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Designer Men's Watches

The sleek lines and ultimate precision of men’s designer watches from brands ranging from Benrus to Tag Heuer speak to both state-of-the-art time telling and the utmost in sophisticated men’s accessories. Developing out of the rich field of iconic 19th-century watchmakers, today’s top designer brands for men’s watches are truly a timeless investment.

A relatively recent innovation, the wristwatch came into popular consciousness only in the early 20th century. Its predecessor, the pocket watch, had been the timepiece of choice for centuries, but the wristwatch offered an unprecedented level of portability and efficiency, beneficial characteristics particularly in an age of rapid modernization.

Alongside this utility, high-end designers began introducing increasingly elegant wristwatch designs, featuring luxurious materials and boasting some of the most cutting-edge complications. Today, the field of designer men’s watches is vast, yet many designer watches of the antique and vintage world that have truly passed the test of time.


Quick Facts

  • Enicar Watch Company, established in Switzerland in 1913, took its name from its founder, Artiste Racine (“Enicar” is “Racine” backwards)
  • Cyma watches are part of what’s known by avid collectors as the “Dirty Dozen” of watch producers. Alongside makers such as Omega and Jaeger Le Coultre, these twelve brands were most often employed by the military for their incredibly precise time-telling
  • The "Dirty Dozen" sell for hefty sums; individually, though, prices very significantly. Cyma watches, for example, from the mid-20th century range at auction from a few hundred dollars to record prices set in the thousands

Recommended Items at Auction

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No Reserve - Heuer Autavia 2446, Valjoux 72 - Men's watch - Mark 1 - 1968.
Mar 06, 6:00 PM CET
No Reserve - Heuer Autavia 2446, Valjoux 72 - Men's watch - Mark 1 - 1968.
by Goudwisselkantoor Veilingen
Est: €6,000- €8,000
€2,20020 Bids
Hamilton 14K Gold 19 Jewel Men's Wristwatch
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
Hamilton 14K Gold 19 Jewel Men's Wristwatch
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $100- $10,000
$32515 Bids
No Reserve - Zenith El Primero "Open Heart" 03.2049.4061 - Men's watch.
Mar 06, 6:00 PM CET
No Reserve - Zenith El Primero "Open Heart" 03.2049.4061 - Men's watch.
by Goudwisselkantoor Veilingen
Est: €3,000- €4,000
€1,05013 Bids
Hamilton 14K Gold 19 Jewel 982 Men's Wristwatch
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
Hamilton 14K Gold 19 Jewel 982 Men's Wristwatch
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $100- $10,000
$20012 Bids
Vintage Hamilton Automatic Wrist Watch With Stretchy Band. Runs. Comes With A Box.
Feb 27, 6:00 PM EST
Vintage Hamilton Automatic Wrist Watch With Stretchy Band. Runs. Comes With A Box.
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$7010 Bids
No Reserve - Panerai Luminor Marina PAM00111 - Men's watch.
Mar 06, 6:00 PM CET
No Reserve - Panerai Luminor Marina PAM00111 - Men's watch.
by Goudwisselkantoor Veilingen
Est: €4,500- €5,000
€80010 Bids
No Reserve - Auguste Reymond Cotton Club Chrono Moonphase - Men's watch.
Mar 06, 6:00 PM CET
No Reserve - Auguste Reymond Cotton Club Chrono Moonphase - Men's watch.
by Goudwisselkantoor Veilingen
Est: €750- €1,000
€409 Bids
No Reserve - IWC Portuguese Chronograph 18K. 3714 - Men's watch.
Mar 06, 6:00 PM CET
No Reserve - IWC Portuguese Chronograph 18K. 3714 - Men's watch.
by Goudwisselkantoor Veilingen
Est: €5,000- €7,500
€3,4009 Bids
No Reserve - Heuer 'Pre-Carrera' Chronograph 7733 - Men's watch - ca. 1965.
Mar 06, 6:00 PM CET
No Reserve - Heuer 'Pre-Carrera' Chronograph 7733 - Men's watch - ca. 1965.
by Goudwisselkantoor Veilingen
Est: €2,000- €2,500
€7508 Bids
Vintage Bulova 14K Gold Men's Wristwatch
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
Vintage Bulova 14K Gold Men's Wristwatch
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $100- $10,000
$1607 Bids
No Reserve - IWC Vintage 18K. 1889090 - Men's watch.
Mar 06, 6:00 PM CET
No Reserve - IWC Vintage 18K. 1889090 - Men's watch.
by Goudwisselkantoor Veilingen
Est: €1,500- €2,000
€3407 Bids
Heuer 18k Gold Valjoux 72c Chronograph Triple Date Moonphase Mens Vintage Watch Orig Buckle
Mar 02, 12:00 PM EST
Heuer 18k Gold Valjoux 72c Chronograph Triple Date Moonphase Mens Vintage Watch Orig Buckle
by Hess Fine Art
Est: $4,000- $5,000
$8007 Bids
Eight Gentleman's Wrist Watches including Armani
Feb 29, 6:00 PM AEDT
Eight Gentleman's Wrist Watches including Armani
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD60- AUD120
AUD906 Bids
Roger Dubuis 18k White Gold Limited Edition Mens Massive Wrist Watch Box
Mar 02, 12:00 PM EST
Roger Dubuis 18k White Gold Limited Edition Mens Massive Wrist Watch Box
by Hess Fine Art
Est: $8,000- $10,000
$1256 Bids
Vintage Bulova Accutron 14K Gold Men's Wristwatch
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
Vintage Bulova Accutron 14K Gold Men's Wristwatch
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $100- $10,000
$1206 Bids
No Reserve - J. Auricoste Type 20 - Men's watch - approx. 1950.
Mar 06, 6:00 PM CET
No Reserve - J. Auricoste Type 20 - Men's watch - approx. 1950.
by Goudwisselkantoor Veilingen
Est: €2,000- €4,000
€3006 Bids
Vintage Hamilton 14K White Gold Mens Wristwatch
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
Vintage Hamilton 14K White Gold Mens Wristwatch
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $100- $10,000
$1405 Bids
HAMILTON KHAKI AUTOMATIC MODEL WRISTWATCH
Feb 26, 6:00 PM PST
HAMILTON KHAKI AUTOMATIC MODEL WRISTWATCH
by O'Gallerie
Est: $250- $350
$2505 Bids
Vintage Gruen Precision 17 Jewels Men's Wristwatch
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
Vintage Gruen Precision 17 Jewels Men's Wristwatch
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $100- $10,000
$705 Bids
Vintage Bulova 14K Gold 21 Jewel Men's Wristwatch
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
Vintage Bulova 14K Gold 21 Jewel Men's Wristwatch
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $100- $10,000
$855 Bids
No Reserve - Chronograph Suisse 18K. - Men's watch.
Mar 06, 6:00 PM CET
No Reserve - Chronograph Suisse 18K. - Men's watch.
by Goudwisselkantoor Veilingen
Est: €500- €750
€1305 Bids
No Reserve - Zenith Classic 14K. - Men's watch.
Mar 06, 6:00 PM CET
No Reserve - Zenith Classic 14K. - Men's watch.
by Goudwisselkantoor Veilingen
Est: €600- €800
€2605 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Designer Men's Watches


Galerie + Auktionshaus Peter Klöter

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