One of the first wristwatches emerged in the early 1900s and eventually started pushing pocket watches to museums and collections.
Some watches still remained virtually unchanged for decades, managing to outlive all fashion trends and still are rock strong after all those years.
Here are the 5 classics, the immortals, the living fossils of horology.
1. CARTIER TANK
A classic rectangular watch on an elegant leather strap, Cartier Tank has been since 1918, has graced hundreds of famous wrists, and it continues to outlive all trends.
2. ROLEX SUBMARINER
This classy tool watch was the first diver to gain fame, and the first to move from the seas to yacht decks, as has become an ultimate status symbol. Since its introduction in 1953, the Rolex Submariner has had a few changes, but its still has the basic look and allure.
3. AUDEMARS PIGUET ROYAL OAK
The Royal Oak did so well it is now a default shape of the company. Thanks to genius designer Gerald Genta, much hasn’t changed since its introduction in 1972. Plaid suits, man heels, and handlebar mustaches – and yes we’re looking at you…..
4. PATEK PHILIPPE NAUTILUS
A masterful design of Gerald Genta, the Patek Philippe Nautilus celebrated its 40th birthday in 2016, it’s regarded as an ultimate sporty and luxurious watch. Its slightly rounded TV-shaped case never actually went out of style. One timeless classic.
5. JAEGER LECOULTRE REVERSO
Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso is a Cartier Tank, with a twist. Its case can be rotated and fliped over. Originally, this unique feature was patented with polo players in mind, but now it is one of the most respected dress watches money can buy.
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