These Are The Heritage Watches You Should Invest In Before You’re 30

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Heritage Watches
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If you’re serious about your timepieces, these are the styles you should be coveting

So much more than just a way to tell the time, a woman’s watch is a statement piece of jewellery and one of the most important fashion purchases you will ever make. Featuring outstanding quality, craftsmanship and design, heritage watches are some of the top timepieces available and the ultimate way to adorn your wrist. While the luxury price tag can be daunting, these timeless pieces will last you for life and can be passed down to future generations.

 

Heritage Watches

Cartier Tank Américaine 34.8mm small 18-karat pink gold and alligator watch, net-a-porter.com

Cartier Tank Américaine 34.8mm small 18-karat pink gold and alligator watch
Cartier’s iconic ‘Tank’ watch recently celebrated its 100th birthday and after all this time, its sleek shape remains virtually unchanged, proving how enduring the house’s designs truly are. This version has been handcrafted from 18-karat pink gold and has a sleek silvered grained dial and classic brown alligator strap.

Heritage Watches

Chopard Happy Sport 36mm stainless steel, alligator and diamond watch, chopard.com

Chopard Happy Sport 36mm stainless steel, alligator and diamond watch
Back in 1993, Happy Sport became the first watch daring to combine the most precious of stones with the most unexpected material. Today it has become an icon and boasts a range of variations. This one is stunningly crafted from stainless steel with a diamond-set bezel. The silver-toned dial richly accentuates the Roman numerals and finely crafted details.

Heritage Watches

Rolex Lady-Datejust 28 watch in Yellow Rolesor, rolex.com

Rolex Lady-Datejust 28 watch in Yellow Rolesor
Rolex’s classic feminine watch, the Lady-Datejust 28 was the first women’s version of the timepiece and appeared in the late 1950s, bringing the heritage of timeless elegance and functionality to a smaller size. This design features Oystersteel and yellow gold as well as diamonds on the dial.

Heritage Watches

Piaget Limelight Gala 18-karart white gold, diamond and satin watch, selfridges.com

Piaget Limelight Gala 18-karart white gold, diamond and satin watch
Piaget tempers the strict linearity of time with the feminine curves of this Limelight Gala watch. The round case has been crafted from 18-karat white gold and is enhanced by two horn-like lines that elongate against its satin strap. Graduating round diamonds embellishes its shape.

Heritage Watches

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Classic Duetto small stainless steel and diamond watch, net-a-porter.com

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Classic Duetto small stainless steel and diamond watch
Crafted by Jaeger-LeCoultre in the Swiss village of Le Sentier, this piece features a stainless steel case and bracelet. Designed with different times of day in mind, it has two dials that you can switch between. One is silver guilloché and the other black guilloché framed by 30 diamonds.  The sunray lines are a characteristic of the ‘Reverso’ collection, created in the 1930s under the influence of the Art Deco movement.

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