The latest watches for the (truly) discerning man

Timothy Barber
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JAPANESE company Seiko may be best known for its high-end quartz watches, but the company makes some pretty spectacular mechanical numbers too. Last year it launched its Ananta line of watches, which use Seiko’s cherished Spring Drive movements, in which the hands glide rather than tick round the dial –?they’re bewitching to look at. It’s now added this rather sleek “moon phase” (a prestigious complication tracking the lunar phases) watch to the line.

£3,600 from Jura Watches in Mayfair.

THE best of British has come together with the swishest of Swiss in this sporty chronograph, a collaboration between gents’ outfitters Hackett and leading purveyors of action-packed Swiss watches TAG?Heuer. The collaboration has also produced a smart plain watch with a dark blue face and lighter blue highlights (as with the chronograph), and a large Hackett “H” at the 12 mark.

£2,350 and £1,450 respectively, available next month from select Hackett stores.