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​7 Luxury Watches Only a True Watch-a-Holic Would Own

21st Oct 2020

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The true watch aficionado appreciates a timepiece for its beauty and functionality, as well as its history and artistry. We want our beloved chronometers to reflect our cultivated tastes and make a bold statement. While every horophile no doubt has their favorites, we’ve compiled a list of seven luxury watches that no watch-a-holic’s collection should be without.

1. Rolex Submariner 116613 DLC-PV

Even for the non-collector, Rolex is synonymous with luxury and refinement, and the Submariner is one of the most popular pieces in the Rolex line. First released in 1953, it has remained largely unchanged over the last 60 years, developing from the original Oyster design, which featured a hermetically sealed case and the world’s first self-winding mechanism.

Particularly impressive is this new Rolex Submariner. With a PVD stainless steel case, sleek black dial, and 31 jewel automatic movement, it combines the rich tradition of a classic Rolex design with a contemporary flair.

2. Omega Speedmaster 311.

First popularized in the late 1960s, the Speedmaster was the first official watch of NASA and the first watch on the moon. In 1970, the Apollo 13 astronauts used their Omega watches to time their re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere when their on-board instruments failed. Literally a life-saver, the Omega Speedmaster doesn’t just make for a good story; it’s a sublime timepiece. This unique take on the Speedmaster features a distinctive tone-on-tone design, with a grey alligator leather strap and grey ceramic case.

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3. Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso Duetto Womens 335842

The Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso was one of the first reversible watches to be produced and the Jaeger LeCoultre brand’s most famous. Created for polo players, the face of the Reverso swivels and turns in its case to protect it and is a favorite of watchmakers. Perfection in its simplicity, it captures the very essence of art deco design. This Reverso is ravishing with its stainless steel case, sapphire crystal, and silver dial. It’s a fitting representation of the company’s honored history, as well as a stylish timepiece.

4. Patek Phillipe Calatrava 4978/400G-001

Patek Phillipe is widely considered one of the most prestigious watchmakers in the world, and the Calatrava is a prime example of the care and precision we’ve come to expect from this brand of luxury watches. The Calatrava 4978/400G-001 has a distinctive round face that frames its splendid diamond pave dial. The naturally pure lines of the piece are showcased in the 18k gold case with diamond accents. An exquisite dress watch, the Calatrava is the pinnacle of prestige.

5. Cartier Tank Louis Cartier Womens WJTA0021

A favorite of both President John F. Kennedy and and First Lady Jackie Kennedy, the Cartier Tank is truly timeless. It is said to have been designed based on the shape of French Renault tanks used in WWI. The Tank was made in small numbers for years, so an older piece can be challenging to find. We love this modern rendition with 18k rose gold and diamond accents. It’s a stunning, contemporary take on an elegant classic that would enhance any collection.

Ulysse Nardin Classico Ulysse Anchor Tourbillon 1782-133/93

Ulysse Nardin Classico Ulysse Anchor Tourbillon 1782-133/93

6. Ulysse Nardin Classico Ulysse Anchor Tourbillon 1780-133/93

No collection is complete without a tourbillon. Although a relatively young brand, Ulysse Nardin has quickly earned a reputation for visual distinctiveness. The Anchor Tourbillon infuses a cool modernity to its take on the tourbillon timepiece. This Classico Anchor’s tourbillon dial and vintage Arabaic numerals offer a nod to the past, while its stylized, stainless steel case and bezel atop a sleek white rubber band make a quintessentially modern statement.

7. Hublot Big Bang Unico 45 411.QX.1170.RX

Every die-hard collector needs a piece in their collection that makes a statement. A favorite of celebrities like Jay-Z and Alex Rodriguez, Hublot is another relatively newer watchmaker with an exclusive reputation. The Big Bang Unico aptly represents the Hublot blend of avant-garde design with incomparable class. The Big Bang is an icon on the contemporary watch market that appeals to the young and older alike. This piece features a contemporary rubber band and a carbon case for a luxurious, high-end, masculine aesthetic.

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The Takeaway

Your watch collection is your own and, whether you own three watches or three hundred, each is unique and special to you. With endless luxury watch possibilities, adding a new chronometer to your collection requires special consideration.

To grow your collection,explore our entire luxury watch selection at Luxury of Watches. You can also contact us at (213) 291-2130 to speak with our experienced staff and let us help you find the perfect timepiece.