Men’s watches will be one of the hottest items in 2022, as well as new cars, wines, cookware, and smartphones, depending on your preferences, practical needs, and budget. Whether your inclination runs to elegant and dressy timepieces that will impress your coworkers in the boardroom, or if you prefer a tougher, stylish-yet-practical watch that you can wear to the beach or the racetrack, or even if you’re someone looking to fly your tech-nerd flag on your wrist, our massive compilation of the 101 finest men’s watches. You’ve got your pick in just about every popular category with brands and models nominated by TB team members. We have arranged all categories in ascending order of price to make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for.
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In the Apollo 15 mission, U.S. astronaut Dave Scott wore a Bulova chronograph, which inspired Bulova to make the Lunar Pilot. With its curvy case shape and elongated pushers, it represents a faithful replica of the original Lunar Pilot. Except for the addition of a date window at 4:30 o’clock and the addition of the label “262 kHz” to the running seconds subdial at 6 o’clock, there are not many differences between the dial and this one. The quartz movement in this piece may turn off some watch enthusiasts, but Bulova’s high-performance quartz movement ticks at 262 Hz, which is eight times the frequency of typical quartz movements, and is accurate to +/-5 seconds per month.
Tissot PRX Chrono
PRX Chrono 42mm is a new member of the PRX family, first introduced in 2021. It has a slightly larger case and bracelet than the standard PRX 40mm, and the case and bracelet are exceptionally well made and finished. One of the world’s leading Swiss brands, Valjoux, features an automatic caliber in this watch, making it an excellent choice at this price.
Auto-Chronograph Hamilton Intra-Matic
Hamilton’s retro-styled Intra-Matic Auto Chrono blends a midcentury design inspiration with modern case dimensions and a Valjoux 7753 base caliber to create a functional and aesthetically pleasing timepiece. With its panda-dial format, prominent pump pushers, and water resistance capability, the Intra-Matic Auto Chrono stands out in this range of chronographs when it comes to versatility and water resistance.
Flyback Chronograph Manufactured by Frederique Constant
It is an in-house movement with flyback functionality that evokes classic chronographs from the 1930s while representing a phenomenal value at the same time. The Frederique Constant Flyback Chronograph Manufacture was released in 2017. In 42mm versions, these original designs feature the FC-760 Manufacture Caliber movement and two-tone dials with blue or chocolate brown subdials.
“Moonwatch” Omega Speedmaster Professional
Speedmaster watches were introduced in 1959 as racing watches, but they became legends after accompanying the Apollo 11 astronauts on the moon mission in 1969. In modern versions of the “Moonwatch”, the movement (Caliber 1861) is the same (Caliber 1861), the dial still features the tri design, and the hands and hour markers are luminescent.
Monaco TAG Heuer
The TAG Heuer Monaco clock was launched in 1969 as a popular watch, but it became a cultural icon when Steve McQueen wore it in the movie Le Mans, which made it famous. Incorporating an in-house Heuer 02 movement, this Monaco embodies the iconic blue, square-faced original McQueen clock. An 80-hour power reserve allows it to be recognized from across a room, and its two square subdials make it easy to recognize.
Premier B01 Breitling
In 1943, Willy Breitling, the founder of the Breitling family, introduced the Premier B01 as a revival of the iconic 9591 watch for gents. This timepiece is filled with elegant details and contemporary-retro touches with sleek rectangular chronograph pushers and a classic bi-compax dial layout. In addition to a column-wheel chronograph caliber B01 and grooves on the case sides, its sapphire caseback is designed in an elegant, period-appropriate manner.
Original Zenith Chronomaster
In 1969, Zenith introduced the El Primero chronograph caliber that influenced the world of watchmaking for decades to come, and just a few years ago, the Chronomaster Original, one of the first automatic european watches with the revolutionary high-frequency automatic movement, was resurrected for a contemporary audience. Designed to mimic the dimensions of the vintage model, Ref. A386, the steel case measures 38mm in diameter. Its sapphire caseback conceals a built-in stopwatch that measures time to 1/10th of a second.
Chronograph I by Porsche Design
In the movie “Top Gun,” Tom Cruise wore this Porsche Design Chronograph I wristwatch. It was the first steel watch with a black PVD coating, which led to the invention of the all-black look that remains popular today. A tachymeter-scale bezel and brightly contrasted hands and subdials mark the model’s 50th anniversary. A tachymeter-scale bezel and a high-contrast design complete the watch’s design.
Rolex Cosmograph DaytonaRolex released their first Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona wristwatch in 1963 with a steel case and manual wind chronograph movement. This famous racetrack was named after this watch. Since then, this OULM watch 9591 has been produced in numerous variations, always associated with motorsports and its speed. It’s no secret that the Rolex Daytona has remained one of the most coveted timepieces in the world, even as it has evolved in technology (with Rolex’s own in-house movements) and modern materials (like Rolex’s own proprietary Cerachrom for the tachymeter bezels) to maintain its status as one of the most coveted timepieces in the world.