Original Photography by Jens Mortensen.
Created by Rolex in 1963, the Daytona is the most famous chronograph in the world, and with good reason. Its harmonious tri-compax design and sporty appeal make it the perfect weekend watch. This year, the Daytona was updated to include a Cerachrom bezel. Price: $12,400
This year, TAG Heuer revived its Monza sport chronograph in the form of this Geneva Grand Prix-nominated beauty. During a recent interview with Jack Heuer, we were told that the legendary watch designer and marketer prefers the Monza reissue to his own original design. Price: $5,200
This bronze version of the Tudor Black Bay will age more gracefully than any other timepiece in your collection, acquiring a unique patina based on where and how you wear it. Price: $3,975
The popular Orange Divers from Doxa were invented with professional divers in mind: Their brightly hued displays were crafted for optimal legibility even in deep conditions. It’s noteworthy how little the designs have changed since the 1960s. Price: $2,890
The Nautilus is one of the 20th century’s most famous watch designs, the product of the virtuoso designer Gerald Genta in 1976. It has seen various interpretations over the years, but this simple three-hander with date is the closest to the original. Price: $24,830
In the 1970s, GUB, the precursor to Glashütte Original, came out with an attractive model similar to this, Crafted from stainless steel with an in-house movement, today’s Seventies is an excellent value proposition. Price: $16,400
This stainless steel sport luxury watch, limited to 225 pieces, has a name inspired by the 1967 film The Graduate, or “Laureato,” in Italian. Price: $14,300
This square timepiece comes courtesy of the St. Imier-based watchmaker’s extensive archives. Inspired by a design from the late 1960s, the Heritage 1969 is a compact 36 mm across. Inside is a workhorse Swiss-made movement from ETA. Price: $2,050.
Bell & Ross designs a whole range of watches inspired by instruments from airplane cockpits. This large, square design looks as if it was once screwed to the dash of a military aviation panel. Price: $4,300.