The Serious Watches
IWC - $9,995
If you are looking in this category, you are interested in timepieces that can be considered by watch connoisseurs as "collectibles". In other words, watches in this price range will not lose their value over time but will increase in rarity. Ranging from Rolex to Maurice Lacroix, this section encompasses many different styles of watches. GMTs, Chronographs and Retrogrades are functions associated to the $10,000 price range. Each timepiece demonstrates extremely high quality of craftsmanship and originality. As always, most advantageous pricing is linked in the image. Personal searches are available as always through the "Contact Me" page.
1) Hublot Big Bang Classic Fusion
The name Hublot in the watchmaking business is synonym to innovation, quality and originality. From their signature "H" logo to the ever so successful Big Bang collection, Hublot watches range from extreme discretion to exuberant tourbillon designs. This timeless classic version of the Big Bang will please anyone, be it watch geek to fine-good lover. The signature carbon dial matched with the highest quality of rubber straps available makes this watch truly unique. An In-House Hublot movement will power this watch for longer than most will be around.
2) Maurice Lacroix Roue Carrée
Maurice Lacroix does not share the generations of high end watchmaking that many other brands at this price point enjoy. It is in a way a "new player" in the game of complicated watchmaking. This did not stop the brand from making a clear name for themselves. Several design awards and a few years later, Maurice Lacroix presents the Roue Carrée, a revolutionary design. The intricate combination of a square and a triple-circle to illustrate the seconds is unique to Maurice Lacroix in the watchmaking business. Needless to say this movement is In-House. The watch's design is so special it will be recognized by anyone who sets their eye on it. A power-reserve indicator helps the owner know when to wind his or her watch.
3) Jaeger LeCoultre Master Compressor Geographic
The Master Compressor Collection from Jaeger LeCoultre contains many different models, each with it's own twist of originality. The brand has one of longest fine-watchmaking histories, starting in 1844. The most distinguishable feature of the Master Compressor line is the watches' ability to become water-resistant through the turning of small lugs at the base of each crown rather than twisting the crown itself, common on a majority of watches. Two arrows, red and white, indicate whether or not the crowns have been tightened or not. This LeCoultre features a dual time zone display and, in addition to the date display, is waterproof to 100m.
4) Rolex GMT Master II
Perhaps you noticed this watch from the main picture on the home page. Rolex incarnates the American standard of a quality watch. Their rugged, bulky design works well together and gives watches a certain degree of refinement. Rolexes have become an icon due to their virtual indestructibility, quality and accuracy. The in-house movement that powers this Rolex GMT delivers outstanding accuracy while the solid stainless steel bezel and case support the watch perfectly. This watch is a timeless classic that can be worn while playing tennis or going to the World Business Forum.
5) A. Lange & Sohne Langematik
A. Lange & Sohne's inspiring classical designs has brought the brand to the top of the watch world as the ideal blend of design simplicity and mechanical complication. This entry-level model clearly demonstrates A. Lange & Sohne's style, and is the pinnacle of elegance. Impossible to go wrong with the ageless design and permanent accuracy. The owner of an A. Lange & Sohne will appreciate the fine quality of this watch no matter their level of watch knowledge.
6) Tag Heuer Grand Carrera Calibre 36 RS Chronograph
This watch is Tag Heuer's ultimate pride. Appearing for the first time as a concept and slowly making it's way to production, this watch has been anticipated all over the world. The brand's sporty nature lives within this super-accurate 1/10th of a second chronograph and beautiful Calibre 36 movement. This watch rivals in accuracy and quality with the most expensive sporty watches available. What's more, it's 36,000 bph are astonishing.
7) Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Le Chronographe
We try to vary our selection and show the most different brands possible, but this Maurice Lacroix simply cannot be missed. It's stunning dial and mechanism make it just that: a Masterpiece. The watch speaks for itself, with it's crystal-caseback that allows the owner to marvel at the mechanical genius that this chronograph represents. A 1/5th second chronograph has never been so beautiful.
8) Blancpain 50 Fathoms
Few sport watches become as iconic as this Blancpain. It goes without saying that Blancpain watches are among the highest quality watches readily available, and this waterproof diver's watch is no exception. Water-resistant to 300m, it is perfect for a dive enthusiast looking for a stunning and accurate watch to follow him everywhere he goes, literally. This watch will not be out of place in meetings or dinners and it's sturdy design will last a lifetime.
9) Cartier Calibre de Cartier
Cartier may have a reputation for it's beautiful jewelry and leather goods but their timepieces demonstrate stunning quality. Cartier's Ballon Bleu collection is unique and their watches match their jewelry's ultimate quality. Recently, Cartier has innovated in the industry in order to affirm itself as a serious watchmaker by creating a watch that never needs to be adjusted. The Calibre de Cartier has become an icon for the brand as well as within the watchmaker world. This watch is ideal for anyone with refined tastes who appreciates a brand's guarantee of utmost quality, be it from the 18k Gold that surrounds the dial or the alligator strap.
10) Omega DeVille Rattrapante Co-Axial
If you saw the Seamaster in the Under $5,000 section, this is it's big brother. The DeVille Rattrapante is one of Omega's most sophisticated and elegant watches. It's complex split second chronograph is a beauty to watch and will draw eyes even in the most formal dinners. The mere idea of possessing a watchmakers finest timepiece is a gift in itself.