Picking your first watch can be a daunting task. Here are six timeless and versatile options below $5,000
Conceived and developed as a tool watch, the Tudor Ranger was a vital instrument for explorers on various expeditions.
THE LATEST ITERATION OF THE MODEL HONOURS THIS LEGACY BY RETAINING THE AESTHETICS — AND ROBUSTNESS — OF ITS PREDECESSORS.
At just 33mm across, the elegantly styled Nomos Glashütte Ludwig 33 Noir comes sized to match its minimalist design. Consider this the wrist-worn equivalent of the little black dress
Bright, bold and colourful, the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 GMT makes for the perfect wrist companion when travelling — or as an everyday watch — thanks to its eponymous GMT complication and highly legible dial. Aquatic activities are optional.
With its classic military aviation design, the Hamilton Khaki Pilot Pioneer Mechanical Chronograph is a throwback to watches issued by the British Royal Air Force to its pilots in the 1970s. Modern engineering keeps it up-to-date for present-day wear.
REVISIONS TO THE WATCH INCLUDE A LARGER 40MM CASE AND A CONTEMPORARY MOVEMENT WITH A LONGISH 60-HOUR POWER RESERVE.
Seiko produced Japan’s first wristwatch, the Laurel, in 1913. The Presage Limited Edition SPB359 celebrates the 110th anniversary of this milestone with a design that closely follows the original’s, complete with an enamel dial printed with Breguet numerals.
Few brands can pull off retro-contemporary watches like Longines does. In the Record Heritage, the vintage two-counter chronograph design is enhanced by modern appointments, from a transparent case back to a decidedly contemporary COSC-certified movement.