They have a long history behind them and may be the perfect "important" first model, with a decidedly "affordable" price for the genre.
Watches are not all the same, only some, in fact are able to cross the years turning into icons. Sometimes they are unapproachable models in terms of prices and waiting lists, others, they can be considered the gateway to the universe of luxury. Of course they still represent an investment, but between 2,000 and 5,000 euros there are models that can be purchased even immediately online and for which it is worth starting to save. Here are the best watches under 5000 euros.
Eberhard & Co.
Water-resistant to 300 meters and equipped with a helium escape valve, the Scafograf 300 MCMLIX is one of Eberhard & Co.'s signature models. this new declination focuses on a green dial and ceramic bezel. The 43 mm steel case protects a self-winding mechanical movement and is secured to the wrist by a water-repellent leather strap. Price: 2,740 euros
It is designed for dives to 500 meters (1,000 feet) the titanium and steel case of Tudor's Pelagos Lhd, with a bracelet featuring a patented extension system. The unidirectional rotating titanium bezel graduated 60 minutes has a matte black ceramic disc and graduations with beige luminescent material. The date window alternates between even numbers in red and odd numbers in black. Moving it is a Cosc-certified manufacture movement. Price: 4,940 euros.
Part of the Heritage collection, within which Montblanc offers watches with a vintage flavor, echoing the Minerva creations of the 1940s and 1950s, this model has a 40 mm steel case with a case back carefully engraved with a reproduction of the Villeeret manufacture, combined with an alligator strap. The automatic movement offers central hour, minute and seconds indications and a date window. Price: 2,410 euros.
Baume & Mercier
The Riviera line can rightly be considered among Baume & Mercier's most interesting rediscoveries. This version echoes its characteristic design that integrates the 42 mm case with a steel bracelet in perfect 1970s style, but equipped with a modern system that makes it easily interchangeable. The automatic movement inside is visible through the sapphire crystal case back. Price; 2,900 euros
The Radiomir is the first watch created by Panerai. This version offers a large 45 mm steel case and the typical oversized crown. The hand-wound movement guaranteed three days of power reserve and offers and central hour and minute indications. Price: 4,800 euros