5 New Luxury Watches That Are Totally Worth the Splurge

Men's watches for spring 2019
Men's watches for spring 2019 Nigel Cox


While there can be a fair amount of sticker shock when perusing for a new timepiece, consider it an investment you can pass down to future generations. Today’s pilot, diving, and chronograph watches are crafted to last a lifetime.

Here are five of our favorites, all new for spring 2019.

 

Panerai Submersible Luna Rossa
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Panerai Submersible Luna Rossa-47mm Custom Gray Dial

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This automatic mechanical diving watch is made from the same near-bulletproof material comprising the hull of Luna Rossa’s AC75 (Panerai is their official sponsor for the 36th America’s Cup). At night, the hour markers and dots glow a luminous green.

[$21,600; panerai.com]

Tudor Black Bay
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Tudor Black Bay

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Another handsome diving watch, Tudor’s Black Bay timepiece is waterproof up to 660ft. We especially love the burgundy fabric strap and polished satin finish of its case.

[$3,400; tudorwatch.com]

Breitling Superocean Héritage II Chronograph 44 Outerknown
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Breitling Superocean Héritage II Chronograph 44 Outerknown

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Stand out in Breathing’s steel and sapphire blue dive watch. It’s the perfect representation of the brand’s partnership with Outerknown—the sustainable apparel manufacturer—which just so happens to be co-founded by surfing juggernaut Kelly Slater. The strap is made from a special yarn crafted from nylon waste.

[$7,100; breitling.com]

Omega Speedmaster CK2998
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Omega Speedmaster CK2998

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This sporty and timeless chronograph is a classic for Omega. The first iteration was released in 1959. The black, perforated leather strap; scratch-resistant crystal housing an anti-reflective finish; and pop of red on seconds hand make this one bold timepiece.

[$6,500; omegawatches.com]

Zenith Pilot Cronometro Tipo CP-2 Flyback
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Zenith Pilot Cronometro Tipo CP-2 Flyback

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Another 60s throwback, this chronograph pilot watch is a stunner what with its brown nubuck leather strap and bronze-grained dial.

[$7,700; zenithwatches.com]