The most popular women's luxury watches are fine watches by the most popular and widely known brands with global name recognition and reputation for making premium watches of superior quality and design.
This is the largest, most widely known class of luxury timepieces. The general public knows these to be the 'best of the best' watches. Easily recognizable and highly coveted by everyone, these luxury watches are the ultimate symbols of class and achievement. The luxury wristwatches of choice to impress everyone.
They are elegant and stylish classic luxury watches with good movements, original and attractive designs, superior craftmanship, quality materials, they offer true luxury without skimping to keep prices low or going to outrageous excesses that inflate the cost.
Their durability and modest depreciation rates make the long-term cost of ownership worth it. They stay valuable and prestigious for years to come. They can be passed down in the family. If properly maintained, they can also be resold whether it is 6 months or 30 years down the line.
Most popular ladies luxury watch brands: Rolex, Omega, TAG Heuer, Breitling, Montblanc, Maurice Lacroix, Baume and Mercier, Tudor, Ebel, Longines, Rado, Corum, Cartier.
Movements- High-end movements mass produced by the brand or by a different company and then often customized by the brand. Mostly very high-grade quartz and chronometer-grade mechanical automatic movements.
Unique Design- Some designs are trend setting while some are traditional. Each brand has one or more very distinctive styles some inspired by a brand's iconic creations.
Prices range from $1,000 to $20,000. $1,000-$4,000 for steel models. $2,500-$8,000 for Gold on leather straps. $5,000-$20,000 for gold on gold bracelets and adorned with precious stones.
Screwed Bracelet Links- They look better, are of better quality and last longer than bracelet links attached using pins.
Chronometer Certification- Movements tested and certified for superior accuracy and precision.
Solid Metal Construction- They should have high quality internal finishes in solid metal. If it is steel, it should be premium grade. By examining, trying on and looking at the watch, you can be able to gauge the quality of the metal used. It is heavier and looks premium even to an inexperienced eye. A quality construction looks refined and skillfully assembled.
Quality Case Finishes and Polishes- A good polish on good metal, not a coating that will wear off eventually, polish that looks good and lasts. Fit and finnish of fine jewelry, high quality surgical steel grade, solid gold 18k or 14k and adorned with real gemstones.
Sapphire Crystals- This is the best dial protector material. It is highly scratch resistant, durable and long wearing than mineral or acrylic and the most expensive. Antireflective sapphire crystals eliminate glare so it is easy to read time and other information displayed on the watch dial.
Value Retention- These are collector brands. They retain value well and have a high demand and resale value in the used market. Well cared for, they can last for many decades and are still valuable at their vintage age.
Secure Deployant Clasp- A locking deployant clasp, double or triple locking is better than a single locking clasps for securing the watch to your wrist and ensuring it does not fall.
True luxury watches are sold by authorized dealers such as high end jewelers and watch shops. They are also sold by unauthorized gray market dealers at discounted prices.