Fashion styles change every year, and with that comes changes in watch styles. This can be the launch of a new collection, or it can be a style that comes back into fashion years later. Some designs may be short-lived, but we’re taking a closer look at 10 cheap watches coming in 2022 that will stand the test of time no matter when they’re released, including models from Rolex, Bethune, Omega and Patek Philippe.
10 Best Watches for Men
In no particular order are some of the best watches for men of all styles.
- Rolex Explorer 124273
Launched in 2021, the Rolex Explorer 124273 is a tribute to the Explorer launched in 1953. This model is a classic 36mm case size with a black lacquered dial and 3-6-9 numerals. Compared to the original steel version, this model has several updates, including a Rolesor combination of Oystersteel and yellow gold, and Chromalite hour-markers that are legible in the dark, and the movement is a superlative precision timepiece count.
While the duotone may have lost some popularity after the 1980s, it has come back into fashion over the past few years and offers a variety of styling options.
- H. Moser & Cie. Endeavour Tourbillon Concept Ox’s Eye
H. Moser & Cie’s Endeavor Tourbillon Concept Ox’s Eye is another product coming in 2021, but with a different design. This model is a minimalist “concept” design with no hour markers or other hour markers. The dial itself is unique in each piece as it is a tiger’s eye stone with red accents added. The rose gold watch is limited to 50 pieces. The platinum model with blue falcon eyes is also released in a limited edition of 50 pieces.
- De Bethune DB28 GS
Introduced in 2015, the De Bethune DB28 collection is faithful to the De Bethune design. This special model DB28 GS comes with a 44mm tonneau-shaped titanium case and rubber strap. It is sportier than other De Bethune DB28 models thanks to the rubber strap and angular case style.
- Grand Seiko Heritage SBGA413
While a pink dial isn’t usually what people think of, the Grand Seiko SBGA413 from the Four Seasons ‘Spring’ collection is a unique textured dial that complements other Heritage Collection models like the Snowflake. The pink color is understated and subtle for everyday wear. The titanium case features a durable case material that is very light on the wrist.
- Omega Seamaster 300 Spectre Limited Edition
Released in 2012 as a limited edition of 7,007 in the James Bond “Ghost” movie, this watch features a Master Co-Axial 8400 calibre, an antimagnetic movement up to 15,000 gauss, and the James Bond engraving on the caseback. In 2021, Omega releases the Seamaster 300, which features a similar lollipop seconds hand, paired with a blue or black sandwich dial. While there are subtle differences between the Spectre and the new edition, there’s something special about wearing the same watch that James Bond wears, even if we can’t set it to explode to save us from our Bond villains.
- Patek Philippe 5110G
The Patek Philippe 5110G is the perfect world time watch for anyone who wants to easily keep track of time around the world. In production from 2000 to 2006, the 5110 combines Patek Philippe’s traditional dress elegance with sophisticated design and complications. The movement bears the Geneva Seal, a hallmark of excellence. Read on for our 5110G review or learn about the rich history of Patek Philippe’s World Timer.
- FP Journe Chronometre Bleu
Originally launched in 2008, the Chronometre Bleu is a collector’s favourite and is still in production today. It has a hard tantalum case that requires a melting temperature of 3016 degrees, which makes the watch very difficult to use, and is highly resistant to corrosion. The blue chrome dial is very attractive and offers different colors depending on the surrounding ambient lighting. Read on for Chronometre Blue or learn the full history of the FP Journe brand.
- Breitling Aviation Timekeeping Heritage
Navitimer Heritage is a time-honored, modern collection that dates back more than 65 years to when Breitling introduced the complication pilot’s watch. The Navitimer bezel is designed with a slide rule that can calculate airspeed, ground speed, fuel consumption and more. This watch is perfect for anyone looking for a vintage-inspired design and a watch model with a history associated with technological innovation.
- Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Monoface
Released in 2021, Jaeger-LeCoultre pays homage to the 1931 New York Edition, releasing the Reverso Tribute Monoface with a dark green dial. Only 8.5 mm thick, this watch is equipped with an oval JLC 822/2 movement. Green complements the stainless steel case and is paired with a green leather strap. Over the years, green dials have continued to become more popular, rivaling the traditional blue that brands tend to favor. Discover the full JLC Reverso history.
- Tudor Black Bay
The Tudor Black Bay 79210CNU is another versatile, modern and still classic design for 2021. This 41mm modern case size features a black PVD-treated ceramic case and is powered by the Manufacture Calibre MT5602-1U, an automatic movement with a bidirectional rotor and a 70-hour power reserve. The striking black case is paired with a solid black dial and a satin black ceramic bezel. This watch has won the GPHG 2021 “Petit Aiguille” award.