Through the years, the look, function, and purpose of watches have evolved. Now, a good watch can be considered as a precious legacy; an heirloom that has stood through the tests of time and is ready to be passed on to the next generation. If you want a timepiece that’s of excellent quality, here are the important qualities to keep in mind:
The Place of Origin
When it comes to choosing the ideal timepiece, it’s best to choose one that’s Swiss-made over others. According to Watch Master Sebastien Rousseau, a veteran in the design and manufacture of Swiss watches, most Swiss-made watches need to be handmade because of the tiny, precise components inside, making each piece an impeccable work of art.
Watches like Bernhard H. Mayer® offer a range of variety to choose from, such as Classic, Dress, Sports, Fashion, and High-Tech – all these have their own unique look and function based on a person’s taste, and with Bernhard H. Mayer®, there’s a good watch for every personality, occasion, mood and lifestyle.
Although this may not seem significant to some, having a watch that has a flawless “sweep” only indicates that its internal mechanism is so finely tuned and well-constructed that you can barely see the hands “ticking”.
If you’re thinking of investing in a luxury watch, opt to go for a piece that is designed with a mechanical manual movement. Sure, quartz watches are easier to manage since they run on battery, but mechanical watches are still a favourite among ladies and gentleman alike because of the amount of work and effort watch makers to put in to making a single watch.
But if you are thinking of getting a piece with a Swiss Watch Movement like Bernhard H. Mayer®, make sure that:
- its movement is Swiss
- its movement has been encased in Switzerland
- final inspection by the manufacturer took place in Switzerland
- at least 60% of the manufacturing costs are generated in Switzerland
Only when you can tick off all the above, are you in possession of a real Swiss made watch.
As mentioned earlier, every timepiece, especially Swiss-made ones, are indeed masterpieces, as each is composed of tiny parts that are packed into a small space requiring the watch to be made, by hand. Surely it’s valuable and worthy investment you’ll proudly pass on to the next generation.