What are the things that come to your mind when you hear the words, luxury watch? You might think of prominent brands such as Rolex and Patek Philippe along with their prime automatic watches. Although what you are thinking is correct, luxury watches certainly have different aspects that a lot of people might not know about.
Most of the time, luxury watches are only seen as expensive timepieces, but they are actually more than that and there are reasons why they come with pretty hefty price tags.
For you to understand what I mean, I am going to talk about some luxury watch trends that you should know about in 2020.
The recent trend in the watch industry is for people to wear oversized watches. This is done purely from an aesthetics standpoint and although there are some that would definitely love wearing oversized watches, there are also some that would definitely shun the idea.
For the latter group, they would be happy to know that wearing smaller watches is going to be a huge thing moving forward.
Think about some fantastic men’s watches, including the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Date and the Bulgari Octo Roma.
Smaller watches are those that have diameters ranging from 36-40mm.
Heavy Emphasis on the Materials
Luxury watches are always created using only the finest materials on the market, but you can expect more luxury timepieces that make use of new materials that are most likely going to be popular moving forward.
For instance, the Tag Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 Black makes use of carbon elements that not only make the watch look dapper but are also sturdy as well.
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold is a timepiece that women will surely love but all of the materials used are new and they are known to last for a very long time.
Charged for the Retro
Luxury watches are built to last, so it is only fitting that watchmaking companies look back at some of their old creations and somehow modify them to look good in the modern era.
That being said, there are watchmaking brands that create new watches that are inspired by some of their old creations. After all, a watch’s horological value increases as the timepiece ages.
Take a look at the Montblanc 1858 Automatic watches. They have a vintage military design but the company is looking to create a refresh of the watch that makes it more appealing for the modern crowd.
When Buying Luxury Watches
Now that you know the trends that are likely going to be popular in 2020, you must now know exactly how to buy luxury watches.
Keep in mind that there are watchmaking brands that would ask you a series of questions before you can actually make the purchase.
I suggest that you physically go to a watch store instead of buying stuff online (though, this notion will change if you are buying directly from the watchmaking company).