The Classics
Certain watch brands are sound investments whose regular appearances at auctions are validation of their icons status. These pieces will never lose their value.

CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT:
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 45.5mm ($7,600): Crafted in grade-5 titanium with ceramic and Liquidmetal bezel, and water-resistant to 600 meters. It houses the Omega Co-Axial calibre 8500, a self-winding COSCcertified chronometer with a silicon balance spring. The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago, 909 N. Michigan Ave., 312-291-9412; omegawatches.com

Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph Perpetual Calendar Boutique New York ($62,000): Created to celebrate the brand’s first boutique in the US, it houses the Calibre 1136 QP movement and features the colors of the American flag. vacheron-constantin.com Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref. 5711/1A ($25,400): Forged from steel with an in-house mechanical movement, powered by an extra-heavy 21k gold central rotor. Razny Jewelers, 1501 W. Lake St., Addison, 630-932-4900; razny.com


Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref. 5711/1A ($25,400): Forged from steel with an in-house mechanical movement, powered by an extra-heavy 21k gold central rotor. Razny Jewelers, 1501 W. Lake St., Addison, 630-932-4900; razny.com

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak ($14,000): Self-winding watch crafted in stainless steel case with bracelet. Swiss FineTiming Atelier Jewellers, 645 N. Michigan Ave.,312-337-4700; swissfinetiming.com

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date ($8,000): A COSC-certified chronometer that is made of steel, is pressure-proof and is water-resistant up to 1,000 feet. Rolex presented by TWC Michigan Avenue, 636 N. Michigan Ave., 312-951-1041; rolex.com

 
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