Choosing from the best men’s luxury watches is no mean feat but we thought we would have a go anyway! Luxury watches for men come in many different shapes, sizes and prices but there is something for everybody in this market.
We’re going to take a look at the top 10 watches for men in the luxury market, so expect to find some Rolex, Omega, and Cartier pieces. Let’s discover the best men’s luxury watches around!
1. Andersen Geneve Tempus Terrae – £80,000
Let’s kick off this fine collection of high-end watches for men with the Tempus Terrae by Anderson Geneve. The 40th-anniversary edition of the Tempus Terrae has it all when it comes to the best men’s designer watches. It has a two-crown mechanism that was first developed by Luis Cottler in the 1950s.
The Tempus Terrae’s blue-gold dial is made using a combination of 21-karat gold and hints of iron when heated. There will only be 24 editions of this watch produced, so getting your hands on one could be tricky!
2. IWC Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph Edition – £11,100
When looking for the best men’s luxury watches under 20000 pounds, it’s hard to see past this nautically themed piece by IWC. Known as the ‘Orlebar Brown’ this 46mm flyback watch comes with a rubber strap and marine-blue dial.
IWC teamed up with British swimwear brand Orlebar Brown to create a capsule collection. It isn’t the first partnership IWC has entered with another brand thanks to its collaboration with Solaris Yachts. IWC certainly seems to be cornering the nautical market with its recent actions.
3. Benjamin Banneker Watches Crossover (Silver) – £305.00
When looking for the best men’s luxury watches under 500 pounds, it can be a difficult proposition. However, one look at the Benjamin Banneker Watches Crossover (Silver) and it becomes an obvious choice.
Each watch designed by Benjamin Banneker incorporates wood in some shape or form, and this crossover is no different. The Crossover is made using African Red Sandalwood which is then layered over a steel case.
4. Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional Chronograph – £6,120
Perhaps with all the talk of space exploration for the masses in the air, watchmakers have gone wild for the moonwatch. Omega’s entry is the Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional, an iconic timepiece thanks to it being worn on all six moon landings.
This stainless steel watch is driven by Omega’s Calibre 3861 and features a 30-minute and 12-hour recorder dial. Although an upgraded bracelet from the original Omega Moonwatch, it still passes NASA’s original specifications for space exploration.
If the call from Elon Musk or Jeff Bezos arrives, at least you’ll know this watch will see you through your short trip to space.
5. Gucci Grip 35mm Watch – £1,400
Gucci has been pushing the boundaries of the fashion world for decades and the trend continues with its Grip 35mm watch.
The fashion house used skateboard terminology as inspiration for its 35mm watch. Inspired by the grip tape on a skateboard, Gucci has taken a radical approach to watchmaking with this unusual display.
The three indicator dials and brushed steel face help make the streamline-effect of this watch work perfectly. It snugly fits on the wrist to add some elegance to your look plus its unisex appeal makes it a must-have for many collectors.
6. Rolex Explorer II 2021 – £6,800
No list of best designer watches would be complete without at least one entry from Rolex. We have gone for the Rolex Explorer II 2021, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 1971 Explorer II.
This updated version featured a slimmed case, with the proportions following suit. The movement has been updated to the calibre 3285 that can also be found in the GMT Master II.
7. Hublot Big Bang Integral Tourbillon Full Sapphire – £349,000
Hublot has gone all out with its Big Bang collection. The standout from the collection is the Integral Tourbillon Full Sapphire which Hublot describes as “A fragment of light encapsulated on the wrist”.
This watch comes with a big price tag but it’s due to Hublot’s amazing feat of engineering. The Hublot is made almost entirely from synthetic sapphire which is crystal clear and it looks like it was forged in ice.
The mechanism is made from titanium and the skeleton design allows you to peer into this watch’s soul as it works. With a 72-hour power reserve, this might be one of Hublot’s best watches yet.
8. Cartier Drive de Cartier 40mm – £5,700
Those looking for something a little out of the ordinary but nothing completely off the wall might enjoy the Cartier Drive de Cartier 40mm. The 40mm case shape is described by the fashion house as ‘cushion-shaped’ as it is neither square nor round.
This self-winding, steel-cased Cartier watch comes with an alligator strap and blue steel hands. There is an additional dial that counts the seconds, which also features the blue steel hand that sets the main dial off so nicely.
9. Tag Heuer Carrera 160 Years Montreal Limited Edition – £5,550
Tag Heuer has been trying to head in a new direction thanks to its new CEO, Frédéric Arnault. One of the most impressive new watches to come from Tag Heuer is the Carrera 160 Years Montreal Limited Edition.
This Montreal is a nod to the past in memory of Tag Heuer’s 160th anniversary. The original Montreal was released in 1972 and featured a chronograph style dial with red, blue and yellow detailing on the white face.
Tag Heuer’s new Carrera matches the look of the original Montreal, with only 1,000 made so it’s going to be a race to get one.
10. Uniform Wares C41 Chronograph In PVD Gold – £770.00
Not to be outdone, Uniform Wares also has a fine collection of the best men’s luxury watches. The C41 chronograph in PVD is one of our favourites thanks to the minimalist approach to all dials on the face.
One of the best things about the Uniform Wares C41 watch is the option to pick a strap that suits your taste. While many luxury watches come with the strap chosen by the designer, we give you the freedom to choose your own. That might mean a rubber, suede, leather, or gold strap, whichever you prefer is fine by us.