20 of the Most Popular Watches from 2017
As we wrap up 2017, it’s important to look back and remember your favorite watches from the last year. These twenty watches were selected by The Watch Index readers, so you know they have to be the best!
These reader-favorite watches are some of the best watches in the industry. You’ve chosen a wide variety of watches, ranging from affordable watches to ultra-luxury watches and from dress watches to sport watches. You’ve also chosen a wide range of brands as well, ranging from well-known brands such as Rolex and Omega to independent watchmakers such as Andreas Strehler and Laurent Ferrier. It doesn’t matter what you’re looking for, you’re bound to find the perfect watch for you!
So without further ado, here are 20 of the most popular watches from 2017.
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20 of the Most Popular Watches from 2017
#1 - Nicknamed the Moon Watch since it was the first watch to be worn on the moon, the Omega Speedmaster was upgraded to include a jaw-dropping moonphase complication. The Omega Speedmaster Moonphase Master Chronometer Chronograph is the reader-favorite watch from 2017!
#2 - The story of G-Shock begins in 1983 with the inventor Kikuo Ibe. He challenged himself to make a watch that had a 10-year battery life, was water resistant up to 10 bar, and could survive a 10 meter drop onto a concrete floor. Not only did he accomplish these goals with the first Casio G-Shock, but the brand has continued to challenge itself to make its watches even more reliable in the most extreme conditions.
#3 - A. Lange & Sohne shocked the watch world by announcing their new 37mm Saxonia Thin Watch. The watch qualifies as a luxury watch with an expertly finished movement, a clean yet classic dial, and a precious metal casing. Although the luxury elements appeal to many, it’s the price of this A Lange & Sohne that makes you take a step back.
#4 - When I found this IWC Mark XVIII watch and saw it was priced at $3,950, I immediately was intrigued. The price is affordable for a luxury watch from a well-known brand. Both the price and the clean, understated dial instantly appealed to me. That being said, this watch does have some negative attributes.
#5 - Created with pilots in mind, the Seiko Prospex Sky is a solar-powered watch with a world timer and a rotary slide rule. The rotary slide rule allows for easy calculations and conversion of distance, fuel load, weight, and speed.
#6 - To celebrate the 40 year anniversary of the Crystron, Citizen has released an ultra-thin Citizen Eco-Drive One. Standing at only 2.98mm, this watch is shockingly thin and it has earned the title of thinnest solar-powered watch. In order to accomplish this feat, Citizen has reduced the 85-component movement to just 1mm thick.
#7 - Although they're not as well-known as Patek Philippe or Vacheron Constantin, Bovet 1822 has earned their spot as a high-end luxury watch brand. Through innovation and creativity, Bovet pushes the boundaries on what a wristwatch can do. Unlike a Rolex watch that can be seen in nearly every office around the world, Bovet timepieces are unique in that you may never find another person with the same Bovet watch.
#8 - The Andreas Strehler Sauterelle A Heure Mondiale features a three-dimensional view of the northern hemisphere as seen from above the north pole, rotating counter clockwise once in 24 hours. On the movement side of the watch, there is a ring with 24 names of individual cities, representing the 24 time zones.
#9 - Breitling announced a new limited edition Navitimer 01. The Navitimer was first introduced in 1952, and it’s been an icon in the watch community ever since. This version is no different with its immediately recognizable dial and circular aviation slide rule.
#10 - For many watch enthusiasts, a Swiss made tourbillon watch is a dream watch. This sought-after complication represents haute horology at its finest, and the price point shows that. On average, you cannot buy a tourbillon watch for less than $80,000, and that’s often on the low end of the price spectrum. This high price means that most watch enthusiasts can only admire a tourbillon watch from afar because owning such a watch is not a reality.
#11 - Achieving Master Chronometer status, the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m Co-Axial Master Chronometer passed all eight tests set by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology. This dive watch features a unidirectional rotating bezel, transparent sapphire case back, screw-in crown, and helium escape valve.
#12 - At Baselworld 2017, Frederique Constant launched the Frederique Constant Flyback Chronograph, thereby continuing the tradition of creating affordable yet highly complicated watches. You’ll have to read on to discover the cost of this luxury watch, but we can tell you that it’s far less than $10,000.
#13 - The Breitling Navitimer Heritage is a special edition watch that is a tribute to the original 1952 Navitimer. This model features the signature Navitimer circular slide rule and chronograph, and it adds something new with a smaller diameter and its black or blue dial with tone-on-tone counters. The selfwinding movement is chronomter-certified, ensuring both precision and reliability.
#14 - According to Omega, the sun-brushed Teak Concept pattern on the dial was inspired by the wooden decks of luxury sailboats. This Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150m Master Co-Axial 41.5mm also features five limited edition watches: the James Bond watch, the Ryder's Cup watch, and three golf edition watches.
#15 - The Antoine Preziuso Tourbillon of Tourbillons offers greater precision through its three tourbillons. This is a luxury dress watch from one of the best independent watchmakers; you can't beat that!
#16 - There’s something about a Rolex that makes the world go crazy. The new Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona was introduced at Baselworld 2016, and it was one of the top watches showcased. Although it was introduced in 2016, it was still one of our reader-favorite watches from 2017.
#17 - The Laurent Ferrier Galet Classic collection is comprised of top-of-the-line dress watches. These elegant watches are powered by an in-house movement, and for the first time ever, the tourbillon device is fitted with a double balance-spring.
#18 - To eliminate the pesky date hand, Roger W Smith created the Travelling Aperture, an indicator that orbits the outer edge of the dial, thereby removing the need for the central date hand.
#19 - American designer Samuel Amoia has partnered with Rado to create this limited edition Rado True Blaze. The True Blaze features a metallic dial that on first glance looks as if it were covered in fine diamonds. Although it may look like it’s covered in diamonds, the dial is actually a piece of solid metal that has undergone a galvanic treatment. This treatment created the unique textured surface that you see here.
#20 - Nomos Glashutte has recently released a brand new collection—the At Work Collection. This collection is comprised of fourteen new watches, featuring an ultra-thin movement and an updated size. These watches can be worn on a daily basis, no matter if you’re going to work or running errands.
Although Rolex has created a number of drool-worthy models, we’ve narrowed our favorites down to nine. Without further ado, here are the The Top 9 Best Rolex Watches