Perhaps you’ve hit a milestone – a new job, an anniversary, a first pregnancy.
Perhaps you’ve stumbled upon a watch enthusiast’s Instagram feed and are intrigued.
Perhaps you’ve simply looked down at your naked wrist and thought,” Something’s missing.”
Whatever the reason, you’ve resolved to buy a watch, a nice one.
Well, here are some of our picks:
Daniel Craig’s Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra
Bond, and the men who’ve played him, have worn Omega since 1995’s GoldenEye. Daniel Craig capped off his run with this very pretty Seamaster in Sedna gold, the brand’s version of rose gold.
This is an everyday dress watch at a competitive price point that you won’t have to wait in line for. Even if you’re well aware of its place within OMEGA, the Aqua Terra is the kind of watch that deserves a second look.
Ed Sheeran’s Omega Seamaster “Spectre”
The singer wore the special-edition Seamaster made for 2015’s Spectre, which marked the first time Omega sold a watch (aesthetically) identical to the piece Bond wears in the actual movie. This Seamaster was made over with a combat-friendly NATO strap and vintage-inspired details, like the “lollipop” second’s hand.
The Omega Seamaster 300 SPECTRE Limited Edition offers a classic vintage look with modern specs. Add to that the appeal of having a watch that’s connected to one of the greatest film franchises of all time, and the piece is a unique opportunity for the watch enthusiast who loves James Bond.
Idris Elba’s Rolex Datejust II customized by Black Venom
Black Venom is an Italian luxury watch customiser that tricks out watches from a wide variety of brands, including Audemars Piguet, Bulgari, Cartier and Patek Philippe, but they specialise in customising Rolexes.
Elba’s Rolex is one of a limited edition of only 35, and features a DLC (diamond-like carbon) coating: a durable, scratch-resistant material that’s not only incredibly black and has an attractive matte finish, but is also hypoallergenic and cool to the touch.
Rami Malek’s Cartier Tank Américaine
Rami Malek is someone who truly understands what works for him, style-wise. Even before he became an ambassador for Cartier, he was a steady fan. Over the years, he’s been spotted wearing the Tank MC (a stouter version of the watch with a seconds subdial) as well as the brand’s Santos-Dumont.
The Américaine’s signature feature is its curved case which enables it to slip easily under the cuff of Malek’s slim tux.
Dwayne Johnson’s Panerai Luminor Marina
Johnson is wearing Panerai’s most iconic model, the PAM1312. He has a few from the brand—including one in rose gold—but this is the ultimate classic, a direct descendent of the one Stallone bought all those years ago.
Roger Federer’s Rolex Oyster Perpetual
The watch is new, but the inspiration is old. The colorful new Oyster Perpetuals Federer’s been wearing are a callback to a famous collection of Rolex watches from the ‘80s with so-called “Stella” dials. The “Stella” moniker came about because it was the name of the party responsible for supplying these dials back in their heyday.