White watches are in and men are catching up on the trend! Although the sight of a man wearing a white watch instead of the traditional black or brown or stainless steel is still rare, the white watches trend is actually becoming popular.
And no, we are not talking fashion nor fitness watches here. We are referring to luxury watches white watches that are both stylish and highly technical.
Wearing a white watch evokes a cultured and sensible look, adding sophistication to almost any wardrobe. White watches do not only complement a pale-coloured outfit, they provide a pop of contrast to darker outfits, too. Of course, wearing a white watch is in itself a brave choice. But in order to wear it with confidence, you just have to own it.
Whether or not this trend will last remains to be seen. But for now, let us introduce you to some stylish and trendy white watches — ideal for both the sporty and professional gentleman.
Here are our hottest and coolest picks among the whitest of white watches around.
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M CoAxial Master Chronometer
The Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M CoAxial Master Chronometer is Omega’s fine representation of its own diving heritage. Sophisticated in all-white look with gold accents along its bezel and crown, this dive watch features a white ceramic dial protected by domed sapphire crystal dial. Its hands, indexes, and ‘6’,’9’ and ‘12’ numerals are highlighted with gold, adding a luxurious vibe to this white timepiece.
This Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean also has an open-back concept, featuring its calibre 8800 movement at the centre of all its workings. Other than its classy exterior, its powerful movement is certified by the Official Swiss Chronometer Control (COSC). However, its strongest point to date is probably its water resistance, which is up to 600 metres. The watch also features a helium-escape valve, providing the best of diving experiences.
Hublot Big Bang Unico Skeleton Automatic
Like most of Hublot’s luxury watches, this Big Bang Unico Skeleton Automatic watch excels with its unique design and functionalities. With 330 hand-assembled components, the Unico’s special movement is second to none. Running on the self-winding HUB1242 movement that is produced in-house, it features chronograph with fly-back functions. To top it off, this chronograph watch offers a generous power reserve of 72 hours, coupled with a water resistance of 100 metres.
It certainly does not short-change any mechanical prowess for its opulent design. Its case is micro-blasted with polished white ceramic and further treated with an anti-reflective material. Its matte black dial is rhodium-plated and completed with a satin finishing. This is definitely one white robust watch.
Zenith Defy Classic Skeleton
At first glance, the silver and white skeleton dial of this Zenith Defy Classic timepiece is certainly the most eye-catching part of its entire design. Its white ceramic case displays index hour markers and minute hands with luminous coating for maximum visibility. Its anti-scratch sapphire crystal makes sure the intricate dial is secured and protected.
Contrary to what some believe that white watches are meant to be simple and uncomplicated, this Zenith Defy Classic begs to differ. Complicated and intricate in style and function, there’s nothing simple about this skeleton watch. Running on the Zenith’s Elite calibre 670SK that beats at 28,800 vph, has 187 components, and a power reserve of 50 hours, this watch appeals to both the fashionista and the hardcore watch connoisseur.
Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic
This Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic sticks to the classic concept of a clean and minimalist white watch. It features only one small seconds sub-dial to break the monotony of the analogue, square-shaped plain dial.
But don’t take its simplicity fool you. This watch is Bulgari’s thinnest full-ceramic watch that runs on a mechanical movement. At its heart beats the BVL 138 – Finissimo calibre movement, boasting only 2.23mm in thickness, decorated by hand with côtes de Genève, chamfering and perlage finishing. It has water-resistance of up to 30 metres and a 55-hour power reserve. A ceramic bracelet with folding clasp finishes this sophisticated white watch.
Franck Muller Vanguard Automatic
This 44mm Franck Muller Vanguard Automatic V45 SCDT ACBC features a full-white exterior, from the dial to the band. The white opaline dial displays appliqué Arabic numeral indexes and luminous white-toned hands that almost blend in with its background.
The inner bezel has direction bearing in red and black, adding more details and layers to this piece. With a strong automatic Calibre movement and power reserve, this watch has the potential to surpass even the boldest and dark timepieces you have in your collection. Like most white watches in the collection, a white embossed alligator skin strap with a fold-over deployment clasp finishes this robust watch.
Tudor Classic Chronograph
If you think pulling off white watches are challenging enough. How’s this white and pink Tudor Classic Chronograph for extra flamboyance? Of course, men who wear pink watches are sure to get a second look. But Swiss watchmaker Tudor makes sure to execute this stunning piece with the right balance, creating a wearable and proud piece.
The Tudor Classic’s stainless steel case features a diamond-set bezel fitted with a tachymeter function for all the diving enthusiasts. With a screw-down crown and fitted lugs, this powerful timepiece features a two-tone dial with a pink-layered outer edge and a white centre. It has three sub-dials at the 3, 6, and 9 o’clock positions for chronograph functions. An elegant white rubber strap that is smooth to the touch and comfortable at all times complements this watch. Running on a strong movement with 150m water resistance, this Tudor timepiece stays true to Tudor’s motto: #BornToDare.
Hamilton Ventura Elvis 8 Automatic
As if its unique, triangle shape isn’t attention-grabbing enough, this Hamilton Ventura Elvis 8 Automatic is clad in an immaculate white ensemble. Its dial analogue dial displays silver-tone hands and index hour markers that are luminescent. It has a date window at 3 o’clock and a blue-accented seconds hand.
Running on the powerful Hamilton Calibre H-10 automatic movement, its scratch-resistant sapphire crystal offers protection from dust and scratches. This Swiss-made watch is also water-resistant up to 50 metres. For those who love a less obtuse design, this Hamilton Ventura watch is both modern and edgy enough to grab their attention.
Pleasing to the eye and offering a classy attitude, white watches are definitely a worthy investment. Be sure to find a piece for yourself before it becomes mainstream.
Fancy a black watch instead? Check out our feature on luxury black watches here.