Watches: More for less

Time to get skinted-minted. Amped up with just the right amount of style and substance, here are some watches that are trendy, souped up with technical-finesse and, yet, don't burn a hole in your wallet.

Print Edition: September 19, 2010


This CK watch is super slick and shows an unrivalled level of finesse. The cool grey dial is finished in mineral glass, and de-centred on the right side, with baton hour markers, for a touch of originality. It is set in a polished stainless steel case and is powered by a Swiss-made quartz movement (ETA calibre F03.111). It is accented with a pin buckle closure and a black leather strap. Price: Rs. 12,300


The Sport Class XXL is powered by a Swiss-made chronograph movement. Its steel case alternates polished and brushed surfaces, which offers a striking contrast with the shine of the bezel ring marked with a 60-minutes count up scale. The 45 mm multi-layered dial has three contrasting counters strategically placed that gives the dial a wellbalanced look. It is enhanced by large hand-applied indices and numerals, a tachymeter scale on the flange and a date window at 4 o'clock. It is water resistant up to 100 m. Price: Rs. 37,300


In the Veloci-T Gent, the revolutionary new chronograph movement meets elegant design with a sporty accent. Two of the chronograph counters are framed with their own metal 'circuit' at 12 o'clock and 6 o'clock. The third one sits at 9 o'clock to balance the date display surrounded by a retro TV-screen shape on the opposite side. With a scratch resistant sapphire crystal, this comes in a 316L stainless steel case with a see through back. The watch is water resistant up to 330 feet. Price: Rs. 45,000


With the introduction of the latest Super Titanium collection, Citizen has created a superior range of watches for men. The special ion-plating technology- where titanium is ionised by being heated to 2000C in a vacuum, using an electron beam-gives the watches a surface hardness of 1,200 on the Vickers scale, making it super hard and much resistant to scratches. It has a date display at 3 o' clock. The chronograph has Eco-Drive movement and has a power reserve for approximately five months. It is water resistant up to 100 m. Price: Rs. 19,000


Equipped with a digital and analog Swiss-made quartz movement, this new timepiece is a perfect fusion of beauty and utility. With dual LCD display, the luminous hands and hour markers bring out its aesthetic quotient. The 45 mm stainless steel casing is triple coated with anti-reflective sapphire crystal. Water resistant to 100 m. Price: Rs. 60,000


The round gold or silver face bezel outlines the watch face. Inner circles on the face mark hours and minutes while a separate timekeeper is located at the 6 o'clock markers. The 36 mm dial is silver while the case and crown is made of gold. With a white resin middle link, the band is set in gold. It is water resistant up to 10 ATM. Price: Rs. 12,600


Sporty and chic, this watch with Swiss quartz movement comes with a date indicator. The stainless steel case has a black PVD coating, while the bezel is made of Jet Hematite Swarovski rhinestones. The 39 mm black dial has a coloured sunray pattern and the Arabic numerals are hand-applied black coloured indexes. Price: Rs. 42,000

Paco Rabanne

Paco Rabanne's watches stand out for their retro yet urban feel: the highlights are the two-tone theme of black and pink gold plated dials. This men's quartz watch displays hours, minutes, seconds and calendar with the date set at 4 o' clock. It has a steel case with a gold bezel and is water resistant up to 5 ATM. Price: Rs. 30,000

Hugo Boss

This aviator chronograph is designed for situations where a tenth of a second might make all the difference. With the chronograph engaged, the flying seconds hand on the left goes round its subdial 60 times a minute. With a wide dial, thin bezel, traditional aviator chronograph buttons/crown and art-deco numerals, this watch is perfect for a pilot or a jet-setting executive. Price: Rs. 24,995

Tommy Hilfiger

The quartz watch with a 13 mm thick stainless steel, silver, round case is meant for a man who likes his watch simple and sporty. It has an analogue display and silver white hands. The date display on the white 50 mm dial is situated at 4 o' clock. The watch is water resistant up to 50 m. Price: Rs. 5,995


Powered by the Swiss Regatta chronograph movement, the watch has a pale silver white textured 50 mm dial and a black inner bezel with contrasting white numbers and indices. It has two luminous black hands, a red second's hand and a diagonal date display at 4 o' clock. It comes in titanium brushed case with a polished bezel.Price: Rs. 19,995

Antonio Bernini

The Top Gun is a must-have for every high flier, especially given its aerodynamic dial and shock absorbers. The textured silver or black dial (44.50 mm x 55.60 mm) with raised index adds to the sturdy design of this watch. It is a 60-minute chronograph with a 24-hour clock, and features date, tachymeter and retrograde millisecond. Price: Rs. 29,995-Rs. 35,995

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