The perfect timepiece can be the acquisition of a lifetime and certainly is something which, in quality and style, will carry you through the decades without losing a minute. In the 20th century, watchmaking has reached fantastic heights of micro engineering so that the watch you choose can completely suit your lifestyle or occasion. Master watch brands such as Omega and Rolex have risen and fiercely competed to create record breaking results and timekeeping masterpieces. The results speak for themselves in design, complexity and performance.
Whether you are a devoted collector or looking for your forever timepiece, there are many choices and considerations to be made and you can be sure to find something which will perfectly suit your requirements. Over the past 100 years, watch makers have developed a timepiece’s capabilities to match requirements of the extremes of human endeavour achieved by explorers and record breakers. Arguably the great kick off was the first fully waterproof watch: the Rolex Oyster watch launched in 1926. And it was a Rolex mechanism that was inside the first diving watch by Panerai Radiomir just under 20 years before they launched their own Rolex Submariner in 1953. The same year, the Rolex Explorer made it to the top of Everest. Meanwhile, Omega’s creation, the Speedmaster chronograph inadvertently was ruthlessly subjected to multiple extreme tests in order to become the choice for Apollo astronauts and the first lunar landing. Later, their Omega Seamaster became the watch of choice for the British military’s Special Boat Service and later, their most famous fictional alumnus: James Bond.
When it comes to luxury men’s watches, there is no doubt that a precision mechanism is guaranteed. The degree of complexity within this mechanism and the looks that go with it are up to you. You might be looking for the slimline timeless elegance of a classic gold Breguet, Patek Philippe, Rolex De Ville clear back or Cartier Tank. Possibly you prefer the sleek digital display of a Rado or the large clean simple dial of an IWC chronograph. Maybe you’re a cult classic lover of models such as the Rolex Daytona or the TAG Heuer Carrera or looking colourful Rolex vintage model like the GMT Master Pepsi or the Kermit Submariner. Whether you’re looking to find a touch and resilient companion or simply something to match every suit, the every evolving Open for Vintage collection of men’s vintage watches is sure to appeal.