For many watch enthusiasts and collectors, wearing a watch is an expression character and taste. There are some collectibles, after all, that a person can wear anytime and anywhere, and at the same time represent his own sartorial sensibilities.
Even through digital watches and smartphones have supplanted the wristwatch as a popular time- telling tool for several people, the traditional timepiece still has its own prestige. You can collect thousands of things in your entire life, but watches are still brilliant things to collect since you yourself can wear them.
Watches are a reflection of wealth.
Mr. Tanenbaum started his collection around 20 years ago with vintage Rolex models. He obsesses over the stylistic quirks and intricacies of hands, crowns and bezels. Not only that. He even marvels on the complicated watch movements that monitor everything from the time, moon phases and date, with precision accuracy. For him, everything about a watch is absolutely mind- blowing.
Just like Mr. Tanenbaum, many watch collectors have brand preferences, and are willing to spend big amounts of money just to get a rare watch model. Clearly, it is a direct reflection of wealth.
Do you remember that time when Paul Newman’s now legendary Rolex Daytona was sold for millions of dollars? That time, we saw the demand for iconic watches sold by luxury brands such as Cartier, Omega, Patek Philippe, Rolex and Audemars Piguet.
The competition for rare timepieces increases the prices.
Are in the market for luxury and designer watches in Malaysia? You may want to settle for rare timepieces, since these are considered as the most valuable timepieces. You won’t even have a problem browsing through catalogs! More and more watchmakers are now building their own ecommerce platforms to reach out to clients more effectively. The result? More people can buy luxury watches that they can talk about during dinner parties. When attending a formal event, all you can do is look around, and check who has the most impressive and extravagant wrist adornment, from those with historical significance to limited editions.
Those who can afford are continuously competing to have the rarest, finest and best watches.