Top 12 Watches Of 2018! Patek Philippe, Grand Seiko, Vacheron Constantin, Omega Seamaster, G-Shock

Luxury watch buyers, watch collectors, and watch enthusiasts join Tim Mosso to end the year in fun fashion and good times. Watches Tonight is YouTube’s premier luxury watch live webshow, and we’re ending the year the way it started; with all manner of high horology and luxury timepieces for collectors of all persuasions. From Omega to G-Shock, our show is chock abloc with watches.

Tim recounts the top 12 luxury watches of 2018. From SIHH to Baselworld and all of the smaller launch events that dot the watch collector’s calendar, Tim has chosen his twelve favorites. Patek Philippe, Grand Seiko, Cartier, Vacheron Constantin, and Omega watches – among others – will feature, but the fun lies in the reasoning behind each choice.

For example, the 2018 Zenith Defy Classic is Tim’s selection for the best all-arounder for dress use, sports watch action, and sheer value. Cartier’s 2018 Santos is an engineering marvel that proves you can buy an iconic watch from a legendary brand, expect value, pay a reasonable price, and walk away dazzled by how feature-dense is your new luxury lifestyle partner.

Omega’s 2018 Seamaster Diver 300M is a 25th anniversary reboot of the Omega Seamaster “James Bond” watch collection made famous by Pierce Brosnan as Agent 007. The 2018 Omega Seamaster has been enlarged from 41 to 41mm, is equipped with a new dive clasp, features a new array of ceramic dials with “Omega waves” engraved by laser, and sports a new Co-Axial Master Chronometer caliber 8800 automatic. Even the customary helium escape valve received a new profile and the ability to open while submerged on a dive.

Patek Philippe’s Nautilus 5711 makes the list not because it’s new, but because its elevation to investment grade commodity IS a new development. Tim explores the shocking spike in value and watch buyer (or even speculator) hype surrounding this Patek Philippe steel sports watch. Can a $29,800 Patek Philippe 5711/1A continue to command 70% over list price indefinitely? Tim explains the Patek Nautilus bubble that has made the new-for-2006 Nautilus 5711 the hottest watch of 2018.

Grand Seiko receives special attention for its sedulous dedication to building superior products that are rife with brand character. While Rolex doesn’t intend for an owner to think of Geneva while wearing a Submarinber, and Breitling doesn’t try to evoke Grenchen every time you strap on your Navitimer, Grand Seiko truly wants you to feel a part or its Shinshu Watch Studio each time you wear your Grand Seiko Spring Drive Automatic SBGA387 US Edition. Its Kira Zuri dial, Zaratsu polished “44GS” steel case, and 9R65 Spring Drive evoke nothing so much as Japan’s premier watch manufacture and its workspaces in Shiojiri, Nagano Prefecture.

Finally, we add métiers d’art with Vacheron Constantin and the 2018 Les Aerostiers limited edition of enamel dials with micro-engraved gold sculptures of early hot air balloons and aviators.

Honorable mention is earned by the Charles Frodsham Double Impulse Chronometer, Rolex GMT Master II 126710, the Reservoir Longbridge British Racing Green, the Ressence Type 2 E-Crown, The G-Shock 35th anniversary GMW-B5000, and the value packed Baume & Mercier Baumatic Clifton COSC.

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Comments

David Elliott says:

Nice picks, Tim. My list would include the Arnold & Son Globetrotter (which I just picked up and love), the Nomos Neomatik 41, and GO Senator Sixties with fabulous green dial.

WatchBox Reviews says:

Did everyone catch the heavy metal references tonight? One’s obvious, but the second is hidden in the delivery 😉 Happy New Year to all!
Best,
Tim

Matthias Heuberger says:

The worst thing about the nautilus is, that if you look at the competition even 29k seems a bit steep.

Juan Nuñez says:

You can hear a cars horn at 12:43.

JungleEddie says:

This year I hope to see more Grand Seiko watches with the caliber 9R01 Spring Drive with an eight-day power reserve.

psyphi407 says:

Made “Viewer Wrist Shots” just in the nick of time to make 2018 worthwhile!

DubplateMelter says:

Thank you for all of the excellent content throughout 2018!

Tom Lucas says:

The Montblanc looks almost exact the same as my lemania 15tl from the 40s

Wilson says:

How about santos?

Al Moscola says:

Tim, that UN was simply sick!!! Awesome show and as always fantastic content/insight. All the best to you, your family and colleagues in the New Year!!!

malthus101 says:

Yo retards behind the camera…. 20:30… the movement fuckheads!

Tony Hill says:

Great that Nomos got a shout. Thoroughly deserved. Happy New Year to all at WatchBox.

Simon Mardakh says:

Happy New Year!

Kartoffel Senpai says:

Is the newsletter for free? And is the Contest still going? Sorry I didn’t understand it very well.

Damein Jaywalter says:

Beautiful rolex

Paul Lally says:

Love the Seamaster! I have to shout for the Speedy Ultraman cos I was lucky enough to get it and it’s my first Speedy.

Alec Tang says:

A fantastic show as always. We’re missing the Maldives already! Thanks for the feature again Tim! Happy new year!

George Smith says:

IWC is AWESOME

Pete James says:

Tudor nailed it with the BB58 in 2018

Jude Perera says:

A very Happy New Year to you and to your team Tim. May this New Year bring you happiness, prosperity and peace! I enjoy your instergram videos as well. Keen viewer from Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Bill McAlinden says:

The first watch was my watch of the year (seamaster 300). I’m a sucker for that dial.

malthus101 says:

You guys just bought a watch shop in South Africa? Are you crazy?!

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malthus101 says:

I like the Lange but I don’t think it’s a CB killer (unless you have data to prove me wrong!)

Steve Markham says:

Happy New Year Tim! Thanks for all the great content and for your charming self.

Fabby Anne says:

I was tempted to count the words you speak in this video.. I mean … phuck me dead!! You talk fast!!… Great content btw.

LiquidSm0ke says:

Tim what car do you drive

Tim Queenan says:

So glad to see the Rolex GMT “Pepsi” didn’t make top list. Overrated. Tim M put it in its correct place.

EveryDayMan says:

Who won the watch?

Nader N says:

the Ferdinand Berthoud regulateur in carburised stainless steel is my woty

Felipe Johannpeter says:

I would like to see a comparative review between Deep blue and Hamilton watches brand
Thank you

Sidhant Misra says:

Happy new year Tim! How about the Breitling Premier chrono B01?? Didn’t make it? 🙂

Lawrence L. says:

I thought that guy was wearing a Jewish yarmulke hat cap, when I first dropped in here in for a few seconds.

Ian Gault says:

Happy New Year from Doha Qatar

Defenstrator says:

I love that Grand Seiko, but my pick of the year for that brand would be the SBGh267 20th Anniversary Hi-Beat. Gorgeous dial, beautiful case, that cool blue titanium/tungsten rotor, just set it apart. I managed to pick one up and love it. I would take your pick over the Snowflake for a spring drive however.

skeezus84 says:

Too bad the Santos bracelet screws are all misaligned

Ahmed Helmi says:

Patek 5740?!

Edward Black says:

For me the planet ocean is a better tool watch size and much easier to read at a glance (useful for a watch lol) and much easier to use the bezel for quick timing while cooking etc. The 300m is pretty.

J PG says:

Tim and colleagues, thank you for all the fantastic shows, great fun! Best wishes to you and the group for 2019!!

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