The choice of a new luxury watch is often difficult. It should be practical and able to withstand the challenges of everyday life. It should be handsome and, depending on taste, elegant, sporty, minimalist or extravagant. Which timepieces are promising when it comes to useful functions in everyday life? And which models defy all resistance so that the wearer does not have to worry all the time? We will reveal some of them that are particularly suitable for everyday use.
Know your requirements
There is no question that clarifying the style is helpful in finding the perfect watch for everyday life. It is always good to know what visually matches your own personality and meets the requirements. But what qualities should the ideal everyday companion have? We show you a small selection of recommendable timepieces for every day.
Invest well considered
The quality of the watch is extremely important. This is especially true when it is worn in everyday life and almost every day. Only outstanding workmanship, an excellent movement, as well as high-quality and durable materials ensure that the timepiece will accompany your everyday life reliably and for a long time. Especially with the high demands on everyday watches, it is worthwhile to take a few extra euros in your hand and invest in a first-class specimen. Otherwise you may have to part with your companion again sooner than you would like, as it does not meet the requirements.
Highly recommended brands
Of course, there are many watch brands with an excellent reputation that carry watches suitable for everyday use in their range. However, there is no question that you can always rely on a few long-established market leaders. Breitling, Omega and Rolex have for many years been the undisputed leaders when it comes to high-quality wristwatches. With these traditional manufacturers, you take no risks. They also offer an incredible choice for every taste.
A wise choice: military watches
Military watches are among the most resistant timepieces of all. They can withstand any extreme conditions and always perform their duties reliably. This makes them the perfect everyday companions, because with them you don’t have to worry about the watch being affected by various everyday activities. On the contrary: this type of watch is specially designed for practical use. From camping trips to play trips with the children and football matches, they can be used for everything. In addition, they are usually equipped with enormously useful features, while superfluous gadgets deliberately find no place here. Fans of the sporty look are thus also well served visually.
Military watches were influenced by the First World War. Up to this time pocket watches were common, but during military operations pulling them out of the bag was extremely impractical. The practical solution of attaching it to the wrist was soon adopted by the manufactories. As soldiers were confronted with extreme conditions during operations and accurate timekeeping was often essential for survival, the demands on the watches also increased. They had to be functional on land, in water and in the air, as well as resistant and reliable. These standards still apply today.
The advantages of the military watch at a glance
Military watches are designed so that they can always be easily read, even in the dark. They have a large dial with hands and numbers covered with luminous material. The case glass is extremely robust and the watch is completely sealed to prevent the ingress of dust, sand, water, etc. In addition, they are always accurate, even when used in harsh conditions. This makes them loyal companions in everyday life with a long service life. The functions are reduced to the essential, so that no unnecessary complexity is created. These watches can be relied on one hundred percent every day.
No way around Breitling
Anyone interested in military watches will not get past Breitling. The Breitling Avenger Blackbird is one of the newer timepieces in this segment. This powerful and precise luxury watch is equipped with a light and resistant titanium case with black carbon coating. The dial is classic black with luminous indices for ideal readability in poor light conditions. The unidirectional rotating bezel measures flight and dive times accurately. The robust Military textile strap lasts forever. So the Breitling Avenger Blackbird can keep up with your everyday life, no matter how turbulent it may be. The Breitling Avenger Hurricane can also withstand the greatest resistance, as the innovative polymer fibre case material is extremely light and scratch-resistant. This masculine watch features the typical Breitling four-tiered bezel.
Omega offers resistance
Those who like to surround themselves with loudspeakers, electric motors, etc. should also take a look at Omega timepieces. Magnets have a negative influence on movements, because components of them can become magnetic in the long term. The accuracy of the movement then suffers from this. This invisible danger lurks everywhere in everyday life, but Omega has found a solution: The manufacture movements with the designation “Master Chronometer” have amagnetic materials so that the watches can withstand magnetic field strengths of up to 15,000 Gauss despite glass bottoms. This corresponds to 15 times the tolerance of a soft iron inner case. An example of the magnetic-resistant timepieces is the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M made of stainless steel with a diameter of 41mm and a masculine stainless steel band.
Other smart alternatives
Some older military style models, for example from Heuer or Jaeger LeCoultre, can also be a wise choice for everyday use. Especially fans of minimalist designs and people with slimmer wrists might find what they are looking for in vintage watches. In addition, the Rolex Deepsea impresses with its innovative technology and extra high pressure resistance. This robust luxury watch can withstand any pressure caused by movement under water, even at enormous depths (up to 3,900 metres). Extra-thick sapphire crystal and a thick back in Grade 5 titanium with an inner ring of Biodur 108 steel in between leave no doubt that this watch can take on any everyday situation. Since 2018, Rolex has been producing the second generation of Rolex watches with the Manufacture’s automatic calibre 3235, and these watches now have a proud power reserve of 70 hours, while the resistance of the movement remains the same. The new escapement even withstands magnetic fields better. Before this watch ever breaks down, it is more likely to strike the wearer.
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