Your smart watch might be useful and fun, like the way it tracks your steps so you know how much exercise you are getting. And how it alerts you with incoming mail, so you’ll never miss your boss again.
But, what about lifestyle, luxury & joy?
How much joy does your smartwatch really give you? It is not exactly fashion forward or making you stand out from the crowd.
Luxury, automatic watches like these are back in vogue and there is nothing like a sought after timepiece to take your look to the next level & prioritise the finer things in life.
Want to know why your next big fashion spend should be a luxury watch? Read on!
When it comes to trends, vintage rules, and nothing gets noticed like a fabulous watch. Brands like Rolex, Cartier, TAG Heuer and Breitling are instantly recognizable & are great conversation starters.
Vintage luxury watch styles are available from just about every decade, so choose your favorite look. And, for real, these watches attract attention, no matter what era you choose.
You may love your electronic gadgets, but most of the time they have no soul, and a vintage smartphone is not something people are collecting for nostalgia.
With a luxury watch, if you do your research well and buy right, you can expect it to go up in value as the watch becomes rarer.
Be An Individual
Everyone loves fashion trends, but really what we want is to express our own individuality.
When you buy a luxury watch, you can pretty much guarantee you will be the only one rocking a Patek Philippe or a Cartier, especially if you have brought a pre-owned instead of a newer model.
You don’t have to sacrifice function for fashion; these watches are loaded with custom features which means you can choose a watch made for your tastes.
Take, for example, a Breitling Chronomat; it is available in different looks, from sleek metallic to rocked out leather, and winds itself so there is no charging required.
The Chronomat is also loaded with features like a stopwatch and water resistant to 1,650 feet (500 m). Plus you will be able to brag that your watch is the same model that tons of pilots all over the world love for the aviation features.
The Chronomat has had a cult following since 1941, and is one of Breitling’s best sellers, thanks to regular updates to the style and functions, which have kept it modern and fresh through the decades.
We’ve only touched briefly here on one model, there are literally thousands available in the pre-owned market, spanning nearly 100 years of innovation.
Everyone is connected 24/7, either from their pocket or wrist. It feels sometimes like technology has invaded everything.
Wearing a watch (or some kind of portable timepiece) is a tradition that has been around for 500 years, and while watchmakers have added everything from chronographs to sweep second hands, when we wear a quality timepiece we can’t help but feel part of something much bigger.
No Bluetooth, satellite, battery charging required, just simple, beautiful craftsmanship that has endured for hundreds of years.
If any of these points touched you then I invite you to explore the world of luxury watches & begin to create your own wishlist. Enjoy learning about the tradition, innovation, design & history - it is a world which draws you in slowly & suddenly you will get back a whole lot more than a simple luxury watch.
*This is a collaborative post.*