Watches have long been symbols of status, craftsmanship, and personal style. Whether you’re a budding horology enthusiast or an experienced collector, the world of watches offers something for everyone, regardless of their budget. And, at Banks Lyon, we proudly showcase a diverse range of timepieces to suit any budget.
Our vast watch catalogue caters to everyone, regardless of the price you are willing to pay for your timepiece, and today, we are thrilled to be exploring this. Here, we’ll explore renowned watch brands such as Tissot, TAG Heuer, Breitling, Cartier, IWC, Omega, and Hublot, covering entry-level options, upgrading your timepiece, and indulging in the world of limited-edition luxury watches. We want to help you explore our extensive stocklist and find your ideal watch, regardless of the price you are willing to pay. Our team understand that the world of watches can be overwhelming, and you may be under the impression that all watches are a hefty investment, but that is simply not the case.
So, let’s dive in and uncover your new favourite timepiece.
Tissot: Swiss Excellence from £230
Tissot is a Swiss brand known for offering exceptional value for money. An excellent entry-level option is the Tissot Everytime Big Gents Watch (below, left), which is a staggeringly low £260. Despite its low price tag, the watch looks sleek and simple, perfect for anyone wanting to purchase their first timepiece or looking for an everyday piece they can add to their ever-growing collection.
Upgrade Path: If you want to elevate your collection and upgrade to a different model from Tissot, try the PRX range. Drawing inspiration from a 1978 model, the collection features slim and sleek designs that embody a timeless ’70s aesthetic, which can be seen in the Tissot PRX Chronograph Automatic 42mm Watch (below, right).
TAG Heuer is famous for its connections to motorsports and a commitment to precision. So, if you’re looking for an entry point into the world of racing watches, the TAG Heuer Formula 1 Quartz 41mm – Rubber & Pin Buckle (below, left) is an excellent choice. These watches are sporty, elegant, and boast Swiss craftsmanship while remaining relevantly low in terms of price tag.
Upgrade Path: TAG Heuer offers an excellent range of watches with unique designs, iconic collaborations, and intricate functionality, allowing you to move up their ladder with ease. Take the TAG Heuer Monaco x Gulf Automatic Chronograph 39mm – Leather & Folding Clasp (below, right), for example. This stunning piece incorporates Gulf stripes with its vintage TAG Heuer logo to create a truly remarkable watch.
Breitling watches are renowned for aviation-inspired timepieces and endurance watches such as the Breitling Endurance Pro – Rubber & Tang-type Buckle (below, left). This watch is perfect for those starting their collection, as its sturdy build and striking design make it an ideal entry-level choice.
Upgrade Path: If you fall in love with the lower-priced Breitling watches, you’ll fall harder for their other, more expensive models, such as the Breitling Chronomat 32 (below, right). This piece oozes elegance and is a stylish option for those looking to expand their watch collection from practical to sophisticated.
Cartier: Elegance Redefined from Less Than £3,000
Cartier is the epitome of timeless luxury and elegance. So, if you’re looking for a timepiece for under £3,000, this may be the brand for you. Take the Cartier Tank Must De Cartier Watch (below, left), for instance. This model carries the iconic history of the Tank Must De Cartier collection yet still falls low in terms of luxury watch budgets.
Upgrade Path: It’s easy to climb the Cartier ladder if you lean toward this watch brand. So, as you progress in your watch journey, you’ll find Cartier offers a range of stunning timepieces like the Cartier Santos De Cartier Large Watch (below, right), with refined design and exceptional functionality for a higher price.
IWC: Swiss Brilliance Starting from Just Over £4,000
IWC Schaffhausen is celebrated for its Swiss precision and distinctive design, which can be purchased for just over £4,000. For example, at Banks Lyon, we’re proud to offer a wide range of their watches, such as the IWC Pilot’s Mark XVIII Watch. This is a stripped-back, simple version of some of their other designs, created for those looking to start their IWC journey at a lower price.
Upgrade Path: IWC has several collections like the Portugieser and the Big Pilot’s Watch, which offer a more lavish experience. Take the IWC Portugieser Automatic 40 Watch, for example. This sleek timepiece has a Pellaton winding system and a timelessly elegant design for those looking to elevate their watch collection.
Omega: The Iconic Seamaster 300M Collection Starting at Just Over £5,000
Omega Seamaster is famous for its connection to James Bond, and the Seamaster Diver 300M is an ideal starting point. This watch showcases Omega’s excellence in diving timepieces; take the OMEGA Seamaster Diver 300M Co-Axial Watch (below, left), for instance. This durable yet aesthetically pleasing timepiece would make an excellent first Omega timepiece for those looking for an entry point into the luxury watch collection.
Upgrade Path: When ready to take the next step, consider exploring the OMEGA Seamaster Diver Chronograph 300M 44mm Watch (below, right). This impressive timepiece is crafted from 18K Sedna™ gold, giving it the WOW factor that Omega enthusiasts love.
Hublot: The Art of Fusion from Around £6,000
Hublot stands out for its bold, innovative designs – take the Hublot Classic Fusion Original Black Magic Ceramic 33mm (below, left), for example. This refined yet sporty timepiece is a great entry point to Hublot.
Upgrade Path: As you progress in your watch journey, explore Hublot’s Big Bang collection, which exudes dramatic luxury and suits a higher budget. For instance, at Banks Lyon, we’re proud to offer a range of Big Bang watches, such as the Hublot Big Bang One Click Pink Sapphire Diamonds 39MM (below, right).
Luxury and Limited Editions
If budget is not a concern and you’re looking to treat yourself with a truly exclusive timepiece or make a long-term investment, here are some of the most luxurious watches from the brands mentioned:
- Tissot: Tissot Goldrun 18ct Gold Gents Quartz Watch with intricate complications and elegant gold casing.
- TAG Heuer: The TAG Heuer Limited Edition Carrera Automatic Chronograph 45mm, where high performance meets high precision.
- Breitling: Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 is an excellent luxury choice from Breitling.
- Cartier: Choose the Cartier Ballon Bleu Automatic 36mm for exquisite design.
- IWC: The IWC Portugieser Perpetual Calendar Watch is an excellent choice for those looking for impressive elegance.
- Omega: The OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Co-Axial Master Chronometer GMT Worldtimer 43MM with its vision of Earth created on a grade 5 titanium plate.
- Hublot: Hublot Big Bang Integrated Time Only King Gold Pave 40mm Watch is an unparalleled testament to the artistry of watchmaking.
Financing Options: Making Your Dream Watch More Accessible
We acknowledge that your dream watch may sometimes seem out of reach due to financial constraints. That’s why Banks Lyon offers various financing options to make your ideal timepiece more accessible. Our watch finance options with 0% interest are designed to accommodate your budget and make your dream a reality because owning the perfect watch should never be just a dream.
So, whether you are looking for OMEGA watches on finance, or you would prefer to buy one of our budget timepieces outright, we can help. We are committed to ensuring your watch-buying experience remains fulfilling and hassle-free.
With this in mind, please don’t hesitate to visit our stores or get in touch using our handy Live Chat at the bottom right of our website. Alternatively, contact us via WhatsApp on 07751 807 041 to get help fast from our friendly and knowledgeable team. Let us help you find the perfect watch, regardless of your budget.