The 5 Best Luxury Watches To Invest In Right Now
Luxury watches are in a market all of their own. They’re simultaneously a scene-stealer, a status symbol, and a lucrative investment.
What makes a quality timepiece? Legacy. Prestige. Authenticity. Utility.
That said, only a few manufacturers rise to the challenge. Watch markers like Rolex are household names among the rich and famous. They entirely deserve the fame.
We’ve put together five recommendations to get you started.
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1. Rolex GMT Master II
Rolex is synonymous with luxury.
The GMT Master II (126715chnr-0001) by Rolex has an Everose case. Everose is Rolex’s unique shade of gold made by mixing gold with copper and platinum. It’s called “Ever”-rose because it’s said to keep its rose color forever.
The piece boasts a self-winding movement with a date and about 70 hours of power reserve so the modern man has nothing to worry about in the meantime. The folding Oysterclasp clasp keeps the watch securely attached to the wrist.
If you dare take this investment timepiece diving, you’ll be relieved to know that it is waterproof up to 100 meters (328 feet) below.
2. Rolex Yacht Master II Two Tone
When pocket watches fell out of fashion years ago, the wristwatch took the world by storm. However, these timepieces had to be able to withstand the elements.
Mr. Hans Wilsdorf responded to the call with Rolex watches that were intricately designed and waterproof. Today, nothing says dapper like a white-dial Rolex Yacht-Master II Two Tone (116681-0002).
The details are highlighted in the craftsmanship: an Oystersteel and 18k Everose bracelet and stainless-steel case hold together the white, analog dial framed by minute markers on the rim.
The Rolex Calibre 4161 movement system grants around 72 hours of backup power. The piece is waterproof up to 100 meters (330 feet).
Wise investors know they won’t go wrong with Swiss-made
3. Rolex Datejust 41
The Rolex Datejust 41 is a prime specimen in terms of Rolex’s contemporary work.
The piece is bold due in part to the green roman numeral minute markers and a slate dial – not to mention that the fluted bezel is 18K white gold (perfect for the man desiring the Midas touch).
The 41 mm white Rolesor monobloc case (904L steel) offers a twin lock double waterproof design.
The adventurer who dons such a piece is likely to relish the date feature and high precision of the watch.
4. Rolex Day-Date 40
The Rolex Day-Date 40 has a more minimalistic design than some other Rolex models, but the prestige factor is evident all the same.
The simplicity of the analog dial is part of its charm. It shows the hour, minute, second, date and day – everything you need to know without overcrowding the dial.
With a 40 mm case diameter, an olive green dial, and water resistance of 100 meters (330 feet), the piece makes for an excellent investment for collectors and fashionistas alike.
5. Rolex Sky Dweller
The Rolex Sky Dweller is a fan favorite amongst globetrotters and international businesspeople due to its ability to show what time it is in two different points of the globe simultaneously.
Hailing from Geneva, this Swiss creation flashes its emblematic black dial with class and its Oystersteel bracelet with distinction.
The watch survives plunges of up to 100 meters (330 feet). Scuba divers and helmsmen can both rest assured the watch won’t lose functionality as they explore the depths of the seven seas.
Finding the perfect watch for the sake of investment (or style) is no easy feat. These five examples are just the tip of the iceberg in all that is designer and luxury timepieces for men. To really know the market, you just have to dive in.