A Love of Luxury Watches: Our Six Favorites Under $20,000

There are a variety of reasons why some choose to buy a luxury timepiece. You might think an expensive watch is merely a status symbol, but it’s so much more! A luxury watch can be a fashion accessory – a stylish statement piece to compliment a well-chosen wardrobe. There’s a functional aspect, because you’re typically dealing with a quality timepiece that will last many years; luxury watch aficionados are apt to pass them down for generations. And finally, a nice watch can be a great investment. We’ve chosen six luxury watches that are made of premium materials that will not only retain value, but also increase over time. Which of these watches is your favorite?

Rolex Submariner


Rolex Submariner
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This classic has been around since 1953. As Rolex’s website states, “it’s probably the only diver’s watch you can wear with a tuxedo.” What do we love about it? At 62 years old, it’s never gone out of style.

Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch


OMEGA Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch
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If you want to show the world that you have a refined taste level, this is the watch for you. It was worn on the first lunar landing by Buzz Aldrin in 1969, and is definitely one of the most iconic watches of all time.

Tag Heuer Monaco


Photo courtesy of Monaco


We were sold on this watch when Steve McQueen wore it in the 1970 film “Le Mans.” The square face makes it interesting, as does the fact that it’s the world’s first timepiece with a belt-driven transmission.

Patek Philippe Calatrava


Patek Philippe Calatrava
Photo courtesy of Patek Philippe


While other watches are a little more bold, the Calatrava exudes subtle elegance. Considered to be a dress watch by many, it looks perfect with a nice suit or even a tuxedo. Comes in a variety of gold finishes.

Breitling Navitimer


Breitling Navitimer
Photo courtesy of Breitling


This watch is a functional piece of art, and a favorite of pilots and aeronautical enthusiasts alike. It’s very recognizable with a large steel case and black dial. It’s also water resistant to a depth of 30 meters. Another classic, it looks great with just about anything.

Jaeger-Lecoultre Master Ultra Thin Perpetual


Jaeger Lecoultre master ultra thin
Photo courtesy of Jaeger Lecoultre


To stay under $20,000 you’ll be purchasing this timepiece in stainless steel, which is actually our favorite of the available treatments. The watch is elegant, with a display and calendar that is extremely easy to read. Wear it with both casual or dressy attire.

So which of these luxury watches is your favorite?

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