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The Best Luxury Watches

While there’s an enormous number of different watch brands out there and some are considered more luxurious than others, the question remains - what actually defines whether a watch is a luxury watch or not? Luxury watches are very complex and have lots of complications, they are made with in-house movements and usually, are hand made with high-end materials. Best luxury watches usually will come at a premium price which will push the ‘luxury’ feel even further.

The most common aspect that would define a watch as a luxury watch is the brand behind it. Best watch brands in the world, such as Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Vacheron Constantin, and Rolex, will always be seen as luxury watch brands, simply because they have the name and have positioned themselves as luxury brands.

Another aspect of a luxury watch is the price for which it’s available. Any luxury watch brand will have watches at the price of a few thousand dollars, even the cheapest models from these brands could be up to a few thousand dollars, while the more expensive ones could go all the way up to multiple hundreds of thousands of dollars. Even though the prices for such watches are very high, we should not forget that they possess incredible quality, just like Swiss luxury watches are well known and highly appraised for their Swiss quality. A luxury watch is a watch that portrays a certain feeling - a feeling of success, a feeling of status, maybe even a feeling of preservation. Luxury watches look and work amazing as well as the attention to detail is outstanding.

Quality Men’s Watches

A men's watch is a little more than just a time measuring device, it is also a statement piece that indicates that a man is making an effort to look good. When choosing a watch you might want to consider all factors such as budget, style, and function. What will you use it for, where will you take it and what will you wear it with? Men's watches are more masculine and usually larger than women's watches. The designs of high quality men’s watches usually feature straight lines and subdued colors. Diamonds and other gemstones are not as popular in men’s watches as they are in women’s watches, however, they are not uncommon. The watch case size for men is usually between 38mm and 46mm, but there are also many models that exceed 46mm, depending on the constantly changing trends. Anything smaller than 38mm is usually for women. Once you've chosen the right size, now it is time to decide what type of watch movement you are after. Will it be mechanical, automatic, or quartz? Usually, mechanical and automatic watches are more of interest to watch connoisseurs and collectors whereas modern quartz watches, that are battery operated, are more preferred by those who require reliability and accuracy.

There is also a variety of watch cases to choose from - the best Luxury watches are usually made from high-end precious metals (gold, white gold, rose gold) to silver-plated alloys. Other common metals used by the most famous watch brands are stainless steel, tungsten, titanium, and ceramic. For example, if you are looking for a dive watch or sports watch, you will often find them to be made of stainless steel or titanium since these watches require to be corrosion-resistant.

The next feature worth paying attention to is the complication which shows anything other than the time. A watch complication can include the date display complications (date window, big date, date wheel), chronograph complications (stopwatch), travel watch complications (time zones), and miscellaneous complications (an alarm, moon-phase viewer, or calendar).

Men's watches can also serve as a solid investment. Some of the best watch brands in the world like Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Vacheron Constantin, and Rolex are almost always stable and tend to increase in value, sometimes majorly.

Trendy Watches for Women

There are so many trendy women’s watch options available from many different watch brands. It is almost impossible not to find something to your liking. From luxury brands offering high end women's watches like Patek Philippe, Rolex, Cartier, Jaeger-LeCoultre, and Breitling to more affordable watch brands such as Seiko, Citizen, Fossil, and Michael Kors. Also, when it comes to design, shapes, and colors - the offer is limitless. It is up to you whether you prefer casual/ daily wear watches, more functional sports timepieces, or maybe what you desire is a pricey jewelry watch?

Just like men’s watches, watches for women can be with mechanical or quartz movement. Even though quartz watches tend to be more practical, reliable, usually cost less, and require less maintenance, women today, just like men, tend to prefer watches with a mechanical movement, due to their enormous appeal owing to their tradition and craftsmanship.

Just like everything else worn by a woman, the look of a woman’s watch is critically important. Gold watches continue to be in high demand, and the use of gold in high end women’s watches is possibly more common for women than it is for men. Gold has different shades which are all used in women’s watches - yellow gold, rose gold, white gold, and pink gold. Platinum is also used, often in combination with one of the shades of gold to reach a ‘two-tone’ effect. Stainless steel is also common, but it tends to give the watch a more masculine and solid look. Ceramic has been used more often in designs of trendy watches for women. Ceramic is more practical, it doesn’t scratch and gives a polished and spectacular look to the watch.

As for complications, today, a woman can choose from a wide range of complicated mechanical watches, including the same complications offered for men’s watches.

Nowadays women are becoming more and more interested in complicated mechanical watches, and the best watch brands in the world are reacting to this demand by launching ladies’ complications. Today, a woman can choose from a wide range of complicated mechanical watches, including the same complications offered by men’s watches. The moon-phase complication watch is particularly popular with women.

The standard size chart states that anything smaller than 38mm is usually for women, however, some women do prefer bold and possibly even more ‘masculine’ square-shaped watches.

If you've made a decision to purchase a new watch you might face many questions that aren’t always easy to answer. What is your budget? Are you going for fashion watch brands or luxury watch brands? Or maybe classic luxury watches are something that you've been eyeing up? What is the purpose of the new watch - do you wish to extend your existing watch collection, make an investment or simply acquire a new wrist piece for everyday use? No matter what you choose, purchasing a new watch is exciting, and you should make sure to get the perfect watch for yourself. There are many factors to consider and it's important that you find the right watch that suits you!