There are some simply stunning automatic watches for men on the market. If you are happy to invest in one of these watches, you really will not regret it. Since luxury watches hold their value as preowned, someone will always be happy to buy one and these delightful watches will last a lifetime. The precision of movement and detailed designs that have gone into designing some of the specimens has been worth the effort. Here are some particularly stunning automatic watches for men that will not disappoint.
IWC Portugieser Automatic
The IWC Portugieser Automatic is an amazing piece and if you want to buy it directly from the makers be prepared to make an appointment and be prepared to wait. There is a waiting list and it is priced at the relatively upper end of luxury automatic watches for men, although these are available in selected stores and online. Made in Schaffhausen, it is one of the best that Swiss manufacturers can offer. Currently there are six varieties available directly from IWC, all with 31 jewels, 7-day power reserve with a display, rotor with 18-carat gold medallion, and I could go on about the details of these phenomenal pieces. These are without a doubt in a league of their own.
TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 Automatic
The TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 Automatic is another delight from a Swiss manufacturer that is exquisitely designed with a diameter just over one inch, 21 rubies, a power reserve of approximately 42 hours, leather or steel straps to fit any sized wrist, water resistance – up to 100 metres, double anti-reflective curved scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. These watches are well sought after because of the precision timing, functions and affordability, although the Carrera Calibre 16 Automatic will still cosy a tidy sum.
Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio
Panerai have been making watches since 1860 and have cleverly mixed Italian style with Swiss precision timing. The Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio has a see through sapphire crystal back that displays the functionality of this marvelous watch in its true glory. A see through back just shows immense confidence. The face and the straps are so stylish that they demonstrate why the Italians are known for their panache and design. This work really can challenge the highly reputable Swiss watch makers and has been successfully doing so for over 150 years.
Hublot Classic Fusion Automatic
Hublot is a relatively newcomer to the luxury watch market and have been making watches since 1999. The Hublot Classic Fusion range is quite diverse and their automatic watches for men are not cheap, but absolutely magnificent. What they offer is a classic dial with markers that stand out and which ever option you decide to go for, the colour coordination is clever and stylish.
Grand Seiko 9S Mechanical
What can you say about Grand Seiko that hasn’t been said before? This Japanese watch maker knows how to please and the Grand Seiko 9S is no exception. It offers precision timing using Seiko’s MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical System) and the Japanese have perfected manufacturing process to ensure quality products. This beauty of a watch has been made to tolerances up to 100th of a mm. Now that is precision watch at its best. Not only is the Grand Seiko 9S a great time piece, but it is also striking to look at.
Jaeger LeCoultre Master
The Jaeger LeCoultre Master collection just shouts out as stylish pieces. There are a number of ranges within the brand and the selection is phenomenal, but what the makers have provided is consistency that they are proud of – the classic round shape – and whichever one go you go for sleekness is guaranteed.
Piaget Polo S
The Piaget Polo S watches are cleverly designed. The almost square shaped face nearly looks octagonal were it not for the slightly rounded edges. All of this within a circular outer. The mixing of colours that show definition is ingenious, or should that be said of the whole design? Even the straps are simple and yet voguish. Another feature that makes this watch stand out (if it needed anymore) are the parallel lines across the watch face that are so closely etched out, yet delicately enhance the look. Amazing. Worth every penny.
Hamilton American Classic Spirit of Liberty Auto
This watch maker does like to have long names, although for this watch they do seem to have gone overboard. Why not just give a number and be done with it? Can you imagine explaining to your friends which Hamilton watch you have bought? Despite the long name, these watches are lovely. The detail in the face is amazing, simple line marker per hour edged with Arabic numbers for the minutes at five minute intervals. It is not over complicated and yet fine in detail. The Hamilton American Classic Spirit of Liberty is an eye-catcher without a doubt and almost looks regal.