Men have a limited choice of dress codes, therefore, many prefer to express their personality through cars and watches, men prefer to showcase their personality through the type of watches they wear. Also, watches provide a legacy as fathers love to hand down their timepieces to their sons. The Swiss and the Japanese are known for the quality of watches they manufacture.The Swiss watch producers’ exports totalled 19.92 billion Swiss Francs, equivalent to $20.28 billion according to the data released by the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry( best known by its French initials, FH). The Japanese are good at making luminous watches(the watches whose dial glow in the dark!), they use both LumiNova and SuperLumiNova. Below are some 20 cool watches that are worth reading about and if you can afford to buy them then don’t wait!
Cool Watch Designs For Men (With Model Number)
The Vertex M100: It’s the watch that you cannot buy without an invitation as only 60 people, chosen by the founder’s great-grandson Mr.Don Cochrane, will be able to buy it and from those 60 people each can further invite 5 more who will then be eligible to buy, others those who are not invited can’t buy that watch even if they have the money! It’s a British classic reinvented- Vertex was one among the twelve other leading watchmakers who were asked to supply the army with a new watch during World war II. It was expected to be waterproof, luminous, regulated to chronometer level and rugged.
Jorg Gray 6500 Chronograph: It was originally designed for United States Secret Service. One was gifted to Barack Obama, the ex-US president by one of his security team member. He has worn the watch on several important occasions- his Democratic nomination in Denver, his victory speech in Chicago and the G20 summit in London and since then this £260 model has become very famous.
Alfieri Firenze Lunar Edition: The founder’s inspiration for making this beautifully crafted sophisticated timepiece was the beautiful sculptures in Florence, a beautiful city in Italy. The watch features a convex hour track on the dial which comes alive when the light hits it at an angle.
Bremont V4RR: This is one of the two very special Norton-inspired chronographs made to complement the road-going derivatives of the SG6 race bike – the limited edition V4SS & V4RR.
Patek Philippe 5170P-001: Patek Philippe & Co. designs and manufactures some of the most complicated mechanical watches in the world. It has a mechanical manually wound movement. It features a blue sunburst dial gradated to black alongside baguette diamond hour markers.
Bonvier Classic 40mm: This classic collection is available in 8 different variations. It has a stainless steel case measuring 40 mm in diameter and 8 mm in height and The watches are assembled with a high-quality Miyota 2035 Quartz movement.
Apple watch series 3: This is the improved version of the previous version of Apple watches. This series has a built-in GPS and an altimeter, it’s swim-proof, the time is displayed in both digital and analog styles. The band is made of durable, lightweight fluoroelastomer and is well ventilated with row after row of compression-moulded perforations.
Seamaster Diver 300 M Commander’s Watch: This watch is an Omega brand watch. Omega watches were once issued to military divers around the world. In fact, Omega has issued watches to Great Britain’s MoD in World War II. It’s inspired by the ensign colours of the British Royal Navy and has touches of white, blue and red throughout the watch. It has the 007 gun logo counterweight on the central second’s hand and the number 7 in the date window.
Panerai Luminor Marina automatic model No. PAM00104: Panerai watches played a role in assisting the frogmen of the Decima Flottiglia MAS in their operations during WWII. This model has a stainless steel case with a black leather strap. 6 & 12′ O clock numerals are in Arabic.
Cartier Tank MC model no.WSTA0010: Louis Cartier, the founder was inspired by the French military’s Renault tanks to make the design of his watches. The distinctive caterpillar tracks of the army tank were adapted by him to make the watch’s bracelet. This model has a steel case, octagonal steel crown set with a synthetic spinel, blue flinque dial.
Seiko 5 automatic Black watch SNKEO1K1: every Seiko watch was made to be water resistant & hence metal straps were used so that the watch was resistant & hence the metal straps were used so that watch was resistant to water and sweat. Shock resistance was also ensured by making the main spring from Diaflex & the ‘Diashock’ system was created to protect.
Swatch Irony Camarade YWS428: These watches were manufactured as a response to the ‘quartz crisis’ of the 1970’s and 1980’s & to compete with the Asian- made digital watches.
Chopard LUC strike one: This timepiece is designed to sound to mark the full hour and it has an impressive power reserve of 65 hours. It’s practically designed with a shirt-cuff friendly profile of 10.6 mm and also has date-function.
Laurent Ferrier Galet Square: this piece has a cushion-shaped case and the case metal used is stainless steel as compared to previous Laurent Ferrier production models that have only golden or platinum casing . It has a 72 hour power reserve with ‘double direct impulse on the balance’ that maximizes overall energy efficiency in the movement.
Rolex Submariner 904L Steel-116610LN: This line of sports watches was designed for divers and they are resistant to water and corrosion.The Rolex Submarine has appeared in a number of James Bond films. this particular model is a 2010 model with a black bezel stainless steel material.
Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre heuer 01: These timepieces were made in tribute to the Carrera Panamericana auto race, which is considered to be one of the most dangerous races in the world. It was the first chronograph specially designed for professional drivers.
Jaeger-LeCoultre master ultra thin Q1303520:Jaeger-LeCoultre is a Swiss luxury watch manufacturer based in Switzerland.This particular watch was worn by Benedict Cumberbatch in his movie Doctor Strange.. It’s water resistant up to 5 bar and is crafted from white gold.
Royal Oak Quartz, ref#67650SR.00.1261SR.01: Audemars Piguet was the first to create a repeater wristwatch. This model has a 33mm thick case, which is made of a two-tone material mix: steel and 18-carat pink gold. It’s water resistant.
Timex Ironman T5K202: Bill Clinton, former US President owned and wore several early models of this brand. Timex has introduced a new Indiglo electroluminescence technology in its digital watches. This particular model is water resistant upto 200m.
UR-110 Torpedo: Urwerk is its manufacturer and the name is ‘Clockwork’ This watch was worn by Robert Downey Jr. in Spiderman: Homecoming. It has a black coated grade 5 Titanium case with a red gold bezel & is 16mm thick and 51mm wide.