Top 10 Watches for Men
The official timekeeper in Olympic games since 1932, Omega is behind the patented Co-Axial caliber, which provides a revolutionary mechanical efficiency that is recognized with a COSC certification. The Master Co-Axial, its successor, resists industrial-scale magnetic fields greater than 15, 000 gauss. Popular Rolex collections include the James Bond Seemaster series and the Speedmaster, used by NASA for all Apollo missions.
One of the last remaining family owned Swiss watch companies, Breitling also belongs to the rare few that develop and manufacture all mechanical movements in their workshops. All models are chronometer-certified. Breitling uses the exclusive thermocompensated SuperQuartz movements, which are 10 times more accurate than standard quartz. The partner of professional aviators, Breitling models include Navitimer and SuperOcean.
Every Rolex watch bears the Officially Certified Swiss Chronometer (COSC) red seal, awarded to only six percent of Switzerland manufactured watches for having a 99.998% accuracy rate. To ensure superior performance and reliability, watches are tested by subjecting them to extreme conditions, such as deep ocean depths, mountain peaks, and an exclusive shock test that delivers 5, 000G, far exceeding a car crash test. The Oyster Perpetual models can resist water pressure up to 100 meters.
Known for producing its own components, Patek Philippe is a luxury brand that employs primarily manual winding and self-winding movements that are COSC certified. The Swiss brand is noted for introducing several innovative complications, such as the Moonphase indicator, the Leap Year Indicator, and the Rapid Calendar Correction, all in the pursuit of precision. Its largest men's collections include Grand Complications, which has multiple horological features, and the sleek Calatrava, Patek Philippe's signature series.
Baume & Mercier
Another Swiss company that develops and assembles their timepieces in-house, Baume & Mercier has established a reputation for contemporizing some of their iconic models. The current Hampton men's watch collection, for instance, features the Art Deco-inspired vintage rectangular face, while the Capeland series, a self-winding chronometer with flyback function, has a domed retro style dial.
A member of The Swatch Group, the world's largest watch maker and distributor, Tissot is renowned as an industry pioneer in the application of unusual materials. It was the first to manufacture watches made of plastic, granite stone, and mother of pearl. The Swiss brand also introduced the tactile watch with the T-Touch in 1999, long before touch screens became a buzzword. The official timekeeper for MotoGP, FIBA Basketball, and other major championship events, Tissot offers extensive collections for men, such as T-Sport, Touch, and Heritage.
Luxury sports watch TAG Heuer is the sole Swiss maker of mechanical and automatic chronographs that operate with an accuracy of 1/1, 000th of a second (Mikrotimer Flying 1000) or 5/10, 000th of a second (Mikrogirder Concept Watch). Its long-established ties to motorsports and racing are reflected in collections, like Formula 1, Carrera, Monaco, and Aquaracer.
This Swiss watch maker is at the forefront of hundreds of technological advances, including the Geophysics Chronometer used by Arctic explorers, and the Duometre with a unique Dual Wing concept for extreme accuracy. Whether it's the Hybris Mechanica collection featuring gyrotourbillons and other extraordinary complications, or the elegant Master series for the men-about-town, each Jaeger-LeCoultre watch has the engraving "1000 Hours Control" at the back, indicating that it has undergone 1000 hours of stringent testing.
Dubbed as one of the big three Swiss watchmakers, Audemars Piguet used to sell its products to Bulgari, who then rebranded and sold them under its own label until 2012. It's known for introducing and popularizing luxury stainless steel watches as typified by its current Royal Oak series, a sporty collection featuring an engineered strongbox case, octagonal bezel, and dials showcasing the exclusive "Grande Tapisserie" motif.
A. Lange & Söhne
Unlike its Swiss counterparts, this German watchmaker prefers austere design elements, such as masculine Glashütte stripes and screwed gold chatons. The movements are made from maillechort, or "German silver, " which is stronger than brass and casts a distinctive sheen. All mechanical watches, like the Zeitwerk and the Dactograph series, are handcrafted and assembled twice-proof of Lange's commitment to meticulous detail.
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