TOP 10 WATCHES UNDER $4000 FOR 2019 - Chronoexpert

(last updated 15/05/2019)

1. Tudor Glamour Double Date Men’s Steel 57000

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The Tudor Glamour Double Date model 57000 is the perfect smart casual watch that goes from day to evening, lending the wearer an air of sophisticated elegance. The sleek, polished steel case is a generous 42 mm and matches the steel band and sturdy folding clasp.

The face is striking black anthracite with baton style hour markers and cut-out feuille hands.

The Tudor Glamour also features a small second hand in the 6 o’clock position and a double window for the date display at 12 o’clock.

Tudor is a well-known luxury brand that is a subsidiary of the brand Rolex. While it is the perfect and less expensive alternative to its sibling brand, Tudor produces one of the highest quality contemporary watches on the market and sells millions of pieces each year.

2. Cartier Tank Francaise 2018

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Only a handful of brand collections are as recognizable as the Cartier’s collections. It has been a major part of the chronograph market, producing top class watches for decades.

The square silhouette is what has made Cartier stand out from the other watches brands for years and what makes them easily recognizable today.

Same as the military tanks by which these watches were inspired, the Cartier Tank collection models are known for their high-quality construction and unique square designs. Bringing the best value for the price, this collection bears the most classic hallmarks of the Cartier brand – the square design and Roman numerals.

The Cartier Tank Francaise is a true representative of the Cartier Tank line, bearing the Roman numerals.


3. IWC Schaffhausen Pilot Mark XV 

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Only the most discerning collector will appreciate the unique features of the IWC Pilot Mark XV, model 32530007.

A navigator’s watch with a striking appearance, the IWC Pilot has a round, deep blue face with Arabic hour markers and a single window date display at 3 o’clock.

The brown calf-skin leather band with steel buckle clasp conforms to medium size wrists, which are better to accommodate the generous 40 mm case size.

The Pilot is an automatic movement watch with clear, legible leaf style hands and baton second hand. The classic vintage design is great for daily casual wear and gives a sporty, adventurous addition to any outfit.

Founded in 1868, the International Watch Company in Schaffhausen, Switzerland was started by American watchmaker Florentine Ariosto Jones.

Harnessing the talents of Swiss watchmakers and incorporating the latest technology, IWC Schaffhausen has a 150-year tradition of meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail.

4. Cartier Ronde Solo

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Timeless, classic, Cartier; the Ronde Solo W6701011 has the outstanding features and elegance that are so treasured by true watch lovers.

The Ronde Solo model has an elegant style that goes from the boardroom to the ballroom, lending elegance and flare to smart business and formal wear.

The unique face features Arabic numerals arranged in Roman numerals for a chic appearance. A classic of Cartier, the sword-style hour and minute hands are an elegant blue that matches the jeweled stem.

The Ronde Solo is finished off with a black leather band and folding clasp buckle. This watch isn’t for the timid; it’s a generous 42 mm and looks best on a medium to large size wrist.

Cartier has a rich tradition of elegance, passion, and style that makes their timepieces very collectible. The company has an amazing history that began in Paris, France in 1847 which continues to inspire and intrigue to this day.

5. Omega Speedmaster Racing 

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The Omega Speedmaster Racing model is a true icon and not just due to its part in six lunar missions. The Speedmaster is legendary for its representation of Omega’s pioneering spirit, which is perfect for the sportsman or adventurer.

Featuring a round dial with baton hour markers, the yellow accented second hand is classic Omega. The face also features a small second sub-dial, a 30-minute timer as well as a 12-hour recorder and tachymeter.

The case is a manageable 40 mm and will look good on a small to medium wrist.

Omega, a Swiss watchmaker with a reputation for luxury, was founded in 1903 and has enjoyed the status of official timekeeping device of the Olympic Games, was the first watch on the moon and has been worn by famous celebrities, royals, and statesmen through history.


6. Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean

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A commanding presence, the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean is a watch that makes a bold statement.

Rugged steel with a durable rubber strap (click to view this version), the sleek black and steel is complemented by orange accents on the Arabic hour markers at twelve, six and nine o’clock.

A date display at three o’clock completes the look that features arrow style hands prominently showing the time.

The second hand is tipped in orange in order to stand out during dive expeditions, which the Seamaster is approved for to 2,000 feet (600 meters). Best worn on a large wrist due to the 44 mm size, the Seamaster has a folding clasp that makes it perfect for diving, adventure or casual wear.

Omega watches was founded in 1903 in Switzerland and is now owned by the Swatch Group. Worn by the character James Bond since the GoldenEye film of 1995, the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean model is famous worldwide.


7. Panerai Radiomir Black Seal Logo Acciaio

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Considered a true find for under $5,000, the Radiomir Black Seal Logo Acciaio model by none other than Panerai is almost too good to be true.

With a round, black dial and striking luminous baton and Arabic hour markers, the Radiomir Black Seal features a running second dial at 9 o’clock. The steel case sets off the black leather strap that is securely fastened by a steel pin-style buckle.

At a generous 45 mm, this watch is best on a larger wrist. Go ahead and wear it for sports and casual wear, it’s water resistant to 100 meters.

Officine Panerai was founded in 1860 originally to supply the frogmen of the Decima Flottiglia MAS with diving watches during World War II.

At that time, the Panerai timepieces were designed and manufactured by Rolex SA using Swiss pocket watch movements. Available to the general public only since 1993, Panerai watches are the ultimate in luxury European timepieces.

8. TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 1887 Chronograph

TAG Heuer is synonymous with sports stars and luxury lifestyles, so it’s a rare find under $5,000 indeed. The Carrera Calibre 1887 Chronograph model is their steel and black classic model with a bracelet style steel strap and folding clasp.

The dial resembles a fine automobile, with a date window and chronograph hour display at 6 o’clock, chronograph minutes displayed at 12 o’clock as well as the running seconds at 9 o’clock.

The face features a tachymeter and the hands are luminescent. This timepiece is perfect for sports enthusiasts in need of a bit of luxury.

The TAG Heuer brand is not only a luxury watches brand, but it also produces eyewear, mobile phones, and accessories. While the design of their watches has evolved over the decades, TAG Heuer has been a brand name that has been connected to sports for decades.

Getting your hands on a new version of a TAG Heuer for a low price can be tough, so a pre-owned TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph watch is the ideal choice for a watch under $4.000.

9. Omega Speedmaster Day-Date

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Possibly the most feature rich watch Omega has ever made, the Speedmaster Day-Date features not only a 24-hour chronograph but also displays the day and date, has a tachymeter and a small seconds dial.

But don’t love it just for the features; the 40 mm size looks great on wrists small or medium and it’s even water resistant to 50 meters. This watch looks great with the steel case and band against the black dial featuring luminescent hands.

Omega is not only one of the most prestigious timepiece creators, but it is also NASA’s official partner.

The Omega wristwatch brand is one of the most tested watches in the world, as it is the number one leader when it comes to wristwatch science. Known as “the space watch” the Omega Speedmaster

The day-date watch is a wristwatch that’s in a class of its own, providing function and elegance for every occasion, both sports, and meetings. Although many of the Omega Speedmaster Day-Date models are expensive when bought new, the secondary market has versions that can be found for prices starting at $3,540.

10. Breitling Superocean Automatic

This beauty is dive-ready but can be enjoyed on the golf course or boardroom just as easily. At a nice 41 mm diameter, the Superocean looks great on wrists small or medium in size.

Featuring a silver case and band with folding clasp, the black dial is set off by luminescent hands and Arabic hour markers. A date display is located at 3 o’clock and the second-hand features a bright red tip, making this a true diving watch. It’s also water resistant to 1000 meters (3,300 feet).

Breitling watches are famed for the brilliant designs crafted by experienced watchmakers. Providing unparalleled precision alongside long durability, the Breitling watches are inspired by aviation, which is the reason why these watches include features used by fighter pilots.

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