Five Big Watch Releases for 2018

From a well-priced Tudor to a limited edition Hublot with some surprising features, Luxe Watches choose the year’s standout luxury watches and new timepieces.


Hublot Big Bang Referee 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

For the first time in eight decades, there will be no British referee at the World Cup. Produced to celebrate the brand’s role as official timekeeper at the 2018 World Cup, The Hublot Big Bang Referee will have built-in goal line technology, show bookings and dismissals as they happen and will vibrate with the word ‘Goal’ in big letters every time the ball hits the back of the net. The Hublot watches will be perfect for football fans that can’t make it to Russia and will cost around £4,500.

Rolex GMT Master II Oystersteel and Everose Gold

Originally designed in 1955, the GMT Master was later worn by Pan American Airways pilots, so that they could keep abreast of Coordinated Universal Time, used in aviation planning. The watch series has since evolved to become one of the greatest luxury watches of all time. The Rolex GMT Master II Oystersteel combines the aesthetic of rose gold, the functionality of steel and the clarity of a black dial. The stylish piece will cost around £10,350.

Tudor Black Bay GMT

Tudor is owned by the house of Hans Wilsdorf, with their watches made in the same traditional design; classically conceived, beautiful and most of all – built to last. The Tudor Black Bay GMT features Tudor’s signature 24-hour snowflake hand. This model has a sixties-inspired design, using a deep colour palette. It’s a fantastic “starter” luxury watch, with the watch retailed at £2,790.

TAG Heuer Formula 1 Aston Martin

TAG Heuer have a long association with the motoring world, hence the creation of their latest TAG Heuer Formula 1 Aston Martin watch in collaboration with Aston Martin. There’s contrast stitching on the strap and the minute hand is in the signature lime essence colour to give the watch a sporty, modern feel. The Aston martin logo on the dial gives it wings and is retailed at £1,350.

Omega Dark Side of The Moon Apollo 8

Omega have released a new chronograph to celebrate the Apollo 8 crew seeing the dark side of the moon fifty years ago. With a fully skeletonised dial that shows the intricate movements of the Caliber 1869 movement, the watch’s inside has a sleek ceramic exterior and perforated strap. The watch retails at £7,200.