Mechanical luxury watches represent the accumulation of many years of craftsmanship, expertise, and refinement. Designed to last decades and even centuries, they are much more labor intensive to produce than quartz watches. Moreover, a high-quality mechanical watch is also a statement accessory able to tell much about its owner. No wonder, these timepieces – both automatic and hand-winding – are so much desired by men and women all around the world. However, if you are a novice collector, to choose the right mechanical luxury watch can be tricky, especially taking into account a variety of models available. To help you make the right choice, we have compiled the following list of the best mechanical watches for men that are just perfect to start a collection or expand the existing one. 

1. Patek Philippe Calatrava 5119G 18k White Gold Watch

The Patek Philippe Calatrava is one of the most famous series of dress watches in the world, with models able to satisfy even the most demanding consumer. These timepieces are distinguished by their timeless elegance and accurate mechanical movements built by the best Swiss watchmakers. All this makes the Patek Philippe Calatrava a must-have for any collector and luxury watch lover alike.

Patek Philippe Calatrava 5119G 18k White Gold Watch

2. Rolex Submariner 14060M Stainless Steel Watch

The Rolex Submariner is another luxury watch that should be presented in any collection of mechanical timepieces. With its incredible accuracy and signature design that has remained unchanged for many years, this luxury watch is great for any occasion. Besides, it won’t cost you a fortune if you choose a classic stainless steel model with a black dial.

Rolex Submariner 14060M Stainless Steel Watch D Serial

3. TAG Heuer Carrera Twin-Time WV2115.BA0787 Stainless Steel Watch

If you are not only a collector of the best mechanical watches but also a frequent traveler, the TAG Heuer Carrera Twin-Time is one of the first models to buy. Inspired by car racing, this classic yet contemporary Swiss watch is able to tell time in two different time zones simultaneously, which makes it an indispensable tool in traveling.

TAG Heuer Carrera Twin-Time WV2115.BA0787 Stainless Steel Watch

4. Bell & Ross Vintage BR 126 Heritage Black PVD Stainless Steel Watch

Inspired by the timepieces worn by pilots in the 1940s, the Bell & Ross BR 126 Heritage is a worthy representative of mechanical luxury watches with a distinctive aviator look. Moreover, its stylish black PVD-finished stainless steel case complemented by a brown Heritage calfskin strap is sure to attract everyone’s attention to your wrist.

Bell & Ross Vintage BR 126 Heritage Black PVD Stainless Steel Chronograph Watch

5. IWC Big Pilot’s Top Gun IW501901 Ceramic Watch

With its large conical crown and simple, readable dial, the Big Pilot’s Top Gun pays homage to the original IWC Big Pilot’s model from 1940. However, its power reserve and date displays are undoubtedly features that are common to modern luxury watches. Besides, it is equipped with one of the largest IWC in-house automatic movements, which provides 7 days of power reserve.

IWC Big Pilot's Top Gun IW501901 Ceramic Watch

Any of the above mechanical watches for men can become a good choice to start a collection. Furthermore, all of them come at very attractive discount prices so that you are sure to stay within your budget.