Collecting Luxury Watches

What is a Luxury Watch?

"A gentleman's choice of timepiece says as much about him as does his Saville Row suit." - Ian Fleming
A watch is the one piece of jewelry that a man can wear on any occasion. The choice of timepiece is one of the best ways to express your individuality and style. In this modern world a designer timepiece is not a rite of passage anymore, and this has resulted in many high level people wearing a cheap watch. This is a great shame as a watch is an item you can use for years and then hand down to your children (with all its history).
I personally believe all people should have a $4,000+ watch by the age of twenty-five. The watch does not need to be flashy or imposing; in fact the contrary is desirable. I am a firm believer in long established style icons.
The list of referenced watches includes a watch for all occasions. It is preferable to have a work watch and also a special “dress” watch. Personally I have gone for quality over quantity. It is far better to have two good pieces instead of half a dozen mediocre pieces. My choices have been for a steel Rolex sports watch and a white gold Patek Philippe Calatrava.
It was only after years of constantly changing/trading watches that it dawned on me that two or three classic pieces are all I really need. Once I obtained my Patek Philippe dress watch it all just fell together. Suddenly I did not need to impress anyone or show off. Part of the joy of owning a Patek Philippe is being part of an exclusive group of owners.
A quality watch is something to enjoy and cherish. The journey is often more important than the destination. With a quality time piece you also have an item which can be with you for a good part of your life. It then becomes an heirloom to pass on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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