Start a watch collection without breaking the bank
In the ever-popular world of watch collecting, there are countless models and references that make it quite difficult for new enthusiasts to choose a watch to start a collection. Household luxury watch brands are known for extreme waitlists and price premiums for the most coveted examples. With a little research, we compiled a list of The Top 10 Luxury Watches For Under $5,000. This list is meant to help guide new watch enthusiasts towards a great first watch to begin the obsession. Shop all of the watches featured in this special by clicking the links attached below.
Group B Series 2 Automatic – Safari
Autodromo’s Group B watch is an homage to the technical advancement and exotic materials finding use at the time, featuring a bi-metallic case construction. The Miyota 9015 automatic movement is housed within a lightweight 39mm titanium capsule composed of 2 parts, which is held to the wrist via an integrated bracelet crafted in stainless steel.
Endurance Pro 44mm
Breitling’s Endurance Pro, featuring a thermo-compensated SuperQuartz™ movement, is the ultimate athleisurewatch positioned in the brand’s Professional range. Designed both as a lightweight watch for athletes and acasual, everyday sports chronograph, it is the perfect lightweight and lighthearted luxury sports watch combining high precision, innovative technology, and vibrant, colorful design.
Ferro & Company
Distinct 3.0 Petrol Swiss Automatic
The Distinct 3.0 Watch series is all about these thrilling memories where unbelievably fast cars and bold drivers race for 24 hours none-stop to push their limits fearlessly.
A stunning range of long-cherished watches, the Grand Seiko Heritage collection brings together technical excellence and elegant sophistication. Showcasing a classic aesthetic and a slender form, this Grand Seiko Heritage watch is presented within a 42mm stainless steel case and fastens with a coordinating bracelet.
Capturing the laid back lifestyle of the Mediterranean, over the past 30 years, the Portofino family has established itself as one of IWC’s most popular collections. Powered by automatic movement, this classic IWC Portofino Automatic Men’s Watch features a white baton dial complete with a discreet, movement powered date complication and Roman numeral markers at 12 and 6 o’clock.
Seamaster Diver 300 Co-Axial
Omega originally created the Seamaster 300 for divers and professionals working underwater in 1957. Today, the Seamaster family has been upgraded and enhanced for new adventures. Set within a 42mm stainless steel case, Omega Seamaster Men’s Watch boasts a confident blue dial equipped with the iconic Seamaster horizontal wave pattern, luminescent hour markers and hands, a deep blue bezel and a protective sapphire crystal lens.
The Radiomir 1940 collection is a slightly evolved version of the original Radiomir collection due to more specific requirements from the Royal Italian Navy at the time. This range features more pronounced edges on the casing and reinforced lugs, allowing the watches to remain underwater in extreme conditions. The epitome of luxurious timekeeping, this Panerai Men’s Radiomir Black Seal Watch offers elegant simplicity and outstanding performance.
Aquaracer Calibre 7 Automatic 43mm
Designed for life beneath the waves, the Aquaracer collection prioritises reliability, durability and performance above all else. All watches are exposed to a variety of open water tests, including salt water, pressure, and heat testing – ensuring that they’re perfectly suited to sailing, diving, and surfing adventures.
Black Bay M79230N-0009
This Tudor Black Bay Black Men’s Watch captures the pioneering spirit of the first Tudor diving watches, with its classic lines, a domed dial and the signature snowflake hands borrowed from the models used by the French National Navy in the 1970s.
Automatic Launch Edition – JWA
A 3D space-frame chassis structure with suspended automatic movement and multi-layer dial and glass chapter ring; all surrounded by a 100m water resistant case and sapphire crystals all around gives you a perfect combination of technical sculpture and reliability you can count on for generations.
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