Time is a precious commodity. It should always be put to good use because once it's gone, there's no getting it back. Timepieces have always been in use. Even the ancient world had the sundial. As time goes on, things change. Improvements are constantly made to everyday things so that they are more efficient and functional. The same has happened with watches. People no longer use watches to just tell time; they have become just as valuable to everyday living as a personal assistant. In some ways, some watches make having a personal assistant obsolete. Here is a list of the top 10 most expensive digital watches today.
10 Suunto 9 Baro Titanium ($700)
This customizable sports watch gives up to 120 hours of activity tracking, which makes it perfect for athletic types that expect the most of their equipment. With more than 80 built-in sports modes, it is equipped with GPS navigation, weather functions, a barometer and is water-resistant up to 100 meters.
Wearing this watch, users can share their athletic journey with their friends. The Suunto 9 Baro heart monitor does require a special accessory to be purchased before use. The smartwatch helps make any day run smoothly by alerting to incoming calls and messages via a Suunto application or one available from Google.
9 MTM Status ($750)
The MTM Status is available in three colors: black, silver and gray. Purchasers can pick from over thirty types of bands. The glass is anti-reflective and scratch-resistant with a coat that keeps it safe from ultraviolet rays. It's compatible with any smartphone and has a variety of features.
The hands-on the dial can act as a compass and some of the functions are customizable via the watch app. It is also compatible with Android and iOS through Bluetooth pairing. This military-style timepiece records and logs activity, allowing wearers to track their steps and calories. It is water-resistant up to 100 meters.
8 Movado Connected Smartwatch ($995)
At more than 46 mm in diameter, this watch is a stainless steel and silicone digital beauty with a gorilla glass crystal. These men's sports watches are water-resistant. Powered by Wear OS from Google, it has Android and iOS compatibility and is equipped with more than 100 dial variations that wearers can customize.
The screen displays phone calls, your calendar, emails, and messages received via text and social media pages. The Movado Connect even has apps for fitness, music and is equipped with the Google assistant and a charger for the smart module. The Movado brand and Google collaboration make this a must-have among gadget junkies.
7 Garmin Fēnix 5X Plus ($1k)
This watch is perfect for those that love the outdoors. Sapphire and carbon gray DLC titanium with a titanium band, the price tag is more than reasonable for all of the features that the timepiece has to offer. It is available in three diameter variations with 51 mm being the largest.
There are variations in the offered battery life too. The smartwatch battery lasts for up to 20 hours, while the GPS lasts up to 32 hours. GPS and music last for more than 12 hours and the UltraTrac function lasts for nearly days. There are various sensors, including a heart rate monitor, compass and gyroscope.
6 Tissot T-Touch Expert Solar II ($1.1k)
Another solar-powered digital watch, this touchscreen watch puts a wide range of functions at the wearer's fingertips. Fashionable, it has a one of a kind scratch-resistant bezel, crafted of ceramic with a sapphire crystal. It is 45 mm in diameter and water-resistant up to 330 feet.
The black rubber strap has a standard buckle. In terms of functions, it includes ELO, altimeter, a compass, and a perpetual calendar. It boasts an accumulator type battery by Renata. Functionally, it may pale in comparison to other digital watches but the price tag ranks it among the most expensive digital watches available today.
5 G-Shock GMWB5000FC-1 ($1.2k)
This digital watch is modeled after the first G-shock. The upgraded full metal version touts a more up-to-date look but still has a vintage appeal to the eye. It offers a metal face and resin band. A solar-powered piece, the LED light recharges on its own.
Bluetooth connectivity is paired with the G-shock application and the brand's timekeeping app, allowing the most precise timekeeping from more than five transmitters around the world. The stainless steel, screw-back G-shock watch is shock and water-resistant up to 200 meters. It doesn't offer as many features as the price tag would imply but it is suitable for anyone into fitness.
4 I-Gucci Digital Watch ($1.4k)
Part of the I-Gucci collection, this watch is crafted of a black stainless steel case and dial, with white numbers for contrast and a beautiful sapphire crystal. The rubber strap boasts Gucci's signature "GG." The watch is 44 mm in diameter and water-resistant. For a digital watch, it pales in comparison to many others when it comes to functionality.
It's quite simple. It has dual time display, twelve or twenty-four-hour time format, city code, an alarm, and a calendar. There aren't many bells and whistles. Nevertheless, Gucci branding is what sets the value on this expensive price tag. However, if you want a big name brand, this is it.
3 Apple Watch Hermès ($1.4k)
Apple paired with Hermès for this Series 4 watch. Stainless steel is combined with sapphire crystal glass and sapphire, and ceramic back. The built-in battery supports nearly 20 hours of use and is rechargeable. Water-resistant up to 50 meters, it has an optical and electrical heart sensor.
Running on LTE and UMTS, it functions with a 64-bit dual-core processor. The only catch is that the Apple Watch Series 4 (GPS plus Cellular) requires an iPhone 6 or later with IOS 12 or later. Basically, without an iPhone, the watch is obsolete. Marketing at its finest on Apple's part! So, if you’re team Apple, here’s your cool watch!
2 Hamilton Pulsomatic H52585339 ($1.6k)
You may not have heard of Hamilton, but the Pulsomatic was designed to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the first LED digital timepiece in the world, made by Hamilton. The company has continued to keep up with the times in the world of digital watches.
A stainless steel case with a stainless bezel, this watch has an anti-reflective sapphire crystal and a liquid crystal display. It is 48 mm in diameter and water-resistant up to 50 meters. The sleek, simple design is perfect for a unisex appeal. A fully charged battery offers a power reserve that lasts four months. It's available with a steel bracelet or rubber strap.
1 Tag Heuer Connected Modular ($6.2k)
This timepiece by Tag Heuer is crafted with a black ceramic strap with a diamond bezel that is set with more than 60 diamonds. The touch display supports multi-finger recognition and 400 x 400 resolution. Heuer teamed up with Intel to ensure that this digital smartwatch offered the best in technology using Intel's Atom processor. With 512 megabytes of internal memory, the Tag Heuer Connected Modular gives users 4 gigabytes of storage. It is also compatible with Android smartphones that run 4.4+ it IOS 9.3+. Of course, a watch with all of these features is also equipped with wi-fi and Bluetooth connectivity.