Patek Philippe Dubai online shop? What is so special about Audemars Piguet? You can use a nice watch to dress to impress, but you need to figure out who you are trying to impress first. Audemars Piguet is considered one of the ‘big three’ or as many call it, the ‘Holy Trinity of watchmaking’. Rolex never made it to the Big 3, yet Rolex is still the single most recognized luxury watch brand in the world (according to a recent report by Interbrand) and makes excellent watches regardless. Read more details on Audemars Piguet royal oak chronograph.
Anyone who purchases a Patek Philippe knows that he probably won’t lose any money if he chooses to sell it at a later date. And it’s entirely possible that the value of the watch will increase over time, though there is no way to predict this in individual cases. But it’s a reassuring fact, even when most people purchase a watch simply for their own enjoyment and don’t have immediate plans to resell.
While the circa $10 Casio F91W-1 probably also deserves a place on a list like this, we’ll begin with the awesome World Time just to avoid Casio-overload. But the Japanese brand is undeniably strong in this price point with tough, reliable, dirt-cheap watches. Oh, and some people find them to be quite stylish as well. This Casio World Time offers all these attributes and more (including world time, calendar, and alarms) with a dash of retro-futuristic nostalgia, and it’s surprisingly robust for such a great price. Using an automatic movement based on an old caliber originally from Seiko, the Orient 3 Star is a simple, utilitarian automatic akin to the Seiko 5. While there’s not much in the way of fit and finish, it does have a well-proportioned 37.5mm case, a stainless steel bracelet and a colorful dial. Its as simple of an automatic watch that you can get, but therein lies its charm.
Based in Saint-Imier, Switzerland, Longines was founded in 1832 and its winged hourglass logo is the oldest registered trademark of any watch brand. The HydroConquest is as serious a diving watch as it sounds, water resistant to 1,000 feet, making it a reliable companion underwater. The steel band gives it heft and durability, and overall it’s designed to be the perfect combination of style and technical innovation complete with an automatic movement. No distinguished gentleman should be without a Movado watch. What other way to showcase your sub-luxury wealth and style than with this timeless chronograph model, which draws inspiration from the brand’s fashion-forward ‘50s collection? The Calendoplan is masterfully designed, from the luminous hands and markers to the black, blue, and gold colorway, which is eye-catching yet neutral enough to pair with most outfits.
Some companies claim that their wooden watches should be worn loosely and cannot be adjusted to fit a specific wrist size. If you come across such a company, just know that it is not reputable. If you purchase from them, you will end up having a substandard watch. This is simply because any high-quality watch should be made adjustable to fit any wrist size with little strain. The last thing of our wooden watch guide that you should consider is the features and functionality of the watch that you want to buy. Depending on what you prefer, there are some extra features that you can look for, such as calendar display, luminous hands, waterproof capability, hypo-allergenic properties and many more.
LUC XPS 1860 Officer Royal Arms of England 40mm 18k white gold case, black alligator leather strap. Beneath its demure Swiss dial, Chopard’s new special edition LUC XPS has a supremely English core. Created to commemorate the new flagship boutique on New Bond Street, London, it features a hinged case back covering engraved with a Richard I lion motif, which swings open to reveal an ultra-thin movement powered by a 22k gold micro-rotor. The 40mm watch comes in 18k white gold with a dial decorated with hand-guilloché detailing, contributing to the receipt of its Poincon de Geneve hallmark, a rubber-stamping of horological excellence. Only available in the UK and limited to eight pieces, you’ll need to mount your own crusade to get your hands on one. See extra details on www.hmwatches.ae.