Top 5 Cool Old Style Watches 2017
Vintage is probably the biggest trend these days. We are not saying that brand new watches don’t enjoy success; we are saying that old vintage watches are now no less popular than the latest releases. As a result, both collectors and connoisseurs of Haute Horlogerie do their best to find the most valuable and rare old watches created by the best watchmaking manufacturers. King Watch Buyers are not an exception. Being fans of vintage watches, we are always ready to buy authentic timepieces created years ago. However, while old watches remain out of competition, there are also old style watches that are gaining popularity with each passing year. Inspired by original vintage models, such timepieces offer a perfect blend of watchmaking traditions and cutting-edge innovations, which makes them a worthy choice for any luxury watch lover. Here are our top 5 favorite old style watches introduced this year!
1. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Extra Thin 15202
Paying tribute to the classic Royal Oak Extra-Thin “Jumbo” model introduced in 1977, the new Audemars Piguet creation is its modern gold-on-gold version. In fact, it is not the first reissue of the icon watch, but it is definitely the best one. With its solid 18k yellow gold case and bracelet, yellow-gold toned “Petite Tapisserie” dial, and self-winding in-house Calibre 2121, the Royal Oak Extra Thin 15202 is sure to make a powerful statement.
2. Ulysse Nardin Le Locle Diver
Inspired by the company’s iconic dive model released in 1964, the new Ulysse Nardin Le Locle Diver is an excellent example of modern retro-looking watches that perfectly combine vintage codes with the latest technology achievements. Moreover, it is the first vintage-inspired watch ever created by Ulysse Nardin, which makes it truly special.
3. Zenith Chronomaster Heritage 146
The Chronomaster Heritage 146 is a new series of old style watches with a distinctive design from the 1960s. However, while the overall look of the novelty is undoubtedly vintage-inspired, it is equipped with a high-precision El Primero movement operating at the frequency of 36,000 vph. The Chronomaster Heritage 146 comes in a stainless steel case with a blue or tropical brown dial and a matching color strap.
4. TAG Heuer Heritage Autavia 2017
The TAG Heuer Heritage Autavia 2017 is definitely one of the best old style watches released this year. Inspired by the extremely popular Autavia 2446 Mark Three designed in 1966, it is a perfect stainless steel watch with all the advantages of the original model paired with the reliability of a modern timepiece.
5. Seiko Prospex Diver SPB053
Paying tribute to the company’s very first dive watch from 1965 known as the 62MAS, Seiko has released a new collection of old style watches. While all of the introduced pieces are cool retro-inspired watches, the Prospex Diver SPB053 is the most visually appealing. Enclosed in a stainless steel case with a blue dial and featuring an in-house automatic movement, it is a great choice for daily wear. Moreover, this watch comes at a very attractive price.
These were the best vintage-inspired watches introduced in 2017. Stay with us to learn more about old and new luxury watches produced by the most widely recognized watchmaking manufacturers!