It is a veritable mine-field out there in the world of high-end timepieces and it isn’t somewhere for an indecisive fellow to reside given the sheer wealth of options available to choose from…think Breitling, IWC, Frederique Constant, Bell & Ross. The list goes on and on and it is a daunting prospect picking a dapper watch, not least because you are unlikely to get much change from five grand when making such a purchase.
But which 3 luxury men’s watches should a dapper chap invest in? Well, let’s take a look:
The Breitling Montbrillant collection of watches is stunning to say the least and the perfect choice for those looking to ramp up their dapper credentials. Based on a famous selection of Breitling watches crafted in the 1940’s, these Montbrillant watches have many impressive features and characteristics which set them apart in the incredibly competitive world of men’s luxury watches.
Just a couple of the more impressive traits of the breath-taking Breitling Montbrillant pictured above include:
- Gold Leather Strap with Pin & Buckle
- Limited Edition Breitling Watch
- Breitling Calibre 01 Movement
- 70 Hours Power Reserve
- Glare-proof Scratch Resistant Sapphire Crystal Glass
- Stainless Steel 40mm Case
- 30m Water Resistance
As you can see, the Breitling Montbrillant above is perfectly suited to those with notions of dapperness but it comes at a price – expect to pay at least $10,000 for this cracking luxury watch.
Raymond Weil Freelancer:
Mercifully not so devilishly expensive as the Breitling Montbrillant, the Raymond Weil Freelancer watch pictured above will set you back closer to the $4,000 mark – so, you can come across as quite the dapper gent for less than half the price of the Breitling timepiece.
Raymond Weil is a relative newcomer to the high-end timepiece market, having only been established in the 1970’s (some 100 years after their Swiss counterparts such as Breitling, IWC and Baume & Mercier) but they’ve wasted no time at all in scaling their way to the top of the industry and this is on the back of the quality timepieces that they routinely produce – such as the Freelancer watch pictured above.
Undoubtedly one of the most visually impressive Raymond Weil watches on the market and one that will certainly score you a fair few sartorial man points, the Freelancer is definitely a dapper watch indeed.
Some of its best features include:
- 42mm Stainless Steel Case
- 100m Water Resistance
- Stainless Steel Bracelet
- Black Dial with Yellow Detailing
- Silver Luminous Watch Hands
- Sapphire Crystal Glass
If you’re after a mid-range luxury watch that has got dapper written all over it (not literally) then the Raymond Weil Freelance collection may well tick all of the right boxes.
Baume & Mercier Classima:
Last but by no means least, we have a Baume & Mercier Classima watche that certainly doesn’t disappoint in the style stakes.
Baume & Mercier are one of the oldest and most respected luxury Swiss watchmakers and their Classima collection is in a class of its own (excellent punnery). Boasting an intricate design that would make a grown man weep (if he was particularly partial to intricate designs) the Baume and Mercier Classima watch pictured above is dapper with a capital ‘D’. It is elegant in the extreme and effortlessly cool – not to mention reassuringly expensive (don’t expect change from $3,500).
If this timepiece has piqued your interest and you want to know a little more about it, check out some of its great features below:
- Visible Movement
- Swiss-Made Automatic Calibre
- Sapphire Crystal Window with Silver Guilloche Decorations
- Luminous Hands for Improved Night Time Visibility
- See-Through Pressure Fitted Case Back
- Blue Stainless Steel Watch Hands
- 42mm Case Diameter
- 30m Water Resistance
Baume and Mercier watches and luxury lifestyles go hand in hand and collections like their Classima series of watches help facilitate this. One of the very best Swiss watch brands on the market and an incredibly popular choice amongst aficionados of high-end luxury timepieces.
All images courtesy of The Watch Gallery