Although there are a variety of jewellery pieces for men to wear, one of the most common accessories men choose to wear is a watch. If you have a taste for luxury and are not only looking for a timepiece, but a watch that will compliment your sophisticated style then we have a selection of recommendations for men’s designer watches.
Before you browse through men’s designer watches it is always helpful to know the different types of watches there are and the type of occasion they are best suited. There are 5 main categories of watches and we will cover 3 today, they are: Dress Watches, Diver Watches and Pilot Watches.
Designer Dress Watches
Dress watches are probably the most easily recognised, not to mention one of the more classic designs out of these main categories. Dress watches usually have an all white dial and a black leather strap. They are simple in design but also in function with little to no complications such as date or display however nothing compared to the likes of sports watches.
We stock a variety of different designer dress watches from brands such as Junghans, Raymond Weil and Seiko. Our top picks would be firstly Raymond Weil’s Toccata Black Leather Strap watch.
This timepiece is classic in design with a silver case and simplistic dial with bold roman numerals for a sophisticated edge. The only complication on this watch is the date display which can be found on the right side of the dial. On the other hand if you are looking for a watch which has more of a sleek design then we also recommend Junghans Max Bill Automatic timepiece.
This watch has a smooth black leather strap in contrast to the previous Raymond Weil model. This watch is made from a soft calf skin and also has a simplistic dial with only glowing markers at the 12, 3, 6 and 9 o’clock points. This watch is elegant in style and is well suited to a black tie event where appearances are key.
Designer Diver Watches
Diving watches are watches that are worn for those that have marine based jobs underwater and can go up to depths of up to 200m, however they are usually up to 100m. Although in the James Bond films, diving watches were seen with a suit however these are not how they are usually worn as they are a watches for working rather than fashion.
The watch brands that we stock that design divers watches include Sinn, Victorinox as well as Alpina. The first of our designer diving watches is Victorinox’s Swiss Army I.N.O.X. Professional Diver watch.
This watch is 200 metres water resistant and shows off a handsome silver bracelet and blue dial to match the shades of the sea. This watches features include glowing hands and markers as well as date display for optimum functionality. The second divers watch on our recommendations is Alpina’s Seastrong Diver 300 watch.
This bold all blue watch is also a model which shows off the colours of the ocean with a matching blue bezel. This watches features include glowing hands and markers, 300 metre water resistance as well as date display. These watches are perfect for those that are divers for both a hobby and work.
Designer Pilot Watches
Pilot watches are also designed simplistic and also larger than normal watches. The purpose of this design is so that the watches are easy to read and accurate, used to be worn over the pilots jacket with a bigger crown so that the watch could be operated whilst wearing gloves. Pilot watches aren’t the kinds of watches worn for exquisite dinners, they are more of a practical watch more suited to a casual business style.
Some of the brands that make pilot watches are Movado, Hamilton as well as Alpina. The first of our pilot watch recommendations Movado’s SE Pilot Retrograde Watch.
This watch shows off a bold silver bracelet design combined with a royal blue. This watches features included retrograde minute reflector as well as a seconds sub-dial, perpetual calendar and retrograde month and day dials. The second watch on our pilot watch recommendations is Hamilton’s Khaki Pilot Auto watch.
This watch is bold is design with a strong silver bracelet and black dial. This dial is wide in design, typical for pilot watches. This watch is powered by automatic movement and features date display, day display and glowing hands.
If you have any questions about the men’s designer watches that have been mentioned in this blog post then you can contact us via our website, via phone or you can visit our local watch shop based on the Kenilworth high street, happy shopping!