The Best Trending Watches in 2022
- Doxa Sub 600
- Bell & Ross BR 05 Chrono White Hawk
- Unimatic U4
- Farer Resolute
- Tudor Pelagos FXD
1. Doxa Sub 600T
Dive-watch brand Doxa released the 1980s-inspired Doxa SUB 600T at the end of 2021. Paying tribute to the original and iconic SUB 600T from 40 years earlier, the reborn watch comes in stainless steel with the choice of a steel or black ceramic bezel insert, six vibrant colours and either a stainless-steel or rubber strap to match the dial colour — that's a total of 24 exciting combinations.
Although the new Doxa SUB 600T has modern design elements, it also boasts a sharp angular design with a doubled outer dive bezel, pentagonal quarter hour markers and small circles to indicate hour positions, all of which hark back to the retro 80s look of its predecessor.
2. Bell & Ross BR 05 Chrono White Hawk
Although the Bell & Ross BR 05 collection was unveiled in 2019, we expect the luxury sports watch to reach its peak in 2022 with the Bell & Ross BR 05 Chrono timepiece. Faithful to the brand’s legibility, functionality, reliability and precision, this version of the BR 05 is equipped with a chronograph movement that is designed for the urban explorer.
Invented to measure and control short time periods, it is perfect for those who wear it in their "quest to master the fleeting nature of time."
Harking back to the 1970s and staying true to its "circle within a square" aesthetic, the case and bracelet form one unit to create a graphic style that is both striking and modern. The "angle of the attachment to the bracelet has been carefully designed to follow the contours of the wrist, ensuring a secure and comfortable fit all day long, in any situation."
3. Unimatic U4
Made in Italy, this versatile dive watch is part of the new permanent Unimatic Classic series. It features a high legibility dial in black matte with Super-LumiNova® C3 pale green for the best possible performance in any conditions. Much like the Doxa and Bell & Ross timepieces, the Unimatic U4 calls back to an earlier time — this time the 1950s — with its blocky aesthetic and large surfaces.
4. Farer Resolute
The versatile Farer Resolute timepiece is a three hand second sweep automatic watch with white enamelled polished lacquer dial and choice of Barenia, Horween, Rubber, Sports and Perforated watch straps.
Named after HMS Resolute, a mid-19th-century barque-rigged ship of the British Royal Navy, specially outfitted for Arctic exploration.
The Farer Resolute has been praised for its "maximum simplicity" — a classic dial layout, but with a striking and stylish white enamelled polished lacquer vintage curved dial, punctuated by bold, solid formed numerals of ice blue Super-LumiNova, individually top-edged in matte black finish.
5. Tudor Pelagos FXD
Since the 1950s creation of one of the first modern professional divers' watches to the 1980s, Tudor has been an official supplier to the Marine Nationale.
Continuing to push the boundaries of the dive watch, the Pelagos FXD is the latest from Tudor. The model refers to the robust FXD (fixed) strap bars of the case, which Tudor is reviving for this historic collaboration.
The automatic movement of this timepiece is designed for underwater navigation and optimised for professional use.
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