Defining the best of anything is a subjective endeavor, particularly when it comes to watches. The breadth of styles, designs and complications available is not only endless but constantly changing. These examples include timepieces boasting high complications, a range of designs, and classic styles. And several are tribute watches, honoring legendary feats in horology—definite collectibles.

Marc Jacobs

Back in the late 2000’s, this brand and watch was one of the most used by celebrities in the world. You could probably see a Marc Jacobs Watch on rap videos being flaunted by celebrities. And these are not just any rappers, these include the likes of Bow wow, Soulja Boy, and Sean Kingston just to name a few.

Marc Jacobs watches have been known to be valuable, trendy and very classy especially their luxury lines of timepieces. 

Santos de Cartier

The Santos is considered to be one of the first wristwatches. As the story goes Louis Cartier created this watch in 1904 for aviation pioneer Alberto Santos-Dumont, who complained that he had difficulty flying while using his pocket watch. It was a simple solution to a serious problem that may have made the wristwatch fashionable. This particular model has an 18k yellow gold bezel, and satin-brushed silver dial and black steel sword-shaped hands with luminescent material. 

Vacheron Constantin Overseas

This complicated watch is made for travel. It contains a perpetual calendar, a moon-phase display and subdials stating the day, date and month in an ultra-slim design. It is powered by the caliber 1120 QP/1 automatic movement with 40-hour power reserve. It comes with an 18k rose gold bracelet, an alligator strap and a rubber strap that are easily changeable for formal or casual occasions.

Nomos Glashütte Tangente Neomatik

Nomos, the small German watch brand, specializes in timepieces that combine watchmaking precision with a Bauhaus design esthetic. It has always been popular among watch aficionados for both its innovations and affordability. Last year, Nomos and this watch received one of the prestigious awards from the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Gene ̀ ve, considered the Oscars of the watch world. Among the innovations of this slender 41 mm watch is an outer ring that displays the date in an entirely new way, framing the date with two red dots on the edge of the dial due to its new automatic date caliber (DUW 6101).

Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Reverso Tribute

The watch brand’s iconic Art Deco-inspired geometric two-sided case and leather strap is created in partnership with the esteemed Argentinian bootmaker, Casa Fagliano, to produce a watch for the sport of polo. The stainless steel piece has a navy sun ray dial and slim rhodium-plated markers that are purposely minimal so the second-counting subdial appears to be floating. It’s fitted with a tonal alligator strap. The flip mechanism allows you to conceal the face with one swift motion.

Runner Ups

Although these watches are not on our top 5 list, they still have made a mark which is definitely needed to be highlighted as well.

ChronoSwiss Flying Grand Regulator

From the watch brand that specializes in regulator wristwatches, this timepiece should appeal to those who have an interest in the regulator-style of displaying time, in which a large central minute hand dominates the dial, with the hours and seconds in smaller subdials. Regulator clocks, revered for their accuracy, were once used as reference timepieces among watch manufacturers to adjust their own creations. 

For this model the sophisticated dial design has a base with a guilloché pattern and a funnel construction for hour and second displays. The middle bridge is galvanic black with individual numbers of the limited edition painted by hand. The 44 mm case is made of stainless steel/DLC and is powered by the Caliber C.678 manual movement.

Longines Master

A classic, well-balanced dial design with painted Arabic numeral dial markers that reveal three chronograph subdials with a moon phase at 6 o’clock, and month and day of the week windows at 12 o’clock. The displays are housed in a 42 mm stainless steel case. The watch is powered by an automatic movement with a 54-hour power reserve.

Conclusion

A watch you wear says a lot about your style and you. Not only it tells what time it is, the right watch also adds a little something to your wrist. Watches are great silver and gold timepieces but now the watch shapes and sizes are drastically changing. We hope that you have learned from our articles and you would have an idea on how awesome some of these watches are.