“One’s choice of watch is as important as as the quality of the handbag, the cut of one’s suit, the appropriateness of a tie’s pattern, the height of the heel.” – Wall Street Journal 2011.
It’s true. What you wear on your wrist says a lot about you as an individual. For golfers, a luxury watch might be compensation for a less than luxurious game. Nonetheless, much like your post-round drink and the type of cigars you smoke, a sexy timepiece is a critical component of your persona.
If you’re in the market for a new one, here’s our list of the top 10 watches for golfers in 2015:
10. Rolex Oyster Milgauss
Rolex launched this line of watches back in 2007, and it’s not going away anytime soon. The watch is sexy, sleek and won’t break the bank, coming in at just over $8,000. The perfect Rolex to impress the old timers at the country club.
9. Breguet Tradition Automatique Seconde Tetrograde 7097
Produced in 18K white and rose gold, this Breguet is inspired by ‘subscription watches’: simple one-hand timepieces originally produced by company founder Abraham-Louis Breguet. This was when customers would put a down payment on the watch and pay the rest of the balance upon delivery. The openwork dials display gives it an incredibly modern look and feel.
8. Montblanc Timewalker Urban Speed e-Strap
This watch will hit stores in June and the strap with the Montblanc watch comes in at an affordable $3,759. The perfect watch for the ‘techie,’ the TimeWalker Urban Speed e-Strap features a carbon treated leather band that resists abrasion, water, heat and even fire. The e-Strap is interchangeable, with an integrated technology device that offers an activity tracker, smart notifications, remote controls and Find-Me functions. It connects, via Bluetooth Low Energy, to selected Android and iOS smartphones.
7. Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Calendar
To infinity and beyond? This timepiece features a dial made of ultra-rare meteorite stone. Jaeger-LeCoultre sourced the material from a block of meteorite discovered in Sweden – although it’s original location is thought to have been the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. A good story to tell your buddies during a round.
6. Richard Mille RM 33-01 Automatic
Another openwork dial watch, and this one is a beauty. Check out this rare behind the scenes look of the Richard Mille facility.
5. Montblanc Heritage Spirit Orbis Terrarum
One of the sexiest watches on this list, the new offering from Montblanc makes a powerful statement and will surely impress the rest of your Sunday foursome. The Spirit Orbis Terrarum has a round 41 mm by 12 mm case, so it’s not too bulky or heavy. Coming in at a hefty price of $17,500, it’s worth every penny.
4. Omega Speedmaster “Grey Side of the Moon”
“Inspired by the lunar dust that has preserved mankind’s first and last steps on the Moon, this 44.25 mm shimmering model is crafted from white ceramic that has been transformed through-and-through to a metallic grey. This addition to the iconic Speedmaster collection tells another story of the Apollo 8 mission and captures NASA astronaut Jim Lovell’s words during the spacecraft’s lunar orbit: The Moon is essentially grey.” – Omega
3. Breitling Transocean Chronograph
One of the iconic Swiss watch brands, the new Breitling Transocean Chronograph modernizes the classic 1950s and 1960s chronographs in style. It’s understated, luxurious and bound to make a statement the next time you step onto the tee box.
2. IWC Portugieser Annual Calendar
The Portugieser Annual Calendar resembles the original Portugieser from 1939. The annual calendar shows the month, date and day in three separate, semicircular windows. It is pricy though, coming in at over $40,000.
1. Greubel Forsey Red Gold GMT
Perhaps the coolest and most impressive looking watch on this list, the Greubel Forsey GMT (Greenwhich Mean Time) is definitely going to get your golf buddies talking. Play the video and get to know this master timepiece.