When you think of the best brands of luxury watches for men you might think of Rolex, Bvlgari, or even the world-renowned time pieces of Patek Philippe. These exquisite time pieces often feature beautiful platinum or gold bezels equipped with fancy tourbillons and intricate mechanics that are a throwback to the days of Swiss watchmaking lore. What you probably don’t think when you hear the term, luxury watch, is fine modern art.
While a classic time piece in the luxury watch market is often the go-to for those that have the money to spend, there are some truly amazing brands of luxury watches for men that are upping the anti with a bit of modern and even abstract style that are truly pushing the limits of the luxury watch market.
Here are just a few luxury watches for men that you probably never knew existed.
Best Brands of Luxury Watches for Men
Rebellion T-1000 Gotham
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The Rebellion T-1000 Gotham screams mechanized technology. The face of the watch looks like it took inspiration directly from a rotary bike lock, but the hard and chiseled exterior is just the tip of the iceberg for the complex mechanics inside. Inside, the T-1000 features the longest power reserve of any mechanical watch mechanism in the world. The movement is said to be able to preserve energy after winding for over 1,000 hours – or over 40 days!
Rebellion REB-7 Skeleton Regulator
The second entry by Swiss watch brand, Rebellion, is called the REB-7 Skeleton Regulator, and the watch is as large as it is luxurious. The face is about 2.5-inches by 2-inches, making it substantially larger than most wristwatches. Sapphire crystals adorn the numerous curves and edges, and an anti-reflective coating helps you to better see the fine interior mechanics of the watch.
Vianney Halter Antiqua Perpetual Calendar Watch
Photo: Peter Chong
This beautiful time piece by Vianney Halter looks like a creation you might find on a Captain Nemo’s submarine. The decidedly marine-looking creation features 4 dials, which are to show time, date, day of the week, and the month. The perpetual calendar is actually smart enough to calculate the 31st of any month and even leap years by itself, and only requires user assistance (for the calendar) in changing the year at the turn of each century. The Vianney Halter Antiqua Perpetual Calendar Watch is a truly impressive time piece.
Arnaud Tellier 2LMX MP1 Red Gold
Photo: Arnaud Tellier
Arnaud Tellier, one of the most respected watch brands in the world, used a completely abstract concept when designing the Arnaud Tellier 2LMX. The watch features a vertical tourbillon and rollers instead of the typical indicating hands that display the time and date. The watch is said to take over 1,000 hours to create a single timepiece and is limited to a total run per year of 5. If you’re lucky enough to get your hands on one, don’t hesitate!
Devon Tread 2
This beautiful time piece by watchmaker Scott Devon almost never came to fruition. After the success of the original Tread, Devon set off to make an even more luxurious predecessor to the original. Unhappy with conceptual designs, Devon almost cancelled the project altogether, even though there was already a significant amount of buzz, and numerous pre-orders for the time piece. Luckily, he settled on a design he was happy with, and the Devon Tread 2 released to worldwide acclaim. The watch features a rotating band that displays the hours and minutes behind a clear glass face. The futuristic looking face is open to reveal some rather complex mechanical features. Overall, the watch is artistic, beautiful, and certainly something that watch enthusiasts everywhere would love to get their hands on, especially with a price tag of under $10,000, which makes it one of the least expensive watches on this list.