There are very few men who do not appreciated a gift of a beautiful watch. Whether he is the sporty, reserved, or laid back-type, there is always that one watch that would suit him down to the ground. The problem, however, is selecting the correct one. With so many candidates on the market boasting diverse technical specs, aesthetics and prices, it can be overwhelming to narrow it down to the perfect one.
To make watch shopping a little less overwhelming, we have done the homework for you. We have put together a list of 5 top quality men's watches under $10,000 that boast superb craftsmanship and offer a contemporary yet versatile aesthetic.
5. Namos Zurich Worldtimer True Blue Watch
Founded in 1990, NOMOS Glashütte is a relatively new German watchmaking company that has become known for its classical designs. Its Zurich Worldtimer True Blue watch boasts the new NOMOS swing system, which reveals nearly every time zone in the world - all with a push of a button. Its minimalistic design stays true to the company's preferred uncomplicated aesthetic.
One can never go wrong with a gift of an Omega Seamaster Diver 300M. With an ever lasting connection to the world's most famous secret agent, James Bond and sporting a sleek masculine aesthetic, it is easy to see why it is one of Omega's top selling watches. Available in two sizes, 41 mm and 36.25 mm, this stainless steel timepiece boasting the Co-Axial calibre 2500 complements any wardrobe or diving suit.
3. Calibre De Cartier Dive Stainless Steel Watch 1904 MC
Featuring the renowned in-house Calibre de Cartier 1904 MC movement, the Calibre De Cartier is a watch that demands respect in terms of aesthetic and craftsmanship. The ISO-certified watch had to undergo a number of rigorous tests to meet eight basic criteria: unidirectional timing bezel, dial legibility, visibility in the dark, running indication, magnetic resistance, shock resistance, chemical resistance, strap durability and water and pressure resistance. Classic and masculine in its aesthetic, oversized Roman numerals encircle the dial with central sword-shaped hour and minute hands. The Calibre de Cartier Diver is available in stainless steel, pink gold and a two-tone option.
As official sponsors of the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique (GPMH), it seems fitting that the French jewelry and watch power house has released a limited edition watch for each year of the race. This year, the company launched an entire collection of GPMH timepieces. The GMPH Power Control Watch features a titanium and stainless steel 44.5 mm case, a self-winding mechanical movement providing a 46-hour power reserve and yellow details that add an eye-catching sporty aesthetic to its overall design.
Ever since its launch in 1956, the Milgauss has remained an avant-garde watch. Designed specifically for engineers and technicians who were exposed to magnetic fields, it can resist strong interference of up to 1,000 gauss. In fact, it was worn by scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva and became renowned as the ultimate watch of technological progress. The new Rolex Oyster Milgauss Z Blue Watch is a modern take on the original 1956 model. Boasting an in-house calibre 3131 automatic movement, it is a perfect gift for those who appreciate the prestige of a Rolex and all the trappings of a technically advanced timepiece.