The Best Watches We Saw in 2019

The Best Watches We Saw in 2019

Sunday 29th of December 2019

The Best Watches We Saw in 2019

1. OMEGA Speedmaster Professional in platinum

It's a Moonwatch, very much in every respect but in platinum. The dial is in onyx, and the indexes and hands are white gold, except for the central chronograph seconds hand. The chronograph sub-dials are meteorite; Omega says that they are made from meteoric material that comes from the Moon itself.

2. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak perpetual calendar ultra-thin

This one is an exciting new entrant in the world of ultra-thin watchmaking. The production model has a simple, vertically brushed matte blue dial with barely-sunken sub-dials for the date indications. Instead of solid platinum, the majority of its construction is now titanium; case and bracelet are titanium, with a platinum bezel and platinum center links.

3. Rolex GMT-Master II with meteorite dial

The GMT- Master white gold version with Oyster bracelet is back but with a Meteorite dial. This version is exactly the same as last year’s model, measuring 40mm in diameter with a blue and red Cerachrom bezel, and the COSC-certified automatic caliber 3285 movement, but in white gold with an Oyster bracelet.

4. Hermès Arceau L’Heure de la Lune

One of the coolest moonphase watches by the company presents a pair of stationary mother-of-pearl moons with a complementary pair of floating lacquer dials floating over the top that rotate around the dial once every 59 days, covering and uncovering the moons to indicate the current moon phase in both the southern and northern hemispheres at once.

5. Grand Seiko Elegance SBGK005 ‘Slim’

This is a new slim design in the Elegance Collection. Caliber 9S63 offers a small seconds hand at the nine o’clock position and a power reserve indicator at three o’clock. While these sub-dials are easy to read, they are also discreetly unobtrusive and allow the eye to enjoy the beauty of the dial is made.