There are so many watches that could have easily made it to this list, but we’ve had to decide upon six luxury watches that we think are an iconic piece of history. These are all timepieces that have an extensive history and immaculate craftsmanship behind them, some of which can’t be topped, even by competitors. An iconic watch has a great story behind it, and that’s what these six watches can offer a buyer.
Patek Philippe is considered by many to be one of the most luxurious watch brands in the world. This specific timepiece, the Perpetual Calendar, has a charm to it and added bonus – this watch doesn’t need to be reset for 200 years. This makes for a great addition to your wardrobe if someday you’re wanting to pass down your watch collection to family or friends. It’s a great timepiece for a family heirloom. As Patek Philippe are one of the ‘big three’ of watchmaking, the Perpetual Calendar is often seen as iconic and is on the want-list of many.
The Breitling Navitimer was originally met with scepticism because of its unusually large size. However, the Breitling Navitimer has a lot to offer as a practical watch. The dial tends to be pretty crowded, but that’s because this watch can offer you functions like a slide rule. A watch this large isn’t for everyone, but this watch has made it to the list because of its practicality and because it seems to be such a hit for watch enthusiasts.
The Submariner is a watch that is in high demand. Every watch collector wants this watch. This does mean that it can sometimes be difficult to get your hands on new, so it might be a good idea to think about buying a second-hand Submariner. Even though the Submariner was originally created to be a watch for deep-sea divers to wear when diving, this watch still remains just as versatile for everyday use, particularly for sports use too.
We would argue that the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak is deserving of the ‘most iconic’ award. This watch changed everything when it was released, plus it’s extremely popular with people. They’ve got an extremely unique octagonal bezel and statement dials which makes it completely different from any other watch on the market right now. Audemars Piguet is considered as one of the most luxury watch brands, even though they only sell a couple of designs of watches. The Royal Oak watches are more pricey than other watches on this list, but that’s expected when it comes from such an iconic brand.
Rolex have already made it onto this list once already, but we couldn’t forget about their iconic Datejust timepiece. The Datejust initially doesn’t appear as anything special, and to be honest, its design is pretty basic. However, this is the charm of the Datejust watch. The design is simple but effective and it does the job it needs to do. The Datejust will look elegant and classy with any outfit, day or night. That’s why it’s made it onto this list, because of the versatility behind this iconic timepiece.
If the Omega Speedmaster is good enough for astronauts to take to the moon, then it’s probably good enough for you. After all, you don’t get more iconic than going to the moon. The price of the Omega Speedmaster is also very reasonable considering how popular this timepiece is and how notorious Omega is. The Speedmaster is Omega’s most well-known watch and has a huge audience. Because of this, it makes it a great investment as people will always be interested in buying this watch.
If you’re reading this list because you’re wanting to add a new timepiece to your collection, or even begin your collection, then one of these watches could be for you. By choosing one of these iconic watches, you’re ensuring that your watch will last, and it will be made with the utmost care. Having any of these iconic watches on your wrist is a blessing.