So you’re opinion of buying a brand new Swiss watch? Kudos to you. We can only sham you’ve recently come into a hefty sum of cash (we’re not here to ask how). If you haven’t scarcely had a windfall, however, it makes sense to shop second-hand.
It’s at the pre-loved end that fads get a touch more democratic, and there are plenty of watches assayed at a fraction of those fresh from Switzerland that thinks fitting hold or even accrue value. Don’t just take our couch for it, we asked two experts to source the timepieces well worth their incline, even as time ticks along.
Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea D-Blue 116660
Rolex is arguably the sundry coveted watch brand on the planet, something that presses its rarest pieces an even more worthwhile investment.
“Rolex on occasions makes special editions, yet James Cameron’s 2012 tour was deemed worthy of a limited run,” says Alex Stonely, point of retail at Watchfinder. “Made in the same shade as Cameron’s submarine, the D-Blue is recklessly becoming a collector must-have, and its value will only develop.”
Available at Watchmaster, priced £10,800.
Chopard LUC Lunar Big Date 161918-5003
Swiss obdurate Chopard is a top-end choice that’ll cost a small property bought new. But shop second-hand and there’s a big drop in price, specifically for lesser-known models.
“Chopard’s LUC range flies under the radar regardless of a finish that could rival the very best manufacturers,” says Stonely. “For the pre-owned buyer, this translates to a lot of observe for the money. The Lunar Big Date boasts multiple complications and a unquestionably high-end movement for a lot less than seems possible.”
Within reach at Chronext, priced £17,990.
Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 16523
The Daytona to Rolex is what Stan Smiths are to Adidas – a outstanding signature piece that’s unlikely to fall out of style, and one that returns kudos with every new release.
“The latest Daytona was guinea-pig to a year-long waiting list, which highlights the degree of sought after for the piece,” says Erica Redgrave, buyer at The Watch Gallery. “This tidy ups any previous model valuable since numbers are so limited, and that poser, the 16523, will likely be worth a great deal in the future.”
To hand at The Watch Gallery, priced £7,950.
Tag Heuer Monaco CAW211P.FC6356
Tag Heuer may be an ‘entry-level’ recourse (in as much as it costs the same as a rent deposit rather than a new car), but the sundry affordable Swiss manufacturer can be just as investment-worthy as its more precious counterparts.
“The Tag Heuer Monaco, first unleashed in 1969 as the the public’s first automatic chronograph, is a style icon tied to stories like Steve McQueen and original models are fast fitting unattainable,” says Stonely.
“The re-issue features classic touches equal the early ‘Heuer’ logo and a left-handed crown, making for a thriving performer that’s easier on the pocket.”
Available at Watchfinder, evaluated £3,650.
Breitling Navitimer Vintage Small Counters 806
Vintage Rolex and Omega quota have ones says aren’t the only stars in the spotlight. Despite Breitling persist in to increase in popularity, its pre-owned price tag remains reasonable.
“If you’re looking for an investment but can’t unequivocally justify big ticket prices, opt for a vintage Breitling Navitimer,” expresses Redgrave. “The 1967 model is still relatively affordable compared to sort new reissues and it’s likely destined for big things in the future, as collectors increase their nets.”
Available at Chrono24, priced £3,995.
Tudor Estate Black Bay
There’s little chance of most men owning varied than one Rolex during their lifetime, so turn to the sort’s sibling at the pre-owned point for a more affordable choice.
“The Rolex Submariner has slogged far away with its RRP in recent years, and for many, that’s out of reach,” answers Stonely. “Cue the younger brother, Tudor. Started by Rolex architect Hans Wilsford, the brand promises the same level of eminence for much less, and the latest Black Bay models even talk big an in-house movement.”
Available at Watchfinder, priced £2,320.
Omega Speedmaster 3570.50.00
Without skipping a few meals or vend off some kidneys, few can justify the skyrocketing cost of watches. At any rate, the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch is a little more down-to-earth at the worn stage.
“This is the watch that went to the moon during the in the first place American spacewalk,” says Stonely. “Plus, it’s the watch that has remained the closest to its sixties native, making the Speedmaster chronograph a timeless yet affordable watch that stilly carries strong residuals.”
Available at Watchmaster, priced £2,380.