Given that everyone always has the precise time in every timezone on the planet in their pocket, a mechanical watch that costs more than home may appear to be an odd investment. Watches, however, are no longer just for telling the time. Or, to put it another way, they’re not simply for telling time.
Instead, they’re more akin to functional jewelry, a means for guys to treat themselves to something nice while also knowing that what they’ve bought will do more than simply look nice. Of course, the best timepieces are attractive. Your investment, like that of an Italian sports car, also includes fine engineering and decades of history.
- Ulysse Nardin Hannibal Minute Repeater Tourbillon
It appears that watchmakers have a fondness for Roman culture. A theme honoring the Hannibalic War may be found on the Ulysse Nardin Hannibal Minute Repeater Tourbillion. However, the engraving is not the only feature that distinguishes this watch as opulent and pricey. From the primary plate to the top bridge, every component is hand-finished. The ulysse nardin fake watch has a ‘Westminster Minute Repeater,’ which isn’t your average minute repeater if you’re not a music fan. It has a unique musical system, similar to Big Ben’s, but considerably quieter.
- George Daniels Co-Axial Chronograph
In comparison to the other pieces on our list, it has a more classic and minimalist style, but why would the most famous watchmaker of the twentieth century need to be brash? George Daniels only made a few dozen watches in his lifetime, but the creation of the Co-Axial Escapement technology, which he later sold to Omega, was his most significant contribution to the industry.
- Louis Moinet Meteoris Collection
The high price tag of the ‘Meteoris Collection,’ which is named after Louis Monet, the famed 18th century-born inventor of chronograph watches, is rather fitting, all things considered. The line, which consists of four watches, includes precious stones and meteorite bits embedded in the dials. Each watch features a one-of-a-kind piece of rare space rock: the ‘Tourbillon Mars,’ for example, features a chunk of the Jiddat al Harasis 479 meteorite, a genuine 180 million-year-old piece of Mars that fell to Earth.
The pocket watch (yes, we’re going off-piste, but just look at it) was commissioned by an unknown lover of Marie-Antoinette, the former French queen – and cake advocate. The project was started by Abraham-Louis Breguet, a famous horologist, and completed by his son in 1827. The gold-encased glass reveals the sophisticated mechanism inside, which is based on the most cutting-edge technologies of the day.