Investing in a luxury watch can be an expensive but worthwhile purchase. For people who spend thousands of pounds on a timepiece, the purpose far transcends being able to tell the time! In many ways, it is a lifestyle choice and can help to convey their personality. There are many benefits to owning a luxury watch. It can help you cement your unique style, celebrate a milestone or leave a lasting legacy. Premium watches can also be an excellent investment opportunity as the price sometimes increases due to demand usually being more significant than the production rate.
Perpetual Time is a professional watch repair and servicing workshop based in our hometown of Liverpool. Run by Alex Photi, a Swiss certified WOSTEP watchmaker, Perpetual deals with a wide range of services covering all makes and models of watches. One of their core brands is Rolex, of which they can offer high-quality repairs and Rolex servicing. Rolex is easily the most recognisable brand and perhaps the first make that people think of when the words luxury watch are uttered.
Rolex is one of the finest brands for luxury watches, and it is incredibly trendy within the celebrity lifestyle scene. Perpetual Time will talk us through some of the best Rolex watches and namedrop some of the stars that have worn them.
Rolex Daytona Rainbow
We have to start with one of the snazziest watches of all time – the Rolex Daytona Rainbow watch! This Rolex model is the very definition of bling. The Daytona Rainbow is an extravagant and marvellous watch to look at, and it’s one of the most wanted makes. If you don’t believe us, do a Google Image Search – you’ll be in awe at how stunning it is! The watch has a spectacular 47 sapphires, and as the name suggests, the design features a rainbow-style colour effect. The timepiece is often worn by actors, footballers and NBA players, but the biggest star of them all is Post Malone. The singer is regularly seen showing off the watch to the world. While the watch’s retail price was around £70k, it is now sold for as much as £250,000!
Rolex GMT Master II
Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the world’s best football players and highest-paid athletes, so of course, he owns one of the most expensive Rolexes to date! Ronaldo is the proud owner of an 18k white gold Rolex GMT Master II, which he loves to share with his eagle-eyed followers on Instagram. The watch is often also known as the GMT Ice. This watch is just bursting with diamonds. To get this watch, you’ll have to make way with at least £350,000 – a value that is worth more than a lot of people’s houses! The GMT Ice is heavily customised and extremely expensive, while the Pepsi GMT is cheaper and more common.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Next up is the Rolex Oyster Perpetual. This watch is much cheaper than the options mentioned above, but at around £10,000, it’s still a hefty purchase! The 2020 edition of the watch features 41mm in stainless steel and a jubilee bracelet. Italian book author and luxury watch expert Giorgia Mondani has been pictured with this watch. Mondani’s timepiece has a turquoise dial, but other similar models, such as the Oyster Perpetual 36, have a multi-coloured dial comprising red, yellow, light blue, pink, and green.
At Perpetual Time, we have plenty of practice repairing and servicing the hugely popular Rolex Submariner model! The very first Submariner make was released all the way back in 1952, and ever since, it has been commonly used by deep-sea divers. Most modern Submariners can reach a whopping 300m deep! Actor Tom Hardy was spotted wearing the watch in 2018 while promoting his new film, Venom.
Rolex Explorer II
Let’s finish with a model that has become a popular sports watch – the Rolex Explorer II. Despite being initially designed for professional caver explorers, the Rolex Explorer II has emerged as a popular choice for athletes. Swiss Tennis player and former world number one Roger Federer has previously worn the watch, as has actor Jason Statham. The watch features 40mm in stainless steel, a black dial, and an oyster bracelet. It is available for around £6,000.
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