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Top 5 Watches to collect as Investment timepieces.

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If you are an avid watch collector and admire the sheer brilliance and craftsmanship of these timepieces, you need to consider the three pillars of watch investments: brand recognition, demand and rarity. Using these as our top fundamentals, we created a list of our 5 most exclusive watches to invest in. 

Tudor Heritage Black Bay

The diver's watch, manufactured in stainless steel, draws its characteristics from the Tudor history, fitted with Tudor's MT5602 self-winding mechanical movement and a bidirectional rotor system. It has 70 hours of power reserve, this one is a must-have for 'dive' hard fans. Expert Kyron Keogh, managing director of ROX states "stick to the classic pieces that people will always want and you'll have a watch that, 10 years down the line will recoup the majority of your outlay". https://www.tudorwatch.com/watches/black-bay  

Rolex Submariner

The legendary Rolex Submariner - also known as the watch that unlocked the deep, being the first timepiece capable of accompanying a diver to 100m whilst remaining waterproof - came into existence in the 1950s. It is manufactured in a 904lL waterproof stainless steel case which now descends to 300 metres (1 000 feet) deep. Expert Simon de Burton, an auction specialist, states "Rolex's steel sports watches are a surefire investment, you never see examples older than two or three years selling for less than what they originally cost". https://www.rolex.com/watches/submariner.html 

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Automatic 

The name already sounds luxurious: the Royal Oak, made up of 280 parts and 40 jewels, is a symbol of excellence and class. The Royal Oak is powered by a self-winding manufacture calibre of 3120 movements with a 60-hour power reserve which cements its position as a modern icon. Watch Expert Kyron Keogh, Managing Director of ROX states "The Royal Oak has barely changed for a good reason: its Gerald Gentas octagonal case and the integrated bracelet was spot-on from inception". https://www.audemarspiguet.com/en/watch-collection/royal-oak/ 

Omega Seamaster 300m 

Famous for its appearance as the watch of choice for James Bond since 1995, the Seamaster 300m incorporates a sand-blasted black dial with rhodium-plated hands, coated in vintage super-LumiNova, and is an essential timepiece to have in your collection. Watch expert Lloyd Amsdon, co-founder of watch finder states "Buy into James Bond's model of choice and you'll be buying into a brand that's increasing in resale value faster than anyone else". https://www.omegawatches.com/watches/seamaster 

Panerai Luminor base

Designed in Italy and manufactured in Switzerland, the Panerai Luminor base features a hand-wound OP I calibre that comes with a 56-hour power reserve. Inspired by the 1950s collection created for underwater agents in the Italian Navy the Luminor is a rebirth interpreting the classic proportions in a contemporary manner. Watch expert Simon Sutton director at Watches of Knightsbridge states: "Panerai's chunky, cushion-shaped watches are a modern cult phenomenon and one of the best investments you can make." https://www.panerai.com/us/en/collections/watch-collection/luminor/pam00560-luminor-base-8-days---44mm.html 

Many people underestimate the value and quality when producing timepieces, and the technical mastery behind the work. "It takes 20 years to build a reputation and 5 minutes to destroy it, think about this and you will do things differently."- Warren Buffet

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