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9 Luxury Watches that Make for a Timeless Investment

The world’s top marketplace for authenticated secondhand watches, eBay recently launched a campaign by the name of Film Noir. Against a jazz-infused black-and-white backdrop, romance unfurls between two young lovers. Cementing their timeless love affair are signature luxury watches, which practically leap off the screen. Let’s just say it’s our kind of campaign!

As with any collectible, some of these timepieces will hold their value better than others. To start your journey on the right foot, consider the following 9 luxury models. Whether you get one as a gift or investment or stylish accessory, eBay is the place to do it. Why? Because authenticity is guaranteed. Here are 9 luxury watches that make for a timeless investment.

1. Rolex Sky-Dweller 326933 White Dial Steel & 18K Yellow Gold Automatic Watch

With its uber-complex mechanics, 24-hour display, innovative bezel technology, and brilliant combination of Oystersteel and yellow gold (amongst other things), the Rolex Sky-Dweller 326933 practically defies categorisation. It’s also one of the brand’s more recent models so now’s your chance to get in before prices truly soar.

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2. Breitling Chronomat 41 Steel & 18k Rose Gold Men’s Watch CB014012/BA53-378C

This two-tone classic blends polished stainless steel with solid 18k rose gold and delivers gorgeous symmetry on the dial display. Swiss-made and scratch-resistant, it runs on Breitling’s own Caliber 01 movement with a 70-hour power reserve.

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3. Omega Speedmaster Date Steel Silver Dial Automatic Mens Watch 3513.30.00

Here are two words that no men’s watch collector ever argues with: Omega Speedmaster. This particular model flanks various subdials and signature markers with a tachymeter scale and case of premium stainless steel. It’s a thing of pure beauty.

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4. Cartier Santos Chronograph Steel 18K Yellow Gold Automatic 43.3mm Watch W2SA0008

Nothing says “modern luxury” quite like this new Cartier watch, which infuses classical hour markers with a touch of the avant-garde. Surrounding that is an unmistakable square-shaped case of 18k yellow gold. If you can afford one, get one.

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5. Patek Philippe Gondolo 5135 18k White Gold Calendario Watch Box/Papers 5135G

This Patek Philippe watch exhibits everything we love about the brand, such as an elegant moon phase aperture and radical three-part calendar display. Sealing the deal is a brown leather strap with an 18k white gold buckle. Get it pre-owned and in pristine condition and you’ll save just over 11k off the retail price.

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6. TAG Heuer Monaco Chronograph Steel Black Dial Automatic Mens Watch CW2111.FC6171

The racing vibes are strong on this TAG Heuer Monaco, which features retro design elements and a classic configuration. Everything from the square-shaped case to the signature display imparts the kind of timeless quality that only this brand can provide.

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7. Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph 18K Gold Automatic Watch 521.OX.7180.LR

Larger than life at 45mm, Hublot’s Classic Fusion Chronograph pairs blue and gold to dressy perfection. The automatic watch normally retails for US$30,800, but you can score this brand new one for just over 22k.

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8. Tudor OysterDate Chronograph Big Block ‘Albino’ 79180 Stainless Watch

Between its ‘Albino’ dial and stainless steel case, this Tudor timepiece generates a palpably clean aesthetic. A COSC-certified chronometer, it deploys a self-winding automatic movement, screw-down crown, sapphire crystal, and other Swiss-made tenets to seamless effect.

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9. Audemars Piguet Steel Offshore 44mm Navy Chronograph 26170ST

Equal parts rugged and distinguished, this Audemars Piguet chronograph is built for any occasion. Wear it to a formal event or underwater adventure or anywhere in between. Or simply stow it away and let it accumulate value over time. The choice is yours.

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Of course, one doesn’t need to indulge themselves in eBay’s latest campaign to recognise the timeless qualities of a classic luxury watch. A symphony of form and function, the best of these sexy stunners double as perfect gifts and triple as sound investments. Don’t believe us about that last part? Google “Paul Newman Rolex Daytona auction” and see where it takes you.

Should you want to partake in this timeless tradition, you’ll want to put yourself in trusted hands. That’s exactly why eBay offers a stellar Authenticity Guarantee (AG) program, which applies to most watches with a value of $2000 and over. When you purchase said watch, it’s automatically vetted by a third-party authenticator at no extra charge.

Once the authenticator’s multi-point inspection is complete, the watch is repackaged in brand new eBay packaging and then sent to you via expedited shipping with insurance and signature confirmation. Included with every applicable purchase is an authenticity report, which doesn’t just verify the product but also increases resale value.

Jacob Osborn
Staff Writer

Jacob Osborn

Jacob Osborn is an accomplished author and journalist with over 10 years of experience in the media industry. He holds a Bachelor's degree in English and Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin--Madison and co-authored a Young Adult novel through Simon & Schuster. Now based in Portland, Oregon, Jacob specialises in entertainment, technology and alcohol reporting. You might find him crate-digging at the nearest record store or sampling whisky at the nearest bar. He daydreams of travelling around the world, but for now, the world will have to come to him by way of lifestyle products, gear, gadgetry, and entertainment. Let's call it a happy compromise while he saves up for the next big trip.