A watch is commonly cited as one of the best investments you can make. This is primarily due to the fact that most premium watch brands such as Rolex and Hublot represent the pinnacle of engineering precision, and one of these watches will very rarely lose their value; some watches have actually been known to increase in value over time.
British Watch Company – The most expensive watches
A watch is a much more enticing investment than just putting your money in a low-interest savings account, as it is something you can wear and enjoy, and it will make you money in the long run. However, there are some watches that are beyond our means due to their eye-watering price tags.
Below is a run-down of some of the most covetable watches on the market, all of which come with an absurdly high price tag. If like most mere mortals, these watches are something you could only ever dream of owning; you may be wise to invest in a more suitably priced watch. From personal experience, I find that The British Watch Company have a fantastic range of designer watches that would make an ideal investment (without you requiring another mortgage on your house).
THE BREGUET MARIE ANTOINETTE POCKET WATCH
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Astoundingly, this watch has more components than an iPhone and was designed by monsieur Breguet himself. This self-winding pocket watch also possesses a dizzying range of features including a minute repeater, perpetual calendar, and an equation of time; it also has something called a bimetallic thermometer.
Interestingly, the watch also comes with its very own legendary story; it apparently took over fourty-four years to complete the original, by which time, Breguet and Marie Antoinette had already died. The original then mysteriously vanished, which led to an epic quest to find it that proved unsuccessful. This led to an attempt to reproduce the watch using only images of the original. Breguet are still refusing to sell the watch despite offers that exceed eight-figures!
THE RICHARD MILLE TOURBILLON
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There were only 30 copies of this Richard Mille tourbillon (a fancy word for anti-gravity) wristwatch produced, making them extremely limited edition. Constructed using price-tag-inflating platinum, it has an asking price of just over half-a-million dollars. Richard Mille recently commissioned a limited edition tourbillion watch for 100m & 200m Jamaican Olympic sprinter, Yohan Blake.
THE ROLEX SUBMARINER
The main reason that this watch is so highly coveted is that it was once owned by the epitomy of cool, Steve McQueen. He obviously had excellent taste because the Rolex Submariner is self-winding, and features a stainless steel oyster bracelet. Be warned, this watch will set you back anything from £3,999 plus!
THE HARRY WINSTON OPUS TWELVE
The concept behind the Opus series is to have a different designer design each year’s model. This year, the lucky man tasked with creating a masterpiece was independent watchmaker Emmanuel Bouchet, who has been a master watchmaker for over three decades. The unique feature of the Opus Twelve is that it provides a visible representation of the movement of time, thanks to 24 double-sided markers that rotate as time passes. There were only 120 models of the Opus Twelve made, each retailing at $260,000 (£173,333) so you better start saving your pennies now!