Some consider real estate or gold bars to be the best and safest legacies to pass on to your kids. However, we’re watch lovers and so having a watch that can be inherited by one of your children is something that can have great sentimental value. And a well-chosen watch can certainly increase in value over time. Here is a selection of watches with high “heirloom potential”, timeless and finely executed timepieces that will never be outdated.
Patek Philippe Calatrava ref. 5227
Those in the know will know. It is impossible to start this selection without a Patek Philippe in Singapore, as the heirloom theme is at the centre of the brand’s image. “You never actually own a Patek Philippe, you merely look after it for the next generation” is the brand’s motto for some decades now.
Truly, a Patek Philippe Calatrava ref. 5227, with its timeless, classical and refined design, together with a finely manufactured automatic movement hidden underneath a hinged back, perfectly fits into this “heirloom watch” category.
The Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref 5227 with its timeless classic design perfectly fits into this “heirloom watch” category.
If you talk about iconic watches, it is impossible not to mention the Rolex Submariner. Since it was created in 1953, the Submariner has been the most famous diving watch, and perhaps the most famous luxury watch ever. Moreover, it looks great with about any outfit and is known for its legendary reliability.
Because of this superb pedigree, you can’t go wrong in choosing to hand over a Rolex Submariner to your offspring. Even half a century from now, it will still be perfectly classic, and could potentially appreciate – making it a timely and timeless investment.
With its superb pedigree, the Rolex Submariner could potentially appreciate making it a timeless investment.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Ultra-Thin 15202ST
Another watch that’s a horological icon was designed in 1972 by the legendary Gerald Genta. This particular Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, known among collectors as the “Jumbo” for its size, is a symbol of modern design, and has remained almost unchanged since its inception.
The Royal Oak Jumbo has a strong character and will definitely be an object that reflects your personality, being a testimony of who you were for your kids.
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Ultra-Thin 15202ST is a horological icon designed by the legendary Gerald Genta.
FP Journe Chronomètre Souverain
When you choose to hand down a timepiece to the next generation, you can choose a classic dress watch from one of the most famous brands, of which there are many. However you can also choose one that flies under the radar, one that will receive quiet approval from true connoisseurs, like the F.P. Journe Chronometre Souverain for example. That’s also a watch that is precious inside and out, featuring not only a gold case, but its movement is also made entirely of rose gold, a signature of the brand.
The FP Journe Chronomètre Souverain features not only a gold case, but its movement is also made entirely of rose gold.
MB&F Legacy Machine 1
Everything is in the name of this watch. The MB&F LM1 is a testimony to a forgotten past. Its design is inspired by 19th century pocket watches and with the oversized balance wheel hovering over the entire dial, it features a bold statement of horological prowess.
With its bold design, it will probably require a bit of eccentricity from its wearer. On the other hand it is certainly a tasteful choice, reflecting the owner’s personality, giving one’s children something to remember.
The MB&F Legacy Machine 1 is a testimony to a forgotten past, giving one’s children something to remember.