The 10 Best Titanium Watches
This wiki has been updated 11 times since it was first published in June of 2018. Titanium is one of the lightest, most durable metals in the world, so it makes sense that watch manufacturers would want to craft their timepieces out of it. The only minor downside is that it can be a little expensive. Fortunately, the material's popularity has steadily brought prices down over the years, giving you this breadth of options we've ranked by ruggedness, accuracy, and style. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
October 25, 2019:
With the continued growth in the luxury watch sector, it was important for us to include a few higher-rend options on this list than we did in our last ranking, though that did have some nice models from Breitling and Omega. Two of those Brietling models were a bit redundant, so we sent one packing along with some lesser models by Citizen, keeping the Blue Angels version of the Citizen Promaster Skyhawk A-T for good measure.
New to the list are several fine models including the Panerai Luminor 1950 Submersible and the Omega Speedmaster Skywalker X-33, the latter of which is actually one of the most popular watches among American astronauts to date, thanks to its ability to track several time zones at once (one for mission control, one for their home time, one for the International Space Station's GMT standard, etc.) Omega actually features rather heavily on our list, with two items in the top ten and another two in our special honors section. It just so happens that they're the top brand that's doing the most with titanium at the moment, with sporty and incredible useful watches for just about every occasion.
A sleeper hit on this list is perhaps the Cartier Santos, which feels so incredibly different than the versions more commonly seen in white or yellow gold. There's something about the off-color bezel and black dial with stark numerals and hands that adds a dimension the dressier pieces lack, almost as though this one model is in on a joke about class and elegance of which the other models are the butt.
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Ultra Light Designed for use by golfers, these models feature a push-in crown that hides out of the way during your swing. The material construction is consistent from the case on into the movement, which is a manually wound, Master Chronometer-certified calibre 8928 that boasts a 72-hour power reserve and keeps the piece exceptionally lightweight. omegawatches.com
Tudor Pelagos Diving LHD This model places its crown at the nine o'clock position, making it ideal for both lefties and for anyone who wants to wear it doing extreme activities and not feel that part of the case digging into their wrist. It features cream-colored markers on a black dial with a red date display, and it can stand up to 500 meters of water pressure. tudorwatch.com
Omega Seamaster Diver 300 ETNZ This lesser-known model is a fantastic alternative to the recent Rolex Yachtmaster 42, and it features some functionality that you won't see on anything in its class, including a regatta countdown timer and a sandblasted dial with applied indexes and eye-catching red accents. Its black matte ceramic bezel adds an understated touch of sportiness. omegawatches.com