Most of the time they have plain white faces and no complications. They show the hours, times, and seconds, and maybe date. They usually have a Slim and minimalist design. The dial shows the time in Arabic numerals, roman, or hash marks. In general, they have leather black straps. They can also be used with brands in silver or white gold. Avoid yellow gold for formal occasions since this color is more suited for business or smart casual events.The watch case can be circular, rectangular, or square.
Piaget Altiplano Automatic 40mm
They were originally designed for underwater, and they offer a resistance up to 100 meters, usually their bands tend to be longer so they can fit into the dive equipment. We wouldn't recommend to wear them with tuxedos; however, if you are wearing a suit you can definitely go for a gold or silver band.
They tend to be medium size and they have a unique unidirectional bezel that rotates counter-clockwise meant to show how much time the diver was underwater. Most of the times, they are manufactured out of stainless steel or titanium — metals that are resistant enough to survive the pressures of the ocean.
Rolex Submariner 16800
They were originally created to time events. It's a regular watch with a stopwatch complication. The complication is regulated by extra crowns on the side.
Their layout is to have two extra smaller dials, to keep track of time from when you start the stopwatch until you stop it.
Best Chronograph Watches:
Rolex Cosmograph Daytona
In general, they are medium-to-large in size. They have an oversized dial with bold numerals meant to be easy to read in adverse conditions. -They usually have a triangle and two dots at 12 o’clock. The glow-in-the-dark feature allows pilots to quickly find the 12 and tell the time.
Some of them feature a rotating bezel with 60-minute increments and a large date complication. Besides, they usually have a longer band is usually made of leather and large dial with luminous hands. The glow-in-the-dark feature allows pilots to quickly find the 12 and tell the time. Most of the times, they are black and have white numbers in Arabic or hash marks.
Best Pilot Watches:
Breguet Type XX
Breitling Navitimer 806 1959 re-edition
IWC Pilot’s Le Petit Prince Chronograph
In 1926 Rolex developed the Oyster for race car drivers. However, TAG Heuer is the brand known for manufacturing racing watches. They usually have a tachymeter, which helps convert speed into time and vice versa. Most of them have a chronograph too. Their straps are made from a durable material like rubber or leather, they tend to be Medium to large sized, and they are easy to read at high speeds because of their high contrast dial.They can be flashy, many have bright and contrasting colors!
Best Racing Watches:
Tag Heuer Monaco:
Cartier Roadster Chronograph
Omega Speedmaster Racing
They were first worn by Soldiers in World War I. Because of this, they are readable in low-light conditions, so that soldiers could tell the time at night. Most of the times, they have a simple design makes better the legibility of the numerals. They tend to be small to medium size and offer some water resistance.
Best Field Watches:
Panerai Luminor Due GMT
Omega Speedmaster Racing
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