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)

£450.00 >

Longines Conquest


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 L3.659.4.58.3)

£480.00 >

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)

£490.00 >