TAG Heuer recently released details on their latest concept watch, the Carrera CMC (Carbon Matrix Composite) Concept Chronograph. Made with the same space-age carbon composite found in Formula 1 cars, this futuristic Carrera weighs only 76.9 ounces and the resilient construction will allow the watch to age with less wear and tear than other luxury watches. No mention of price, but we’re sure it won’t come cheap.
Rolex is easily the most recognizable of luxury watch brands and the staple for fine timepieces. The dashing Rolex Milgauss was first introduced in 1956 to meet the demands of the scientific community. It’s lightning bolt shaped second hand pays homage to the fact that the watch can withstand up magnetic fields up to 1,000 Guass (hence the name Milgauss which translates to 1,000 Guass in French). This 40mm 904L steel (a super alloy) watch is powered by Rolex automatic movement and the model shown here features a green sapphire crystal face with a green hue around it’s edge. All of which won’t come cheap, the retail price for a Milguass starts over $7k.
This Cartier Men’s Ballon Blue Watch is both luxurious and elegant, making it very likely to impress. It’s automatic movement lives in a 42mm stainless steel case with a sapphire crystal face. The bracelet is also stainless steel and other features include a “roman numeral silvered opaline dial with guilloché detailing,” date display, and sword-shaped blued steel hands. Just be careful – if you’re lady-friend sees you wearing a Cartier watch, she may ask you to take her there for some shopping as well (and that could get expensive).
GET IT: $6,200
Watches can be expensive and ornate, but they can also be fun and affordable. Available in a slew of crazy color combos, the Newton by NIXON is a 2 hand quartz watch with a unique rotating disc display. With the blue silicon strap shown above and the LED light on, your wrist may look like it’s out of TRON - so go all black if you’re going for more of a Knight Rider theme. We can’t think of a cheesy movie/show to associate the orange one with….
GET IT: $100
Celebrating 150 years of fine Swiss watch making, TAG Heuer recently launched a new edition to their Carrera line, the Calibre 1887 Chronograph. This 41mm contemporary sport watch displays it’s automatic Calibre 1887 movement through a sapphire crystal caseback, which powers the watch for 50 hours – or 40 when the chronograph is in use. Available with a white or black face, the polished steel case can be paired with alligator skin or matching polished steel bracelets. List price a little over $4k.
If you liked the Breitling Superocean, check out the new larger Superocean 44. This diving watch is water resistant up to 2,000 meters, where it will still perform with it’s self-winding automatic movement. As a diving watch should, it has a unidirectional rotating bezel to ensure you know how much time is left in your tank. While it’s crafted to be a precision diving instrument, this watch will also look great casually or at the office. The color accents are available in yellow (pictured), blue, red, orange, and white. You’ll also have a choice of rubber, leather, or metal band. Coming soon with the price $TBD.
Water resistant up to 500M, the TAG Heuer Aquaracer is one well built dive watch. Powered by swiss-automatic movement, this men’s watch will require no batteries and is constructed with the crafstmanship that TAG Heuer has been known for since 1860. Features include a unidirectional black brushed steel bezel, black dial with luminous hands and stick hour markers, luminiscent minute markers around the outer rim, and date display. There is also a skeleton case back where you can see some of the inner workings of this quality timepiece.
GET IT: $2,145
If you’re looking for a clean and simple leather watch that won’t break the bank, check out this Men’s Bleeker Black Leather Strap Watch from Coach. The quality Coach genuine leather strap features white stitching and is a comfortable alternative to metal bands. Held in a stainless steel bezel, the number markers are clear and easy to read. Powered by quartz movement, it’s an affordable, good looking watch – perfect if you don’t want to lay out the cash for an automatic timepiece.
GET IT: $300
When conducting business your appearance can go a long way. When you’re sitting across the table on a big deal or job interview, having a nice watch is another indicator that you are a serious man. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King pictured above is exquisitely crafted and will never go out of style. Buying a Rolex is really an investment as well, they hold their value well and can be passed down to future generations.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King Mens Watch 114200-BLASO – $3,780