The Amazing Face: This Season’s Hottest Timepiece Trends

Some years, watchmakers like to experiment with avant-garde designs and crazy complications. This isn’t one of them. Instead, the industry has doubled down on reasonably priced watches perfect for everyday wear (Jacob & Co.’s wild Astronomia timepiece notwithstanding!). Behold the season’s most fetching—and practical—timekeepers.


chocolate and espresso watchesChocolate + Espresso

(From top) Manero Flyback chronograph in steel case; $72,300; Carl F. Bucherer; 800-395-4306;

1919 Chronotimer Flyback Brown & Leather; $7,450; Porsche Design; 800-521-5152;

Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Ref 5524R in 42 mm rose gold case; $47,529; Patek Philippe; 212-218-1240;

Octo Roma in 41 mm steel and 18k pink gold; $13,900; Bulgari; 646-367-7755;

Khaki Field Mechanical in 38 mm steel case; $475; Hamilton; 800-234-TIME;


GMT watchesGMT Models

(From top) Black Bay GMT in 41 mm steel case; $3,900; Tudor; 212-897-9900;

Slim d’Hermès GMT in 39.5 mm palladium case; $14,700; Hermès; 800-441-4488;

GMT-Master II in 18k Everose gold; $36,750; Rolex; 800-36-ROLEX;

Multifort GMT in 42 mm rose gold PVD-treated steel case; $1,290; Mido; 786-449-9246;

Carrera Chronograph GMT in 45 mm steel case; $6,150; TAG Heuer; 973-467-1890;


black ceramic watchesBlack Ceramic

(Clockwise from top left) J12 Untitled in 38 mm black ceramic and steel case; price on request; Chanel; 800-550-0005;

Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon Apollo 8 in black zirconium oxide ceramic; $9,750; Omega; 201-272-1400;

Rubaiyat in 35 mm black ceramic case; $1,595; Bulova; 800-228-5682;

Astronomia Black Ceramic with gravitational triple axis tourbillon in 50 mm case; $430,000; Jacob & Co.; 212-719-5887;

BR 03-92 Nightlum in 42 mm matte black ceramic case; $3,800; Bell & Ross; 888-307-7887;


bronze accent watchesBronze Accents

(Clockwise from top left) Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Chronograph Cohiba-Maduro 5 Edition in 45 mm bronze case; $7,700; Zenith; 866-675-2079;

Epurato in 42 mm bronze case; $3,185; Anonimo; 727-896-4278;

Big Crown Pointer Date in 36 mm bronze case; $1,900; Oris; 203-857-4769;

Chronomètre FB 1R Edition 1785 in 44 mm patinated bronze case; $254,000; Ferdinand Berthoud; 41-328-622-121;

HyperChrome Chrono Bronze in matte black ceramic case with bronze accents; $4,950; Rado; 786-725-5334;


dive watchesDive Watches

(From top) Legend Diver in 42 mm PVD-coated steel case; $2,700; Longines; 786-725-5370;

U50 Diver Tourbillon in 45 mm titanium case; $32,995; Angelus; 213-622-1133;

Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Quantième Annuel in 43 mm steel case; $26,100; Blancpain; 877-520-1735;

1968 Automatic Diver’s commemorative limited-edition SLA019 in 44.3 mm steel case; $3,250; Seiko; 201-529-3316;

Digital art by Alfredo Ceballos

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