The great news with the timepiece market is that it is surging. This is thanks to a late-breaking wave of fresh, new designs and highly anticipated timepieces that have made a comeback this year. Unfortunately, there is also bad news. The bad news is that there are more choices than ever before, at nearly every price point, and for a man on the hunt for a new watch, well, figuring out which one could be rather troublesome.
This is where we come in. We have put together a list of some of the best timepieces that have been released this year. Timepieces that will get the blood rushing, watches that celebrate both traditional forms as well as those that push the envelope with new styles. Below we list sixteen of the best timepieces thus far in 2018.
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean
The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean is for both real divers and secret-agent wannabes—it even has a helium-escape valve. (Who cares if you never take it into the ocean? Helium-escape valve!)
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph is the watch that haunts the dreams of guys who know the dollar-to-Swiss-franc exchange rate on any given day.
$38,300, Audemars Piguet
Rolex GMT-Master II
The rose-gold Rolex GMT-Master II, with an iconic “root beer” bezel, is a brand-new configuration from The Crown that has watch nerds going nuts.
Movado Ultra Slim
Movado’s Bauhaus-inspired dial is famous in the watch world; the Ultra Slim is updated with subtle markers. (You know, for telling time.)
Patek Philippe Golden Ellipse
Patek Philippe unveiled the mean color combo for the 50th-anniversary version of one of the most elegant designs in watch history: the Golden Ellipse.
$30,850, Patek Philippe
Hublot Classic Fusion Ceramic King Gold
For when you’ve got a Formula 1 race at 2:00 and a black-tie dinner at 8:00.
Panerai Luminor Due
The new 38-millimeter Panerai Luminor Due is slim enough to tuck under the sleeve of your tux.
Montblanc Star Legacy Moonphase
Montblanc, the maestros behind CEO-level writing instruments, also make a damn fine timepiece.
Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Panorama Date
Glashütte Original traces its roots to the beginning of the Saxon watch industry; the simple Senator design maintains a taste of that tradition.
A. Lange & Söhne Little Lange 1
The other Saxon horological heavyweight, A. Lange & Söhne, was founded in 1845, and is now known for these modern guilloché-dialed beauties.
$34,400, A. Lange & Söhne
Breitling Superocean Heritage II
Originally developed for military divers, the Breitling Superocean is about as serious as civilian watches get.
Longines Legend Driver
When Longines re-issued its classic dive watch, casual beachgoers and deep-sea explorers alike rejoiced.
Baume & Mercier Clifton
Baume & Mercier, artisans of affordable timepieces, don’t skimp on performance.
$2,250, Baume & Mercier
Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Memovox
Though most collectors wouldn’t dream of dunking their Jaeger-LeCoultre in the pool, plenty of sleek luxury sport watches have aquatic origins—so if you want to, go right ahead.
Rolex GMT-Master II
The Pepsi Rolex GMT-Master II is already an O.G. collectors’ favorite, and the update—with a special Jubilee bracelet—is an instant classic. Most of these watches are spoken for…
Tudor Black Bay GMT
…but the Tudor Black Bay GMT can more than tide you over till your local watch guy calls you with good news.
About Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry
Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry has been providing quality products and professional services to the metropolitan Denver, CO area since 1951. The very first watch repair and service facility ever opened in Colorado. Dan Matheu, watchmaker, pioneered watch repair and services in Colorado. Today, Scott Matheu is at the helm steering Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry. With his vision, Scott opened a watch store in Highland Ranch and has made Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry not only one of the largest watch stores to provide watch repair in Breckenridge, CO but also the entire state.
Whether you need watch repair in Breckenridge, CO, watch engraving, or even if you have an antique watch that you would like appraised, you can count on Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry to provide you with superior service each and every single time. All of our watchmakers are factory trained and we have CW21 Certified by the American Watchmakers and Clockmakers Institute (AWCI) on site. This certification has the most stringent standards for watchmakers performing repair, restoration, and service work on watches. With one of the largest service centers in the metropolitan Denver, CO we are not only able to provide watch repair in Breckenridge, CO but to the entire 50 states as well.
Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry is also a factory authorized service center for Cartier, Tag Heuer, Philip Stein, Swiss Army and many more brands. When you use Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry for your watch repair in Breckenridge, CO, you can rest assured knowing that you will receive our (2) two-year warranty on major watch repairs that we provide. If you are looking for the best watch repair service center throughout the United States, you cannot go wrong when you choose Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry. With certifications from not only AWCI but SAWTA too, we not only stand out from the pact; we lead it.”