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Men's watches with black dials and cases are a classic yet modern trend, so check out our favourites and take your pick. Image Credit: Pexels/Burst

When it comes to versatility and style, it’s difficult to beat the classic combination of a stainless-steel case and a black dial. It’s a look that doesn’t go out of fashion, and it’s easy to see why – it’s bold but elegant, classic but modern, tried-and-true but trendy. Whether you’re on the lookout for an all-black watch for yourself, or for a loved one, we’ve got a list of options for you that suit every style and budget. Many of these watches are currently discounted. Get these stylish products delivered to you as early as tomorrow with Amazon Prime.

1. Best Overall: Hugo Boss Skymaster

Pros

  • Water resistant for up to 50m
  • Eye-catching design
  • Aperture display for date
  • Comes in an appealing gift box

Cons

  • Expensive

Adventurous and stylish, the Skymaster collection by Hugo Boss is made for men who love the look of sporty sophistication. Its 44mm case has three sub-dials, along with a display for the day of the week. The chronograph display goes along well with its aviator-themed metal bracelet. With a pared-back finish and mineral glass, it’s comfortable and durable, and can be worn all day, as you go from work to leisure. 

Warranty: Manufacturer offers 2-year warranty. Amazon offers a 1-year extended warranty for Dh69 and a 2-year extended warranty for Dh97.

2. Best Smartwatch: Apple Watch Series 7 (GPS, 45mm), Midnight

Pros

  • Large display
  • Bright, always-on mode
  • QWERTY keyboard included

Cons

  • The 18-hour battery life may be limiting

With its slim bezels and bigger displays than ever before, Apple Watch 7 is the most usable standalone smartwatch today. Its big screen allows you to access wearable computing apps that you are used to on your phone, making it practical and productive. It’s bright, big, and beautiful… and this version is completely black. Do note that due to supply issues, Apple Watch may periodically go out of stock. You can still order it through Amazon and have it delivered to you once it's available. Or, see other models.

Bonus: Buy with 0% installments and pay Dh130.42 for 12 months with select banks.

Warranty: Amazon offers a 1-year extended warranty for Dh91 and a 2-year extended warranty for Dh150.

3. Best Budget: Casio MRW-200H-1E for Men 

Pros

  • 100-metre water resistance
  • Day and date display

Cons

  • Not everyone may like the slim strap

With a resin bezel and case and quartz movement, this Casio watch is a great budget pick. Its analogue watch face and day/date display give you a retro look, and its 100-metre water resistance means it’s durable and suitable for all kinds of weather and sports activities.

Warranty: 1-year warranty offered by the manufacturer.

4. Best Dress Watch: Emporio Armani Men's Three-Hand Dress Watch

Pros

  • Water resistant up to 30m
  • Aperture display for date
  • Comes in a sleek gift box

Cons

  • Some reviewers say it is chunkier than expected

Elegant and classy, this Emporio Armani dress watch features a retro-refined style that you can show off on evenings out. With a smooth leather strap and a polished black stainless steel case, it's understated, yet commands attention. Gunmetal indexes add depth to the matte black, three-hand dial. So, what's not to love?

5. Best Sport Casual: Lacoste 12.12 

Pros

  • Can be worn all day
  • Comes in an eye-catching cushioned box

Cons

  • No smart features for activity tracking
  • Water resistant to just 30m

A modern case and dial design draw focus to Lacoste’s iconic green croc in its black, 43mm watch face. Boldly monochrome, it’s a classic style, with a tonal dial, Japanese quartz movement, and a textured silicone strap that you can wear all day, even if you have to head to the gym after work, or to an evening out with friends.

Warranty: Amazon offers a 1-year extended warranty for Dh18 and a 2-year extended warranty for Dh25.

6. Best Minimalistic: Skagen Aaren Watch

Pros

  • Water resistant up to 30m
  • Clean, neat design
  • Choice of four other colours

Cons

  • Silicone strap makes it unsuitable for evening wear

This Danish brand’s aesthetic is simple and works with every style. With a round, aluminium, 41mm case, the watch offers quartz movement with three-hand analogue display. With neat lines, and both numerical and linear indexes, it has a refined, elegant style. It’s also water resistant for up to 30m, which means it’s ideal, even if you want to take it with you when you go for a swim.

7. Best Gift: Diesel Men's Double Down 

Pros

  • Sleek aesthetics
  • Comes in a stylish box

Cons

  • Water resistant to just 30m

With a 44mm case and quartz movement, this Diesel Double Down watch has a stylish, round matte-finish dial and triple arm movement. Its strap is made with silicone and makes for a comfortable fit, so that it can be worn all day, every day. It makes for a great gift for a family member or friend.

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