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5 Entry-Level Watches for New Collectors

As a newcomer to the world of horology, there is much to learn: from the differences between automatic and quartz, the complexity and design of a watch, to the movement within one, and the history and stories behind your favourite watch brand. Let’s begin with these entry-level timepieces and explore why are they worth collecting.

IWC Ingenieur

If you are interested in vintage watches, then the IWC Ingenieur is a good place to start. The automatic watch is part of IWC’s classical collection, which came on the market in 1954. While the newer version of the Ingenieur collection sports several features – chronograph functions and perpetual calendar – on its dial, the vintage ones are cleaner and simpler in appearance.

The watch comes with a classical stainless steel strap to complete the look.

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Cartier Tank Francaise

Reflecting the brand’s timeless style and aesthetics, the Cartier Tank Francaise Ladies’ Watch comes in a polished stainless steel case, a steel octagonal crown set, and a dial that displays sword-shaped hands in blued-steel. With a hint of military foundation, the Tank Francaise cleverly balances a strong character with an understated beauty.

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TAG Heuer Connected Modular

Unlike your typical automatic watch, the TAG Heuer Connected Modular sports a digital dial, much akin to an Apple or Android smartwatch. Inspired by TAG Carrera, the design is sleek and modern, its functions are smart and designed to help improve our lifestyles. It is a luxury watch engineered to help us stay connected with the digital world.

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Bvlgari Bvlgari

With a historical touch, the luxury high end Bvlgari Bvlgari watch reflects the ancient coins of Imperial Rome, with the titular Bvlgari Bvlgari engraved on its bezel. Combining contemporary Italian design and Swiss watchmaking expertise, the timepiece is a great accessory for an elegant day look or any sophisticated functions.

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Rolex Cellini Prince

As one of the world’s most popular watch brands, Rolex offers more than Daytona and Submariner. The Rolex Cellini Prince for example, is an exquisite rectangular wristwatch inspired by the Art Deco movement, and was first released in 1928. The dress watch boasts a 72-hour power reserve (the power that an automatic watch needs to function – winding of the watch is required when its power depletes), and a large sub-dial displays the seconds. Turn the watch over and you will observe a Rolex caliber 7040 – the heart of the watch – where you can enjoy the view of its movement through its magnificent design and craftsmanship.

Take a closer look at the Rolex Cellini Prince at our upcoming event, Faces of Time Watch Festival, from 28 to 30 September at Suntec City, West Atrium, Crescent 2. The watch will be up for auction and could become your first Rolex collection.