Black Watches For Friday
While Bucherer may not slash prices like our cousins across the pond, Black Friday is a great excuse to sport a luxurious black wristwatch. We’ve put together some of our favourite stealthy black watches of the moment:
A collaboration between Hublot and famed tattoo artist Maxime Buchi this bold timepiece is a totally redesigned Big Bang. The bezel is cut and bevelled, featuring a hexagonal shape that contrasts greatly against the other Big Bang watches. Inspired by Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man, this is a truly unique black watch.
This year Jaeger-LeCoultre celebrates the 50th anniversary of the iconic Polaris diving watch and to mark the occasion Jaeger launched an entire collection of sports watches that feature different iterations on the Polaris theme. This new Polaris is at an entry level price for the brand, making luxury all the more affordable this Black Friday.
A relatively young collection amongst the TAG brand, the Aquaracer collection came about in 2004 and is in fact a recreation of the TAG Heuer 2000 series that was first introduced in 1982 and produced until 2005 when it took the Aquaracer name. The Aquaracer is the go-to divers watch with the option of a rubber stainless steel bracelet.
The Luminor was initially the most stripped down watch of the Panerai collection and provided accessible entry to the brand. It wasn’t until 1993 that Panerai Luminor’s even became available to the public; before then they had only been available to military forces. In the 1950’s Panerai introduced a new self-luminous substance called Luminor which was safer and better than the previous radium-based Radiomir.
The first Seamaster was launched in 1948 based on designs of a watch Omega made for airmen in the Second World War. Pierce Brosnan’s incarnation of Bond also eschewed the role’s signature Rolex Submariner to strap on an Omega Seamaste, garnering the watch huge popularity. Today, despite its name, the Seamaster is no longer just worn by divers, the watch has become a tool to used in the most extreme of conditions, making it a truly iconic piece.