From sporty to elegant: high-quality men's watches with style
A wristwatch – just an accessory or something more? A gentleman’s watch may take on numerous roles, and the models available to the modern man may seem endless. Whether you are looking for something sporty, classic, or avant-garde, you are sure to find the right watch for you in the great range available at CHRONEXT.
Men's' watches from renowned brands such as Rolex, Omega and Breitling always impress with their diversity. Classic stainless steel or fine gold, large or small case diameters – whatever your preference, you will find the perfect watch in our online shop. Discover our large range of men's watches and see for yourself how distinctive models come with a best price guarantee.
A status symbol on your wrist
As well as displaying the time, fine watches have always been used as an expression of individuality and style. There are numerous manufacturers who are committed to the production of horological masterpieces that feature precision engineering and fine attention to detail. Men's watches such as the sporty TAG Heuer Carrera Caliber 16 and the TAG Heuer Carrera Caliber 5 are symbols of this uncompromising quality. You can also get a watch that features the highest level of mechanical technology when you choose a model such as the coveted Black Bay GMT. This is produced by Tudor, a subsidiary of the Swiss brand Rolex.
From generation to generation
Luxury watches often have an emotional and sentimental value, being passed down from generation to generation. This is especially true of vintage watches from Omega and second-hand watches from Rolex – these are watches that offer a lifetime of enjoyment. Thanks to the first-class quality and the reputation of prestigious manufacturers, used and vintage watches generally hold their value and are, therefore, a promising investment. If you are looking for a suitable men's watch, used luxury watches are comparable to brand new models while offering a cheaper option.
Whether sporty or refined – The right watch for you in the CHRONEXT online shop
A gentleman’s watch is suitable for most any situation and will complement any formal attire. The most avid of watch enthusiasts, as well as those new to the world of watches, are sure to find a model they are drawn to. The extensive range of watches CHRONEXT offers is sure to delight any patron of our online shop, and importantly, make the search for their luxury watch a highly enjoyable experience. But have a look yourself and explore the world of watches in our store. Take your time to browse through all of our offerings and enjoy the many benefits that come with shopping online at CHRONEXT.
How the men’s watch became ubiquitous
Since prehistoric times, man has attempted through the science of astronomy – the tracking of the sun, moon, and stars – to determine and forecast the vagaries of the weather, the change of seasons, and something as fundamental as the time of day. The exact date of when the first mechanical watches came into use is unclear, but the first known mentions of the term were in the year 1269.
It is speculated, that the first mechanical clock was created as far back as the High Middles Ages. Thenceforth, the technology of the mechanical watch underwent continuous advancements. Through miniaturisation of those mechanical clocks, they eventually evolved into pocket watches, becoming a stylish part of the contemporary dress.
With the start of the Industrial Revolution in the mid-19th Century, the mass production of watches commenced, further advancing the technology used in those instruments. At that time in history, the most important hubs of watch craftsmanship were, as today, in France, Germany, Switzerland, and England. In the 19th Century the first wristwatches were being worn by women, only later did men start utilising the convenience of such versatile a tool.
From the simple three hand watch to the tourbillon: The gentlemen’s watch and its functions
In the modern age, watches have become an essential part of daily life for innumerable people. More than simple tools to tell the time, watches are an extension of the woman and man who wears them. In addition to telling the time, watches may also function as alarm clocks, astronomical clocks, navigational devices, amongst many other professional instruments. Even diver’s and pilot’s watches are fundamentally men’s watches that are specialised tools created specifically for certain environments and jobs. As such, these showcase excellent functionality and durability.
The primary function of watches has always been to tell the time. Beyond this, many watches also have date functions that display the day of the month, or the month of the year, or even the day. Amongst the more popular watches are those with a stopwatch functions. These are called chronographs. Any function that goes beyond that of simply telling the time is called a complication. Exceptionally complicated watches are highly regarded amongst watch in the watch industry.
These complications can be very useful in certain circumstances. A few examples are the depth gauge for divers, the slide rule for pilots, or the world time function for globetrotters. These are only a few of the many of complications that watchmakers have developed throughout the history of horology.
Top Men’s Watches
A variety of men's watches from the past, but also present, are pioneers of design and haute horlogerie. It is no wonder that they are often found on the wrists of celebrities and people of great influence. Legendary watches have been companions to the men who wrote history – still, they do not cease to impress, inspire, and amaze us.
1. Rolex Submariner
The Rolex Submariner is without question one of the classics, and not only within the Rolex range alone, but also in the entire realm of watches. When the first watch was first introduced in 1953 it was one of the first professional diver’s watches that was waterproof up to 100 meters. Ever since, the Rolex Submariner has been an icon amongst diver’s watches and is still going strong.
2. Patek Philippe Calatrava
Patek Philippe’s elegant flagship model, the men’s Calatrava, is a product of avant-gardism and finesse. Introduced in 1932, its reduced design, without extravagant additions such as gemstones or flourishes, was surprising to the public at the time, yet was soon warmly received and has been a timeless fixture ever since. Within the elegant Patek Philippe Calatrava beats a self-winding movement, which is distinguished by its precision and reliability.
3. Omega Seamaster 300M
Omega stands amongst the greats in the watchmaking industry, offering a great variety of classic men’s watch models. Their watches have become increasingly popular with models such as the Omega Seamaster 300M throught its cameo roles in popular James Bond movies. Other models such as the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean and the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra have garned a great deal of fame as well.
Almost 40 years ago, the so-called Moonwatch, the Omega Speedmaster Professional, became the first watch ever on the moon as it braced the lunar surface with its wearer, Buzz Aldrin. And this feat of mankind – the giant leap – was assisted by none other than Omega
4. Breitling Navitimer
The brand’s bestseller, the Breitling Navitimer, is likely the most important pilot’s watch in the history of watchmaking and aviation. Its unmistakable slide rule is a hallmark of this renowned watch. Since the introduction of the watch its characteristic design has been ever so slightly changed, one could say cultivated, over the years. The Navitimer still embodies the same spirit as it did when it was first launched by Breitling in 1952.
5. Vacheron Constantin Patrimony
The great watchmaker Vacheron Constantin is the longest continuously running manufacturer in horology. They have garnered reverence, too, amongst their peers and customers, through the masterful and exquisite watches they manufacture. As early as 1932, they introduced a pocket watch that could indicate the time in different thirty-one cities. The Vacheron Constantin Patrimony combines artisinal craft with dignified grace. It is no wonder watch enthusiasts find themselves often mesmerised by this masterpiece crafted by Vacheron Constantin.
6. Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control
The Master Control from the Swiss watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre a very impressive model from their fine range of watches, to be sure. From its movement, to its composition and finish, the Master Control is exquisite. Since its introduction in 1992 an assortment of Master Control models have been created to join the superb collection of Jaeger-LeCoultre watches.
7. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak
Another classic men’s watch is the Royal Oak introduced in 1972 by the eminent watchmaker Audemars Piguet. It was a game changer in the industry, as it was the first luxury watch not made of gold or platinum, but of steel. The novel design of the Royal Oak , inspired by a ship’s porthole, was first greeted with a tepid response, but soon became an extremely popular model. This prestigious watch has accompanied celebrities the likes of Jay-Z to Arnold Schwarzenegger.
8. Lange & Söhne Lange 1
We cannot forget the Lange 1 from A. Lange & Söhne, who describe themselves as “the Saxonian answer to style and uniformity in watchmaking”. The unconventional off-centre main dial and outsize date are a testament to the brand’s innovative watch designs. The black leather band suits the Lange 1 watch perfectly.
9. Hublot Classic Fusion
Hublot is a master in fusion. Their watches are the result of combining elegance with sportiness and the models within the Hublot Classic Fusion collection is ripe with diverse colours, materials, and surpising combinations. There is no doubt that you will find a watch to adore witihin this spectacular selection. The Classic Fusion wears somewhat smaller than Hublot’s flagship model the Big Bang and it is an elegant watch that also suits casual attire.
Men’s watches in the online shop at CHRONEXT
Are you searching for a luxury men’s watch? Whether sporty, elegant, or casual, you are sure to find the right watch for you in the selection of high-end men’s models offered in the online shop at CHRONEXT.
Here you will enjoy all the advantages of online shopping together with the service of a luxury boutique. Allow us to assist you in your search for the perfect watch. Every single model that can be bought in our online shop is checked for authenticity and condition in our certified workshop by our experienced watchmakers.