In this series we have shared some of what we believe to be the best ways to spend your upcoming tax return, in the world of watches. In this final instalment, we explore watches that you can purchase new today with a budget of $5000.00 AUD.
Cartier Tank Solo
The Cartier Tank solo is undoubtably an elegant timepiece. Its design goes back almost as long as wristwatches themselves. Unmistakable black roman numerals against a white dial, heat blued hands and of course the iconic rectangular case.
The Tank Solo exudes class, oozes refined luxury like very few other wristwatches can. The Solo large model measures in at 34mm x 27mm, conforming to most wrists easily.
Whilst the quartz movement is nothing to write home about, the Tank is about so much more than its power source. It is about the style, the brand recognition, the feel of luxury when wearing this piece.
This near perfect dress watch can be had today for an RRP of $3,750.00 aud.
Nomos Club Automatic date
Venturing into the world of German watch manufacture, the Glashutte based brand Nomos provides an excellent range of Bauhaus designed time pieces.
The Club automatic date takes the best of the brands aesthetics, and cases it to achieve 200 meters of water resistance. Making the Club a true Bauhaus minimalist dive watch.
The dial features lumed hands, orange accents and a guilloche patterned small seconds sub-dial.
Under the hood, we find the in-house DUW 5101 automatic calibre, equipped with Nomos’ patented date mechanism and swing system.
41mm diameter and 9mm thick, the Nomos Club automatic date carries an RRP of $4,770.00 aud.
The quintessential German pilots watch, the Sin 104 deserves a place on every watch enthusiasts’ radar.
The watch features a captive ratcheting pilots bezel for timing intervals of up to 60 minutes. Opting for the white dial model as seen here, creates a high contrasting look between bezel and dial, really letting this 41mm piece pop on wrist.
A day and date complication is offered with the Selita SW220-1 movement, affording an extra level of practicality on top of 200 meters of water resistance and high levels of anti-magnetism.
For an RRP of $2,200.00 aud, the Sinn 104 is a fantastic way to treat yourself this tax time.
TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 5
At 41mm the Carrera Calibre 5 showcases the classic styling linked so heavily to the LVMH brand. Strong, straight lugs that angle down sharply to ensure comfort and wearability, high polished surfaces mixed in between satin finishes on the case and lugs. Then topped off with hexagonal links in the stainless-steel bracelet, the Carrera calibre 5 is an inoffensive and stylish piece for certain.
This stylishness is taken even further on the reference BA0723, with the inclusion of rose gold-plated hands, indexes and date window against the black dial.
Perfect for the office or a dressier sports option, the Carrera Calibre 5 carries an RRP of $4,250.00 aud.
Breitling Super ocean 42
Sporty and powerful, the Breitling Super ocean 42mm is a prototypical dive watch. In all black, the watch showcases indices and numerals brimming with lume and legibility.
The B17 calibre inside offers chronometer certification and ensured accuracy as well as a robust architecture to withstand whatever you can throw at it, including taking a 500m dive that the piece is rated for.
The watch features a unidirectional rotating bezel as well as heavily glare proofed sapphire crystal over the dial.
Supplied on the Breitling rubber strap, the Super ocean 42 has an RRP of $4,890.00 aud.
Longines Heritage classic
Of late, Longines has been kicking goals with its heritage line of watches, especially with the incredible sector dial of the heritage classic.
The dial is clearly the star of the show here, with the outer portions of the sector bearing a subtle blue hue to the main silver gradient. The use of a larger sub seconds dial at 6 o’clock really harkens back to the 1930s era heavily inspiring the piece.
All of that classic design is heavily bolstered with modern technological inclusions, with the use of scratch resistant sapphire crystal and several layers of anti-reflective coating on the underside of same.
The heritage classic is powered by Longines calibre L893 automatic movement, affording the watch with 64 hours of power reserve.
This elegant watch can be purchased for an RRP of $3,100.00 aud.
Tudor Black Bay 58
Maxing out our budget, but also maxing out in style, the Tudor Black Bay 58 is for many, the perfect one watch collection. The Black Bay collection as a whole has been instrumental in the recent rise of the Tudor brand. With the release of the Black Bay 58, Tudor cemented itself as a real player in the industry.
The 58 takes all of the successes of its predecessor, the Black Bay heritage, and builds upon them by featuring a slimmed down case thickness and diameter.
The Black Bay 58 houses the chronometer certified, in house calibre MT5402 within its elegantly proportioned 39mm case. Leaning heavily into a vintage aesthetic, the 58 features a comfortable riveted style bracelet and gorgeous gilt dial and bezel.
For an RRP of $5000.00 aud, the Tudor Black Bay 58 might be the only watch you ever need.