Since the unavoidable rise of the smartphone, we have witnessed watches disappearing from many men’s wrists. Just over a decade ago, a watch was a very important and necessary item for men because it not only completed an aesthetic function, but a practical one too.
Smartphones have all but taken away this need because why wear a watch when you can just whip out your phone and, in some instances, literally have it say the time to you? But the aesthetic element of a watch is still a very important one because in the same way that a fragrance can set you apart from the rest, so can a good-looking, quality watch.
It is easier to sell the more expensive pieces
As men, we don’t have many options when it comes to accessorising and a watch really is one of those versatile accessories that can make any look more distinguished. They are versatile in the sense that you can change up the straps of the same watch, build a collection of different styles over time and change these up to suit any look.
As far as watch trends go, the luxury watch industry has seen an increase in men buying luxury watches. In a previous interview with DESTINY Man David Mayers, store manager for The Vault in Melrose Arch, said that this is where the trend is moving towards.
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“It is easier to sell the more expensive pieces. I have a Roger Dubius that takes about six months to make and retails at R4,6 million. I also have one or two timepieces that retail at R1,2 million, of which we have sold a couple already. Your average quartz pieces, for example, starting from about R200 000, are harder to sell…” Mayers said.
If you can’t exactly yet afford to invest in R4 million watch, here are some classic time pieces that are worth every penny:
Images produced by Mpumi Sinxoto and first appeared in the October 2016 issue of DESTINY Man magazine