Keeping Time When Time Flies
2020 was an eventful year if nothing else. For avid watch enthusiasts, we’ve hand picked the top 3 watches for men to offer a bit of comfort and solace in the midst of such a turbulent year. History was made on more than a few occasions – some good moments, many not so good. One thing is for sure – with as much that went down within one out of the ordinary, bizarre, challenging, character-testing year – time never once stopped or slowed down for anything or anybody. On the contrary, it felt like time flew by extra fast.
Here are the top 3 watches that piqued the most interest on our site since it had first launched in early 2020:
Rolex Milgauss Z-Blue
Our #1 most viewed watch of 2020 was the Rolex Milgauss “Z-Blue”, ref. 116400GV. With a sleek stainless steel case, smooth bezel, and Oyster bracelet, this watch speaks to the classic look of dozens of watches from the Rolex watch collection. The most eye-catching feature is its stunning “Z-Blue” dial that is perfectly complemented by a green sapphire crystal, which is hard to miss with a 40mm case – making this watch just as striking on the wrist as its distinct lightning bolt shaped second’s hand. Powered by the self-winding 3131 calibre, the Rolex Milgauss Z-Blue has a 48-hour power reserve and is waterproof for up to 100 meters in depth.
Rolex “Starbucks” Submariner
Second on our list is the highly sought-after new Rolex “Starbucks” Submariner, ref. 126610LV. Just released in September 2020, the new version of the Submariner caused quite a stir in the watch community over some seemingly miniscule new improvements to the Rolex classic. Among these tiny, yet significant improvements are an increase of 1mm in case size, an upgraded calibre 3235, more slender lugs and crown guards, slightly bigger/bolder wording, and the addition of a wee little crown in between the words “Swiss Made” at the very bottom of the dial. With its 41mm stainless steel case, Oyster bracelet, and sleek black dial that perfectly offsets its distinct green dial – the new Rolex Starbucks was the second most checked out watch on our site in 2020.
Tudor Pelagos Blue
Closing out the list of our Top 3 most visited watches of 2020 is the Tudor Pelagos Blue, ref. 25600TB-0001. A popular choice among adventurous watch enthusiasts, the Tudor Pelagos watch family is one of the most traditional mechanical diving watches available today. The bright blue dial and bezel on its 42mm case really stands out against its silver titanium bracelet featuring a steel folding clasp and is further complemented by its luminescent white index markings and white “snowflake” hands – a true emblem of Tudor’s diving watches. Powered by its MT5612 movement, the Tudor Pelagos Blue is water resistant up to 500m in depth and has an impressive power reserve of almost 3 whole days. As Tudor is steadily emerging out of the shadows of its parent company, Rolex, this is a considerable W for the brand that it is gaining interest and recognition enough to be the third most viewed watch on our site in 2020.