A beginner’s guide to men’s luxury watches

More than any other collection, Tudor’s black bay has lifted the brand out of the shadow of its famous parent, Rolex. Once seen as a brand for those who could not afford the “real thing” (sometimes called the “poor man’s Rolex”), Tudor has largely established itself and learned from its past glories.
Launched at Baselworld in 2018, Tudor Black Bay GMT nearly stole the show from Rolex’s reannouncement of their own historical classic, the stainless steel gm-master with Pepsi bezels. Tudor’s GMT fake watch uses the same blue and red color scheme but also a true retro aesthetic, making it a hugely successful addition to its vast catalog and one of the most popular luxury men’s watches on the market today.
The 41mm steel case, with a domed crystal and an oversized, unprotected crown, all the nostalgia is just right, and the internal movement (caliber MT5652) leaves a gap in the ordinary eta-powered alternative. From an impressive brand, Tudor black bay GMT is a stunning place to include in any luxury watch collection.
Men’s guide to buying luxury watches
With a wide selection of men’s luxury watches, the brand represents some of the best value for money in the industry. These days they are probably best known for their replica watches, their Aquis and retro-inspired 65 series are both successful, and our selection here takes us back to the company’s roots, which belong to their aviation collection.
The original grand crown test pilot was released in 1938, during the first true golden age of flight. Many of the basics of the pilot watch are reflected in this latest model; The 44mm watch is fairly large, with a black dial and a bright white phone with a high contrast. The 8 mm crown makes it easier to grip when wearing gloves, and the oversized index of bold Arabic numerals is submerged in super-luminova.
Best of all, this sport is very special. Another self-developed product, the. 111, is a hand-wound mechanism that offers an incredible 10-day autopilot capability, with a non-linear power reserve indicator on the dial and a small second counter next to it. After a 35-year hiatus, Oris debuted a brand new watch that adds an important value proposition to the most cost-effective watch in the game. Overall, the Oris Big Crown ProPilot caliber 111 is a very rugged model worth considering.