Watch buying guide 2022

Time of the year to look what’s worth buying.
(Note I using grey market resale price, not following RRP)
Les Précision recommendation:


– Swatch Automatic
– Casio G-Shock
– Seiko automatic
– Seiko Diver watches


– Tudor models
– Azimuth models
– Omega Seamaster older models
– Omega Speedmaster older models
– IWC Pilot Mark VIII etc.
– Rolex Oysterdate 6694
– Panerai PAM 0000, 0005
– Bell & Ross models
– Tag Heuer Monaco
Tudor Black Bay Chronograph


– Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch
– Omega Seamaster 007 Limited editions
– Tudor BB chronograph
– Rolex DateJust 36mm 16233 16234
– Panerai PAM112, PAM104
– Hublot Fusion
– IWC Portugieser
– IWC Big Pilot
– Chopard Mille Miglia
– Cartier Santos 100 XL
– Grand Seiko


– Chopard L.U.C models
– Rolex Explorer 124270
– Rolex Explorer 39mm 214270
– Rolex Explorer 2 16570
– Rolex Sea Dweller 16600
– Rolex Submariner 14060m, 16610,
– Rolex Milgauss 116400GV
– Rolex Explorer 214270
– Rolex DeepSea 116660 (Black)
– Hublot Big Bang, Unico
Rolex Explorer II 216570


– Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Chronograph Calendar SS
– Rolex DeepSea 116660 (DeepBlue)
– Rolex Submariner No Date 124060 or 114060
– Rolex GMT 16710 or 116710LN
– Rolex Deepsea 126660 Black
– Chopard Alpine Eagle XL Chrono
– Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Automatic
Rolex Oyster Perpetual


– Rolex Submariner Green 16610LV(discon) or 116610LV
– Rolex Submariner 126610LN
– Rolex Sea Dweller 116600
– Rolex DeepSea James Cameroon 126660
– AP Offshore Drivers
– AP Offshore Black Themes or Volcano (older generation)
– AP Royal Oak Offshore Bumble Bee
– AP Royal Oak 15500ST or 15400ST
– IWC Perpetual Calendar
– Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix day-date Stainless Steel
Rolex Submariner 126610LV “Starbucks”
Rolex Submariner 116610LV “Hulk”


– Omega Chronograph 42 mm “Silver Snoopy Award”
– Rolex Daytona 16520 (Zenith) or 116520
– Rolex Submariner Green 116610LV (Hulk) 126610LV (Statbucks)
– Rolex GMT 126710BLRO (Pepsi)
– Cartier Santos Skeleton Large 40mm
– A.Lange & Söhne Grand Lange 1 Moonphase
– AP Royal Oak 15300ST, 15400ST, 15500ST
– Patek Philippe Annual Calendar 5146, 5396
– Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph or Dual time
Rolex Daytona 116500LN


– Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5167A
– AP Royal Oak 15300ST Blue
– AP Royal Oak 15500ST or 15400ST
– Rolex Submariner 116619LB
– Rolex Daytona 116508 or 116509
– Rolex Platinum Day-Date2 41mm 218238
– Rolex DayDate 36mm Turquoise dial 128238
– Patek Philippe 5070J, 5070G, 5070R
– A.Lange & Söhne Odysseus Stainless Steel Blue
– A.Lange & Söhne Platinum Datograph
– Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Sapphire
– Ulysse Nardin Freak
Rolex Daytona 116509 Metorite
Rolex DayDate 36mm Turquoise dial 128238


– Rolex Platinum Daytona 116506
– AP Royal Oak 15202ST ultra thin
– AP Royal oak perpetual calendar 26574ST or Equation of time;
– Hublot Takashi Murakami models
– Patek Philippe Nautilus 5712/1A, 5711/1A, 5712R
– Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5168G; 5164A, 5164R travel time
– Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980/1A, 5980/1R, 5726/1A
– Patek Philippe World Time 175th 5575
– Patek Philippe World Time enamel dial 5131R/J/G
– Patek Philippe 5970J 5970R 5970G Grande complications
– Patek Philippe Nautilus 3711/1G, 3712/1A
– Watches independent watch makers: MB&F, F.P. Journe, Urwerk
– A. Lange & Söhne Lange 31
– A. Lange & Söhne Lange Zeitwerk Striking Time
– Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Tourbillon Céleste
Patek Philippe Nautilus 5990/1A
Rolex Daytone 116508 ‘John Mayer”

$250000 and beyond

– Patek Philippe 5070P
– Patek Philippe 5004, 5970P Grande complications
– Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980/1R, 5990/1R
– Patek Philippe 6002G Sky-Moon Tourbillion
– Rolex Rainbow Daytona 116598RBOW, 116599RBOW, 116595RBOW
– Jaeger-LeCoultre Gyrotourbillon models
– Richard Mille models
– A.Lange & Söhne 1815 Tourbograph Perpetual “Pour le Mérite”
– AP Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Openworked 26585CE.OO.1225CE.01
– Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Perpetual Calendar Skeketon
– Breguet Classique Double Tourbillon 5345 “Quai de I’Horlogue”
– Ulysse Nardin North Sea Minute Repeater
– Grand Complications from the independent watch makers: Philippe Dufour; MB&F, F.P. Journe, Greubel Forsey, Laurent Ferrier
Rolex GM-Master II 126755SARU
Rolex 116655SABR
This year’s recommendations are purely based on aesthetic and artisan merits (unlike the past where investment potential was the main considerations). I did include some newer models, which I feel are not iconic yet
Throughout 2021, the soaring resale prices for the iconic Rolex, RM, PP and AP continued, and because of these high valuations the investment potential in them had diminished (risk increases consequently and exponentially).
Hopefully with this list, I can offers alternatives and reintroduce some the technically sophisticated watches to community.
^Although designs can be evergreen, but no trend can last forever. If we want to do well in investment, we must stay ahead and look beyond those in-trend models.
^^ Again I had omitted the vintages watches from the list. For buyers with sophistication and taste for vintages, I feel they may not need a list like above. Also there are many pitfalls in the world of vintage, which is the reason why I will not recommend beginners or intermediate collectors to venture into the vintage Rolex or Patek Philippe.

Our plead: Please buy only what you like to wear. We all have a finite and limited budget for watches buying, always be mindful on every watch purchase. Buying a hot watches and posting on Instagram may feels great, but they all come with hefty price tags. Also investment will hit and missed, don’t let it take away the joy of this hobby. Finally do understand, there are definitely more important things in life. Invest sensibly and please don’t buy on impulse. Wishing everyone a healthy and safe 2022!

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Patek Philippe 3712/1A, 5712/1A

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  1. What is your opinion in the GMT Master 2 126711CHNR (rootbeer)? Do you think it is a good investment in terms for capital appreciation in 1 year time?

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