5 Watches with prestige - and profit potential

A Rolex has long been an accessory for showcasing status, savvy, and style. But recently it has also become a fast-appreciating asset. The watch market is full of long-term investments -- Julien Schaerer, a watch director at the auction house Antiquorum, showed us where to look.

The Trophy Watch
5. The Trophy Watch
Bidding Range: $200,000 and up

2499 Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph

Produced from 1951 until 1985, the 2499 is a cult item among Patek collectors, says Schaerer. He estimates that in yellow gold, the watch could sell for up to $400,000 today, while a rare model in pink gold might fetch $1 million or more.

Rolex

Omega

Panerai

Cartier

Patek Philippe

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