Luxury sports watches have always been famous for their ability to resist anything life throws at them in style. The concept of a luxury sports watch has developed over the years, with Audemars Piguet defining the category with the Royal Oak and later the Nautilus in the 1970s. Today, these watches are unquestionably more luxurious and have the same level of innovation and attention to detail as their dressier and snazzier predecessors. If you’re looking for a friend that can accompany you on any adventure, whether it’s a casual kayaking trip in Costa Rica or an intense voyage aboard the Arctic Express, here are the best luxury sports watches to buy this year.
Oversized Dylan Michael Kors Watch (MK8184)
The Dylan Michael Kors watch will never go out of style since it is large, bold, and incredibly stylish. Its unique combination of accents results in a watch that is appropriate for both work and pleasure. The large bezel and subtle time-stops give the watch a sleek appearance, while the black silicone band has a sporty vibe to it. When you wear it, it will serve as a dramatic punctuation point to everything in your outfit, whether you’re at work or out on the town.
Rolex Explorer II (216570)
When Rolex, the world’s most renowned luxury watch brand, commemorates its birthday, everyone jumps up in their chairs. And to honor the historic event of its 50th anniversary, the firm has chosen to produce a major update. The redesigned Explorer II ref.216570 is without a doubt one of the year’s greatest new watches. Made of corrosion-resistant Oystersteel with an eye-catching shine, this watch is for adventurers, as the title indicates. With its blue-lit Chromalight display at night and 24-hour display that doubles as a compass under certain situations, it’s excellent for people who thrive on exploration and pushing their boundaries.
Zenith Chronomaster Sport
Sportier and more practical than the other Chronomaster watches, this unique wristwatch features a black ceramic bezel with a tachymeter that contrasts nicely with the navy, rose gold, and white accents on the chronograph wristwatch. The timepiece is still driven by the El Primero caliber 3600 — the most advanced and technically advanced development of the venerable automatic chronograph — but now boasts a 60-hour power reserve.
Panerai Radiomir Mediterraneo
It’s no wonder that Panerai drew inspiration from the Mediterranean water for this watch, which features a beautiful blue sunburst display and a blue alligator bracelet. Because although black is classic, blue is unique. The Swiss-made watch has a polished titanium casing that is non-toxic, lightweight, and corrosion-resistant. With a 3-day battery reserve and a sapphire crystal case back (with distinctive wave patterns), you can enjoy the movement in action. The Radiomir Meditarraneo’s 45 mm diameter and luminescent Arabic numerals and hour markers make it easy to read even in the dark of the sea.
Montblanc 1958 Geosphere Limited Edition
This Montblanc 1958 Geosphere is the perfect watch for any pathfinder or adventurer. This watch’s bronze case, sandy dial, and light and dark brown accents conjure images of faraway dunes and a blazing sun. The leather strap is charmingly retro, and the back depicts the desert’s famed Flaming Cliffs.
The Montblanc 1858 Geosphere’s design isn’t the only thing that seems daring. This field watch has two hemispheres on the dial that indicate the time anywhere in the world, as well as red dots to represent the Seven Summits Challenge peaks. A 12-hour second-time zone display is also displayed at nine. The bidirectional rotating bezel can also be used as a compass.
Piaget Polo S Automatic Chronograph
The Piaget Polo S variant is excellent for people wanting something fresh-faced, full of vitality, yet polished. With its elegant grey dial (guilloché patterning) and hefty 42mm stainless steel case, this watch seems like it just walked off the polo field. It has a 50-hour power reserve 1160P automatic movement viewable through the glass rear. Its scratch-resistant sapphire crystal also lasts a lifetime.
There has a date window, a chronograph and a balancing stop on Piaget’s Polo S. With a steel band and Super-LumiNova coated hands, you can see the time even in low light. It’s a great mix of casual and high-end.
Chopard Alpine Eagle Lucent Steel
Inspired by the now-discontinued St. Moritz watch, designed by Karl-Friederich Scheufele for Chopard in the 1980s, this contemporary Chopard model arrived with much excitement. The 41mm automatic version features a galvanized blue dial textured to mimic the iris of its eponymous bird, with a Lucent Steel A223 case and band. Eight screws are surrounding the casing, which contains the COSC-certified chronometer for improved accuracy wherever you go.
H. Moser & Cie. Venturer Concept
Black is timeless, so you’re in good hands with H.Moser & Cie’s Vantablack Venturer Concept. It is the pinnacle of timepiece simplicity, suitable for urban slickers and swanky jet-setters. The Vantablack dial is constructed of carbon nanotubes. Light can’t bounce off these tubes. Rather, it disperses and absorbs. No light reflections give you the darkest substance known to man.
The warm warmth of the 18-karat red gold case contrasts wonderfully with the black-hole-like appearance. There’s only an hour and minute hand on the dial. The HMC 327 manual movement has a power reserve indication on the rear so you know when to wind it.
Hermès Arceau Automatic
Hermès’ timepieces, like its avant-garde fashion, are more than merely functional. The Arceau Automatic is suitable for all discriminating dressers. They provide casual luxury. Like the Arceau, they’re understated yet striking. Imagine it under a shirt cuff. People will have to remark. It’s got to be one of the most stunning new watches.
The Arceau Automatic has an automatic movement in a 40mm stainless steel casing. The dial boasts a delicate herringbone pattern, bold Arabic numerals, and a date window. Turn it around to witness the oscillating weight in action in the exhibition case.
Time moves quickly at times and slows at others. Wear one of these high-end timepieces to stay on top of the time no matter what. The Arceau Automatic by Hermès, a stunning dress watch, is the greatest luxury timepiece for the money on the luxury watch market. A more robust option, the Montblanc Geosphere Limited Edition ‘Desert,’ is also a great value when compared to other luxury timepieces.