Polished 18K rose gold and steel case and bracelet, pink mother of pearl dial with Roman numerals, automatic winding and sapphire, scratch resistant crystal. Water resistant at 30 meters (100 feet).

Luxury watches have always been a symbol of style and status. There is no mistaking the look of designer wristwatches by names such as Cartier, Citizen, Michele, Breitling, Bulova or omega. Their exquisite quality cannot be imitated, and of course, this quality comes at a price. While it may seem more difficult to justify spending hundreds of dollars on a designer wristwatch in times of financial insecurity, luxury watches have proven to be good investments time and time again.

Luxury wristwatches, especially Swiss-made luxury watches by well-known brands like Bulova and Cartier are highly fine collectible and often sell for many times their original price. Signed jewelry is also a stable investment, and any luxury timepiece bearing an engraved signature from names such as Breitling or  is sure to command a high price in the future.

The quality of Swiss-made luxury watches is world renowned, and purchasing one of these designer timepieces you can rest assured that it will work accurately for many, many years to come. If you only have limited money to spend, why spend it on cheap unreliable watches that may only last a few months? Spend your money wisely on a quality watch that will not only look great and work well for decades to come but will also hold it's valued and act as an investment.

The designer brands behind some of the world's most distinctive watches have certainly done their homework when it comes to technology, and it is this dedication to accuracy that adds to the value of a luxury watch over a cheaper alternative. For example, Acutron uses a minute tuning fork to regulate it's timekeeping, while Citizen created the worlds first timepiece with voice recognition.

Designer wristwatches from brand names like Breitling, Bulova, Cartier, and Wittanuer stand the test of time, regardless of how fashions change, thanks to their classic design and attention to detail. Each timepiece is a work of art, reflecting the best craftsmanship as well as timekeeping technology. A luxury Cartier watch from fifty years ago looks as stylish today as contemporary designs, and the brand name alone is enough to command respect for the wearer.

While cheaper watches are disposable, a luxury wristwatch is for life. Our days as a 'disposable' society are numbered, and we are placing more value and importance on quality and things that last. We are also becoming more aware of our impact on the environment. Not only do designer luxury watches represent money well spent, but they are a 'green' purchase, preventing the waste of energy and resources spent on making 'throw away' cheaper watches.

A luxury designer timepiece makes a meaningful gift for a graduation, retirement, anniversary, wedding or any special occasion. Unlike any other gift, designer wristwatches can be passed on from generation to generation, forming part of your estate. Vintage watches from days gone by from designers such as Cartier and Wittanuer still have value, and in many cases have increased. By giving a loved one a gift of a designer wristwatch you are investing in their future and giving them more than just a beautifully crafted timepiece.

It is said that to judge a man, you should look first to his watch. Invest in a quality designer wristwatch and you will always look successful, confident and stylish.