Watches have already come far from their origins as timepieces. Admittedly, back in the early generations of watches, they were not that technologically and technically advanced during their days. Nowadays, people want something more than just a simple timepiece. Men in particular, enjoy watches that are durable and look good as well.
Most people nowadays want something that is surprising, a watch that brings out its engineering excellence and technological brilliance. If you can relate to those needs, then you’re lucky since we are going to introduce you to some of the best watches that a guy can have.
Montblanc surprised everyone with the TimeWalker Urban Speed e-Strap, joining a classic mechanical watch with a distinct OLED-screen, Bluetooth dongle alongside the clasp showing calls, texts, and social media feeding motion and notifications activity back to your smartphone. It’s main display is keeping things discreet thus avoiding dents from the screen.
Daniel Wellington Sheffield
It may look simple and plain, but the Daniel Wellington Sheffield is an ode to classic looks. Though the watch may look simple, everything you see on the outside and the workings inside are polished and made with the highest quality. The black leather strap is clean and is surprisingly comfortable. If you want a watch that’s simple and hits the mark, then the Daniel Wellington Sheffield is your best bet.
Azimuth SP-1 Mecanique
One of the most advanced flagships of Azimuth, this timepiece is the combination of progressive technical and futuristic styling flaunts. It can show the rendition of the Earth as seen from space that revolves every sixty seconds.
More so, it displays a jumping hour and also a spinning disc at the base of a minute hand operated by a Unitas 6497. This masterpiece is stainless-steel finished with a curved sapphire crystal display. Further, it includes a 3-dimensional hand and a punctured leather strap with blue stitching.
When it comes to precision and elegance, IWC or the International Watch Co. is at the top of the game. One of the best watches to come out from the brand is the IWC Ingenieur. In its first iteration, the watch had amazing precision, water and shock resistance, and anti-magnetic protection.
With its new release, the Ingenieur retains all its features albeit a bit more advanced. The case is made from stainless steel enhanced with curved sapphire crystals with anti-reflective coating. There are also variations of the Ingeneiur that have elegant diamonds and gold plated hands and markers.
The E-INK Leather Band is a technological marvel from Phosphor. The digital screen of this watch uses the advanced E-Ink electronic display highlighting its high contrast, paper-like screen. Moreover, the display comes in different modes: a graphic hour clock display, and a standard numeric digital display. The capability to switch between black-on-white and white-on-black time display brings this digital watch a unique styling.
On the other hand, the width of the case is 38mm while the thickness measures just around 8mm. Furthermore, this wristwatch is based on Micro-Magnetic Mechanical Technology and features a wide-angle viewing screen of a 180° cone.
Seiko Astron Solar Chronograph
Showcasing Seiko’s solar GPS feature and wearing a clean, moderately minimalist design, Seiko’s Astron Solar Chronograph is a perfect combination of elegance and technology. It’s also the thinnest watch of the Astron line, exhibiting a smaller built-in GPS antenna. Despite its smaller size, Seiko Astron managed to maximize the processing capability of the circuit.
Employing its onboard GPS software, it can adjust the time for you automatically, regardless of wherever you are in the world. Plus, the built-in solar component provides a significant amount of power, so it gets all the energy it needs to run continuously.
The Tread 1
Created by Devon, Tread 1 is a reinvention of the simple watch with a licensed system called the Interwoven Time Belts. A lithium polymer battery powers this timepiece, and can last for up to a couple of weeks with just one charge.
Also, the case design is from stainless, surgical-grade steel which is the most durable and hardest steel available in the market, through the advanced numerical computer control. In fact, the Tread 1 was nominated for the Design and Concept Watch category of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève in 2010.
Most timepieces made today are advanced while some are continuing a tradition of watchmaking from motions long ago. Today, different wristwatches are showcasing exclusive and unique features, more than just displaying the time of the day. With the watches mentioned above, you can’t go wrong on choosing the next best piece for your collection.