If you’re looking to tighten the purse strings in 2013 but don’t want to depart from luxury completely, then you will be glad to hear that there are some truly stunning men’s watches available for under £1000.
Needless to say, a luxury watch is an investment and if you’re looking to purchase a high-end timepiece for the first time, you may wish to kick-off by spending less than a grand which is perfectly understandable. Fortunately, there are some truly fantastic luxury watches from the likes of TAG Heuer, Raymond Weil and Longines available for this incredible price and we will be looking at 3 of the best below:
Dreyfuss & Co. 1890 Watch – Price £500 Approx:
Dreyfuss & Co are one of the most affordable Swiss watchmakers on the market and serve as the perfect starting point for those consumers wanting a high end luxury watch which doesn’t cost the earth. The fantastic Dreyfuss & Co 1890 watch above is a striking timepiece with impressive features which include rose gold coloured indexes, domed sapphire crystal black dial, luminescent details on hour markers for high-visibility in low-light conditions.
88 Rue Du Rhone 42mm Chronograph Watch – Price £650 Approx
There are new luxury watch brands popping up all the time but it takes a special brand to gain the sort of traction that allows them to compete with the bigger, more established watchmakers. There are some that achieve this, however, and it is fair to say that 88 Rue Du Rhone watches are definitely one that falls into this category. 88 Rue Du Rhone are a new Swiss watch brand but one that has roots that run deep in the horology world as they were founded by the grandsons of another famous luxury watchmaker, Raymond Weil. They have already turned heads with their stunning timepieces which are surprisingly affordable, such as the superb 88 Rue Du Rhone 42mm Chronograph watch above.
Longines Classic Heritage Watch – Price £800 Approx:
When it comes to watchmakers with a rich heritage in the world of horology, Longines will certainly be one of the first names to spring to mind. Longines were founded in 1832 and were the official timekeepers at the first Official Olympic Games – something which is testament to the high esteem in which this Swiss watchmaker is held. They create a wide variety of eye-catching timepieces to suit all tastes but if you’re after a spectacular, yet understated, luxury watch for under £1000, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more suitable choice than the Longines Classic Heritage watch above. It boasts the sort of vintage appeal which is set to popular in 2013 and wouldn’t look out of place on the wrist of Don Draper.
Leo is a luxury watch blogger who, despite being unable to afford any of the pieces that he writes about, has a love of the world’s best Swiss watchmakers such as Breitling, IWC, Baume & Mercier and TAG Heuer. He writes for a number of men’s lifestyle and luxury living sites and magazines. Images have been used with permission of The Watch Gallery.