Luxury Watches 101: 3 Important Features of a Luxury Timepiece

What constitutes a luxury watch?

In this post, we want to focus on the details you should look out for to distinguish a good watch from a must-have luxury timepiece.

The mechanics

A regular watch is powered by replaceable batteries, while a luxury timepiece is mechanically operated. They work via a very complicated system of gears and springs that need regular maintenance. These watches are always assembled almost entirely by hand by a master craftsman. They are also usually assembled in-house. If properly maintained, these watches can last for decades, unlike regular watches that need to be replaced frequently. This means that once you own a luxury watch, it can even be passed down from generation to generation as a family heirloom.

The manufacturer

It is easy to distinguish a luxury watch from a quartz watch by finding out about the manufacturer. Everyone knows that Swiss-made is the highest ideal for an elegant wristwatch that will last a lifetime. Wearing iconic pieces from a traditional brand, a brand that prides itself on its master craftsmen who come from a long line of experts, shows your sophistication and status without having to be flashy.

At Bernhard H. Mayer®, for example, you can be sure that all watches are made according to the quality standards of Swiss watchmaking. The family business has been in existence since 1871, and each timepiece is made to a high standard par excellence.

The characteristics

Take advantage of the fact that you are buying a luxury watch and opt for unique features that suit your taste and lifestyle. There are watches that display multiple time zones for those of us with our QN Europe family around the world. The chronographs are equipped with stopwatches for the fitness freak in you. It measures elapsed time for situations where accurate timing is required, like the Bernhard H. Mayer® Powermaster or the Iris timepieces. There are watches with anti-magnetic designs for engineers, watches that show the phases of the moon and even some with built-in emergency signals.

Bernhard H. Mayer Watches

Sometimes you just need a simple watch that exudes luxury. The Bernhard H. Mayer® Diamond Peacock watch offers just that with its full-cut diamonds, black onyx crown, mother-of-pearl dial and peacock wing dial that moves with you. Whether you choose the look or the mechanics, pick a combination of what you like and rock this watch.

The right luxury timepiece can take your wardrobe to the next level and propel you to the heights you rightly deserve. It expresses your passions, your desires and even your goals. Whatever your price range, QN Europe offers high-quality Swiss timepieces designed just for you. Take a look at the Bernhard H. Mayer® collection today and give yourself a gift in a class of its own.