With so many great options on the market in this price range, we loved picking the best of the best racing watches when creating this list. As usual, we paid special attention to the quality of movement, overall craftsmanship, and with an eye for timeless design, we present to you our favorite racing timepieces.
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Victorinox FieldForce Classic Chrono
Victorinox watches are known to be not just reliable, but beautifully and tastefully designed timepieces– the FieldForce Classic Chrono is no exception. A sophisticated, monochromatic dial is paired with a simple black leather band. Bringing a serious and musculine feel, the dial is perfectly balanced with the 3 subdials symmetrically placed and the calendar window at 6 o’clock position. This is a classic timepiece that will be proudly worn by generations to come.
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Tissot Supersport Chrono Silver
The Tissot Supersport Chrono is a brand-new collection that is macho, active, and modern, with a wide range of inspirations to allow everyone to choose the watch that best matches their wrist. The 45.5mm casing of the Tissot Supersport Chrono boasts a strong design with clean lines and sharp corners. That means the watch is BIG, therefore it might not be the best option for everyone. The dial has SuperLuminova® indices providing excellent visibility.
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Zodiac Grandrally Quartz
Watches designed by Zodiac are always unique and stunning, and the Grandrally Quartz watch is no exception. The classic stainless steel bracelet and case combine well with the black tachymeter and subdials. The dial is beautifully balanced with the two subdials and the calendar window at the 6 o’clock position. A beautiful, elegant choice that will stand the test of time.
LIV Rebel-DDC Cobalt
As usual, we strive to bring you unique finds when compiling our ‘best of’ lists, and the LIV Rebel-DDC Cobalt is just that. Highlighting just some of the eye-catching design features, the rectangular shaped black stainless steel case pairs beautifully with the deep blue OR green dial and orange accent colors, giving this watch a very sporty, dynamic look. Also, this timepiece is limited to 1,500 pieces so you are not likely to come across a Rebel-DDC on every corner.
Jowissa Lewy 9
Jowissa’s Lewy 9 is a very classy watch. No surprises with the design elements but it’s still a beautiful timepiece that will attract attention. The 42 mm case diameter is on the bigger side but it’s still a good fit for most wrist sizes. Great color combination with the classic blue dial and bezel, stainless steel case, and just the right pop of color with the red seconds hand.
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Dan Henry 1962 Racing Chronograph
The 1962 Racing Chronograph by Dan Henry has the main design elements of the classic complex chronographs, with a prominent tachymeter on the bezel. The 39 mm case diameter makes it a perfect fit for all wrist sizes. The back of the watch has a beautiful engraving of the Maserati Tipo 60 “Birdcage” sports car, and your individual serial number as well– this watch is limited to 1,962 pieces.
Ferro Distinct 3.0 Grand Prix
The Distinct 3.0 Grand Prix by Ferro Watches is inspired by the prestigious Le Mans 24-hour race. It brings back a nostalgic feel with its bigger crown and rugged lug design. A very interesting feature to point out is the one hand solution. Since there’s no seconds and minute hands, it really feels like your watch is an extension of your car dashboard. Designed with the lovers of speed in mind, this watch will not disappoint you.
The Voiture (the French word for “car”) by Nezumi has some very exciting details to make this watch an instant favorite for people looking for timepieces with a vintage flair. The design of the sub-dials’ hands have a distinct retro look to them, as if you were looking at a car’s dashboard from the ‘60s and ‘70’s. The lighter blue color around the 24-hour and the 60 minute chronograph counter sub-dials (the two sub-dials on the sides) makes for a perfect dynamic detail on the dial. The orange center seconds chronograph completes the picture, 10/10.
Christopher Ward C3 Grand Tourer
The Christopher Ward G3 Grand Tour is another beautiful timepiece that draws from the dashboards of vintage racing cars. The blue details on the dial complement the icy stainless steel case, while the cream colored dial base color brings it all into balance. True to its vintage aesthetic, it comes with a distressed leather band, and the Swiss-made Ronda 5021.D quartz movement ensures incredible accuracy.