The Luxury List is a monthly column on all things luxury, tapping the foremost experts in the fashion space to explore everything from craftsmanship deep dives to the little-known details to consider when buying fine jewelry.
On The Luxury List column, I’ve recently covered everything from the fine jewelry pieces that have gone viral on Instagram to the key designer shoes to know about to the cool bags that are destined to define 2021. In the latest installment, I’m focusing on a topic I’ve been eager to dive into—the best designer watches on the market to have on your radar.
I’m personally considering my first investment watch purchase, so I’ve been studying some of the most iconic designer watch brands, as well as the cult models that you’ll spot on celebrities and fashion insiders. After entrenching myself into the glamorous world of designer watches, there are some key styles to know about. These include everything from iconic brands you’ll be familiar with to limited-edition pieces collected by the most in-the-know watch connoisseurs. Here, discover 5 beautiful designer watches to know about if you're considering the investment.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Panthère de Cartier
Cartier is home to many iconic watches, but the Panthère de Cartier is carving itself out as a key buy among the fashion set and celebs including Dua Lipa, who wears hers on repeat. Originally launched in 1983, this style is a nod to the fun-loving decade—but couldn't look more modern to this day.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak
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Audemars Piguet is a true watch insiders' watch. With limited-edition releases and fine craftsmanship, the brand produces of the most highly-coveted watches in the world. Their most popular design, the Royal Oak, was introduced in 1972 and can be spotted on celebs including Mary-Kate Olsen and Harry Styles.