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U-Boat Classico 7433 Very good Tungsten 50mm Automatic United Kingdom, Swansea
U-Boat Classico 50
£2,750
Professional dealer
59
UK
Rado Diastar 658.0637.3 Good Tungsten 37mm Automatic United Kingdom, Bolton
Rado DiaStar Original
£675
Private Seller
 
UK
Hublot Big Bang Aero Bang 310.KX.1140.RX Very good Tungsten Automatic United Kingdom, Kingston Upon Hull
Hublot Big Bang Aero Bang
£11,500
Free shipping
Professional dealer
128
UK
Tungsten 48mm Automatic
Android USA Android-USA Virtuoso Tritium T-100 Tungsten...
£993
Professional dealer
338
US
Breitling Galactic Unitime WB3510U4/BD94-435X New Tungsten 44mm Automatic
Breitling Galactic Unitime WB3510U4/BD94 Tungsten Steel...
£2,498
Professional dealer
889
US
Very good Tungsten Quartz
Harris SAPPHIRE Chronograph Date Quartz Tungsten Men’s Watch...
£1,141
Professional dealer
214
US
Breitling Fair Tungsten 37mm Manual winding
Breitling Cadette - Chronograph Vintage Venus 188
£960
Professional dealer
221
IT
Chronoswiss Kairos CH7545 Unworn Tungsten 42mm Automatic
Chronoswiss Kairos Chronograph Automatic Ref. CH-7545 NOS
£2,793
Free shipping
Professional dealer
46
PT
Franck Muller Casablanca 7501 S6 MM Very good Tungsten 28mm Manual winding
Franck Muller Casablanca 29mm 7501 S6 Leather Strap
£3,308
Professional dealer
35
PL
Rado Diastar 515 Good Tungsten 35mm Automatic
Rado Diastar Cushion Automatic Day Date Swiss Men's Watch 70's
£472
Professional dealer
217
CH
Rado Diastar 636.0552.3 Good Tungsten 38.7mm Automatic
Rado Diastar
£405
Private Seller
JP
Rado 41200016 Good Tungsten 35mm Automatic
Rado Balboa V
£303
Private Seller
RU
Seiko 5606-7200 Very good Tungsten 38mm Automatic
Seiko Lordmatic 5606-7200 [RARE] Complete set all original...
£556
Private Seller
TH
0165 Unworn Tungsten Automatic
Jowissa Automatuhr Limited Edition
£199
Private Seller
 
CH
Tungsten 48mm Automatic
Android USA Android-USA Virtuoso Tritium T-100 Tungsten...
£993
Professional dealer
338
US
Technos TAM684 Very good Tungsten 38mm Quartz
Technos - TAM684 / SAPPHIRE crystal / TUNGSTEN case / Datejust...
£83
Private Seller
 
HU
Very good Tungsten Quartz
Harris SAPPHIRE Date Quartz Tungsten Steel Men’s Watch w/...
£2,053
Professional dealer
214
US
Rado Diastar Very good Tungsten 35mm Automatic
Rado Diastar 70's
£337
Private Seller
 
JP
0648-0142/2000 Unworn Tungsten Quartz
Jowissa Soletta Special Edition 996G
£515
Private Seller
 
CH
Rado Very good Tungsten Automatic
Rado BALBOA
£459
Private Seller
 
JP
CR307868 Very good Tungsten 29mm Quartz
Croton EXTRA rare / 96 CRYSTALS DIAL / TUNGSTEN SCRATCHPROOF...
£113
Private Seller
 
HU
Rado Diastar Very good Tungsten 35mm Automatic
Rado Diastar
£405
Private Seller
 
JP
Rado Very good Tungsten 35mm Automatic
Rado Balboa Great 70's
£304
Private Seller
 
JP
Rado Good Tungsten Automatic
Rado Balboa 70's
£283
Private Seller
 
JP
Invicta 1250 Very good Tungsten 45mm Quartz
Invicta - LIMITED EDITION / CHRONOGRAPH / Tungsten / White...
£100
Private Seller
 
HU
Rado Diastar 636.0008.3 Very good Tungsten 35mm Automatic
Rado Diastar 70's
£337
Private Seller
 
JP
Cartier Tank Anglaise wt100008 Cartier Tank Anglaise 18k Unworn Tungsten 22mm Quartz
Cartier Tank Anglaise
£11,259
Private Seller
 
FR
Tissot PRS 516 T100.427.36.201.00 Unworn Tungsten 45mm Automatic
Tissot PRS 516
£1,151
Private Seller
 
NL
Nivada Very good Tungsten 37mm Automatic
Nivada Branca 70's
£270
Private Seller
 
JP
Tungsten 48mm Automatic
Android USA Android-USA Virtuoso Tritium T-100 Tungsten...
£993
Professional dealer
338
US
Cartier Rotonde de Cartier WHRO0003 New Tungsten 40mm Automatic
Cartier Rotonde Automatic
£27,887
Free shipping
Professional dealer
81
AU
08.1168.G42.6.8.69.2 New Tungsten 42,00mm Automatic
Emile Chouriet Automatic Lac Leman
£1,133
Professional dealer
81
PL
Cartier Clé de Cartier WJCL0023 New Tungsten 35mm Automatic
Cartier Cle De Cartie
£24,063
Professional dealer
117
AE
Rado Diastar 636.0008.3 Good Tungsten 41mm Automatic
Rado vintage wolfram Diastar with original Rado strap
£257
Professional dealer
1730
FI
Breitling Bentley B04 GMT EB 043210/M533 New Tungsten 49mm Automatic
Breitling Mans Automatic Special Edition Wristwatch Chronograp...
£5,542
Professional dealer
1679
ES
Baume & Mercier 5120.038. Good Tungsten 29mm Quartz
Baume & Mercier Avant Garde
£610
Professional dealer
181
IT
Certina Good Tungsten 40mm Automatic
Certina DS Diamaster Rado Automatic SERVICED Cal. 25-651 Lime...
£407
Professional dealer
61
CH
U-Boat Chimera 8065 New Tungsten 46mm Automatic
U-Boat CHIMERA CHRONO 46 SKELETON TUNGSTEN NET SIDEVIEW LTD/999
£4,792
Professional dealer
20
BG
Tungsten 48mm Automatic
Android USA Android-USA Virtuoso Tungsten Tridium T-100...
£695
Professional dealer
338
US
IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar IW502303 New Tungsten 44.2mm Automatic
IWC Portugieser Perpetual Calendar 44.2 mm
£28,297
Free shipping
Professional dealer
81
AU
Omega Seamaster 166.078 Very good Tungsten 44mm Automatic
Omega Seamaster Vintage Giant Tunghsten
£1,439
Professional dealer
110
IT
Seiko Good Tungsten 35mm Quartz
Seiko Dolce Analog Mens QUARTZ Tungsten Carbide case Gold/Silv...
£96
Free shipping
Professional dealer
187
JP
Tissot D370661 G X Good Tungsten 30mm Quartz
Tissot vintage Two timer in good condition
£345
Professional dealer
1730
FI
Rado 539.0376.3 Very good Tungsten 41mm Quartz
Rado Diastar Diamaster Chronograph Digital Analog 539.0376.3...
£742
Professional dealer
41
LV

Tungsten Watches: A Truly Unique Material

Watches with tungsten cases or components are rather exotic. Thanks to its robustness, this lustrous heavy metal is a great watchmaking material. One of the most prominent tungsten watches is the Hublot Aero Bang Tungsten.


3 Reasons to Buy a Tungsten Watch

  • Unique, steel-gray color
  • Extremely robust
  • An exotic material you won't find everywhere

Rare, Refined, and Highly Durable

Tungsten is a heavy transition metal. It has the highest melting point of any known element. Only carbon can resist higher temperatures, though it then turns directly from a solid into vapor. The term "tungsten" is a combination of the Swedish words tung (heavy) and sten (stone). In addition to being extremely robust, tungsten stands out with its dark and lustrous gray color.

While tungsten has a somewhat masculine feel, there are also a few women's models, such as the Ladies' Rado DiaStar 2000 from around 20 years ago. Solid tungsten watches are available in many price ranges. For example, the Movado 89 C6 Fiero costs around 660 USD, while the Omega Constellation Globemaster demands about 5,200 USD. Top models like the Hublot Big Bang Aero Bang Tungsten sell for some 11,000 USD.


How much do tungsten watches cost?

Model Reference number Price (approx.)
Ladies' Rado DiaStar 205.0290.3 690 USD
Oris Aquis Titan with a tungsten bezel inlay 01 674 7655 7253-07 8 26 75EB 3,700 USD
Omega Globemaster 130.30.39.21.03.001 5,200 USD
Big Bang Aero Bang Tungsten 310.KX.1140.RX 11,000 USD

Prices for the Big Bang Aero Bang Tungsten

The tungsten Big Bang Aero Bang was limited to a run of 999 pieces and is no longer in production. However, it does pop up on Chrono24 from time to time. This model bears the reference number 310.KX.1140.RX. Its power comes from the Hublot HUB 44 chronograph movement, which is based on the ETA Valjoux 7750. This movement boasts a 42-hour power reserve, tungsten carbide rotor, and a Glucydur balance wheel. It sits within a 44.5-mm case that is water-resistant to 100 m (10 bar, 328 ft) and mounted on an integrated rubber strap.

The bezel is also made of tungsten. Six polished titanium screws hold it firmly to the case. Sapphire crystal protects both the front and back, offering a view of the skeletonized movement at work. Subdials at 3, 6, and 9 o'clock serve as the chronograph counters and small seconds. Prices for pre-owned timepiece sit around 11,000 USD.


Oris Aquis Titan with a Tungsten Bezel Inlay

While the Oris Aquis Titan chronograph isn't made of solid tungsten, it does feature a tungsten bezel inlay. The massive 46-mm case is water-resistant to 500 m (50 bar, 1,640 ft). Oris equips this model with the chronograph caliber Oris 674, a modified ETA Valjoux 7750. This movement has a 48-hour power reserve and powers the central hour, minute, and chronograph seconds hands. There's also a small seconds at 6, a 30-minute counter at 9, and a 12-hour counter at 12 o'clock.

The hands and hour indices on the gray dial are both coated in white SuperLuminova. Oris pairs this watch with your choice of a titanium link bracelet or a rubber strap. You can purchase a never-worn model on Chrono24 for about 3,700 USD. Pre-owned pieces are even more affordable at 2,400 USD.


How much does the Omega Constellation Globemaster cost?

Omega introduced the stainless steel Constellation Globemaster ref. 130.30.39.21.03.001 with a tungsten bezel at Baselworld 2015. One of the most special features of this timepiece is the Omega Co-Axial caliber 8900. This movement is a Master Chronometer, meaning it's passed Switzerland's Federal Institute of Metrology's (METAS) eight-part, ten-day testing process. All Master Chronometers can withstand magnetic fields of up to 15,000 Gauss without sustaining damage. Omega lists this watch as having a 60-hour power reserve and a maximum deviation of 0 to +5 seconds per day. A stainless steel observatory medallion occupies the center of the sapphire crystal case back.

This three-hand watch measures 39 mm in diameter and is water-resistant to 100 m (10 bar, 328 ft). Its stainless steel case is topped by a scratch-resistant tungsten bezel. The blue sunburst pie-pan dial bears a strong resemblance to that of the original Constellation models from 1952. This modern version comes on a stainless steel bracelet with a width of 20 mm. The final watch sells for around 5,200 USD new. Pre-owned models change hands for as little as 4,100 USD on Chrono24.


Other Uses for Tungsten in Watches

Tungsten has many uses beyond a watch's case or bezel. For example, some movements feature this heavy metal. Hublot and other watch manufacturers like using tungsten for their winding rotors, as seen in the caliber HUB 44 of the Big Bang Aero and the HUB 1242 Unico. The Big Bang Unico debuted in 2013 and costs roughly 14,500 USD new.

TAG Heuer also equips certain models with tungsten rotors. One example is the Monaco V4 with a titanium and ceramic case. Instead of a gear train, this timepiece transfers energy using a belt-driven system. When shopping on Chrono24, be prepared to spend about 49,500 USD on this complex and rare timepiece.

Some brands use the word "tungsten" to refer to a particular shade of gray despite the watches not containing any of the metal itself. Breitling describes several stainless steel models as being "tungsten-gray" in color. This includes the Breitling Avenger II Seawolf Tungsten Gray with the reference number A1733110/F563/169A . This 45-mm diving watch is water-resistant to 300 m (30 bar, 984 ft) and features a COSC-certified movement. Prices for this model range from 2,700 to 3,300 USD.