Generally Luxury Watches are classified as a watch having a value of at least
$ 1,000, with many luxury watch prices now starting at $5,000 and more.
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5 Important Characteristics of Luxury Watches
1. An Automatic Movement instead of Quartz
Watch Movements are mainly of three types, while the most expensive and traditional option
are mechanical ones, ones that do not have batteries. Most of the mechanical timepieces in the luxury watch market are typically automatic. They do not require winding.
On the contrary, a quartz watch is a cheaper alternative to mechanical watches, and uses batteries for keeping time. A quartz watch makes a tick-tick sound from second to second, whereas mechanical timepieces move smoothly.
2. Stainless Steel rather than normal steel
A high-quality luxury watch is ideally made up of stainless steel. While stainless steel is resistant to sweat and moisture, getting skin allergies or irritation is also rarer with stainless steel timepieces. Moreover, a stainless steel luxury watch is also offered with a PVD coating to make sure that silver, black, rose gold, or gold watches preserve their color.
3. The Synthetic Sapphire Crystal
Many watches come with a transparent front window known as crystal. In the most expensive and best quality watches, this crystal is made of a synthetic sapphire, and is resistant to scratches. The crystal thickness is also a significant feature, and the best luxury watches typically have a thicker synthetic sapphire crystal.
4. A Chronometer Rating
Luxury watches produced by elite brands, come with a chronometer rating. This means that the timepiece has been tested independently for checking that they can keep time accurately in all conditions. Watches that have " Chronometer Certified " engraved on the dial, means that they have undergone the COSC or Controle Officiel des Chronometres testing. During this process, a watch is tested in different conditions and temperatures for many days.
5. The Watch Strap & Precious Gemstones
While cheaper watches come with hollow stainless steel in their straps, high-end luxury watches feature solid stainless steel, giving them greater weight. The more expensive luxury timepieces are made up of precious metals like gold or platinum. However, high-quality luxury watches also come with leather straps, yielding lighter weights also.
Additionally, many watches in the luxury market are adorned with diamonds or other gemstones, adding value. Prices of diamonds fluctuate. Diamonds have a grading based on color, cut, clarity, carat.
All 5 of these Characteristics are essential to consider when buying a quality watch, and are also taken into consideration when determining an overall value of a luxury timepiece.
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