Although we’re never far from the correct time with our ever-present smartphones in hand (or pocket), there’s something about the New Year’s Eve countdown that calls for an analog timepiece to tick us second-by-second into a brand-new year.

To celebrate the imminent arrival of 2019, we’ve rounded up the best women’s and men’s black watches to ensure your New Year countdown is as aesthetically-pleasing as possible.

Men's Black-on-Black Watch - The Torpedo - Best Men's Black Watches - Newgate World

Men’s black-on-black watch

A modern remastering of the classic aviator watch design, the Torpedo is a design-led and contemporary men's black-on-black watch.

A black leather watch strap is underslung into the Torpedo's ion-plated 316L-grade stainless-steel case, with a tooled inner bezel angled to display a 24-hour dial; perfect for the New Year’s Eve countdown.

The black-on-black watch case and face are contrasted by a graphic white dial, with embossed hour markers leaving you in no doubt of how much of 2018 is yet to tick by before the celebrations can really begin.

Women’s Black Watch

The Atom is a women’s black watch inspired by the petite-dial cocktail watches of the Art Deco era.

The Atom's nubuck leather matt black watch strap is paired with a brushed-black 316L grade stainless-steel case and mineral glass lens.

The black watch dial displays minimalist gold markers, crowned with a golden Roman numeral XII to mark when the hands hit that all-important midnight position.

A women’s black watch with a difference, this contemporary design fuses understated components with a luxe feminine edge.

Women's Black Watch - The Atom - Best Men's & Women's Black Watches - Newgate World

Square Black Watch - The Cubeline - Best Men's & Women's Black Watches - Newgate World

Square Black Watch

Designed to make a statement, this unisex men’s or women’s black watch will capture attention with its square-cut case.

The Cubeline's 316L-grade stainless-steel case is carefully tooled to create the acute angles and geometric form of the watch's distinctive silhouette, before coating with an ion-plated brushed-black finish.

The straight-cut cube-shaped case is complemented by a square black watch dial which sits behind a mineral glass lens.

The black-on-black watch design is contrasted by minimalist gold watch markers; adding some understated luxe to your evening’s celebrations.

Everyday Black Watch

An everyday women’s or men’s black watch, the Blip black-on-black watch has a slim and easy-to-wear stainless-steel case with a vintage-finish to give it an already-worn-in patina.

This versatile black watch is the ideal day-to-night wristwear, looking just as good with your casualwear as it does with your New Year’s Eve eveningwear.

Everyday Black Watch - The Blip - Best Men's & Women's Black Watches - Newgate World

Minimalist Black Watch - The Drumline - Best Men's & Women's Black Watches - Newgate World

Minimalist Black Watch

A straight-cut black watch case and contemporary gold marker dial make this minimalist black watch the perfect choice to complement your New Year’s Eve outfit.

The Drumline’s black watch strap is underlined with signature Newgate red Italian leather, while the black-on-black watch dial is stamped with a golden ‘N’ for Newgate.

The minimalist black watch dial features just the hour markers, but the gold second hand will ensure you’re right on track for that midnight champagne cork pop!