Family jewels and engagement rings are treasured items that family matriarchs often pass down to their loved ones. A luxury watch is one piece that men like to pass down to their family members. Choosing a high quality timepiece with that sentimental and special value can be confusing to say the least. After all, it’s about choosing a legacy piece that will be treasured for years to come. Below, you’ll find a few tips to keep in mind when choosing a heirloom watch as well as some model timepieces that you should have a look at.
The following timepieces have been admired for years for their unmatched performance and are worthy of being down as heirlooms. And luckily for you, all these Rolex watches for men can be found at Ethos Watch Boutiques!
- THE ROLEX SUBMARINER DATE
The Rolex Submariner is one of the most iconic timepieces out there. The design of the watch is absolutely timeless, which is why from a visual standpoint, little change has been made to it. You can be sure the watch will last you years due to the various features it possesses that can stand the test of time. The Cerachrom bezel insert is virtually scratchproof, and the vibrant colour will not fade due to contact with water or UV light exposure over the years. The functions of the three hand watch extend beyond showing the user the time of day; the rotating bezel can be used as a rudimentary timer for measuring events. Here’s a Rolex Submariner review with updated prices.
- THE ROLEX DAY-DATE 40
The Rolex Day-Date was first introduced in 1956. The Day-date is also referred to as the ‘President’ as the iconic timepiece has graced the wrists of several Presidents, including Reagan and Kennedy. With its instantaneous jump calendar system, also dubbed as the “miracle at midnight”, the Datejust is the first waterproof and self-winding chronometer wristwatch to indicate the day of the week. The new Rolex Day-Date 40 has an incredible array of textured dials on offer; the Day-Date 40 in yellow gold with a sunburst yellow gold dial, the white gold with a guilloché sectorial dial in silver, and the Everose gold with a stripped ‘Sundust’ dial. The most significant feature, however, is the calibre 3255 which is the next generation movement that powers the Day-Date 40. The archetypal and timeless styling of the watch ensures that it will never go out of fashion, because of which it makes the cut as the perfect family heirloom to pass down from generation to generation.
- THE ROLEX DATEJUST 41
The Rolex Datejust is one of the more understated members of the Rolex family. However, the timepiece has the perfect combination of real history, quality watch-making and functional style. The Datejust was the very first automatic timepiece that featured an automatically changing date window. This is the iconic feature that most people would take for granted today, but in the 40s it was revolutionary. The latest addition to the Datejust series features a two tone case and a champagne dial. Fit with a screw-down, twin-lock double waterproof system and scratch resistant sapphire, the Datejust may have a classic exterior, but remains an undoubtedly robust timepiece. The watch has seen several forms and variations, which over the years have demonstrated the watch’s ability to be beautiful, useful, and versatile, all at the same time. There are few watches with so much lasting value as the Rolex Datejust.
Furthermore, there’s a lot to explore in the watch-world. And if it’s time for you to upgrade, here are few tips to keep in mind before purchasing that perfect timepiece:
BUY A CLASSIC
An on- trend watch maybe appealing now, but in a few years it will lose the allure that it held initially. The same applies for colours. It’s best to stick to sober colours such as black, white, silver and gold. Still not sure? If your watch looks like it would have fit in a century ago, then you’re investing in the right timepiece.
When purchasing a heirloom watch, stay true to the famous names in watches. There are chances that a small brand would turn into one of the most cherished names in the industry, however, it is a risky proposition. Brands that have been known for at least a 100 years are the ones you should opt for. Like they say, buy big or go home.
WEAR AND PRESERVE
Your children would be happy to receive a watch that they had seen you wearing. A watch that had been kept in a safe, wouldn’t receive the same kind of appreciation. Instead, regular servicing of the watch is a must. This way the timepiece would last virtually forever, for future generations to enjoy.