Honestly, there are so many premium men’s watches out there that I have forgotten what Rolex looks like. There are so many elite brands and models out there that the old names since to be fading into the sunset.
The IWC Portuguese Siderale Scafusia is one of these hot brands. It offers a sleek appearance with all the frills you can imagine. It shows current time as well as sidereal time, along with a display of sunrise and sunset. However, the real reason to buy this luxury watch is its night sky functions. When you order a watch (which you must do approximately a year before delivery due to the high demand and intense customization), the engineers use the location of your choice to create a display of the night sky, including constellations. The watch has a polarizing filter on the top that makes this sky display gray during daylight and deep blue at night. The custom location is also used to ensure that the sunrise and sunset function is completely accurate.
The IWC Portuguese Siderale Scafusia has been in decade for ten years and offers the most scientifically complicated technology that you will ever wear on your wrist.
If you are more about the luxury name brand when it comes to timepieces, Patek Philippe is probably a brand that you recognize. This watchmaker is one of the most respected in the world, leaving Rolex and other premium brands in the dust when it comes to exclusivity. The latest model from Patek Philippe is the 5130P Mecca Edition World Timer, a watch with an elegant face in silver and gold tones as well as some unprecedented features. It tracks the time at all of the major world cities, but also in Mecca, which as the name suggests is the stylistic inspiration for the watch.
Although the 5130P Mecca Edition has gold toned precious metals, it uses no actual gold, due to a story in the Quran in which a wealthy man is advised that he must leave his gold behind in order to enter heaven. However, this does not mean a lack of luxury; the watch includes 33 precious gems along with a transparent sapphire crystal casing. It is water resistant at up to thirty meters and a hand-stitched crocodile skin strap. As the name suggests, the model was created especially for Middle Eastern customers.
Only 150 watches in this line were created, so if you want one you had better act fast. It is reported to have been sold out, although you can probably find a few models out there for the right price.
These and other luxury watches to hit the scene in the last few months offer unprecedented style combined with interesting and highly personalized features. Wearing one of the new luxury watches is a great way to show off your premium sense of style and also to keep track of time. The new features are fancy enough that you will probably join me in saying, “Rolex? No thank you!”