Five Best Men’s Dress Watches For 2019

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Our favourite men’s dress watches of the year.

Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Squelette 5395

Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Squelette 5395

Few watch brands can define the dress watch as beautifully as Breguet. Case in point: this openworked extra-thin watch with a tourbillon—the latest addition to its Grandes Complications range. At only 7mm thick, it is a fine example of the Maison’s pedigree in the traditional art of watchmaking. The superbly crafted gold skeleton movement is in keeping with these historic origins, yet uses the latest technology, such as a silicon balance spring and escape wheel. If you are in the market for something extravagant but discreet, this watch ticks all the boxes. 
Chopard L.U.C Flying T Twin

Chopard L.U.C Flying T Twin

We are so glad that Chopard revived its Haute Horlogerie division L.U.C at the turn of the millennium, because it has been making magnificent timepieces ever since. This year, one of the Maison’s most outstanding releases has been the L.U.C Flying T Twin—its first flying tourbillon. The namesake gold carriage sits at six o’clock on the hand-guilloché galvanised grey ruthenium dial with a honeycomb pattern at the centre. Meanwhile, the 40mm case is made from 100% Fairmined rose gold. The watch is wound by an automatic mechanism that is also chronometer certified.
H. Moser & Cie Endeavour Perpetual Moon Concept

H. Moser & Cie Endeavour Perpetual Moon Concept

H. Moser & Cie timepieces are the embodiment of classic minimalism. Their aesthetics have always been governed by the principle that less is more; hence, only what is absolutely necessary and worth displaying makes the final cut. Here, the perpetual moon function is placed on a stark Vantablack dial. It is said to be one of the most precise moonphases available, with just one day’s deviation in every 1027 years. The hand-wound double-barrel movement is housed in a polished red gold case. 
Hublot Classic Fusion Orlinski

Hublot Classic Fusion Orlinski

Hublot always seems to come up with something to amaze its fans and, this year, it has given French sculptor Richard Orlinski a free hand to interpret the Classic Fusion in his own avant-garde way. The resulting design is a dodecagonal bezel and prism-like multi-faceted case design, that is repeated on the dial, giving a sense of depth in a haphazard yet stunningly organised manner. This 40mm titanium piece with an automatic movement is a fun and funky way to get dressed up for an elegant evening out.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Small Seconds Burgundy

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Small Seconds Burgundy

It might have started off as a sports watch, but the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso has evolved into one of the most sought-after dress watches almost a century later. This fresh colourway has breathed new life into the design classic. The sexy deep-red dial of this Tribute, with its matching calf leather strap, conveys the spirit of a gentlemen’s club with its plush Chesterfield sofas. Inside the rectangular stainless-steel case is a hand-wound movement with a small-seconds sub-dial. Read our review of the watch here.

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Leong Wong

Editor, CROWN Malaysia

A familiar face in Malaysia's horological publishing scene, Leong has been involved in lifestyle journalism since the mid-1990s. Besides watches, he takes a keen interest in cars and men's fashion.



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