Luxury watch brands launch new variants of their flagship products every now and then. They feature cutting-edge technology and innovative materials. But not all are exorbitantly priced. If you are looking for reasonably priced luxury timepieces, there are options galore. To help you out, we have prepared a list of five timepieces that cost less than INR 2 lakh.
Nomos Orion Neomatik 36
The new Nomos Orion Neomatik comes in a 36 mm (Ref. 395.S1) stainless steel case with a sapphire crystal and tempered blue hour and minute hands. The watch has a white silver-plated dial with gold hour markers and a small seconds subdial sporting a tempered blue hand at 6 o’clock.
Powering the Nomos Orion Neomatik watch is the automatic calibre DUW 3001 with 43 hours of power reserve. Turning the watch over showcases the sapphire crystal caseback with a stainless steel oscillating weight. The watch is finished on a Horween Genuine Shell Cordovan black leather strap with a stainless steel winged clasp.
Price: INR 2,00,000 (approx.)
Louis Erard Excellence Petite Seconde
The stainless steel case, the lugs and the crown at 3 o'clock on the latest 39 mm timepiece are smaller, compared with the previous variant. The dial looks impressive in matte ice blue (Ref. 34248AA08.BVA141) and gets a chapter ring instead of a standard bezel. It is now circular and brushed, with a small seconds counter at 6 o’clock, displaying diamond-cut snailing, Arabic numerals, and slim tapering.
You can also spot matte finishing on the minute track on the outer periphery as well as at the centre of the dial. Powering the watch is the Sellita SW261-1 automatic movement with a 38-hour power reserve. The watch is finished on a dial-matching calf leather strap.
Price: INR 1,96,000 (approx.)
Seven Friday PS3/01
The SevenFriday PS3/01 ‘Carbon Jade’ watch comes in a 47.6 mm TV-shaped case. The latter features a multi-component construction, with carbon fibre used for the bezel and the outer section of the middle case; the actual middle case is made from stainless steel with black PVD finish. The skeletonised dial has a three-hand, time-only mechanism, a grey, white, and teal colour layout, rhodium-plated luminous hour markers, and a 12 o’clock marker.
Powering the SevenFriday PS3/01 is the Miyota 82S5 automatic movement with a power reserve of 40 hours. The watch is finished on a genuine black semi-matte calf skin leather base.
Price: INR 1,88,000 (approx.)
Rado DiaStar Original Skeleton
The 38 mm stainless steel watch has a Ceramos™ bezel, displaying an openworked design. The train bridge in this model is grey and horizontally brushed to match the other bridges over the movement. The hour markers that are suspended over the movement and the three central hands are golden, and treated with Super-LumiNova. The signature gold pivoting Rado anchor is now placed at 9 o’clock.
Powering the watch is the Calibre R808 skeleton movement with a power reserve of 80 hours, which is regulated in five positions. The new Rado DiaStar Original Skeleton watch comes with a polished and brushed stainless steel bracelet with H-links and a triple-folding clasp.
Price: INR 1,82,000 (approx.)
King Seiko SJE089
Inspired by the 1965 King Seiko KSK, the King Seiko SJE089 comes in a 38.6 mm stainless steel case. It has thinner lugs and sharper edges, compared with the original version. This model has a silver sunburst dial — its design is quite straightforward. You can spot polished dauphine hour, minute hands, a thin central second hand, and applied hour markers. What’s more, there is a dial colour-matched framed date at 3 o’clock with a black numeral.
The textured 12 o’clock baton-shaped markers have been inspired by those found on the original 1965 version. Powering the watch is the automatic, self-winding Seiko Caliber 6L35 with a power reserve of 45 hours. The watch is finished on a stainless steel bracelet.