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The 10 Best Luxury Watches for Winter Sports & Adventures

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Whether you live in a snowy sort of locale or just like to embark on winter adventures, there are certain watches that are more suited to the conditions and task at hand. Sure, you could strap on a G-Shock and call it a day, but choosing a beautiful watch that can also get the job done is infinitely more stylish and satisfying. Here are 10 of the best:

Rolex Explorer II, $6,250

The classic timepiece for outdoor activities shines even brighter in winter. And this price is insanely good.

Panerai Radiomir Chronograph, $4,846

The Radiomir Chronograph is one of the most overlooked watches in the Panerai catalog, great looking and tough as nails.

IWC Igenieur, $5,150

A limited edition version of the most rugged watch in IWC's arsenal, originally developed for engineers but well suited to winter sports.

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean, $3,500

In conditions with poor visibility, such as skiing in a blizzard, the blaze orange on this watch will see you through.

Bell & Ross Aviation Chronograph, $3,100

Another winner when it comes to legibility in poor conditions, the style of this unique watch would be great for snowboarding.

Breitling Chronomat GMT, $4,728

A ruggedly capable piece on a rubber strap that can handle more arduous winter pursuits without shedding a second.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Squadra GMT, $4,500

A modern treatment of Jaeger's classic reversible watch, which was designed for playing polo but works perfectly for winter athletics.

Tudor Fastrider, $2,900

With its seasonally appropriate dark green dial, this lesser known Tudor model is well-priced and can do après-ski as well.

Patek Philippe Aquanaut, $24,000

Something we'd imagine Gianni Agnelli would wear while skiing in St. Moritz. For when you want to be king of the mountain.

Breitling Emergency, $3,500

Planning on doing some polar exploring? Breitling's emergency has a built-in distress beacon should you happen to lose your way.