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Oris Good Tungsten 23mm Manual winding
Oris Waterproof
R7 913
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
TW
U-Boat Classico 9006 Unworn Tungsten 45mm Automatic
U-Boat Classico
R30 990
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
RU
Rado Original R12914613 Unworn Tungsten 35mm Automatic
Rado Original Diastar
R11 621
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
RU
Very good Tungsten 45mm Manual winding
Heinkel Chrono
R45 857
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
CH
Rado Very good Tungsten 42mm Automatic
Rado Balboa 70's
R6 536
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
JP
Rado Original R12638165 Very good Tungsten 38.5mm Quartz
Rado New Original Chrono, Full set, As NEW condition
R15 386
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
CZ
Rado Diastar Very good Tungsten 42mm Automatic
Rado Diastar 70's Vintage
R5 855
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
JP
Rado Diastar Very good Tungsten 35mm Automatic
Rado Diastar
R7 489
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
JP
Rado Diastar Very good Tungsten 42mm Automatic
Rado Diastar 1 Gold Vintage70's
R6 127
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
JP
Good Tungsten 35mm Quartz
Urech Tungsten vintage
R1 407
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
DE
HE-70 Wolfram Silver Second Very good Tungsten 45mm Manual winding
Heinkel Chrono HE-70 Sonderanfertigung
R158 234
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
DE
Rado Diastar 132.0119.3 Unworn Tungsten 32mm Quartz
Rado DiaStar Elegance (Limited Edition)
R52 682
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
US
Rado Diastar Very good Tungsten 42mm Automatic
Rado Diastar 1960's A.Schild
R8 169
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
JP
Movado Fiero 0605621 Very good Tungsten 32mm Quartz
Movado Fiero
R15 417
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
US
Rado Diastar Very good Tungsten 42mm Automatic
Rado Diastar ChronoMeter 70's A.Shild
R7 489
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
JP
Rado Diastar Very good Tungsten 42mm Automatic
Rado Diastar 1960's A.shild
R7 897
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
JP
Rado Diastar Good Tungsten 42mm Automatic
Rado Diastar 1960's A.Schild
R5 855
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
JP
Invicta 1250 Very good Tungsten 45mm Quartz
Invicta - LIMITED EDITION / CHRONOGRAPH / Tungsten / White...
R2 022
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
HU
Omega Seamaster 166.078 Very good Tungsten 44mm Automatic
Omega Seamaster Giant Tungsten Automatic / Oversize 44x49 mm/...
R29 874
Free shipping
Professional dealer
4,87 (359)
PL
Rado V10K R96621709 Very good Tungsten 30mm Quartz
Rado V10K Jubile Scratch-Proof Wristwatch Diamond Dial
R47 956
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
US
Tissot Good Tungsten 40mm Quartz
Tissot Vintage Prototyp Tissonic
R65 371
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
CH
Giuliano Mazzuoli 001 Unworn Tungsten 44mm Automatic
Giuliano Mazzuoli Manómetro Camuflaje
R47 475
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
ES
Rado Diastar 1153746 Good Tungsten 36mm Automatic
Rado Diastar 1/E
R8 774
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
ES
Rado Good Tungsten 42mm Automatic
Rado Balboa 70's Gold
R7 489
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
JP
Rado Very good Tungsten 42mm Automatic
Rado Balboa great 70's gold
R6 127
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
JP
Rado Very good Tungsten 42mm Automatic
Rado Balboa 70's
R6 536
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
JP
Rado Diastar Good Tungsten 40mm Automatic
Rado Diastar 2 A.Shild
R6 127
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
JP
CR307868 Very good Tungsten 29mm Quartz
Croton EXTRA rare / 96 CRYSTALS DIAL / TUNGSTEN SCRATCHPROOF...
R2 286
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
HU
Zenith 97791 Good Tungsten 150mm Manual winding
Zenith Patent Helvetia Vie 1 Fr
R7 913
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
RO
Tissot D370661 G X Good Tungsten 30mm Quartz
Tissot vintage Two timer in good condition
R6 945
+ R791 for shipping
Professional dealer
4,78 (1 066)
FI
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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.