Whilst some great timepieces can be found at lower prices, an understanding of top luxury brands will guide your own tastes in watches and direct you towards some worthwhile styles.
The watches featured here are prime examples of internationally acclaimed brands that have gained repute for both their look and functionality.
Here we recap the top luxury classic watch brands you should consider when deciding to renew your collection.
|Baume&Mercier – Classima Core Automatic
Swiss Made, movement designation: Self-winding, power reserve 38 hours, water resistance approx. 50m.
|Patek Philippe Grand Complications
This is a well-sized classic-looking watch with a stunningly refined dial that in many ways epitomises what Patek Philippe is good at.
|IWC Da Vinci Tourbillon Retrograde Chronograph
Price: € 112,000
The elegant round pink gold case is 44mm in diameter and 17mm high. The movable horns ensure that the superb brown alligator strap by Santoni fits comfortably around the wrist.
|Breguet – Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique
This exclusive model comes with a “Grand Feu” enamel dial thus combining the technical fascination of the tourbillon with the unique elegance and beauty of the enamel dial.
Time-only: hours, minutes, centre seconds, manual winding, stainless steel.
|Chopard Classic Manufacture
This watch has 18k rose gold case with a black alligator leather strap, white porcelain-style finish dial with rose gold-tone hands and Roman numeral hour markers. Water resistant at 30 meters with dates, hours, minutes and seconds all made in luxury watch style.
|Vacheron Constantin – Traditionnelle Minute Repeater Tourbillon
The Traditionnelle minute repeater tourbillon comes in a choice of pink gold and platinum versions and is powered by the hand-wound movement.