A Vintage Watch- A Worthwhile Investment For You

A vintage watch is a remarkable work of craftsmanship; The value of vintage watches is rising as more people seek an alternative to modern, high-tech gadgets. In November 2014 the world’s most expensive watch – the Patek Philippe Graves Super complication – was sold at auction for approximately £13.4m. It was previously sold in 1999 for approximately £10m – certainly then, a worthwhile investment.

When it comes to buying a vintage watch perhaps at auction, the story of the watch is often worth more than the actual timepiece. For example, if a watch was previously owned by a public figure or celebrity, it will be inevitably worth more. However, a vintage watch need not have been owned by Einstein to emanate a sense of nostalgia and old charm. A watch that has been loved by a previous owner offers an air of mystery and depth that’s sometimes lacking in a brand new watch.

Thanks to the trend towards “vintage-inspired” new watches combined with the relatively slow pace of the Swiss watch industry, vintage pieces can look as modern (or as dated) as you prefer. Much like the styling, most of the underlying technology is not only similar and just as effective as today’s movements, but can often be found for a fraction of the cost. What’s more, a quality vintage watch has been made using the finest materials is built to last so, providing it has been well cared for, the watch should serve you well for many years.

Timepieces from top makers such as Rolex and Patek Philippe lead the vintage watch market. For many people, the Datejust is Rolex. Debuting in 1945 with the ref. 4467, it was launched to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the company. It has been in constant production ever since. On its release, it married the two ground breaking revolutions that had put the Rolex name on the map. Then it added a third: housing the Perpetual movement inside the Oyster case. Now, it became the first waterproof, automatically-winding wristwatch to also display a date aperture. Other makers whose watches are going up in value include Replica Audemars Piguet, Breguet, Breitling, Cartier, TAG Heuer, Jaeger-LeCoultre, A. Lange & Söhne, Seiko, Tissot and Omega.

The Appeal Of All-Black Watches

Black-on-black is the very popular watch-color trend of recent years. Everything on these timepieces — from dials, cases and straps — has gone dark. It’s understated yet always respected, which is so versatile in men’s style. Here are 4 notable black-on-black watches released in recent years.

Tag Heuer Monza Reissue Black Watch

This Tag Heuer is a spot-on remake of a ’70s classic. The brand has always done a fine job of recreating their vintage watches using modern materials and case sizes, and the Monza is no exception. Using a titanium carbide coating over a solid grade-5 titanium case gives the timepiece a similar look to its ’70s predecessor, without the inherent risk of scratching through to bare metal that came with older PVD-coated steel watches.

Rolex Submariner 116110

This is a really beautifully crafted, handsomely designed Rolex Submariner Replica watch that’s a true classic in every way. With a ridiculous and super-useful 1,000 meters of water resistance (yes, 1,000 meters), this is a watch that’s made for performance around the world. That goes for long-distance flights, mountain hikes, jungle explorations and of course, deep-sea diving. Yes, you could go from one activity to the other and not need to change watches.

Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute Blacksteel

The case of the Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute Blacksteel, 43 mm in diameter and water-resistant to 30 meters, was blackened, in which a highly-resistant carbon-based coating is added to the steel. The dial echoes the case’s black color, while white, luminescent-coated numerals and hands, and small red hands for the chronograph counters, provide contrast. The Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute Blacksteel comes on a perforated black rubber “Ocean Racer” strap.

IWC Aquatimer Galapagos Islands Chronograph

Swiss watchmaker IWC has been crafting high-quality watches since the late 1800s, so it’s no surprise that their watches cost a pretty penny. Named for a place where wildlife runs free, IWC’s Aquatimer Galapagos Islands Chronograph is for anyone who leans towards the exotic. Crafted out of rubber-coated stainless steel, the watch features a rotating inner bezel, luminescent hands, and multiple subdials. With its textured rubber band and the ability to stay water-resistant for up to 1,000 feet, it’s a watch you can truly dive in with.

Feeling Blue: The Hottest Watch Style For You

Watches with the blue dial are one of the hottest style trends in the watch world.  Whether a deep navy hue or a bright royal blue, these timepieces are sleek and cool in more ways than one. Here we take a look at 3 of them, all are stylish and sophisticated enough to wear with a suit to the office but also fashionable and contemporary enough to rock with chinos or jeans on the weekend.

Rolex Submariner Date

This was the first watch designed to be water resistant up to 100 meters, among other breakthroughs and now is water resistant to 300 meters (1,000 feet). It has evolved in many ways since it was first introduced more than 60 years ago. Like many Rolex watches, you can choose from many variations such as a blue dial, green dial, date or no date, gold casing or stainless steel. As the picture shows above, this watch is perfect in the fusion of steel, yellow gold and deep blue, which makes this piece especially unique. Plus, the watch is powered by the self-winding in-house calibre 3135 – a standout industry movement.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph

One of the undisputed legends of modern horology, the Royal Oak was created by the late, great Gérald Genta in 1972. It was the first steel-cased luxury watch and the distinctive design, with its integrated strap and octagonal bezel, has evolved since. You can never mistake an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, for anything else but an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak! One of the most popular versions is this large-diameter royal oak offshore replica chronograph with a blue Méga Tapisserie dial. The watch features a 42mm steel case with rubber strap, waterproof to 100 metres.

Panerai Luminor 1950 8 Days Equation of Time PAM00670

Officine Panerai, or Panerai, is first and foremost famous for having been the official supplier of watches to the Italian navy of the early and mid 20th century. Panerai is Swiss – and yet Italian. That’s what makes Panerai so special, and makes it a bit different from other Swiss luxury watch brands. The timepiece(the picture above) is unique in design, especially the beautiful color,  and boasts an array of functions, including hours, minutes, small seconds, date, month, and GMT.

A Perfect Watch Will Be Perfect For Different Occasions

One of the many great things about collecting watches is the diversity that exists among the various designs from different manufacturers. Most guys could drool over luxury Swiss watches all day, but it takes just the right occasion to splurge on a statement piece to commemorate life’s biggest milestones. A good watch will perfectly capture the moment you’re celebrating, not to mention your sensibilities and style. So it is a good way to choose a watch that is very versatile and suitable for different occasions.

There is a certain appeal to owning a single watch.  Some watches have classic designs that make them well suited for almost any situation imaginable, others are absolutely perfect for certain circumstances, but slightly less than ideal for others. The perfect watch would be something classically styled, but not too sporty, so it can still be worn with a blazer. At the same time, it wouldn’t look too dressy or fancy. Of course, your perfect watch will depend on your preferences, lifestyle, and budget. Here are 2 watches that are very suitable for any occasions.

Replica Panerai watches have already established their status in watch market. The first thing we notice about replica Panerai review is the simple design.  Simplicity reigns when versatility is the goal, and few do it with the elegance of Panerai. The PAM00000 – also known as ‘Zero’ and ‘Logo’. Despite being one of the brand’s cheapest offerings, it is one of the most sought after. It’s a brilliantly minimal, military-styled watch that will be by your side for many years (and outfits).

Being one of the most classic models in Rolex watches, Submariner is featured with all the elements that diving watches need to have. What’s more, they are very versatileand look good with almost every outfit.  With this Rolex, there’s no question. The divers’ watch has been an icon since its original release in 1953 and remains one of the most sought-after watches in the world, meaning you can get away with wearing it anywhere you damn well want. As Rolex rightly puts it, the Submariner is “probably the only divers’ watch you can wear with a tuxedo.

Look! A good watch should make you satisfied in all aspects. When you own it, you can definitely wear it everyday!I have owned one. What about you?