Watches to Treat Yourself
Tax season is officially over! For those who have already filed and are wondering what to do with your return this year, we have a few suggestions. We sat down with resident watch expert and buyer, Alan, to get his opinion on watches in different price points for you to treat yourself. Maybe your refund won’t cover the entire cost of a new timepiece, but it will definitely help fund it!
IWC is at it’s best when they keep things simple. The first Ingenieur was an instant classic, and this new one retains a lot of that original DNA. Sure most people associate the more geometric Genta case with the Ingenieur, but this classic look is just as timeless. The Ingenieur line has seen a lot of experimentation over the years, good and bad, but this homage definitely got it right.
Behind the smokescreen created by all of the turmoil and arguing over the new Sea-Dweller, Rolex released (in my opinion) the winner of Basel 2017. $14,400 for Rolex’s most complicated movement (in their current line) in a very wearable steel /white gold combination is a steal. This new, sleek, black-dialed version in steel is a much more accessible, and makes for a great daily wear.
The Royal Oak has always looked good. Thus, Audemars Piguet hasn’t really been forced to change too much. Case sizes have gotten a bit larger over the years, but what has really been embraced are the unique dial/color options that have been introduced to the market. A Royal Oak with a blue dial (15300, 15202, etc.) has always been a coveted prize among collectors. AP making this newest iteration of the R.O.C available as part of their regular (non-boutique-only) product line, is sure to satisfy many a hungry wrist.