A watch isn’t just a watch. Especially if it’s a gift from someone special, even a gift you get for yourself, commemorating something important like a life’s milestone: an anniversary, graduation, or a small yet significant event like your first big paycheck. A luxury watch is always a great choice – it drives home a point and it’s also a good investment overall.
From classic mechanical watches to smartwatches, there’s a plethora of choices when it comes to buying the perfect watch for gift-giving. It can prove to be an insurmountable task so here’s our lowdown of the best luxury watches in the market right now.
This may be one of the most gorgeous manual-winding watches on this list. Boasting of an 18k finish in several materials and an alligator leather for band, it’s classic aviator watch face is familiar as it is timeless. Its distinctive look makes it versatile as a dress watch for big events, and it’s casual-looking enough for everyday use.
The beauty of this watch is that its serviceable years are well beyond the industry standard and Patek Philippe has one of the best after-sales customer service in the business. Available for both men and women, it’s the perfect starter luxury watch to introduce any of your loved one to.
There’s nothing that screams more of a classic than the Omega Seamaster line of watches. Originally engineered for serious divers, this James Bond favorite is recently outfitted with a new helium escape valve, which protects the watch when the wearer starts to be submerged in the ocean’s depths.
Take your pick from the lot; starting from the dainty 36.5mm to the seriously beefed-up 44mm. The Chronograph line takes watch beauty to a whole new level: You have to see the watches in person in order to see how truly beautiful they are. The gold and ceramic finish is reminiscent of the classic Victorian-era architecture and is seriously a steal.
A list of luxury watches won’t be complete without a Rolex. And the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona is one of the best representatives of the brand’s heritage. With a storied past, the Daytona dates back to 1963 when Rolex decided to make a watch that will meet the needs of professional race drivers.
The Daytona is perfect for showing off to your friends and colleagues as it is functional for serious racers. The white gold finish is the perfect complement for any three-piece suit, while the pure oyster steel is the best all-arounder. If you want a prettier yet still understated option, the Everose gold finish is a beaut you need to consider.
Hear us out: although the Apple Watch may be priced a little too low for the general mass to get ahold of, it seriously can be considered as a luxury watch when you know how to customize it. The Apple Watch Series 5 is undeniably the best smartwatch on the market today and there’s no question about it being the most advanced and user-intuitive.
With Series 5, Apple has designed a virtual Watch studio where you can choose the build of the watch that you want. The ceramic case is to die for, as well as the titanium option. Pair it with a milanese band, or the Hermes strap, even the 18k limited-edition band and you’re honestly good to go.
Luxury watches are a surefire way to go when you want to seriously impress someone. Prepare to dig deep into your pockets if you want one for yourself. Either way, rest assured that these watches will stand the test of time, so buying one will ensure that you’ll at least get the most bang for your buck as you can wear them for as long as you live.
Jan 23, 2020 0