Here are 10 tips of building a great watch collection.
Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Timepiece (Ann Ruthmann)
1. Peruse catalogues from auction houses that sell pre-owned watches, such as Antiquorum, Phillips, Christie’s and Sotheby’s. They will help you track what kinds of timepieces come onto the resale market and what they sell for. They will also allow you to scout for good deals on more minor pieces that collectors are selling off in order to trade up. “Auction darlings” – complicated pieces from Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, Audemars Piguet and the like – can run into the hundreds of thousands, but you can also get deals at auction or online, starting at under $1,000.