Expand your financial portfolio, invest in luxury watches⌚

Cadence Loh
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They say clothes maketh a man. A good watch forms the basis of a put-together look and this is especially true for men. With many of us returning to the office, it's time to shop for timepieces. The Yahoo shopping team has compiled a range of dress and luxury watches at differing price ranges to bring you from casual to work to formal occasions. Looking for watches that you can pass down to the next generation? We've got you covered as well!

Considering the increase in the GST (Goods and Services Tax) from the existing 7% to 9% come 2022, and also the imposition of GST on imported goods of up to S$400 come 1 January 2023, we say, why wait? The time to shop is right now!

Dress watches

You know how women say they can't have too many handbags or shoes; the same applies to men and watches. There's no such thing as too many watches for the gentlemen. First up, know where and when you would like to wear a watch. Is it for work, leisure or sports? Look out for the material types, designs and colours that are suited for different occasions. The following unique designs make for great conversational starters too.

TIMEX T80 34mm Stainless Steel Digital Watch, £60

PHOTO: Mr Porter. TIMEX T80 34mm Stainless Steel Digital Watch
PHOTO: Mr Porter. TIMEX T80 34mm Stainless Steel Digital Watch

Highlights

  • Stainless steel case and bracelet

  • INDIGLO® light-up dial, month, day and date display, daily alarm, digital chronograph measures to 1/100 seconds

  • Digital movement

  • Clasp fastening

  • Water resistance: 3 bar

  • Comes in a presentation box

TIMEX Archive Navi World Time 38mm Stainless Steel and Nylon-Webbing Watch, £115

PHOTO: Mr Porter. TIMEX Archive Navi World Time 38mm Stainless Steel and Nylon-Webbing Watch
PHOTO: Mr Porter. TIMEX Archive Navi World Time 38mm Stainless Steel and Nylon-Webbing Watch

Highlights

  • Stainless steel case, black nylon-webbing strap

  • Black dial, luminous hands and markers, date window, bi-directional bezel

  • Quartz movement

  • Silver buckle fastening

  • Water resistance: 10 bar

  • Comes in a presentation box

TIMEX Peanuts Q Timex Reissue 38mm Stainless Steel Watch, £180

PHOTO: Mr Porter. TIMEX Peanuts Q Timex Reissue 38mm Stainless Steel Watch
PHOTO: Mr Porter. TIMEX Peanuts Q Timex Reissue 38mm Stainless Steel Watch

Highlights

  • Stainless steel case and bracelet

  • Navy and red rotating bezel, navy dial, cream indices, white markers, luminous metal hour and minute hands, red second hand, day and date windows

  • Acrylic lens, quartz movement

  • Clasp fastening

  • Water resistance: 5 bar

  • Comes in a presentation box

Gucci G-Timeless 38mm Stainless Steel and Striped Leather Watch, £750

PHOTO: Mr Porter. Gucci G-Timeless 38mm Stainless Steel and Striped Leather Watch
PHOTO: Mr Porter. Gucci G-Timeless 38mm Stainless Steel and Striped Leather Watch

Highlights

  • Stainless steel case, black, red and green leather strap

  • Black, red and dark-green dial

  • Ronda quartz movement

  • Buckle fastening

  • Water-resistance 5 bar

  • Two-year warranty

  • Comes in a presentation box

  • Made in Switzerland

  • Made in Italy

Gucci Dive 40mm Stainless Steel and Rubber Watch, £980

PHOTO: Mr Porter. Gucci Dive 40mm Stainless Steel and Rubber Watch
PHOTO: Mr Porter. Gucci Dive 40mm Stainless Steel and Rubber Watch

Highlights

  • Stainless steel case, black rubber strap

  • Black and white dial, luminous metal hands, date window

  • ETA quartz movement

  • Clasp fastening

  • Water-resistance 20 bar

  • Two-year warranty

  • Comes in a presentation box

  • Made in Switzerland

Gucci Grip 38mm Logo-Engraved Stainless Steel Watch, £1,250

PHOTO: Mr Porter. Gucci Grip 38mm Logo-Engraved Stainless Steel Watch
PHOTO: Mr Porter. Gucci Grip 38mm Logo-Engraved Stainless Steel Watch

Highlights

  • Stainless steel case and bracelet strap

  • Hour, minute and date windows

  • Ronda quartz movement

  • Clasp fastening

  • Water-resistance 3 bar

  • Two-year warranty

  • Comes in a presentation box

  • Made in Switzerland

Luxury timepieces

Wish to make an investment that you get to enjoy immediately? Consider a luxury watch from a luxury house with a long history like Rolex or Patek Philippe. When looking out for a luxury timepiece, check out models that are classics, limited editions or one-of-a-kind designs that are no longer in production. Also, keep your options open and give the pre-own market a chance. There may be pieces that are no longer available in the retail market, or exclusive watches you cannot get anywhere else. Just be mindful to double-check the condition of the watch, its accessories, as well as verify its authenticity. 

But pay a five-figure sum for an online luxury purchase? Why not? Think about it, with the on-going travel restrictions, the world is at your fingertips when you head online. You get to pick the exact vintage or luxury timepiece that may not even be available in Singapore. 

Not only would you be able to own a slice of heritage at an affordable price tag, but your next generation is also guaranteed a timepiece that has stood the test of time. Here are some of our top picks.

Cartier 2021 unworn Santos 35.1mm, S$10,823 (Import duties included)

PHOTO: Mr Porter. Cartier 2021 unworn Santos 35.1mm
PHOTO: Mr Porter. Cartier 2021 unworn Santos 35.1mm

Highlights

  • silver-tone

  • stainless steel

  • square face

  • automatic movement

  • adjustable link bracelet

  • clasp fastening

  • index hands

  • Roman numeral dial

  • push-down crown

  • This piece is new and unworn.

  • Original box, papers and CHRONEXT certificate.

  • An inspection by the CHRONEXT-certified watchmakers guarantees authenticity.

  • All repairs of the watch's movement and the repairs of water-resistant watches with water damage are covered by the CHRONEXT two-year warranty.

Panerai 2021 unworn Submersible 42mm, S$12,716 (Import duties included)

PHOTO: FARFETCH. Panerai 2021 unworn Submersible 42mm
PHOTO: FARFETCH. Panerai 2021 unworn Submersible 42mm

Highlights

  • black

  • stainless steel/rubber

  • round face

  • automatic movement

  • rubber strap

  • buckle fastening

  • index dial

  • index hands

  • chronograph counter

  • This piece is new and unworn.

  • Original box, papers and CHRONEXT certificate.

  • An inspection by the CHRONEXT-certified watchmakers guarantees authenticity.

  • All repairs of the watch's movement and the repairs of water-resistant watches with water damage are covered by the CHRONEXT two-year warranty.

Patek Philippe 1959 pre-owned Calatrava 33mm, $21,520 (Import duties included)

PHOTO: FARFETCH. Patek Philippe 1959 pre-owned Calatrava 33mm
PHOTO: FARFETCH. Patek Philippe 1959 pre-owned Calatrava 33mm

Highlights

  • circa 1959

  • black

  • rose gold/leather

  • round face

  • mechanical movement

  • calfskin leather strap

  • buckle fastening

  • index hands

  • acrylic glass

  • push-down crown

  • This item comes with a standard one-year warranty from the boutique.

  • This item comes with a Collector Square certificate of authenticity

  • Please be mindful that this piece has led a previous life and may tell its story through minor imperfection. Purchasing this item continues its narrative, so you can be confident that you're making a POSITIVELY CONSCIOUS choice for the planet.

Hublot 2020 unworn Classic Fusion Classico Ultra-Thin 45mm, $26,653 (Import duties included)

PHOTO: FARFETCH. Hublot 2020 unworn Classic Fusion Classico Ultra-Thin 45mm
PHOTO: FARFETCH. Hublot 2020 unworn Classic Fusion Classico Ultra-Thin 45mm
  • Calf Leather 100%

  • Sapphire Glass 100%

  • Rose Gold 100%

Rolex 2021 unworn Submariner Date 41mm, $35,198 (Import duties included)

PHOTO: FARFETCH. Rolex 2021 unworn Submariner Date 41mm
PHOTO: FARFETCH. Rolex 2021 unworn Submariner Date 41mm

Highlights

  • gold-tone

  • yellow gold

  • automatic movement

  • adjustable link bracelet

  • clasp fastening

  • index hands

  • signature Cyclops lens

  • push-down crown

  • signature Cerachrom bezel

  • This piece is new and unworn.

  • Original box, papers and CHRONEXT certificate.

  • An inspection by the CHRONEXT-certified watchmakers guarantees authenticity.

  • All repairs of the watch's movement and the repairs of water-resistant watches with water damage are covered by the CHRONEXT two-year warranty.

More designer watches on FarFetch and luxury timepieces on Mr Porter.

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