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The Best Men’s Wristwatches Of 2024 (So Far)

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Have you ever wondered which watches grace the wrists of the world’s most stylish and time-conscious individuals? Now that half of the year has already passed, a diverse range of exceptional timepieces have been released in 2024. There has been an exciting mix of innovation and heritage, with established brands unveiling modern takes on classics and newcomers making waves with cutting-edge technology.

What is the limit to creativity? This year’s crop of exceptional timepieces is a testament to the boundless imagination of watchmakers. From the ‘Watches and Wonders’ 2024 range to our own Haute Horlogerie highlights, we’ve rounded up the best watches worth adding to your collection. Whatever your style or budget, we hope you find a watch that suits your taste.

Here are the best watches of 2024 so far…

Watches and wonders 2024

#1. Bremont Terra Nova 42.5 chronograph

The Terra Nova 42.5 Chronograph from Bremont is a real adventurer’s watch. Inspired by the rugged beauty of the Antarctic landscape, this watch features a striking design that seamlessly combines functionality with style. The 42.5mm case is made from a combination of titanium and stainless steel, ensuring both durability and elegance. The chronograph function is a highlight, allowing the wearer to keep track of time with precision and flair. This watch is a must-have for anyone who appreciates the combination of form and function.

#2. Patek Philippe Gold Ellipse Ref. 5738/1R

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Inspired by the Golden Ratio, a mystical mathematical ratio (1/1.618) used in art and design to convey harmony, Patek Philippe’s Golden Ellipse collection was launched in 1968. The new Golden Ellipse timepiece, crafted from 18k rose gold, houses a beautifully finished self-winding movement. The understated elegance of the dial, with its applied hour markers and dauphine hands, is a masterclass in refined design. This watch is a classic for those who appreciate the finer things.

#3. Patek Phillipe Grand Complication Alert Travel Time

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Patek Philippe remains supreme when it comes to high complications. The Grand Complication Alarm Travel Time features a plethora of complications, including a perpetual calendar, a world time function and a moon phase display. Particularly noteworthy is the alarm function, which allows the wearer to set precise reminders. This watch is a real collector’s item, a pinnacle of watchmaking art.

#4. Tudor Black Bay 58 GMT

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The Tudor Black Bay 58 GMT offers a vintage aesthetic with a modern twist. Inspired by the iconic Tudor dive watches of the 1960s, the Black Bay 58 GMT has a compact case size of 39 mm and a beautiful gold-plated dial with snowflake hands. However, the addition of a GMT complication brings this timepiece firmly into the 21st century, allowing wearers to easily follow a second time zone. The Black Bay 58 GMT is a perfect choice for those who appreciate classic design with a touch of functionality.

#5. Jaeger-LeCoultre Duometre Heliotourbillon Perpetual

Photo: Jaeger-LeCoultre

A technical marvel: the Jaeger-LeCoultre Duometre Heliotourbillon Perpetual pushes the boundaries of watchmaking. This timepiece has not one, but two tourbillons: a complication that counteracts the effects of gravity on a watch’s accuracy. The addition of a perpetual calendar and a tourbillon complication further elevates this timepiece to the pinnacle of haute horology. It is a conversation starter for those who appreciate the latest watch designs.

Haute Horlogerie Standouts

#6. Timex Marlin Jet automatic

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Timex takes a bold step into the world of automatic watches with the Marlin Jet Automatic. This watch features a 38mm diameter stainless steel case with a sleek, rounded profile that evokes the excitement of 1960s space-age style. The domed Hesalite crystal extends beyond the dial, creating a smooth, effervescent look that sets it apart from traditional Marlin models. Adding to the appeal is that the combination of a retro-futuristic style and a reliable automatic movement makes this watch an attractive option.

#7. Spinnaker Bradner GMT automatic

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Calling all globetrotters! The Spinnaker Bradner GMT Automatic is a pilot’s watch built for adventure. With a 40mm stainless steel case, the Bradner GMT has a sleek and refined appearance, with a bi-directional bezel and a GMT complication that allows for the simultaneous display of two time zones. With a water resistance of 200 meters, the Bradner GMT is suitable for a variety of activities, from everyday use to light water sports.

#8. Tissot Seastar Wilson WNBA

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This special edition watch from Tissot celebrates the spirit of female athletes. Designed in collaboration with the WNBA, the Seastar Wilson WNBA is a lively and functional dive watch. The 40mm stainless steel case has a water resistance of up to 300 meters, making it a reliable companion for water adventures. The striking mother-of-pearl dial features a blue and orange color scheme, inspired by the official colors of the WNBA. This watch is a perfect blend of style and functionality, suitable for both on- and off-field activities. No wonder this is one of the best watches of 2024.

#9. Seiko Prospex Solar Speedtimer Chronograph

Photo: Seiko

Inspired by Seiko’s iconic Speedtimer from the 1970s, this modern version combines vintage motorsport style with cutting-edge solar technology. The Speedtimer has a 41.4 mm stainless steel case, a curved sapphire crystal and a tachymeter bezel. Powered by Seiko’s Caliber V192 solar-powered quartz movement, the watch offers an impressive accuracy of -15/+15 seconds per month and a 6-month power reserve. The Speedtimer delivers exceptional value for a watch that captures the spirit of a Rolex Daytona, at a fraction of the price.

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