As far as investments go, there are few items more appealing than a fine watch. A well-chosen luxury timepiece can actually gain you money over time, although you shouldn’t break out the credit card for this reason alone. Most serious watch guys will advise you buy with your heart rather than your head, as it’s preferable that you love the thing should it turn out you won’t make money on it. You’ll (hopefully) be wearing it a lot of the time, anyway. In light of this, here are 5 watches we are saving up for…
OMEGA SPEEDMASTER PROFESSIONAL
Famously the first watch to ever make it to the Moon, the Omega Speedmaster is an icon piece. This one comes complete on a leather NATO strap.
Speedmaster Professional, £POA from Omega
ZENITH ELITE 6150
Unveiled at this year’s Baselworld watch fair, Zenith’s new Elite 6150 is arguably the perfect dress watch, with its minimalistic sensibilities.
The original Reverso was created for polo players in the 1920s – the face flips around to protect it from flying balls – and it has remained a legend ever since.
Reverso Classique, £4,050 from Jaeger-LeCoultre
TAG HEUER CARRERA
The original Tag Heuer Carrera, designed by Mr Jack Heuer himself, is one of the most iconic watches of all time. Recently, Tag have veered away from the vintage look of the piece, but this new edition harks back to the original, much to the delight of collectors and enthusiasts the world over.
Carrera Calibre 18, £POA from Tag Heuer
Cushion-shaped cases are having a bit of a moment right now, with a number of them appearing at this year’s SIHH watch fair. We’ve always been a fan though, and this one might just be the best example we’ve seen yet.
Sixties Square Chronograph, £POA from Glashutte Original