There are plenty of Swiss watches for men out there to choose but what are some of the most popular Swiss watches of all time? In this case I mean the most searched for Swiss watches of all time. Here are the top 5 Swiss watches for men that are looked for by watch enthusiasts and aficionados everywhere. They include watches from Breitling, Rolex, TAG Heuer, Omega, and Longines.
Top 5 Swiss Watches for Men
1. Breitling Navitimer
At the top of our list is the Breitling Navitimer which was introduced in 1952 and has become one of the most well known and popular classic watches of all times. The Navitimer was a further development of the Chronomat with an even more complex bezel. The bezel includes a slide rule scale that is logarithmic, double rotating, and able to measure fuel consumption. This watch was incredibly useful back then for aviators when electronics weren’t around as much. Ever since its introduction the Navitimer has seen numerous additional versions. The original had a case diameter of 40mm but was significantly reduced since then. It was offered with automatic winding since 1969 with the later models including a date display and versions today having even more complications such as perpertual calender, rattrapante or flyback.
2. Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Submariner
Coming in second on our list of top Swiss watches for men is the globally recognized Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Submariner. If you’ve never heard or seen this watch chances are you live under a rock. This beautiful watch was brought to market in the year 1953; it was the first special wristwatch for divers, hence the name “Submariner”, and was at first only water resistant up to 100m. Over the years since its birth the Submariner has seen additional refinements. In 1957 the case and bezel were toughened. In 1959 a crown protection was added. During the ’60s and ’70s the watch came with a durable plexiglass. In 1966 a date display was included and in the ’80s a left turning bezel was introduced. In 1988 the Submariner was given sapphire crystal and since then that year was waterproof up to 300m. Its long history has made it one of the most famous luxury watches in the world, perhaps even the best known of all. The Submariner has become an icon of prestige and reliability, one you can only expect from Rolex. Even new models sprang forth influenced by the Submariner, such as the Sea-Dweller and Sea-Dweller Deepsea.
3. TAG Heuer Grand Carrera Chronograph Calibre 17 RS
The TAG Heuer Grand Carrera Chronograph Calibre 17 RS. An automatic chronograph with two rotation systems. Decorated with Geneca stripes and diamond polished facets. It comes in a black or silver-colored dial with a small second at 3 0′ clock and a minute display at 9 o’ clock. Features screw in crown, screwed pushers, and date display at 6 o’ clock. Also available in a steel bracelet or alligator leather strap. A magnificently gorgeous watch that should be in every collector’s list.
4. Omega Speedmaster Professional
The Omega Speedmaster Professional happens to be the official watch of NASA. That’s right, it was introduced in 1957 with manual winding movement and in the year 1965 it was selected by NASA as its official watch for astronauts. No other Swiss watch brand is able to proclaim that. It passed numerous tests by NASA including magnetic fields, gravity loss, temperature change, and extreme shocks and vibrations. It is such that the Omega Speedmaster was the first and only wristwatch worn on the moon. Buzz Aldrin was the one that wore it on the Apollo 11 mission in 1969 and since then it has been known as the “Moon Watch”. Since 1966 it bore the name Speedmaster Professional. Today it is now standard equipment for astronauts. The Speedmaster series is now one of Omega’s four main series and has steadily expanded since its introduction.
5. Longines Lindbergh
The Longines Lindbergh is named after the famous American aviator pioneer Charles Lindbergh. The watch was first introduced in 1931 when in 1927 Lindbergh was the first to cross the Atlantic from New York to Paris with a single engine airplane. Through his experience Lindbergh had trouble detecting his position quickly and so contacted Longines to develop the special watch. It is also known as the “Hour Angle Watch” because it is able to determine longitude. The watch is able to synchronize with the time signal on the radio making it an indispensable tool for aviators back then. The original watch has since then become a rare item to collect and only has a few variants are on the market.