The 25 Best Titanium Watches at European Watch Company

The art of watchmaking has existed for hundreds of years now and for most of this time, cases were made from either steel or gold. More recently, brands have begun to modernize their designs is with more contemporary materials, like ceramic, “bioceramic”, bronze, and titanium. Prized for its coloring, strength, and light weight, titanium has emerged as a fan favorite among modern materials adopted by the watch industry. Let’s take a closer look at 25 of our favorite titanium watches that have come through the shop. 

MB&F Horological Machine No. 10 Bulldog

MB&F Horological Machine No. 10 "Bulldog" Titanium

There are discrete watches and then there’s the MB&F Horological Machine No. 10 Bulldog. Fashioned from titanium, this unique design demonstrates MB&F’s overarching philosophy of making case and movement architecture a focal point of their watches. Whereas many independents opt for traditional layouts, MB&F challenges conventional perspectives on what a watch should look like and pushes the limits of modern engineering and watchmaking. The bulldog has some serious wrist presence, but thanks to its titanium case, the watch still wears quite comfortably even in spite of its substantial size. This is one of the biggest advantages of a titanium case; regardless of the size, the piece will still wear lighter and more delicately on the wrist. 

Richard Mille RM63-02 Worldtimer

While Richard Mille is most closely associated with tonneau shaped watches, the brand has also produced a number of round models, including the RM 63-02 Worldtimer seen here. This piece serves as a reminder that in addition to progressive designs, movement engineering, and materials, Richard Mille also knows their way around classic complications. In true Richard Mille fashion, the RM 63-02 pairs a traditional complication with an advanced design and aesthetic making for a thoroughly modern luxury watch that stands out from nearly everything else on the market. Pieces like this are perfect examples of why RM is so popular today.

Richard Mille RM67-01 Ti Extra Flat

A personal favorite, the RM67-01 in titanium is one of Richard Mille’s most comfortable and versatile watches. Extremely thin and lightweight, the RM 67-01 wears far more comfortably than almost any other model from the brand. With a svelte profile and no complication beyond a date, the RM67-01 offers the signature aesthetic of a Richard Mille without any of the bulk. Some love the feeling of a thick RM, but for the customer that appreciates the look but wishes to preserve comfort and visual elegance, the RM67-01 in titanium is the only option. 

C by Romain Gauthier Titanium Edition


Based in the Vallee De Joux in Switzerland, Romain Gauthier is a prominent modern independent watchmaker known for unique design language and an extreme emphasis on hand-finishing. Gauthier watches feature a subtle blend of traditional watchmaking techniques mixed with modern materials (a common thread you may notice in the titanium watch highlights). The C by Romain Gauthier is one of the more notable pieces conceived by the brand. Featuring a full titanium case and titanium bracelet, the C also sports an explorer dial with a subsidiary seconds display and bright blue accents that pop on the gray dial. While the dial is tasteful and subtle, the in-house manual wind movement showcases Gauthier’s signature balance wheel, a circular spoked ratchet wheel, and gears with beveled and polished angles. For a truly exotic independent creation from a rising star in the space, this is a fantastic offering. 

De Bethune DB25 Starry Varius

Another modern classic from an up-an-coming independent, the De Bethune DB25 Starry Varius combines a traditional dial layout with hyper-modernist case design. The Starry Varius offers a customized star-studded deep blue dial with inlaid white gold pins representing stars. If you are looking for a contemporary take on a dress watch, the Starry Varius would be an excellent option. It has the look of a classic dress piece just with a bit more visual interest and a number of unique details that help elevate the design from the ordinary to something truly special. 

F.P. Journe Centigraphe CTS2 LineSport

F.P. Journe’s LineSport collection showcases a very different dimension of the brand. Far sportier than the rest of the brand’s catalog, the LineSport Centigraphe CTS2 is executed in titanium with a three link bracelet in place of a strap. Featuring eye-catching, skeletonized subdials, behind the casual look of the watch lies the same high horology that powers Journe’s more buttoned-up pieces. Additionally, the Centigraphe is actually one of the most impressive chronographs on the market, capable of timing events down to 1/100th of a second. These LineSport pieces lives up to Journe’s high-end craftsmanship and definitely deserve more attention from Journe collectors!

F.P. Journe Elegante

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When collectors learn that F.P. Journe makes a quartz watch, they tend to have the same reaction— why? Bewilderment aside, as one would expect, Journe’s quartz watch is not just any quartz watch. Originally introduced as a solution for the wives of Journe’s clients, the Elegante features an advanced quartz mechanism that goes to sleep after roughly 30 minutes of inactivity. The piece remembers what time it “went to bed” and upon moving once more, the hands of the watch reset to the current time. This prolongs the battery life significantly and makes for an exciting spectacle when the watch resets itself each morning. Journe was clearly proud of his creation and when the model was released, it was one of the first quartz watches to feature an see-through exhibition sapphire crystal caseback. Executed in titanium, it makes for a fantastic everyday companion for any man or woman. 

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep 6000M Ref.

Shifting from the niche to the mainstream, next up is the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep 6000M. Titanium is an optimal choice for a sports piece due to its light weight, high corrosion resistance, extreme temperature tolerance, and resilience. When choosing a material for a true tool watch, you typically want something solid, reliable, and over-constructed. This is the case with titanium. You gain the strength and dependability of many other metals but with the lightweight agility of titanium. The Planet Ocean Ultra Deep 6000M is one of the most serious dive watches on the planet with a 6000 meter depth rating, highly legible dial with bright indices and lume, and a chunky diving bezel. The Ultra Deep was designed to withstand the most extreme conditions on Earth and there is no better material for this kind of work than titanium.

Omega Seamaster PloProf 1200M Ref.

Omega Ploprof 1200M

The Ploprof was one of Omega’s first dive watches and played an instrumental role in the brand’s development of the new category. Designed with hard-core professional divers in mind, the original Ploprof had a 2000 foot depth rating and helped start a race between Omega and Rolex pushing for ever deeper depth ratings in the race to build the ultimate dive watch. In recent times, Omega has honored the legendary model with a number of modern recreations. The Seamaster PloProf 1200M ref. seen here preserves the look of the early Ploprof models but substitutes titanium for the original stainless steel case and bracelet. It’s exciting to see brands honor their history while also pushing the envelope with progressive materials. If the Planet Ocean Ultra Deep isn’t substantial enough for you, this is the next logical choice. You will die long before your Ploprof will!

A. Lange & Sohne Odysseus Titanium Ref. 363.117

When Lange debuted the Odysseus back in 2019, not all collectors were thrilled. The brand was known for traditional German dress watches and the introduction of a steel sports watch seemed slightly incongruous. Over time however, the Odysseus has become one of the most popular models in the Lange catalog. After the model line really took off, the brand presented a second variant in white gold in 2020, followed by a titanium version in 2022. Titanium is quite difficult to finish and Lange has done a masterful job hand-finishing the case and bracelet to a brilliant shine on countless complex corners. The Odysseus in titanium is a master class in hand finishing, and for this reason alone, it deserves a spot in your watch roll. 

Slim d’Hermes Squelette Lune Ref. CA6.041

Hermès Slim d'Hermès Squelette Lune

While Hermes is not typically known for its watches, the fashion house has made a number of striking, high-quality pieces over the last few years. The Slim d’Hermes Squelette Lune features a skeletonized dial and titanium case construction. To complement the moonphase complication, the watch features blued hands and bright blue stitching on the navy leather strap. This color scheme works brilliantly with the grayish tone of the titanium case which, at 39.5mm, is quite well sized. For a modernist dress piece, the Squelette Lune CA6.041 provides a great alternative to the more mainstream options mentioned previously. 

Rolex Sea Dweller Deepsea Challenge Ref. 126067

Rolex is one of the most traditional watchmakers out there and the brand has made very few pieces from titanium over the years. Released in 2022, the ref. 126067 Sea Dweller Deepsea Challenge is one of the most impressive titanium pieces ever made, period. The Challenge is another hardcore dive watch crafted from titanium, this one affording a mind-blowing 11,000 meters of water resistance. Make no mistake, this is a large watch, clocking in at 50mm in diameter and 23mm thick, but its all in service to the extreme design brief that Rolex was going for. Case in point, to achieve the depth rating, Rolex had to use a crystal that is 9.5mm thick. That’s a crystal that’s has the thickness of a typical watch!

Rolex Yacht Master Ref. 226627

In the last few years, Rolex has released some unusually adventurous designs with models ranging from the puzzle dial Day Date to the candy-colored line of Oyster Perpetuals. One of the more discrete additions to the collections was the ref. 226627 Yacht Master which featured a titanium case construction and matte black ceramic bezel. Very few of the super stealthy sports piece have hit the market in the past year but we think it’s going to be a collector favorite for years to come. The question now is whether the Crown will choose to add more titanium to its collections (perhaps in the Submariner line?….). 

Laurent Ferrier Sport Auto Ref. LCF040.T1.C1GC5

Inspired by Laurent Ferrier’s illustrious racing career (yes, in addition to a successful career with Patek Philippe and his own eponymous watch brand, Ferrier was also a top tier racer), the Sport Auto in titanium is one of the brand’s most distinctive designs. Featuring a cushion-style case and comfortable three-link bracelet, the highlights of this watch are the beautiful blue fume dial and the clean Swiss movement. Laurent Ferrier as a brand is perhaps best explained as intense simplicity. Everything on the timepiece is clean, crisp, and perfectly hand finished and executed, yet not over the top or ostentatious. Ferrier is stealth wealth personified in a wrist watch. 

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak “Americas” Perpetual Calendar Ref. 26574TI.OO.1220TI.01

There are limited editions that are loud and in your face, and then there is the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak “Americas” Perpetual Calendar in titanium. On the surface, you’d never guess this was an exclusive piece made for the US market in titanium in extremely limited numbers. You’d likely just assume this was a classic blue-dialed Quantieme Perpetuel from AP (which is nothing to scoff at on its own). Regardless, this rare piece features a titanium case and beautiful blue tapisserie dial. For a discreet limited piece from a premier manufacturer of ultra-thin perpetual calendars, this is an excellent option. 

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon GMT Ref. 26589IO.OO.D002CA.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon GMT 26589IO.OO.D002CA.01

A more recent addition to the Royal Oak family, the Concept series adapts the Royal Oak design to an even more modern aesthetic. These large, eye-catching watches are loved and hated in equal measures for their polarizing presence and progressive designs. The Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon GMT ref. 26589IO.OO.D002CA.01 pairs a GMT complication with a flying tourbillon, all packaged within a sandblasted titanium case topped with a black ceramic bezel. With its semi-open-worked dial, this piece represents a unique modernization of AP’s classic design and serves as a canvas for the brand to experiment on. 

Bvlgari Octo Finissimo 10th Anniversary Sketch Dial Limited Edition Ref. 103672-23

While it never attracted the attention of the Royal Oak or Nautilus, Bulgari’s Octo Finissimo remains one of the best value integrated bracelet sports watches on the market. The collection has won the brand a number of awards for ultra-thin watchmaking and has set records for multiple ultra-thin calibers. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the model, Bulgari created the limited edition piece seen here as a celebration of the brilliant design. In place of standard numerals and dial markings, the brand has transposed the original sketches of the watch’s designer, Fabrizio Buonamassa Stigliani, onto the piece itself, paying homage to the model line’s history in an incredibly unique way. If you’re a fan of the Octo Finissimo, or merely admire the design process, this watch is a must have. 

Urwerk UR-100V Ultraviolet

If there’s a material that matches the hyper-modernist spirit of Urwerk, it has to be titanium. True to Zeitwerk form, the titanium case of the UR-100V Ultraviolet has been PVD coated in a striking shade of violet. In the world of high-end watches, bright colors are extremely rare and the way that this piece playfully incorporates some added character to a horologically sophisticated watch is incredibly refreshing. 

Panerai Submersible PAM00615

The PAM00615 is an excellent option if you are looking for a dive-spec’d flyback chronograph. Flyback chronos are nearly impossible to find in the sub-$30k price bracket, making this watch an incredible value at just over $17k from new. The titanium piece features a 3-day reserve at full wind and measures a hefty 47mm on the wrist. With these specs, a nice rubber strap and black dial, it makes for an excellent everyday piece whether or not you ever plan to get it wet. 

H. Moser & Cie Pioneer Center Seconds Funky Blue LE Ref. 3200-0500

H. Moser & Cie’s Pioneer Center Seconds takes a titanium diver and adds a number of exciting details that distinguish this piece from almost every other diver on the market. First, calling upon Moser’s mastery of dials, this 100 piece limited edition features a blue fume dial, a finish more commonly paired with a dressy case. The lugs feature scalloping on their sides, another unique feature you don’t typically find on most watches. At a time when most sports pieces are more utilitarian in design, this refined piece stands out as an elevated sports offering. 

Tudor Pelagos Ref. 25600TB

In a world full of luxury dive watches, the Tudor Pelagos presents a fantastic value. The model features many of the ingredients found in more expensive divers, but at a much more attractive price point. The titanium reference 25600TB seen here is 42mm in diameter, features a blue ceramic rotating bezel, and an in-house automatic winding calibre. As the brand historically known as Rolex’s little brother, the Tudor Pelagos is one of the best budget alternatives to the pricier Submariner.

IWC Pilot’s Chronograph “Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team” Ref. IW388108

This IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Ref. IW388108-57687 will definitely be a favorite among automotive enthusiasts. A celebration of IWC’s relationship with the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One team, this edition of the IWC Pilot’s Chrono features a number of distinctive details. Splashes of AMG green are incorporated throughout the design, on the hour markers, hands, and automatic movement. The piece was the first official team watch IWC produced for the successful partnership.

Vacheron Constantin Overseas EVEREST Dual Time Ref. 7910V/000T-B922

While the majority of the Vacheron Constantin collection is made up of elegant dress watches, the Overseas line of capable sports models serves to round out the brand’s offerings. One of the most interesting variants of the Overseas ever produced is the Everest Dual Time ref. 7910V/00T-B922. This watch is modeled on a prototype Overseas that Vacheron made for famous photographer and alpinist Cory Richards back in 2019. The prototype accompanied Richards and his climbing partner on a grueling expedition to Everest that saw the duo attempt the climb via the extremely treacherous North-East Ridge. The production watch seen here features a beautiful blue textured dial, titanium Maltese cross bezel, and an orange GMT hand. The special edition was limited to just 150 pieces and was released alongside an matching Everest chronograph. 

Girard-Perregaux Neo Bridges Automatic Ref. 84000-21-001-BB6A

Designed to celebrate the intersection of traditional movement construction and modern design, Girard-Perregaux’s Neo Bridges Automatic leans more heavily into the modern than the traditional. The dial is open-worked with an isolated balance wheel at 6 o’clock. The case of this piece, constructed from titanium, mimics the look of a far dressier watch, but the dial tells a different story. The bridges of have been blackened, allowing the steel componentry on the watch to really pop. It’s a striking hybrid style that should absolutely be on your radar to add to your watch collection. 

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Ref. 5015-12B40-O52A

Yet another titanium diver, the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms is one of the most respected and capable dive watches on the market. Blancpain’s history in the dive watch space rivals that of nearly any other brand, and some will even argue that the Fifty Fathoms beat the Rolex Submariner to market to be the first dive watch ever made. This modern model serves as the contemporary interpretation of the classic Fifty Fathoms. Executed in titanium, the reference 5015-12B40-O52A measures 45mm in diameter and provides an impressive 120-hour power reserve. Next to the Rolex Submariner and the Omega Seamaster, the Fifty Fathoms is absolutely a top-5 most recognizable dive watch in the game. 

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