The TAG Heuer Aquaracer line is a series of luxury sport watches designed for aquatic sports and this new sailing inspired model holds true with it’s 500M/1660ft water resistance. The Aquaracer 500M Ceramic features a large 43mm case, chronograph functions, date display and is topped off with a black ceramic unidirectional bezel. Powered by TAG Heuer’s Calibre 16 automatic movement the watch has a 42 hour power reserver when not in use, and luminescent hands and indexes provide excellent visibility in the dark or underwater adding to the usability of this luxury sports watch. Retails for $4,300.
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.
The Breitling Montbrillant 01 certainly won’t go unnoticed with its bold 40mm steel case and grooved bezel. Powered by Breitling’s high-performance Caliber 01 automatic chronograph movement, the watch has an impressive 70-hour power reserve, and displays the date along with three chrongraph functions: 1/4th second, 30 minutes, and 12 hours. The bidirectional ratcheted rotating bezel also serves as circular slide rule. The name of this luxury timepiece pays homage to Breitling’s former workshop – which was located on Montbrillant Street in La Chaux-de-Fonds, from 1892 to 1979. Retails for around $8k.
If you’re in the market for a luxury watch, but want to stray from the typical materials (steel, gold, etc) check out the Movado BOLD Titanium model range. With a large 46mm Titanium case, they have a sporty, modern and luxurious look that will stand out from other timepieces. Powered by Swiss Quartz, these Movados also feature a date display and are water resistant up to 100 feet.
GET IT: $695
Tracking your running results can help you achieve goals, motivate for your next run, and stay on track – but keeping tabs on your progress doesn’t need to be complicated. With the Nike+ Sportwatch (which is powered by TomTom GPS) you’ll be able to track your time, distance, pace, heart rate (with optional sensor), and calories burned. You can also view your mapped route with pace data/changes in elevation on Nikeplus.com.
GET IT: $169
Cartier is synonymous with luxury but most men probably aren’t aware of the extensive range of luxury men’s watches that they have to offer. When it comes to painstakingly designed and immaculately luxurious men’s watches, you’ll be hard-pressed to top Cartier watches and the spectacular timepiece is undoubtedly amongst their most impressive. The fantastic high-end timepiece above heralds from their immensely popular Cartier Ballon Bleu collection of watches and boasts an array of impressive features to turn the head of any luxury watch aficionado including:
- Sapphire Crystal Transparent Case Back
- Cartier Manufactured Movement
- 30m Water Resistance
- Black Alligator Leather Strap
- Silvered Opaline Dial
- Blue Synthetic Spinel Cabochon
If you want a luxury watch which positively exudes style and sophistication (and you happen to have particularly deep pockets) then Cartier men’s watches are certainly a good place to start. The Paris based luxury brand have established themselves as one of the world’s leading names in the world of jewelry and as they continue to release spectacular watches such as the one pictured, they will soon enjoy a similar level of gravitas amongst fans of luxury watches. Price approximately $11k. (Written by Leo Parker of luxuryswisswatches.co.uk)
If you’re looking for a sharp and sporty watch from a luxury watch brand, check out the TAG Heuer Formula 1 Grand Date. Shown above in white with a stainless steel band, TAG Heuer also offers sporty rubber bands which are great for summer and when you’re increasingly active. The unidirectional titanium carbide-coated bezel functions as a tachymeter to measure average speed and the precise Swiss quartz movement is both shock and magnetic resistant. Sapphire crystal protects the dial, luminescent markers, running second counter, and date display that make up this handsome watch. Another great feature is that the battery has an “end-of-life” indicator, which makes the second hand skip in 4-second increments to notify you that the batter is on its last legs (while still keeping the correct time).
GET IT: $775 (30% Off)
Japanese clothing designer Issey Miyake collaborated with the automotive designer Satoshi Wada, designer of the beautiful Audi A5, to create Issey Miyake’s latest watch the “W”. The case is inspired by an aluminum car wheel and the sleek and sporty dials and markers of this quartz powered chronograph certainly do pop. The W watch comes in four color configurations and has a retail price around $600.
The Chronomat is an existing watch model from Breitling, but new for 2012 is the 2,000 unit production run of the Chronomat GMT Limited. The watch features a 24 hour time reading, date display and 1/4th second, 30 minutes, & 12 hours Chronograph. The sapphire crystal caseback lets you admire the self-winding mechanical movement, which has an impressive power reserve of 70 hrs. The red hands really make the watch pop, but the fine aesthetics won’t come cheap – expect to pay around $10k for one of these limited Breitlings.