Traditional stainless steel and gold watches look great and pair nicely with pretty much any occasion, but there’s something about an all black watch that just exudes coolness.
Sleek, masculine, and stylish, an all black watch is something all men should consider adding to their collection.
And as you can imagine, there are a ton of blacked out watches to choose from these days.
Although this can make finding the best option a little more difficult, I think it’s actually a good thing because in the end, it gives us a better chance of finding one we like and that fits our budget.
If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed, don’t worry- we got ya covered. In this review, we’ll go over our top picks for the best all black watches for men.
After reading, you’ll be well on your way to finding the right timepiece to dapper up your wrist.
The 10 Best All Black Watches For Men
#1 Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch “Dark Side Of The Moon”
Omega’s Speedmaster Moonwatch lineup contains some of the most well-recognized watches of all time.
These watches where famously worn by Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong as they strolled on the moon for the first time, but where also part of all 6 lunar missions.
Omega’s “Dark Side Of The Moon” series pays homage to the Apollo 8 mission, where this side of the moon was witnessed in person for the first time in history.
If you’re looking for the quintessential blacked out watch, this is it.
Everything on the front of this watch is black, from the ceramic case to the dial and hour markers. Even the hands on the face of this watch are black.
The only pop of color you’ll find is in the red stitching on the back of the nylon band. The back of the case is transparent, allowing you to see the automatic movement in action.
The case here is 44.25 mm in diameter, making it a comfortable wear for most men. The black dial is protected by a scratch resistant sapphire crystal.
The Moonwatch has a fixed bezel with a tachymeter as well as a chronograph. Otherwise, the only function is the date window at 6 o’clock (also black).
If you’re looking for the perfect black watch (or are a NASA buff), Omega’s Dark Side Of The Moon is as good as it gets.
#2 Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Flyback Chronograph
Although the Blancpain name might not be as recognizable amongst beginning watch aficionados, the luxury brand has been going strong for over 200 years.
The brand is now part of the SWATCH group, as well as many other popular Swiss brands.
Blancpain’s Fifty Fathoms lineup is one of their most famous. The diving watch lineup was created with the help of the French Navy and was once worn by the US Navy’s combat divers.
This all black Flyback Chronograph edition is an elegant take on the classic diver’s watch design.
The case is made out of ceramic and measures 43 mm in diameter. Under the hood is an automatic self-winding movement with a 50 hour power reserve.
The black dial is covered by a sapphire crystal. Like all functioning diver’s watches, there’s a uni-directional bezel as well as a functioning chronograph.
The luminescent hands and hour markers make this watch easy to read and the black fabric band matches the black case perfectly.
If you’re looking for a modern, elegant diver’s watch, Blancpain’s Fifty Fathoms should do the trick.
#3 Tag Heuer Carrera Tourbillon
I doubt Tag Heuer needs any introduction- they’re one of the most popular names in Swiss watchmaking.
They’ve become popular for offering luxury watches that are a little more affordable than most, making them a great intro to the world of fine watches.
I think they do a great job of making watches that just look good too- very classic designs that are easy to wear with any look.
The Carrera lineup is one of their most well-known and was originally designed for professional race car drivers.
This all black tourbillon edition is both sleek and technologically advanced. The 45 mm ceramic case is holding Tag’s Calibre 02 Tourbillon, automatic movement.
A tourbillon is a device that allows the time keeping mechanism to rotate, which negates the effects of gravity and supposedly makes for more accurate time keeping.
The functional benefits of one are debatable, but it takes a lot more craftsmanship to built them, which adds to the wow factor.
Tag’s Carrera Tourbillon is actually pretty affordable compared to other tourbillon models that can easily run in the 6-figures.
This watch also comes with a sapphire crystal, tachymeter on the bezel, and chronograph feature.
The black brushed ceramic bracelet finishes off the all black look, giving this timepiece a very sleek appearance. If you’re looking for a technologically advanced blacked out watch, this is a great option.
#4 Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Power Control Limited Edition
Chopard is another luxury Swiss brand that’s been doing what they do since the 19th century. The brand is very well known and considered one of the top luxury watch brands in the world.
Their Mille Miglia lineup is named after the famous endurance motorsport races that took place in Italy in the 1920’s – ’50’s.
This racing inspired watch comes with a simple, classic design that would work well for anyone looking for a black watch that isn’t too “showy”.
The GTS Power Control edition comes with a titanium case that measures 43 mm in diameter.
The dial is blacked out except for a couple touches of red that can be found near the date window, on the second hand, and on the power reserve meter (that mimics a gas fuel gauge).
Under the hood, you’ve got an automatic movement with a 60 hour power reserve. The dial is protected by a sapphire crystal and the band is black fabric.
Besides looking cool and being racing inspired, the GTS is also water proof to 100m.
If you’re into retro motorsports, Chopard’s Mille Miglia GTS is a smart choice- a cool looking watch that’s bound to work just as well as an ice breaker.
#5 IWC Aquatimer Automatic
IWC (or International Watch Company) is another popular Swiss brand that’s been in the game since the middle of the 19th century.
The brand is especially popular for their pilot’s watches, which are large, easy to read, and classic in design.
That said, it’s one of their Aquatimer’s that made it onto our list this time. Their Aquatimer lineup consists of a group of watches that sort of resemble diving watches, but without some of the functions you’d expect.
This black Aquatimer is simple in design, which I like.
The case is a little smaller at 42 mm and it’s made of stainless steel. Inside, you’ve got a self-winding automatic movement with a 42 hour power reserve.
There’s a uni-directional rotating bezel outside of the case as well as a sapphire crystal to protect the black dial.
This dial comes with a little color, so it’s not quite as blacked out as some of the options at the top of the list (you’ll notice the pop of green).
This watch comes with a comfortable black rubber band, making it easy to wear during any type of physical activity.
Overall, if you’re looking for an elegant looking watch that makes telling time the star of the show, IWC has got ya covered.
#6 Tudor Heritage Black Bay Dark
Even though Tudor started out as a sub-brand of Rolex, today the brand is actually it’s own company (which is owned by Rolex). They’ve been so since the 1940’s, although it seems they’ve enjoyed a huge bump in popularity over the last few years.
If you’re looking for a Rolex, but don’t quite have the budget for one, Tudor is a good alternative.
And now that Tudor is manufacturing their own movements, it’s hard to deny that the brand is paving it’s own way these days.
Regardless, their Heritage Black Bay Dark looks a lot like what you’d expect a blacked out Rolex to look like (it resembles a Sea-Dweller to me).
The PVD treated, black stainless steel case is 41 mm in diameter and covered with a sapphire crystal. The uni-directional bezel is also black, with white numerals and just a hint of red at 12 o’clock.
There’s an automatic, self-winding movement inside that has a power reserve of 70 hrs, allowing you to go almost 3 days between wearings.
The aged black leather band adds a more casual, vintage look that I imagine a lot of guys will appreciate.
Overall, Tudor is one of the biggest names in the game right now and their Heritage Black Bay Dark watch is a great looking, well-priced luxury timepiece.
#7 Tudor Fastrider Blackshield
Yeah, I know, 2 Tudor’s back to back. What can I say, these are 2 really cool blacked out watches, so I had to include them both in this list.
If you’re looking for a Tudor with a little more edge, you should check out their Fastrider Blackshield- this one certainly isn’t gonna be found on any Heritage lineup.
With red accents on the dial and hour hands and a black rubber band, the Blackshield is as sleek as you want it to be.
The case is 42 mm in diameter and made out of ceramic, making it durable and lightweight. It comes with a sapphire crystal and a fixed bezel with a tachymeter.
Under the hood you’ve got an automatic movement with a power reserve of roughly 46 hours.
When it comes to functions, other than the tachymeter on the bezel, you’ve got a chronograph and a date window (which I think looks awesome in red).
You’ve got a few options when it comes to the band- personally, I think I like the black rubber better than the black leather, but it’s a tough call.
Oh, this watch is water proof to 150 m as well, so don’t worry about getting it wet.
Overall, this is a bada** looking watch that I’m happy to say I own (I have the version with the rose gold accents instead of red). See full review.
#8 Bell & Ross Aviation Automatic
Unlike most of the names on this list, Bell & Ross is a relatively new brand. Even though this company has only been around since the early 1990’s, they’ve already made quite the name for themselves.
The French brand has gained popularity for their military-inspired designs. Not only do these watches look great, but they are built to function in high-pressure situations.
The square shape of their Aviation Automatic is a calling card of theirs.
This watch comes with a blacked out, 42 mm ceramic case. The simplicity of the dial reminds me of a classic military watch where telling time was the sole function.
And with its large numerals, this function is easily completed.
This Aviation Automatic also has a date window, but that’s it. So if you’re on the lookout for a simple watch, this might be speaking your language.
This dial is protected by a sapphire crystal and there’s an automatic movement inside keeping this watch going.
A black rubber band with the “BR” initials on it will keep this timepiece in place on your wrist.
If you’re looking for a sleek square watch, this model by Bell & Ross is a smart choice.
#9 Hamilton Khaki Aviation Takeoff Limited Edition
Hamilton is an interesting brand that started off in America near the end of the 19th century, but are now 100% Swiss made.
They actually offer the best of both worlds- American style with Swiss craftsmanship. They’re also really budget friendly compared to most Swiss timepieces.
Hamilton’s Khaki Aviation Takeoff has an interesting design with the crown and chronograph controls at the 12 o’clock position.
I think it looks cool, but I could see how some folks would be put off by the unique design.
The case on this watch measures 46 mm and is made out of stainless steel. The crystal is sapphire and the band is black leather. The white numerals stand out easily against the black dial, making time keeping easy.
The fixed bezel allows for convenient count up or down timing and there’s a date window at 3 o’clock.
The use of yellow on the bezel adds a little flare on the otherwise dark color scheme.
This watch is powered with an automatic movement, so don’t worry about replacing batteries or winding. The Takeoff is also water proof to 50 m if the occasion should arise.
Overall, I’m a big fan of Hamilton because they make great looking, affordable watches. I think this Khaki Aviation Takeoff fits both categories.
#10 Fossil Bronson Chronograph
Rounding out our list is a pick from one of my favorite budget-friendly brands around. Even though Fossil can’t compete with the Swiss brands in terms of craftsmanship, it’s hard to find better looking watches in this price range.
And let’s be real- sometimes we just want a good looking watch- we don’t always have to worry about what type of movement it uses or how prestigious the name printed on it is.
If you’re just looking for a great looking black watch that won’t break the bank, Fossil’s Bronson Chronograph is worth a consideration.
This watch is completely blacked out except for the white date window near 4 o’clock. It’s also sporting a functioning chronograph, as the name implies.
The case here is stainless steel and measures 50 mm in diameter, making it the largest watch on this list I believe. Just something to keep in mind if you have smaller wrists.
The crystal is mineral glass, as should be expected in this price range. The Bronson Chronograph is a quartz watch, meaning it does require a battery.
The blacked out look is completed with a black, stainless steel bracelet.
Overall, if you’re not concerned with performance specs, Fossil’s Bronson Chronograph is a great choice. It looks sleek and with a price tag well under $200, you won’t be taking out a second mortgage to pay for it.