The luxury market is one that has been prominent throughout time. Owning such a watch is not just a status symbol, it can also be a collector’s item. A traditional piece worth displaying and passing down as an heirloom. Watches vary by brand, style, and movement but what exactly defines a luxury watch?


  1. Provenance

Like so many items of value, the origin is a major factor to consider when deciding which one to purchase. Maybe you’re already aware, or even knowledgeable about famous watch brands. Regardless it’s still a good idea to do some research into the history of a brand. Find out about the place of origin, the age of the brand is and look into their reputation. Most world-renowned watchmakers are Swiss. The history can be traced back to a time when Swiss watch manufacturing defined itself as being in a league of its own.


  1. Movement

Mechanical movements are crafted from intricately, interlaced pieces that combine to operate the watch, intelligently powered by your wrist’s natural movements. One of the main differences between a quartz and a mechanical movement is that the latter is hand created with an extreme level of skill. When looking to purchase a luxury watch enquire about whether the movement was made in-house, or if it has been sourced from an exterior company. This factor will contribute to the value and cost of the watch.



  1. Complications

You might be wondering what complications entail, it’s just another way to reference the functions the watch offers. The options can have extravagant combinations, from world timers to moon phases. The type of complications and the amount of them will increase the price so it’s worth considering which ones are practical in your day to day life. Entry-level luxury watches won’t have these functions so they are more affordable.


  1. Materials

There are classic materials that have been used throughout the decades such as stainless steel, gold, and platinum. With modern technical advances, exciting new materials have entered the playing field such as lightweight alloys used by sports stars. Some materials are more durable than others, so it’s worth not only thinking about the aesthetic quality of the watch but to consider which materials ensure it will stand the test of time.


  1. Limited editions

Watches that are released in small quantities or as a limited edition collection can become precious collector’s items. Easily becoming the most prestigious through the scarce quantity and lack of availability. Historical watch brands may release such a collection rarely, for those that are lucky enough to own such a watch it will surely pay off. The value is likely to appreciate over time making it a wise investment.

Mouvex is a century-old Swiss watch brand that has its history deep-rooted in the high-quality manufacturing that is synonymous with Swiss watches. It offers one of the most reputable movements available. All the materials have been carefully considered to ensure longevity and durability. The watches are created using surgical steel 316L, sapphire glass, and a full-grain leather bracelet. For those searching for a rarer watch, the art deco collection offers numbered and limited edition watches with a unique, bold design. All Mouvex watches are created with timeless allure and a level of craftsmanship that has been perfected over decades.


Mouvex boasts over a century of experience and artisanal craftsmanship offered up in the shape of a luxury watch. A watch brand that truly draws on its Swiss heritage to influence all aspects of each watch, which is what makes it the ultimate purchase for a collector or someone new to the luxury watch market.


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