5 Best Luxury Watches For ‘Extreme Conditions’
Tough times call for even tougher watches that can accompany us through the tough hours. Extreme temperatures, magnetic fields, massive shocks are some of the instances when we want our watch to follow us to the extreme. Unfortunately, not every time you get a timepiece that faces the storms of fortune and fate.
But the good news is that you can choose one beforehand to prepare for the extreme!
Certain luxury watch brands produce watches armed with the right design and technical specifications to withstand all the challenges life throws at you. Moreover, since the demand for luxury watches are always high, you can always sell luxury watches at an increased price in the pre-owned market (if ever you feel the need).
Check out the full list below.
5 Luxury Watches Built For The Extreme Conditions
1. Audemars Piguet
The year 2008 was chaotic with all the financial distress around. Amidst the turbulence, Audemars Piguet dropped a beautiful and weird watch, much like the era itself. The AP Royal Oak Offshore ‘Survivor’ came across as a big 42mm case watch with an over-the-top combination of muzzle brake crown, heat sink bezel, and chronograph pusher guards that resembled grenade pins.
Only 1000 pieces were released, and the ‘Survivor’ collection saw a downfall in its sale, much like the financial apocalypse. Having similar features to the standard Royal Oak Offshore, the black titanium covering of the Survivor model makes it the ultimate watch for the wildernesses. The watch suits the adventure-seeking souls perfectly.
As the name implies, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Master Compressor Extreme is a model that sports several prominent complications making the watch a worthy companion during all rough times. It comes with a compressor crown winglet that directly accesses the controls. The most extreme feature is the large 46mm hybrid (titanium/steel) case covering the outer steel shell. It works as a great shock absorber. The watch could easily pacify 900G momentary shocks as per the brand officials.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme World Timepiece also enables the wearer to read various hours across the world’s 24-hour principal time zones.
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Who hasn’t heard about Rolex! Moreover, when it comes to doing something extreme and for the extreme, Rolex can indeed take extreme measures. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Deepsea Sea-Dweller Ref. 116660 is one such timepiece.
With a water resistance of almost 3900 meters, the watch comes in a stunning 44mm stainless steel case, making it an impressive addition to a diver’s watch collection. Contrary to what Rolex usually prefers to use, the watch uses titanium to secure the Ringlock system. It also has a rare helium escape valve for the saturation divers.
We suggest the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Deepsea if you’re looking for an investment timepiece. As the model ties its relation to a specific person, ‘James Cameron’, there’s an increased scarcity in its market availability. So, if you get one, invest in it to draw a whopping value when you sell your luxury watch to reliable watch buyers in London.
So far, you have seen watches that are incredibly sturdy to look at. So, if you’re looking for something more elegant, the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra is the one for you. The 2013 Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra >15000 Gauss coming in a 41.5mm stainless steel case can be your companion for formal and informal wear. The absence of the Seamaster Professional rotating bezels on the Aqua Tera makes the watches look elegant and graceful.
The dial comes in an altering black and yellow colour combination with a typical teak deck motif that offers a distinct outlook. Surprisingly, this Omega timepiece offers almost 15 times more antimagnetic resilience than a Rolex Milgauss. This makes the watch ‘amagnetic’ more than ‘antimagnetic’.
A luxury watchmaker that follows a German procedure in watchmaking is IWC. The watches feature a classic watch design and come equipped with practical technical specifications that make them even more popular in the watch landscape. The IWC’s Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph is for the extremes, and its’ features rightfully reflect so. The watch comes with a 46mm case that fits evenly around the wrist. The matte black ceramic material IWC uses for its Top Gun line looks exquisite. Additionally, the presence of a Faraday cage and an inner case of soft iron protects the watch from the extreme effects of magnetic fields.
Black dial with three sub-dials, black textile strap with textile inlay, matte grey titanium pushers, and crowns give a military feel to the wearer. Overall, it’s a watch that not just looks utilitarian but possesses features that functionally make it so.
Should you find yourself a watch with extreme endurance quality or the one that looks and feels dangerous? It is completely up to you! We have listed the luxury watch names that not just look incredible but have features that can address any extreme environmental condition. As there are various extreme conditions, we think you should pick the one that additionally holds an investment value.
Don’t worry, as we have compiled the list by keeping that aspect in mind. You can sell the luxury watches named above at a high resale value in the pre-owned market. Now, go ahead and get ready to challenge the ‘Extremes’!