Pundits might disagree with this but stainless steel watches are the heart and soul of the watch industry, this way or that. There is a standard that is set for the Haute Horlogerie business, and that standard is usually coated with some form of gold. However, what really drives the global watch industry is steel. Steel timepieces are the very foundation of modern day watchmaking and we can thank brands like Audemars Piguet and Patek Philippe for that.
Are Stainless Steel Watches Worth It?
Over the years, steel watches with integrated bracelets have become the apple of the eye as far as invested watch connoisseurs are concerned. This blog will explore avenues that revolve around the question of whether stainless steel watches are all that great?
Steel Vs. Gold: Which Comes On Top?
Gold watches are simply iconic. Everything about gold watches screams class. One might even say they are the ‘gold standard’ of luxury watchmaking (pun intended). Steel brings something to the table that gold does not. Stainless steel is tough, multi-faceted, and last but not least, versatile. Stainless steel is simply too good for its value.
There are many factors that play a role in making stainless steel watches such a hit. They are practically indestructible ragdolls when it comes to that. Steel watches are durable as heck and there is no doubt about it. Casual gatherings, business meetings, beach vacation, surfing, birthday parties, mountain climbing, camping, weekend getaways, steel watches can handle it all.
Stainless Steel Watches To Consider
Tissot PRX Powermatic 80
The Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 is a tremendously well-designed watch from Tissot. The self-winding Powermatic 80 mechanism offers amazing reliability and precision. With about 80 hours of power reserve at hand, it is an advanced movement created to keep up with present-day trends and busy lifestyles.
Chopard Alpine Eagle
Contemporary, refined, assertive, that’s how you describe the Chopard Alpine Eagle. The 36 mm wide sporty chic Alpine Eagle watch collection was inspired by the Alps and the magnificence of an eagle. The steel case is just as elegant as it can get and that is a solid USP for any steel watch.
Rado Captain Cook
The Captain Cook is an original watch from the house of Rado since 1962. The timepiece is brought back to life in a new and improved form for twenty-first century watch enthusiasts. The Rado 42 mm stainless steel watch comes with a green dial and bezel combination and an integrated steel bracelet.
TAG Heuer Aquaracer
The TAG Heuer Aquaracer is a svelte yet highly functional steel watch. The Calibre 7 fuelled TAG Heuer Aquaracer watch comes with an elegant 43 mm wide steel case and a two-tone bezel with a GMT function for different time zones.
IWC Big Pilot’s Watch 43
IWC has presented a stainless steel wonder in the form of the Big Pilot’s Watch 43. The 43 mm wide case comes with an automatic movement with a blue dial with luminescent hour markers. The stainless steel bracelet adds the necessary panache.