THE LUXURY FOCUS

Latest Trends and Expert Tips

Cash, Cheque or Rolex..?

A Rolex is recognised as valuable and desirable even in the remotest parts of the world. Urban legend is that special forces members wear steel Rolexes as emergency tradable community, but a more modern take is the practise of buying a sought-after model to take abroad instead of carrying cash.

Reissued retro - the new cool!

On the 25th December 1969, the mechanical watch became obsolete when Seiko launched their first commercial quartz wrist watch. Nearly 50 years on and that obsolete technology is in remarkably rude health, and new watch launches are stepping back in time.

Watches that hold value

All watch brands with a very few exceptions will depreciate immediately after purchase. There are a few such as the grand complication Patek Philippes which are in such short supply and high demand that they can immmediately be sold for a profit.