Whether you are a first time buyer or veteran horologist, here are our top picks by category: Power Watches – Timepieces For Every Price Range.
(L-R) Rolex Datejust, Breitling Blackbird Chronometre, Cartier XX, Franck Muller Cintree Curvex
Features: Big designer names, but at a quarter of the price. The movement in them, the engine that drives the watch, is the same as a $20,000 or $30,000 watch. The difference is the case metal, such as stainless steel versus white gold. A stainless steel Cartier Roadster looks identical to a white gold Cartier Roadster and is just as dependable.
(L-R) IWC Portuguese Minute Repeater, Cartier Rotonde Perpetual Calendar Chronograph, Patek Philippe Annual Calendar, Rolex Masterpiece Tridor
Features: These watches have gold and platinum cases. They also have complications such as calendars, days of the week, moon phases, stopwatch features and minute repeaters.
$100,000 Power Watches
(T-B) Piaget Limelight, Cartier Tortue XL Tourbillon, Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon, Breitling for Bentley Flying B
Features: Diamonds and more! More complications, like tourbillon and minute repeaters. The minute repeater chimes, which marks off the minutes. You can count it off and know what time it is without looking at the watch. It’s one of those manmade features that is all about ingenuity.