If money permits, one of the most important accessories is perhaps a luxury watch. Luxury watches aren’t just functional, they are also a wonderful addition to your wardrobe.
For quite a long time, luxury watches have been recognized as a symbol of a person’s success. Brands such as Rolex, Cartier, Patek Philippe, TAG Heuer, and also others seem to demand instant respect and admiration.
Although the primary purpose of luxury watches is to tell the time, more and more of today’s styles offer wonderful, additional benefits. For example, some serve as two-way radios, small computers, or even as a display for your position on earth using GPS technology. It is amazing to think how sophisticated the capabilities are on luxury watches.
While many watches have increased their capabilities, some have opted to go above and beyond the latest technology to offer something more—time pieces that are built to last a lifetime. Of course, these premier watches are known as luxury watches.
Before you purchase a luxury watch, there are a few things you should know. Once you do, you should have no problem choosing the luxury watch that is right for you.
When it comes time for you to shop for a luxury watch, it is important to know the difference between an automatic watch that doesn’t run on batteries, and a quartz watch that does.
An automatic watch runs by the physical movement of the wearer’s wrist. It means that if it isn’t worn for a period of time, it will stop ticking. Shaking it will, however, bring it back to life.
A quartz watch uses batteries and is usually less expensive than an automatic.
Next you must compare caliber automatic watches to standard automatic watches. Automatic luxury watches function without the use of batteries, but after a while the time will be slightly off. A caliber automatic luxury watch is able to provide better precision.
For example, after a standard automatic luxury watch is worn for a month, it will typically be off by 12 minutes, while a caliber36 automatic will be off by only 2 minutes.
In addition, a standard automatic, if stored, will run for 36 days before it stops ticking, while a caliber 36 automatic will run for 50 days. Of course, the higher the watch quality, the higher the price.
Lastly, choose a watch that fits your personality. There are so many luxury watches available today, it can be very overwhelming trying to choose which will best meet your needs.
Each brands tend to specialize in certain areas of timekeeping. For example, A TAG Heuer is known for its accuracy in the sports world, especially when it comes to gold and auto-racing.
In fact, Tiger Woods, a well-known professional golfer, has helped the company to design the Link Tiger Woods Limited Edition luxury watch, his own signature. It was designed for golfers who prefer to wear a lighter watch on the golf course.
Now that you know what to look for, you can easily narrow down what type fits your needs from the various type of luxury watches available.