Alongside a cashmere sweater, the perfect fitting jeans, an ankle boot that cuts at the perfect place on the ankle, a mixed metal watch is one of life’s timeless investments that should be the stalwart of any travelling jewellery box.
And while the phrase ‘investment piece’ gets bandied around too often, a classic watch is truly deserving of the title. As Lisa Broun, Senior Buyer- Luxury Watches at Watches of Switzerland says: “Mixed metal watches – steel combined with either rose or yellow gold offer the perfect combination of practicality and luxury and give the wearer the opportunity to easily accessorise with their jewellery.
Cartier, particularly with their Santos, Panthère and Ballon Bleu models offer a terrifically glamorous array of watches, whilst Rolex with their classic Datejust collection bring a multitude of dial options and diamonds to the wrist. Both brands offer timeless style, classic looks and designs that never go out of fashion so you can be sure you’ve purchased a watch that’s as beautiful as it is an excellent investment.”
Whether you opt for gold and titanium, silver and rose gold, a mother-of-pearl dial or a simple smattering of diamonds on the dial, these are the two-tone timepieces to buy now and wear wherever you go.
Part of the 'Happy Sport' collection that orginates from 1993, this watch has five kinetic diamonds that dance across the silver dial to resemble the movement of a waterfall.
While the phrase ‘investment piece’ gets bandied around too often, a classic watch is truly deserving of the title.
The Panthère, a creature of elegance and power, has been synonymous with the house of Cartier since 1917 when the founder bestowed his lover with a vanity case decorated with the animal. With a bracelet inspired strap, this piece blurs the lines between jewellery and timepiece exquisitely.
A reimagining of the iconic Bvlgari Serpenti in a high-jewellery inspired cocktail watch. With alluring aesthetics and a nod to the glamour of high jewellery: the watch casts a seductive spell on the world of Serpenti. The flexible strap of rose gold and stainless steel sensually moves around the wrist to mimic the movement of a serpent itself.
This sleek and slim watch from Longines is inspired by the 1920's. The mother-of-pearl dial and diamond hour markers make for understated glamour.
This piece blurs the lines between jewellery and timepiece exquisitely.
A dazzling blue dial reminiscent of diving in the enchanting swiss lakes gives an unexpected touch to this sportluxe timepiece. Make a splash with these watches. Bold and timeless, feminine and strong, robust and refined.
One of the most recognised and recognisable of watches. This one's a classic. The combination of oystersteel and everose (trademarked since 1933) brings a mix of femininity and strength. A classic Citizen Femme, if you will.
One of the most recognised and recognisable of watches. This one’s a classic.
From the Gucci Timeless Collection this watch is artfully playful in keeping with the Italian fashion house's brand codes. Look closely and you will see the brand's motifs of the Feline head, bees and stars on the dial. The perfect example of when fashion and jewellery collide.
Timelessly classic, this watch comes from the Adamavi collection. The name translates from Latin as 'to come to love something' or 'to take pleasure in something.' These are more than just timepieces, these ooze visual appeal over years to come.