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A key question that enters many of our customers minds when investing in a prestigious watch is, “Will it hold its value?”. Whilst you may be purchasing your dream watch model as an item to elevate your daily look, designed to born worn rather than sit nicely boxed in your bedroom draw, it is still a key consideration for many when searching for the perfect watch model.
So whether you are choosing the latest ‘trending’ model or a classic piece which will never lose its value, see our top ten watch models that are worth your time (and your investment!).
1. Rolex GMT Master II
The 2019 update on the iconic ‘Batman’ the latest in the Rolex GMT family, combines many of the notable Rolex features. The new Batman is on a Jubilee bracelet updated with the Oysterlock clasp, and now features the BLNR bezel and industry leading Calibre 3285 movement. Not only will you get a technically superb piece of wrist wear for your investment, the overwhelming popularity of the previous year’s GMT ‘Pepsi’ offering and the iconic status of the original ‘Batman’ makes this GMT Master II almost a safe bet in terms of ensuring you are investing in a watch that will endure the test of time as a classic traveler’s watch.
2. Tudor Black Bay
Whilst Tudor have spent many years in the shadows of their parent brand, Rolex, there is no denying the respect their command in their own right thanks to their varied range of models within their collection. Not to mention, the outright ‘watch per pound’ you receive by investing in a Tudor. The now iconic Black Bay is a symbol of this. Years of diving history have been refined into one iconic watch model, and the Tudor Black Bay combines Tudor’s nautical past with their progression into the future with updated mechanical movement to rival any competitor. The Black Bay is simple and understated, but sometimes that can be a great quality- especially if shopping for a timeless piece that will not go out of style or value.
3. Omega Seamaster 300m Professional Diver
Originally released back in 1993 as Omega’s competitive answer to the Rolex submariner, the Omega Seamaster 300m stands rightfully apart from its competition as a serious contender in the luxury dive watch arena. The model is brimming with dive watch features and robust mechanisms you would want from a sports dive watch and whilst the model has slightly prioritised substance over style, updated asthetic features such as the larger case, and the revamp of the black ceramic dial with the iconic horizontal wave patterns bring a nostalgic look to the functional dive watch. Omega have continued to climb the luxury ladder in recent years, making the decision to buy a Seamaster Professional an easy one. “Short of buying a Rolex Submariner, there’s no surer thing.” (omegawatches.com)
4. TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 12
Tag Heuer broke with tradition when they released the Monaco; the first square-cased, water resistant watch in the history of watchmaking. Worn by Steve Mcqueen, sealing its status as an iconic timepiece, the watch feels like it comes from a different era, yet effortlessly cool which could have been designed today. The watch now encases Tag’s Calibre 12 Automatic Chronograph and is water resistant to 100m. The blue alligator strap gives the model a different aesthetic to its counterparts, which may match in terms of spec, but not on ‘cool’. As the model celebrates its 50th birthday, Tag Heuer are releasing a selection of collectors models which are set to be a sure way to invest in a Tag Heuer which will reap the rewards for years to come (all whilst looking effortlessly cool on your wrist!).
5. Breitling Navitimer 01 Automatic Chronograph Chronometer 43mm
Arguably the most iconic and recognisable of Breitling’s watch models, the Navitimer 01 reflects the brand’s strong aviation background. The Navitimer 01 is a pilot’s watch at heart, and this is reflected throughout its design. That being said, it is not one to disregard because of its strong foundations in aviation as the Navitimer remains a popular cult watch collectors favourite, so ideal if you are looking for a watch model to ‘invest in’. Its simple and original design is a classic, that wouldn’t look outdated on your wrist for years to come. If you are to invest in a Breitling, you can not go far wrong with a Navitimer.
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