Top 10 Luxury Watches
Buying a timepiece doesn't have to just be a matter of purchasing a watch - it can also be an investment. Luxury watches can afford their wearer a measure of status, and allow them to stand out from the crowd. What follows is a list of ten remarkable luxury watches.
Maîtres Du Temps Chapter II
The Chapter II is a collaboration between notable watchmakers Peter Speake-Marin and Daniel Roth. The rollers at the top and bottom of the watch's face serve as a unique way to display the day and month, while the watch's six separate anti-reflective sapphire crystals on the front and back create a striking impression.
A. Lange & Söhne Langematik Perpetual
The Langematik Perpetual's defining characteristic is - as befits the name - its perpetual calendar, which displays the date, the day of the week and the month, and can even account for the leap year. This sort of precision is difficult to come by for a mechanical wristwatch. The watch itself is visually striking, with raised Roman numerals, and a handsome leather strap.
Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon
The Sky Moon Tourbillon is a brilliant sapphire blue color, and while it doesn't explicitly advertise itself as being for astronomy enthusiasts it's sure to delight anyone who loves the night sky. In addition to the day, month and year, the watch also informs its wearer about the moon phase, the sidereal time and where the star Sirius is in the night sky. The watch's housing is covered with intricate detailing, and the watch's face displays the stars, in gold, against the blue night sky.
Maximilian Büsser & Friends (MB&F) HM3
This watch has three faces, giving it an unusual look (the two additional ones are set into the bottom of the watch's primary face). One face shows the hours, another shows the minutes and the third shows the date. The MB&F HM3's peculiar design isn't for everyone, but it's sure to impress anyone with a taste for the unusual.
This watch also has a peculiar design - its casing has a striped pattern on it, which at first glance covers some numbers. With a little practice, however, the Urwerk 103.09 is perfectly readable - it's designed based on a series of rotating "satellite" faces that move around the watch. Its face is sapphire glass, and its casing is made of white and rose gold.
Audemars Piguet Jules Grande Complications Tourbillon
This handsome watch has a clear motif that allows its wearer to see many of the gears at work, underneath its four faces. The Grande Complication is a perpetual calendar watch, like many other watches on this list. It features a sapphire glass dial, titanium casing and white gold hands.
Breguet La Tradition Fusee Tourbillon
The Breguet La Tradition is a manual wind watch with an art deco feel to it. Its dial is actually much smaller than the watch's face; the dial stands aside to showcase the impressive gears that power this watch. Continuing the artistic motif, the watch's back is see-through, allowing curious owners the chance to peek at the watch's inner workings.
Richard Mille RM11-01
This watch has a much more modern look than many others on this list. The RM11-01 was designed specifically for soccer coach Roberto Mancini, and is designed to provide him with precisely the information he needed while on the field. In addition to telling time, the clock serves as a chronograph, and is designed to have remarkable precision.
Vacheron Constatin Patrimony
Unlike many of these watches, the Patrimony is a very simple watch. It has a spare, elegant appearance, with no numbers and only a date-marker at the watch's base. Don't mistake the Patrimony for a simple watch, though - its face is white gold, its strap is alligator leather and the watch itself is Swiss-made.
Rolex GMT-Master II
This Rolex is a sleek metal watch with a strong, masculine appearance. Its bold outer bezel creates a 24-hour display with traditional Swiss precision. It's a perpetual calendar and is self-winding, and features deeply engraved Arabic numerals.
Selecting a luxury watch is easy on an online marketplace or auction site such as eBay. To shop, simply go to ebay.com. At the top of the page is a Search box that allows users to enter in the desired search terms. Alternately, users can click the Shop by Category link on the left, and then select a category (such as Jewelry & Watches) to browse.