Women aren’t the only ones who can wear colorful watches. Some of the finest brands in the world offer bold colors for men, including red — the color of love. Here we take a brief look at five bold red watches for men — a perfect Valentine’s Day gift. Several of these watches were cited by me as being among the 14 best red watches for Valentine’s Day on my Perfect Timing column on Forbes.
From Hublot, the masters at red ceramic, the brand unveils this year the 45mm Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph Orlinski Red Ceramic. Created in a limited edition of 200 pieces, each retailing for $24,100, the watch’s faceted design was created in cooperation with artist and sculptor Richard Orlinski. The polished red ceramic case house the Hublot HUB1155 Self-winding Skeleton Chronograph movement.
“Known as a leader in regatta and sailing-inspired watches, Corum’s newest Admirals Cup AC-One 45 Tides watch is a bold statement on the wrist. The 45 mm Admiral’s Cup Tides watch features a rubber gasket and strap, as well as patterned dial and indicates the time of the tides, strength and currents. $9,350.”
Frank Muller imbues “this red watch with some powerful features. The Vanguard Tourbillon is crafted in red carbon and offers compass points and features a skeletonized movement with red and black components. It is equipped with a tourbillon escapement to compensate for errors in timekeeping caused by the effects of gravity on the wrist. $135,000.”
“For those men who prefer a more elegant red watch, Chopard offers the L.U.C XPS 1860 Red Carpet Edition. Crafted in 18-karat white gold and limited to just 10 pieces, the 40mm watch offers hours, minutes, seconds and date. It is powered by Chopard‘s in-house-made L.U.C 96.01-L mechanical self-winding movement with 65 hours of power reserve. It retails for $39,000.”
More orange than red, the new Casio Pro Trek is a highly affordable alternative to the above timepieces. The WSD-F30-RG smart watch conforms to the MIL-STD-810G standard for durability established by the U.S. Department of Defense and is geared for extremest outdoor use. The watch is GPS equipped and can receive position dates via three satellite positioning and offers offline support. Water resistant to 5 Bar, even with a microphone installed, is Military tested to the following degrees: *1 Ten items tested under military specification MIL-STD-810G (nine items tested for the WSD-F30, for which solar radiation testing was not performed): •Shock: Tested to meet MIL-STD-810G Method 516.7 Procedure IV. •Vibration: Tested to meet MIL-STD-810G Method 514.7 Procedure I. •Humidity: Tested to meet MIL-STD-810G Method 507.6 Procedure II. •Solar radiation: Tested to meet MIL-STD-810G Method 505.6 Procedure II. •Low-pressure transport: Tested to meet MIL-STD-810G Method 500.6 Procedure I. •Low-pressure operation: Tested to meet MIL-STD-810G Method 500.6 Procedure II. •High-temperature transport: Tested to meet MIL-STD-810G Method 501.6 Procedure I. •Low-temperature transport: Tested to meet MIL-STD-810G Method 502.6 Procedure I. •Temperature shock: Tested to meet MIL-STD-810G Method 503.6 Procedure I-C. •Ice accretion: Tested to meet MIL-STD-810G Method 521.4 Procedure I.