This one goes out to all the men out there. Remember these words, it is okay to dress well and look good. Don’t ever let anyone tell you otherwise. Looking good is closely related to feeling good and isn’t that what we all ultimately want? When it comes to luxury watches, there is often a notion about the kind of watches that men should wear. The idea of sticking to a certain type of watches is not at all progressive and is, in many ways, ridiculous. The world of Haute Horlogerie is huge, and there are limits on exploring new horizons.
Top Luxury Watches For Men In 2020
We are living in the 21st century and everybody has the right to do as they will, abiding the law of course. This blog will be focusing on men and the luxury watches that they didn’t know they needed. Let’s begin, shall we?
Longines Spirit Pilot’s Watch (Ref. L3.810 and Ref. L3.811)
These Longines timepieces are available in 40 mm as well as 42 mm case sizes. The body is made from stainless steel whilst the dials display matte black, grained silver, and sunray blue color themes. The dial has super-LumiNova coated Arabic numerals for hour markers too. The references offer a 100-meter water resistance which is quite impressive, given it’s a pilot’s watch.
The calibre used is the L888.4, a movement offering about 64 hours of power reserve. The COSC certified mechanism runs at a frequency of 25,200 vph and offers hours, minutes, central seconds, and lastly, date. Oh, and it also has a silicon balance spring.
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Diabolus In Machina
This bad boy comes in a 45 mm wide and 16.8 thick case. The case material used is CarTech Micro-Melt BioDur CCMTM. The material is essentially a metal that starts off as a powder and then later on it is sintered into a solid form. Its biggest merit over regular stainless steel is that it’s more wear and tear resistant. Also, it will look new and stay shiny even when it is scuffed and scratched.
The dial of this Roger Dubuis Excalibur watch blue in color and has an engraved minute track on it. Hour markers are in the form of Roman numerals and applied batons. And yes, there is luminescence on hands and hour markers. The 30-meter water resistance might seem like a little less but it is okay considering the fact that you would never visit the beach wearing this kind of timepiece.
IWC Portugieser Tourbillon Rétrograde Chronograph
The Portugieser Tourbillon Rétrograde Chronograph is for those who like to be different. Don’t get me wrong, it is not as avant-garde as a Roger Dubuis timepiece, but it is definitely one that is made from a different cloth altogether.
The 43.5 mm wide and 16 mm thick timepiece comes in a Platinum and 18-carat 5N Armor Gold case. The dial colors are Silver plated or blue, respectively. The 3 bar or 30-meter water resistance is apt, given that it is a dress watch at the end of the day. The Santoni blue leather is a bonus as it adds that much needed flair.
The IWC 89900 calibre offers a 68-hour power reserve. The manual as well as automatic movement with an 18-carat gold oscillating weight runs at a frequency of 28,800 vph. The mechanism offers a Retrograde date and a chronograph with co-axial display of the hours and minutes.
Some special mentions in this watch would be the tourbillon with a stop-seconds functionality which is unusual for a tourbillon timepiece. You also get a pallet fork as well as skeletonized escape wheel coated with the Diamond Shell technology from IWC. As per IWC, this helps reduce friction and improves the efficiency of energy delivery to the balance.
Panerai Luminor Marina Panerai Goldtech 44mm
As the name suggests, the Luminor Marina Panerai Goldtech 44mm comes in a 44 mm shell made from the brand’s patented Goldtech material. The blue sandwich dial that comes along with a satiné soleil decoration is a major attraction in the watch. The indexes have luminescence and so do the hand. The watch comes with a blue leather strap with beige stitching. It has a trapezoidal pin buckle made from brushed Panerai Goldtech. The timepiece also gets an additional blue rubber strap. Lastly, the watch offers a 50-meter water resistance.
The movement used by Panerai us the automatic P.9010 calibre. Along with the standard hours, minutes, small seconds, and date functions, the watch offers a power reserve of about 72 hours or 3 days.
Purnell Escape II Carbon And Escape II All Black
The Purnell Escape II Full Black and Forged Carbon models come in cases made in either forged carbon or grade 5 titanium coated in black DLC. Both the references are 48 mm wide and 19 mm thick, which is quite massive if you ask me. The water resistance is limited to just 30 meters. On the movement front, we have the caliber CP03 which is designed and crafted by Eric Coudray.
This brings us to the prime attraction in these watches, that is, the triple-axis double tourbillon “Spherion”. The structurer has cages rotating at 30, 16, and lastly, 8 seconds. The timepiece also have a Potter-type escapement along with a fixed escape-wheel. The mechanism runs a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour with 67 jewels. It offers a decent power reserve of about 32 hours. The power reserve indication is done via a suspended mobile cone.
Another thing to be noted about the mechanism is that it possesses six mainsprings in four barrels, all in parallel to each other.