Continued from Monday, we have our second installment of Top Luxury Watches that come in under $1k
# 5 – Longines
PrimaLuna (Model L18.104.22.168.6)pays tribute to the shimmering moon, casting its classic feminine charm with a round polished stainless steel case and link bracelet. Its radiant silver dial presents Roman numerals, hour markers and a date aperture window that is carefully nestled at 4 o’clock. The dial is complimented by contrasting blued steel hour/minute hands and sweeping seconds hand. Lithuanian actress Ingeborga Dapkunaite is as radiate as this timepiece and also happens to be an Ambassador for Longine’s PrimaLuna collection. Other Ambassadors for this enigmatic brand include Simon Baker, Kate Winslet, Stefanie Graf, Andre Agassi, Aaron Kwok Fu Shing to drop a few star studded names.
#6 – Poljot
Aviator Russian Poljot Black Chronograph (Model 31681/6975607) articulates the best of this Soviet-Russian watchmaker whose name literally means flight. Aviator Russian Chronograph features a round matte finish stainless steel 42 mm case accented by a black dial with a luminescent analog display, three chrono sub-dials and date aperture window between 4 and 5 o’clock. It features a mechanical hand wound movement protected by a sapphire crystal. Aviator Russian Black Chronograph is adorned with a black leather strap and has a buckle clasp. Poljot manufactured several historical watches including the world’s first space watch which was worn by Yuri Garagin.
#7 – Hamilton
Flight Timer Men’s Watch (Model H64514551) is synonymous with
American spirit combined with Swiss technologies – Hamilton’s brand mantra. Flight Timer is a combination digital and analog multi-functional aviation watch that offers dedicated pilots the ability to log up to 20 flights. It takes flight with a 40 mm stainless steel case and unidirectional bezel complimented by a silver dial. It features two digital time zones, UTC time, alarm function, chronograph and flight time recorder. It also has an ISA temperature display, end of life indicator and perpetual calendar. It houses ETA E20.373 quartz movement which is protected by a sapphire crystal. It is adorned with a brown leather strap. In the Die Hard film, Live Free or Die Hard, Bruce Willis’s character, John McClaine, wore a Hamilton. In the recent film, A Good Day to Die, both Willis and Jai Courtney (McClaine’s son, Jack) both wear Hamilton watches.
#8 – TAG Heuer
Formula 1 Quartz Men’s Watch (Model WAU1114.BA0858) gives the fellas the of experience and excitement of Grand Prix racing behind the wheel of a Formula 1 race car (well maybe with an active imagination). This race inspired timepiece has a 42 mm diameter brushed stainless steel case and bracelet that is accentuated by a black dial and unidirectional bezel brought to life by a sporty red tachymeter along the flange above the dial. It also has dual date aperture windows nestled within a 60 seconds sub-dial at 6 o’clock. Formula 1 has Swiss quartz movement which is protected by a sapphire crystal. TAG Heuer Formula 1 Ambassadors include iconic Steve McQueen and Jenson Button of Vodafone McLaren Mercedes F1 Team. It is available on watchesonnet.com.
By Chaz Nash