If you’re fan of luxury watches then, chances are, you will be well aware how prohibitively expensive timepieces from the leading Swiss watchmakers can be. But, fear not, there are a veritable array of spectacular luxury watches on the market that don’t break the bank or have you taking out a pay-day loan to facilitate the purchase…
…let’s take a look at our top 3 luxury watches for under £1000:
Taking 3rd Place on the Podium:
Bulova Accutron Kirkwood Black Dial Watch
Price – £595 Approx.
Bulova Accutron watches are one of the most unusual luxury timepiece collections on the market as they were originally established way back in 1875 (as Bulova) but it wasn’t until 1960 that they acquired their Accutron moniker and became famed for creating what was considered the first ‘electronic’ watch. The stunning watch above from their Kirkwood collection comes with an equally stunning price-tag of sub-£600 and has many great features including:
- Sapphire Crystal Glass
- 100m Water Resistance
- Swiss Made Automatic Movement
Securing the Runner-up Spot:
Longines Heritage Silver Watch
Price £760 Approx.
The ultimate in sophistication, this Longines watch from the Heritage collection is certainly one impressive timepiece and the fact that you can get one in the bag for under a grand makes it an absolute steal! Longines watches are one of the oldest Swiss watchmakers and this is something that is reflected in the elegant designs of their high-end timepieces. The watch above has a multitude of impressive characteristics which make its comparatively low price tag all the more astounding and these features include:
- 11 Gilt Applied Index Markers
- Gilt Dauphine Hands with Superluminova
- 38 Hour Power Reserve
- Self-Winding Automatic Movement
- Luxury Black Alligator Leather Strap
Taking our Top Spot:
Maurice Lacroix Les Classiques Chronograph Watch
Price – £950 Approx.
Sneaking in just below our £1000 price-cap is this breath taking watch from the Maurice Lacroix Les Classiques collection. The Swiss watchmakers are one of the most contemporary on the market (having only been established in 1975) but it is clearly apparent that they have wasted no time whatsoever in crafting the sort of luxury watches that their more established Swiss counterparts like Breitling and TAG Heuer would be proud of. The amazing watch above boasts the following impressive features (amongst others):
- White Dial with Polished Steel Detailing
- Moon Phase Indicator
- Domed Sapphire Crystal Glass Case
- Swiss Made with Battery Powered Quartz Movement
- Black Crocodile Effect Leather Strap
All images courtesy of The Watch Gallery – www.thewatchgallery.co.uk.