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The authors of the Chrono24 Magazine hand-pick the best watch offers on Chrono24 – from affordable daily drivers to famous watch icons and exceptional collector’s pieces.
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This week’s offers:
Most of us have always known Seiko as an affordable brand. Their name is associated with trusty and robust watches that work like machines for many years without breaking down. The top of the Seiko pyramid is the Grand Seiko. It incorporates the same reliability and durability as Seiko’s other watches; however, the Japanese brand also makes sure they look and feel high-end from the moment you lay eyes on them.
Last year was a big step for the Grand Seiko, as it became its own brand within the Seiko family. They are no longer just a collection, like the Prospex or Presage. Our pick for this week is one of these new models. Note how the dial only says “Grand Seiko” and nothing else. The beautiful black dial and the vintage-inspired case are just two of the amazingly fine details the designers at Seiko carried over from the old models into the new ones. This contemporary timepiece is one of the finest Japan has to offer.
The most iconic model in the Omega Seamaster 300M series is, without a doubt, the one with a blue dial, blue bezel, and an automatic movement. James Bond even wore this timepiece in a number of movies. This cemented the watch’s position on the list of top Omega sports models ever to be released. There is another, often overlooked version of the Seamaster 300M. This one features a black dial and bezel, just like our pick. Military Seamaster 300 models from the 1960s served as the inspiration for the original version’s design. This version still has that same look and feel but with a ceramic bezel, deep black dial, and an updated Co-Axial movement. Overall, it is a much more advanced timepiece. While this is not James Bond’s watch, it is perhaps even more versatile: The black color makes it completely neutral to dress it up or down. It also comes with the latest Omega movement technology.
The collectability and prices of vintage Heuer watches have been on the rise for years now. Round chronographs with two or three registers are among the most sought-after timepieces on the market. They not only look good but also are extremely well-built machines. Their exclusivity paved the way for a few other Autavia models to slowly reach icon status.
One such model is the Heuer Autavia Viceroy—a watch you once could purchase by mail-order for only a few hundred dollars that now demands huge sums of money. Monetary value aside, the Heuer Autavia Viceroy is a very comfortable watch, looks great on the wrist, and is powered by the legendary Heuer caliber 12. Many may find the 70s style of its cushion-shaped case less desirable. Still, the overall look and feel of this timepiece, plus the fact that it was one of the favorite watch 1970s motorsports, puts the Heuer Autavia Viceroy onto the list of legendary timepieces.