As the old adage goes…old is gold. Classic watches never go out of fashion and are well worth your investment. HOT explores some options.
Watchmakers have a history and heritage that spans decades and sometimes even centuries. It is natural to seek inspiration from the past. This has led them to create a gamut of classic watches that include the essence of the heritage style and design codes of the brand.
Some Classic Watches
The Da Vinci Automatic 36 by IWC Schaffhausen
A dainty sized watch is evergreen. With a 36 mm case size, this is a beautifully proportioned watch. The gold case with linked bracelet together with 54 pure white diamonds on the bezel exudes a pure charm. The discreetly recessed inner circle on the dial, the semi-circular crown and the round date window at “6 o’clock” form a harmonious ensemble. A watch that is classic and elegant at the same time.
The Oyster Perpetual Submariner by Rolex
This watch has everything that we have come to expect from the brand- a perfect merge of form and functionality. Just a glance, and its recognizably Rolex! Its superior performance under the waters is equalled with a spectacular look on the shore as well. The archetype of the divers’ watch, epitomizes the historic link between Rolex and the underwater world.
Bvlgari Bvlgari Lady by Bvlgari
The dedicated feminine version of the Bulgari Bulgari watch is a welcome addition! The Roman jeweller has enriched a much-loved collection. The case shape represents a timeless architecture and the purity of the dial, studded with diamond hour markers, is enthralling. The vivid hues sported on the dial and the strap is indeed an exquisitely playful and joyful way of approaching feminine watchmaking.
Panthere de Cartier by Cartier
There is great beauty in simplicity, as can be seen from this iconic watch. Though this watch collection is primarily quartz based, the purist aesthetic makes it a classic and signature timepiece. The original aesthetics of the collection remain: square case with screws on the bezel, Roman numerals, railway track index, and a tiny Cartier logo embossed in the X digit. This is one timeless investment- a precious watch that can easily work across different occasions at different times of the day. The yellow gold watch cements the maison’s dedicated to giving women a pure jewellery watch- touching the very roots of the DNA of the brand.
L.U.C XPS Twist QF Fairmined by Chopard
We know Chopard not only as a spectacular jeweller and watchmaker, but also has a brand that has spearheaded sustainable luxury. This L.U.C watch is made of ethical pink gold from certified sources. There is a play on symmetry here, with the asymmetry of the small seconds appearing at 7 o’clock on the dial. Coupled with the ultra-thin case and raised sunbeam motifs it evokes a timeless aesthetic. The watch is in a 250-piece limited edition.
Nautilus 5711/1R by Patek Philippe
One can see the warmth of pink gold, in a watch that is dressed head to toe in the metal. Add to this the gradient dial in brown-black that also bears the characteristic horizontal stripes of a legendary collection. You’ve got a classic in hand! For this watch Patek Philippe has refined the links in the metal bracelet for greater comfort and to reduce the weight, an important aspect of making an all-gold watch. The three-hand automatic movement is hallmarked with the Patek Philippe Seal and has the benefit of a Spiromax silicon balance spring.
Blending traditional ideas with cutting-edge watchmaking expertise, these classic watches show that the watchmaking industry is a merry confluence of the old and the new.