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Investing is a very big thing to do these days, some people invest in crypto, others stocks, some buy houses and properties, but the secret investment is in luxury watches. 

Watches like Rolex, Patek Philippe, Piguet, are some of the most exclusive and expensive on the market and not everyone can get their hands on one. Just like a Ferrari, the companies won’t let you just walk into a store and pick out a Rolex, many need to be curated to the specs you want, and have to be waitlisted in order for you to receive the product. 

A watch seems like something that shouldn’t be that hard to get your hand on, but in the luxury world, a watch isn’t just a fashion piece, it’s an investment. The price tag of a Rolex or Omega may not be on the highest scale, but for many, it is still a hefty investment. Sure, you could get your hands on a watch that may be a couple of thousand dollars, but it also might not be a proper investment watch that will appreciate in value. 

Right now, a watch that is affordable from Rolex is an Oyster Perpetual. The Oyster is an elegant-looking watch, very clean and not at all flashy. Getting an Oyster with the flat bezel, and the classic Oyster bracelet is a great piece to start your collection. In 2020, Rolex introduced the coloured faces, many of them in pastel shades like Tiffany Blue, Yellow, Orange and Green, now since then the Oyster has become one of the hardest watches to get your hands on. 

Patek Philippe Nautilus Green: 

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Colour-faced watches are not just a trend anymore, they are collection pieces that many collectors have come to love. Just like the Oyster Perpetual, the Nautilus has changed its classic blue face to a darker green. The green-faced watch has become one of the best collector pieces from 2021-to 2022. Getting your hands on a blue-faced steel Nautilus is already tricky, even just because of its price tag. For the green-faced, many are already on the hunt for them as they

look seems rare for watch collectors. The green Nautilus starting price is around $30K but just like its blue brother, if/when this watch goes to auction or resale, many collectors could see a spike in price between $60k-$90k. 

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Extra-Thin “Jumbo” Green:

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A Piguet Royal Oak is a very sought-after watch, and once again, the green face comes into play for collectors. The Royal Oak is also known for its blue face, but with this more vibrant green, many can expect this watch to be quite the collector’s piece. The retail on a Piguet is the same as a downpayment on a house, but on this Jumbo green, it just might be worth the price tag. The usual $60k price tag is a good look for the Royal Oak. The jumbo royal oak means that the watch itself is thin, but the face is bigger, meaning it is less bulky. For Piguet, you are looking at an appreciation value between $90k-$100k, that’s around a $30k price increase for this emerald-faced watch. 

Rolex Explorer:

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Many might not have an explorer as their first Rolex option, many might have not even heard of the explorer before, but for his smaller price tag, the two-tone watch brings its vintage vibes into check and could be a decent investment for those starting out in watch collecting. Many people may look at Rolex and hope to get their hands on a Date Just, Submariner, or Daytona for their collections, but unlike many, Rolex is hard to get their hands on. The explorer in 36mm is a smaller watch, but for around $5k it’s a good start. The black face and two-tone silver/gold bracelet give it a vintage look which many look for when collecting Rolex. The watch may take time, but it is possible that the hype or scarcity around Rolex may cause this one to have a greater resale value, especially for those starting to buy Rolex or just collectors who love the pieces Rolex creates. A Rolex has come to be one of the watches you see most around town, but remember they have a pretty price tag, and a better resale as well. 

Article published by HOLR Magazine