Vacheron Constantin

The new and improved Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph is the Cadillac of new watches for 2016. They have made bold changes to the Overseas and clearly are committed to the success of this watch. With a new beautiful in-house movement that is on display through the sapphire crystal caseback and a larger masculine 42.5 steel case size, this watch has a strong presence and is very versatile with easily interchangeable straps. Price: $38,000


Making changes to an iconic watch is not easy, but the new Rolex Cosmograph Daytona is an example of getting it right. With an updated tachymeter design on a new monobloc Cerachrom bezel in black ceramic. Same reliable in-house movement and the same perfect 40 mm steel case size. Very handsome and still iconic! Price: $14,250

A.Lange & Söhne

The never-disappointing watch brand A. Lange & Söhne does it again. New in 2016 is the A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Moon Phase and it shines on every level. This timepiece has a beautifully decorated in-house movement which the owner can enjoy through the sapphire crystal caseback. It sits nicely on the wrist at 40 mm gold case. The dial is well balanced with a big date complication at 12 o’clock and a moonphase complication at 6 o’clock. Price: $36,200

Laurent Ferrier

Few brands are as cool as Laurent Ferrier and their sports watch, the Laurent Ferrier Galet Square Boréal, is one of the top choices for 2016. The cushion shape 41 mm steel case looks great but even better is the design of the dial, rich with SuperLumiNova while being classy. The beauty is more than skin deep as the superbly decorated in-house movement with a micro-rotor can be easily viewed through a sapphire crystal case back. Price: $38,000

Audemars Piguet

Some version of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak is regularly featured on our ‘TOP 7’ list and the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Openworked Double Balance Wheel continues the trend. This new version of the Royal Oak is exquisite from every angle. It’s hard to imagine so much beauty and craftsmanship can be captured in a 41 mm case. Stainless steel version price: $58,900

Parmigiani Fleurier

The Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Centum Perpetual Calendar Openworked Graphite makes the list with a late addition to the year. Released in December, it is hard not to instantly notice the beauty in this Perpetual Calendar. It is sized perfectly for the wrist at 42 mm in a white gold case. Both dials are busy and legible and balanced. The in-house movement will delight the owner through the sapphire crystal display caseback. Price: $97,500


Tudor makes a great divers watch and the Tudor Heritage Black Bay Orange is a beauty. It is a large watch at 43 mm and is made for rugged wear. Most outstanding is the aluminum bronze alloy case which protects the reliable in-house movement. Unmistakenly handsome and masculine, a true tool watch for an adventurous spirit. Price: $4,320