Show Them You Care With An Unique And Perfect Watch For Special Occasions

Whether it’s for yourself or someone you love, when it comes to choosing watches the options are endless. Sometimes a simple timepiece is ideal, but other times you want something that will stand out. If you enjoy finding unique and perfect watches, just keep reading.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak is a legend! Created by legendary watch designer, Gerald Genta, in the 1970s, few watches are as instantly recognizable as the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak. From its octagonal bezel with exposed screws to its integrated bracelet, a Royal Oak announces its presence from a mile away. What we can say with complete certainty is that Audemars Piguet Royal Oak has a unique and distinct look, feel, and design to it. You can never mistake an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, for anything else but an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak! So a Audemars Piguet Royal Oak replica is definitely the unique watch for you or for the one you care about.

TAG Heuer watches have been featured in many movies and draw their inspiration from classic Hollywood stars and legendary racers.  A luxury TAG Heuer watch can add dimension to any clothing item you own and makes you look perfect and stand out from the crowd. When you wear a Formula 1, Carrera, but especially the Monaco, it is safe to think that you have a perfect presence on your wrist. A TAG Heuer watch is generally the mark of a true uniqueness , and it is something you’ll want to have for the rest of your life. It is something that you will want to give to the one you care about. And you know it’s what the racers wear.

The Rolex Submariner is by far the most coveted and desired luxury watch on the market. Originally a men’s watch, the small dimensions of the Submariner has made it quite popular among women too. Introduced in 1953, the Rolex Submariner watch is the pioneering timepiece specifically engineered for scuba diving and water sports activities. This high end accessory is sophisticatedly designed and superbly constructed. With is eye-catching design and neutral tones, the watch is simply marvelous. It comes with a large and great looking dial that will surely catch anyone’s attention. Even though it was designed as a scuba diver’s watch, this accessory can also be an everyday wear. It can be a great accessory to any formal and classy events. So it can definitely be the perfect and unique watch for you or the one you love.

Swiss Chronographs: The Best “Tool Watches” And The Coolest Watches For You

Chronographs are often thought of as “tool watches” . The chronograph is a separate and independent time system which serves as a stopwatch. It displays different counters or mechanisms for measuring elapsed time. Counters can register seconds, minutes and hours. This gives its owner the ability to time anything he wants.

Sometimes, the analysis of which watch to buy proceeds little further than, “Wow, that one looks cool.” Chronographs look really cool. Most chronographs consist of three small dials (also called sub-registers) within the main dial of the watch. On the side of the watch’s case, you’ll usually find two buttons: the top button starts/stops the chronograph, while the bottom button resets it. In days gone by, manufacturers assumed that chronographs would be used and relied upon, so legible elapsed times were a given. Today, elapsed-time indications are often sacrificed on the altar of fashion. Manufacturers will ditch them in a second for the sake of a design they think will induce the customer to say, “That one looks really cool,” and reach for his or her wallet. The following are 2 cool chronographs which are sought after by watch lovers.

You can’t have a list of chronographs without a TAG Heuer. Since its founding in 1860, the brand has been a leader in automotive and aviation chronographs, and the Autavia of the 1960s and ’70s was one of its icons. The latest generation of Formula 1 recalls the tonneau-shaped case and bold bezel of those Autavias but updates it with better water resistance and a sapphire crystal.

The Daytona is a self-winding mechanical chronograph watch by fake Rolex UK that has been around since the 1960’s. It is especially popular among racecar drivers. It was named after the famous race in Daytona that Rolex sponsors until today. It was designed as a high precision timing tool for endurance races. Though it has fewer components integrated into it when compared with other standard chronograph watches, the watch prides itself with enhanced reliability. The chronograph functions are activated by pushers that screw down when not in use. The watch is waterproof up to a distance of 100 meters.

The Reasons You Need A Fine Watch

We always need to know what time it is. And looking at watch is the most convenient and decent way to know the time. People always enjoy wearing a fine watch which will make them look good and bring convenience to their life.

A fine watch can not only keep the time, but also look aesthetics to perfect your image. You wear a fine watch, and people will see it. It is true that one of the most compelling reasons to wear a fine watch is the prestige.  If you are at a wedding or a reunion, you just want people to see it.  If you are a businessman, a fine watch symbolizes your success.  This is the most obvious reason why one might want to own and wear a high end watch, but it’s not the most important reason.

You get what you pay for.  A high end watch will last for years and years, and can be passed down as a family heirloom from generation to generation.  Quality watches are more durable and can better withstand wear and tear.  They will run for years and years, and with a little maintenance, they can be kept in like new condition. Famous watchmaking companies like replica Audemars Piguet and Patek Philippe employ master horologists to put together their signature timepieces in state-of-the-art Swiss facilities, where standards of craftsmanship are kept remarkably high; for instance, Patek Philippe’s timepieces are so intricate that they typically take between 10 months (for basic models) and 2 years (for extremely complex models) to be manufactured. This top-tier level of quality, in craftsmanship as well as materiel, ensures that luxury watches are able to reliably keep the time – often for decades or more.

Luxury things are often commonly recognized by people for various adjectives including “expensive, successful good taste, classy, high-society, important, etc…” So as the luxury timepieces, whichare widely respected and easily recognized by people who appreciate details and luxury. Particularly when paired with other tasteful clothing choices – such as business suits, tuxedos, or semi-formal wear for casual events – luxury timepieces are accessories that identify their wearers as successful men.

People judge how smart, tasteful, attractive, and successful you are based on visual indicators. These visual indicators are extremely powerful, and more often than not, people come to conclusions about you before you even open your mouth. To be taken seriously, you must look serious. If you want to impress people you meet, you need to dress up well, comb your hair, shine your shoes, stand up straight, and put on your fine watch. Just as a beautiful woman is more likely to draw your gaze than an unattractive one, a well-dressed gentleman is more likely to attract attention.

Top 10 Elegant Dress Watches for Men

Top 10 Elegant Dress Watches for Men

Top 10 Elegant Dress Watches for Men ABTW Editors' Lists

The aBlogtoWatch team has made dressing up that much easier (and costlier) with our list of the top 10 elegant dress watches. In life, we usually avoid complications, in a dress watch as well, the less the better, a simple uncluttered dial is one of the timeless qualities that a dress watch should fulfill. The focus should ideally be on the essence of a watch. The time in hours and minutes, and little if anything more. Some of the best examples even avoid seconds hands.

A good men’s dress watch also needs to be discreet enough to not distract from your attire – and preferably, sometimes on a leather strap that matches your belt and shoes. Slenderness (thickness of the case) is another virtue in a classic dress watch, being of a diminutive height so that it slides easily under a shirt cuff and gives a subtle wrist presence.

While a dress watch that uses stainless steel is fine, wearing one gives you a good opportunity to have some precious metal on your wrist and to add a further touch of class, a fine mechanical movement is a good choice, especially since this will also add value to a style of watch that is typically an heirloom.

Top 10 Elegant Dress Watches for Men ABTW Editors' Lists

Cartier Tank

Created in 1917 and first offered for sale in 1922, the Cartier Tank is an iconic dress watch that since its inception, has been endlessly imitated.

Legend has it that the design of the Tank was inspired by aerial photographs of Renault FT-17 tanks when Louis Cartier saw them in his daily newspaper and the first model produced was a gift for General John J. Pershing as a token of France’s appreciation for his help in ending World War I.

Before the Cartier Tank, most wristwatches were little more than modified pocket watches for the wrist, the Tank was the first to really be conceived with comfort and style in mind.

One the most enduringly popular watch designs, its popularity is in no small part due to its distinctly refined Art deco aesthetic, something which has been present in all of its 250 plus model variations.

Over time, this classic watch has graced many a famous wrist including actors, politicians and royalty. Notably John F. Kennedy wore his Tank throughout most of his term in office and that Cary Grant, an actor noted for his sartorial elegance, chose the Tank, also says something for its design.

Currently, it’s offered in five models: the Francaise, Americaine, Anglaise, Solo and Louis Cartier. The ultra-thin Louis Cartier model offers their greatest display of craftsmanship. Originally released in 1922, it is now offered with quartz, automatic or manual movements. Prices start from as little as $2,000 for Quartz versions.

Top 10 Elegant Dress Watches for Men ABTW Editors' Lists

Chopard L.U.C XP

The L.U.C XP model from Chopard won the top prize at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve in the category of ‘ultra-thin watches’ when it was launched in 2006. Being a very slender 6.8mm thick, it is powered by a just over 3mm thick Chopard L.U.C. automatic movement.

The LUC XP movement is the completely in-house calibre L.U.C 96.17-L, exhibiting a handsome blend of Cotes de Genève and circular graining. The movement benefits from Chopard’s Twin Technology, where two stacked mainspring barrels result in a power reserve of 65 hours – about 50% more than what is common, and even more noteworthy when you consider the thinness of the movement.

A handsome, timeless design, the XP has a black dial with a slight sheen to it, adding a greater sense of opacity and richness and the well proportioned Arabic numbers in white gold are nicely complimented by the dauphine hands. At 39.5mm wide, the XP is a modern sized dress watch with a versatile contemporary look suiting both formal and less formal occasions. Priced at $15,350.

Top 10 Elegant Dress Watches for Men ABTW Editors' Lists

Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945

Girard-Perregaux is one of the least publicly known Swiss watch manufacturers. However, their history reveals some interesting models such as the first with a high-frequency movement in 1957. It is precisely their past that is the basis for the Vintage 1945 model launched in 1995 as a tribute to the original Art deco model and now one of the icons of the brand.

Taking the original design as its inspiration, the updated model shares many of its design features including the Art deco lugs and ergonomically curved case, but now in a larger more modern size, making the watch a nice blend of the classical and contemporary. The profile of the case was also redesigned in 2009 to give it a spherical form and to discreetly integrate the crown into the case. The dial features dual curves and is embellished by elegant Dauphine-style hands and a subsidiary seconds dial.

Available in pink gold and steel, the Vintage 1945 is a nice example of an Art deco style dress watch that captures the characteristic style and looks of the era and simultaneously presents a vision of the past while still being contemporary.The pink gold version pictured retails for about $20,000.

Top 10 Elegant Dress Watches for Men ABTW Editors' Lists

Grand Seiko

The high-end watch line Grand Seiko was for decades only available in Japan. But, in 2010 they started to ship certain models overseas for the first time. Built to exacting standards by Seiko’s most skilled watchmakers, this line has a a rich history of excellence.

Seiko has had for a long time, a preoccupation with accuracy in their watches, being pioneers in quartz, atomic and Spring Drive movements and having in-house testing even more stringent than Swiss COSC Chronometer certification. This model uses a Hi-Beat movement and accuracy is the focal point of this dress watch rather than slenderness.

Releasing their first Hi-Beat movement in 1968, Seiko has had plenty of time to perfect this type of movement, one that few brands attempt due to the difficulty involved. This model SBGH022 features a movement beating at 36,000bph and a high level of accuracy as a result. The embodiment of great Japanese craftsmanship and engineering virtuosity, this Grand Seiko dress watch has a superior level of detailing and polishing combined with performance and discretion. This is a watch you don’t wear to get noticed – except by serious watch aficionados-  but a dress watch you wear for your own satisfaction. It’s presented in a 40.2mm diameter, 13mm thick rose gold case and has a 37 jewel movement with a power reserve of 55 hours. This model SBGH022 retails for around $22,000 in gold.

Top 10 Elegant Dress Watches for Men ABTW Editors' Lists

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control

Inspired by their classical models from the 1950’s and named after a merciless series of tests, the Master Control was introduced in 1992. Despite the model’s nostalgic heritage it represented an innovation in the area of watch chronometry. Wanting to go beyond the standards of the day, Jaeger-LeCoultre devised a six week series of tests called  “1000 Hours Control” aimed at achieving this. Only after passing these rigorous tests did the watch receive the signature of the master-inspector inside the watch case and a gold seal bearing the individual test number.

A sunburst silver-toned dial featuring numbers at three of the dial’s four cardinal points is complimented by Dauphine hands indicating the hours and minutes with a baton-type seconds hand. Inside the 39mm case is the in-house caliber 899 automatic movement featuring a 43 hour power reserve and utilizing new technologies such as ceramic ball bearings and with its 22K gold rotor visible through the sapphire case back. The Master Control is a dress watch that represents great value and is also suitable for semi-formal, and sometimes casual occasions. Prices for the stainless steel version start at $4,000.

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Jack Mason JM-D103 Automatic Dive Watch

Jack Mason JM-D103 Automatic Dive Watch

Jack Mason JM-D103 Automatic Dive Watch Watch Releases

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Jack Mason watches was founded in Dallas, Texas, by a pair of friends who shared a passion for making a best-in-class product. With over 25 years of combined experience in the retail industry, the duo decided to finally take the leap and establish their own brand. In 2013, Jack Mason was launched with a collection of watches and leather goods that combined classic Americana influences with contemporary design. While the brand continues to evolve, the mission to bridge the divide between thoughtful design and attainable goods remains. As a part of that mission we bring you our first Kickstarter limited edition: the JM-D103.

Jack Mason JM-D103 Automatic Dive Watch Watch Releases

Jack Mason JM-D103 Automatic Dive Watch Watch Releases

Our diver is the last missing pillar in our catalog and if you talk to most any self-professed “watch nerds,” chances are they own a dive watch or have one on their list of future purchases. So it wasn’t a surprise when our fans began requesting a diver, and that’s what we sought to make. The Jack Mason JM-D103 started as a passion project, became an experiment in design language, and resulted in what you see here. A robust, sea-ready watch with rugged good looks; all with a price tag too good not to just add it to your wish list.

Jack Mason JM-D103 Automatic Dive Watch Watch Releases

Jack Mason JM-D103 Automatic Dive Watch Watch Releases

The Jack Mason JM-D103 combines the Jack Mason DNA we’ve built up over the past year with all the rich heritage of the divers that came before us. The greats earned their titles for a reason, and we’d be foolish not to follow their lead. Our diver is built to keep up with the best divers under the water and styled to tackle your desk dives and your black-tie life back on shore.

Jack Mason JM-D103 Automatic Dive Watch Watch Releases

The watch is all stainless steel and water resistant to 30ATM with a screw down crown. We’re offering 2 attachments for Kickstarter: our 5-row solid stainless steel bracelet and our rubber strap. The glossy dial features a high-visibility index set filled with Super-LumiNova for low light reading at a glance. The dial is covered by a sapphire crystal and complemented with a uni-directional ceramic bezel. We’ve even considered the details you forgot to think about: We engineered the watch to have a 5 ATM water resistance with the crown unscrewed. No unfortunate accidents here. Need to go from beach side to board room? The rubber strap has our standard quick release pins to make switching straps easy and fast. The Japanese Miyota 821A is one of the most well-known and dependable Japanese automatic movements in the industry, keeping you on time day in and day out with no need to change any batteries or plug it in.

Jack Mason JM-D103 Automatic Dive Watch Watch Releases

Jack Mason JM-D103 Automatic Dive Watch Watch Releases

We believe anything worth doing is worth doing right; so, when we created the Jack Mason JM-D103 we knew it had to be put to the test. We had our friends Lia Barrett and Jeffrey Honda (both amazing underwater photographers) take the JM-D103 through the paces off the coast of the Hawaiian and Cayman Islands. The results speak for themselves.

Jack Mason JM-D103 Automatic Dive Watch Watch Releases

Jack Mason JM-D103 Automatic Dive Watch Watch Releases

Right now, you have a chance to own part of the very limited run of Jack Mason JM-D103 watches at a fraction of the eventual cost. Our projected retail on a watch with this much packed in is $545 on strap and $595 on bracelet; our remaining reward levels start at over 50% off this price. We don’t plan on making any more than we need to for the Kickstarter, so if you’re interested I encourage you to check out our campaign on Kickstarter today!