Guide to Luxury Watches
1. The Design
When it comes to the design of your new watch you want something that fits your style. If you want to play it safe, look for a classic, timeless design. This will ensure your watch will go with any outfit while always staying in style; The Cartier Santos and Jaeger-LeCoultre watches are great examples of timeless designs. For a more luxurious-looking, statement piece, brands such as the Rolex and IWC Schaffhausen are perfect.
2. The Movement
Mechanical watches are the go to movement for luxury watches with its preciseness and intricacy. However, smart watches are becoming more and more popular within the Luxury sector. The Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 and Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon Smartwatch are both spectacular options. One thing to remember when buying a smart watch is that the software will eventually become outdated, for example the first generation, 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition cost £10,000 back in 2015, yet it is now obsolete due to the software being outdated!
3. The Brand
Whether you go for one of the classic brands like Omega, Rolex and Breguet, or for one of the more luxury fashion type brands such as Louis Vuitton or Hermes, you need to think of whether you are purchasing a watch of that is of high quality, and not just a brand name.
The brand can, however, have a large influence on how well your watch will retain its value. Rolex is one of the top brands known for holding their value extremely well — even appreciating in some cases.
So whether your adding to your collection, purchasing for a gift or buying your first luxury watch, these are our top main points in choosing the right watch for whatever your needs.