The Best Luxury Watches For Around £1000 | The Watch Hut
Putting some luxury on your wrist doesn't mean you have to break the bank. Some of the biggest names in the premium watchmaking industry have plenty of models that come with a price tag of around £1,000.
From iconic Swiss brands that have been pioneering horological innovation for over 130 years, to big name fashion houses that channel catwalk trends into their wristwear, The Watch Hut collection spans traditional, formal, fashion, and sports models.
To provide you with inspiration, we've handpicked some of the finest timepieces from the likes of Versace, Alpina, Frederique Constant, and Movado. So, whether you're celebrating a special event or looking to treat someone you love, check out some of our favourite luxury watches that offer real value for money.
Traditional luxury watches
For a classic look that never goes out of style, consider choosing a traditionally styled watch. Not only do traditional watches have a timeless quality, but they can be accessorised with numerous looks for a range of occasions and settings, whether it be a boardroom meeting or a wedding.
Here are our top picks of some of the most elegant, traditional watches that come in at around £1,000.
Men's Frederique Constant Classic Index automatic watch
Based in Geneva, the beating heart of the Swiss watchmaking industry, Frederique Constant has a reputation for producing beautiful vintage-inspired timepiece collections.
This men's Classic Index automatic (£1,070) is a fine example, and uses gold Roman numerals and hands set against its white face. The gold carries through to the smooth casing and dial, and is completed with a classic brown, tortoiseshell leather strap. It's perfect for the modern man that appreciates days gone by.
Mühle Glashütte Lady 99 automatic watch
German brand Mühle Glashütte is famed for manufacturing nautical instruments and ships' timepieces, and they channel this innovation into their wristwear designs.
The Lady 99 automatic watch (£970) has a timeless appeal with just the right amount of modernity thrown into the mix. The ice-white face features silver hour-markers and a date function, with a shiny stainless-steel case and a slim black leather strap. It's both elegant and contemporary, a great everyday piece for a woman who likes to channel classic style.
Ladies' Frederique Constant Art Deco watch
Sitting somewhere in the middle of traditional and formal, Frederique Constant's striking Art Deco watch (£960) is ideal for any occasion. The sleek, beaded stainless-steel bracelet fastens to the smooth silver-coloured case, which is beset with a stunning mother-of-pearl dial.
The guilloche centrepiece is surrounded by oversized Roman numerals, which complete this watch's vintage appeal. Scratch-resistant sapphire glass ensures it will stand the test of time. It's an unforgettable timepiece that will see you throughout the decades.
High fashion luxury watches
Borrowing heavily from the most outlandish haute couture catwalk trends, a high fashion watch is ideal for anyone who wants to stand out.
High fashion watches are unique by nature, and are available in a variety of unusual colour pairings, shapes, and styles. The type you choose will depend on your personality, and your individual fashion sense. We've picked out two distinctive Versace creations, which both come in at just under £1,000.
Ladies' Versace V-Helix watch
Black and gold is very much in vogue, and so is this ladies' V-Helix watch (£950) from global fashion giant Versace. Fastened with a luxurious, quilted black leather strap, the PVD gold plated case features a serrated edge, adding a touch of attitude to its bold face.
The golden hour markers and hands are complemented by the iconic Versace Medusa at the bottom of the watch. It's a daring and glamorous accessory, ideal for those who like to make a statement.
Versace Palazzo Empire watch
Versace's Palazzo Empire watch (£960) has a soft aesthetic with its white, gold, and pink tones. The pink, numberless face lets the large golden Medusa centre-piece do all the talking, which is set in the middle, over the two golden hands.
The elegant white and gold patterned case is fastened onto an ice-white leather strap. Perfectly feminine, it's the ideal accessory for high fashion ensembles or smart-casual outfit combos.
Formal luxury watches
Often blending modern design with classical detailing, a formal watch can be ideal for a wedding, professional event, or even a cocktail bar. If you only have one watch, it's important to choose a versatile style.
Men's Raymond Weil Maestro automatic watch
An otherwise classic-looking watch is given an ultra-modern spin with the men's Raymond Weil Maestro automatic watch (£1,225). The matt-silver toned stainless-steel bracelet and case frame the silver and white face, which features vintage Roman numerals.
An eye-catching aperture at twelve o'clock allows a peek into this beautiful watch's inner mechanics, and the blue hands add a nice pop of colour.
Ladies' Movado Museum Diamond watch
Movado's signature museum watch first debuted 70 years ago, and the brand has maintained a loyal following, known for its bold, modern designs.
The ladies' Movado Museum Diamond watch (£995) features a stunning golden bracelet, and an ethereal white cloud face, beset with jewels as hour markers. The watch is complete with golden hands and the brand's iconic golden dot at twelve o'clock, which was designed in 1947 by Nathan George Horwitt as a representation of the sun at high noon.
Choosing a sports watch today is only the more difficult for all the choice. There are plenty of beautiful options around the £1,000 price-tag, allowing you to get a sturdy piece of kit that looks as good as it performs. Here are a couple of our favourites.
Men's Victorinox Swiss Army chronograph watch
Men's Swiss Army chrono watch (£1,055) from Victorinox is just as tough as you'd expect. The triple-coated sapphire crystal glass means it will look sharp through the decades, while the chunky stainless-steel bracelet is just as robust.
Featuring luminous hands and an LED digital chronograph, it's both powerful and stylish, ideal for pairing with a sharp suit, and for dressing down with jeans on the weekend.
Ladies' Alpina Horological smartwatch
Combining modern technology with classic Swiss design innovation, this ladies' Alpina Horological smartwatch (£940) is incredibly easy on the eye.
Smart features such as sleep monitoring and activity tracking can be accessed via an app, as well as in analogue format using the watch hands. With a patterned white face that's beset with jewels, and a sleek, white leather strap, it's a great choice for the stylish sportswoman.
Picking out the ideal luxury watch can take some time. Take a look at our entire collection so you can find a perfect luxury watch that you can show off for years to come.