10 watches from $1,000 to $5,000
August 30, 2010
The all new Breilting Chronospace watch is relatively expensive, especially for quartz. However, this is no ordinary quartz, it's actually a Thermo-compensated SuperQuartz. In fact, this is one of very few quartz watches on the market that meets the rigorous requirements of the COSC. The price is $4,800. Learn More
The Mido Multifort Chronograph comes in a 45 mm stainless steel case or a black PVD case (shown). The movement is an ETA/Valjoux 7750. It is the "top grade" finished movement. On top of having a great movement, which is visible through the caseback. The dial features Geneva stripes and unique lume filled cut-outs for the hour markers. The price is $1,690. Learn More
The Chronopro is Victorinox's premier mechanical chronograph. It comes is a 42 mm stainless steel case, with an open caseback that affords a view of the Valjoux 7750 movement. Screw down pushers and crown ensure 100-meter water resistance. The price is $1650. Learn More
This is Omega's new Grey Speedmaster. Measuring 40 mm in diameter, the case is more traditionally sized. However, the styling is a little more modern with a bold Grey dial and a black Cordura watch strap. The Omega mechanical chronograph movement is COSC certified and has a power reserve of 48 hours. The price is $3,850. Learn More
The Maurice de Mauriac Chronograph Modern comes in a 45 mm stainless steel case DLC treated case. It is also available in 42 mm or 39 mm if you prefer. Top grade Valjoux 7750 movement and a unique pilot inspired dial focused on chronograph seconds as opposed to regular hours. The price is $4,200. Learn More
The Louis Erard 1931 Regulator has a beautifully finished case, with intricately brushed and polished details. The regulator dial features separate hour, minutes and seconds displays, as well as a power reserve function. Available in both steel (shown) and black steel. The price is $2,000-$3,000. Learn More
The Raymond Weil Freelancer chronograph features a 42 mm rose gold plated steel case and a 46-hour power reserve. Available in steel or rose gold plated steel (shown), with a steel bracelet or leather strap. The price is $2,500+.
Kazimon is a young brand focused on affordable high-quality diver watches. Kazimon uses robust German cases with Swiss movements inside. The Eintausend is waterproof to 1000 meters of 3333 feet and is equipped with a helium escape valve. The price is $2,195.
The Baume & Mercier Classima Executive XL is the newest timepiece in the popular Classima collection. It features a Valjoux 7751 mechanical chronograph movement with a 24-hour indicator, moon phase, and a unique day-month indicator. The 42 mm case is stainless steel and is fully polished. The price is $5,000.
Tudor is a brand that is manufactured by Rolex, so the quality is very good, but without the high price. Unfortunately, you do not get one of Rolex's famous in-house movements. However, many of the parts of the watch clearly have Rolex quality, in fact, this piece shares some of the features seen on the much more expensive Rolex Daytona. The price is $3,000-$5,000.