Hudson’s Bay & Sharp
Lots of things in our lives tell time, but how many have the power to inspire? The product of centuries of innovation and exploration, a watch tells the story of human achievement with every sweep of its hands. It tells time too, of course, but that’s only the beginning.
Whether you’re considering your first watch, upgrading, or adding to a growing collection, we’ve taken decades of watch knowledge and condensed it into this indispensable guide for finding the right piece of wristwear at Hudson’s Bay.
These Are 2018’s Best Watches (So Far)
Victorinox Alliance Chronograph
A high-grade stainless-steel case protects the Swiss movement within the Alliance Chronograph, while day and date indicators add refinement to the dial.
Rado True Automatic Open Heart
The True Automatic Open Heart wears its complex innards on its sleeve, with an automatic movement visible through a translucent face.
Hamilton Khaki X-Wind Auto Chrono
The Hamilton Khaki X-Wind Auto Chrono assures a smooth flight with its built-in drift-angle calculator, a traditional cockpit tool for determining crosswinds.
Tissot V8 Swissmatic
As its name suggests, the design of the V8 Swissmatic is inspired by the golden age of motorsports. Driving gloves not included.
Movado Heritage Series Calendoplan S
With its cognac leather strap and gold-toned accents, the Heritage Series Calendoplan S is perfect for almost any occasion.
Raymond Weil Freelancer
The combination of a matte black case and rose-tone accents gives the Freelancer a look that’s equal parts attitude and refinement.
HOW TO TELL TIMEPIECES: A GLOSSARY
Also known as your watch’s face, the dial is where the hour, minute, and second markers are usually displayed.
This rotating knob allows you to wind your watch, as well as set the time and date.
Composed of connected links and made of a rigid material like steel, gold, or ceramic, the bracelet is what keeps the watch securely on your wrist.
Usually found on chronograph watches, pushers are the buttons on either side of the crown used to start, stop, and reset a stopwatch.
5. Balance Wheel
The beating heart of every mechanical watch, the balance wheel constantly rotates back and forth, setting the tempo for the rest of the movement.
One of the most popular complications in watchmaking, a chronograph is a stopwatch function that allows for precise calculation of minutes and seconds.
7. Skeleton Dial
By doing away with a traditional watch face, this feature allows you to see your watch’s complex mechanical movement in action.
The Latest Materials
Commonly found in diving and sport watches, a rubber strap offers more comfort than a steel bracelet.
An all-around choice for any kind of sport watch, a sturdy steel case and bracelet is a tough, timeless choice.
FOSSIL , $175
3. Hardened Mineral Crystal
This glass-like material is resistant to scratches, making it stand up to the knocks of daily wear.
4. Rose Gold
The gold-toned case of this watch makes it the ideal complement to your office wardrobe.
DANIEL WELLINGTON, $299
A mesh or “Milanese” bracelet (so called for their origins in Milan’s armour workshops) makes for an eye-catching
choice on any steel watch.
LIGHT BULB ($10) AND PENDANT KI T ($40), AT VDEV. METAL OBJECT BY FILO TIMO.
Read our guide to getting the perfect fall 2018 look, starting from the wrist.