Three of the best big and bold watch brands
The average size of luxury and consumer watches has been declining for two or three years.
Just five years ago, brands regularly made 45mm parts, with the sweet spot between 41mm and 42mm.
Without applying any serious research into the subject, it appears the median buy would now be a 40mm or even 39mm coin, sizes that are considered gender-neutral these days, and many men are seen in them. 36mm watches, a size that was last popular in the 1960s.
Fortunately, watches aren’t one size for all products, and there are still a number of brands specializing in statement pieces designed to get noticed.
GaGà Milano is as big and brash as it gets, and has plenty of watches for under £ 1,500.
It’s a big breakthrough in Europe when Brazilian soccer star Neymar, playing for eternal French champion Paris Saint Germain, took to social media to announce his love for the brand.
It was in 2016, and he wasn’t paid a dime for the approval, but recently became an official ambassador.
GaGà also likes to make 48mm watches with oversized numerals.
A couple to consider are the Unisex Black Skeleton Manuale 48 for £ 1,460 and the Unisex Silver Skeleton and Black Neymar Jr. Limited Edition for £ 1,690.
Both are available in the WATCHPRO store.
Tonino Lamborghini watches are arguably just as brash and likely to please an athlete paid $ 100,000 a week just as much, but it’s priced in the order of £ 1,500.
There are quartz pieces like the Silver and Black Spyder X watch, measuring 56mm in diameter, available in the WATCHPRO store for £ 1,290.
Slightly smaller at 51.5mm x 46mm x 12mm, but containing a Sellita SW200-1 automatic movement is the Black DLC Titanium Spyderleggero Skeleton Watch, retail for £ 3,450 in the WATCHPRO store.
Canadian watch company Marathon assembles all of its watches in Switzerland and should be better known because it makes incredibly tough parts for military and emergency services around the world.
It has been a go-to supplier to the Canadian armed forces and others in conflicts such as the First Gulf War and the mission in Afghanistan to flush out Al-Qaeda and the Taliban after September 11, and during these times its production dropped from ‘about 100,000 watches per year to 150,000.
Like I said, a massive business that most people have never heard of.
That is likely to change in the coming year as he moves more into wholesale and retail, promoting his super tough and often large watches through jewelers and retailers. outdoor activity retailers.
Its bestseller is in the naval category, where the Jumbo Diver weighs 46 mm; enough space to ensure great readability even when complications like a chronograph are added.
Quartz and automatic movements are offered in the range, but the best of the collection is an automatic hand with day and date which sells for € 2,100 on a large steel bracelet.
Buy direct with Marathon Watch here.
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