If you have been exploring the idea of starting your own luxury timepiece collection but you have no idea where you should begin, you are not the only one. The notion of investing in a fine timepiece may be a daunting one, however, with a few helpful tips, not to mention great prices that the pre-owned and vintage market has to offer – you will soon be on your way to having an enviable collection. Below is our recommendations for some solid starter timepieces to begin building your high-end timepiece collection and the rich history that is behind each piece.
Omega Speedmaster Automatic
There are few timepieces that offer the recognition and the renowned factor that an Omega Speedmaster offers. It was, after all, the first timepiece to go to the moon. Of course, whereas the original Omega watch that made it to the moon was a manual-wound chronograph, we still would recommend the automatic version of the Speedmaster.
Cartier Tank Solo
Along with a sports watch, every gentleman should also own a dress watch in his collection. When it comes to dress watches, no one does them quite like Cartier does. Famous for their masculine silhouettes, the Maison Cartier are masters of differently shaped watches, such as the Tank.
Breitling Chronomat Evolution
If you have ever spent any amount of time browsing through men’s luxury timepieces, you will have no doubt have noticed that two-tone models have been a pretty popular choice for decades. Rather than choosing between white or yellow metals, going for a timepiece that includes both is a great option.
You might think a Rolex would be out of the question and out more than likely out of the budget when beginning a watch collection. You would be wrong. The Swiss watchmaking giant – and the world’s leading luxury brand boasts a diverse range of timepieces at different price points.
Rolex is no stranger to world firsts, and the Datejust is just one of many. Introduced in 1945, the Datejust was the world’s first automatic chronometer-certified wristwatch to include a date window on the dial. While we may take this for granted today, it truly was a mechanical feat during its era. Since then, the Datejust has enjoyed its iconic status in the luxury watch space, seamlessly balancing distinct design hallmarks with plenty of variety.
Although there are countless Rolex Datejust models to choose from, if you’re just starting out your luxury watch collection, we recommend a stainless steel Datejust ref. 16030. Avintage classic, the Datejust ref. 16030 dons a well-proportioned 36mm steel case topped with an intricate engine-turned steel bezel. The understated silver dial includes simple stick hour markers coupled with the famous date window at 3 o’clock. Of course, like most Rolex watches with the date functionality, the aperture is magnified by the Cyclops lens affixed to the crystal protecting the face of the watch. In keeping with its traditional looks, this Datejust is outfitted with the five-link Jubilee bracelet, which is in fact, the bracelet style that made its debut on the inaugural Datejust.
With a Rolex Datejust in your watch box, you’re well on your way to creating a stellar timepiece collection.
About Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry
Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry has been providing quality products and professional services to the metropolitan Denver, CO area since 1951. The very first watch repair and service facility ever opened in Colorado. Dan Matheu, watchmaker, pioneered watch repair and services in Colorado. Today, Scott Matheu is at the helm steering Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry. With his vision, Scott opened a watch store in Highland Ranch and has made Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry not only one of the largest watch stores to provide watch repair in Englewood, CO but also the entire state.
Whether you need watch repair in Englewood, CO, watch engraving, or even if you have an antique watch that you would like appraised, you can count on Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry to provide you with superior service each and every single time. All of our watchmakers are factory trained and we have CW21 Certified by the American Watchmakers and Clockmakers Institute (AWCI) on site. This certification has the most stringent standards for watchmakers performing repair, restoration, and service work on watches. With one of the largest service centers in the metropolitan Denver, CO we are not only able to provide watch repair in Englewood, CO but to the entire 50 states as well.
Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry is also a factory authorized service center for Cartier, Tag Heuer, Philip Stein, Swiss Army and many more brands. When you use Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry for your watch repair in Englewood, CO, you can rest assured knowing that you will receive our (2) two-year warranty on major watch repairs that we provide. If you are looking for the best watch repair service center throughout the United States, you cannot go wrong when you choose Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry. With certifications from not only AWCI but SAWTA too, we not only stand out from the pact; we lead it.”