Best Men’s Watches for 2012

Posted: May 16, 2012 in Random thoughts/blogs

“When a guy takes of his coat, he’s not going to fight. When a guy takes off his wristwatch, watch out!”- Al McGuire

While utilitarian and functional, men’s watches are also fashionable. A nicely made watch is perhaps the only fashion accessory that a man needs. Owning a small collection of men’s watches will let you match your timepiece to your dress mode, personality and lifestyle—all while still keeping appointments. Read on for a few men’s watch reviews and find the one that best suits you.

Lange and Sohne

Lange’s Pour le Merite watches have always been popular items for upscale collectors and this year sees the debut of the fourth model, the Richard Lange Tourbillon. Inspired by a high precision chronometer from Johann Seyfffert, the model features a regulator dial, fuse and chain transmission, and a stop-seconds function for precise setting.

Arnold & Son

Named after its maker John Arnold, Arnold & Son has built a reputation for fiendish complications but slowly repositioning itself for a broader appeal. Although it has dropped its True North model, the True Moon and Hornet Worldtimer remain with limited edition models featuring the voyages of Captain Hook and is journeys to Australia, Hawaii and the Antarctic.

Audemars Piget

This privately-owned firm continues to major on sporting links with ambassadors like Leo Messi, Sachin Tendulkar and Rory McIlroy. These sports figures are committed Royal Oak wearers, but don’t miss the brand’s macho timepieces like the Audemar Extra Thin which is a great representation of the theory “less is more”.

Ball Watch

The company is best known for its cool sports watches and glow-in-the-dark micro tubes. And to mark its 120 years since Webb Ball became the timekeeper of the American railroads, the brand debuts another model—the Trainmaster One Hundred Twenty which looks very classical. But when the lights go out, the hands and hour markers beautifully illuminate like glow worms.

Baume & Mercier

Despite the brand’s horological heritage, Baume & Mercier’s designs have started to appear like a little dusty of late. Today, it features a whole new attitude inspired by the theory “life is all about moments”.


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