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You’ll Never Guess What Watches These Celebrities Wear

In a world wear crazes begin in Hollywood, it’s impossible to miss those flashy and impressive watches worn on the wrists of the rich and famous. It comes to no surprise that celebrities wear some of the most luxurious watches money can buy. Sure, some celebrities are endorsed by big brand names to wear their best watches. But most celebrities can be seen wearing luxury brand name timepieces because of personal preference and appreciation for artisan horologix.

 

Want to know what some of the biggest celebrities have adorned on their wrists? Below we’ve listed a few famous individuals who wear some seriously stunning watches:

 

 

Robert Downey Jr.

Of course, you should expect nothing less than a Jaeger LeCoultre timepiece on Tony Stark’s wrists. While promoting the second and third Iron Man films, actor Robert Downey Jr. was seen wearing several watches of this brand. Here he’s wearing the Jaeger LeCoultre Amvox 3.

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Beyonce

Obviously, Beyonce needs a watch that’s as “flawless” as she is. A Hublot Big Bang is impressive; we all know that. But her husband Jay-Z knew that she’d want something more than amazing, which is why her gave her a $5 million diamond encrusted Big Bang.

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Daniel Craig

The more recent James Bond films have actor Daniel Craig wearing an iconic Omega watch. Here he’s showing wearing the timepiece from his latest movie, the Omega Spectre. (You can check out an in-depth review of the Omega Spectre here.)

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Brad Pitt and Angelina

Patek Phillippe is a brand that didn’t have to endorse this celebrity couple to get their name out there. Brad Pitt is seen on many occasions sporting his Patek Philippe Nautilus. He enjoys the brand so much that he got his beloved Angelina Jolie a Patek Philippe Minute Repeater for $390,000. If that ain’t love, I don’t know what is.

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Leonardo DiCaprio

This superstar has had an amazing career in the film industry, starring in dozens of blockbusters of the years. So, that makes him a prime candidate for showing off some powerful timepieces. The brand that has captured his appreciation is none other than Tag Heuer. He often wears the Carrera Chronograph, which is shown below.

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What do you think of these celebrity watches? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

Watch Review: Pilot’s Watch IWC Top Gun Miramar

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IWC is one of those brands that pushes forward and takes risks in watch designs. Although creating unique watches can sometimes be hit or miss, IWC hit the mark when they developed the Top Gun Miramar Chronograph. Casually stylish, durable, and intricate, this is one timepiece perfect for completing your watch collection.

 

Materials

The titanium, ceramic finished case echos the military styles inspired by the 1930-1940s era. The beige hands, chapter ring, and green textile strap were also influenced by a military and Miramar pilot design (hence the name). And what we find most impressive is the inside of this timepiece: the 51111 calibre is made entirely in-house and is the largest movement developed by IWC. The soft iron inner case keeps the chronograph’s precision movement protected.

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Design

Although this watch isn’t exactly button-up friendly, it has a casual aesthetic that is necessary for completing a watch collection. First off, the color scheme is divinely matched: iridescent black, olive, cream chocolate brown and red all work together perfectly. Interestingly, the date window is widened by a day in either direction giving the appearance of an airplane altimeter (that’s where you can really see the WWII pilot influence.). In the dark, the dial reveals a wonderfully minimalist appearance. Everything is topped off with a Top Gun engraving embellishing the case back.

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Something else to note: this thing is kind of huge.

 

With a 46mm face, it’s hard to miss. Plus, a large face means an equally large strap to take up more room on the wrist. It may take some getting used to if you’re not used to wearing larger watches, but the style and IWC craft make it worth it.

 

Specs

  • Mechanical chronograph movement
  • Self-winding
  • IWC-manufactured 89365 calibre (89000-calibre family)
  • 68-hour power reserve when fully wound
  • Date display
  • Stopwatch function with minutes and seconds
  • Flyback function
  • Small hacking seconds
  • Soft-iron inner case for protection against magnetic fields
  • Screw-in crown
  • Sapphire glass, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
  • Secured against displacement by drop in air pressure
  • Water-resistant 6 bar
  • Case height 16.5 mm
  • Diameter 46 mm


Like what you see? Contact us at info@timepieceperfection.com for more info about the IWC Top Gun Miramar, and take a look at more watches from IWC.

4 Legit Reasons Why You Need a Hublot

Thinking about buying a Hublot, but not sure if you’re ready to commit? To help you make the right choice, we’ve laid out 4 legit reasons as to why you need to a get yourself one:

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Signature Design

Hublot Timepieces don’t represent the “Art of Fusion” among watch brands for nothing. Since they first started in the 1980s, men and women have been desiring these luxury watches for their unique style and class. The name Hublot (which means “porthole” in French) represents their signature port hole shape. The founder Carlo Crocco wanted to create watches that were durable, adaptable, and stylish at at once. Thus, the signature look of the Hublot was born.

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Intricate Manufacturing

When he first launched the company, Hublot became the first brand to combine both gold and rubber in a single watch. Their style is one that was created to fit comfortably on anyone’s wrist.  They’re also known for their combinations of polished and brushed gold and use of natural rubber straps that compliment and contrast the minimalist face. Crafted by hand with serious attention to detail, Hublot watches are durable yet comfortably weightless for the wearer. There most famous watches, such as the Unico, are known for their specialized functions and complications, a world-time GMT, and a patented bi-retrograde chronograph for timing football matches.

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Special Collections

Every year, Hublot manufactures a variety of special collection watches. They have collections all the way from your favorite futbol team to the latest special edition Ferrari inspired Classic Fusion Ultra Thin. Plus, they’re limited edition models are nothing short of spectacular. Each one of the special collection timepieces is not only prestigious; they’re designed with cutting-edge style and materials that make them some of the most coveted watches on the market.

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Customer Service

Something many watch lovers don’t think of is how a brand’s customer service is. What makes Hublot stand out from almost all other watch brands is their unbeatable and extremely helpful worldwide service. This company goes out of their way to please their customers from the time they receive the watch to any other concerns or needs they have as they wear it.


So now you know the truth: getting a Hublot is totally worth it. Check our latest collection of Hublot timepieces here!

Watch Review: Audemars Piguet Diamond Lady Offshore

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Looking for a watch for the lady in your life can be tricky.

 

But there’s a few luxury timepiece options that you simply cannot go wrong with —one of them being the AP Lady Offshore with a diamond bezel.

 

Stunning, classy, and extravagant, you should really expect nothing less from AP’s Offshore collection. Here’s a few more thing we love about this watch:

 

Materials

With a stainless steel case, glare proof sapphire crystal, and a diamond-set bezel, this watch is not only gorgeous; it’s highly durable. AP famously uses only the finest materials to construct their watches, and they didn’t hold back with this Lady Offshore. And to keep things casual alongside the diamond encrusted bezel, this timepiece sports a black rubber strap to match the screwdown crown and push pieces.

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Design

This watch is designed for a lady of luxury who enjoys an adventurous lifestyle. The signature “Mega Tapisserie” patterned, black face makes this immediately recognized as an Audemars Piguet. It’s beautifully contrasted by white gold Royal Oak luminescent hands. The black rubber accents and stainless steel framing gives this watch an edgy look. Yet the 32 brilliant cut diamonds keep this piece uniquely feminine.

 

Features

  • Selfwinding chronograph
  • date display
  • small seconds window

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CASE: 37 mm. Stainless steel case, glareproofed sapphire crystal, diamond-set bezel, black rubber-clad screw-locked crown and pushpieces

DIAL: Black dial with “Méga Tapisserie” pattern, Arabic numerals with luminescent coating, white gold Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating

SETTING: 32 brilliant-cut diamonds; ~1.296 carats (bezel).

BRACELET: Black rubber strap with stainless steel AP folding clasp

Functions: Chronograph, hours, minutes, small seconds, date

Total diameter:26.2 mm

Total diameter: 11½ lignes

Type of balance: Annular

Frequency of balance wheel: 3,00 (=21’600 alternances/hour) Hz

Type of balance-spring stud-holder: Mobile stud

Balance-spring type: Flat

Direction of automatic winding: Unidirectional

Type of oscillating weight: Monobloc in 18-carat gold

Number of jewels: 37

Power reserve: 40 h

Number of parts: 304

Water resistance: 50 meters

SPECIFICITIES

  • Integrated Chronograph movement
  • Column wheel Chronograph mechanism

 

Think this is the perfect watch for you or your lady? Contact us today to get this AP Lady Offshore at info@timepieceperfection.com.

Watch Review: Luminor 1950 Regatta

Looking for a watch that embodies the perfect balance between classic style and modern sportsmanship?

 

Well, we have just what you need: the Luminor 1950 Regatta.

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Born in Florence, Italy, Panerai developed a world renowned art of watchmaking. Paneria’s roots run deep as exclusive suppliers to the Italian Navy, which becomes obvious when looking at the mechanics and design of these high-precision instruments. Take a look at some of the reasons why the Luminor Regatta is one of our favorite luxury watches:

 

Materials

Every watch collection needs a timepiece that is rich with history yet wrought with innovation. Panerai has always used only the most prestigious and durable materials, and they didn’t hold back on the Regatta. Crafted with light, strong, and hypoallergenic titanium, this watch has remarkable physical and mechanical qualities to ensure that it can last a lifetime. So, this watch is virtually impervious to corrosion in a marine environment, making it a desirable seafaring timepiece. And it comes to no surprise that this metal is the material choice for the military and aerospace industries. After all, this titanium is as strong as steel, yet 40% lighter.

 

Design

When we tried the Luminor Regatta on our wrists, it just felt…right. This instrument is not only sleek; it’s comfortable, lightweight, and impressive in all things horological. Framed in the contrasts of a black face and a silver-toned titanium case, the Regatta has a modern color scheme that sets it apart from others of its kind. Orange, blues, and whites subtly tie the piece together, all the way from the hands to the hour markers.

 

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Features

Main feature:

Regatta Countdown

A countdown timer is pretty rare for a mechanical watch, which is what really sets apart this Luminor timepiece. The main feature on this watch in the Regatta Countdown. The reason behind this feature comes from the American Cup’s Boating requirements. Crews are given a 5-minute window to prepare their boats and position themselves for best entry at the starting line.  So crews must manage their speed and cross at maximum speed at the starting line.  Hence, this 5-minute countdown period on the Regatta.

 

Extra Features:

  • Chronograph Flyback
  • Seconds Reset

 

Tech Spec

Movement: Automatic mechanical,
Calibre: Panerai P.9100/R
Jewels: 37,
Power reserve: 3 days, two barrels.
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds, Chronograph Flyback, Regatta Contdown, Seconds Reset
Dial: Black with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. Chronograph hour counter at 3 o’ clock, seconds at 9 o’clock, central chronograph seconds and minutes hands.Water Resistance: 100 meters

 

Like what you see? Contact us at info@timepieceperfection.com to get your own Luminor Regatta!

Build Your Watch Collection: AP Ladies’ Royal Oak

Looking for a luxury watch for that special lady in your life?

We’ve found it —and it’s absolutely stunning.

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Watches from the Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak Offshore Collection are famous for their rugged design. However, this timepiece from the Lady Offshore collection is a little different: it’s classy, chic, and gorgeous enough to make any girl swoon.

 

Design:

Featuring their signature hexagonal design bezel, the Royal Oak Offshore collection by Audemars Piguet is characterized by dramatic proportions and high-tech components and materials that are obvious in the elemental design features.This watch is crowned by its unique “Mega Tapisserie” motif. The “waffle” textured face displays 4 functional apertures with each window displaying the a magnified date, 30 minute counter, 12 hour counter, and the small seconds sub-dial.

 

The model shown here is uniquely ladylike. With a diamond encrusted bezel, it was truly designed for a lady of luxury.  The white strap and stainless steel case keep it versatile and functional for every wardrobe and lifestyle. Plus, it looks breathtaking on any woman’s wrist.

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Various Features:

  • Chronograph
    • Since 1875, Audemars Piguet has been crafting watches featuring the chronograph. Used to time the duration of events, this featured complication is what makes this luxury watch go beyond its demand and adding to its functionality.

 

  • Perpetual Calendar
    • The self winding perpetual calendars display the date, day, month, moon phases, and leap years.

 

  • Grande Complication
    • The self winding timepiece from the Royal Oak Offshore Collection has powerful features and generous lines. It houses a rare complication called a minute repeater mechanism, which serves to chime on the hours, quarter, and minutes on demand.

 

  • Self Winding
    • Each timepiece in the Royal Oak Offshore Collections is self winding.

Functions: Chronograph, hours, minutes, small seconds, date

Total diameter: 26.2 mm

Total diameter: 11½ lignes

Type of balance: Annular

Frequency of balance wheel: 3,00 (=21’600 alternances/hour) Hz

Type of balance-spring stud-holder: Mobile stud

Balance-spring type: Flat

Type of oscillating weight: Monobloc in 18-carat gold

Number of jewels: 37

Power reserve: 40 h

Number of parts: 304

Love this watch? Take a look at more timepieces from the Ladies’ AP Royal Oak Offshore Collection.

 

Build Your Watch Collection: Rolex “Hulk” Submariner

 

When the subject of luxury watches comes up, Rolex always comes to mind. Of course, their timepieces are renowned for their durability and high-end materials. And their sleek, classic, and dashing style makes these watches extremely desirable.

But there’s something about this Rolex that’s just a little different.

 

It has all the materials and the same style as any Rolex should. Yet there’s something distinctly modern and unique about the Hulk Submariner.

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Materials:

What makes this watch special is the type of steel they use. In 2003, Rolex decided to switch from traditional stainless steel to to 904L steel. It looks better, lasts longer, and is more resistant to steel and corrosion. And the unique green bezel is what makes the Hulk Submariner more modern than the traditional steel watch. And it’s made out of a distinctly different material: Cerachrom. Unlike an aluminum inlay, Cerachrom is an extremely hard ceramic material that protects the color, even after years of wear and tear. And as a state-of-the-art diving watch, it functions underwater flawlessly.

Design:

What we love about this timepiece is how attractive the design is. As if a Rolex didn’t already catch everyone’s eye, the Hulk Submariner’s green face and bezel set it apart from others in the collection. Gorgeous white hour markers match the geometric hands, which ties everything together perfectly.  And the face is 40 mm — simply the perfect size for any man’s wrist. Plus, it’s made for diving, yet it’s dressy enough to wear with your favorite suit or tux. And with a unidirectional bezel, handsome steel bracelet, and large date display, it has everything you could want in a Rolex.

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Tech Specs:

DIAMETER: 40 mm
MATERIAL: 904L steel
BEZEL: Unidirectional, Cerachrom insert in ceramic,
CRYSTAL: Scratch-resistant sapphire
WATER-RESISTANCE: Waterproof to 300 metres / 1,000 feet
MOVEMENT: Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding
CALIBRE: 3135, Manufacture Rolex
FUNCTIONS: Centre hour, minute and seconds hands. Instantaneous date with rapid setting. Stop-seconds for precise time setting
WINDING: Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
BRACELET: Oyster, flat three-piece links
BRACELET MATERIAL: 904L steel
CLASP: Folding Oysterlock safety clasp with Rolex Glidelock extension system

Interested in the Hulk Rolex Submariner? Contact us at info@timepieceperfection.com so we can get you your perfect watch.

Need a Graduation Gift? Check Out These 4 Luxury Watches

 

As graduation for your loved one approaches, you’ve probably been thinking about what to get them. Whether they’re moving on from high school or will receive their hard-earned college degree, you’ll want to give them a gift that will keep them inspired for years to come.

 

And truly, giving a graduate an artisan timepiece is the most sentimental and valuable gift you can give them.

 

A luxury timepiece is more than a piece of jewelry. Meticulously crafted watches last for decades, and they’re often kept as heirlooms to last from generation to generation. And that also means that the watch will be a priceless treasure for your loved one, giving them confidence every time they wear it.

 

To help you find the perfect watch for your loved one, we’ve picked out a few different styles from the top watchmakers in the world:

 

 

Ladies’ Timepieces:

 

Cartier Ballon Bleu

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With elegance and charm, this Cartier Ballon Bleu would please any graduate as a gift. The touches of blue on the sword-shaped hands and guilloche dial complement the classic Cartier face and steel bracelet and case. And the dual-row diamonds make this watch nothing short of luxurious.

 

Cartier Tank Anglaise

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What we love about this Cartier Tank Anglaise is that it has a dignified style with a twist. The streamlined design and reinforced lines are made chic with the combination of pink gold and steel together. And the brilliant-cut diamonds embedded on the luminescent face makes this watch a beautiful gift for a beloved graduate.

 

 

Gentlemen’s Timepieces:

 

Rolex Explorer II

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What better gift to give than one of the most coveted watches in the world? You simply can’t go wrong with giving a Rolex as a gift. And the model shown here would make a stunning gift: the Rolex Explorer II. Designed for explorers and adventurers, your grad will feel inspired as they venture into their new season of life with this watch.

 

Hublot Big Bang Evolution

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With “the art of fusion” as their motto, Hublot created the Big Bang Collection by infusing a variety of high-end materials to create a stunning and unique sports watch. It’s modern and bold in style, and will leave a strong impression on both the wearer and all who see it. But be warned — giving this Hublot Big Bang Evolution as a graduation gift will put all his other gifts to shame!

So, will you be giving your graduate a gift that will last for years to come?


If you find that any of these watches are just the gift you’re looking for, send us an email at info@timepieceperfection.com.

Watch Comparison: Piguet, Patek Philippe, and Cartier

There’s something undeniably classic and subtly powerful about a intricately crafted steel watch.

 

As we’ve searched through our collection here at Timepiece Perfection, we’ve found three perfect steel-cased watches to review today: AP Royal Oaks, Patek Philippe Chronograph, and Cartier Ballon Bleu.

 

Audmars Piguet Royal Oak

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The watchmakers of Audemars Piguet are known for creating luxury timepieces that implement artistic mastery with technical virtuosity. The exquisite and famous variety in the AP Royal Oaks Collection is why their watches are often featured in our articles. This time, we’ve decided to take a closer look what makes this AP chronograph so impressive.
This AP Chronograph is notably elegant and distinctly masculine. Crafted in stainless steel and utilizing state-of-the-art components, everything from  timekeeping to chronograph features perform flawlessly. And the detail in the Grande Tapestry face and recognizable hexagonal bezel give this timepiece the luxurious Royal Oaks touch.

 

more tech specs:

  • Case width: 41 mm
  • Chronograph function:
    • Column-Wheel chronograph movement.
    • Large central seconds counter hand.
    • 30 minute sub-dial counter located at the 3 o’clock position.
    • 12 hour sub-dial counter located at the 9 o’clock position.
  • AP Caliber 2385
  • Jewels: 37 Jewels
  • Power reserve: 40 hours.
  • Water resistance: 50 m

 

 

Patek Philippe Complication

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As pioneers in innovative complications such as the perpetual calendar, chronograph, and minute repeater, Patek Philippe has always been a leader in the world of watch making. And without a doubt, this watch from their Men’s Complication Collection is nothing short of prestigious.

 

This Annual Calendar Chronograph is the perfect blend of sport and luxury. Made of steel, it’s versatile for both formal and casual wear. It’s play on contrasted colors such as its signature red numeral and hand give this watch a pleasing and eye catching aesthetic. And as a true Patek Philippe, it goes beyond style: its movements are an example of technical panache. With pristine precision, it keeps accurate and reliable time and dates on all apertures.

 

more tech specs:

  • Movement: Mechanical self-winding
  • Caliber: CH 28-520 IRM QA 24H
  • Annual Calendar
  • Chronograph
  • 60-minute and 12-hour mono counter
  • Apertures: Day, date and month
  • Bracelet: Steel with fold-over clasp
  • Case back: Sapphire-crystal case back
  • Water resistant: 30 m
  • Case diameter: 40.5 mm

 

 

Cartier Ballon Bleu

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Unique design elements, high-end materials, and versatile style — that’s what makes a Cartier a Cartier. By incorporating classic looks with a modern twist, this watchmaker has creating a simply stunning unisex watch: the Ballon Bleu.

 

True to the Cartier standard of luxe and ingenuity, this Ballon Bleu is stunning on the wrists of men and women alike. The elegant Roman Numerals lay a path that draw the eye to its gorgeous guilloché dial. The sleek white face is decorated with their signature blue sword hands to keep perfectly accurate time. The convex curves of this case sets this instrument apart as a modern and chic Cartier.

 

more tech specs:

  • Case Width: 36.2 mm
  • Movement: mechanical with automatic winding
  • Crown: fluted set with a synthetic spinel cabochon
  • Dial: silvered guilloché opaline
  • Cartier caliber 076.
  • Case back: sapphire crystal,
  • Bracelet: steel.
  • Water-resistant: 30 meters


Need some help with choosing which luxury watch is best for you? Check out our tips on how pick the perfect timepiece or other watch reviews, and let us help you find the most important accessory you’ll ever own.

Beginner’s Guide to Building a Watch Collection

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So you’re ready to start your luxury watch collection.

 

The question is, where do you even begin?

 

To help you find a good starting place, we’ve put together a list of tips and guidelines to walk you through the process:

 

Choose your brand.

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It’s important to choose a reliable watch brand as you consider starting your collection. And don’t choose a timepiece for its name — learn its history. By researching the craftsmanship, art, and standards of a watchmaker, the choice will be much easier to make. Still unsure where to start? We recommend looking into reputable brands such as Breitling, Panerai, IWC, and Rolex.

 

Think about functionality.

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If you’re looking for a watch to meet specific needs, you can choose one based on it’s performance and functions. Depending on the type of watch you want, each one will have different complications. A diving watch, for example, has distinctive features such as a unidirectional bezel and enhanced readability in the dark. A pilot’s watch generally has a world timer and a chronograph. And even if you aren’t a diver or a pilot, you may need those specific complications for your daily life (Or maybe just because they’re really awesome features to have on a watch!). Either way, you should narrow down what features you desire from your timepiece.

 

Check out our list of watch terms to help you figure out what features your timepiece needs.

 

Know how you’ll wear it.

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Do you know what occasions you’ll be wearing your watch? Daily wear? Formal events? Extreme conditions? For your first luxury watch, simply decide if you are looking for a specific style or versatility. For more tips on how find the watch you need, check out our post on how to wear a watch.

 

 

Buy what you love.

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It doesn’t matter how impressive or valuable a timepiece is — if you don’t love it, you won’t wear it. Figuring out what you truly want is the main principle here. It’s worth the extra time in research as you make your decision.

 

 

Take your time.

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Building a watch collection of pieces that you’ll truly appreciate takes time. When you get a new timepiece, enjoy it before you buy another one. And then when you’re ready for your next piece, do extensive research on what you want.

 

 

So are you ready to build you watch collection? Do your research, take your time, and check out some of our specials and latest arrivals.