Seasoned watch collectors, aficionados and horologists would concur that there are several timepiece essentials a true and serious watch collector should have in their collection. An automatic dress watch, precision chronograph, true diver’s watch and high-performance sports watch are among the horologic must-haves a true collector should consider owning.

Cartier Santos 100

We at realize and understand the importance of having just the right wristwatches in your collection and are here to assist with your next acquisitions. This article marks the first of a series of blogs, featuring essential styles to consider for your timepiece collection.

No watch collection should be without an automatic dress watch. Distinguished and debonair, an automatic dress watch defines and completes the look of a tailored and polished gentleman. This revered and regarded timepiece offers extraordinary precision and craftsmanship inside, matched to classic, refined and time-honored looks.

An automatic dress watch is the perfect selection for important boardroom meetings, as well as formal black tie affairs.  It does not just simply dress the man, it “makes the man.”

The Cartier Santos 100 men’s watch is an outstanding automatic dress watch selection. Impressive in design, this updated Swiss-made model of the legendary classic features the  square-shaped case in 18K yellow gold in an attractive brushed and polished finish. The handsome black alligator strap has a costly and convenient deployment clasp in 18K gold. A  cabochon-cut blue sapphire stone adorns the octagonal shaped polished yellow gold crown.

The signature bezel with screw accents frames the white dial with sapphire blue skeleton hands and black Roman numeral hour markers. Cartier automatic watch is 33mm wide and is water-resistant to 100 meters or 330 feet.

Omega Constellation

The Omega Constellation Co-Axial Chronometer watch for men in stainless steel and 18K yellow gold is also a fine choice. Elegant and highly distinguished, this classic men’s timepiece features the signature contoured case in premium-grade stainless steel with a satiny brushed finish. An 18K yellow gold crown with fluted detail adds striking contrast. The matching horizontal link bracelet in brushed stainless steel is accented with polished yellow gold trim full bar accents.

The brushed and polished yellow gold bezel with engraved Roman numeral markers encircles the silvery-white dial with an automatic date window, gold-tone skeleton hands and baton hour markers. A skeleton case back lets you see the intricate co-axial escapement Swiss-made automatic movement inside.

Features include official Chronometer certification from the esteemed COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Test Institute) and water-resistance to 100 meters. Omega men’s watch is 38mm in diameter and 13mm thick.

Oris Artix Moonphase

You do not have to look any further than the Oris Artix Moonphase timepiece for an automatic men’s dress watch at a more affordable price. This expertly crafted Swiss-made timepiece features a  premium-grade stainless steel case presented on a handsome alligator-textured black leather strap with a convenient deployment clasp.

The silvery-white dial shines with silver-colored sword hands, Arabic numeral and baton hour markers, a moon-phase dial, day-of-the-week and month windows along with a circular date indicator. An exhibition skeleton case back lets you see the automatic movement inside. Features include a 38-hour power reserve and water-resistance to 100 meters. Oris men’s watch is 42mm in diameter and 13mm thick.

This is just a few of the many automatic dress watches you’ll find at Browse our Pre-Owned collection of fine timepieces for many additional selections.

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