Black Friday 2018: The Top 8 Best Watch Deals
Black Friday is arguably the busiest day for retail across the board. And deals for luxury watches are no exception to that fact. It’s widely known that shoppers in the US go absolutely ballistic for Black Friday, and in 2017 it was reported that shoppers spent, wait for it, a whopping $5 billion in a span of 24-hours. Insanity aside, deals can be found even in the tightest of markets, luxury watches included. We’ve scoured the web to find deals that will make your heart race, your trigger finger itch, and your accountant quiver.
Check out our favourites deals below! (Please note that all prices are in USD)
Grand Seiko Spring Drive SBGA229G
The Spring Drive from Grand Seiko is a solid all-rounder. A well-proportioned case, a natural aesthetic flow and a remarkable movement make the Spring Drive a tough one to beat. I don’t think it needs to be said that Grand Seiko’s more than justify their relatively high retail costs, and for all of you waiting to pounce on one, now is definitely the best time. You can get the Spring Drive SBGA229G down from $7,382 to $6,225.
NOMOS Glashütte Tangomat Date
Simple, effective and damn wearable, the Tangomat Date is an exceptional watch that will look great on anyone’s wrist. Its smart design and very minimalistic approach make it super relevant to the current market’s needs, and its simple aesthetic is both classical and modern without looking misdirected. The NOMOS Glashütte Tangomat Date normally costs $3,774, but with thanks to us you can get it for $2,830.
Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Quantième Annuel
Classically designed, simply executed, the Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Quantième Annuel is a watch that I absolutely love. The clear distinction between its calendar indicators make the Heritage Chronométrie Quantième Annuel a definite winner in my book. And while it may not carry the same pedigree as an annual calendar from a more establish Swiss watchmaking manufacturer may, the price will definitely get you moving on it. Normally, the Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Quantième Annuel costs $6,900, but with thanks to Black Friday, you can get it for $2,925.
Rolex Yacht-Master II 116688
The Rolex Yacht-Master II 116688 really needs no formal introduction. Nor does it need any hyping up. This is a statement watch if there ever was one. Solid gold. Blues, whites and yellows. Functionally cool, aesthetically even cooler still. The Rolex Yacht-Master II 116688 is the epitome of ostentatiousness, of audacity and of status. Oh, and you can get it for a hell of a lot less now, too. Normally $43,550. It can be yours for $33,800.
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Deep Black
My favourite watch on this list, and one of those pieces you can easily call “one-and-done”. The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Deep Black is the perfect daily wearer. It does everything you’re going to need it to do, and it’s going to look damn good in the process. That, coupled with that its Master Chronometer status, makes the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Deep Black a very tough one to beat. Priced typically at $11,700, you can get it for a relatively measly sum of $7,050.
Rolex Explorer II 216570
Hands-down, one of the coolest pieces from Rolex, ever! The Explorer II is an embodiment of the tool-watch persona of Rolex. There’s a beautiful combination of usefulness, of functionality, of wearability and of longevity with the Explorer II that I think is amiss amongst a lot of pieces from Rolex. It’s a modern watch, but there’s so much heritage embedded throughout the piece that it makes you feel like you’re wearing one of the original Explorers. Pricing is, of course, indicative of the Explorer II’s high desire and demand. But not today. Normally the Rolex Explorer II 216570 costs $8,100. Today it costs $7,875. Not a massive difference, but maybe just enough to help get your better half over the line!
Breitling Navitimer 8 Automatic 41
One of the newer watches of this list, the Breitling Navitimer 8 Automatic 41 is a watch that I was fortunate enough some time back to get some hands-on time with. This is, no two ways about it, a very cool watch. But beyond its superficial appeal is what, at the very least to me, makes this watch so desirable. It’s the first watch from Breitling indicating a change in the winds, so to speak. Breitling is headed in a fresh, youthful and exciting direction, and Navitimer 8 Automatic 41 is part of that new chapter. As it were, you’d be forgiven in thinking that there wouldn’t be much of a deal to be had with the Breitling Navitimer 8 Automatic 41. But, you’re wrong. Normally priced at $5,230, the Navitimer 8 Automatic 41 can be yours for $3,625.
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150m
Just about as inconspicuous as you’d want your expensive Swiss watch to be, the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150m is just one of those watches where if you know, then you know. And if you don’t, then I’m sorry to say, you’ve just overlooked one of horology’s finest timekeepers, and I do say that with all due respect. The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150m is powered by the Caliber 8500, which is a chronometer certified calibre and features a Co-Axial escapement. This is no ordinary watch. This is just about as good as a time-only Swiss-made luxury watch can get. Priced normally at $6,000, you can get this little marvel for $3,475. You're welcome.