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How to launch a collection of watches? Lesson 3

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How to launch a collection of watches?  Lesson 3

Following our series: how to choose a watch at less than 1000 euros and less than 3,000 euros "


Less than 1000 euros: this is a price segment difficult to tackle. Exiting the entry to get a foot in the area the Americans call "luxury access"; the equivalent of access prime time television. Not very fancy but really watch man in the street. "We meet at the junction of two categories, midway between two worlds," says Etienne Langiaux. A L'Etoile d'Or, right bank, and the store of Romain Rea left bank, the focus was long and animated to select these watches there. It took argue and negotiate eventually leading to a form of consensus. Here the jury's deliberations! In the category or classic dress watch, the two winners are the Omega Seamaster Railmaster Chronometer on black crocodile leather strap and extremely simple and Dandy three needles Chaumet, steel. For different reasons, both models seemed to correspond to the canons of desirable ultimate watch: class, timeless and transitional.

Sports side, facing spoiled for choice in this price segment, it also had to play at loggerheads to select two models. Again, Omega tops the standings with the Speedmaster, the only watch to be worn on the moon. For about 2800 euros, here a mechanical clock winding legendary manual and a timeless quality / price quite acceptable. The "Speed" is even with the iconic BR-01 steel Bell & Ross whose square design of the box does not go unnoticed. "The BR-01, this watch who gets military-inspired silhouette of fighter aircraft counters its era," said Romain Rea who knows a lot about the watches of the army. If you want to splurge on a vintage in these prices, Romain Rea advise you to opt for an "old" Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso 30s "is found in between 2500 and 3000 euros with patina dials still in good condition , explains the expert. To provide Submariner Vintage Tudor home in the 80s is also a very good choice for lovers of old divers. And the coast will rise. "


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