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The 17 Best Daily Watches Under $15,000

The jump up to $15,000 has opened the door for a huge assortment of watches. In particular, Rolex and Blancpain feature several times, along with some higher end watches from the likes of Omega and Breitling showcasing. There are a few entries which might surprise you, too.

Enjoy and have a great weekend.

Rolex Submariner 114060

I'll put my hand up nice and high for the world to see as I make this statement: The Rolex Submariner is the best daily wearer money can buy, period. Here is the previous generation reference, still going strong as one of the finest watches ever made in this class.

Omega Speedmaster Moonphase

The look and feel of the Omega Speedmaster Moonphase puts it above the Speedmaster Professional in terms of quality, finishing and offering. I really like this model and it easily holds its own amongst some very tough competition.

Rolex GMT-Master II

In any of its variations, the Rolex GMT-Master II is the archetypal tool watch, with any non-precious metal reference more than suitable for the toils of daily wear.

Zenith El Primero Striking 10th Chronograph

The Zenith El Primero Striking 10th Chronograph is a cut above many like-for-like chronographs at this sub-$15,000 price point, dripping with brand pedigree and history.

Rolex Milgauss

The new discontinued Rolex Milgauss has garnered an almost cult-like following, with this orange accented model fitting the bill as a very worthy daily watch.

Breitling Transocean Chronograph Unitime

From Breitling we have the Transocean Chronograph Unitime. The ultimate combination of stealth and finishing, the Breitling Transocean Chronograph Unitime is an epci piece through and through.

Breitling Navitimer Rattrapante

Imagine wearing a genuine rattrapante, or split-seconds chronograph, for your daily wearer. Well, here is a very considerable option, the fantastic Breitling Navitimer Rattrapante.

Rolex Explorer II

The Rolex Explorer II is the absolute epitome of cool, fronting as one of the best sub-$15,000 daily watches you can buy while carrying with it one of the best backstories of any Rolex.

Blancpain Villeret Chronograph

For those of you looking for a dress watch to wear as a daily, the Blancpain Villeret Chronograph is a fantastic option, particularly with that monopusher chronograph

Girard-Perregaux Hawk Chronograph

The Girard-Perregaux Hawk Chronograph is an unsung hero of the maison and has the look and feel of something far more expensive.

Breitling Super Chronomat 4 Year Calendar

Here we have the Breitling Super Chronomat 4 Year Calendar, complete with one of the most information-laden dials you'll ever want or need. A favourite of mine.

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe

Stealth wealth. Or something like that. The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe is one of those IYKYK kind of watches, and is such a cool daily watch at this price point.

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean

At this level and price point, the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean is just about as good as it gets from the maison. Brilliant stuff.

Zenith Defy El Primero 21 Skeleton

The Zenith Defy El Primero 21 Skeleton is such a legendary piece, and it's one that might be a touch too wild for most people to wear every day, but those of you willing...

Franck Muller Vanguard Chronograph

Here is one out of left field, the Franck Muller Vanguard Chronograph is such an interesting piece that is just about against the grain as they come.

Breguet Type XXI Chronograph

Another one you might not have considered, the Breguet Type XXI Chronograph is a lively piece that could definitely be up your alley if you're looking for something a bit different.

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Chronograph

And last but most certainly not least is the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Chronograph. More watch than you could every need, the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Chronograph is, in a word, superb.

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