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Luxury Watches For The Upwardly Mobile

Mar 6, 2008
When it comes to giving a gift, we all like to put some time, thought and effort into it. You can tell a lot about a person by the type of gift they give. Receive a luxury watch and you know they care about you. Receive a bunch of garage forecourt flowers and you know they either forgot or couldn't be bothered.

All the married couples out there will know what I mean when I say there is a huge amount of importance placed on a gift. And the longer you are married, the more important it becomes to get it right. Buy the love of your life a luxury watch for his/her birthday and you will be treated to more than a punctual partner! Buy them cheap junk and it could mean the difference between life and death.

So we have established that a luxury watch makes a good gift, but how much is this going to set you back? Price doesn't really come into it if you value the rest of your assets and recognise the potential long term mileage you could get from your grateful partner.

However, start aiming for the two and a half thousand dollar mark and you'll be at the right starting point.

A Girard Peregaux Magistral Tourbillon luxury watch with square, rose gold casing comes with a 280,000 pounds price tag and is quite tame when you consider some of the others.

A Roger Dubuis Hommage luxury watch will cost you over $290,000 but you will score extra brownie points when you inform your partner there are only nine of these beauties in existence. With it's mother of pearl dial and white gold and blue hands, it is a sure winner.

For those with pockets a little deeper, Audemars Piguet Minute Repeater with Tourbillon sparkles with over 270 diamonds and as we all know - diamonds are a girls best friend. Treat your lover to this luxury watch and you'll even get change from $300,000.

Up another step on the expense scale is the Vacheron Constantin Minute repeater. This is perfect for the gentleman in your life. It has all the ultimate styling that oozes class and sophistication with a sparkling white dial and 18k yellow gold case for a mere $340,000.

$1 million will buy the man in your life the luxury watch of his dreams. The Blanpain 1735 with perpetual calendar, split second chronograph, minute repeater, tourbillion and moon phase minder takes up to 10 months to build. Only 30 will ever be made, 18 constructed so far.

For the woman that's worth it, buy her Chopards Super Ice Cube at a cool $1,130, 620. Set with a mere 1,897 diamonds, this luxury watch is made in 50 variations with a choice of black diamonds, pastel sapphires and rubies.

Of course, as watch makers of distinction, there are so many variations because they understand the importance of fashion and jewellery faux pas (where two women turn up to an event wearing anything that looks like someone else's). They've done the hard work, all you need to do is pick the right colour. Get it wrong and you might just as well have been down the local market and picked one up! Good luck.
About the Author
Expert buyer Catherine Harvey looks at the Luxury watches on the market today. To find out more please visit http://www.chronolux.com/
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