Looking to buy a watch this Christmas and take advantage of a Black Friday sale discount? There are more available than you think. We have found some pretty incredible deals on watches from Omega, Breitling, Seiko, Longines, Hamilton and many more.
This may be the world of luxury watches, where discounting can be a dirty word, but if there are great deals going on luxury watches we feel that you deserve to hear about them. We have rounded up a selection that we think are the best watch deals on the internet for Black Friday 2019: the coolest, most desirable and most heavily discounted models from top tier Swiss watchmakers.
Baume & Mercier’s effort to enter the crowded sports watch market, the Clifton Club is often overlooked in favour of more established names. But with a price drop that brings it down to less than £1,200, it may be worth a second look: 100m water resistance, simple, straightforward dial design and the knowledge you’ve got something a bit different from the next guy.
Was £1,900 now £1,190: Shop now
Bell & Ross has put its smaller, 42mm case size at the centre of its efforts for some time now and really branched out from its monochrome, aviation-inspired origins. With a sandwich dial construction and “Desert Type” beige colour scheme, this combines military utility with 21st century style.
Was £2,900, now £2,000: Shop now
The BR 126 is everything Bell & Ross started out not being: round, vintage-inspired, and with no direct connection to the cockpit of a plane. But over time it has developed into a credible chronograph range in its own right. Jura Watches has 20 per cent off this black and beige model, with PVD-coated, bead-blasted 41mm stainless steel case and 100m water resistance.
Was £2,950 now £2,359: Shop now
We always felt a little sorry for the Chronoliner. Released just before the new boss took over, it felt like it never had a chance to develop a place in the brand’s range before being dropped. The chunky bezel is a QP favourite, and adds a 24-hour function to the tried-and-tested aviation chronograph idea.
Was £5,880, now £4,700: Shop now
The Transocean Unitime has recently left Breitling’s range, as CEO Georges Kern set about overhauling the brand. But to our eye it is one of the best of the old guard: it combines worldtime and chronograph functions clearly enough, marrying the whole lot together with a “golden age of travel” aesthetic. Cased in steel, it measures 46mm across and uses Breitling’s in-house chronograph movement.
Was £8,430 now £6,430: Shop now
The Transocean 1915 is another recently discontinued model that is by no means out of fashion – with looks that hark back to Breitling’s very first chronograph, it still hits that retro look that everyone is aiming for. Only 1,915 pieces were produced. It’s a hand-wound 43mm monopusher chronograph with an in-house movement and a 70-hour power reserve. Good luck finding many chronographs to match that for under £6,000.
Was £7,190, now £5,750: Shop now
The Solo is arguably the pure Bremont experience: patented trip-tick case, simple, legible dial design – that’s recognisably ‘Bremont’ at a distance – and no extraneous fuss. Shopping at Beaverbrooks over Black Friday, you can get it at almost a third off retail price.
Was £2,995, now £2,035: Shop now
It’s big and bold but this Bulova limited edition chronograph is a cult classic, even if it does run on a quartz movement (even then, it’s a high-frequency movement made by Bulova themselves). The 46mm outsized case and bright, 1970s dial design make it a perfect choice for holidays in the sun.
Was £549, now £499: Shop now
Loved for its bold colours, retro case shape and quirky spelling of “Europ”, Hamilton’s 1970s sports watch is reduced by 10 per cent at Jura Watches in its green dial iteration with perforated racing leather strap – or the ‘original’ reissue, in red and blue, is further reduced to just £786.25.
Was £925 now £832: Shop now
Hamilton’s Khaki Field watch is one of its all-time classic designs, based on a model originally supplied to the US military in the late 1940s. Hence the 24-hour scale inside the regular hours, for reference to military time. This version comes with a black PVD-coated titanium case.
Was £815 now £692.75: Shop now
Goldsmiths isn’t just discounting its new watches; there are also some deals to be had in its pre-owned section as well. To be fair, there are always deals to be had in the pre-owned market, but this rose gold Grand Reverso Duoface looks to be in very good shape and would make an ideal black tie option.
Was £11,995 now £8,995: Shop now
Another QP favourite – it made our list of the best chronographs under £10,000 – the Avigation Bigeye (hopefully you can see where the name comes from) is everything we want from Longines: great vintage looks, normal sizing (41mm) and a reasonable price. Now, even more reasonable.
Was £2,190 now £1,861.50: Shop now
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, probably until we depart this mortal world: the Heritage collection is the beginning, middle and end of desirable modern-day Longines, and this pilot’s piece is no exception. Thanks to Black Friday, it sneaks under four figures, which isn’t half bad for a proper Swiss name with genuine history. The date window is a shame, of course, but you can’t have everything.
Was £1,390 now £943: Shop now
Reduced by almost half price, this has to be one of the best Black Friday watch deals we’ve seen. Montblanc’s 1858 collection is the one that has really started to win watch purists over in the last six years or so, and this simple time-only piece does very little wrong in our eyes. It’s 44mm, so could be a tad smaller, but with the svelte Milanese bracelet and simple case shape doesn’t wear too large at all.
Was £2,820, now £1,500: Shop now
Annual Calendars are far from common, and this model from Omega has always been something of an outlier next to the Seamasters and Speedmasters. But the Globemaster has a character of its own, with a pie-pan dial and cursive lettering plus those blue hands. It was the first model to house Omega’s Master Chronometer movements, too.
Was £6,460, now £5,200: Shop now
This Seamaster was one of five released for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games last year by Omega. It is a limited edition and to us at QP, one of the sleeper hits from Omega that just didn’t resonate very much at the time. Whether it’s because the winter games don’t mean as much to us in the UK or just a lack of marketing behind it, the fact you can now get this limited edition with nearly 25 per cent off is seriously appealing.
Was £4,140, now £3,140: Shop now
As above – while Fraser Hart has the eye-catching red model from the 2018 Olympic Seamaster collection, Beaverbrooks has the more everyday (and probably more appealing, away from Instagram and in the real world) black version for comfortably under £3,000. Look at those syringe hands, and that sector-style minute track. This is almost ‘future collectible’ territory.
Was £4,000, now £2,720: Shop now
If you’re looking for a deal on a Seamaster Planet Ocean, or Planet Ocean Deep Black, there are plenty out there. Omega’s most modern and highly capable diver – 600m water resistance, ceramic case, master chronometer movement – is heavily reduced, both in this out-there blue and orange spec and in more subdued colour schemes.
Was £8,610 now £5,780: Shop now
The Seamaster 300 automatic was re-worked in 2014, with this bi-metal version following later. It, like others on this list, still looks as fresh and sharp as it did new. It measures 41mm across, has a ceramic bezel and a master co-axial movement. This model comes on a leather strap but Fraser Hart also has versions on steel bracelets similarly discounted.
Was £5,680, now £4,500: Shop now
This ladies De Ville comes with a solid rose gold bracelet in a glorious beaded construction, has a mother-of-pearl dial and diamond hour markers as well as a diamond-set bezel. It has a quartz movement and measures 27mm across. Oh, and it’s reduced by more than £8,000.
Was £17,420, now £11,407: Shop now
The Aquis Date in its ladies incarnation loses none of its hard-wearing credibility (300m water resistance; locking clasp; sapphire crystal and dive bezel) but just softens the look ever so slightly with a set of diamond hour markers, which contrast nicely with the rich blue sunburst dial.
Was £1,570 now £1,079: Shop now
Oris’s Big Crown Pro Pilot is as functional and practical a watch as you can find at this price: 44mm wide, it has 100m water resistance, a 48-hour power reserve and a telemeter scale on the inner bezel. The brown leather strap with contrast white stitching adds warmth to the grey tones of the anthracite dial.
Was £2,300 now £1,572: Shop now
Oris, you may or may not be aware, is the official watch partner of the Williams F1 team, and produced this modern chronograph a couple of years ago as a result. The subtle W on the 6 o’clock subdial and the blue and white hands are the only visible nods to the partnership; the 44mm watch has a tachymeter scale around the bezel and runs on a Sellita movement.
Was £2,190, now £1,500: Shop now
It’s very rare you’ll see the words “Patek Philippe” and “sale” in the same vicinity, but this pre-owned Twenty-4 is the subject of a huge discount – more than £8,000. It’s cased in white gold and uses a quartz movement, with a grey dial and diamond-set bezel and hour markers. Box and papers are included.
Was £27,200 now £19,000: Shop now
Rado’s unisex, ceramic 39mm True Thinline series is one of the most wearable watches on the market, and even though the sparkly black dial won’t be to everyone’s tastes, you’ve got a sleek, scratchproof dress watch here that has so much more personality than most watches at this price.
Was £1,585, now £1,100: Shop now
Another statement piece from Rado: the Bethan Gray edition was produced as part of Rado’s partnership with leading product designers from around the world (Gray also judged last year’s Rado Star Prize). We loved this when it came out, and seeing it at a sale price for Black Friday makes us slightly jealous of those who’ll be buying it.
Was £1,560 now £1,071: Shop now
Maybe you need something to transport your new purchase in; maybe you’re shopping for a gift for a watch obsessive – either way, this blue leather watch roll from Rapport is a safe bet. Holds up to three watches.
Was £195, now £155: Shop now
There are several Raymond Weil Black Friday discounts out there, if you shop around at the likes of Fraser Hart, Ernest Jones and Beaverbrooks, but the one we’d go for is this sporty Freelancer chronograph with yellow accents and a tachymeter bezel.
Was £2,495 now £1,695: Shop now
Jura Watches has deals on several Seiko models, including this smart Presage (down from £699 to £499) and the ever-popular Prospex Tunacan in black and gold. But our Black Friday pick is the Samurai, with a two-tone grey bezel, 200m water resistance and unbeatable luminous performance for the money.
Was £399 now £319: Shop now
The Tissot Heritage Visodate is one of those watches we’ve recommended time and time again as a perfect daily wearer: it’s neither too big nor too small at 39mm, has the day and date displayed in a way that’s considered, plus a cool classic logo from Tissot and some sharp hands. Never expensive, it is now even more affordable; hard to fault as a ‘way in’ to Swiss watchmaking.
Was £495 now £420.76: Shop now
Surprised to see a limited edition piece that was only released in 2019 already being discounted for Black Friday? Same here. The 1973 Chronograph was produced to mark Tissot’s relationship with historic racing team Kessel Racing; it has a wonderful 1970s case with brushed detailing and a panda-dial chronograph layout, powered by an automatic ETA movement.
Was £1,760 now £1,496: Shop now
It may be quartz-powered but the Victorinox Inox speaks to watch nerds on another level: it’s about the sheer toughness of its construction. This titanium model comes with a strap made from paracord, is water-resistant to 200m and has a dive bezel, and like all Inox watches, is capable of withstanding 130 “torture tests” including a ten-storey drop and being run over by a tank.
Was £649 now £551.65: Shop now
This is one of the biggest and most attractive Black Friday discounts we’ve seen: the El Primero needs no introduction as one of watchmaking’s all-time great movements, and the 36,000vph 42mm is a mid-century-inspired design that does it proud. That you can get hold of one of these with a 25 per cent reduction is almost crazy.
Was £5,100, now £3,800: Shop now
Zenith’s strategy has moved rapidly in recent years, leaving classic, slim, round watches like this Elite standing out in the cold. But we’re of the opinion there’s always a place for a 40mm watch with such panache (the hour markers; the small-seconds at 9; the silvered, shimmering dial, not to mention the lack of date window).
Was £4,100 now £3,000: Shop now
Another piece of fine, minimalist watchmaking from Zenith. These 40mm Ultra-Thin Elites look exceptional with a smart shirt and suit, and when you can buy the rose gold version for not much more than steel would have cost when new, it’s a no-brainer.
Was £9,700 now £6,545: Shop now
Zenith’s Tipo CP-2 chronograph was one of the big collector hits of 2016 and to find it so heavily marked down just three years later is nothing short of remarkable. There’s a great feel to the bi-directional bezel on these, and it wears a bit smaller than its 43mm diameter would suggest. And of course, it’s powered by the ubiquitous El Primero.
Was £6,400 now £4,080: Shop now