You’ve put all the work into sculpting a body of steel, top it off with a steel timepiece. It helps that they are in vogue, which means the humblest metal in watchmaking is currently receiving all the perks.
TAG Heuer Autavia Isograph
The new TAG Heuer Autavia contains the latest technology from the brand in an economic package. Despite the “automobile + aviation” backstory, the 2019 models are pared down to just three-hand time-telling. In steel with a ceramic or matching steel bezel, the versatile sports watch is complemented by a handsome smoked dial, interchangeable strap system and proprietary carbon-composite hairspring indicated by the “Isograph” label.
Patek Philippe Ref. 5212A Calatrava Weekly Calendar
In addition to date and day of the week, the Patek Philippe Ref. 5212A Calatrava Weekly Calendar also displays the week of the year. That is plenty of data to handle, but the Ref. 5212A deftly divvies them out across the dial and uses crisp handwritten typography for easy reading. The rarity of a steel Patek Philippe makes this casual Calatrava all the more coveted.
Montblanc 1858 Geosphere
People overlook the fact that Montblanc endows its steel watches with precious Minerva know-how. The 1858 Geosphere’s signature worldtime complication is engineered by watchmakers from the respected Villeret manufacture, powering twin rotating globes on the dial for visual spectacle. The bidirectional steel bezel with compass points completes its explorer theme.
Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Chronograph
The makeover of the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M continues with new chronograph models. The watches clean up nicely with a bicompax configuration against laser-engraved waves, and their 44mm steel cases set a solid base for the ceramic bezel ring and pushers as well as Sedna gold detailing in two-tone versions. Inwardly, the Master Chronometer update is par for the course.