Over the years, I have come to know two types of watch enthusiasts. Under the first category are people who buy watches that just do their function – regardless if the timepiece is mechanical or quartz. Then, under the second category, we have those people who consider their watches as investments.
Wherever you belong to either of these two types of timepiece collectors, it’s an advantage on your part to purchase watch brands that retain or increase its value. So, for that purpose, here are five of the valuable brands that you should consider buying now.
With nearly 180 years of making high-quality luxury watches in its resume, Patek Philippe is a brand which is trusted by many watch enthusiasts around the world. This brand is a topnotcher in marketing, and its famous advertising line has taken the world by storm when it first came out.
Patek Philippe boasts of its class, power, and exclusivity. Their most prized mechanical timepieces are made by their in-house artisans using top-quality materials, parts, and watch mechanisms. When you own one Patek’s masterpieces, you can expect an incredible resale value.
You should consider models, such as Patek Philippe Chronograph, Patek Philippe Nautilus, and Patek Philippe Aquanaut.
When talking about luxury watches, it’s no surprise that Rolex will come in the conversation. In fact, many watch collectors consider investing in Rolex timepieces as almost similar to investing in real estate properties. The reason for the popularity of this brand can be traced back to its rich history.
Rolex is the first luxury watch worn by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, the very first people who stand atop Mount Everest. Also, Rolex is the first manufacturer to create a dive watch. With all these great feats, Rolex deserves its title as one of the most world-renowned and valuable watch brands in the world today.
If you consider buying Roles, go for recommended models, such as Rolex Submariner, Rolex, Deepsea, or Rolex Oyster Perpetual.
Omega is another luxury watch brand that has remarkable quality and market value. Like Rolex, this brand also has its own share of historical achievements. For instance, its timepiece known as the Omega Speedmaster Professional Chronograph was worn by Buzz Aldrin on the first moon landing in 1969.
This top brand doesn’t purchase and modify ETA movements anymore because Omega now has a team of in-house artisans who make its signature Co-Axial watch movements. Of course, this trend is what makes Omega a valuable luxury watch brand.
Recommended models from this brand are Omega Speedmaster, Omega Seamaster, and Omega Constellation.
This luxury watch brand doesn’t have the same popularity as Patek Philippe and Rolex, but it can go toe-to-toe when it comes to the two brands’ watchmaking tradition and usage of high-quality materials.
Jaeger-LeCoultre has been in the watchmaking industry since 1833, and it’s well-known in the art of manufacturing mechanical timepieces. If you want to own or invest in luxury watches, Jaeger-LeCoultre is one of the best places to put your money. This brand has the classic/dress timepieces to sports models in its collection.
If you think about buying a Jaeger-LeCoultre timepiece, it’s advisable to choose Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor, Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra-Thin, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Geophysic, Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso models.
TAG Heuer is one of the oldest brands in the watchmaking industry, but their valuable timepieces are still keeping up with the trend. The brand was established in 1860, and it has been creating sought-after watches ever since.
Aside from the quality of their watches, TAG Heuer is also excellent when it comes to marketing. Among their famous celebrity endorsers are Chris Hemsworth and the late King of Rock n’ Roll Elvis Presley.
Although the internals of TAG Heuer watches is already upgraded, they still keep the vintage but functional design that the brand is known for. That’s why many collectors associate wearing a TAG Heuer timepiece with class and heritage.
Do you want to buy TAG Heuer masterpieces? Recommended models are TAG Heuer Monza, TAG Heuer Carrera, and TAG Heuer Monaco.
If you want to invest in a luxury watch, it’s advisable to go for classic and iconic watch brands in the world today. You should consider Rolex, Omega, Patek Philippe, TAG Heuer, and Jaeger-LeCoultre in your luxury watch collection.