what is a luxury watch

June 6, 2022 By Eden Smith

Sometimes it can be hard to know whether purchasing a second hand watch is the right thing to do, especially when you’re considering buying a luxury second hand watch. You know you want to make an investment but choosing the right pre owned watch can be very daunting, especially when you’re willing to spend a large sum of cash. Here at T. H. Baker we’ve got over 130 years experience in fine jewellery and luxury watches, with the UK’s large collection of second hand jewellery, we definitely know about pre owned watches and their value.

With brands like Rolex, Breitling, Omega, Cartier and Tag Heuer in our collection, there is a large variation of options to suit your needs and your style. It is important before beginning your search to put some time in to getting to know the brands available and their different features and specifications, there are plenty of options to choose from for your perfect pre-owned luxury timepiece.

When it comes to luxury watch brands, they can be a brilliant investment or heirloom piece that can be cherish for generation. Knowing whether this is something you want to have with your choice of timepiece is one of the things that should be taken into consideration when deciding whether or not you should purchase a luxury second hand watch.

The definitions of luxury in the dictionary are:

“The fact of enjoying special and expensive things, particularly food and drink, clothes and places”.

“A thing that is expensive and pleasant but not essential”.

“A pleasure or an advantage that you do not often have”.

A luxury watch is something that is normally a watch of a much higher price range, higher specification and with the inclusion of special materials to create this timepiece. Normally hand crafted or manufactured in Switzerland, due to its official testing certificate institute. Outside of Switzerland there is only the Japan Chronometer Inspection Institute that are authorised to certify timepieces.

The materials used to create this luxury watches normally consist of gold, platinum, titanium, ceramics, as well including exotic materials like moon dust or meteorites. Obviously when you get a luxury item, you would always expect some inclusion of items like precious stones and diamonds to give the piece some sparkle.

In luxury watches there are normally addition complications such as, tourbillion, perpetual calendar, minute repeater, equation of time, power reserve, moon phases, chronograph, Rattrapante and Grande Sonnerie. These editions are normally used to create more excitement for the timepiece and are usually widely associated with luxury watch specifications.

There are many different luxury brands of watches sold at House of Watches and T. H. Baker, including Rolex, Breitling, Omega and many more. Treat yourself or a loved one to the perfect luxury timepiece, whether it be extravagant and luxurious or simple and practical, House of watches and T. H. Baker will have the perfect pre owned watch for everyone. Shop our collection of men’s and women’s second hand watches online now at T. H. Baker and House of Watches.