Most watches today are inexpensive, medium-priced mainly used for timekeeping and have quartz movement. Expensive collectibles watches however are valued more for their elaborate craftsmanship, aesthetic appeal and designs more than for timekeeping. More have traditional mechanical movements, even though they are less accurate and more expensive than electronics ones.
The introduction of the quartz watch in 1969 by Omega used a battery-driven oscillator circuit quartz crystal which vibrates precisely at 8,192 Hz. Since 1980s, more quartz watches than mechanical ones had been sold. Wristwatches often appreciated as jewelry or as collectibles rather than timepieces as limited edition quantities are perpetually made only the discerning.
Tennis Star Nadal wore Richard Mille's Tourbillon split seconds chronograph in the French Open in 2012 was worth US$ 376,000 and only 75 pieces were produced. It was made of ultra-lightweight titanium carbon TPT, is 6 times lighter than steel and 200 times stronger. It contained the substance graphene, whose discoverer isolated it in 2010 and earned the Physics Nobel prize.
Dress watches differ from sports watches in being rugged and have gemstones, bezel or bracelet. It was recorded that watches which mimic expensive brand-names constituted an estimated $ US 1 billion per year.
Our new arrivals included luxurious fashionables with popular features like transparent dials, waterproof , chronographs as well as gemstones. As we work with top manufacturers who are committed to exceptional craftsmanship and ethical practices to produce quality essentials, we free ourselves of the middleman and therefore are able to offer them to you at a fraction of the price.
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