Let’s all be honest here: we all like to look fancy. Sure, finishing is an important aspect, but looks and status play a huge role in the purchase of a timepiece. People can brag all they want about COSC certifications, superior co-axial escapement or a poinçon de Genève, but looks usually play the biggest role when looking for a new timepiece.
Since skeletonized Royal Oaks and iced out Richard Milles cost as much as a house lately, we are going to look into other options. Options that looks just as fancy and impressive, but cost way under €2.500.
Oris Artelier Translucent Skeleton
The Oris Artelier Translucent Skeleton is an incredibly good looking watch. The watch has a 40.5mm steel case and a hypnotizing skeletonized movement.
Even though it looks like it will cost you an arm and a leg, you can pick up this Oris for just under €2.000
Bell & Ross BR S Diamond Eagle
Diamonds. That’s all we have to say about this watch.
Bell & Ross usually makes kickass sports watches, but this Diamond Eagle is an interesting exception. The watch has diamonds on the dial, which mimic a starry sky at night. While diamond covered dials usually cost as much as a brand new sportscar, this one costs as much as a 2001 Volkswagen Gold. For just €2.150, you can walk around with a Swiss made watch covered in diamonds.
Gold watches are fancy, and Hermes is a fancy brand, right? Why not throw them in a blender? The Hermès Heure H TGM one of the bestselling watches of the Hermes lineup. The watch is an incredibly elegant statement on any women’s wrist. The brown leather strap matches great with the gold plated case, and let’s be honest here: I doubt few can make better straps than the world’s most prestigious saddler.