​The 8 Best Watches In The World Right Now

​From Shinola to Chanel, these are the top timepieces to have come out in 2016 so far

There are watches and then there are watches.

Here, we've selected eight of the latter, which should be on your wish list right now.

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Mondaine

Best known for being the manufacturer of Switzerland's train station clocks, Mondaine's wristwatches are the epitome of minimal northern European style. This, the Helvetica No 1 New York Blue not only fits neatly with this years blue trend, the bright interiors on the straps are also inspired by the signage on the New York subway.

Mondaine Helvetica No 1 New York Edition Blue, £251

hsjohnson.com

Shinola

A sturdy timepiece with understated style, Shinola's Runwell is manufactured in the brand's Detroit factory, features super-lumiNova printed dial details and comes housed in a gold PVD-plated stainless steel case.

Shinola The Runwell 47mm, £515

shinola.com

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Maurice Lacroix

Known for producing high quality yet affordable dress watches, Maurice Lacroix's new Eliros Moonphase is a case in point. Set on a smart Milanais strap, the watch features a clever moonphase function, which adds an upscale touch.

Maurice Lacroix Erilos Moonphase, £590

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Hamilton

When a diving watch has been commissioned by the US Navy, you know that it's probably worth your investment. When it comes in at under £1000, you know you'd be stupid not to buy one. Hamilton's Khaki Navy Frogman is not only affordable, it also comes in a neat 42mm case, is water resistant to 300 meters and features a Swiss-made automatic movement. Time to take the plunge, we reckon.

Hamilton Khaki Navy Frogman, £840

hamiltonwatch.com

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Breitling

Housed in a sizeable 50mm Breitlight (an in-house patented material which is 3.3 times lighter than titanium and 5.8 times lighter than steel) case, this super-hardwearing watch is designed for action. Anti-magnetic, thermally stable and anti-allergic, it's pretty much indestructible, though you probably won't want to test that out…

Breitling Avenger Hurricane, £6,480

breitling.com

Tag Heuer

A COSC-certified automatic chronograph, this beast of a watch has a width of 45mm, features an intimidating black skeleton dial and is fitted with a titanium and carbon flying tourbillon.

Tag Heuer Carrera Heuer 02 Tourbillon Black Phantom Limited Edition, £16,150

Tagheuer.co.uk

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Hublot

Limited to 250 pieces the Classic Fusion Berluti Scritto features a brushed gold bezel surrounding a dial and strap cut from a tobacco-hued shade of Berluti's patinated Venezia leather, inscribed with Berluti's iconic heritage calligraphy.

Hublot 18k king gold Classic Fusion Berluti Scritto, £21,000

hublot.com

Chanel

Chanel's first ever dedicated men's watch is as stylish (and expensive) as you'd imagine. A jumping hour, retrograde with three day power reserve, this is a hard working watch in a very attractive case (the open sapphire caseback reveals one of the most beautiful movements in the watch world right now).

Monsieur de Chanel, £POA

chanel.com