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Here's Everything You Need to Know Before Buying Your First Luxury Watch

Consider this your definitive guide.
Here's Everything You Need to Know Before Buying Your First Luxury Watch
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Consider this your definitive guide.

One of the most solid fashion investments you can make is a top-grade, elegant watch. Trends come and go, but a quality timekeeper is a universal symbol of stature, taste, and class. So, if you've been mulling over the prospect of taking your wardrobe to the next level, we suggest looking into an exquisite, sophisticated watch that you'll be able to envision yourself wearing for decades to come. 

Here, we lay out five tips that will help you figure out the best luxury watch for you. Take a look: 

1. Decide on your preferred color and material. 

There are three major parts to consider when deciding on a watch colorway: the bracelet, the case, and the dial. The watch case is the intricate frame on which the dial sits, and it may come in a material that's different from the dial itself. When looking into steel or gold watches, it's recommended that you select a metal that complements your skin tone. Warmer skin tones will look stunning when paired with deep yellow gold, while cooler skin tones will pair elegantly with white gold, silver, and steel. 

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This sporty Seamaster Aqua Terra from Omega features a rich steel and gold case bedecked with diamonds. Its' dial is cut from a luxe mother-of-pearl, while the two-toned bracelet is in stainless steel with gold links. 

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Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Co-Axial, $9,600, (approximately P460,800), OMEGA 

2. Pick an overall design that will match your lifestyle. 

If you plan to wear the watch everyday, whether it be to work, errands, or the occasional coffee run, it will be best to opt for one sans the diamonds, pearls, and flashy gold hardware. A piece with a trusty leather bracelet and subtle dial might be the best pick for you, especially for extended wear. It's all about choosing a realistic item that will serve you. 

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The De Ville Ladymatic comes in different colors, but this muted cornflower blue number makes a dainty statement. 

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De Ville Ladymatic Co‑Axial Chronometer 34 mm, price unavailable, OMEGA

3. Figure out whether you'll need a watch with unique features and specifications. 

Do you intend to wear your timekeeper to the beach? If yes, then you will want to secure a watch that is comfortable, lightweight, scratch-resistant, and, of course, totally waterproof. The Seamaster Planet Ocean is just the thing: It was built to withstand being 600 meters or 2,000 feet underwater, which makes it beyond perfect for divers and sports enthusiasts. The best part? It's so much more stylish than a run-of-the-mill sports watch.

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Many other luxury watches also possess impressive specifications, such as resistance to heat and magnetic fields. 

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Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Co-Axial Master Chronometer, $6,550, (approximately P326,471), OMEGA 

4. Choose a watch that will seamlessly match the items in your wardrobe. 

It's safe to say that you expect to get maximum wear out of any hefty purchase. That said, it's advisable to choose a watch in a clean, neutral color that will pair easily with everything else you own. Elegant, kitsch-free watches will last you a lifetime and transcend style fads. The De Ville Ladymatic is an excellent pick– its flawless color scheme is dainty, luxurious, and timeless. 

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De Ville Ladymatic Co‑Axial Chronometer 34 mm, price unavailable, OMEGA
 

5. Think long term: Figure out the best buying plan given your budget. 

Of course, it goes without saying that you must come up with a budget when buying a luxury watch. However, the cheapest watch is not always the wisest choice. Think long-term and consider investing in a timepiece that will be desirable decades down the line, especially if you have plans of passing it down as a heirloom. A trendy statement watch might become gauche and dull in the coming years. Conversely, a quality, solid gold watch like the De Ville Prestige will forever be a declaration of luxury. 

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De Ville Prestige Co‑Axial Chronometer 32.7 mm, estimated price $20,000, (approximately P960,000), OMEGA

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