A luxury watch is not just a timepiece but an indication of status. The primary characteristics that are noted in a luxury watch are-
- Quality of construction
1. CARTIER 18K ROSE GOLD AND DIAMOND TANK ANGLAISE EXTRA-LARGE, MODEL
Cartier Tank Anglaise watch, the extra-large model has a mechanical movement with the automatic winding system. The rose gold case set has 89 brilliant-cut diamond. The dial is made up of lacquered silver flinque with blued-steel sword-shaped hands. The alligator skin strap has an 18mm double adjustable buckle. The Tank collection is complete with the Tank Anglaise model. With an analog dial and 3 o’clock position display of date, the watch is water resistant at 30 meters/100 feet.
2. PATEK PHILIPPE AND CO. 5078R-001, ROSE GOLD MEN-GRAND COMPLICATIONS
A Swiss Watchmaker based in Geneva- Patek Philippe & Co. has been making watches since 1852. The company has been the choice of royalty from Queen Victoria of England to Hussein Kamel former Sultan of Egypt. The timepiece has a white face which is encased in rose gold and secured with a band which is made in brown alligator pattern. The dial is of an analog functionality with a self-winding feature. The arms and numbering are made black in color with enamel dial in 38mm case. The case back is made from sapphire crystals with a chine having two gongs.
3. BLANCPAIN LE BRASSUS MINUTE REPEATER CAROUSEL
Blancpain was launched in 1785 in Switzerland and since then has been known for its supreme quality watches. The watch provides unparallel performance with a carousel minute repeater along with a one-minute flying carousel. The case of the watch is in 18-carat gold with a white grand enamel dial providing a transport view to the inner workings of the watch. With 15.35mm by 45mm case, the watch is secured with a brown alligator leather band. The watch has a mechanical memory along with a programmable countdown. Preus time-setting is a prime feature of the watch due to the stop-seconds. The yacht Master-II is equipped with Calibre 4161 and a self-winding mechanical chronograph movement which has been designed specially by Rolex. A 44mm white dial has in scratch-resistant sapphire along with a folding crystal lock-safety clasp. The watch is waterproof to 100metres.
4. ROLEX YACHT-MASTER II
The watch has a mechanical memory along with a programmable countdown. Preus time-setting is a prime feature of the watch due to the stop-seconds. The yacht Master-II is equipped with Calibre 4161 and a self-winding mechanical chronograph movement which has been designed specially by Rolex. A 44mm white dial has in scratch-resistant sapphire along with a folding crystal lock-safety clasp. The watch is waterproof to 100metres.
5. VACHERON CONSTANTIN PATRIMONY 85180
Vacheron Constantin was founded by Jean-Marc Vacheron in 1755 and in the oldest Swiss Watchmaker in the world. The Vacheron Constantin Patrimony has a simple design which is pleasing to the eye. With a self-winding analog function and a convex face design, the watch has gold hour markers. The calendar date is marked at the 6 o’clock position with silver minute markers and a transparent back. The gold case of the watch has a diameter of 40mm and is 8.53mm thick. Although expensive, the Patrimony watches stand out for their simplicity and pure beauty when compare to other luxury watches.
6. AUDEMARS PIGUET ROYAL OAK
Founded in 1875 in Le Brassus, Piquet is the only luxury watch brand of Switzerland which has not been sold off to another corporate giant. Available in eight variations, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak watches are perfect timepiece which is completely handmade. The case is available in two variations- 18-carat pink gold or silver. The face is either made in onyx black or pearl white with a diamond graved bridge levels. The bidirectional automatic winding along with a total diameter of 26.6mm. The watch’s movement thickness has a module of 4.26mm. with a 60-hour power reserve, the watch gives outstanding performance.
IWC or the International Watch company founded in Schalfhausen in 1868 is among the top manufacturer of luxury watches. The IWC watch families comprising of the Pilot’s watches, Ingenieur, Portuguese, Aquatimer, Da Vinel, and Portofino has a long history of innovation and technology.