Replacing the battery in your watch can be inconvenient, but there is a good solution to the problem. Going with an watch that has an automatic movement eliminates the need. As long as the watch is worn,it keeps running. When you take it off, there is a power reserve and if you take it off for several hours, the power reserve will keep it running. If you go long enough to drain the power reserve, all you need to do is adjust the time and put it back on your wrist. Although these watches are typically more expensive, you don’t need to break the bank to own one. Here are the top five luxury brand automatic watches for under $1,000. You can still enjoy the convenience of an automatic movement in one of these affordable luxury brands
Frederique Constant Vintage Rally Automatic Watch – $699
The Frederique Constant Vintage Rally Automatic watch is available for the price of $699, discounted from $1,895. The aesthetics belie the signature of the watchmaker with a rose gold ase, and sporty dial that is inspired by a racing car tachometer. Large numbers and hour markers, along with a date window located at the 3 O’clock position enhance the white dial. The case back bears the engraving of an iconic Austin-Healy British sports car, with a leather strap in a masculine dark grey color.
Tissot Le Locle Automatic Chronograph – $795
The Tissot Le Locle Automatic Chronograph is an attractive automatic wristwatch that features a black dial with a gold bezel and is wonderfully accented with contrasting gold hour markers and hands for a striking appearance. The minute markers and sub-dial displays are in white for high visibility. It also features date and day functions in the 3 O’clock position. The Tissot Le Locle Automatic Chronograph is a lovely example of high end luxury in affordable form. The 44 hour power reserve gives ample time for removing the watch from the wrist overnight without the need to reset the time. The strap is a band of premium brown leather. This watch is discounted to $795, with the original price set at $1,575.
Certina DS Action Automatic Diver Watch – $575
The Certina DS Action Automatic Diver Watch is the classic diver’s in silver steel materials. It features a uni-directional rotating bezel and dial which is quite the novelty. You will find the date incorporated on the dial between the 4 and 5 O’ clock positions. The materials are stainless steel with accents of blue for an aesthetically pleasing effect. The hour markers are emboldened and white in color for high readability. The second hand features a sporty and wonderful contrast in red coloring. The convenient automatic function features a power reserve of 38 hours when would to its full capacity. The original price of the Certina DS Action Automatic Diver Watch is $895, but is currently available from select vendors at just $575.
Versace Dylos Automatic Watch – $649
While it may seem a little hard to believe, there is an automatic watch in the Versace brand that is under $1,000, but this is only becasue the Versace Dylos Automatic watch has been discounted from $2,995. The Dylos Automatic is an affordable version of the well-regarded luxury brand that is made with a case of raw stainless steel that is perfectly complemented with a grey straf of premium calfskin leather material. The dial features a mesh pattern with the famed Versace Medusa head smartly placed at the 12 o’ clock position. The hour markers and hands are a lovely silver accent. Glancing at the remainder of the dial, you’ll find that additional sub dials are placed at the 3 o’ clock and at the 9 o’ clock positions for the date and seconds displays, offering a somewhat complex face, but a lovely orchestration of the functions, and high practicality.
Filippo Loreti Venice Automatic Watch – $519
The Filippo Loreti Venice Automatic Watch is another amazing example of how affordable luxury can be when you’re on a limited budget, but demand the very best. The Filippo Loreti company is an established brand within high end circles, making their appearance on the scene in 2015 after a very successful Kickstart. It is the goal of this new brand to make luxury more affordable by selling directly and cutting out the middleman. The Venice Rose Gold Blue is inspired by the Italian city of Venice features a blue dial with month, day, date, am and pm displays. The automatic function boasts a 40 hour power reserve with an indicator signally how much time is remaining for the power reserve.