Here are the best watches we've found this month
Some of the best timepieces across a range of budgets you need to check out now
When Swatch came out with multicoloured watches in the Eighties, you’d have been forgiven for thinking it was a passing novelty. But here it is decades later, buoying up the giant Swatch group and making in-house automatics at a price that is the envy of everyone else. With a 42mm stainless steel case and water resistant to 30m.
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The Japanese giant goes from entry level all the way up to the super posh Grand Seiko range at thousands a pop. It is also a specialist movement maker, meaning it doesn’t need to look elsewhere. In-house automatic movement in 45mm stainless steel case, water resistant to 200m.
ORIS BIG CROWN CALIBRE 473
The Big Crown gets its name from a modification made in the Thirties to allow pilots to adjust the watch while wearing cumbersome flying gloves, with the chunky crown becoming an Oris signature. Founded in the early 20th century in the Swiss town of Holstein, the Oris ethos is to make sophisticated mechanical watches at competitive prices. The Calibre 473 has a hand-wound, in-house movement with a five day power reserve, monitored via an indicator on the reverse. The watch is anti-magnetic and the 38mm stainless steel case with screw-in crown is water resistant to 50m.
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VACHERON CONSTANTIN MALTE
With an uninterrupted history back to 1755, Vacheron gives ground to nobody in the watchmaking credibility stakes. The name recognition is not as high as certain others, but that suits a brand that is ultra high end, but not flash. Manual wind movement with 65-hour power reserve in a white gold case.