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Our Top 10 pre-owned luxury watches

Top dogs, newcomers and Haute Horlogerie

As every year, Rolex dominates our bestsellers which is why we have decided to dedicate a separate list to the top dog. But of course, there were also other brands and models that had a great year and came into the spotlight. Omega and TAG Heuer are both represented with their signature series. Chanel symbolizes the growing trend of jewellers and luxury labels entering the watch business. The Jaeger-LeCoultre and Patek Philippe manufactories have also re-joined the Top 10, demonstrating that high-quality luxury watches continue to be in high demand. Here is an overview of the list:


10. Patek Philippe Calatrava

With the last place in our Top 10 bestsellers list an absolute classic has snuck into the ranking: the Calatrava Ref. 3919J. The „Clous de Paris“ bezel, 33 mm case diameter, the brilliant white dial and the subtle small second carry the glamour of a bygone era which you can bring back to 2019 with the Calatrava.

Patek Philippe Calatrava watch with a leather strap on a white backgroundPATEK PHILIPPE CALATRAVA 3919J

9. Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Grande Waist

With the Reverso Grand Taille Ref. 270.8.62 Jaeger-LeCoultre proves that it is still possible to make Art Deco fashionable in 2019. Still today the rotating case amazes and offers plenty of space for personalization on the back. The lines of the case become alive through the internal tensions which also reveal the Reverso as Jaeger-LeCoultre’s first sports watch.


8. Tudor Heritage Black Bay Chronograph

For all the smart spenders who do not want to pay more than € 10,000 for a vintage Submariner, there is Rolex‘ little brother. To anticipate the obvious: Yes, the Tudor Black Bay looks amazingly similar to the Submariner – if we had travelled back to the 80s. Vintage is still top priority at Tudor and gives the Heritage Black Bay Ref. 79230N a charming warmth.


7. Chanel J12

The passion project of Chanel’s chief designer Jacques Helleu was also the breakthrough of luxury labels in Haute Horlogerie. Chanel succeeded with the J12 Ref. H1625 not only in creating an idiosyncratic and stylish sports watch in unisex style, but also as the first label to use ceramics.

The dial of a Chanel J12 watch in close-upCHANEL J12 H1625

6. IWC Portuguese Chronograph

Dresswatches have also secured their place in this list with watches like the IWC Portuguese. With the soft brown metal tones and the provocative positioning of the totalizers the Ref. IW371445 continues to divide opinions.


5. Cartier Santos

As the flagship product of Cartier and one of the most famous pilot watches in the world, the Santos has already earned its place in the history books. The Ref. W20058C4 is a discreet two-tone version with a yellow-golden bezel and golden screws.

4. TAG Heuer Monaco

TAG Heuer’s most famous race driver watch opens up the next generation with the Monaco Ref. CAW2111.FC6138. The design with its crown arranged on the left and legendary colour scheme is as distinctive now as it was then. But inside, the Calibre 12 is the update to the legendary Calibre 11.


3. Breitling Superocean Chronograph

Produced with in the years between 2003 and 2011, the Superocean Ref. A13340 still enjoys great popularity today. With chronograph and day-date the model is full of functions without the dial being overcrowded, and has therefore earned third place in our Top 10 list of certified pre-owned luxury watches.

Two identical Breitling Superocean Chronograph A13340 watches on a black and grey backgroundBREITLING SUPEROCEAN CHRONOGRAPH A13340

2. Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch

To the moon and back with the Moonwatch: The Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch is the first watch that has made it to the moon! The current model of the Moonwatch is the Ref. 311. which still looks like the original. Of course, the calibre 1861 with manual winding is still in the cockpit.


1. Rolex Submariner Date

Consistency and reliability are the top priorities at Rolex – no wonder the Submariner Date Ref. 116610LN has made it into the Top 3 the second year in a row, and this year even took first place in our ranking. The new Submariner with date captivates with old values and new technology. Whereas 300 meters waterproofness and Oyster case are still standard on Ref. 116610LN in 2019 the aluminium bezel has been replaced by Cerachrom and the Oyster bracelet has been equipped with the comfortable glidelock system that allows you to adjust it instantly.

Rolex Submariner 116610LN watch with grey backgroundROLEX SUBMARINER 116610LN