In our day and age, with the all-evolving pocket technology, I hear more and more often that watches are less desired and the need for them is slowly fainting. Well, allow me to disagree with that. I mean, have you seen a successful, wealthy person without a beautiful timepiece on their hand? I guess the answer to that is “no”, and there is a very good reason – watches have become far more than just a tool for measuring time, they are an important accessory, a fashion statement. And when we start talking about luxury watches, well, we really are in a world of jewels not just mere watches.
Allow me to introduce to your attention these 13 luxury timepieces, which I can easily describe as little pieces of art and craftsmanship.
This Is a travel-themed chronograph, available in steel or in red gold, fitted with a bracelet strap, rubber strap or if want to be a little bit more exotic – crocodile leather strap. It’s very user friendly and it enables instant reading at any given moment of the time in all 24 timezones. The engraved globe on the dial is a very nice detail and the fact that in one motion you can adjust the watch to your current timezone makes it the must-have watch for those of us who view travel as a way of living.
This watch represents the sport-elegant range of the brand. It’s made by a blend of stainless steel and black ceramic. The glass is made of sapphire crystal and it’s scratch resistant, it’s also water resistant up to 5 bars. These durable materials will surely meet the requirements of any sportsmen.
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Yes, that’s right, it’s 007’s watch, it’s a special 50th anniversary edition of the legendary Seamaster Diver 300M, celebrating 50 years of Bond movies. This is a very special timepiece, full of interesting and distinctive details. For example the dial features a 007 monogram, the number “50” on the diving scale is marked in red, the 7 o’clock index (on the 36.25mm model) is a diamond and on the back of the watch there is a bullet decoration, very familiar to us, Bond fans, from the movie intro.
This wristwatch is made of a blend of stainless steel and ceramic, it comes with a brushed and polished stainless steel bracelet and it’s water resistant up to 300m. Because it’s a special edition the 41mm version is made in a limited edition of 11,007 pieces and the 36,25mm version in 3,007 pieces. Even though this timepiece is not a remote control for an Aston Martin and it’s not fitted with lazer cutter, it is very special and exclusive and let’s face it, we all want one.
This is a very extreme watch, it is made from steel, titanium, ceramic and platinum, the front is made from 5mm thick scratch resistant sapphire. It is self-winding, the bracelet is made from steel and it has a helium escape valve, it’s capable of withstanding up to three tons of force and depts of 3,900 meters. These incredible characteristics are a fact, because this watch is made for professional divers, people who need something reliable and rigid.
A motor racing inspired, avant-garde watch, made from titanium and titanium carbide, the strap is made from alligator skin. It’s fitted with sapphire crystal with double anti-reflection treatment. This timepiece is very elegant, the combination of black, red and silver colors makes it very distinctive, it’s made to look like a GT race car’s dashboard, maintaining optimum readability.
This luxurious timepiece by Hublot is really my favourite one of the brand. As the name of the model states, it is case is made of polished and satin-finished 18K king gold, the besel is made from king gold, aluminium and titanium. It has a self-winding chronograph flyback movement and its front is made from sapphire. It is indeed very elegant and exquisite and it’s a rather special accessory to possess.
This beautiful royal blue watch by Bulgari is very fascinating, it really shows that Italian passion and flare. It’s a mechanical chronograph with automatic winding and date, the 42mm case is made of steel and it has a transparent back, the strap is made from alligator skin with steel folding buckle and it’s water-resistant up to 100 metres. I like to think that it’s the kind of watch for those fancy dinner parties.
This chronograph comes from France and it has a very nice touches to it like the sapphire cabochon on the side of the case, the roman numerals and the hammer-shaped hands for the day and the month. It’s made of 18K pink gold and sapphire crystal, the strap is from alligator skin, it has automatic winding mechanism and it’s water-resistant to 30 metres (3 bar).
From the “Master of Complications” comes this exceptional timepiece which has one of the largest tourbillons fitted to a watch. It’s 20mm, it occupies half of the watch and it’s powered by four barrels, ensuring a 9 day operating reserve. The skeleton version combines modern and rigid style, revealing that highly technical mechanism.
This timepiece is a tribute to the founder of the company Mr. Raymond Weil, it’s a 100-piece limited edition and it’s highlighting the attachment of the company to watch-making values. It has a automatic winding mechanism, equipped with a 42-hour power reserve, the 45mm case is made of 18K rose gold and it features Mr. Weil’s signature. It’s classic design, symbolizes elegance and timelessness.
A sports watch from Tissot’s T-Sport collection. This chronograph is a modern take on the Tissot PR 516 timepiece legend from 1960s, like the Tag Heuer, it’s case line is inspired from modern sports cars, it’s made from stainless steel, the glass is from sapphire crystal, it’s water resistant up to 100 meters (10 bar) and it’s rubber strap is functional and makes it easy to put on. What I like about this watch is that it’s chunky, it looks tough and enduring.
At first glance this colorful, yet honest looking watch does not look very complicated, but there is more to it than that. It has 42 cities stamped on its rotating bezel and it shows their time zone at any given time.
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Magistralis is a unique piece, it has a perpetual calendar, a moon phase indicator which contains a real moon fragment from the Dhofar 459 lunar meteorite (a real piece of the moon that fell to Earth) and a minute repeater with a cathedral melody. The four sub-dials are in ‘old rose’ colour, ensuring excellent legibility. Owning this watch shows great class and also that you are a connoisseur.
Each of these watches represents something special and unique, they are manufactured with great care and high quality with great attention to details. I don’t know about you, but after seeing this list I hope that one day something special and elegant as these are, will be strapped on my wrist as well.