The prospect of finding and investing in your first luxury watch can be incredibly daunting. With so many amazing and iconic brands to choose from it can be difficult to figure out where to begin. Furthermore, any watch that comes from one of those iconic brands is sure to come with an impressively hefty price tag.
If you are ready to make the leap and invest in your first luxury watch, here are three things that you should keep in mind before you buy.
1. Set Your Budget
Luxury comes at a cost, and this is especially true when it comes to watches. There are some timepieces that can cost nearly as much as a house, such as some offerings from Breguet that can cost upwards of £475,000.
On the other hand, there are some that can be more affordable. The thing to keep in mind, though, is that “affordable” in terms of luxury watches still means that you will still be making a sizeable investment.
The most important thing to do at the start of your search for your perfect watch is set your budget and then resolve to stick to it. You can expect to spend a fair amount on a watch, but you don’t have to allow yourself to get carried away.
2. Select Your Brand
Once you have settled on the right price point for the watch you’d like to purchase, you can then look to narrow down your search in regards to the brand you want to go with. As you have probably been able to ascertain, there are some brands that are far more expensive than others. Knowing your budget will help you discover the brand to go with.
If your budget is set to the higher end, you can look into such brands as Richard Mille and Audemars Piguet. However, if you’re looking to keep things on the more conservative side regarding price, there are brands like Cartier and Omega. If you want to consider a brand that is at the same time classic and adventurous in design, Blancpain is the make for you.
3. Find Your Style
If you are in the market for a luxury watch, chances are you already have some idea about the style you’d like to go with. Even though timepieces come at a cost, not all are suitable for a black-tie affair. Some watches are geared towards formal attire while others have a more casual look about them.
Once you decide on the style you want to go with, the important thing to keep in mind is that it can be easy to get off track when shopping. Flashy displays can make it difficult to find a timepiece that goes with your everyday attire. The last thing you want to do is break your budget on a watch that will only be wearable on formal occasions, when what you actually want is one that you can sport at the office.