Top 10 men’s watches

A run-down of the best luxury timepieces on the market

A carefully chosen watch can be an investment and a pleasure. Here are Executive's top 10 men's watches for 2013:

 

10 Girard Perregaux 1966


Oozing “Mad Men” martini style! One of the most elegant dress watches on the market.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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9 A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1


Just one of a host of unique designs from one of the world’s most low-profile yet prestigious watchmakers.

 

 

 

 

8 Blancpain Fifty Fathoms
 

A dive watch for the yacht owner. Dripping in affluence and luxury.
 

 

 

 

 

7 Tag Heuer Monaco


The first square chronometer. What’s not to like? A genuine icon in the watch hall of fame.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak


A classic, groundbreaking design that has remained popular due to its versatility.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 Breitling Super Heritage Ocean

 

Clean and understated. The mesh bracelet gives this dive watch a 1960s vibe.

 

 

 

4 IWC Portuguese Power Reserve

 

Everything that IWC is about – elegance and substance – is summed up in this beautiful yet functional watch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


3 Tudor Heritage Chrono


Racy and vibrant and with a nod to a considerable pedigree, this is the watch that finally announced that Tudor has stepped out of Rolex’s shadow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Rolex Explorer


Arguably one of the coolest and most unpretentious watches ever made. It scaled Everest with Hilary and still reeks of Cold War intrigue.

 

 

 

 

1 Panerai Radiomir

A watch with a ton of attitude, the Radiomir is less celebrated but much more grown up and understated than its Luminor stablemate.

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