6 Classic Watches for Men of Timeless Style

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Being hailed as ‘men’s jewellery’, wristwatches, back in the olden days, have been men’s best companion through time. Given that men have always been offered limited accessory choices comparing to their feminine counterparts, wristwatches are one of the most distinctive means of showcasing personal style and personality. Sotheby’s upcoming online sale offers an opportunity for collectors to own a classic men’s watch for under US$10,000.

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21 November–5 December | Online

6 Classic Watches for Men of Timeless Style

  • A. Lange & Söhne, A Pink Gold Wristwatch. Case 226455 Saxonia Thin Circa 2017. Estimate HK$70,000–100,000 (US$9,000–13,000).
    Proud of their German heritage, A. Lange & Söhne has strived to give its watches a very distinctive German appearance focused on clean lines and asymmetric stylings. A perfect example of this is the time-only Saxonia Thin model, which features slim indexes and clean dials design.  

  • Cartier, A Pink Gold Rectangular Automatic Wristwatch. Case 778958CD Tank Americaine Circa 2004. Estimate HK$35,000–50,000 (US$4,500–6,500).
    First introduced in 1989 as a modern take on the Tank Cintrée, the Tank Americaine has quickly become a classic since its debut.

  • Panerai, A Stainless Steel Cushion-form Automatic Split Seconds Chronograph Wristwatch with Register PAM00362 No M164/499 Luminor Rattrapante 1950 Circa 2010. Estimate HK$60,000–80,000 (US$7,700–10,300).
    Housed in a 44mm case, PAM00362 is part of a limited edition of 499 pieces. The present watch also features Panerai’s patented crown guard with polished-finish bezel.

  • Tag Heuer, A Stainless Steel Square Automatic Chronograph Wristwatch with Registers and Date Ref CW2111-0 Case DR3860 Monaco Circa 2000. Estimate HK$13,000–20,000 (US$1,700–2,600).
    The Monaco series is considered one of the most recognizable wristwatches in the 20th century after Steve McQueen sported it in the classic 1970 Hollywood racing film “Le Mans.”

  • Chronoswiss, A Limited Edition Pink Gold Rectangular Jump Hour Wristwatch No 51/99 Digiteur Circa 2006. Estimate HK$26,000–40,000 (US$3,400–5,200).
    Like most Swiss made watches, all Chronoswiss watches are hand-finished and the brand tries to stay exclusive by controlling its production to about 7,000 watches per year.

  • Alain Silberstein, A Limited Edition Stainless Steel Automatic Chronograph Wristwatch with Date, Moon-Phases and bracelet No 576/999 Krono Bauhaus2 Circa 2000. Estimate HK$14,000–22,000 (US$1,800–2,800).
    The Krono Bauhaus2 employs the signature design of Alain Silberstein – the famous use of primary colours and geometric shapes: red, blue, and yellow; with triangles, rectangles and circles for the hands and dial markers. His whimsical design creates a dash of playfulness and humour to the timepiece and is undoubtedly a delight to put on a wrist.


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