Style / World of Watches (WOW)

20 Under 20

These 20 watches occupy the sweet spot that offers more without breaking the bank.

May 14, 2014 | By Staff Writer

One’s options start opening up once he/she ventures beyond the S$10,000 mark.

Whilst entry level pieces are usually time-only models in steel that are driven by third party movements, interesting choices become available with a bigger budget, without necessarily spending above S$20,000. Small to medium complications such as long power reserves and annual calendars start popping out sporadically, with cases appearing in less common materials such as the various shades of gold, ceramic and titanium. Brands that are not represented below S$10,000 also become available.

The question is this: Are you looking to dive into greater depths with rarer, perhaps more esoteric brands; or are you seeking to add a more luxurious model to your collection?


Transocean Chronograph Unitime Pilot in steel (S$16,430)

Ulysse Nardin

Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer Manufacture in steel (S$17,800)

Romain Jerome

Steampunk Black Auto in steel (S$19,300)

Franck Muller

Iron Croco in steel (S$18,383)

TAG Heuer

Monaco 24 Calibre 36 in steel (S$19,650)

Jaquet Droz

Grande Heure Onyx in steel (S$18,000)

Glashütte Original

Senator Observer in steel (S$18,200)


Daniel Roth Endurer Chronosprint in steel (S$20,400)


Nicolas Rieussec Rising Hours in steel (S$17,200)


Fleurier Tonda Metrographe in steel (S$19,600)

Maurice Lacroix

Masterpiece Gravity in steel (S$17,500)


Polo FortyFive in titanium with steel gadroons (S19,200)


Radiomir 8 Days Ceramica in ceramic (S$19,900)


Classic Fusion Chronograph in ceramic (S$18,300)


Admiral’s Cup AC-One Regatta in titanium (S$18,832)

Bell & Ross

BR01-94 Bicolor in pink gold and steel (S$17,900)


Seamaster Aqua Terra Chrono GMT in red gold and steel (S$17,150)


Classic Manufacture in rose gold (S$18,790)

Ralph Lauren

Slim Classique 38mm in rose gold (S$18,700)


Tank Louis Cartier in pink gold (S$18,400)

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