LIST: 5 watches under $5k that you can buy right now – the 2018 edition LIST: 5 watches under $5k that you can buy right now – the 2018 edition

LIST: 5 watches under $5k that you can buy right now – the 2018 edition

Cameron Wong

While on occasion I do like to splurge and treat myself to that extra shot of espresso in my morning latte, I’m not exactly loaded with cash (caffeine, on the other hand …). In fact, like I’m sure many of you reading right now, before it comes time to laying down my hard-earned on a new watch, I first have some saving to do, and usually set my sights on reaching a self-imposed goal like, say, $5k. Why $5k? Well, not only is it a relatively realistic target to reach, but with so many great watches readily available under that magical amount, it also means that I’m spoilt for choice. So, allow me to help you by doing some of the legwork with this list of 5 watches that you can buy right now for under $5k.

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight

Really, this year any of Tudor’s offerings could have easily made the cut. But it’s the Black Bay Fifty-Eight where things get really interesting. Bringing even more vintage charm to the Black Bay collection with its smaller 39mm case and a svelte new thin profile. Not to mention the brand new in-house movement beating away inside. $3910 on leather

Grand Seiko Caliber 9F 25th Anniversary Limited Edition SBGT241G

For under $5k you’d be hard pressed finding a better combination of technical innovation and fine finishes, with this Grand Seiko being called home by the truly high-end quartz 9F movement. It’s accurate to +/- 5 seconds a year, and its case shines like the star it is, thanks to an alluring Zaratsu polish. $5000

Longines Master Collection Annual Calendar

The annual calendar is a relatively new complication in the world of wristwatches, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a handy one, as it automatically adjusts for months with 31 or 30 days. Here, for the first time in their long and illustrious history, Longines features it in their timeless Master Collection, with a stylish 40mm steel case and a price tag that can’t be beat. $2925

Raymond Weil Maestro Moon Phase

If it’s something more romantic you’re after, then a moon phase is what you need. And this Maestro from Raymond Weil captures the poetic imagery of the night sky perfectly on your wrist. With a radiating textured blue dial setting the backdrop for a traditional moon phase display, and a steel case perfectly sized at 39.5mm. $2100

Baume & Mercier Baumatic COSC

While on the outside there’s a lot to appreciate and adore about Baume & Mercier’s Baumatic, it’s what’s inside that really ups the ante – the brand’s first ever in-house movement. Boasting a 120-hour power reserve and COSC-level accuracy. It’s also antimagnetic, thanks to a Twinspir silicon hairspring. $4200