If you're looking for a hard-to-find, limited edition watch, or simply want something classic to strap to your wrist, look no further than WatchBox.
For those interested in the world of watches, few times of year are as exciting as Watches and Wonders (formerly known as Baselworld and SIHH). It's a time when incredible timepieces are released by the world's most well-known watchmakers like Rolex, Panerai and Tudor. Unique and limited-edition watches released at the show have the internet buzzing, but most will never even make it to dealers — and getting your hands on one is near-impossible. But strapping a highly-sought-after luxury watch to your wrist is actually easier than you think. WatchBox, the world's leading watch house, offers an incredible collection of pre-owned luxury watches, all certified authentic and collector quality. The retailer has some of the most desirable timepieces out there on offer, like the Rolex Submariner Date 16610, Grand Seiko Heritage Hi-Beat 36000 GMT SBGJ213 or the Panerai Luminor Marina 8 Days Acciaio PAM 590. Of course, WatchBox also offers far more than just those listed here. For a few of the notable collections worth exploring, read on below.
The Rolex Professional Collection is home to some of its most classic and recognizable models like the Submariner Date 16610 or the Explorer and Explorer II. The Submariner, first released in 1953, was the first watch that could claim the title of being waterproof to 100 meters. The Explorer and Explorer II, as their names suggest, have adorned the wrists of some of the most notable explorers in history like Sir Edmund Hilary, Tenzing Norgay and Ed Viesturs. If you are looking for a watch that will never go out of style and will look great with just about anything in your closet, the Rolex Professional Collection is the way to go.
The first time that the Panerai Luminor was available to the public was in 1993, but the watch has a deep history that starts long before that. The brand's Luminor watches were originally only available to the Italian military. The first Luminor was released in 1949, and referenced the self-luminous material applied to the dial that was safer and brighter than the brand's Radiomir lume. Today, Panerai watches are instantly recognizable by their case shape and crown protector.
Tudor has long had a history of making highly durable, highly accurate watches that perform in the toughest environments. The brand notably provided watches for one of the first scientific expeditions to Greenland, the British North Greenland Expedition. The brand's Black Bay line of watches embodies that perfect mix of durability, accuracy and style. If you need help with where to start when shopping for a Tudor, take a look at the GMT, a perfect daily driver or the Black Bay Bronze, which offers a beautiful bronze case on a black and bronze NATO strap.
In terms of finish and quality, few watches live up to the reputation of Grand Seiko. Its watches have long been favorites of in-the-know watch enthusiasts and collectors alike. But it doesn't take a watch enthusiast to appreciate the styling of the brand's Heritage line and models like the Spring Drive GMT SBGE209 or the Hi-Beat 36000 GMT SBGJ213.
There are countless iterations of the Speedmaster, including one dedicated to the ‘Gemini IV First Space Walk’ 40th Anniversary, but none are more classic than the Professional Moonwatch Chronograph REF 3188.8.131.52.01.005. It's a watch that ranks in the number two spot on our list of greatest watches of all time. No matter what reference you choose, you can't go wrong.