An iconic watch is like a beautiful old house.
It’s built on strong foundations, it usually appreciates in value, it’s handed down through generations and it never, never goes out of style. And while beautiful watches are usually synonymous with a high-ticket price, we know that that’s not always necessarily the case - because the trademark of a watch to iconic status is not on its dollar value, but on its characteristics.
Ticker by ticker, here are the world’s favourite, and most iconic watches.
Breitling Chrono Galactic Black Dial Men’s Watch
A silver stallion, the Breitling Chrono Galactic Black Dial Men’s Watch is a sure sight for sore eyes. The aviation haus features a black dial with stainless steel silver-tone hands and index hour markers with their name-stay piece, with luminescent hands and minute markers and date display at three o’clock. It’s a sporty style, reminiscent of a Wall Street stock trader in their gym gear after the market closes for the day. All force, but still all fun, too.
Tag Heuer Carrera Women’s Watch
Beware the black beauty in the Tag Heuer Carrera Women’s Watch, a statement that’s sweet and slick in equal measure. Its appeal isn’t carried only by the name, but by the characteristic minutiae of features like its black opalin dial, complete with luminous rose gold-tone hands and index hour markers. A quartz movement and a push-pull crown is the only give or take you can expect with this sterling sister.
Tissot Tradition Men’s and Women’s Watches
There’s no more stylish couple than the two who feel comfortable rocking the matchy-matchy look. And while they’re at it, they might as well make it tradition - thanks to the Tissot Tradition Mens and Tissot Tradition Women’s Watch. A quartz movement, fixed bezel and gold-tone stainless steel strap are the strong underpin of the aesthetic, making it the ultimate duolingo accessory.
Daniel Wellington Classic Durham Silver Tone Black Dial 40MM Men’s Watch
The minimalist watch market is no doubt dominated by influencer-loved designer, Daniel Wellington - and perhaps most iconic is their Daniel Wellington Classic Durham Silver Tone Black Dial 40MM Men’s Watch. This ticker subtlety boasts a soft, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it design aesthetic with indices without numerals, two incredibly thin hands, and a low-profile 40mm stainless steel case. Soft, understated and charming.
Victorinox Swiss Army I.N.O.X. Watch
The Victorinox Swiss Army I.N.O.X. Watch is one of the toughest ticker’s known to watch extraordinaires everywhere. Its 43mm case is capable of being run over by a tank, diving as deep as 200 meters without breaking. The Swiss quartz movement is elegance personified, with an anti-reflective sapphire crystal casing, a striking blue dial with luminescent indices and a date window. Bring it on!
Rolex Submariner Automatic Black Dial Men’s Watch
We couldn’t finish this list off without giving a nod to our favourite Rolex Submariner Automatic Black Dial Men’s Watch, the OG and reigning king of timepieces. So iconic it almost needs no introduction, it’s elegance and prestige, as it always has been - and how it always will be. The classic Rolex oyster bracelet wraps around, while a unidirectional stainless steel bezel with the black Cerachrom top ring sits atop.
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