TOP TIMEPIECES can get a bit pricey, but did you know that its possible to get just as much style and technology for under a grand? From hand-crafted Swiss pieces to cool designS from top labels, many of the best mens watches are available for less than 1,000. So the only thing left to do is choose which one you want.
As these celebrities show, there are a wide range of designs available. Part of the choice is about your style - do you want a bold conversation piece, or something a bit more understated? And what would be most appropriate for the occasions where youll be wearing your new watch?
In this price range, there are also lots of movements available - the parts that make the watch tick. Some of them are old-fashioned mechanical designs, while others include the latest technology. So whether youre dressing up or down, or looking for a particular type of movement, youll find the best designs under 1,000 below.
When investing in a high-end watch, it pays to get something you can wear anywhere - to the office, bar or casual day off. OK, the Longines Flagship Automatic is just a tenner over 1,000 but exactly that sort of design. Its round blue dial and polished silver-tone bracelet are timeless and versatile.
On the inside this handsome timepiece has an automatic movement, showcasing the brands expertise in Swiss mechanical watchmaking, while a sapphire crystal glass front keeps everything looking polished. Tag Heuer has been crafting watches in Switzerland since 1860, and its fine timepieces are much sought after. Getting a handmade watch of this calibre for under 1,000 offers great value for money.
This piece is from the companys Formula 1 range, celebrating high-speed life and sleek design. It features a rotating bezel, three hands and a date window against a black face, making it an easy option to style. Frdrique Constants Horological Smartwatch has the handsome, old-school look of a classic fine watch, as you would expect from this storied Swiss watchmaker, but it includes the functionality of a smartwatch.
With a battery designed to last 25 months, this watch tracks your movement and sleep, displaying progress towards daily targets on the analogue face and with the complementary app. The timepiece is crafted by hand in Switzerland and has a crocodile-embossed leather strap for a particularly sophisticated finish. Gucci deploys its iconic green and red stripes on the strap of this watch, giving it an authentic look with designer edge.
The piece has solid presence thanks to its chunky, round, stainless steel case, with a rotating bezel and round luminescent hour markers adding a statement finish. The smartest outfits need to be formal throughout, and that extends to your wristwear. This Frdrique Constant watch will complement smart tailoring and tuxes with its round stainless steel case and crocodile-embossed black leather strap.
The roman numerals, textured panel and date window on the face complete a smart design, while an automatic mechanical movement on the inside provides Swiss precision. In an impressive piece of Swiss engineering, the Tissot Couturier is able to accurately keep time and offer a chronograph (or stopwatch) complication with an automatic movement - using just the cogs and springs of traditional watchmaking. Not only is it technologically accomplished, but the design really stands out too.
Its multiple sub-dials are set into the main black dial, and the stainless steel case and strap add a masculine finish. Guccis Swiss-made digital watch is housed in a stainless steel case and has a rubber strap detailed with the brands signature stripes and GG emblem, giving it a premium feel. The digital design offers day, date and world clock functions, allowing you to keep track of a life on the move in style.
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