X Items in my bag 0
0 £0.00
SELL YOUR WATCH | find out more
Quick Contact form

The Ultimate Watch Collection - Which Watches Do You Need?

The Ultimate Watch Collection
Which Watches Do You Need?

A luxury Swiss watch collection is a personal collection, and only you can decide which watches you want in it. However, if you're getting
started with your own collection, or you are looking for some inspiration for your existing collection, here are some classic watches that would be great to have in any collection.

Rolex Submariner

Rolex watches are always a good bet for a watch collection, and the Rolex Submariner is a great option, especially if you are building a collection as an investment.

The first Rolex Submariner was released in 1953, and the design has changed little over the years. This diving watch was one of the original casual sports watches, and was simply ground breaking in the watch world. These Rolex diving watches are tested in pressurised tanks of water for full quality control and the highest levels of precision, making this watch a must for any collection.

Omega Speedmaster

This high-end Swiss chronograph sports watch comes in a huge variety of styles, so there is something for every collector. It was released in 1957, and is known as the “Moonwatch” as it was chosen by NASA astronauts to be worn during the American moon walking. The Omega Speedmaster is listed as one of the models qualified to be worn during spaceflight. These watches were first worn by the Pilots in the military

Rolex oyster

Another classic Rolex for your collection, is the Rolex Oyster.

This luxury watch first came out in 1926, and it is famous for being the first waterproof watch to be created. In 1927 the Rolex Oyster watch was put to the test when English Swimmer, Mercedes Gleitze swam the English Channel wearing the now infamous watch. The swim lasted 10 hours and once complete, the Rolex Oyster was in perfect working order.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso

This 1931 watch was the first real sports watch. The name is inspired by the Latin for “I turn around” and was first developed for Polo games. Polo players required a durable watch, which the Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso is, but Jaeger LeCoultre took this a step further and designed a watch case that swivelled to keep the watch glass and face protected during the games.

Its oblong face is a unique and iconic design of the Art Deco era and it is still being sold today thanks to immense popularity and style.

CARTIER TANK

Released in 1919, this was the first commercial wristwatch, and it has remained popular ever since its launch. Many famous people have owned one, including Grace Kelly and Princess Diana, so you'll be in good company with this in your collection. The Cartier Tank watch was inspired by the Renault tanks used in World War One. Louis Cartier was so inspired by the lines and proportions of the tanks design that he created the Cartier Tank timepiece to reflect this.

Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon

Patek Philippe, the luxury watch specialist, created just three models of this very rare and very expensive watch each year. The watch is known for being one of the most complicated timepieces to have ever been produced. The creation of the Sky Moon Tourbillon took 8 years to complete and shows an equation of time display, a blue enamel moon phase display that also shows the month, a weekday, date and leap year display, as well as sunrise and sunset displays. This incredible piece of craftsmanship is given pride of place in the Patek Philippe Museum in Geneva. It may not be a piece that you can add to your collection, but, it's worth aspiring to.

Consider Some Vintage Watches

You can buy some of the latest models in Swiss watches, but you may also be keen to invest in some vintage watches when you build your collection.

Vintage watches are usually less expensive, and you may be able to get original models that are still in good working order. Rolex watches
are the leaders of the vintage watch market because their watches are such high quality, so perhaps start with an original Rolex model.

swiss watch company

If you would like to add to your current collection, or would like some advice on how or where to start with building a collection, get in
touch for advice on where you should start, particular models and any queries you may have.


Rate this article.
Article isn't rated yet.  Write a review.

Contact Us (or Request a callback)

Our office hours are 9.00am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday. Callback for UK numbers only
Name *
Tel *
Email *
Enquiry *
Validation Code *
Please enter the 4-digit code shown to complete your request. This is to help us prevent spam.
CLOSE X
Thank you for subscribing to the
Watches.co.uk Newsletter