Timeless Investment pieces for the Sophisticated Sybarite
About Luxury Watches
Time has always been; and so has man’s obsession with it. From the archives of prehistoric times to the invention of the timepiece in 1275 in England, this fascination hasn’t waned a bit. This has led to mass production due to ongoing high demand and the constant reinvention of the timepiece over the years.
We are now in the age of digital technology, and the luxury brands are evolving to reflect this. TAG Heuer, MontBlanc, Alpina to name a few have expressed an interest in delving into the smartwatch craze, so this is one avenue to watch (pun intended).
However, the draw of the classic chronograph is standing the test of time due to the beautiful manufacturing and innovation invested in these amazing pieces. The time of the wristwatch marches on. If you don’t already own an investment timepiece, now is the time to start thinking about it.
I will be doing a few reviews and making some recommendations in the future.
A Few Firm Favorites
A well established leading Swiss luxury watchmaker since 1860 with it’s headquarters in La-Chaux-de-Fonds under the umbrella of LVMH.
The name is a combination of “Techniques d’Avante Garde” (TAG) and the surname of it’s founder. This is a conspicuous brand worn on the wrists of many a high profile celebrity, and seen commonly in racing circuits.
A highly desirable and functional luxury brand initially founded in London in 1905, and now based in Geneva. It is one of the top 10 most expensive watches to be sold at auction and is considered a status symbol; representative of the elite. It is commonly seen in a number of sporting circuits including tennis, watersports, and racing.
Dubbed as “The jeweller of kings and the king of jewellers”, this French luxury house was established in 1847 and highly sought after by European royalty. It has kept abreast of the times and maintained it’s legacy of elegant timepieces, reflected of course in it’s price. One of the most expensive designs is the limited bespoke Cartier Phoenix Decor Secret Watch valued at $2.76 Million.
However, despite it’s opulent heritage, a classic Cartier watch wears easily and fits any mould. It can be a perfect companion to the wearer of a sharply cut suit, an elegant dress, or a jeans and T-shirt combo.