Mechanical watches are a practical miracle. Each features a myriad of tiny working parts, each depending on one another with precision placement and adjustments. They keep us on time and come in a variety of styles and types to suit thee needs of practically everyone in the world, for all types of occasions and lifestyles. With this in mind, we ring you the 10 best mechanical watches for 2018.
Zodiac Super Sea Wolf Watch
The Zodiac Super Sea Wolf Watch features the aesthetic of a vintage Swiss example with a modern interpretation. The 40 mm diameter case is made of stainless steel with a matching bracelet. The styling is understated yet attractive in its quiet nature. The dial is blue with hour indexes that are treated with Super Luminova lume for a lovely contrast with yet another surprise with an orange minute hand. Two other variations of this watch are available with a more ornate and eye catching blue version and a more muted version.
IWC Big Pilot’s Watch
The IWC Big Pilot’s Watch takes its design inspiration from the more high end aviation watches. The 46 mm case is made of stainless steel material and features a large crown and an in house automatic movement. The dial is highly legible and easy to read in all lighting conditions thanks to the lume treatment. The power reserve for this watch is 7 days. An all black variation of this watch is available featuring a ceramic case, along with other variations featuring more expensive premium materials.
Seiko 5 SNK803 Automatic Watch
the Seiko 5 Automatic watch gives you the performance of a more high end watch without the hefty price tag. A small 37 mm diameter case gives it a lighter feeling on the arm, with a military theme dial and fabric wristband, day and date functions and an automatic movement with attractive display back. This watch is offered in a variety of color options.
Tag Heuer Formula 1 GMT Watch
The Tag Heuer Formula 1 GMT watch is a variant that offers a dual display of time zones. It’s ideal for people who travel from one time zone to another frequently and helps you to make the precise time calculations so you always know what time it is in your new location as well as back home. It’s with a Swiss Calibre 7 in house movement. A date complication accounts for the higher price tag, and its encased in a stainless steel case measuring 41 mm in diameter with a matching bracelet.
Seiko Prospex Diver SRP777 Automatic Watch
This mechanical diver watch features a 45 mm case with an attractive black dial with indexes thata are easy to read in all lighting conditions thanks to the application of Lume. The movement is automatic with day and date displays with a 41 hour power reserve.
Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Automatic Watch
The Bell & Ross BR 03-92 is an automatic watch that has a bold aesthetic that is reminiscent of the old airplane instruments featuring analog dials. The dial of the watch is easy to read and the watch is powered by an automatic in house movement with a basic date indicator. This high end mechanical watch is the base example in the line it represents with variants featuring greater complications and a range of case finishes available.
Zenith El Primero Chronomaster 1969 Chronograph Watch
This Zenith example is a magnificent vintage chronograph watch from 1969. It features an in house mechanical movement that is observable through the dial opening. The 42 mm case is masterfully created of rose gold with an attractive leather strap that features a rose gold buckle that matches the material of the case.
Oris Divers Sixty-Five Automatic Watch
This exquisite automatic divers watch features high end luxury with practicality and premium materials. The 40 mm case is a departure from the chunkier and heavier styles and is topped with a domed sapphire crystal that is reminiscent of vintage styling with high function and subtle aesthetics.
Tissot Chemin Des Tourelles Automatic Watch
The Tissot Chemin Des Tourelles Automatic watch is a stainless steel variant with a 42 mm case, attractive silver dial and matching bracelet. The movement is a Powermatic 80 in house, Swiss manufacture. It offers an 80 hour power reserve. This fine mechanical watch is also available with a chronometer movement and other options/features.
Victorinox Maverick Mechanical Watch
This example is a mechanical Victorinox Maverick variant featuring a 43 mm high grade stainless steel case with matching bracelet. The exhibition back shows off the ETA 2824-2 Swiss manufacture automatic movement that is enhanced with a date complication. The dial and bezel are dark gray in color which go well with the Stainless case and bracelet materials.