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Black Out – The best black watches for men

Black watches never go out of style and this year there are even more to choose from than ever. Take a look at our editors’ selection to see if one of these would look good on your wrist.

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bvlgari Octo Ultranero Solotempo

The Octo is Bvlgari’s best-selling line with its octagonal case shape and strong design inspired by the 310 AD Roman Massentias Basilica. This Octo Ultranero Solotempo version is particularly striking with its black case made out of stainless steel with a Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) coating. It comes with a black lacquered dial with gold indexes and numerals and is fitted with a black rubber strap. The movement is the brand’s own automatic caliber with date function, made at its manufacture in Switzerland.

Price: $6,950

Bvlgari

Longines Legend Diver’s Watch

The Longines Legend Diver’s watch comes from the brand’s Heritage line and is a tribute to timepieces from the Longines’s incredible past. With a 42mm, black PVD-coated case, its design is both elegant and tough at the same time. The timepiece has a bi-directional rotating bezel and water-resistance to 300 meters for some serious water sports. The dial is of particular note as it comes in a black lacquer polish and is decorated with painted Arabic numerals and indexes, Super-lumiNova and polished, silvered hands.

Price: CHF 2,560

Longines

Omega Speedmaster moonWATCH

The Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch is one of the world’s most iconic watches as it has participated in all six lunar missions, including the first manned lunar landing in 1969 when Buzz Aldrin stepped onto the moon wearing an Omega Speedmaster Professional. The Omega Speedmaster has been on every one of NASA’s piloted missions ever since. The timepiece quickly became known as the Moonwatch and this name continues with a striking collection of models featuring the brand’s chronograph movement. Look out for the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch in the movies too as it is currently featured in the latest film about landing on the moon called First Man.

Price from: CHF 4,600

Omega Moonwatch

 

SEIKO PROSPEX BLACK DIVER 300m HI-beat SLA025

The Seiko Propex Black Diver 300M is a re-edition of one of the brand’s early professional diving timepieces from 1968. The design of this new piece is faithful to the original watch with the same sized case (44.8mm), the same notched bezel, rubber strap and crown. The dial and bezel also follow the 1968 design with the same fonts, indexes and hands, creating a great vintage looking watch. The timepiece features a hi-beat automatic movement (5Hz) with a 55-hour power reserve and is limited to 1,500 pieces.

Price: Euros 5,500

Seiko

code41 anomaly-01

Code41 is one of a new breed of watchmakers who are dedicated to offering something different at a much more affordable price. Code41 works by using the profits from its current series to finance the next production run, allowing it to stay totally independent. This Anomaly-01 below comes in a steel case with a black dial that reveals some of the workings of its Japanese movement, making it look far more expensive than it actually is.

Price: CHF 718

Code41

Gucci DIVE with snake motif

This Gucci Dive timepiece comes in a 40mm stainless-steel case with a black dial featuring a king snake design, one of the symbolic motifs of the house of Gucci. The Gucci design  is paired elegantly with the diving elements of the watch  such as the uni-directional rotation bezel  with red and green accents and a protected crown. The Gucci Dive with Snake Motif is powered by a Swiss quartz movement and is water resistant to 200 meters.

Price: CHF 1,280

Gucci Dive TAG Heuer aquaracer carbon

This new Aquaracer Carbon line by TAG Heuer is a special series of black timepieces designed in collaboration with the Bamford Watch Department. Each timepiece is housed in a 41mm case crafted out of black PVD-coated titanium and comes with a carbon bezel. The dials have been given an imitation carbon effect and are illuminated by touches of color in blue, yellow or rose gold. The collection is powered by an automatic movement and is water resistant to 300 meters.

Price CHF 3,900 (yellow & blue version) CHF 3,950 (rose gold version)

TAG Heuer Aquaracer

Mondaine HELVETICA No. 1 Bold Watch

Featuring the famous Swiss font, Helvetica, the Mondaine Bold No. 1 is a great timepiece for watch lovers who appreciate contemporary design. The all-black look includes a black case, a black nylon strap and a black dial with elegant raised black dots, all of which highlight the famous Helvetica font in white. The timepiece is powered by a Swiss Made quartz movement that also features the date in a window at six o’clock.

Price: €449

Mondaine

Ulysse Nardin Freak Out

This black timepiece from Ulysse Nardin’s iconic Freak collection is called the Freak Out, an amusing name for a timepiece that we are more used to seeing in precious metals.  Its all-black allure gives the timepiece a much sportier look thanks to a black PVD-coated titanium case, black nylon strap and black dial. This dark color scheme has the advantage of making the brand’s central flying carousel tourbillon stand out more than ever.

Price: CHF 48,000

Ulysse Nardin

Panerai RADIOMIR 1940 3 DAYS CERAMICA – 48MM

The Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Ceramica 48mm is one of a number of black timepieces unveiled by the Italian brand in recent years. The case is made from black ceramic and is paired with a black dial with a pure and contemporary index layout of dots and indexes. This combination of black and sleek design works amazingly well, offering a totally new look for the Radiomir line. A gray-tinted sapphire caseback also darkens the look of the brand’s in-house movement to further match this stealthy all-black timepiece.

Price: CHF 11’000

Panerai Luminor
Panerai

Rado Diamaster

Rado Diamaster 2

Tudor Black Bay Dark

Price: CHF 4’250

Tudor Black Bay Dark

SevenFriday P-SERIES P2-2

Price: CHF 1’400

SevenFriday

montblanc summit 2

Montblanc Summit 2
Montblanc Summit 2

HAMILTON KHAKI FIELD DAY DATE FULL BLACK

Price: CHF 945

Hamilton

Hublot Classic Fusion

Hublot

Luminox NAVY SEAL STEEL Colormark Chronograph

Price: CHF 690

Luminox

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