In the current world of watches, brands are competing against one another to be the best and to keep up with modern technology. The rise of smartwatches from traditional luxury watch brands is on the rise and complex pieces are becoming popular.

But what’s wrong with keeping things simple?

Undeniably, classic timepieces with simple dials are still as ‘in fashion’ as ever. Here are 5 of the best classic dial watches:

Zenith Captain Port Royal

Zenith aren’t a brand that often keeps things simple but this Captain Port Royal piece isn’t overly loud and will look incredible at both the office and the bar afterwards.

Key features: 40mm rose gold case, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass, brown alligator leather strap, pin and buckle clasp, automatic movement, date window, 50 metres water resistance.

Baume & Mercier Classima Executives

Baume & Mercier’s Classima collection features a variety of classic and clean timepieces and this one is a prime example of their fine work.

Key features: 39mm polished stainless steel case, anti-glare and anti-scratch sapphire crystal glass, black alligator leather strap, pin and buckle clasp, Quartz movement, date window, 30 metres water resistance.

Breitling Transocean Day Date

Breitling’s Transocean collection consists of busy chronograph dials. Usually. This Day & Date model is an exception. As the name implies, the dial tells both the day and the date. A very useful timepiece considering it’s a classic design.

Key features: 43mm stainless steel case, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass, brown leather strap, Automatic movement, day and date windows, 100 metre water resistance.

TAG Heuer Carrera Steel and Rose Gold

A watch that will always be on trend is the TAG Heuer Carrera. TAG Heuer are the go-to watch brand for a large group of gentlemen as it represents success whilst remaining tasteful and not excessive.

Key features: 39mm polished steel case, 18ct rose gold bezel, anti-reflective scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, open caseback, brown alligator strap, Automatic movement, date window, 100 metres water resistance.

Mont Blanc Timewalker

Mont Blanc is a brand of tradition and what is more traditional than a clean, white and non-complicated dial? The blue indexes give this dial some character and the brown leather strap doesn’t contrast with the dial drastically.

Key features: 42mm stainless steel case, sapphire crystal glass, brown alligator leather strap, Automatic movement, date window, 30 metres water resistance.