An old adage says that “time is money.” This could very well be true when applied to certain timepieces. While most lose their value after years of use, a select few have proven to be inflation-resistant. These precise, superior-quality and handmade watches hold up their value in time, making them worthy investment pieces. Below are seven of them.
The 79620TN belongs to Tudor’s Heritage line and is a modern version of the iconic 1957 alarm watch that was produced by the brand. Its round case is made of titanium and stainless steel, having a diameter of 42 millimeters and attached to a black, croc-embossed leather band. Topping the case is a dual-toned black dial, displaying silver-hued beveled hour markers and dauphine-style hands. The watch is fitted with an alarm function, carried out by the red alarm hand and the on/off indicator at the 9 o’clock position. A sub-dial indicating the date is found above the 6th hour mark while a power reserve indicator is found the 3 o’clock position. The timepiece runs on a self-winding automatic movement and is water resistant to 100 meters.
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This Navitimer World watch from Breitling is designed for the aviator and the aviation enthusiasts. It features an imposing 47-millimeter round case, secured to the wrist by a black leather strap with white contrast stitching and a buckle closure. A black dial, protected by a scratch-resistant and anti-reflective sapphire crystal, displays applied hour markers, white minute indices, luminous hour and minute hands, a date display, a fourth hand that tells time in another time zone, and 3 timer sub-dials for the watch’s chronograph function. Rimming the dial is a slide rule scale, which can be utilized for making numerical calculations.
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There is a good reason why Rolex is the most recognizable among the luxury brands for watches. Its timepieces always display the brand’s excellent craftsmanship, as the 116610LV does. The quintessential diver’s watch, its stainless steel case is fitted with a screw down crown and case back, ensuring water resistance to 300 meters. Similar to the case, its link-style bracelet is also made of stainless steel, fastened securely with a deployment buckle. The green dial is made to be highly readable in the low light conditions of the deep, containing luminous hour markers and hands and a magnified date display. A green ceramic bezel encircles the dial, with a 0-60 scale engraved on its surface.
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Omega is not only well-known because it is worn by James Bond. Rather, the brand’s timepieces are valued for their superior quality and aesthetic design; attributes that Omega 188.8.131.52.01.005 possesses. The case, made of stainless steel, features an exhibition case back through which you can view the automatic self-wind movement that powers the watch. Attached to it is a black rubber strap that displays contrast stitching details. A black dial tops the case, displaying luminous hour indices and hands, along with linear minute markers, a date window, and orange Arabic numerals that mark the quarter hours 6, 9 and 12. The dial is protected by an anti-reflective crystal, anchored by a unidirectional bezel. This watch is extremely water resistant, and is able to withstand pressure comparable to a depth of 600 meters.
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With its classic design and understated elegance, you can be sure that the Patek Philippe 5123R-001 will never go out of style. This watch’s mechanical hand-wound movement is housed inside an 18kt rose gold case, paired with a dark brown strap made of alligator leather. The case is topped by a rose gold bezel, surrounding a silver dial that displays applied rose gold hour indices and hands, with a seconds sub-dial situated at the 6 o’clock position. Being water resistant to 30 meters, this watch can withstand brief splashes of water.
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Along with Patek Philippe, watches produced by Audemars Piguet are said to be the ultimate investment pieces; and the 26400AU.OO.A002CA.01 is no different. It is a chronograph watch fitted with a Swiss automatic movement, contained inside a forged carbon case. On its right side is a screw-locked crown flanked by two pushers with titanium guards. A black ceramic bezel tops the case, rimming a black guilloche dial. Displayed on it are applied hour indices, luminous hands, 3 chronograph sub-dials and a circular date window. This timepiece is water resistant to 100 meters.
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This nautical-inspired chronograph IWC watch features a stainless steel case and a black, croc-embossed leather strap. Its watch face showcases a black dial, protected by a scratch-resistant sapphire glass. On it are displayed silver tone Arabic hour markers and hands, with the minute indices forming a border around the rim. Two sub-dials perform the watch’s chronograph function, measuring elapsed time inside of 60 seconds and 30 minutes. The watch utilizes a Swiss-made caliber 79350 automatic movement for precision timekeeping, and is water resistant to 30 meters.
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