Watch Insider: 10 Watches With That “Certain Something”

Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic Tribute to 1958

Simplicity rules here, and yet the new Geophysic is so much more then just a replica of the classic and collectible 1958 edition. (Click here to read more about this watch.)

Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic 1958 - steel

Omega Speedmaster Grey Side of the Moon

Last year, I thought the Dark Side of the Moon would be my all time favorite Omega Moonwatch. Now I find this gray-toned Speedmaster to be even sexier. Click here for more on the Omega Grey Side of the Moon.

omega grey side of the moon

Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT 24H (PAM531)

I’ll admit, I sometimes get bored with new Panerais. They all look very similar and sometimes I even have problems telling certain models apart. But this Luminor (with a GMT function) is very cool. It has the Panerai look but adds a very useful complication. More details on the watch can be found here.


Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT


Ressence Type 3

This mechanical wristwatch was presented as a prototype last year, but this year Benoit Mintiens, founder and owner of the brand, showed me his final version. Very cool indeed. The Type 3 has no hands and no crown. Since the case is liquid-filled, the dial’s readability is more than perfect.

Ressence Type 3

Zenith El Primero 410

What’s so enchanting about the El Primero 410? It looks good, it is powered by an iconic chronograph caliber, and it does not cost a fortune. A perfect combination. Our colleague Angus Davies of online magazine Escapement reviews this watch here.

Zenith El Primero 410So what are your own choices for watches that have that “special something?” Let us know in the comments box below.

This article was originally published in 2015 and has been updated.

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  1. As novice in timepieces world, I want your opinion about Clerc, do you think the hydroscaph is good investment in term of it quite high price (catalogue price between 6k-9k)?
    Thanks a lot for ur feedback.

  2. IWC annual Calendar, Grand Seiko Spring drive limited edition, Rolex Sky dweller Annual Calendar

  3. Phillip Brandt

    My choice is the Jaeger…”Tribute to 1958. Uncluttered, clean, elegant and easy for my ageing eyes to read.

  4. Phillip Brandt

    The, Jaeger…..”Tribute to 1958″ is my choice, simple, elegant and timeless.

  5. Great choices

    I’d perhaps add the TAG Monaco as having that certain” something” as well.

    Iconic, timeless, classic design

  6. Prof Bankole Johnson

    The Time Zone Langhe & Sohne is more “special” than the moon phase.

  7. I think the new Rolex Skydweller white gold with a black leather strap is just one of the most beautiful ever.

    The simplicity of changing the Skydweller movement – not having to worry about changing dates between 10pm and 4am etc is what makes Rolex movements so dependable and special.

  8. meir bsrac

    I liked very much your choice. Real good watches , most of them in an affordable price and looks clasic.

  9. Norman Plotkin

    You can add the Breitling Navitimer Ltd. Edition with the B01 movement. 43mm in SS with a silver dial. Just beautiful!

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