Luxury Watches and Trends of 2021

It’s a new year and time to consider what sort of watch will grace your wrist. Finding a new or used luxury watch that’s in keeping with your lifestyle and tastes isn’t as hard as you may think. There are a number of luxury watches that are considered to be among the most popular during 2021. Here are ten examples of luxury watches that are trending this year and are likely to remain perennial favorites in the years to come.

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Ceramic Ref# 116500LN

 

1. Rolex Cosmograph Daytona

With a beautiful and practical stainless steel casing as well as the oyster bracelet, this is a watch that can take you anywhere. Introduced in 1963, the watch remains a favorite in many parts of the world. While the design was initially inspired by racing and intended to appeal to race drivers, the influence has gone far beyond any niche market. The watch sports a self-winding calibre 4130 movement that keeps the accurate time that people have expected from Rolex since the beginning. There’s also plenty of reserve power courtesy of the size and design of the mainspring.

2. Vacheron Constantin Overseas Automatic

For someone who likes designs that are a little outside the traditional, this is a watch worth considering. Thanks to the transparent caseback, you have a style that makes it stand out from the crowd. The sheer artistry of the design is sure to appeal to your tastes as well as provide the functions that you want.

With a 42.5mm case and 54 jewels, you have a caliber 5200 movement that provides a power reserve of up to 52 hours. Enjoy the display of the hours, minutes, and seconds that happen to be positioned in the center of the face. Thanks to the bezel design, it’s easy to reference any time zone you happen to be in at the time. As a bonus, you’ll find that the watch is water resistant for up to 150 meters.

Vacheron Constantin Overseas Ref# 4500V

 

3. Cartier Drive de Cartier

Stainless steel remains popular this year and the Cartier Drive de Cartier is bound to be at the top of many lists. With a 40mm case and the option of an alligator band, the look is sure to please the eye. The shape is unique, in that it’s not exactly square but it’s not exactly circular either. The company has referred to the watch design as being cushion-shaped. You be the judge.

The detail on the watch helps to add even more appeal. Look closely at the blue steel used for the hands and for the seconds counter. Even with the details, the dial isn’t complicated or difficult to read. That’s great for someone who wants style and function but prefers to keep things simple and elegant.

4. Patek Philippe Ref. 5231J

The Ref. 5231J has been referred to as one of the most attractive watches on the market today. There’s no doubt that it’s a timepiece made to grace the wrist of anyone who wants to make an impression of good taste and style. In keeping with Patek Philippe’s reputation of offering some of the most impressive watches on the market, this one has features that help it to stand out. One of them happens to be the hand-painted cloisonné enamel dial that sports details that are sure to be a welcome surprise. Exactly what those details happen to be are best seen in person.

In terms of function, it’s easy to check the local time. You can also use the inner chapter ring to check day or night and also set to one of 24 different time zones. Thanks to the proprietary design for the self-winding movement that’s made in house, you can depend on superior power reserve and accurate timekeeping.

5. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-winding Chronograph

With this offering from the Royal Oak line, you get to enjoy the beautiful brushed stainless steel that’s paired with a black dial for contrast. Three sub-dials provide different functions that are sure to come in handy. Polished white gold hands make reading the dials a simple process that can be done at a glance.

With 37 jewels, a power reserve of up to 40 hours, and Audemars Piguet’s signature 2385 self-winding movement, this a watch designed to take you just about anywhere. With a water resistance of up to 165 feet, that includes leisure as well as the workplace.

6. Rolex Submariner Green Dial

There’s quite a bit to unpack when it comes to this offering from Rolex. One place to start is pairing the green dial and bezel with the beauty and simplicity of stainless steel. Thanks to the unidirectional rotatable bezel paired with the luminescent hands and hour markers, the Submariner Green is definitely a working watch. It’s great for professional divers as well as enthusiasts. Operating the bezel is easy and the ability to see the dial even while in the water is a huge plus.

What does the watch offer in the way of water resistance? It remains resistant for up to a thousand feet. This one will easily be among your favorite watches to wear while out enjoying your life. The deep green is also at home in the workplace, being subtle enough for the boardroom as well as any other setting.

7. Hublot Spirit of Big Bang King Gold

For something that’s a little out of the ordinary, the Hublot Spirit of Big Bank King Gold is sure to be a popular option in 2021. The stain-finished casing is paired with a beautiful dark matte black dial that provides excellent contrast to the gold body. Diamonds serve for the numbers on the face, adding another touch of elegance to the uniquely crafted shape. The sapphire crystal is treated to reduce glare, something is bound to come in handy.

The 39mm case size provides the perfect way to enhance the look of a wrist, while the water resistance helps to ensure the watch is as practical as it is attractive. Safe for depths of up to 100 m, the simple hour and minute functions are ideal for most settings. 

8. Richard Mille RM 60-01 Regatta Flyback Chronograph

The 50mm titanium case sets the stage for what to expect from this Richard Mille design. Sporting an openworked dial, the rugged look is perfect for anyone who is on the go. Paired with a black rubber band, the RM 60-01 Regatta Flyback Chronograph uses an automatic winding movement for accurate time keeping. Expect to enjoy up to 50 hours of power reserve with this watch.

You also have an annual calendar, dual time, and a flyback chronograph at your disposal. There’s also water resistance for up to 100m, making it a great selection when you plan on being outdoors and near any body of water.

Richard Mille RM Regatta Flyback Chronograph Watch Ref# 60-01

 

9. Breguet Marine Silver Dial 18kt Yellow Gold Men’s Watch 5827BA/12/AM0

Gold never goes out of style, as the Silver Dial 18kt Yellow Gold Men’s Watch 5827BA/12/AM0 proves with ease. The design combines all of the classic elements that many people enjoy, including a case and band that are made gold paired with a silver dial. This self-winding watch can supply up to 48 hours of power reserve, ensuring that you don’t have to be concerned about it winding down.

The 24 jewels and the sapphire caseback help to add to the elegant look. In terms of water resistance, you can count on the watch to function properly at depths of up to 100m.

10. Panerai 8 Days GMT

One look is all it takes to see why this watch deserves to be on the list of the trending timepieces for 2021. The fine satin-finished stainless steel case is only the beginning of what the that the 8 Days GMT has to offer. Buyers also get a beautiful black dial that provides excellent contrast. The polished steel hands are treated to provide excellent luminescence in any setting.

The bracelet material is a beautiful calfskin leather that includes a Tang buckle clasp. With water resistance of around 100 meters, and a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, this the kind of watch that’s sure to be a favorite for a long time.

Keep in mind that there are several factors you should consider other than appearance. Do consider the range of functions or complications that are included with the design. Always pay attention to the heft diameter, and the thickness of the casing. Remember to think about where and how often you will wear the watch. The one that’s right for you will look great and provide all the functionality you desire no matter where you happen to be or what you’re doing.