Our top picks of Watches & Wonders 2021

From sophisticated to sporty, sleek and chunky, Watches & Wonder certainly has it all this year.

The past week has been a whirlwind of experience with Watches & Wonders showcasing the latest watches from well-known high-end brands. As the biggest watch event in the industry, almost every luxury brand has launched their major releases for the whole world to see and rave about. Even for us, we’ve rounded up the best watches we’ve seen, perfectly designed for explorers, the most stylish and stylish, and finally specially designed for collectors. Scroll down to see the best timepieces (in our opinion) that are on our list.

Rolex

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You can never go wrong with a classic, and Rolex is back to make you fall in love with its new generation Oyster Perpetual Explorer. At 36mm, with a caliber 3230 and releasing in a yellow Rolesor version (combination of Oystersteel steel and 18 ct yellow gold), the black dial is lacquered to perfection with an impressive Chromalight display. On the dial, the indexes and hands glow in the dark thanks to the luminescent material. You will be happy to know that this watch is designed for your daily errands and as your loyal adventure companion as it is water resistant up to 330 feet and fitted with scratch resistant sapphire crystal – how not to love having this in your collection?

H. Moser & Cie

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Combining class and simplicity, the Endeavor Tourbillon Concept Tiger’s Eye by H. Moser & Cie is a timepiece that deserves to be raved about. What makes it so special is the flying tourbillon with a semi-precious stone on the dial that shines with you wherever you go. With two ranges to choose from, from gray-blue to golden reddish-brown, you will have the choice between the Falcon’s Eye and the Ox’s Eye, which will wrap well with an elegant alligator leather strap. Funny anecdote: A tiger eye stone is believed to confer protection and symbolize self-confidence.

Hermes

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Here is something for the ladies. The Faubourg Polka model exudes a certain class that will go well with your glam to casual looks. If you don’t like bulk, this Hermès watch is made for someone who loves quintessential design. With a mother-of-pearl dial; Framed by a delicate 15.5mm round case, diamond sequins surround the case, bracelet, crown and dial for a subtle sparkle. Available in rose gold and white gold, this is the right type of jewelry watch to wear if you don’t like bracelets or chunky rings as an accessory.

Ulysses Nardin

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It’s the best of both worlds: Ulysse Nardin has merged the Diver X and the Skeleton X to create the Diver X Skeleton timepiece. This cutting edge 44mm piece brings the sporty design of a diver with the technical capabilities of the executive skeleton. Like the Divers, the uniqueness of this timepiece could withstand fatal pressures at a depth of 200 meters. The best part? The hour, minute and second hands are coated with Superluminova, making it easy to read the time underwater. Choose between the orange or blue strap, it’s up to you but we guarantee it’s an investment for explorers to consider.

Mont Blanc

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A watch dedicated to connoisseurs of the outdoors and vintage spirit, this Montblanc 1858 (Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition 18) is made for you. Inspired by the archives, this timepiece pays homage to Minerva’s historic military heritage. Covered with an 18K gold alloy in Lime Gold, the contrast between the gold-colored dial with green elements exudes a perfect harmony between the shades for a sophisticated feel. Flip the watch over and it will reveal the manufactured mono-push chronograph caliber MR M16.31; inspired by the original Minvera caliber. It really is a work of art.

Porthole

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Are you feeling gloomy? Take a spin with the Hublot Big Bang Unico Yellow Magic and watch it shine against your neutral-colored wardrobe. Like a ray of sunshine, this 42 mm case and bezel shine brightly in this yellow ceramic, as do its minutes and seconds counter, Arabic numerals and hands. However, the polished yellow ceramic contrasts well with the black hue, making this Yellow Magic watch the right dose of sparkle and sporty design for all fans of this figure.

Hero image credit: Rolex; Featured image credit: H. Moser & Cie


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