What is a Luxury Timepiece
Introduction to Luxury Watches
Luxury watches are a testament to style and sophistication. They are wearable works of art that allow you to express your sense of style with refined elegance, but not every watch is exceptional enough to meet the distinguished criteria. High quality materials and expert craftsmanship are hallmarks of today’s luxury watches with a great deal of time and expertise going into each timepiece. These pieces are consistently handmade with centuries of expertise and artistry.
The movement is the heart and soul of a watch and the expertise that goes into crafting it often drives the price. Most top-of-the-line watches are made with mechanical movements. While some quartz movements can be found in luxury watches, they are an exception. Some watch maisons purchase their movements from movement suppliers, the world’s leading manufacturers of luxury watches make their own movements exclusively in-house to ensure that each piece meets their exacting specifications and quality expectations.
Watch complications are the various functions that go above and beyond basic timekeeping, such as chronographs, moon phases, and multiple time zones. Each complication requires time and expertise to craft, which increases the value of the timepiece. When a watch boasts at least three complications, it becomes known as a Grand Complication. These types of watches fall under the luxury classification as it can be assumed that an extraordinary amount of craftsmanship implementing thousands of miniscule parts went into its production.
Products of exceptional quality and craftsmanship are often accompanied by professional certifications that verify their excellence. Certifying products is a common practice for luxury watches. While there is a variety of certifications available, one to watch for is the Geneva Seal. Watches that obtain this seal meet the strictest standards of quality, materials, and craftsmanship and are often manufactured exclusively in Switzerland. The Chronometer Certification is another mark of excellence and is achieved only after passing rigorous testing by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute.
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When nothing but the best will do, trust in Saint Cross for the highest quality timepieces available. Proudly serving the greater Los Angeles area since 1983, we are conveniently located for nearby locales such as Beverly Hills, North Hollywood, and Pasadena. In 1995 we became the first Korean-owned business in Los Angeles authorized to sell high-end luxury watches and have been providing our customers with nothing but the best ever since. To experience this luxury for yourself, contact us at (213) 738-0808 to schedule an appointment or stop by our showroom!