To help you get a better idea of what kind of watches will make a good investment, take a look below for our top 5 models to get you started.
Rolex Daytona 116508 ‘John Mayer’
Rolex is the most famous luxury watch brand and for good reason. Their long history of producing high-quality, highly desirable luxury watches is well documented.
The distinctive green dial of the recently discontinued Rolex Daytona Green Dial 116508 is one of its most enduring features. The 40mm case is made from 18k yellow gold and the gold hands and hour markers stand out beautifully.
An 18k yellow gold Oyster bracelet tops off this stunning design. Take a look at our recently sold Daytona Green Dial 116508 or contact our sourcing service to find one here: RC Watches Investment
Rolex Daytona 116500LN PANDA
The Rolex Daytona 116500LN Panda is a recently discontinued model. It boasts a contrasting white dial with black sub-dials, hence the “Panda” name.
The 40mm steel case features a black ceramic bezel and offers watch enthusiasts a sporty and stylish aesthetic.
Rolex Daydate 40 228235 Anniversary
The Anniversary Rolex DayDate in rose gold with an olive green dial is a special edition Rolex watch with a 40mm case. The elegant and sophisticated design is crafted in 18k rose gold. It provides an excellent investment opportunity.
Current prices of around £45k are at a low point. With sales reaching £70k in the past, this could be a great chance to invest in a high-quality luxury time-piece while its valuation is at its lowest point.
Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980/1R-001
The Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980 is a beautiful example of Patek Philippe’s exquisite craftsmanship.
The 40mm octagonal-shaped rose gold case is a sophisticated yet sporty design. Contrasting luminous hands and hour markers stand out from the vibrant dial. The self-winding mechanism guarantees a precise timepiece.
This is a popular model that sells quickly. Our sourcing service is the perfect way to track down hard-to-find watches.
Patek Philippe Nautilus 5712
According to RC Watches Investment, The Patek Philippe Nautilus 5712 with blue and black dial is another popular Patek Philippe model. The 40mm stainless steel case is similar to the 5711 in shape and the dial’s blue and black colouring provides a sophisticated aesthetic.
The incredible craftsmanship and features make this a sought-after model. It will be a great addition to any investment portfolio.
Can I wear an investment watch?
The condition of a watch will play a significant role in its value. Many pre-owned, worn watches can rise in value if they are well looked after.
If you are buying a luxury watch purely for investment purposes, you should ensure the condition remains as good as possible. These should remain preferably unworn.
Do I need a box and documentation when investing in a watch?
The documentation of a pre-owned watch helps to prove its authenticity. A watch without its papers or a box will be worth significantly less.
Are Rolex and Patek Phillipe the best luxury watch brands to invest in?
Our top picks include Rolex and Patek Philippe, but there are other luxury watch brands that can make worthy investments.
Researching the market will help you determine the best investment watches to suit your needs.
Choosing an investment watch is never easy. You need a good understanding of the market and brands to accurately judge which models you should buy and when.
Our guide should help you find the perfect investment watch. Our great selection of watches and watch-sourcing services will help you to buy them. If you have any questions, reach out to our friendly team in-store or online – we are happy to be of assistance.