Whether you’re trying to keep your budget as close to the £10k mark as possible or reaching for the stars with a lavish investment, this guide to the best luxury watches on the current market is sure to give you some inspiration before making a purchase. Covering a myriad of styles, finishes, and features, these timepieces are some of the most exquisitely crafted, having been pioneered by world-leading experts within the luxury watch industry. Whether you’re opting for a horological complication or a minimalist design, there’s a design for every person’s tastes and needs in this complete guide to watches priced at $10,000 or over.
Vacheron Constantin Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin Blue
If you’ve come to a point in life where investing in a statement piece is about celebrating the successes you experienced, this timepiece is the perfect instrument to do it with. It’s a companion for professional and personal occasions. This new 18k rose gold Perpetual Calendar is fresh out of the brand’s manufacturing facilities this year and comes with all the technical features you need to keep on track of a busy lifestyle, combined with an in-house movement that you can trust with your life. A captivating blue dial fills the space inside a 41.5mm case. The watch’s features include; hours, minutes, perpetual calendar, hand-type day of the week, hand-type month, hand-type date, moon phase, 48-month counter with leap year indication, and a solid 18k rose gold bracelet. This new Vacheron Constantin Overseas Perpetual Calendar is, without a doubt, the ultimate lifetime investment for businessmen, an avid traveler, or experienced watch connoisseur.
Hublot Big Bang Unico King Gold Ceramic Watch
A glimpse of the column wheel powering this dynamic Hublot Big Bang Unico watch is exposed through its dial side, complete with chronograph sub-dials trimmed in Hublot’s King Gold to match the finish on the case. This powerful, masculine-infused Big Bang Unico watch comes with a flyback function that makes measuring elapsed time even more effortless with just one simple push of a button. Cleverly, the date feature has been incorporated into the 60-second chronograph sub-dial at 3 o’clock, surrounded by a satin-finished black ceramic anodized bezel with 6 H shaped titanium screws. Hublot Big Bang Unico watches like this are designed to get a wearer noticed. This model is a great conversation starter and can be paired with sporty attire as well as something more elegant during the evening.
Patek Philippe Nautilus
Ladies Patek Philippe watches are some of the most expensive in the world, so if you’re a style-conscious woman looking to invest your savings in a timepiece from this prestigious brand you’re going to want to make it count. The Nautilus watch is a distinct looking timepiece that can be mistaken for no other. Models from the collection are highly coveted and have an almost cult-like following. You can choose between diamond-set bezels and all-gold cases. This ladies Patek Philippe Nautilus watch is crafted from 18k rose gold and features an understated white horizontally textured dial with a simple date aperture at 3 o’clock. The in-house designed self-winding Caliber 324 S C with sweep seconds provides a useful 35-hour power reserve for those occasions you may want to alternate it with another favorite.
Breguet Classique watch
Timekeeping at its simplest. This Breguet watch boasts a timeless design that can be paired with smart, relaxed, or professional attire easily. It features the iconic Breguet hands that so many other prestigious watchmakers have adopted. A slim bezel opens up a midnight blue dial, creating a sense of space and simplicity. Stylized Arabic numerals around the hour track join a practical date aperture at 3 o’clock If you’re a lover of traditional-looking timepieces and you’re a fan of automatic watches, this is the timepiece to invest your money in. The watch is powered by an in-house developed movement that features intricate hand finishes and breath-taking examples of craftsmanship put on display through a sapphire-backed case.
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms watch
The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms collection is home to several stylish designs that combine practical diving features with an instantly recognizable aesthetic. It was considered the first modern diver’s watch when it launched in 1953, blending a love for the ocean with impeccable timekeeping. Dressed in black aesthetics, this diver’s watch has a universally appealing design featuring luminescent coated hands and hour markers. A unidirectional rotating bezel can be used to keep track of remaining dive time whilst under dark depths of the ocean. Providing 24-hour comfort, the timepiece which is powered by a reliable automatic movement is completed on a supple black leather strap with white contrast stitching. The engine of this Fifty Fathoms watch is encased inside a 300-meter water-resistant stainless steel case. Whether you’re diving in this watch or adding the perfect finishing touches to a smart dinner jacket, the Fifty fathoms watch impresses on all levels.
Breitling AVI 1953 Edition
This platinum model from Breitling embodies all the archetypal design codes you would expect to see in a pilot’s watch combined with a state-of-the-art mechanical caliber. The 41mm platinum design celebrates the Co-Pilot Ref. 765 AVI which was originally introduced in 1953. It features an engraved rotating bezel and a highly legible dial in blue. This rugged reliable pilot’s watch boasts tone-on-tone chronograph dials at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock, alongside sand-coloured luminous coated Arabic numerals around the hour track. The Breitling B09 Calibre is infused with examples of the finest craftsmanship courtesy of the company’s expert team of technicians. It provides a 70-hour power reserve and remains protected inside a 30-meter water-resistant screwed-in caseback. Limited to just 153 pieces worldwide, this is an investment piece to get your hands on before it becomes impossible to seek out.
A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia Annual Calendar Platinum Watch
This annual calendar only needs to be adjusted once a year on the last day in February. Crafted from platinum the watch hugs the wrist effortlessly with a comfortable black leather strap, promising to pair easily with formal attire. This A. Lange & Sohne watch sits at the top-end of the price list but comes complete with an oversized double date window at 12 o’clock, a moon phase display, a day aperture, and a month window. When the crown is pulled out of this 38.5mm case to conveniently reset the date, the patented Zero Reset feature stops the movement, and the second hand jumps to zero. One of the most impressive features of this men’s annual calendar watch is that its moon-phase display only needs to be corrected once in 122 years. This is a clever and beautifully proportioned timepiece for any gadget lover.