There are fewer accessories that bring style, charisma and panache to the table the way a well-made watch does! A statement, a choice and a power move all rolled in one, a luxury watch transcends time and trend to always add the perfect finishing touch to your look.
Wondering what watch suits your personality and how you should go about getting it? We’ve crafted the definitive It Guide To Buying Luxury Watches, whether you’re a seasoned pro or a first-time enthusiast.
The beauty of luxury watches lies in the fact that it’s not just made for aesthetics but to convey a sense of meaning, a respect for craftsmanship, a blend of art and science. Therefore, the watch you choose needs to suit the occasion you’re choosing it for – even if it’s just for daily use! As we take you through the components that make a watch even more precious, you’ll understand how the simplest change can make all the difference in the world!
All About That Movement
There are basically three types of watch movements that form the heart of your watch. They drive the hands on the face of the watch and they power the complications and accessories that make your watch stand out;
- Quartz – Powered by a battery
- Hand Wound – Required manual winding
- Automatic – Kinetic energy from the wearer’s wrist powers the winding
Though a tad bit more arduous, mechanical movement is actually the most precise and can last for decades, easily! It does require a bit of upkeep but that comes hand-in-glove with having a quality product that will last a lifetime.
Luxury watches are crafted using the most beautiful materials and each one tells a particular story. Gold speaks of decadence while ceramic speaks of futurism… Depending on the occasion you’re buying for, it’s always wise to get the material that suits it best. Not only will it elevate the look but will also be ergonomic.
Stainless steel, for example, is all about timeless value. A great option for day-to-day wear, it stands the test of time and can handle the pressures of everyday! If you’d like to go for a more modern material, Titanium is your friend. It’s all that Stainless steel has to offer and much more – it’s lightweight and hypoallergenic. A great option to wear during a night out or at a sporting event!
Speaking of contemporary, ceramic is quite popular among progressive watchmakers for its futuristic sheen – it makes for a stunning watch during down times. When you want to invoke a sense of professionalism (that #hustle life is real!), opt for leather. This classic material adds warmth and a dash of old-world charm!
Speaking of charm, gold has its very own allure! Decadent, luxurious gold is perfect for special occasions such as weddings and birthdays and makes for a really great gift too!
Apart from the materials that maketh the watch, also look for interesting materials such as precious stones that highlight the watch – a bit of diamonds go a long, long way!
Are You Looking For Complications?
Don’t worry, having a luxury watch ensures you’re in for a smooth ride for the long haul! We’re talking about those little details that elevate your watch a.k.a the complications.
Blessed with wanderlust? Get a watch with a world timer, making transit a breeze.
Sports buff? Make every second count with Chronographs that have stopwatches
With a plethora of complications available, do your research for the type of watch you need and discover how so very easy it is to be on time (pun intended)!
Meet the Maker
Luxury watchmakers have fine-tuned and honed their skills and watches to such a degree that they are instantly recognizable. Each luxury brand has its own heritage, whether it’s IWC Schauffhausen with its Luxury Flying History or Rolex’s Aristocratic History! Sometimes, it’s a great way to narrow down the watch you want as well – maybe you’re enamoured by the aesthetics and heritage of a brand which makes choosing from its range that much easier!
All being said and done, opting for a luxury watch is a definite investment in your style statement!