With so many options to choose from, here are our top watches to start a collection.
The interest in watch collecting is growing faster than ever as prices continue to skyrocket in the second-hand market. The industry is flooded with countless examples from brands all over the world, some more desirable than others. With watches now reaching up to $1 million, it is important to do your research, but more importantly, invest in what you like. This special is dedicated to informing new watch enthusiasts and collectors on some of the best luxury watches to start a collection.
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From automotive-inspired chronographs to casual dress watches for the perfect occasion, our list of carefully curated luxury timepieces is sure to capture the attention of any first time watch buyers. Discover and shop any of the high-end watches featured in this special by clicking the links below. Check back into duPont REGISTRY for more upcoming luxury watch news and releases.
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Brietling Navitimer B01 Chronograph
First introduced in 1952, the navigation timer, or the Navitimer, was designed to allow pilots to perform all necessary flight calculations in the sky. Two years later, it was named the official timepiece of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, the largest pilot’s club in the world.
Cartier Santos de Cartier
The design of the Santos de Cartier watch refers to the stylistic intuition of a jeweler who dares to show what others hide, such as the screws.
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Automatique
The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Automatique 5015-1130-52 features a 45mm stainless steel case with saphhire crystal glass protecting the clean white dial. Other features include a self-winding automatic movement with a power reserve of 120 hours, a date complication, a Faraday cage, and a Sail-canvas strap.
IWC Schaffhausen Pilot 43mm
Paying tribute to the special, long-lasting relationship between IWC and aviation, the Pilot’s collection showcases sophisticated models that are perfectly equipped to deliver exceptional timekeeping in the skies.
Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional
The Speedmaster Moonwatch is one of the world’s most iconic timepieces. Having been a part of all six moon landings, the legendary chronograph is an impressive representation of the brand’s adventurous pioneering spirit.
Rolex Submariner No-Date
Rolex presents the new generation of its Submariner and Submariner Date, watches that exemplify the historic links between Rolex and the world of diving. Both timepieces now feature a redesigned, slightly larger 41 mm case – whose profile is highlighted by the light reflections from the case sides and lugs – and are fitted on a remodeled bracelet.
TAG Heuer Vintage Monaco
A timeless emblem of rebellious style, the Monaco collection is characterised by a unique, square case represents a move away from traditional watch design. Inspired by the world of motor racing, the instantly recognisable, cutting-edge silhouette is loved by connoisseurs around the world.
Tissot is revealing the innermost secrets of its deep-rooted expertise in precision watchmaking with this mens watch, the Tissot T-Complication Squelette. In this watch, modernity meets meticulous craftsmanship via a wheel-inspired design and a hand-wound, mechanical skeleton movement visible through the dial.
The impressive Pelagos collection is a symbol of adventure, boasting high performance technical features for extreme underwater conditions, including guaranteed waterproof to 500 meters, it is a diver’s essential tool watch.
Zenith Chronomaster Open
The Chronomaster Open offers a view of the beating heart of the El Primero movement from the dial. Crafted in a sleek 39.5mm steel case, this version features a matte silver dial with tricolour counters and a transparent counter for the running seconds, paired with an integrated steel bracelet.