Decidedly, Tudor has a very good reputation among Swiss brands. Maybe because of it's relation with Rolex, Tudor is always in top brands list when the subject is high msrp/performance ratio time pieces.
Heritage Chronograph model is solely a different story. Based on the legendary model released in 1973, the re-issue Heritage Chronograph houses handy features in a flawlessly designed form.
With it's 42mm diameter stainless steel case, sapphire crystal and 150M water resistance rate Tudor Heritage Chronograph is a modern sports watch with decent and up to date specs.Offered in various dial and strap/bracelet options, Heritage Chronograph gets the first place in our list.
Well, it would be un-fair if we chose just one model out of Tudor.
The winner of the second place is Tudor Pelagos. Pelagos is being offered in titanium only. With it's 42mm diameter titanium case and a massive depth rating of WR500M, Pelagos is definetly a series piece for professionals. A classic feature for a professional diving watch “The Helium Valve” is located on the side of the case. Thanks to it's cleverly designed lines ( and titanium for sure ) the watch wears quite comfortably on the wrist.
The titanium bracelet is rather comfy as well. Beside being comfortable, the bracelet features a brillantly designed diver's extension which practically adjusts the lenght of the bracelet according to the pressure changes to keep the optimum wearing comfort.
Powered by a COSC certified ETA 2824 caliber when first released in 2012 Tudor Pelagos has recently added another dial color option ( blue ) to it's original black dial. Additionally the watch now features an in-house movement.Well done Tudor..Let me remind you that there's a stunning rubber strap within the box set.
Having the most expensive price tag on our list, Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean deserves every penny.Being offered in two case options as 42mm and 45.5mm diameter, PO features 600M depth rating, sapphire crystals on both sides and virtually scratch proof ceramic bezel.
The watch is powered by Omega's marvellous Co-Axial caliber Ref. 8500 offering 60h power reserve on fully wound position.Featuring a helium valve for deep saturated dives, Omega PO is a magnificent best buy under 5000,00 USD.
In order to end the sports watches' domination on the list, we decided to put an elegant dress watch to No.4. In fact, Zenith Heritage Elite Ultra Thin fits the bill perfectly.Namely an entry level model of a Hi-End Swiss Brand, Zenith Heritage Elite Ultra Thin deserves every admiration for it's beautiful design and in-house caliber.
May be considered a bit on the big for a dress watch with it's 40mm diameter case, Zenith actually blends the traditional design of an elegant dress watch with modern dimensions perfectly.
Thanks to it's absolute wearing comfort and balance, the size figures will be left on the specs sheet.Feauting 50M water resistance rate which sounds slightly more than average for a dress watch, Zenith Heritage Elite Ultra Thin features an in-house automatic caliber ( Ref. 681 ) offering 50h power reserve when fully wound.
The most affordable but arguably the most attractive watch on our list comes from Longines' 2015 novelties.
The Heritage product line is quite important for Longines as each model features the brand's heritage and evolution. Additionally they are the living evidences of Longines timeless designs.
That particular model bears great resemblence with the vintage models of several brands sold for remarkably high figures in auctions. 41mm diameter stainless steel case has sapphire crystals on both sides. Designed in traditional bi-compax form, the dial houses a tachymeter ring on the inner chapter.
Exclusively designed for Longines by ETA, Caliber L788 operates the chronograph function with single pusher. The watch offers 54h power reserve when fully wound.
The water resistance rate is WR30M.Being offered in two dial options as black and white, Longines Heritage Single Pusher Chronograph gets in the list by not only for it's bugdet price tag but beautiful design and retro character.