Luxury timepieces exude a sense of art and the credit entirely goes to the immense amount of craftsmanship and time that goes into their making.
The part of the watch that keeps the time accurate is the movement. It can be mechanical or electronic. Some brands make their own movements.
Complications add a bit of excitement to mechanical movements. Chronographs, calendars and date and time zone displays are some of the examples of complications that a watch can have.
A chronograph watch has a stopwatch function, allowing the user to measure a moment in time.
The mechanism that tightens the timepiece’s mainstream by turning a small dial is called a winder.
• Perpetual Calendar
Perpetual calendar is different from a standard calendar. The highlight to it is that it doesn’t need to be adjusted, regardless of the month.
A small opening on the timepiece’s face, which provides an indication behind is known as aperture. Further, the day, month or moon phase are the most commonly featured indications found in a luxury watch.
Know your luxury watch brands
• Omega, $2,000 +
This Swiss luxury brand with official ties with NASA is for the sports freak. James Bond has endorsed OMEGA in his movies since 1995’s Golden eye. One of their recent re-issues is the beautiful – Speedmaster MkII.
• Panerai, $4,000 +
Panerai owes its current fame to Sly Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger for wearing their big-diameter sandwitch dial watches. Watches by Panerai are classics that are never out of fashion.
• Rolex, $5,000 +
Rolex is the most recognized luxury watch brand in the world. Rolex Submariner is its classic model till date and adds grace to every outfit that you wear.
• IWC, $6000 +
This luxury timepiece brand is the only Swiss watchmaker located in the eastern portion of the country. Their designs are beautiful and elegant. The luxury brand has got replacement parts and can repair and restore watches from every era.
• A. Lange & Sohne, $15000 +
A. Lange & Sohne is one of the finest luxury timepiece brands in the entire world. The watch brand develop their own in-house movements.
• Patek Philippe, $17000 +
The luxury watch brand is well known predominantly for their automatic and hand wound mechanical watches. You got to be successful enough to earn a Patek Philippe for your wrist.