Platinum Watches: A League of Their Own
Living at the peak of exclusivity and sophisticated discretion, the rare nature of platinum watches offers a certain sense of distinction. Oftentimes, platinum watches are not seen as obvious symbols of wealth like a yellow gold or diamond watch may be perceived. However these timepieces are often quite sought after by discerning collectors, as the stealth metal is often reserved for the most exclusive and complicated timepieces, contributing to the remarkable demand and value within the secondary market. . Among the array of complicated platinum watches found within WatchBox’s global inventory is the IWC Grande Complication Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar Limited Edition—a prime example of an extraordinary series of complications housed in a platinum case. Explore our selection of platinum watches from luxury brands likeA. Lange & Sohne, IWC, and Vacheron Constantin.
Luxury Brands and Platinum Watches
As platinum watches claim their spot among the most prestigious pieces on the market, many luxury brands choose platinum as they introduce unique features, functions, and complications. Combining a modern, sleek aesthetic with the highest horological standards , explore three brands who are creating noteworthy platinum watches.
Unequivocally, Patek Philippe designs some of the finest timepieces in the world—and they make no exceptions with their suite of platinum watches. A unique feature that excites enthusiasts and heightens the sense of exclusivity, all of Patek Philippe’s platinum watches feature a diamond set in the case beneath the 6 o’clock marker above the lugs. If you’re interested in a complicated and classic platinum timepiece, consider the Grand Complications Perpetual Calendar Chronograph fitted with a black alligator strap. Or, opt for a mesmerizingComplications Chronograph that boasts a luminous blue sunburst diamond dial.
Exclusive to their platinum watches, Rolex’s striking glacier blue dial is perhaps the most iconic feature of these pieces. Complimentary of the material’s glimmering silver sheen, the crisp blue sunburst dial is a tell tale sign that you’re wearing a platinum timepiece—but only if you’re surrounded by those who are in the know. If you’re interested in these stealthy, yet stunning pieces fit for everyday wear, discover the Day-Date 11806 or the Cosmograph Daytona in platinum.
F.P. Journe’s timepieces are rare as it is, so wearing one of their Boutique collection platinum watches adds an extra layer of “limited” to the conversation. In particular, the platinum-cased Octa Lune Nacre model with a blue mother-of-pearl dial is one of the most stunning pieces, now part of their retrospective collection. This watch combines a silver guilloche center with a mother-of-pearl outer ring adorned with Arabic numerals, and it displays a small-seconds sub-dial at 4:30, a large date display, a power reserve indicator at 9 o’clock, and of course, the moonphase display. You can also discover other platinum watches from F.P. Journe in their Classique collection, as well as the LineSport collection, the Boutique collection, and more.
Purchasing Pre-Owned Platinum Watches
As the world’s leading platform for buying, selling, and trading pre-owned luxury watches, we take meticulous measures to ensure each piece is evaluated, authenticated, and brought to manufacturer standards before being presented for sale. Our in-house team of watch experts is passionate about curating a collection of platinum watches that can be experienced before purchasing with our our try on tool. And, if you’re interested in exploring other white metal watches, browse our collections of white gold, stainless steel, and titanium watches.