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THE MOST STYLISH MEN’S WATCHES UNDER £3,000
You can’t put a price on quality, but sometimes there is no need to pay over the odds. When looking for your next luxury timepiece, there is often a temptation to spend large amounts. After all, a watch is an investment, right? While this is certainly the case, if you know where to look you can get a high-end timepiece for a fraction of the price. We’ve put together a summary of the very best watches on the market that are all under three grand. Functional, reliable, and stylishly designed, these exceptional pieces can all be purchased at a bargain price. Lets dive right into it.
Omega De Ville Prestige - £2,970
Over the years Omega has manufactured a variety of pieces that quickly become part of the wearer’s everyday life. And the De Ville range is no different. Renowned for its simplistic yet classic design, the De Ville Prestige is one of the collection’s most popular pieces able to add a flawless elegance to every man’s wardrobe. Whatever your colour or size of choice, there is a piece for you. And, with a date window at six o’clock, it incorporates practicality alongside its stunning design.
Tag Heuer Connected - €1900
If you prefer an alternative look to traditionalism, then Tag Heuer might be the brand for you. The Swiss watchmaker has a diverse range ideal for the modern-day gent. Innovation is at the heart of everything it does and this piece incorporates the latest in wearable technology. As well as acting as a classic timepiece, the dial features key stats such as your daily step count. Often praised for taking on tech heavyweights Apple in the smartwatch stakes, with Tag Heuer you always know what you’re going to get. This piece is also chunkier than most watches on the market. This makes it perfect if you’re the type of person who likes to feel something on their wrist when going about your day-to-day life.
Tag Heuer Formula 1 - €1050
Tag Heuer has become famed over the years for its association with sport, particularly motorsport. With Formula 1 being the pinnacle motorsport tournament in the world, it’s no surprise that they’ve created a piece to honour the event. And what a piece it is. The deep, black dial and bezel are elegantly brought together with a rubber strap that gives it a fresh, urban design. Adopted by everyone from casual fans of the sport to Formula 1 legends, the likes of Ayrton Senna has been seen wearing this piece in the past. Functionality is effortlessly combined with fashionability, making it the number one choice for sport’s fans everywhere.
Longines Heritage Military Marine Nationale - £1,570
Vintage looks have been in vogue in the world of timepieces for a while now, and Longines are the masters at it. Many of their best pieces celebrate the brand’s vast heritage. In the mid 20th century it was commonplace to see French sailors with a Longines on their wrist. This was mainly due to its water-resistant casing making it perfect for diving into shallow waters. This piece's vintage look is further reinforced with its stylish camel, brown leather strap. Plus, it has numeral indexes which offer a sleek uniqueness to the model.
Tissot Supersport Chrono - €395
One of Tissot’s newest collections is also one of its most affordable. There aren’t many luxury watches you can find for under a grand, but the Supersport real is a steel. The triple sub-dial gives it a futuristic and somewhat complex look. Accurate to the tenth of a second, at the six o’clock index you’ll find a date window, but that’s not all, it also features a tachymetric scale which offers ultimate precision. Wonderfully customisable, you can choose between an all-black or rose gold design.
Oris Aquis Date Calibre - £2,700
For over a century, Oris have pioneered when it comes to luxury, mechanical watches. At the forefront of developing intricate watch technology, they’ve led the way for many industry developments. In that time they’ve also become well-known for their diving watches such as the Oris Aquis. Featuring calibre 400 movement and a five-day power reserve, this piece has been designed to cope with all the demands of a modern-day diver. Nothing has been compromised on the design side either. The expert craftsmanship has strength in mind throughout the piece, using the very best materials to ensure resilience and durability. Despite its sporty feel, the Oris Aquis is also an appropriate piece for formal occasions or everyday wear.
Garmin MARQ Watch Captain - £1,599
Garmin watches are without a doubt the ultimate in wearable technology. Garmin regularly put together extraordinary pieces for avid adventurers and sportspeople. A dedicated smartwatch that has integrated a whole host of practical features, the Garmin MARQ can provide the wearer with information, including their heart rate, blood oxygen levels, and maps. Offering exceptional performance no matter the conditions, the Captain is one of seven models in the MARQ collection. Aimed at tacticians who like to be in charge, it features a bold, yet stylish design to also help you look good throughout your expedition. Ideal for nautical men who require support when at sea, the captain also offers a revolutionary ‘man overboard’ system. This means that if the worst happens and a member of your crew ends up in troubled waters, the watch can provide directional arrows and distance information to help with a rescue. It also utilises the latest GPS technology to keep you going in the right direction at all times.