With an array of choices in the vast world of luxury watches, collectors and enthusiasts often ask “What is the best Swiss watch?”. The simple answer to that question is that there is no single best Swiss watch, but instead a market of pristine timepieces that share the commonality of originating from the timepiece capital of the world, Switzerland. The best Swiss automatic watches embody meticulous craftsmanship, beautiful design, high-quality materials, and state-of-the-art movement technology.
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As collectors and enthusiasts, we gravitate towards the very best examples as the aspirational ‘Grail’ pieces that represent success and status. In this special, we list the best mens luxury Swiss watches from the some of the world’s most iconic watchmakers in the industry. Shop any of the timepieces featured in this special by clicking the links below. Check back into duPont REGISTRY for more upcoming luxury watch news and releases.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept
This high-tech Audemars Piguet Flying Tourbillon GMT is clad in sandblasted titanium and satin-brushed grey ceramic. The blue rubber strap enhances the movement’s blue bridges visible on the dial.
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F.P. Journe Élégante 48mm Titalyt
The concept of this electro-mechanical luxury Swiss watch features a mechanical motion detector visible on the dial at 4:30. When the F.P. Journe Élégante is motionless, its goes into a stand by mode that saves its energy after 35 minutes. The Élégante makes the best luxury Swiss watch list because of its extremely precise technical specifications, as well as its incredibly timeless design.
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Jacob & Co. Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon Baguette
In 2019, Bugatti and Jacob & Co. signed a multi-year partnership to create unique, never-before-seen timepieces. These watches are true to the spirit of both companies, while taking watchmaking to impossible heights. Everything is designed to honor the Chiron in a timepiece. The case is inspired by the flowing lines of the Chiron. The movement, which includes the “engine block,” is intended to duplicate the Bugatti engine. It’s placed under a massive sapphire crystal on display for all to see.
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MB&F LM Sequential EVO
Conceived by one of the very earliest MB&F collaborators and Friends, Stephen McDonnell, LM Sequential EVO explodes the current limits of what the brand thought luxury chronographs could do. Just like the 2015 Legacy Machine Perpetual, the last major Stephen McDonnell movement for MB&F, LM Sequential EVO involved a back-to-the-drawing-board approach towards the most basic assumptions on chronograph construction.
Retail Price: $180,000
Omega Speedmaster Caliber 321 Chronograph
Presented on a black leather strap, this platinum luxury Swiss men’s watch houses the iconic OMEGA Calibre 321, a movement that has been reborn for today using original specifications. Wearers can view the calibre through the sapphire-crystal caseback of the 42 mm timepiece, which has been crafted from a special platinum alloy with the use of gold (Pt950Au20).
Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5968G
Patek Philippe is reasserting the “contemporary casual chic” spirit of the Aquanaut flyback chronograph with the first white gold version of this self-winding model, combined with a bold khaki-green color for the dial and matching composite strap. Water-resistant to 120 m, the case is enhanced by polished and satin finishes. The 60-minute counter at 6 o’clock picks up the rounded octagonal shape of the bezel. The patented fold-over clasp is secured by four independent catches.
Retail Price: $73,330
Richard Mille RM 38-02 Bubba Watson
Golf is an excellent testing ground for Mille’s watches because it is a sport that requires physical strength. On the wrist of a very great hitter like Bubba Watson, a watch must be able to withstand the stresses of hard stops and drastic acceleration. These were all part of the considerations when designing the RM 38-02 — but not only!
Retail Price: $980,000
Roger Dubuis Excalibur DT White Ceramic
The Excalibur Double Tourbillon White Ceramic edition is a feat of hyper performance, mastery of materials, and standout design. Crafted from white ceramic, and combined with EON GOLD™, it’s at once hyper resistant, hyper durable, and hyper expressive. Its sophisticated aesthetic is further enhanced by the hypnotic Double Tourbillon. Hand-finished with meticulous care, it is Poinçon de Genève certified, and limited to just 8 pieces.
Retail Price: $300,000
Rolex Daytona Cosmograph
Synonymous with excellence and reliability, Rolex watches are designed for everyday wear, and depending on the model, perfectly suited for a wide range of sports and other activities. Built to last, these timepieces are characterized by their distinctive and timeless aesthetics. The Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona is designed for those with a passion for driving and speed.
Ulysse Nardin Freak X Aventurine
Like a fragment of a celestial vault, this galaxy of infinitely small and brilliant particles elegantly adorns the new Freak X. lts glittering effect can be admired, like that which sailors often observe on the surface of the Ocean in the dark of a full moon night. The surface of the sea always gives a clue to the secrets of its depths. Aventurine is an ideal material for beckoning us on a journey.