour power reserve afford the timepiece both style and functionality.
And not to mention, there are only 1,860 of these watches in the world - so, what are you waiting for?
No collection should be without a watch from one of Tag Heuer’s most popular watch families, the Aquaracer. This specific model is one of the more functional and interesting in design. It features a two colour aluminium bezel, one half in red and the other in blue.
It also has multiple timezone functionality making it the perfect timepiece for travel and other international affairs.
The Tag Heuer Formula 1 range highlights the Swiss luxury brand’s commitment to the sport. Whether you’re a fan of motorsport or simply like the finer things in life, a Formula 1 wristwatch is a must-have.
As one of the classic models in the collection, this timepiece has a striking design that is supposed to liken the dashboard of a race car. But the casual sport style is not to take away from the watch’s high-tech spec.
Notably, the luminescent markers, numbering and hands against the black dial allow the watch to remain functional at all times and in all environments.
We’ve already discussed why you need a Tag Heuer Formula 1 timepiece in your collection. But if you want one for those dressier occasions, this model might be exactly what you’re looking for.
The bi-colour case and bracelet in stainless steel and gold make this timepiece incredibly versatile. But paired with an alluring blue bezel and matching dial, the watch remains loyal to the Formula 1 family heritage.
Okay, we might be cheating with this one. This luxury Gucci timepiece boasts an innovative and futuristic design, meaning it doesn’t quite fit the criteria of a classic watch.
But, having built a strong following already, it is certainly proving to be a modern day classic, instead.
A unisex design is just one of the many reasons it appeals to today’s consumers and you only need to take a glimpse at the watch’s unique features to understand the others.
With a sleek watch face, minimal time and date windows and logo details, this is the perfect watch for those brave and bold moments.
Omega watches are some of the best on the market. Boasting style, functionality and innovation, it comes as no surprise, either.
This particular model comes from the brand’s renown Seamaster family, which includes some of the most advanced diving watches to date. These timepieces sit proudly in collections all around the world.
The patented Sedna gold detailing on this watch is a notable talking point. Its functionality, in that it features a diving scale and is powered by the brand’s Calibre 9900 movement are others.
This is one for all the James Bond fans out there. This is the exact model worn by Agent 007 himself in Skyfall. So, whether you’re a fan of the film or simply like a story behind your pieces, this is a must-have in any watch collection.
As well as its iconic association, the watch features a design and functions that make it the ideal everyday accessory.
The sleek stainless steel case and bracelet paired with a sophisticated black dial and bezel enable the watch to complement any and every look.
As a diving watch, it is water resistant up to 300 meters and its hour markers and hands are filled with Super-LumiNova, meaning it remains functional in all conditions.
Another renowned watch collection from the Swiss brand is the Speedmaster. This Omega watch is also known as the “Blue Side of the Moon” due to its all-blue features and design.
It pays homage to the brand’s involvement with all six lunar missions, which is just one of the many reasons it deserves a spot in any luxury watch collection.
The timepiece is intricately designed in every sense. From its blue leather strap, gold detailing, speckled dial and red-tipped date hand. The most interesting feature however, is its moonphase disc.
The Planet Ocean collection was launched in 2005 to take Omega’s maritime contribution to deeper depths. This diving watch, then, is highly functional, innovative and deserving of a spot in your collection.
In looks, it remains similar to many of the brand’s classic Seamaster models with its stainless steel case and bracelet and blue dial. Where the difference lies however, is in its ability to perform.
This watch can reach depths of up to 600 meters and remain unscathed. It achieves this with its helium valve, scratch-resistant glass and Liquidmetal diving scale.
Longines Heritage Legends Divers Watch
Another diving watch but this time from Longines. The Heritage line pays tribute to the brand’s beginnings and notable milestones which is exactly why watches are sought-after by collectors from around the globe.
This particular model perfectly combines heritage with a sleek, modern design. All black means it is the ideal accessory for every occasion and outfit.
The watch features a rubber strap for comfort and luminescent markers for increased reliability in all situations.
Another from the Longines Heritage watch family, the Longines 1832 pays tribute to the brand’s date of creation.
The model really showcases how far the company has come by combining a traditional and classic design with 21st century powering and functionality, explaining exactly why this is a must-have for any watch collector.
The watch also features a moonphase dial.
This watch by Nomos Glashutte features a larger than average dial, for enhanced readability and to help wearers to really make a statement.
Despite its size, the rest of the watch is minimal and sleek in design, making it the ideal accessory for a variety of occasions, as well as for everyday wear.
The watch boasts exceptional precision too, as it is powered by the Nomos automatic caliber DUW 300, of which the mechanical elements can be seen ticking away through the transparent caseback.
This exquisite timepiece highlights Raymond Weil as one of the last remaining independent watchmakers.
The name Freelancer however, has taken on much more meaning than this, and ultimately, each individual wearer is encouraged to put their own stamp on it. The watch is truly free from all constraints. So, although collectors may have the same watch technically, what it means to them is what affords it a prime position in their collection.
The watch comes with everything you would expect from a luxury timepiece today. Multiple dials, a date window and sophisticated design, which is made up of a brown leather strap and gold dial detailing.
So, whether you’re just starting off in luxury timekeeping or your collection is of a considerable size, there are watches on this list to suit everyone.
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