A serious, high-quality luxury watch is often perceived to be a costly affair – something purchased only once in a lifetime, and to be passed down to generations. However, in today’s luxury watch market premium brands are making it easier for gentleman to buy a luxury watch – with simple designs, which don’t sacrifice quality. Here are three luxury watches that can be bought for under £500, each from prestigious luxury watch brands:
Dreyfuss & Co. 1890
This Dreyfuss & Co. stainless steel leather strap watch is not a luxury watch that will put you in debt. For the price it is a very good alternative to more expensive luxury watches as it is Swiss made with a Swiss quartz movement, it has sapphire crystal and is waterproof to the Seafarer standard. It has all the qualities found in a Swiss luxury watch without being too over-the-top and over-complicated with functions. Perfect for those who want a simple luxury watch.
(Detail: Dreyfuss & Co. 1890 Steel Seafarer Black Strap Watch DGS00086/20)
Longines are a famous luxury watch brand that has been in the business since 1832. Their watches can be bought for thousands of pounds but they also sell entry-level luxury watches for less than £500. This watch, again, has the basics of a luxury watch- leather strap, sapphire crystal glass, Swiss-made and water resistant to 30 metres. It also has a protected screw-in crown so it can’t be knocked accidentally.
(Detail: Longines Conquest Stainless Steel Quartz Watch L3.6184.108.40.206)
Maurice Lacroix Eliros
Maurice Lacroix watches are iconic in Swiss watchmaking. They are artistic and utterly sophisticated. Again, like Longines, the brand sells watches from under £500 to over £5,000 and the lower priced watches are as beautifully designed as the higher priced watches, they just lack complications and features.
(Detail: Maurice Lacroix Eliros Steel Anthracite Dial Quartz Watch EL1084-SS002-310)