If you like the look of a premium watch on your wrist but can’t afford to spend thousands for the privilege, searching around the internet for top names like Cartier, Breitling and TAG Heuer can be really quite daunting. That’s why we’ve put together this list of the three best timepieces under £1,000 that are out there right now. All three watches include Swiss-made parts and spectacular designs but most importantly they won’t break the bank…
Dreyfuss & Co – “The 1925” (£675)
Hailed as the flagship Dreyfuss watch, the 1925 has a timeless elegance that is truly remarkable. The stylish face features classical looking roman numerals and stylised hands that glide smoothly under the sapphire crystal lens. Finished with a brown leather strap and a rose-gold-plated case the 1925 radiates quality and sophistication.
Gucci – “G- Timeless” (£565)
Gucci is renowned for the kinds of luxurious quality that is only enjoyed by the well-known or the wealthy. However at only £565 the G-Timeless provides a beautiful, understated and (most importantly) affordable timepiece that will turn heads. Measuring only 6mm thick it also provides a slim line option to fit neatly under the cuff, whilst the polished steel case goes well with any outfit. The stylised hands are powered by Swiss-made parts which guarantee the quality of function that is so evidently suggested in the design, whilst the water resistance of +50m makes it the perfect watch to take one holiday.
TAG Heuer – “Formula 1” (£975)
TAG Heuer is almost synonymous with male luxury and is championed by the likes of Barack Obama, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Lewis Hamilton. So to further cement their masculine dominance, TAG have designed the Formula 1 timepiece which utilises Swiss-made quartz movement to provide almost perfect precision. Encased in stainless steel and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, this watch is water resistant down to 200 metres making it the ultimate man’s sports watch.
So whichever brand you choose, it’s clear that treating yourself (or someone else) to a sophisticated and lasting timepiece doesn’t have to cost the earth. In fact you can do it for less than £1000.
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