When it comes to watches, especially luxury watches, customers want to get what they pay for. With the value of the dollar shrinking, many smart watch companies are making their watches bigger. Even if it is just psychological, the average person still things bigger is better.
Take, for example, the Oris Aviation Big Crown watch. The name says it all. This men’s watch features a plexi-domed sapphire crystal over a stainless steel case that measures an impressive 44mm in diameter. With a wide selection of strap and bracelet options, an automatic winding movement, and a Guilloche anti-reflective black dial, these watches are a great example of an oversized crown.
Another aptly named watch is the Concord C1 Big Date, with a case that measures 44cm in diameter. Its exacting construction houses over 40 individual parts, including a rubber coated ring that is there to protect it from scratches. These massive and striking men’s watches have a fluted screw-down crown that is crafted from rubber, steel and composite materials.
Lastly, from Jaeger LeCoultre comes the Master Compressor Extreme World Chronograph which, while it doesn’t have the word “Big” in its name, comes in at a hearty 46.3mm in diameter. This is one of those watches that looks like it is made for action; with a black rubber strap, black dial, scratch resistant sapphire crystal, and water resistance up to 100 meters.