At these price ranges you definitely start dwelling into what a lot of would say is there grail watch, and on the other hand you would have a lot of people also say this is their daily watch. At this price range you cannot really go wrong in what watch you buy. I will be going through my own personal recommendations as well as watches I have previously covered in this blog. All prices are in USD.
Oris Carl Brashear Caliber 401 Limited Edition ($4,200)
This watch was released this year and there are only 2,000 pieces available worldwide. The unique bronze case contrasting against that dark blue dial was an incredible look and it made sense as to why it sold out so quickly from Oris, however this watch can still be purchased from other retailers. There is a rich history attached to this watch due to the man Carl Brashear who was enlisted in the Navy in 1948 and what he has accomplished. It also features the Calibre 401 automatic movement which is a new movement from Oris. I covered the brief history of Carl Brashear as well as the watch and movement here.
TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 Night Diver ($3,350)
TAG Heuer has been releasing a lot of watches this year, and they all have been met with a lot of positivity. This TAG Heuer in particular was met with a lot of praise due to its excellent design and the beautiful black DLC coated case and the black ceramic bezel and the white dial. It is another excellent diver option just as the Oris Carl Brashear 401 limited edition, but this watch is not a limited-edition watch so it is a lot easier to find. You can read more about it here.
Cartier Tank Must ($2,610)
The Cartier Tank is one of the most recognisable watches among watch enthusiasts and collectors and for good reason. Especially due to the dial having that signature Cartier style roman numerals and the blue-steeled hands. You also get another signature Cartier crown that has a synthetic cabochon-shaped spinel beaded crown, or simpler terms a blue beaded crown. While Cartier is often known for their jewellery creations, their watches have also gained a lot of notoriety for its unique look.
Omega De Ville Prestige Co-Axial Chronometer ($4,100)
An excellent Omega ladies watch that has an incredible movement and has an incredible finish on the dial. At this price you get a watch that has a lot of history and respect among other watch collectors and the Calibre Omega 2500 automatic chronometer movement that has a power reserve of 48 hours. The dial has a beautiful sun-brushed blue dial with diamond-set indexes and roman numerals on the main hour marker positions. It also has sapphire crystal on the dial and has a blue leather strap that goes beautifully with that dial. It comes in a case size 32.7mm making it an excellent and elegant size for this lady’s watch.
Nomos Tetra ($2,320)
The equivalence of the Cartier tank but from Germany, this Nomos Tetra is the square watch collection from Nomos. The Tetra is available in an even smaller case size of 27.5mm, while the small one does not allow for a sapphire crystal case back the larger case size option does. Which is the version I will be talking about; it is still small enough for a smaller wrist and makes it a great lady’s option from Nomos. It features the Nomos Alpha calibre manual movement that has a power reserve of 43 hours, housed in a square stainless-steel case. True to the classic Nomos it features the galvanized, white silver-plated dial with steel tempered blue hands., it also features a small seconds at the 6 o’clock position of the dial.