There is no better feeling than wearing a new or old accessory with pride. If you are a watch fan and have a vast collection, or are new to the watch scene, we have a selection of both luxury and designer watches for you to choose from. You may be looking to add a watch as an accessory to your own attire this Christmas or alternatively you could be looking for a gift for a watch collector in the family. Our top 5 men’s designer watches for this Christmas have been selected based on their functions as well as their popularity, a different style so that every
Top 5 Men’s Designer Watches
The origins of this unique brand date back to 1942 when Ivo Fontana received a commission from the Italian navy to create new watches for their navy pilots. Unfortunately the commission was never completed, however, in 2000 Ivo Fontana’s grandson found the designs he had created 60 years ago and they became his inspiration to make his first U-Boat watch.
This watch is not only elite in style but in it’s function, its main feature being that the wearer can read two different time zones at the same time. It is water resistant up to 100 meters and protected by a thick layer of sapphire glass. This timepiece is well designed and full of character showing off a colour combination of black, silver and a subtle ruby red on the dial. This model is an automatic mechanical watch which is powered by the movement of the wearers wrist. U-Boat are a sophisticated watch brand which were built to last.
Tissot are a historic watch brand which have been around since 1853. They have evolved on a large scale since they began and are now sold in over 160 countries. This brand began it’s journey in Switzerland and after their first collections arose began selling in the united states as well as the Russian Empire.
We selected this watch as it emulates the brands style and history. It has a vintage charm and style which is highly sophisticated. If this was in your watch collection it would be the watch you wore to special occasions as it styles as a dress watch. Dress watches are usually worn with a suit either white or black as they are black and white themselves. Dress watches have little or no complications as it is the style of the watch that is sought after rather than the function.
Oris was founded in 1904 by Paul Cattin and Georges Christain Switzerland. Oris began creating and designing wrist watches in 1925 when the brand began to grow to how we know it to be today. In 1945 Oris won their first award for their accuracy which is an iconic feature of their watches today.
This watch is bold and sleek in design, featuring a midnight blue dial, silver case and black bezel. It is a watch that was built to last with a strong stainless steel strap and protected by a sapphire glass which has had anti reflective treatment. This watch was made for divers with it being 500 meters watch resistant as well as having a screw in the security crown.
Sinn was founded in 1961 by a former World War II pilot, Heimut Sinn. This brand was based in Frankfurt and the core of their watch craftsman ship was creating navigation watches as well as pilot watches. Sinn’s watches have been involved in many out of space missions dating back to 1985, proving the sophistication in their craft and design.
This Sinn timepiece includes some of the major features of a pilot watch, mainly the white dial and luminous hands and markers. The reason luminous hands and markers are essential on a pilot watch is actually due to the history of pilot watches when pilots needed to be able to see in the dark. This watch comes with other complications such as date and day display which is bold and easily readable.
The last but by no means least brand on our top 5 men’s designer watches recommendations is Victorinox. Victorinox like so many other designer watch brands is a swiss brand with a long heritage. Unlike the other brands that are on this blog, Victorinox don’t only create and design watches but also other products such as knives and survival related items.
If you are an explorer and are looking for a robust watch which will survive a range of different temperatures or conditions then this is the watch for you. It is bold in design and certainly will stand out in any watch fanatics collection. The colour combination features a black para-cord strap and a large silver case.
All of the watches mentioned in our top 5 men’s designer watches are currently in stock. If you have any questions or would like to get in contact you can do this via our website, via phone or alternatively visit our watch shop which can be found on the Kenilworth high street in the heart of Warwickshire.