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Zenith Defy El Primero 95.9002.9004/78.R584 Unworn Titanium 44mm Automatic
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Zenith Defy El Primero 21
£8,685
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Gérald Genta ABC.Y.80.290.CN.BD Very good Titanium 45mm Automatic
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Gérald Genta Arena Chrono Quattro Retro in Titanium Serviced -...
£8,685
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Bulgari Octo 103245 Unworn Titanium 40mm Automatic United Kingdom, London
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Bulgari Tadao Ando x Octo Finissimo Limited 2021
£20,300
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UK
Corum Bubble 390.101.95/0371 VO01 New Titanium 52mm Automatic
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Corum Big Bubble Magical 52 Voodoo Matt Barnes Watch
£3,435
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HK
Chopard Mille Miglia 16/8407 Good Titanium 40mm Automatic
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Chopard Mille Miglia Rosso Corsa Red Limited Edition Only 1000...
£2,207
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Richard Mille RM 033 Unworn Titanium 45.7mm Automatic United Kingdom, London
Richard Mille RM 033 Titanium
£68,250
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UK
F.P.Journe Elegante Very good Titanium Quartz United Kingdom, London
F.P.Journe Elegante 48 Titalyt
£39,500
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UK
Linde Werdelin SpidoLite SLTBR.11.7 Titanium 44mm Automatic United Kingdom, Oxford
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Linde Werdelin Spidolite II Limited Edition 75 Pieces - Box...
£4,395
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UK
Richard Mille RM 011 RM011-03 TI Very good United Kingdom, Newcastle Upon Tyne
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Richard Mille RM011-03 TI 2017
£246,500
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UK
Seiko Astron GPS Solar Chronograph SSE025J1 New Titanium United Kingdom, Gateshead
Seiko Astron Gps Solar Chronograph
£1,750
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UK
Tudor Pelagos 25600TB Very good Titanium 41mm Automatic United Kingdom, Norwich
Tudor Pelagos 25600TB – 2020 – Full Set
£3,250
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UK
Omega Speedmaster Skywalker X-33 318.90.45.79.01.001 Good Titanium 45mm Quartz United Kingdom, London
Omega Speedmaster Skywalker X-33 Chronograph 318.90.45.79.01.0...
£3,740
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Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic PAM 00692 Very good Titanium 47mm Automatic United Kingdom, Wilmslow
Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Bmg-tech
£8,225
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UK
Zenith Defy 95.9000.670/51.M9000 Very good Titanium 41mm Automatic
Zenith Defy Classic Automatik Titan Herrenuhr 95.9000.670/51.M...
£4,146

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Richard Mille RM 016 RM 016-Ti Very good Titanium Automatic United Kingdom, London
Richard Mille RM 016 Titanium
£81,650
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UK
Breitling Cockpit B50 VB501022/BD41 Very good Titanium 46mm Quartz United Kingdom, London
Breitling Cockpit B50 Night Mission VB501022 - Box & Papers -...
£4,750
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UK
Breitling Aerospace EVO E793631E/BH16 New Titanium 43mm Quartz United Kingdom, Manchester
Breitling Aerospace Evo E793631E/BH16 Unworn Limited Edition...
£3,000
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UK
Hublot Classic Fusion Aerofusion 525.NX.0170.LR Very good Titanium 45mm Automatic United Kingdom, Hawick
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Hublot Classic Fusion Aerofusion
£6,500
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Hublot Classic Fusion 45, 42, 38, 33 mm 511.NX.050B.VR.BER16 Very good Titanium 45mm Automatic United Kingdom, HAYES
Hublot Classic Fusion Berluti Blue Limited Edition
£4,950
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UK
Panerai Luminor Power Reserve PAM00124 Very good Titanium 44mm Automatic United Kingdom, Essex
Panerai 2005 Luminor 44mm, PAM00124, Power Reserve, Titanium...
£4,995
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UK
Seiko Prospex SNR029J1 Very good Titanium 44.8mm Automatic United Kingdom, London
Seiko Prospex SNR029J1, Baton, 2021, Very Good, Case material...
£4,560
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Omega Seamaster Diver 300 M 210.90.42.20.01.001 New Titanium 42mm Automatic
Omega 2021 Seamaster Diver 300 M 007 Titanium NEW [No Time to...
£6,987
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IWC Ingenieur AMG 3227 Very good Titanium 42mm Automatic
IWC Schaffhausen Ingenieur Automatik Titan Herrenuhr Saphirgla...
£3,098

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Pierre DeRoche TNT10005ACTI0-001CRO Very good Titanium 47.5mm Automatic United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Pierre DeRoche TNT Royal Retro - AS NEW CONDITION
£10,750
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UK
Tudor Pelagos 25600TN Unworn Titanium 42mm Automatic United Kingdom, London
Tudor Pelagos 25600TN 'State of Qatar' - Box & Papers - Tudor...
£6,300
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Panerai Luminor Due PAM 00926 New Titanium 38mm Automatic United Kingdom, Manchester
Panerai Luminor Due PAM00926 38mm Unworn 2021
£5,300
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215
UK
Bremont Boeing BMI Ti-GMT Very good Titanium 43mmmm Automatic United Kingdom, London
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Bremont Boeing Model 1 - 787 Special Project
£2,990
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Tudor Pelagos 25600TN Very good Titanium 42mm Automatic United Kingdom, Whitby- North Yorkshire
Tudor Pelagos Titanium- 25600TN- Black Dial- 2020 Box & Papers
£3,199
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UK
Hublot Classic Fusion Blue 521.nx.7170.lr Very good Titanium 45mm Automatic United Kingdom, Essex
Hublot 2019 Classic Fusion Blue Chronograph, 521.NX.7170.LR,...
£6,395
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UK
Breitling Bentley Supersports E27365 Very good Titanium 49mm Automatic United Kingdom, London
Breitling Bentley Supersports E27365, Baton, 2016, Very Good,...
£4,840
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Tudor Pelagos 25500TN Good Titanium 42mm Automatic United Kingdom, Glasgow
Tudor Pelagos Titanium Automatic Diving Watch 25500TN (2013)
£2,795
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Tudor Pelagos 25610TNL Very good Titanium 42mm Automatic
Tudor Pelagos Automatik Titan Herrenuhr Ref. 25610TNL Box &...
£3,098

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Breitling Aerospace EVO E79363101B1E1 New Titanium 43mm Quartz United Kingdom, London SW3 1NX
Breitling Aerospace Evo - E79363101B1E1
£2,980
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Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph 521.NX.1171.LR Very good Titanium 45mm Automatic United Kingdom, London
Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph 521.NX.1171.LR - Box &...
£6,150
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UK
Breitling Avenger Seawolf V17319101B1X1 New Titanium 45mm Automatic United Kingdom, Manchester
Breitling Avenger V17319101B1X1 Automatic 45 Seawolf Night...
£3,400
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TAG Heuer Connected sbg8a81.bt6222 Very good Titanium 45mm Quartz United Kingdom, Bonnyrigg
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TAG Heuer Connected 2020 45mm
£1,399
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore 26480TI.OO.A027CA.01 New Titanium 42mm Automatic
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore 42mm Titanium NEW
£25,756
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Hublot Classic Fusion Racing Grey 521.NX.7071.LR Very good Titanium 45mm Automatic United Kingdom, Essex
Hublot 2017 Classic Fusion Racing Grey Chronograph, 521.NX.707...
£6,395
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UK
Breitling Avenger Blackbird V1731010.BD12.136S Fair Titanium 48mm Automatic United Kingdom, London
Breitling Avenger Blackbird V1731010.BD12.136S, Baton, 2017,...
£2,750
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Omega Seamaster Diver 300 M 210.90.42.20.01.001 Very good Titanium 42mm Automatic United Kingdom, Glasgow
Omega Seamaster James Bond No Time To Die Co-Axial Watch (2021)
£6,995
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IWC Pilot Mark IW327006 Very good Titanium 40mm Automatic
IWC Pilot Mark XVIII Heritage Automatik Datum Herrenuhr Ref....
£3,448

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Rado HyperChrome Captain Cook R32501206 Very good 45mm Automatic United Kingdom, Essex
Rado Hyperchrome Captain Cook R32501206 with Box and Papers
£1,349
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Hublot Big Bang Ferrari 401.NJ.0123.VR Very good Titanium 45mm Automatic United Kingdom, London
Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Carbon 401.NJ.0123.VR - Box & Papers -...
£12,995
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TAG Heuer Aquaracer 500M CAJ2180-2 Very good Titanium 44mm Automatic United Kingdom, Manchester
TAG Heuer Aquaracer 500m Calibre 16 CAJ2180.FT6023
£2,350
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UK
Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic PAM 00692 Unworn Titanium 47mm Automatic United Kingdom, GY6 8BG
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Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic BMG Tech
£8,250
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Omega Seamaster Diver 300 M 210.60.42.20.99.001 New Titanium 42mm Automatic United Kingdom, London
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Omega Seamaster Diver 300 M
£9,200
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Hublot Classic Fusion Aerofusion 525.NX.0170.LR Very good Titanium 45mm Automatic
Hublot Classic Fusion
£7,359
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Tudor Pelagos 25600TN Very good Titanium 42mm Automatic United Kingdom, London
Tudor Pelagos 25600TN, Baton, 2016, Very Good, Case material...
£3,040
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Panerai Luminor Submersible PAM00025 Very good Titanium 44mm Automatic United Kingdom, London
Panerai Luminor Submersible Titanium
£4,300
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Omega Seamaster 300 233.90.41.21.03.001 Very good Titanium 41mm Automatic
Omega Seamaster 300 Automatik Titan Herrenuhr Ref. 233.90.41.2...
£4,495

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Omega Seamaster Diver 300 M 210.90.42.20.01.001 New Titanium 42mm Automatic United Kingdom, Essex
Omega Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition 21090422001001 with Box...
£7,195
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Omega Speedmaster HB-SIA 321.92.44.52.01.003 Unworn Titanium 44.25mm Automatic
Omega Speedmaster Hb-sia Gmt Chronograph Co-Axial GMT
£4,997
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Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta 3 Days Chrono Flyback PAM 00526 New Titanium 47mm Automatic United Kingdom, London, SW3 1NX
Panerai Luminor Regatta Chrono Flyback Titanium PAM00526
£14,350
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Ulysse Nardin Sonata 675-00 Very good Titanium 44mm Automatic United Kingdom, London
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Ulysse Nardin Sonata Streamline
£15,453
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Perrelet Turbine (submodel) A5006/1 Very good Titanium 44mm Automatic United Kingdom, London
Perrelet Turbine
£1,900
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UK
F.P.Journe Elegante New Titanium Quartz United Kingdom, London
F.P.Journe Elegante 48mm Titalyt Grey Rubber Strap
£38,950
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U-Boat Classico 6548/1 Good Titanium 53mm Automatic United Kingdom, London
U-Boat Classico 53 Titanium IPB 6548/1, Baton, 2016, Good,...
£2,770
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Casio G-Shock MRG-G1000HG-9ADR Unworn Titanium 48mm Quartz United Kingdom, London
Casio G-Shock 20th Anniversary Hammer Tone 2020
£8,600
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Diving GMT 160.T.05 Very good Titanium 44mm Automatic
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Diving GMT Automatik Titan...
£4,320

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Tudor Pelagos 25500tn Very good Titanium 42mm Automatic United Kingdom, Essex
Tudor Pelagos 25500TN with Box and Papers
£2,995
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Tudor Pelagos 25500TN Good Titanium 42mm Automatic United Kingdom, Glasgow
Tudor Pelagos Titanium Automatic Diving Watch 25500TN (2014)
£2,850
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 26568IM.OO.A004CA.01 Very good Titanium 44mm Automatic United Kingdom, London, SW3 1NX
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Michael...
£49,671
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Hublot Classic Fusion 45, 42, 38, 33 mm 511.NX.1170.NX Unworn Titanium 45mm Automatic United Kingdom, London
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Hublot Classic Fusion 45 mm
£6,199
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Titanium Watches: Information & Advice

Titanium watches offer a lot of advantages: They're lightweight as well as corrosion and temperature-resistant. Compared to stainless steel watches, they're about 40% lighter. Read on to learn more about different titanium watch models and prices.


Advantages of Titanium Watches

  • Extremely robust and lightweight: Large watches can be worn comfortably
  • Corrosion and temperature-resistant
  • The ideal material for tool watches and sport watches
  • Typical dark gray shimmer gives timepieces a modern, high-tech look

How much do titanium watches cost?

Prices for titanium watches range from inexpensive to extremely pricey. If you want to invest over 900,000 euros, for example, you can purchase a Jules Audemars Grande Complication from Audemars Piguet. At the other end of the price spectrum are titanium watches from Boccia. These are affordable quartz watches which cost between 100 and 200 euros. You can find new titanium Skagen quartz watches at similar prices. Since they're battery powered, these watches are also extremely thin.


Detailed Price Information

Model Complications Price
Breitling Aerospace Analog and digital display, calendar, alarm, timer, second time zone display, 1/100th second chronograph, minute repeater Starting at 2,400 euros new
Breitling Avenger Automatic, chronograph, date Starting at 4,200 euros new
Breitling Super Avenger Automatic, chronograph, date Starting at 4,200 euros new

Titanium Watches from Breitling

Luxury watches made of titanium usually have a mechanical movement, meaning they aren't battery powered. Watch connoisseurs differentiate between automatic and mechanical watches. You can purchase a pre-owned automatic titanium watch from Breitling starting around 2,000 euros. The price for a new Breitling starts around 3,000 euros. Their precise quartz-powered Aerospace is a bit more affordable and features both an analog and digital display. The men's titanium watch also has a calendar, alarm, timer, and world time function. With the integrated chronograph, you can stop time to exactly 1/100th of a second. Thanks to its extensive features, the Aerospace is well suited for pilots. Pre-owned models barely cost over 1,000 euros. New Aerospace models cost around 2,400 euros.

The Avenger and the Super Avenger are two of Breitling's most popular titanium watches. The Super Avenger is an extremely large wristwatch with a diameter of 48 mm, but it remains lightweight due to the titanium. The Avenger is 5 mm smaller with a diameter of only 43 mm, but it's still quite large. An Avenger Seawolf, the diving watch in this collection, costs about 2,000 euros pre-owned. A new stainless steel model costs around 4,000 euros. This professional diving watch is waterproof to 3,000 m (300 bar). You can purchase a new Avenger chronograph for as little as 2,000 euros. New, it costs around 4,200 euros. The Super Avenger is similarly priced. Since the timepiece was replaced by the Super Avenger II, there are few new Super Avengers available.


Detailed Price Information

Model Complications Price
Porsche Design by IWC Ocean 2000 Automatic, date, rotatable bezel Starting at 4,500 euros pre-owned
Porsche Design by IWC Chronograph Date, day, automatic, chronograph Starting at 2,000 euros pre-owned
IWC Aquatimer 2000 Automatic, date, internal bezel Starting at 6,500 euros new
IWC Ingenieur Automatic, date Starting at 5,000 euros new

Titanium Watches from IWC

The IWC (International Watch Company) was one of the first watch manufacturers to produce titanium watches. The Schaffhausen-based company presented their first titanium watch in the early 1980s. At that time, Swiss manufacturers were using gold, platinum, or steel for their timepieces. A titanium wristwatch was revolutionary. The success of IWC's titanium chronograph was remarkable. Their titanium diving watch Porsche Design by IWC Ocean 2000 with reference number 3524 was also popular. Since this model is no longer produced, there are few available for purchase. If you find one, it usually costs around 4,500 euros.

There are a few other titanium watches that Porsche Design made together with IWC. Plain three-hand models are very affordable and only cost around 1,300 euros pre-owned. You can purchase a pre-owned titanium chronograph from Porsche Design for about 2,000 euros.

The Aquatimer is a typical IWC diving watch. It has an internal bezel that's controlled by an additional crown on the case. Normally, diving watches have a unidirectional bezel so you can keep an eye on your dive time. A titanium Aquatimer, waterproof to 2,000 m (200 bar), costs at least 3,000 euros pre-owned. Models with a chronograph caliber are only 100 euros more expensive. New IWC diving watches cost around 6,500 euros.

The original IWC Ingenieur is one of the most well-known wristwatches featuring protection against magnetic fields. The company presented the first model of this legendary timepiece in 1955. In the early 1970s, the Ingenieur received a facelift. Gérald Genta, perhaps the most famous watch designer of the 20th century, developed a then-revolutionary design. Inspired by a diving helmet, he made the screws and holes on the timepiece visible. Today, only the Ingenieur Chronograph Sport offers protection against magnetic fields. A pre-owned titanium men's IWC Ingenieur costs at least 3,000 euros. The chronograph models are slightly more expensive. A new titanium Ingenieur with three hands costs around 5,000 euros. If you want to purchase a new titanium men's watch with a timer, you should plan to spend around 7,000 euros.


Detailed Price Information

Model Complications Price
Hublot Classic Fusion Quartz, date Starting at 3,600 euros new
Hublot Classic Fusion Automatic Automatic, date Starting at 4,300 euros new
Hublot Big Bang Unico Titanium Automatic, chronograph with flyback function Starting at 13,000 euros new
Hublot Big Bang Unico Titanium Pavé Bracelet Automatic, chronograph with flyback function Starting at 65,000 euros new

In a Class of Their Own: Titanium Watches from Hublot

The Swiss brand Hublot is known for their distinctive designs and excellent wristwatches. The timepieces from this Nyon-based company can be identified by their extravagant materials. Hublot is a pioneer when it comes to using rubber straps. They were one of the first companies to use this material for a strap. Their metallurgy and materials department also developed the patented Magic Gold alloy, the first scratch-resistant alloy in the world. The Magic Gold gold watches are 18 karat. Normally, 18-karat timepieces are prone to scratches, as gold is much softer than other materials such as stainless steel. Since Hublot mixes ceramic with the alloy, Magic Gold is much harder and scratch resistant than normal gold alloys. The price for a new Magic Gold Big Bang starts at 22,000 euros. The Big Bang is one of the most famous Hublot models.

Hublot also offers titanium watches for sale. You can buy a new Classic Fusion with a rubber strap and quartz movement for around 3,600 euros. Paired with an automatic caliber and a crocodile leather strap, a new Classic Fusion costs around 4,300 euros. Variants with an automatic movement and a titanium bracelet cost around 5,400 euros.

You should be prepared to spend around 10,000 euros for a pre-owned titanium watch from the Big Bang collection. The prices for new watches start around 13,000 euros. Current Big Bang watches have the in-house Unico caliber with a flyback chronograph. If you want a Big Bang Unico with a titanium bracelet, you should expect to spend at least 15,000 euros. The watch's case has a diameter of 45 mm, making it more suitable for larger wrists. However, because the titanium case is so lightweight, you can still comfortably wear it. If you're a fan of diamonds, take a look at the Big Bang Unico Titanium Pavé Bracelet. Over 1,500 gemstones are on the case, bezel, and bracelet of this exquisite chronograph. This timepiece costs at least 65,000 euros.


Detailed Price Information

Model Complications Price
Boccia Titanium Style (women's) Hours and minutes, quartz movement About 90 euros
Boccia Titanium Sport (men's) Date, quartz movement About 120 euros
Boccia Titanium Sport Chronograph (men's) Date, chronograph, quartz movement About 140 euros
Boccia Titanium Outside Chronograph (men's) Date, chronograph, sapphire glass, quartz movement About 200 euros
Citizen Eco-Drive Super Titanium BM6939-57E Date, Eco-Drive quartz movement About 180 euros
Citizen Eco-Drive Super Titanium Chronograph Date, chronograph, Eco-Drive quartz movement About 300 euros
Citizen Eco-Drive Elegant Radio-Controlled Watch Date, Eco-Drive quartz movement with radio control About 450 euros
Citizen Promaster Sky Satellite Wave Chronograph Date, world time, bidirectional rotatable bezel, sapphire glass, 24-hour display, Eco-Drive quartz movement with GPS About 1,700 euros
Skagen Slimline Titanium T233XLTMN Date, quartz movement About 100 euros
Skagen Titanium Chronograph SKW6076 Date, chronograph, quartz movement About 180 euros
Skagen Jannik Chronograph SKW6154 Chronograph, quartz movement About 220 euros

Affordable Titanium Watches from Boccia

In addition to luxury titanium watches, there are also countless affordable titanium watches on the market, such as those from Boccia Titanium, Citizen, or Skagen. Boccia watches are particularly well known. The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, wears a wristwatch from Boccia. You can get your own watch to match the chancellor's for as little as 90 euros. Boccia has a rather large selection of women's watches. The German company also has titanium men's watches. Simple three-hand models with a titanium bracelet are available for 120 euros. Sports watches with a chronograph function aren't much more expensive; these quartz timepieces cost around 140 euros. The top quartz watches from this manufacturer cost around 220 euros. These are titanium men's watches with sapphire glass. Boccia also has simple titanium models with three hands and automatic calibers. Prices for these more affordable watches start at 200 euros.


Titanium Citizen Watches from Japan

The Japanese manufacturer Citizen is famous for their Eco-Drive quartz watches. These ecological watches are special because you don't have to change the battery. Most Eco-Drive models are powered via solar cells. A new titanium Eco-Drive watch costs only 180 euros. These three-hand quartz watches are rather plain and feature a date display. Pre-owned chronographs with this eco-friendly technology cost less than 100 euros. New models cost around 300 euros.

Citizen also has titanium watches that receive radio signals. This means the time is synchronized with an atomic clock, making these timepieces incredibly precise; a watch telling the incorrect time is now a thing of the past. Prices for these watches from Citizen start at 450 euros.

In regions where signals from an atomic clock can't be picked up, a wristwatch with a GPS timekeeping system is a good idea. This kind of watch receives signals from a satellite. The watches are ideal for bringing along on trips far away from civilization. Top GPS watches are the Citizen Promaster Sky Satellite Wave Chronograph. Its PVD-coated titanium case has a diameter of 47 mm. Thanks to the coating, the watch is very scratch resistant and robust. The titanium wristwatch has a perpetual calendar, a stopwatch, an alarm, and a display that tells you how much power is remaining. It also has an incredible power reserve; it can run without any problems, even without being exposed to the sun, for 540 days. With the world time function on this multifunction watch, you always know what time it is in other parts of the world. This high-tech timepiece costs almost 1,700 euros.


The Simple Elegance of Skagen's Titanium Watches

The Danish-American company Skagen Designs produces sunglasses, jewelry, and watches. Their flat quartz watches are beloved by many for their simple, Scandinavian design. Skagen Designs also has titanium watches on offer. Simple three-hand models are available for 100 euros new. Chronographs with a titanium bracelet and a sporty design only cost around 180 euros. The Skagen Jannik SKW6154 has a stopwatch and a trendy two-tone dial. Its retro look is very fashionable and appeals to a younger audience. With a plaited Milanese strap, the titanium watch costs around 220 euros.


Why are titanium watches more expensive than gem-studded watches?

Titanium isn't a rare element. It's found in the Earth's crust as an oxide, a chemical compound containing oxygen and titanium. It can be found in minerals and rocks, such as rutile and ilmenite, as well as sand. The percentage of titanium in these substances is often very low. Titanium is predominantly mined in Canada, Scandinavia, and South Africa, as ilmenite is common there. Rutile and ilmenite are found in the mineral-rich sands of Argentina, Brazil, Florida, India, and on the west coast of Australia. Titanium mining requires a lot of energy and is thus very expensive. For this reason, titanium watches and straps are more expensive than comparable stainless steel watches and straps.

Experts divide titanium into two categories: titanium alloys and pure titanium. Alloys are made of maximum 80% titanium. The other 20% is comprised of materials such as zinc, aluminum, or chromium. Pure titanium is when the material is 99% titanium.

In the early 1980s, titanium was still posing problems for the watch industry. The manufacturers had to let the material cool down after every step, and it was difficult to work with. Polishing titanium is also more difficult than stainless steel. These factors likewise contribute to titanium watches being more expensive.