There are watches and then there are watches.
Here, we've selected eight of the latter, which should be on your wish list right now.
From: Esquire UK.
From Shinola to Chanel, these are the top timepieces to have come out in 2016 so far.
Best known for being the manufacturer of Switzerland's train station clocks, Mondaine's wristwatches are the epitome of minimal northern European style. This, the Helvetica No 1 New York Blue not only fits neatly with this years blue trend, the bright interiors on the straps are also inspired by the signage on the New York subway.
Mondaine Helvetica No 1 New York Edition Blue
When a diving watch has been commissioned by the US Navy, you know that it's probably worth your investment. When it comes in at under £1000, you know you'd be stupid not to buy one. Hamilton's Khaki Navy Frogman is not only affordable, it also comes in a neat 42mm case, is water resistant to 30 meters and features a Swiss-made automatic movement. Time to take the plunge, we reckon.
Hamilton Khaki Navy Frogman
Housed in a sizeable 50mm Breitlight (an in-house patented material which is 3.3 times lighter than titanium and 5.8 times lighter than steel) case, this super-hardwearing watch is designed for action. Anti-magnetic, thermally stable and anti-allergic, it's pretty much indestructible, though you probably won't want to test that out…
Breitling Avenger Hurricane
Chanel's first ever dedicated men's watch is as stylish (and expensive) as you'd imagine. A jumping hour, retrograde with three day power reserve, this is a hard working watch in a very attractive case (the open sapphire caseback reveals one of the most beautiful movements in the watch world right now).
Monsieur de Chanel