09/11/2019
 3 minutes

Editor’s Picks of the Week – Oris, Hamilton & Universal Genève

By Balazs Ferenczi
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Editor’s Picks of the Week – Oris, Hamilton & Universal Genève

The authors of the Chrono24 Magazine hand-pick the best watch offers on Chrono24 – from affordable daily drivers to famous watch icons and exceptional collector’s pieces.

If you want to buy one of the watches, simply click on the offer and place your order on Chrono24 today.

This week’s offers:

Great Watches Under $5,000

Oris Chronoris Racing 40mm

Honestly, we could’ve chosen the Oris Chronoris for any of these categories. Its unique look makes it the perfect candidate for our “Enthusiast’s Corner.” Since it’s a re-release of a watch from the 1970s, it also qualifies as an “Iconic Timepiece.” However, perhaps most important of all is its affordable price. The Chronoris is a beautifully designed, well-balanced timepiece with roots that stretch back decades.While its historic predecessor is a simple 60-second chronograph with one push-piece, the Oris Chronoris Racing is a bit more advanced. This chronograph features two push-pieces and a 30-minute counter at 12 o’clock. At 40 mm, it’s the perfect size for both larger and smaller wrists. Overall, there are plenty of reasons to love this great sports watch.

 

 

Enthusiast’s Corner: Rare and Exceptional Timepieces

Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical

Hamilton took the watch world by storm with the recent release of their Khaki Field Mechanical. The combination of a great price, beautiful design, and fantastic movement makes it hard to pass up, especially for fans of minimalist, military-inspired timepieces. While a manual movement may seem a bit outdated in 2019, true watch aficionados appreciate its elegance and simplicity. In fact, it’s almost refreshing amongst the sea of automatic calibers. Its 80-hour power reserve is also nothing to sniff at. In terms of the dial, there are several color and layout options; this version with a green dial and strap is one of our favorites. Lastly, the Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical has an incredibly low price tag. You can get this Swiss-made mechanical watch from a well-respected brand for only a few hundred dollars.

 

 

Iconic Timepieces: Great Value for Money

Universal Genéve Polerouter

Universal Genéve is a big name in the vintage watch scene. Collectors relentlessly hunt for this Swiss brand’s timepieces. The most popular models include chronographs and those with calendar complications. However, simpler, time-only watches also have a decent following. So, what’s the most iconic time-only UG model? It’s the Polerouter, of course. At first glance, it looks like any other three-hand watch. Indeed, its design is decidedly classic. That being said, if you dig a bit deeper into the Polerouter’s history, the first thing you’ll learn is that it was designed by the legendaryGérald Genta. In fact, it’s considered one of his first major successes. In 1954, Universal Genéve hired a young Genta to create a watch in celebration of SAS’s polar flights between New York/Los Angeles and Europe. The Polerouter would spend decades as a UG bestseller, during which time it underwent many updates. As a result, this storied timepiece is available in a wide array of different models. All you have to do is pick your favorite.

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About the Author

Balazs Ferenczi

I’ve been interested in watches for as long as I can remember. I've always thought the only “jewelry” a man should wear is a nice watch. It also says a lot about …

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