The 11 Best Watches
 for any occasion

Everyone looks at your watch and it represents who you are, your values and your personal style.
– Kobe Bryant

Whether you’re traveling on business, hopping aboard a luxury yacht for vacation, or taking a whiskey tour across the pond, it’s important to look both sleek, professional, and put together.

One important piece of that puzzle is, of course, a spectacular timepiece, or wristwatch if you will… Ready for any occasion, a watch is often used as an accessory that doubles as both a functional means of telling the time and a fashion statement that will surely turn heads.

That is if you choose the right watch for the occasion… 

With that said, in what follows, we’ll be diving into the world of watches, outlining 11 of the best watches on Chrono24 – the world’s watch market–  that can be used for any occasion, whether a casual get-together or a professional meeting. 

The Top 11 Watches for Any Occasion 

This is a list of luxury watches, from Rolex and Omega to Hublot and Hamilton, Chrono24 is one of artful selection, price variation, style, and quality.

Similarly, from vintage and mechanical to military and Swiss, the variety of types is widespread when it comes to the choice of timepiece. 

While you can always opt for a knock-off or a cheaper alternative, if it’s within your budget, it’s most appropriate and beneficial to opt for the real thing…

Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of the 11 best watches for you to consider purchasing so that you have something spectacular to wear during the next important occasion on your calendar. 

Suit up, because this list isn’t for the faint of heart. With watches valued and priced in the tens of thousands and more, the selected recommendations are reserved for the casual watch enthusiast…

The good news, however, is that many of the watches on the list aren’t simply an accessory but an investment that are sure to appreciate over time… 

Hamilton Jazzmaster 

Avg. Price Range: $250 – $950

Arguably the most novice of watch brands on the list, however, not without top quality design and manufacturing, Hamilton remains a highly respected and sought-after timepiece brand, and for various reasons. 

At the intersection of classic design and modern craftsmanship, the Jazzmaster timepiece by Hamilton is suitable for any occasion and will surely elicit a compliment or two without you needing to break the bank! 

Seiko Grand Seiko 

Avg. Price Range: $500 – $5000

Particularly popular amongst watch collectors, aficionados, and novice watch enthusiasts, Seiko is a premium but oftentimes affordable Japanese watch brand. In fact, withstanding its affordable price, the quality of Seiko is often comparable to that of many Swiss and Italian watches on the market. No wonder so many people are opting for the Seiko! 

Versatile and simplistic, it’s often a popular choice for the everyday watch wearer, however, it can also be carried over to many event types and occasions, making it an easy and investible decision. 

Zenith Port Royal 

Avg. Price Range: $500 – $5500

Designed for the everyday urban man, the Zenith Port Royal is the perfect watch for those on the go with no signs of slowing down. If you have several obligatory events to show face at in the run of a day, each with its own function and purpose, the Zenith Port Royal will translate perfectly into whichever outfits you choose to wear. 

Technologically advanced, comparatively speaking to its competitors, Zenith timepieces of any kind are a watch collector’s dream and the Port Royal is no different…

Omega Speedmaster

Avg. Price Range: $2000 – $8500

Notably, a Swiss brand that boasts world-renowned recognition, Omega is known for both its mechanical function as well as its sleek designs. The most well-known style found amongst the Omega family is the Speedmaster.

If you’ve never heard of the watch, it happens to be the one that NASA flew to the moon and back. A fun fact and a great conversation starter in any case… It’s also made famous due to the classic mix-up of watches worn by none other than James Bond himself. 

Cartier Ballon Bleu 

Avg. Price Range: $2500 – $7500

One of, if not the most popular French brands in the world of watches is Cartier. Though you might have heard of the brand from its jewelry, it also happens to make and manufacture some of the best watches the world has seen. 

The Ballon Bleu timepiece, in particular, is perhaps the only fully gold watch on the list, so if it’s gold that you’re looking for, the Cartier Ballon Bleu is the watch for you!

With a round casing, sapphire cabochon, and an enclosed crown, this watch screams luxury. If you opt for the most exclusive of models, your wrist will be accompanied by 1600 (yes, 1600) diamonds! 

Breitling for Bentley

Avg. Price Range: $3000 – $5500

Comparative to IWC, Breitling is often deemed atop the list of Pilot Watch brands. Funny enough, this particular model is a nod to Bentley, the automobile brand… In any case, Breitling combines elegance and prestige to make for the ultimate high-end timepiece. 

This distinctive watch is sure to catch eyes, pinning you as a prestigious individual at whichever event or occasion you’re visiting. Ranging in price depending on the edition, you can expect to spend anywhere from $3000-5000, all the way up to $58000+. 

Panerai Luminor Submersible 

Avg. Price Range: $8500 – $18,500

The most infamous of Italian watch brands is Panerai, not only because of its roots in Milan and Switzerland but because it’s been worn but the most famous of A-Class celebrities. 

As for its flagship model, the Luminor is the most sought-after, particularly for larger men due to its emphatic size and thickness. If you want to turn heads when you walk in a room, consider Panerai your new best friend. 

IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar

Avg. Price Range: $17,000 – $31,000

Often noted as one of the top brands in Pilot watches, IWC. What are pilot watches, you ask? Just that; watches made for pilots! The Portuguese Perpetual Calendar model, in particular, is of great interest to many who seek out a top-of-the-line pilot’s watch. 

Offered in several editions, you can expect the price to vary depending on the age and edition you choose. Nevertheless, whichever edition you end up with, the IWC Portuguese is an incredible line of timepieces that are suitable for all higher-end occasions. The Perpetual Calendar model, in particular, boasts a gold rim and black leather strap, making it ideal for when you roll up the sleeves of your button-up. 

Elegance at its finest, it also just so happens to pair well with a neat amber whiskey in hand! 

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 

Avg. Price Range: $7500 – $50,000

Historical and revolutionary in its own right, Audemars Piguet is a brand known for bringing luxury sports watches to the market which was primarily made of none other than stainless steel.

This particular model, launched in 1993, is arguably the most beloved model of Audemars Piguet’s watches, and for good reason. Pairing well with a suit and without the emphatically loud statement, it’s a gentlemen’s watch for those highly involved in the watch world but unwilling to outwardly flaunt their success. 

Rolex Submariner

Price Range: $8,000 – $18,000

Among one of the top brands in the world, Rolex is arguably the most well-known, and rightfully so. Amongst the Rolex family are many makes and models that are varying in style and price range. One of the most coveted models is the Rolex Submariner.

In high demand for both collectors and fashionistas alike, the submariner is an appropriate choice for most, if not all occasions, from weddings and semi-formal parties to business meetings, luxury events, and the like… 

Patek Philippe Grand Complications 

Avg. Price Range: $35,000 – $150,000+

The creme de la creme of Swiss watches, Patek Philippe is a watch collector’s dream no matter which style you opt to invest in. Beloved for its intricacies and luxury touches, its Grand Complications Model, in particular, is a heavy hitter… 

Reserved for the wealthier of individuals, Grand Complications is a statement piece of statement pieces. If you’re looking to stand out amongst the crowd at whatever occasion you’re involved in, a splurge on a Patek Philippe timepiece is the call. 

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Choosing the best watch suitable for any occasion can be a challenge, to say the least… But a fun challenge, don’t forget! 

While the options are more than abundant and the price range widely variable when it comes to choosing the best watch for a particular occasion, you truly can’t go wrong.

As long as you stay within your budget and choose a watch both suitable and aligned with your style preferences, it’s a win-win situation.

That said, I hope this list can at least get you started!

Stay Gold.

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