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10 Luxury Picks for the Best Everyday Watches in 2024

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Choosing the perfect everyday watch can be a daunting task, given the vast array of alternatives available in the market. The ideal timepiece should seamlessly blend with various outfits and occasions and offer reliable functionality.

Additionally, it should possess a balanced blend of style, performance, and durability. Whether you prefer a classic, modern, or travel-friendly design, you can rest assured there’s a timepiece that suits your unique needs.

Want a luxury everyday watch for your everyday life but don’t know where to start? The best everyday watch post below can help. In it, we look at some of the best pieces currently available. From affordable choices to high-end luxury options, we’ve carefully selected them for their distinctive qualities and features that make them well-suited for daily wear. Read on for more!

1. Tudor 1926 ref. m91350-0011 – Stainless Steel, White Dial

Tudor 1926 ref. m91350-0011

About

The Tudor 1926 ref. m91350-0011 is a classic and versatile luxury women’s timepiece. It’s part of Tudor’s 1926 collection- named after the year the brand was registered as a label. It’s impressively lightweight despite its all-metallic makeup. 

Additionally, it combines elegance and performance with its highly polished and brushed 28mm stainless steel case, stainless steel bracelet, fixed steel bezel, and high-precision movement, making it a perfect choice for everyday wear. What’s more, it flaunts a unique dial that gives it a distinctive and timeless dress watch look.

Features

They include a dial with an embossed waffle pattern, alternating Arabic numerals and triangular indexes, a 7-row bracelet with brushed external links and polished center links, a date window at 3 o’clock, and a bezel with a polished finish.

Specifications

  • Production Year: 2021
  • Case Size: 28mm
  • Materials:
    • Dial – White with an embossed waffle pattern and golden hands and domed Arabic/triangular hour markers
    • Bracelet – Polished, stainless steel, 7-row, with brushed external links and polished center links and a folding clasp and safety catch
    • Bezel – Fixed, polished stainless steel
  • Function: Date, Hours, Minutes, Seconds
  • Mechanism: Self-winding Caliber T201 movement with a 38-hour power reserve

Why You Should Invest?

According to WatchBase, its price has been rising between 2021 and 2023. It started at S$2,449 on April 12, 2021, and rose to S$2,521 on January 11, 2022, then S$2,780 on January 1, 2023. Its price tag increased further to S$2,838 on September 1, 2023.

2. Rolex Oyster Perpetual ref. 116000-0013 – Oystersteel, Black Dial

Rolex Oyster Perpetual ref. 116000-0013

About

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual ref. 116000-0013 is a luxury unisex timepiece. It’s part of Rolex’s minimalistic baby of the family- the Oyster Perpetual collection. It was introduced to the watch world in Baselworld 2008 and was upgraded in 2018 with exciting features such as black and white dial colors and double index hour markers at 3,6 and 9 o’clock.

It enjoyed Rolex’s latest technology at the time and featured a curvy 36mm Oystersteel case, a black dial, and an Oyster bracelet. It was replaced by the ref. 126000 in September 2020. Its classic design and robustness make it a versatile choice for almost any occasion.

Features

The watch features a self-winding movement with an upgraded Parachrom hairspring, double index hour markers at 3,6 and 9 o’clock, a maxi-case, a dial with a rehaut, and a bright black dial with a sunray finish.

Specifications

  • Production Year: 2018-2020
  • Case Size: 36mm
  • Materials:
    • Dial – Bright black, with sunray finish and Chromalight-applied hands and index hour markers
    • Bracelet – Oystersteel, Oyster
    • Bezel – Fixed, smooth, Oystersteel
  • Function: Hours, Minutes, Seconds
  • Mechanism: Self-winding Caliber 3130 mechanical movement with 31 jewels, a 48-hour energy reserve, and a 28,800vph frequency

Why You Should Invest?

It’s a discontinued piece, making it a must-have among most watch enthusiasts. Moreover, its price increased between 2018 and 2020, as per WatchBase. It had a price tag of S$7,202 on March 27, 2018, which increased to S$7,347 on January 4, 2020.

3. Rolex Oyster Perpetual ref. m276200-0003 – Oystersteel, Blue Dial

Rolex Oyster Perpetual ref. m276200-0003

About

Are you a lady seeking a simple, classy piece with some edge? The Rolex Oyster Perpetual ref. m276200-0003 matches the description. It exudes class and confidence with its 28mm Oystersteel case and matching bracelet. Additionally, it breaks monotony with its striking blue dial with golden details- amplified by the smooth bezel.

Its slender metal bracelet is easy on the wrist and seamlessly follows the case’s design. Combining the classic Rolex design elements with modern craftsmanship, it’s aesthetically pleasing and reliable- a modern woman’s suitable companion.

Features

They include a domed bezel, a screw-down crown with a Twinlock Double waterproofness system, index hour markers with Chromalight lume, a stop-seconds feature for precise time setting, and a screw-down caseback.

Specifications

  • Production Year: 2020
  • Case Size: 28mm
  • Materials:
    • Dial – Blue
    • Bracelet – Oystersteel, Oyster, with Folding Oysterclasp with Easylink 5 mm comfort extension link
    • Bezel – Fixed, smooth, domed, Oystersteel
  • Function: Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Chronometer
  • Mechanism: Automatic Caliber 2232 movement with 31 jewels, a 55-hour power reserve, and 28,800vph frequency

Why You Should Invest?

It’s a great everyday watch that appreciates in value with time. According to WatchBase, its price increased between 2020 and 2023. It cost S$6,914 on September 1, 2020, and rose to S$7,202 on January 20, 2020. It increased once again to S$7,995 on January 19, 2023.

4. Rolex Air King ref. 116900-0001 – Oystersteel, Black Dial

Rolex Air King ref. 116900-0001

About

Another incredibly simple timepiece with a classic design and maximum functionality, the Rolex Air King ref. 116900 is a versatile, durable, and discontinued luxury men’s everyday watch that caters to casual wearers and enthusiasts. 

The sports watch is part of the upgraded Air-King 2016 watches (introduced after a discontinuation in 2014) and boasts a larger case size, a sexy dial with a new, more sporty look, and a new ‘Superlative Chronometer’ certification. It embodies the impressive performance and timeless design of the brand.

Features

They include a larger 40mm Oystersteel case with an internal shield, a dial with applied 3,6 and 9 Arabic numeral hour markers and an inverted triangle at 12 o’clock, a COSC-Certified movement, Arabic numeral markers every five minutes, and a green seconds hand.

Specifications

  • Production Year: 2016-2022
  • Case Size: 40mm
  • Materials:
    • Dial – Black with applied 3,6 and 9 Arabic numerals, Arabic numeral markers every five minutes, and lume-applied Mercedes-style hands
    • Bracelet – Oystersteel, Oyster, with a Folding Oyster Clasp with an Easylink 5mm extension system
    • Bezel – Fixed, smooth, Oystersteel
  • Function: Hours, Minutes, Seconds
  • Mechanism: Automatic in-house Caliber 3131 movement with 31 jewels, a 48-hour energy reserve, and a 28,800vph frequency

Why You Should Invest?

It’s an excellent investment for those who seek a watch with a rich history, exceptional performance, and a distinctive design. Its antimagnetic properties, connection to aviation history, and discontinued state make it an attractive choice for watch collectors and enthusiasts.

Moreover, as per WatchBase, its price increased between 2017 and 2022. It had a price tag of S$8,211 on October 10, 2017, and rose to S$8,787 on January 4, 2020, and S$9,795 on January 20, 2022.

5. Rolex Oyster Perpetual 31 ‘Tiffany Blue’ ref. m277200-0007 – Oystersteel, Turquoise Blue Dial

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 31 ref. m277200

About

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual 31 ref. m277200-0007 is a luxury women’s timepiece. It continues the Oyster Perpetual’s legacy of simplicity, beauty, and function with its well-polished 31mm Oyster case, matching Oyster bracelet, a perpetual movement, and the highlight- an uncluttered turquoise blue dial.

The combination of an Oyster case and sporty bracelet makes it comfortable in any environment. Plus, its unique dial makes it one of the most sought-after in the collection, plus the Coral Red and Green dial options.

Features

The main ones are an Oystersteel case, a turquoise blue dial, lume-applied index hour markers, a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal over the dial, minute markers around the dial’s outer rim, and a bracelet with a comfort extension link.

Specifications

  • Production Year: 2020
  • Case Size: 31mm
  • Materials:
    • Dial – Turquoise blue, with lume-applied hands and index hour markers
    • Bracelet – Oystersteel, Oyster, with a Folding Oysterclasp with Easylink 5 mm comfort extension link
    • Bezel – Domed
  • Function: Hours, Minutes, Seconds
  • Mechanism: Self-winding Caliber 2232 movement

Why You Should Invest?

It appreciates in value with time, as WatchBase indicates. Its price experienced an increase between 2020 and 2023, starting at S$7,058 on September 1, 2020, and rising to S$7,347 on January 20, 2022. It increased again to S$8,139 on January 19, 2023.

6. Santos de Cartier Large ref. CRWSSA0039 – Steel and ADLC, Black Dial

Santos de Cartier Large ref. CRWSSA0039

About

The Santos de Cartier Large ref. CRWSSA0039 is a luxury men’s watch. It has gathered some recognition for its unique steel and ADLC combo that gives it a confident, masculine look. It follows the typical Cartier Santos design ethos but spices things up with its mostly-black look. 

The white details in its dial provide a welcome contrast, while the date window at 6 o’clock and rubber strap give it a sporty, modern appearance. It offers an attractive yet functional watch suitable for everyday wear, helping you make a bold statement with your wristwear.

Features

They include a steel square case with an ADLC coating, a crown with a black faceted synthetic spinel cabochon, white Roman numeral hour markers, bracelets with a ‘QuickSwitch’ interchangeability system, and black sword-shaped hands with luminescent material.

Specifications

  • Production Year: 2020
  • Case Size: 39.8mm
  • Materials:
    • Dial – Black dial, with black steel sword-shaped hands featuring luminescent material and white Roman numeral hour markers
    • Bracelet – Rubber/ Leather strap with “QuickSwitch” interchangeability system
    • Bezel – Smooth, fixed, steel and ADLC, with eight polished steel screws
  • Function: Date, Hours, Minutes, Seconds
  • Mechanism: Caliber 1847 MC movement with 23 jewels, a 42-hour power reserve, and 28,800vph frequency

Why You Should Invest?

Its exceptional materials, attractive design, and reputable brand make it a worthy addition to any watch collection. Additionally, its price increased by approximately 25% between 2020 and September 2023.

7. Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional ref. 310.32.42.50.01.001 – Stainless Steel, Black Dial

Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional ref. 310.32.42.50.01.001

About

The Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional ref. 310.32.42.50.01.001 is a luxury men’s sports timepiece. It’s part of Omega’s latest Moonwatch Master Chronometer collection and retains the collection’s classic design, except for its unique stainless steel case and nylon fabric strap combination.

It’s also among the more affordable Omega watches, but that doesn’t compromise its handsomeness and luxury status. With a master chronometer movement, rugged body, and chronograph feature, you’re guaranteed an iconic everyday watch that symbolizes style and precision.

Features

The main ones are an asymmetrical 42 mm stainless steel case, a nylon fabric strap, a dot over 90 on the anodized aluminum bezel ring, hesalite glass on the front, an embossed Seahorse medallion on the caseback, and a black step dial.

Specifications

  • Production Year: 2021
  • Case Size: 42mm
  • Materials:
    • Dial – Black, with hands and index hour markers with luminous material
    • Bracelet – Nylon Fabric Strap with a foldover clasp
    • Bezel – Fixed, smooth, stainless steel, with an anodized aluminum ring with a tachymeter scale
  • Function: Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds, Chronograph
  • Mechanism: Co-Axial Master Chronometer Caliber 3861 movement with 26 jewels, a 50-hour power reserve, and 21,600vph frequency

Why You Should Invest?

It’s value for money as it appreciates in value with time. For example, WatchBase shows that its worth increased between 2020 and 2023. It had a constant price of S$8,499 between October 1, 2020 and June 21, 2021.

However, the cost rose to S$9,219 on February 7, 2022, S$9,795 on September 1, 2022, and S$10,372 on February 1, 2023. Additionally, WatchCharts indicates its average market price increased from S$7,286 on April 5, 2023, to S$7,365 on October 1, 2023.

8. Girard Perregaux Laureato Eternity Edition ref. 81010-11-432-11A – Stainless Steel, Blue Dial

Girard Perregaux Laureato Eternity Edition ref. 81010-11-432-11A

About

The Girard Perregaux Laureato ref. 81010-11-432-11A is a limited edition (to 188 pieces) luxury men’s watch that’s a prime example of the brand’s expertise in watchmaking. 

First introduced in 1975, the Laureato has since become an iconic timepiece known for its sophisticated design and technical prowess.

The ref. 81010-11-432-11A respects the 1975 piece’s original design but adds some fresh touches, such as a blue grand feu enamel face and a modern in-house movement with golden details.

Features

They include a stainless steel case and bracelet, a blue grand feu enamel dial with a guilloche sunray motif, a sapphire crystal caseback, a date function at 3 o’clock, and a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment over the dial.

Specifications

  • Production Year: 2021
  • Case Size: 42mm
  • Materials:
    • Dial – Blue grand feu enamel, with a guilloche sunray motif and steel hands and hour markers
    • Bracelet – Stainless steel, with contours and steel triple-folding buckle
    • Bezel – Fixed, smooth, stainless steel, octagonal
  • Function: Date, Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Central Seconds
  • Mechanism: Automatic Caliber GP01800 movement with 28 jewels, a 54-hour power reserve, and 28,800vph frequency

Why You Should Invest?

It’s a limited edition timepiece, increasing its appeal among watch collectors. Additionally, its price has risen by at least 15% between 2021 and October 1, 2023.

9. Zenith Defy Extreme ref. 10.9100.9004/22.I200 – Carbon Fiber and Titanium, Tinted Sapphire Dial

Zenith Defy Extreme ref. 10.9100.9004_22.I200

About

The Zenith Defy Extreme ref. 10.9100.9004/22.I200 is a high-quality everyday watch that can also serve as a dive watch. It combines durability and precision in a sophisticated design. It’s part of Zenith’s Defy Collection and makes a name for itself with its massive yet lightweight Carbon Fiber/Titanium 45mm monolithic case, unique dial, and strong rubber strap.

It’s inspired by the electric cars in the Extreme E championship (especially the dial) and has titanium pusher protectors, overlapping subdials at 3,6 and 9 o’clock, and a screw-down crown for maximum water resistance (200m). It looks challenging to read and use at first glance and try, but it eventually gets more straightforward with regular use.

Features

The main ones are a massive monolithic Carbon fiber and titanium 45mm body, a tinted sapphire dial inspired by the colors of EXTREME E electric rally races, an El Primero 21 automatic movement, 1/100th of a second high-frequency automatic chronograph, and a 12-sided micro-blasted titanium ring just under the carbon fiber bezel, and a sapphire crystal integrated into the 12-sided carbon fiber caseback

Specifications

  • Production Year: 2022
  • Case Size: 45mm
  • Materials:
    • Dial – Tinted sapphire, with three black-colored counters, partially open-worked hour and minute hands, and faceted and rhodium-plated indices filled with Super-LumiNova SLN C1
    • Bracelet – Black/ red rubber strap, black velcro strap
    • Bezel – Fixed, smooth, microblasted 12-sided titanium
  • Function: Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Central Seconds, Small Seconds, Chronograph
  • Mechanism: Automatic Caliber El Primero 21 movement with a 50-hour power, 36,000vph frequency, and rotor with an openworked Zenith star shape and black treatment

Why You Should Invest?

The Zenith Defy Extreme Carbon Fiber and Titanium watch is an excellent choice for those looking for a high-quality everyday timepiece. The combination of lightweight and durable materials and the precision of the El Primero 21 automatic movement make it a reliable and stylish option. 

Its unique design, inspired by electric rally races, makes it an eye-catching and versatile timepiece suitable for various settings and occasions.

Also, according to WatchCharts, its average market price increased from S$22,501 on April 5, 2023, to S$22,760 on October 1, 2023.

10. Hublot Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami Sapphire Rainbow ref. 507.JX.0800.RT.TAK21 – Sapphire Crystal, Microblasted Rhodium-plated Rotating Decor Dial

Hublot Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami Sapphire Rainbow ref. 507.JX.0800.RT.TAK21

About

The Hublot Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami Sapphire Rainbow is a unique limited edition luxury men’s timepiece. It resulted from the collaboration between Hublot and Japanese artist Takashi Murakami. 

It’s simple-looking- with a mostly sapphire crystal body, a colorful smiling flower (Murakami ‘happy flower’) motif on the dial, and a semi-transparent strap that beautifully merges with the case. It stays true to Hublot’s classic design but adds some uniqueness with the tasteful choice of materials and rainbow-colored dial.

Its hour and minute hands are cleverly concealed under the fixed three-dimensional central face, but they move normally. Their tips are visible from the face, along with the ‘HUBLOT’ print at 12 o’clock.

Features

They include a sapphire crystal case, a sapphire crystal bezel with 8 H-shaped titanium screws, a microblasted rhodium-plated rotating decor dial with a smiling flower motif with 12 petals set with 384 Colored Gemstones Rubies, Pink Sapphires, Amethysts, Blue Sapphires, Tsavorites, Yellow Sapphires, Orange Sapphires, a transparent rubber strap, and a ball bearing system that turn the petals, bringing the flower to life.

Specifications

  • Production Year: 2022
  • Case Size: 45mm
  • Materials:
    • Dial – Microblasted rhodium-plated, with hour and minute hands and 12 colorful petals for hour markers
    • Bracelet – Polished transparent rubber strap with a stainless steel deployant buckle clasp
    • Bezel – Smooth, fixed, sapphire crystal, with 8 H-shaped Titanium screws
  • Function: Hours, Minutes
  • Mechanism: Self-winding HUB1214 UNICO movement with a 72 hour-power reserve and 28,800vph frequency

Why You Should Invest?

Hublot Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami Sapphire Rainbow is an exclusive and artistic timepiece. With only 100 pieces available, it’s a rare collectible representing the fusion of world-class horology and contemporary art. This rareness makes it desirable to most watch collectors and enthusiasts.

The elegance and mesmerizing aesthetics make it a solid investment for watch fans who appreciate innovative watchmaking and exceptional artistry.

Finally, its price increased by at least 30 percent between 2022 and October 1, 2023. Experts believe the number will be higher before December 2023.

Summary

The following table highlights the luxury everyday watches above, plus their key features, retail, private market, and pre-owned prices:

ModelKey FeaturesRetail PricePrivate Market PricePre-Owned Price
Tudor 1926 ref. m91350-0011• Dial with an embossed waffle pattern
• Alternating Arabic numerals and triangular indexes
• 7-row bracelet with brushed external links and polished center links
S$2,749S$1,897S$1,900
Rolex Oyster Perpetual ref. 116000• Movement with an upgraded Parachrom hairspring
• Double index hour markers at 3,6 and 9 o’clock
• Dial with a rehaut
S$7,972S$9,402S$7,500
Rolex Oyster Perpetual ref. m276200-0003• Domed bezel
• Screw down crown with Twinlock Double waterproofness system
• Stop-seconds feature for precise time setting
S$7,628S$7,265S$8,700
Rolex Air King ref. 116900• Larger 40mm Oystersteel case with an internal shield
• Dial with applied 3,6 and 9 Arabic numeral hour markers and an inverted triangle at 12 o’clock
• Arabic numeral markers every five minutes
S$9,827S$11,711S$9,700
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 31 ref. m277200-0007• Turquoise blue dial
• Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal over the dial
• Minute markers around the dial’s outer rim
S$7,765S$13,858S$9,800
Santos de Cartier Large ref. CRWSSA0039• Steel, square case with an ADLC coating
• Crown with a black faceted synthetic spinel cabochon
• Bracelets with a ‘QuickSwitch’ interchangeability system
S$11,408S$9,632S$9,900
Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional ref. 310.32.42.50.01.001• Asymmetrical 42 mm stainless steel case
• Nylon fabric strap
• Dot over 90 on the anodized aluminum bezel ring
S$9,071S$7,563S$6,200
Girard Perregaux Laureato 42mm Eternity Edition ref. 81010-11-432-11A• Blue grand feu enamel dial with a guilloche sunray motif
• Sapphire crystal caseback
• Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment over the dial
S$25,289S$21,522S$17,800
Zenith Defy Extreme ref. 10.9100.9004/22.I200 • Massive monolithic Carbon fiber and titanium 45mm body
• Tinted sapphire dial inspired by the colors of EXTREME E electric rally races
• 12-sided micro-blasted titanium ring just under the carbon fiber bezel
S$37,149S$23,651S$17,900
Hublot Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami Sapphire Rainbow ref. 507.JX.0800.RT.TAK21• Sapphire crystal case
• Sapphire crystal bezel with 8 H-shaped titanium screws
• Microblasted rhodium-plated rotating decor dial with a smiling flower motif with 12 petals
S$145,688S$183,124S$199,000

Final Word

The ideal everyday watch will depend on personal style, needs, and budget. Therefore, it’s crucial to take your time in the selection process. Evaluate the options available, keeping in mind that an everyday watch should easily complement various outfits and activities. With these factors in mind, finding the perfect timepiece for daily wear will be a rewarding and satisfying experience.

Key Takeaways

  • The ideal everyday watch possesses a balanced blend of style, performance, and durability.
  • Luxury everyday watches are a good investment for their high-quality materials, functionality, and ability to increase in value with time on the pre-owned and secondary markets.
  • The best everyday watch depends on your personal style, requirements, and budget.

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