What Are The Best Titanium Watches To Buy And Invest In 2024?
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What Are The Best Titanium Watches To Buy And Invest In 2024?

What Are The Best Titanium Watches To Buy And Invest In 2024?


Titanium is statistically 40% lighter than steel while just as solid. Resistant to corrosion and its hypoallergenic properties, titanium is the real deal when it comes to ensuring your watch is stylish and tough. 

Titanium isn’t just one shade either. With the option of including a moody steely allure which is a tad darker to a lighter silver you may think has fallen out of the Lone Ranger’s pistol. 

We can also appreciate that due to its many pros, it is rather expensive in comparison to its steely counterpart. Therefore, we believe it’s only fair to give you a clear insight into the best titanium watches and why it’s so revered. 

Let’s get into it!


Why is Titanium So Popular?


Is It Lightweight?

It is exceptionally light when compared to other materials such as steel and even gold.

For example, it is 45% lighter than steel. Utilising this comparison, it shows that watches that use this material can be expected to have less presence on the wrist which is perfect for the everyday user. 

Don’t get us wrong, there are some steel watches out there like Rolex’s 904L steel which is exceptionally desirable. This is however due to its combination with other materials like chromium, copper and nickel, allowing it to be used in oil and gas industries, as well as chemical and pharmaceutical processes. 


Is It Durable?

So, we understand that titanium is lighter than steel. But how does it fare in terms of durability?

Well, we can expect it to be around 30% stronger than stainless steel. For it to be both lighter and stronger than steel, it showcases exactly why the material is so desired. One particular feature that is rated highly is its anti-corrosion properties. It is made in such a way that it is almost impossible for it to rust and is capable of resisting against the majority of acids. 


How Does It Fare Underwater?

It is constructed with a highly advantageous oxide film. This essentially means that the metal is capable of resisting corrosion and rust. Therefore, it is a great option for dive watches or general sport watches which we know all you horophiles love to invest in.

Some of the best dive watches we recommend featuring titanium range from The Tudor Pelagos FXD Chrono Alinghi Red Bull Edition to the Grand Seiko SBGH255. 


Is It Hypoallergenic?

Yes, it is most definitely a hypoallergenic material. 

For non-science geeks, this means the chances of you getting a rash or allergies when it combines with your sweat is entirely diminished. The key component that causes such misfortune is nickel. Nickel is found in materials like steel but is absent in its alloys. 


Is Titanium Fashionable?

It is very stylish and popular especially since it has become more accessible to the average consumer. 

It doesn’t undergo your standard methods of watchmaking. It can’t be moulded into a certain shape like steel. Instead, it needs to be drilled and machined which results in a style that isn’t associated with any other material. 

It doesn’t have the bright glows of platinum or steel. Its matte colour fares on the side of darker than lighter, allowing it to be an ideal material for more rugged sports watches, designed for the outdoorsy types. 

Don’t be afraid, Timelords. It is more than acceptable as a piece for special occasions or the fashionable events in your life. Without further ado, it’s time to get into the best titanium watches to buy and invest in 2024!


Rolex Yacht-Master 42 



The Rolex Yacht-Master 42mm Titanium is a brand spanking new addition to the Rolex portfolio. 


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Now, we know Rolex likes to go overboard when it comes to their materials. From Oystersteel to Everose Gold cases, they have been keen innovators in making their own materials, usually to a high degree of luxury, elegance and durability.  

Their RLX precious metal case is no exception. As a grade 5 alloy, it is exceptionally lightweight and given a high level of mechanical strength and corrosion resistance. While the material is typically associated with a darker, matte finish, Rolex’s variation is enhanced to allow for a satin or a polished finish on the case which is revolutionary, particularly since it is so difficult to work with.  

Given a stunning black face, it undergoes Rolex’s patented Chromalight material to boast its legibility. As a part of the great Yacht-Master legacy, the bezel is bi-directional and rotatable, referencing a 60-minute graduated bezel and a Cerachrom insert in a sandblasted, matte design. The model is kitted out on a classic Oyster bracelet. Featuring an Oysterlock safety clasp and Easylink comfort extension link, the bracelet can be altered on demand. 


Technical Features

Powered by the 3235 movement, the timepiece runs at a fantastic -2/+2 seconds per day. Of course, this is guaranteed with the Superlative Chronometer certification which combines COSC and Rolex certification. 

Offering 70 hours of power reserve, the Paraflex shock absorbers and Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring are top notch for the timepiece, not allowing knocks and scrapes to cause any impact on the movement. Its revolutionary use of the material in its polished or satin finish is exceptional. Combined with the great Yacht-Master legacy, this is one of our top Rolex watches for investment in 2024

Be aware that at 42mm, this isn’t an easy piece to slip under the cuffs. We recommend you pair this with a crisp white suit shirt…but do get those sleeves up! You can buy a Rolex Yacht-Master 42mm at retail for £11,800 at the time of writing. 


Tudor Pelagos 39mm



If we said that there was a dive model that may have altered the horological industry, would you believe us? Time to find out exactly what we mean.


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Upon its release in 2022, The Pelagos 39 was critically acclaimed more than an Andrew Lloyd Webber production due to its modern case and use of titanium. Dive watches are typically associated with size and bulky cases, due to its high levels of water resistance and durability. Take for example the Rolex Deepsea Challenger which comes in at a stonking 50mm! 

However, The Tudor Pelagos 39mm operates a little differently. Coming in at a dressier case size of 39mm, it is still capable of delivering all your diver wishes with great aplomb! Offering 200 metres of water resistance, the model is crafted out of grade 2 titanium in its case with a satin finish, relating to the versatility of the timepiece. 

Secured with the same precious metal screw down crown and unidirectional rotating bezel with a satin finished ceramic bezel insert, it is given a high contrast black face with a satin finish and accompanying sandblasted flange. Fitted with monobloc luminescent hour markers, a quick glance can catch the immense visibility of the timepiece straight away. 

Secured with the titanium bracelet alongside the Tudor classic T-Fit folding clasp, you can quickly extend it at the drop of a hat using the divers extension. This is especially handy if you find yourself diving low in the seas of Bali or off the shores of The Bahamas. 


Technical Features

The model is powered by the MT5400 movement. COSC certified, ensuring accuracy and precision, the timepiece has a very strong power reserve of 70 hours, guaranteeing a weekend’s precision, even if you are not wearing it.

The Tudor Pelagos 39mm is a hot new addition to the watchmakers portfolio. Blending highly modern sizings with the fantastic precious metal material, we reckon this is a solid piece for investment. 

The satin brushed aesthetic allows this model to be worn with smart outfits. Small enough to be worn under shirt cuffs, we recommend you keep things minimal with a grey suit, or a black cashmere jumper if you find yourself inclined to wear this for social calls or all important last minute meetings. 

You can buy a Tudor Pelagos 39mm at retail for £3,930 at the time of writing. 


IWC Ingenieur 40 



The IWC Ingenieur 40mm in titanium has returned from the dead, dolled up in the highly lusted after material. 


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The Ingenieur was originally released in 1955 but came into its own under the careful eyes of master watchmaker Gerald Genta in the 1970s. He released the Ingenieur 1832 which continued the legacy of his desire for a steel luxury sports timepiece with an integrated bracelet. 

Unveiled at Watches and Wonders 2023, IWC released this novelty with a case, bezel and H-link bracelet complete with a butterfly folding clasp and crafted out of Grade 5 precious metal material. Combining both polished and satin-finished allures on the case, it is around 45% lighter than steel and tough to machine. 

With a 40mm case size, the timepiece isn’t ostentatious while the bracelet ensures that comfort is paramount. This is attained through a middle link attachment being newly added in, allowing for a high degree of wearability. 

There are some conventional features, pertaining to the storied history of the collection. The bezel remains circular in a dressy style and fitted with five polygonal screws, as per Genta’s legendary design. 

The face is given an avant-garde style which is made up of many gentle lines that are offset to each other by 90 degrees. You wouldn’t be wrong if you related it to a chess board! They don’t aim to checkmate us with a hard to read face however. The usage of black hands and appliques, dosed with luminescence allow for a fantastic degree of legibility. 

Given a new crown design and a 100 metre water resistant case, the model can easily be altered to suit a dashing suit or a pair of swimming trunks at the pool in your private Spanish villa. 


Technical Features

The timepiece runs thanks to an IWC-manufactured 32111 movement. Given a pawl winding system, the model is capable of hitting an impressive power reserve of 72 hours. Supported with a soft-iron inner case, the timepiece is resistant to magnetic fields and follows the past purpose of the IWC Ingenieur model as a piece for the scientists. 

Its sharp aesthetic and fantastic precious metal construction allows this timepiece to be associated with a fresh breed of horological watches and can be considered as a solid investment opportunity. 

Its suave grey sheen and classic design style means this can be worn with a camel overcoat for colder days, or grey chinos and a white tee for those long summer nights. You can buy an IWC Ingenieur Automatic 40 at retail for £12,900 at the time of writing.


A. Lange & Söhne Odysseus 



The Odysseus was A.Lange & Söhne’s first ever steel sports timepiece. What if we were to say that it’s now thrown off the steely shackles for a much more comfortable precious metal material?


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The Odysseus was originally created for a combination of both luxury with a strong element of robustness and water resistance. The collection is noted for its outsized date, large day-of-week display and beautifully tapered buttons which have a highly distinctive design. 

This edition follows the same styling of the past. Crafted out of titanium case size, the watches come in at 40.5mm, a perfect size for the modern, everyday timepiece wearer. The model features a sapphire caseback, allowing for a look into the movement. 

Capable of reaching 120 metres of water resistance, it is suitable for wearing in a myriad of situations from the office to dancing into the wee hours at a wedding. We would keep it away from the briney sea however! The face is a strong identifier that you are wearing an A. Lange & Söhne Odysseus Titanium. 

One big feature is the signature outsized date. Typical Lange, it is designed in a way that boasts digits that are around three times as large as watches with similar dimensions, but legibility is nonetheless met with effortless style. The outsize date aperture can be swiftly altered day by day with a rapid-correction pusher, negating the need to touch the crown. How simple!

Given an ice-blue aesthetic that’s made of brass, the watch's face is incredibly fashionable, especially since the timepiece is complimented with a gorgeous polished bezel and sandblasted design. Given a 5 link bracelet that tapers to the wrist, comfort and style is prioritised with the timepiece. 


Technical Features

Powered by the L155.1 calibre, the self winding movement is designed for the sporty and the fashion conscious. 

Featuring an oscillating system that enhances its rate stability, the balance resides beneath a balance bridge. Manually engraved with a beautiful wave pattern as a link to the great 120 metre water resistance, the entire movement is finished with excellence and assembled twice over to ensure everything is performed exceptionally

Offering a 28,800VpH and a 50 hour power reserve, this is a cracking weekend-proof addition to any man’s portfolio. We reckon that the Glashütte based brand has knocked this out of the park and into the exec box. Utilising a modern precious metal material and conveying the classic design elements with a circular bezel and oversized date, this is a strong piece for a possible investment. 

They only deal with luxury and durability so don’t be afraid of wearing this out and about. From cocktails at a black tie event to roaming the Peak District in your tweed jacket, this is a piece that will not let you down. 

You can buy an A.Lange & Söhne Odysseus at retail when you request a price. Be aware, the model is limited to 250 pieces!


Chopard Alpine Eagle Cadence 8HF



The Alpine Eagle collection follows on from the highly regarded St. Moritz model which originated in the 1970s. 


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The Alpine Eagle collection was released in 2019 and has seen a number of updates, but this edition includes another astonishing inclusion of an 8Hz movement, as well as a delightful titanium build. 

Following on from the 2021 model, Chopard boasts another 41mm case chronometer which has captured our hearts. Chopard has broken the mould by crafting the case in this precious metal, going against the usual build of Lucent Steel and ethical gold. 

The material undergoes satin-brushed aesthetics on the case, bezel and bracelet. The bevels are purely polished, offering a very neat alternative to the satin-brushed combination. The model is capable of reaching 100 metres of water resistance due to the incorporation of a screw-down crown which is protected by crown guards. 

The face is a wonder to behold. Following a similar pattern to an Iris of an eagle. Its high contrast black colour is given a swirled, lined pattern that boasts the legibility of the Grade X1 Super-Luminescent baton indices and hands. 

The timepiece has now included a date window situated at 4.30. Tilted to suit the circular style of the bezel and to promote the instant readability of the date function. The minute track is precision-graduated, choosing to alternate both white and orange markings, matching the orange central seconds hand and counterweight. 

You may notice a rather bizarre orange squiggly arrow on the face. No we’re not referring to the Milgauss but rather its high-frequency movement that runs the timepiece. Given a sapphire caseback, the bracelet is complemented with a triple folding clasp to ensure optimum security.


Technical Features

COSC certified, the Alpine Eagle Cadence 8HF is powered by the 01.12-C movement. This means the movement is guaranteed to benefit from maximum precision and have excellent longevity, perfect for the everyday horological user! The model offers a 60 hour power reserve with an 8 Hz frequency. Accessible through the sapphire crystal caseback, the 57,600VpH timepiece is a high powered machine!

The stunning display finish and use of the metal means this is a great model for those looking for a possible investment piece. The combination of a high contrast display with a solid build means the timepiece is minimalist yet functional. Therefore, keep things simple with a black suit jacket or a black bomber jacket for those more social occasions. 

You can buy a Chopard Alpine Eagle Cadence 8HF at retail for £18,500 at the time of writing. 


Longines Spirit 



The Spirit collection has seen titanium cased models in its ranks before. 

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Introducing two variations of the Spirit in titanium in 2021, the watches came in the astonishing grade 5 titanium material. Of course, Longines don’t just use materials because they have great properties. 

The material is an ode to the world of aviation because the planes are crafted from titanium due to its lighter and more durable properties in relation to other alternatives. If we know anything about Longines, they live and die by the aviation industry, so the choice of titanium is ideal!

The latest editions are available in either 40mm or 42mm versions. The cases are satin-polished which promotes the timepiece to both a sports and a dressy timepiece level which gives it extra versatility for your collection. After all, who has the time or the finances to buy a pricey dress and sports model?

The timepieces follow the classic design on the Spirit collection, featuring an oversized fluted crown and a very visible bezel which is stepped, boasting the minute-scale flange. Like classic aviation models, the face features large Arabic numerals and diamond shaped indexes. 

The black dial boasts highly luminescent hour markers and hands. There’s no fancy lines or motifs, just a classic matt finished display pertaining to the no-frills designs of the past. Not quite Easyjet but you get the picture. The model is given a gorgeous synthetic strap with a very useful interchangeable system. 

After all, you may need to switch to a bracelet for more formal occasions or smart events. 


Technical Features

The model is powered by the L888.4 movement. As an in-house made version of the previous ETA A31.L11 movement, the timepiece is capable of running at 25,200VpH and offers a solid 72 hour power reserve. COSC certified? Absolutely, not to mention fitted with an anti-magnetic silicon balance spring. 

Equipped with 5 stars on the face, we have no doubt that this titanium timepiece with a strong Spirit heritage is one for your investment books. We think that any gent would look the part wearing this with a black suede jacket. If you want to go full pilot, wear your black aviators and get on your brown leather gloves to keep with the vintage inspired piece. 

You can buy a Longines Spirit at retail for £2,600 for the 40mm timepiece. 


TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 200 Solargraph



The TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 200 Solargraph acts as a sign of modernity to TAG Heuer’s collection. 

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Created in collaboration with Citizen, the timepiece builds on the highly innovative solar powered functionality with a TAG Heuer DNA. Since its introduction in 2004, the collection is designed for the adventure seeker who’s privy to a ramble in the sunshine!

Crafted out of grade 2 titanium, expect to find this material in the oil and gas industries due to its immense strength and ductility, allowing it to be a great material for the horological world. The TAG Heuer case is sandblasted, boasting the sportier aesthetic of the model. 

Combining a similarly sandblasted bracelet, it is built in a three link structure and has a folding clasp and comfort extension link. Reliable and comfortable, this is a hot piece for the sportsman among you. 

The sunray brushed face is black and is made up of the classic vertical line display style that’s engraved. The hour markers are teeth shaped and filled with luminescence, promoting great legibility. There are a few turquoise colours that add a jolt of colour to the timepiece. For example, take a look at the second hand and the text just over the 6 o’clock hour marker.

The date aperture based at 3 o’clock is a useful function that’s given white numbering for legibility. Offering 200 metres of water resistance which is bolstered with a screw-down crown and the titanium build, this is perfect for you water lovers. 


Technical Features

So, how can this model be solar powered?

The display is semi-translucent, allowing light to pass through and power the solar movement. Powered by either the sun or artificial light, the office or the sunshine is your best friend in this case.

The TH50-00 movement runs the hours, minutes, seconds and date aperture while the Quartz movement is the answer to the Quartz naysayers. Never needing a battery change due to its solar powered build, expect 20 hours of charging to power the stunning piece for a whopping six months!

Its titanium build and futuristic solar powered innards means this is a promising timepiece for investment. We think that a cream jumper suits the black dial or a sports jacket for those more social occasions. 

You can buy a TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 200 Solaragraph at retail for £2,700 at the time of writing. 


Grand Seiko SLGC001 - ‘Tentagraph’ 


Grand Seiko has pushed the boat of technical innovation out even further with the SLGC001!


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It represents the first ever timepiece by Grand Seiko to reach a fantastic power reserve within a 10 beat Hi-beat automatic chronograph. But first, let’s get into the nitty gritty of the fantastic physical design of the timepiece. 

The model is crafted with a titanium case which is more than capable of dealing with everyday life in all its uncertainty! Sizing up at 43.2mm, the timepiece is given a ceramic bezel in black and a highly legible tachymetric scale.

The dial is presented in a classic sports model formation, with sub dials based at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock. Featuring a date aperture at 4.30, it’s a nice addition to the models dial as it offers another dimension that’s made this one of the best new watches of 2023

The chronograph pushers are not overly pronounced on the side of the case, in keeping with the refined build of the timepiece. However, we must remember that the timepiece is 43.5mm so it may not be the best choice for a sharp suit cuff!

The fun part is down to the striking dial colour. Featuring a signature Mt Iwate blue dial pattern, the blue hue follows the inspiration of the legendary mountain landscape near the Grand Seiko Studio Shizukuishi in Iwate Prefecture. Given a textured finish, the model is truly captivating, especially since it’s all done by hand.


Technical Features

Released in 2023, the movement 9SC5 is an upgrade to the previous 9SA5. Following on from the first ever mechanical chronograph by Grand Seiko, this updated movement runs at 5Hz and features a dual impulse escapement that runs at 10 beats per second. 

Offering a 72 hour power reserve and an accuracy level of +5 to -3 seconds per day, the timepiece is accurate and stable due to the vertical clutch and MEMS technology. The combination of an imperious dial face, high functioning movement and great titanium build means this is a piece for the investors. We recommend you pair this with a navy suit trousers and a cream linen shirt for those warmer days. 

You can buy a Grand Seiko SLGC001 at retail for £12,500 at the time of writing. 


Zenith Defy Revival Shadow Black Dial



The Zenith Defy Revival Shadow Black Dial undergoes an upgrade from its predecessors. 


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Originally crafted out of steel, the models have had fourteen sided bezels and a Gay Freres ladder bracelet. Now, Zenith have updated the models to a more modern interpretation. 

Crafted with a titanium case, the timepieces have undergone a micro-blasted finish on the titanium to achieve a really smart matte design. Featuring a ladder style bracelet that’s influenced by Gay Freres for Zenith in 1969, it is similarly sandblasted like the casing. 

The dial is kept very low-key, focusing more on legibility than excess. The dial is matte black and features blocky hour indices with horizontal lines. Rhodium plated and polished, they are filled with beige Super-Luminova, just like the chunky rhodium plated hour and minute hands. 

Keep your eyes peeled for the date aperture that is situated between 4 and 5 o’clock. Given a black background, it could easily be invisible if you quickly cast your eyes over the dial. 


Technical Features

Powered by the Elite 670 movement, the Zenith Defy Revival Shadow runs at 28,800VpH and has a solid power reserve of 50 hours. Visible through the sapphire caseback, while it may not be the classic El Primero movement Zenith are famed for, we cannot sniff at the movement. 

The modernised titanium build and sharpe dial face means this is a timepiece that could be considered as a potential investment piece. We think you’d look tip top if you wore this with grey chinos or go bold with a white double breasted suit ensemble, allowing the black timepiece to shine through.

You can buy a Zenith Defy Revival Shadow at retail for £6,600 at the time of writing. 


Hublot MP-13 - Black Dial 



Hublot likes diamonds more than Shirley Bassey. Have you seen their diamond encrusted cases and dials from The Big Bang Unico, Spirit of Big Bang and Classic Fusion?


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Of course, we are not here to talk about diamonds. Apologies Rhianna. We reserved that solely for this article here!

The MP is Hublot’s creative canvas, showcasing a variety of crazy designs and innovative horological creations. And they know how to keep turning the timekeeping wheel thanks to their melange of 18k gold and rubber strap…a first in the business. 

The MP-13 Black Dial does away with the flash and glam, instead choosing to opt for a more avant-garde design. One such representation is the new MP-13 Black Dial, fresh from Watches and Wonders 2023. The case follows a very similar build to the MP-09 from 2017 adopting a bulky 44mm case size of pure titanium.

Combining both satin-brushed case surfaces and polished bevels, the case design prides itself on blending sporty with dressy. The titanium Hublot opts for is the grade 5 variant, pertaining to industries like aeronautics. Highly corrosion resistant and the strongest type of titanium there is, the material is ideal for a model as bolshie as the MP-13. 

The MP collection is known for its circular casing, but the MP-13 adopts an alternative shaping to promote increased viewing of the tourbillon. The classic six visible screws are knocked down to 5 in order to account for this increased viewing.

The dial shows a 3D double-axis tourbillon based at 6 o’clock that is entirely skeletonised. Previously seen on the MP-09, this tourbillon completes a full rotation every minute on one axis and a 30 second rotation on the other.

Meanwhile, the dial also presents the hour markers on two arcs across its face. The minutes are shown on the furthest arc while the hours are just underneath, showcased on a sapphire disc that is lifted just above the skeletonised movement. This is known as a bi-retrograde movement as the display is viewed from left to right by using the skeletonised hour hand and the large minutes hand. 


Technical Features

Powered by the Calibre Hub6200, this is the 13th MP movement created by Hublot

Running at a modest 3Hz, the movement can be viewed from both the front and the back of the model. With a hardy 96 hour power reserve, check out the power reserve beneath the hour arc on the front of the dial. And be certain this weekend-proof (and water resistant model of 30 metres) number can be taken for those overseas trips or last minute weekend getaways.

Given a black rubber strap, this titanium timepiece with all its complexity is a hot model for those investment minded gentlemen. We recommend you wear a black suit shirt with this, or for something less formal, why not try a striped grey polo shirt for those evenings lounging by the pool bar or beachside.

You can buy a Hublot MP-13 Black Dial at retail for £137,000 at the time of writing. Be aware, this timepiece is limited to only 50 pieces!


Vacheron Constantin Overseas Tourbillon Skeleton



You horophiles may already be well versed on the Vacheron Constantin Overseas Tourbillon. If not, let us enlighten you for a few moments of your time. 

Launched in 1996, The Overseas collection was released, following the design codes of the 222. Upon a highly successful release, it has prided itself on its tonneau casing with an integrated bracelet and rounded dial face. Now, it's skeletonised!


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However, this latest Overseas Tourbillon Skeleton takes things a step further by making this the first tourbillon skeleton model in the collection. Available in either pink gold and grade 5 titanium, I think you know which one we are going to be discussing today!

With a 42.5mm case diameter, the piece is vertically satin-brushed and features polished angles on the bracelet. The bracelet itself is inspired by the Vacheron Constantin Maltese Cross emblem. Titanium is used throughout the entirety of the piece, including the bracelet. This allows the timepiece to be seamless, intriguing and benefitting from a glorious openworked design. 

The hands and hour markers are exceptionally legible as they are crafted out of white gold and dosed with luminescence on the hands. Keep a keen eye out, Timelords. The periphery of the dial is blue PVD coated white gold, showcasing a highly legible minute track. 


Technical Features

Powered by the Calibre 2160 SQ, the movement runs at 18,000VpH and offers a phenomenal power reserve of 80 hours in the movement. The skeletonised nature of the movement allows for a few design elements to be incorporated. 

Featuring a compass rose on the movement from the dial side, the flanks are hand drawn and hand chamfered, enjoy a high degree of craftsmanship and technical skill. This beautiful piece of Haute Horlogerie is a huge horological turn on for investors. This is due to the association with the phenomenal Overseas collection and the highly modernised skeletonised aesthetic. We suggest a sharp powder blue suit for those days where colour is paramount. 

You can buy a Vacheron Constantin Overseas Tourbillon Skeleton at retail upon request at retail. 


Omega Aqua Terra 150m “GoodPlanet”



Omega have gone in the world's good books as environmental icons. The GoodPlanet Foundation and Omega partnered up to raise awareness about environmental issues and encourage environmental change. 


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In turn, Omega released the GoodPlanet and we absolutely adore its purpose and sublime design. Designed as a tribute for the partnership between Omega and The GoodPlanet Foundation, and with a portion of the proceeds going to the charity, the model is a great horological piece for enthusiasts.

With a 43mm case size, the model is crafted out of grade 5 titanium and crafted in a dressy circular case, the combination of brushing and polishing is second to none, allowing it to be a great everyday driver. 

The dial is created with a white lacquer aesthetic with applied blue indexes and a 24 hour GMT scale within the minute track. The model features a central blued GMT hand to allow you to properly measure two time zones. 

Featuring a small date aperture at 6 o’clock, it blends in perfectly with the dial due to its’ white background. The sharp hour markers and hands are perfect for the clean dial face. Who needs excess when purity is best!


Technical Features

The model is powered by the Calibre 8605 movement. 

As a self-winding movement with a Co-Axial escapement, the timepiece features both a GMT function and a date aperture. Running with a silicon balance spring to promote the anti-magnetism of the piece, the movement is finished beautifully on the balance bridge and oscillating mass. Take a look at the Geneva waves in Arabesque. 

Running at 3.5Hz, the timepiece offers a 60 hour power reserve which is more than adequate for the modern gentleman to parade around town or for that weekend trip.Its association with a charity, high quality titanium build and legible dial means this is a great piece for investment. We recommend stripping things back with a white jersey for colder days, or a grey tee for those warmer months. 

You can buy an Omega Aqua Terra 150m “GoodPlanet” at retail for £7,200 at the time of writing. 


Omega Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition



At Chrono Hunter, you know we have a licence to thrill…you with the best prices possible when you buy a watch or sell a watch. And one such model we couldn't leave off our hitlist is The Omega Seamaster Diver 300m 007 Edition.

Measuring 42mm in a beautiful grade 2 titanium case, it has been the total summation of work between Daniel Craig and the brand. Considering James Bond and Omega have been in cahoots since Tomorrow Never Dies in 1997 under Pierce Brosnan, it’s high time for a collaboration.


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While it may not be a grade 5 titanium case, the grade 2 titanium is known for its associations with the aircraft, spacecraft and medical sectors. The dial is a point of great horological importance as it’s designed with legibility and style in mind. 

Giving a vintage allure, the tropical brown dial and bezel are both made from aluminium. Offering a classic look, the model is given vintage Super-LumiNova which is on the diving scale while the blackened hands and indexes aren’t missed either.

Made in collaboration with James Bond actor Daniel Craig, the final piece perfectly suits the daring spy, ready to speed off F1 style in his Aston Martin or pumping lead in his foes. 

Boasting classic dot and baton indices on the face, the timepiece marries up with the Seamaster collection perfectly. 


Technical Features 

The model is powered by the Omega 8806. 

Certified as a Master Chronometer, the timepiece is approved by METAS and competently capable of reaching 15,000 gauss, proving its great anti-magnetism properties. Featuring a free-sprung balance with a silicon balance spring, this movement is given a Geneva Waves with a striking Arabesque finish which is viewable through the sapphire caseback. 

Offering a 3.5Hz frequency, the piece offers a power reserve of 55 hours. Just enough time to plunge in your infinity pool in your Monaco hideaway. Linked with the epic James Bond franchise and fitted with a great titanium case, this is a potentially solid investment piece for all budding timepiece fans. We recommend you wear a cream tux like Mr Bond if you really want to get in the suave spy’s state of mind. 

You can buy an Omega Seamaster Diver 300 007 Edition at retail for £9,300 at the time of writing. 


Blancpain Air Command Flyback Chronograph 



The Air Command collection from the 1960s has been enhanced with a fantastic upgrade. 


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The Air Command collection clearly follows its past with a number of great features,  combining a two sub-counter chronograph, flyback function, a tachymetric scale as well as a bi-directional bezel. 

The Blancpain Air Command Flyback Chronograph titanium seeks to make the collection tighter. Pushing the tachymetric scale up to the rehaut, there’s no more space which hasn’t been utilised. The crown and the pushers have also been bulked up, Lou Ferrigno style promoting increased usability. 

The face has a high degree of legibility including the classic syringe hands which are given a healthy dose of Super-Luminova. The case comes in at 42.5mm of titanium. Blending both brushing on the case sides with polished chamfering, the bezel is highly legible too. Featuring a ceramic insert, the hour markers are dosed with Super-Luminova in the same navy blue sheen as the face. 

Blancpain Air Command Flyback Chronograph uses grade 23 titanium. That's right, Timelords. Grade 23! This specific titanium offers a higher level of purity over grade 5 titanium, allowing for a higher level of damage resistance compared with other alloys. Associated with medical implants, this is rarely used, showcasing Blancpain’s incredible craftsmanship!


Technical Features

Powered by the Calibre F388B, the movement runs at an astonishing 5Hz. Offering a power reserve of 50 hours, the timepiece powers the flyback chronograph functions which allows for the measurement of elapsed time. 

A high level of titanium and fantastic blue face proves that this is a stunning piece for those like-minded investors. We recommend you wear this with a navy blue suit or doll it up with a sharp grey polo shirt. 

You can buy a Blancpain Air Command Flyback Chronograph Titanium at retail when you book an appointment. 


Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute TI-230


The Laureato is Girard-Perregaux’s luxury sports model. Released in 1975, the 70s was the period of not just the time of Ziggy Stardust but luxury sports timepieces including the iconic Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and Patek Philippe Nautilus


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The Laureato was made with an octagonal bezel, sleek lines and a hobnail engraved face, not to mention an integrated bracelet. Gerald Genta may just be a man who can influence matters beyond his design portfolio!

So, what’s so special about this Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute TI-230? As one of the oldest watchmakers globally since its inception 1791, the link with Girard-Perregaux and titanium is closer than you may originally have thought. 

William Gregor, British clergyman and mineralogist, was looking for minerals in Cornwall when he discovered titanium, the very same year as German mineralogist Martin Klaproth discovered a familiar material. Want to know the year? 1791…uncanny.

In 2021, GP released the Laureato Absolute in Ti 230 or grade 5 titanium to mark 230 years of the brand. Combining durability with weightlessness, this is a top timepiece for the modern wearer. 

At 44mm, the model features an octagonal bezel with matte sandblasted surface and polished elements. The octagonal theme continues on the crown which is similarly given an octagonal aesthetic. 

The face is made with a sloping flange to promote the legibility of the dial. It is given a gorgeous gradient blue sheen, combined with faceted silver hour markers and arrow hour and minute hands. 


Technical Features

The model is powered by the GP03300-1060 movement. 

As a self-winding mechanical movement with a clockwise movement, the timepiece runs at 28,800 and has a power reserve of 46 hours. Not weekend-proof but enough to show this off at after work drinks or important boardroom meetings.

Running the centre seconds, date, hours and minutes, this is the ultimate piece for you horological lovers. Its celebratory release means it is limited to 230 models and combined with the beautiful blue aesthetic, we cannot deny this is a great investment opportunity. As a luxury sports piece, wear this with a black suit shirt or a grey sports jacket.

You can buy a Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute TI-230 at retail for £9,300 at the time of writing. 


IWC Mark XVIII Heritage Titanium



The IWC Mark XVIII Heritage Titanium is built with excellence in mind.


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Crafted in a 40mm titanium case, the watch undergoes a sandblasted aesthetic, resulting in a grainy titanium sheen throughout. Minimalism is the order of the day, especially since everything is stripped back to its bare essentials. 

The dial is intentionally left spacious, leaving plenty of room for the large Arabic numerals and the luminous hands. The only demonstrations of excess come above 12 o’clock where the iconic Mark two dot symbol resides and at 3 o’clock where there’s a date aperture. 

Given 60 metres of water resistance, the watch is compact and tight, especially since the case is a modern 40mm. The central and minute hands are etched with blue, adding a nice pop of colour to the black background together with its luminous hour markers and hands.

The caseback showcases an engraved Royal Air Force Aircraft, linking with the aviation history of the Mark collection. An anti-sapphire glass lens allows for the dial to remain secure, even if you experience dramatic turbulence when on board. 


Technical Features

Powered by the Calibre 35111 the IWC Mark XVIII Heritage is given a 42 hour power reserve and an incredible VpH of 28,800. Although not quite weekend proof, we like the timepiece for its reliability to keep you company in your spitfire, sports car or clinking champagne flutes at a wedding reception. Given a soft iron case, the movement is protected from anti-magnetism. 

The model is sharp and simple. Take it easy and match the brown calfskin strap with a brown tweed jacket for your country strolls, or a black suit if you want to have a more formal edge. It’s Mark heritage and titanium build means this could be a solid piece for you to invest in. 

While you can no longer buy an IWC Mark XVIII Heritage at retail as it’s a past collection, it sells on the secondary market for around £4,000 at the time of writing. 


Longines Avigation BigEye Blue Dial 



The Longines Avigation BigEye Blue Dial draws inspiration from aviation models back in the 1930’s, due to their legibility and functionality. 

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At 41mm, the timepiece is crafted with a titanium case to minimise the presence of the case on your wrist. We particularly enjoy the combination of the brown leather strap, as it adds a different dimension to the steely dynamic of the piece. 

The dial is understated, but has a secret beauty that can only be admired with an adoring gaze. Featuring a grained, petroleum style dial face with sanded black hands, the sheen dissipates from light in the centre to a darker sheen on the dial periphery. 

Featuring Arabic numerals, the indices and hands are filled with Swiss Super-Luminova. After all, this is a pilot's watch and legibility is paramount. There are three black sub dials in the conventional 3, 6 and 9 o’clock positions that clearly stand out, especially since the black accent is given a delightful sun-ray aesthetic.


Technical Features

Powered by the L688 calibre, the movement is upgraded with a column wheel function, providing more power to the movement and enhancing the accuracy of the chronograph function. Running at 28,800VpH, it benefits from a solid power reserve of 66 hours. Perfect for a weekend in Europe and a swift trip home!

We recommend you wear this with a brown leather jacket to keep with the strap, or style it out with a black turtleneck if you want to keep with the moodiness of the piece. Its long standing relationship with the aviation world and homage to the early pilot watches means this is a potentially solid piece for investment. 

You can buy a Longines Avigation BigEye Blue Dial at retail for £3,650 at the time of writing.


Breitling Avenger Automatic GMT 45 Night Mission


The Breitling Avenger Automatic GMT 45 Night Mission is a snappy number based on its durability and shock resistance. I’m sure the titanium build has a hand in that!


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Featuring a lightweight titanium case, the 45mm watch is coated in DLC. What does this mean exactly? Well, it allows the titanium to be less affected by corrosion, abrasion resistance, improved hardness and even has anti-reflective properties. 

The bezel is incredibly useful as it pertains to the GMT functions of the Breitling. The bezel is rugged due to its ratched outlay, allowing maximum grip, even through thick pilot gloves. This is the same for the crown which is similarly given a special grip pattern for maximum legibility at all times. Oh yes, the crown is always screwed in to guarantee that mightily impressive 300 metre water resistance. 

Other dive watches we like with similar depth rating include The Omega Seamaster, The Rolex Submariner and The TAG Heuer Aquaracer 43mm

Back to Avenger Automatic and the dial is kept simple and legible. Featuring large Arabic numerals, they are uniquely designed to have a stencil effect that is reminiscent of the numbering used on aircraft carriers. The dial face is pitch black, allowing the lume filled numerals and hands to be instantly noticeable. 

Strapped together with a sandy coloured leather strap, this is the ultimate piece for men of war, or those that like to know that their watch won’t fail on them, regardless of the environment. 


Technical Features

The watch is powered by the Breitling 32 calibre. 

As a self-winding mechanical piece, the watch offers a 42 hour power reserve and a hardy heartbeat of 28,800VpH. Despite a lack of weekend-proof properties you can still impress the boss or future employer flexing this on your wrist. Powering the date function at 3 o’clock, this is a perfect movement for the active man.

While we personally wouldn't pair this with a tight cuffed suit shirt due to its 45mm oversized case and military theme, we think a black trench coat for those winter days or a suede camel jacket for formal outerwear events are perfect for such a timepiece. 

Its robust build and unorthodox dial design means this is a hot contender for any budding horological investor. You can buy a Breitling Avenger Automatic GMT 45 Night Mission at retail for £4,000 at the time of writing. 


Bell & Ross BR-X1 Hyperstellar



The Bell & Ross BR-X1 Hyperstellar is one watch that can be shooting up into space. 


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The BR-X1 Hyperstellar is given a classic Bell & Ross squared shape, with a healthy dose of modernism. Crafted at 45mm of grade 5 titanium and aluminium, the watch is light as a feather and cleverly uses the materials in different facets of the timepiece.

The cover, centre and surround of the case are crafted from titanium which is polished and micro-blasted, leaving a highly rugged sheen that Gerard Butler would be envious of. The bezel’s insert is crafted out of blue anodised aluminium, blending lightness and durability. 

The case is covered with a protective bumper of micro-blasted titanium and rubber, resulting in a protective shell that’s more than competent in looking after those clumsy knocks. 

The dial is highly avant-garde as it is skeletonised. Featuring a chronograph function that's powered by a skeletonised movement, the upper bridge is shaped like an “X” and is treated with black DLC carbon, ensuring its first rate durability.

“X” relates to NASA’s secret space operations, offering the reason as to why the watch is the X1. The chronograph functions features a 60-minute counter in the centre, a minute timer at 9 o’clock which replaces a hand with an aluminium disc that spins. 

For the final nod to the sporty heritage of the chronograph watches, take a close look at the flange to see a tachymetric scale in all its blued glory. The dial colours are minimal, exploring greys, blues and blacks. No problem with us!


Technical Features

Powered by the BR-CAL.313, the watch powers hours, minutes, small seconds located at 3 o'clock, a skeleton date at 6 o’clock and a chronograph 30-min timer at 9 o’clock. Running at 28,800VpH and offering a modest power reserve of 40 hours, this is a sharp timepiece for the adventurous man, or a gentleman that likes to look like a walking, talking Tony Stark. 

Combining modern skeletonisation with a classic Bell & Ross case is a recipe for horological glee. We suggest you horophiles think about potentially investing in this! It will suit a black tee due to its black alligator strap, or look sharp with this contrasted against a pair of white suede shoes. 

You can buy a Bell & Ross BR-X1 Hyperstellar at retail for £15,900 at the time of writing. 


Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin



A few words for you. Worlds. Thinnest. Automatic. Perpetual. Calendar!


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Coming in at an extraordinary 2.89mm thickness, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Ultra Thin was originally released as a prototype at SIHH in 2018 within the RD#2. Now, it’s back with a bang in a combination of two beautiful precious metals, platinum and titanium. 

Through combining two such fantastic materials, the watch has the capability of having the durability of titanium, with a healthy dose of highly stylish 950 platinum. Very much like grade 5 titanium, 950 platinum is the elite’s choice of the precious metal as it’s the highest possible grade with 95% purity. 

The case is crafted out of titanium, allowing for a lighter feel on the wrist. Furthermore, it undergoes satin-brushing to attain the rugged aesthetic. Good job there’s platinum with a polished allure on the bezel to keep this looking sharp. 

The dial does away with the traditional Grande Tapisserie aesthetic you’ll find on other models, instead opting for a blue dial which is satin-brushed and beaming with white gold hour markers and Royal Oak hands. Of course, these elements are lumed up to ensure optimal legibility. 

There are a number of blued counters on the dial, made up of a perpetual calendar with a day, date, astronomical moon, month, leap year, day and night indication, hours and minutes. The bracelet is just as refined as the case. Made out of satin-brushed titanium with centre polished 950 platinum links is all a man needs to look flash. 


Technical Features

Powered by the calibre 5133, the watch powers a perpetual calendar with day, date, astronomical moon, month, leap year and day indication. How could we forget it also tells the standard hours and minutes!

Given a 40 hour power reserve and an unconventional frequency of 19,800VpH, the 41mm watch is ultra thin and perfect for your daily endeavours. Certified as the world’s thinnest automatic perpetual calendar, Audemars Piguet has given its lauded piece a fresh lease of life with a fantastic dual precious metal design and a suave dial that could turn horological haters' hearts. Yes, we do suggest keeping your eyes on this as a future investment. 

Its classic Royal Oak design has been a staple of the luxury sports watch world since its release in the 1970s. Make sure your outfit matches the vibe so wear a grey suit for shaking hands with the CEO, or a cashmere cardigan for patting your father-in-law on the back at the family get-together. 

You can buy an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin when you plan an appointment at retail. 


Frequently Asked Questions


Are Titanium Watches Good?

Titanium watches are very good. Exceptional in fact! Highly durable due to their 40% toughness over steel, they are scratch resistant and made to last generations. The material is much more anti-magnetic too, not to mention it’s 50% lightness, allowing you to wear your desired piece with consummate ease.


What Is The Best Grade Of Titanium For Watches?

It can be assumed that the best grade of titanium for watches is grade 5. This is linked with aluminium and vanadium in order to make it tougher than grade 2 and inherently more scratch resistant. 

At least, that’s what everyone else thinks. In fact, the best is grade 23 titanium. As a medical grade variant, this is highly resistant to corrosion and is far tougher. As you can appreciate, it's much more expensive than the other versions.


Are Titanium Watches Worth Anything?

Titanium watches reside at around 20 times more value than steel. This is due to their higher quality properties including durability and lightness, which entitle the brands to release them at a higher price point. Due to its status as a precious metal alongside palladium and gold, it’s a fantastic choice for those wanting to buy a watch with added value.


Do Titanium Watches Scratch More Easily?

No, titanium watches are inherently more scratch proof than their steel counterparts. This is because while they do initially show scratches, the natural oxidation of the alloy allows for the markings to become progressively less visible. 


What Grade Titanium Does Breitling Use?

Breitling uses grade 2 titanium, but tends to upgrade it with a PVD coating. Take a look at their Aerospace EVO which is blacked out with a DLC coating over the titanium.


Is Grade 2 Or Grade 5 Titanium Better?

Grade 5 is far superior to titanium. This is because while grade 2 is widely available and used in power generation and airframe skin, grade 5 titanium is utilised in the aerospace industry due to its ability to resist 600 degrees fahrenheit of heat and its incredibly strong anti-corrosive and formable properties. 




Time is very much up on our best titanium watches to buy and invest in 2024. Durable and increasingly more affordable in the modern era, titanium is incredibly light and hypoallergenic, not to mention anti-corrosive and heat resistant. And this ticks many horological boxes for us.

While it’s associated with duller, matte like sheens, brands like Rolex with their Yacht-Master have counteracted this by allowing their RLX variant the capability of being satin-brushed. Brands like Blancpain are even using extremely high level versions of titanium which comes in at grade 23. That’s astonishing!

Titanium will always be much more expensive than steel timepieces. However, the pros vastly outweigh the price including a lightweight feel while it is far more stronger than steel. Given the exceptional properties of titanium, we can only expect great things for the material and brands using it in the future. 

The question posed now is where should you go to buy a titanium watch?

Are you looking to find the perfect titanium timepiece? Want to buy a Vacheron Constantin Overseas Tourbillon Skeleton? Chrono Hunter can help you find the watches of your deepest timekeeping desires. 

Whether purchase or sale, contact us here and let us work our magic to get you the watches and most competitive prices. Be it buying or selling, our fantastic Trustpilot testimonials is more than enough evidence as to why we are the best! Don’t look anywhere else when you buy a watch or sell a watch. Just fill in our form with the details of your model you want to buy or sell and let us provide the most seamless buying and selling experience.


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