It's high time to start thinking about gifts for your nearest and dearest. It may seem like you’ve got loads of time but time always speeds up in the run up to the festive season. Considering that no successful Christmas present was ever bought in a Christmas Eve panic, we recommend beginning preparation now. Here’s how it usually goes: you begin thinking about Christmas, you read some Christmas gift guides, you realise you have no idea what that person really wants, you get demoralised and you put the whole process off until later. Not this year. This year opt for a guaranteed win: a men's chronograph watch.
Buying watches can be an expensive game, but it doesn’t have to be. At OPUMO, you’ll be able to find a chronograph for all price points. We make sure that every product we stock lives up to our exacting standards of quality. Regardless of the price, you’ll be treated to the best automatic watches, Quartz watches, fine watches and watch accessories available.
Men’s chronograph watches under £200
Armogan Autumn Green Spirit of St. Louis Watch
Armogan’s Spirit of St. Louis Watch is a great affordable chronograph watch for men. The low price point makes it the perfect gift. The white face features a three-dial design that never feels cluttered thanks to the clean design. This men’s chronograph watch works in smarter outfits and when relaxing thanks to the understated colour scheme. Armogan’s Spirit of St. Louis watch boasts a domed mineral crystal, Miyota OS00 Chronograph movement and slim 44mm stainless steel case.
AARK Collective Black Eon Watch
AARK Collective’s Eon Watch is a bold take on the chronograph watch for men. The contemporary design features a collection of contrasting dial markers, the only number being the small date element. Eon incorporates premium components at every level. Sapphire-coated mineral glass covers the laser-cut dials. AARK Collective's mechanism makes use of a reliable Japanese quartz movement.
Paulin Watches Navy C201D Chronograph Watch
Paulin Watches tries its hand at the men’s chronograph and succeeds with the c201D. This navy timepiece is the brand’s signature style, featuring domed mineral glass and a larger case than Paulin’s Commuter Watch. The distribution of dials ensures that the face of the Paulin chronograph is in balance and easy to read.
The best men’s chronograph watches under £500
About Vintage Black / Steel 1844 Chronograph Watch
Focused on precision, About Vintage’s 1844 Chronograph’s display is made up of numbers and precision lines. Each timepiece from the Danish watchmaker boasts a unique number engraving to the back of the case. The 1844 Chronograph features a stainless steel case, domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, Miyota 6S11 Chronograph Quartz movement and a genuine Italian leather strap.
Dufa Stainless Steel / Brown Chronograph Watch
Dufa’s Barcelona Chronograph is a tribute to the German pavilion built for the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona. The clean lines and opulent materials used by Mies Van Der Rohe created a zone of tranquillity. That tranquillity is reflected in the immaculate face of Dufa’s Barcelona Chronograph. A Japanese Quartz Chronograph movement powers this lightweight, unimposing timepiece.
Junghans Black / White Form C Chronoscope 041/4770.00 Watch
Junghans’ long history in the world of fine watches sets it as one of the most reliable watchmakers in 2019. You can get your hands on a piece of horology history for under £500 with the Junghans Form C Chronoscope Watch. Junghans creates timepieces that take inspiration from the clean lines and functionality of the Bauhaus movement. The matte, silver-plated face is easy to read and kept precise by a Quartz movement.
ArmoganAutumn Green Spirit of St.Louis Watch£185
AARK CollectiveBlack Eon Watch£190
Paulin WatchesNavy C201D Chronograph Watch£195
About VintageBlack / Steel 1844 Chronograph Watch£290
DufaStainless Steel / Brown Chronograph Watch£310
JunghansBlack / White Form C Chronoscope 041/4770.00 Watch£490
BALTIC WatchesBlack / Slate Bicompax 001 Watch£580
JunghansBrown / Stainless Steel Meister Driver Chronoscope 027/4120.01 Watch£1,720
Men’s chronograph watches over £500
BALTIC Watches Black / Slate Bicompax 001 Watch
BALTIC Watches design takes inspiration from the pared-back watches of the 1940s. Having realised that some of the world’s most desirable timepieces were the most simple, Etienne Malec created a collection of simple, effective men’s chronographs. When it comes to the BALTIC Bicompax 001, we love the combination of the black leather strap and slate grey dial. BALTIC Watches uses a mechanical movement inspired by an old Swiss movement. The Venus 175, originating in the ‘40s, powered high-end chronograph watches and evidently continues to do its job.
Junghans Brown / Stainless Steel Meister Driver Chronoscope 027/4120.01
Junghans’ Meister Chronoscope was first built in the 1930s and has been refined ever since. Now, the Meister watch is the surest sign of Junghans’ expertise in mechanical watchmaking. The self-winding movement provides long-lasting power and accuracy while the scratch-resistant plexiglass covers a matte silver-plated watch face. This fine men’s chronograph will look as immaculate in several years’ time as it does on day one.