Best Luxury Watches

Today, watches are not only confined to means of telling the time and keeping up with our day to day schedule. For some, they are not simply an accessory but a part of their legacy, being handed down through generations. With enormous development and variation in their making, watches, these days, are also being regarded as a means to flaunt your collection.

 Watches are normally classified on the basis of when they were made and what kind of movement a specific watch possesses.

Factors to Look for When Buying a Luxury Watch

1) Watch Movement

One of the main factors, albeit, the most important one while selecting a luxury watch is the watch movement. Often considered as the heart of a watch, a standard watch movement can be classified into three different types.

The most traditional way of watch making, is called the Mechanical Movement, wherein the wearer needs to power up the watch movement manually in order to keep it working. Advancements in technology brought about the most popular and cheaply available moment that we know today, is the Quartz Movement.

It uses a battery or external source to power up a quartz crystal which keeps the watch running. The last type of movement, known as Automatic Winding derived from the Mechanical Movement, uses motion of the user’s hand to keep the watch running.

2) Dial Size

Watches come in all types of shapes and sizes, ranging from a petite 36 mm size to as huge as 55 mm. While selecting a watch, one must be sure of choosing the watch that fits their wrist perfectly. The lugs are that part of the watch wherein the strap is tight. While selecting a watch, one needs to ensure that the lug-to-lug width of the watch does not exceed their wrist size.

In today’s age, with the advent of all types of multipurpose gadgets and gizmos, a watch that just tells you the time is not sufficient. Your ideal watch should therefore, consist of a variety of additional complications.

A complication is basically an extra feature in the watch, other than telling the time. Nowadays, we can find watches with day-date, Chronograph, Tachymeter, Flyback, Perpetual Calendar, World Time and a lot more. Some of the Japanese offerings are loaded with features such as a built-in GPS, compass, navigation and so on.

Best Luxury Watches

1) Rolex DateJust 36mm

Founded in the year 1905, by Hans Wilsdorf, Rolex has been the pioneer of luxury watchmaking since the last few decades. One of the most popular and loved pieces from Rolex comes in the form of Rolex DateJust 36mm.

Sporting a beautiful Oyster bracelet, the DateJust is one of the most simple yet extremely solid and the most good-looking watches one can find in the market.

The DateJust along with sporting a marvelous dial also has, as the name suggests, a date complication. The watch also has a Cyclops over the date window which facilitates reading the date.

2) Seiko Astron 100th Anniversary Edition

If there’s one watch brand that is synonymous with technological masterpieces, it is Seiko. The Seiko Astron is a special timepiece which amalgamates classic timekeeping with the best of 21st Century. The watch has a full titanium casing and bracelet which has a beautiful black coating over it.

Even though there are multiple modifications and models available in the Seiko Astron range, this year marked the 100th anniversary of the timepiece series.

This edition honors Kintaro Hattori, the founder of Seiko in the most enigmatic and beautiful ways. The watch sports a date window along with GPS and world-time feature.

3) Casio G-Shock DW5600E-1V

When it comes to rugged and value-for-money timepieces, G-Shock by Casio leads the pack. An all-purpose watch which can be a true partner in all sorts of climates and conditions, the Casio G-Shock DW5600E-1V is a good entry-level option.

It has a digital display which tells you the time along with the day, date and month. It also features a multifunction alarm, hour-based time signals, automatic calendar, a brilliant +/- 15 second time accuracy per month, backlighting and a solid 200 m of water resistance- for the scuba diver within you!

Watches today may not be an absolute necessity for all but nothing beats the feeling of having the love child of technique and craftsmanship on your wrist. With so many international brands offering an assortment of watches catering to all the needs, one can be sure of selecting a winner, every time. All you need to do is to focus on what suits you best and just go for it. Like the old proverb goes, “There’s nothing that beats the sight of a man wearing a watch.” Or I may have made it up just now. Guess you’ll never know!

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    Written by Bella Roberts

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