Racing watches: 5 best luxurious racing watches ranked

Jurica Krajacic
Jurica Krajacic

Racing watches have had an enormous influence on the racing industry by offering users with distinctive features. A racing watch can do much more than merely measure time since it has the capacity to compute speed and distance. With its remarkable detailed and specialized designs, a racing watch may also be an appropriate partner for formal events and enhanced professionalism. 

The popularity of racing watches has surged in recent years, and with more watches on consumers’ wish lists, their value is forecast to exceed in the worldwide marketplace. With that considered, we present to you in this well researched guide our top five recommendations for the most luxury racing watches. Without further ado, let’s get to the core of the article. 

5. Porsche GMT – Chronotimer Monobloc Acutuator 

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Porsche GMT – Chronotimer Monobloc Actuator is aimed to enhance the whole experience of road and water racing. The racing watch has a water resistance of up to 100 meters, which is one of its most outstanding characteristics. The watch’s case consists of sapphire crystal, additionally a seven-fold anti-reflective coating, and the case back is designed with a tinted sapphire crystal. As far as the movement is concerned, the watch runs on a Valjoux 7754 and has a power reserve of up to 48 hours. To contribute to the time-tracking attributes, the GMT – Chronotimer Monobloc Actuator provides 28,800 vibrations per hour. The racing watch comes with both an integrated rubber strap and a titanium bracelet.

4. Rolex Cosmograph Daytona (116500 LN)

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The guide wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona. Rolex has deemed itself by producing various watches in different categories, in which the racing watch takes the spotlight. The large steel tachymeter on the watch’s bezel is accompanied by a 40mm easy to read contrast with its black dial and white/silver markings. Rolex Cosmograph Daytona is built with highly accurate chronograph dials for tracking time to contrast its calibre 4130 movement that corresponds to +/- 2 seconds of about 72 hours, making the watch one of the most desired and sort-out racing watches in the worldwide marketplace. The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona stands at a price of $13,150. But due to the heavy competition and longer wait times if needed directly from the Rolex manufacturer, in reality, costing around $30,000 for the latest model of the Daytona. However, keeping aside its exorbitant price, the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona is the most accurate and the real deal for racers around the globe.

3. Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch

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Considered one of the leading producers of dive watches, Omega has a remarkable history when it comes to racing watches. The Omega Speedmaster, without a doubt, takes a spot on our list for the classy and specialized features available on a racing watch. The Omega Speedmaster emphasizes automatic movement to track speed and distance, complementing its unique Omega 1861 movement. The breathable leather strap is another benefit of the watch’s sleek classy black and white look, which makes it applicable for formal occasions and racing.

The premium finish of the watch also includes Hesalite crystal, aluminum detailing, and rhodium plating. All these luxurious benefits come at a luxury cost. Thanks to the high demand for Omega Speedmaster, the watch’s price stays at a constant $5,350. This incredible piece of Swiss engineering makes people want more than just a single model for racing watches.

2. Seiko SSB031 Men’s Chronograph watch

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Seiko has always been a trusted and well-known budget brand for all types of watches. Starting off with comfort, the 40mm diameter of the watch is best suited for all wrists and provides an overall proper grip. The stainless-steel bracelet offers fantastic comfort, making the watch easy to wear. The dial of the watch comes in black color, additionally with red and white markings. The dial of the Seiko Chronograph racing watch provides outstanding readability and corresponds to the sporty look of the racing watch. The bright red second’s hand and the tachymeter around the dial never fail to provide more enhanced readability. 

The quartz-powered movement and good battery life make the racing watch most desired. Seiko chronograph watch also offers a date window between 4 o’clock and 5 o’clock. Another feature that makes the watch more popular is that it is water-resistant for 100 meters. Hardlex crystal around the watch provides maximum security to the watch from being exposed to cracks and scratches. Since Seiko always manufactures budget-friendly watches, the price of this fantastic racing watch is $185. When it comes to the pricing, Seiko SSB031 outweighs other racing watches comparatively, making the watch an overall best-buy.

1. Tag Heuer Men’s Formula 1 Chronograph watch

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Tag Heuer men’s formula 1 Chronograph watch takes the top spot as the best racing watch on our list. With an illustrious history of racing watches, Tag’s well-known brand never fails to impress the masses with its best experience. The models CAZ1014 and BA0842 come with a blue/orange design that adds a fresh and intriguing look and feel and is possibly best at tracking time accuracy. The diameter of this racing watch is 43mm, making it best suited for all kinds of wrist sizes. The tachymeter bezel is bright and precise, ultimately making it the best to read. With the added benefits, the movement of Tag Heuer men’s Formula 1 chronograph watch is powered by a quartz movement.

Some of the other premium features of the racing watch include a sapphire crystal for protection and a smoothly brushed stainless steel bracelet. One part that makes this racing watch stand out from its competitors is that it is water-resistant for up to 200 meters. What more could a racing enthusiast ask with so many unique features boosting the watch’s value? With that said, the watch stands at a retail price of $1,600, making it stand in the middle of medium and premium budget watches. The demand keeps increasing and hence making the watch the most loved racing watch in the marketplace in recent years. 

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