What Are Some Good Watches for Men?


The top watch collections of 2015, according to GQ Magazine, are from 88 Rue du Rhone, A Lange & Sohne, Alpina, Audemars Piguet and Ball Watch Co. A full list of GQ's 84 favorite watch lines is available on its website.

88 Rue du Rhone is a line that was founded in 2013 by the grandsons of Raymond Weil. The 42mm Automatic was identified as a highlight by GQ and features a PV-coated case and a bit of red. A Lange & Sohne is German watchmaker similar to Patek Philippe. Its Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase watch features lunar phase movement.

Alpina is a sports watchmaker established by husband-and-wife team Peter and Aletta Staas in 2002. Its Startimer Pilot Blackstar offers a retro look with a water-resistant case and a self-winding chronograph. Audemars Piguet features over 150 different models, including the GMT Tourbillon, which features a titanium case with white ceramic bezel and central bridges and is powered by AP's Calibre 2930 hand-wound GMT. Ball Watch Co. offers an annual calendar model as well as other retro-looking models. Its Engineer II Magneto S features an Iris case back which opens and closes to shield the chronometer-certified movement and is fitted with the SpringLOCK anti-vibration system.