VALUE FOR MONEY
Quality timepieces that won’t break the bank
THESE BRANDS STAND OUT FOR HAVING QUALITY MECHANICAL TIMEPIECES THAT DON’T BUST THE BANK – THEY’RE ALL BELOW $7,000.
A luxury mechanical watch – durable, exclusive, long-lasting – is a superb choice when money is no object. But if you don’t want to be left out of pocket, there are still a number of outstanding options for you to pick from.
The key is to look for features that follow in the footsteps of their highend brethren. It’s a good bet if it has a luxury-style finish, unique complications, functional design or a strong heritage – better still if it ticks all these boxes.
Ultimately, you want a timepiece with a mechanical movement, still widely regarded as the must-have of luxury watchmaking. Most mechanical movements in these value-for-money pieces are automatic, but you’ll be able to find a few that can be manually wound.
Here are the best options under $7,000 from four brands that give you more bang for your buck.