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Luxury Watch 101: What Materials Should I Look For While Buying A Timepiece

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So, you’re thinking of treating yourself (or a loved one) to a luxury watch but don’t know where to start? You’ve come to the right place. With this handy two-part guide, finding the right luxury watch will no longer be daunting. You will be able to tell fine timepieces (like the Bernhard H. Mayer® timepieces) from bog-standard ones.

Study The Materials

What your luxury watch is made of determines its status as a high-end timepiece. You will know a cheap piece when you look at it – especially if the pieces seem like they will fall off after a good turn around the dance floor.

Here’s everything you need to know while looking for the right materials for your wristwatch.

1. Stainless Steel

It is both versatile and hardy, which means it can take be handled casually and be able to take it.

2. Titanium

This is quite similar to stainless steel in that it can take a beating but has the added advantage of being both lightweight and hypoallergenic.

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3. Gold

A classic material that has stood the test of time, gold bands come in yellow or rose gold for a bit of a bold look, or white gold if you’re looking for something subtle.

4. Ceramic

While all the previous materials are prone to getting nicks from regular use, making your watch a one of a kind one, ceramic is a modern material that is very popular among newer watchmakers. This is because it is a modern scratch-resistant material that always looks like it’s fresh out of a box.

Whichever material you choose, the strap can be replaced depending on the occasion or even your mood. Opt for a luxurious calfskin band for a more elegant look or even a hardy NATO strap for a more casual appearance. Play with what suits you – that’s half the fun.

Luckily, QNET has you spoiled for choice when it comes to luxury wristwatches. Don’t forget to check out our Bernhard H Mayer watches and jewellery collection, perfect for yourself or as a gift for your loved ones this holiday season.



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