So far as watches are concerned, we’ve all got our own favorites in terms of the main material used in the construction and it’s fair to say that steel watches get more love than most due to the classy, rugged aesthetic that this type of timepiece affords.
Steel watches are rife in the world of watchmaking and almost every brand will have a collection that relies heavily on steel in its construction and if you’re on the hunt for a striking timepiece that catches the eye, steel will definitely fit the bill.
Whether it’s TAG Heuer or IWC, you’re sure to find a steel watch that matches your own personal tastes and we’ve outlined five of our favorites here at Manhattan Time Service below:
1 - TAG Heuer Aquaracer
Few watchmakers are more well-known for the quality of their steel watches than that of TAG Heuer and this shines through in so many of their collections but none more so than the Aquaracer collection. If you love the look and feel of a steel watch on your wrist, a TAG Heuer Aquaracer will be a thing of beauty and this gloriously crafted series of timepieces has found plenty of favor amongst men the world over.
The TAG Heuer Aquaracer series of watches take their design inspiration from aquatic pursuits like diving and water-sports and the collection of sports watches that form the basis of this collection will be ideally suited to those men who live their lives in the fast lane and want a timepiece to match.
We’ve always loved steel watches here at Manhattan Time Service and the Aquaracer series from TAG Heuer are a real stand-out offering for this form of timepieces and one of our favorites in our list.
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2 - Breitling Steelfish Chronograph
Rugged and brutish in design, the Breitling Steelfish Chronograph is in a league of its own so far as steel watches are concerned and the ultimate timepiece for those men after a bold statement watch.
The Breitling Steelfish Chronograph watch forms part of their extensive range of dive watches and, in our humble opinion, is one of their finest. If you like your watches to really stand out from the crowd, the Steelfish from Breitling won’t let you down and it boasts water-resistance to an impressive 500m and is set apart by its bold ratcheted rotating bezel with black rubber-inlaid numerals and markers not to mention the glorious oversized day/date double window and a satin-brushed and polished case. All in all, one of the most spectacular steel watches that you’re likely to come across.
3 - Longines Hydroconquest
As you may have noted, there is very much a leaning towards dive watches in our list of steel timepieces and that’s no coincidence. It’s invariably the material of choice for such an action packed pursuit and Longines offering in this area is the Hydroconquest which is a bold, durable steel watch with plenty of eye-catching features.
Our love of steel timepieces here at Manhattan Time Service is pretty diverse but we do think that they are one of the most accessible and stylish type of wrist watches on the market and you’ll be able to find a variety that meets both your budget and personal style preferences. The Longines Hydroconquest series of watches have extremely bold watch faces with a 54 hour power reserve for the ultimate in diving watches.
Combining technical innovation and elegance, this first rate steel watch from Longines rightly finds itself in our list and for those of you on the hunt for a great looking steel watch at the cheaper end of the spectrum, this is definitely the one for you.
4 - Tissot T-Touch II Quartz
Another steel timepiece that won’t cause a big dent in the wallet, the Tissot T-Touch II Quartz watch has an added technological element that appeals to us at Manhattan Time Service. This great-looking, supremely cool watch has the latest generation of Touch Technology and sits proudly alongside the more expensive sport instruments on the market.
With Tissot, you know you’re getting a first rate Swiss wristwatch but one that doesn’t cost the earth and with such a great selection of steel timepieces to choose from with this great watchmaker, the T-Touch II Quartz is just one of many that you can choose from.
The Tissot T-Touch II has a compass and weather forecast function along with altimeter and a water resistance of up to a pressure of 10 bar so it is the perfect ally for any adventures that you’ve got planned and definitely won’t let you down in the timekeeping department either with its Quartz ETA E48.311 movement.
5 - Tudor North Flag
Probably our favourite timepiece in the list, the Tudor North Flag watch boasts hybrid steel-ceramic components and takes its design inspiration from a British North Greenland Expedition in 1952 and is a fantastically robust offering as a result.
The North Face watch from Tudor has a frequency of 28,800 beats/hour or 4 Hz and the movement is controlled by a variable inertia oscillator with silicon balance spring for an unparalleled performance that really does make it a one in a million watch. With an in-house movement made by Tudor, it is a first class wristwatch that any lover of horology will appreciate and it is visually one of the best steel watches we’ve encountered at Manhattan Time Service.
This great looking timepiece has an instant date display visible through an aperture found at 3 O’Clock and also has a power reserve indicator to keep you up to speed with the performance of your watch and an understated aesthetic that has left us mighty impressed. Our love of steel watches knows no bounds and this magnificent offering really does get our vote as one of the very best out there.