Where the rich are investing 2016

Watch Out!

From oil-filled watch faces to moon dust and space age materials, these luxury watch companies are a fanatic's delight

Olya Milenitis

Fascination, appreciation, and desire for popular luxury watch brands were my mantra even in my teens. Unfortunately the means to afford one was quite another story. I had become an expert at bargaining with fake watch vendors in Bangkok and prided myself in my collection of dubious timepieces. It was not till I was in my mid 20s that my wife borrowed some dollars from her boss in Singapore and bought me a genuine Rolex. I was in seventh heaven!  I still remember going numb with the ecstatic shock of seeing the green leather box of the Submariner.  Hello, luxury watches, I had arrived.