Iconic watches for men

These iconic men's watches from the 20th century cruise into the 21st century with their hereditary traits intact.

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  • Renowned as a jewellery house, Cartier has also produced some of the finest and most iconic watches since the early 20th century. Louis Cartier was inspired by the boxy profile of the Renault battle tank when he designed the legendary Cartier Tank watch in 1917.
  • Still the reference among dive watches and forever linked to James Bond, 50-plus years later, the Rolex Submariner is still going strong and has been beefed up for even more extreme action.
  • Ever since the day in 1969 when the Apollo 11 landed on the Moon with a 1957 Omega Speedmaster strapped to Buzz Aldrin's wrist, these watches have been called the "Moonwatch". Faithful to its original, the only change to the Speedmaster 57 is that it beats to a Co-Axial chronograph calibre.
  • Panerai was a top military secret for decades and didn't surface until the early 1990s. Its first luminescent dive watches were trial-run by the Italian Navy in 1936, glowing in the dark thanks to the radium paste patented as Radiomir by Panerai.
  • Audemars Piguet's Royal Oak made its debut in 1972, in the middle of the quartz tempest that decimated Switzerland’s mechanical watch industry. It was a radical proposal and is still one of the most recognisable watches today thanks to its octagonal bezel with exposed screws.
  • Hublot Big Bang $5 million watch
     
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  • Bulgari Serpenti turquoise and diamond watch
     

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