Top Brands (#9-12) in US < $1,000

Get up-to-date on yesterday’s installment in our Top 20 most popular US choices for luxury watches under a grand.



#9 – Oris

Oris is a Swiss brand known for its signature Red Rotor. Oris has been manufacturing precision timepieces for over 100 years and it actively sponsors music and the arts. Brand Ambassadors include the Hong Kong entrepreneur and actor Nicholas Tse and legendary 60’s performer Bob Dylan.


Oris Classic Date makes a style statement that is distinctively simple yet fashionably timeless in any decade. This classic Oris automatic timepiece introduces itself with a multi-piece stainless steel case with an exquisite rose gold plated top ring. The silver dial is accentuated by rose gold plated hour indices, hour/minute and sweeping second hands. An understated date aperture window is located at 6 o’clock. It is fully loaded with Oris 733 Swiss movement with automatic winding date, and of course Oris signature bi-directionally rotating red rotor, all protected by a flat sapphire crystal. It is adorned with a beautiful dark brown alligator strap with a stainless steel buckle. This watch continues Oris endless tale of time for watch connoisseurs that insist on a classic yet elegant timepiece. (Reference 01 733 7578 4351 5 18 10)




Fabia FA2164-YP011113#10 – Maurice Lacroix

If you’re not familiar with Maurice Lacroix timepieces, as their new brand slogan so eloquently states it, “Your Time is Now.” Maurice Lacroix makes timepieces that are the very essence of elegance and prestige.


Fabia is a gold tone (stainless steel) tank style watch with a 21 mm diameter case. The dial exhibits an intricate guilloche pattern that enhances the time telling experience which is complimented by gold tone hour indices and Roman numerals at 12 and 6 o’clock. It has a Swiss quartz movement which is protected by an anti-reflective sapphire crystal. This timepiece is adorned with a dark brown leather alligator strap and is an absolute must for the ladies. Fabia is a phenomenal example of the magnificent watches Maurice Lacroix manufactures and it’s under $1000, all the more reason to purchase this luxurious timepiece. (Model FA2164-YP011113)




FC Delight-Watch FC-220WHD2ER6B

#11 – Frederique Constant

Frederique Constant’s commitment and passion to articulate quality and innovation in the design of its timepieces translates into time that is luxurious.

Frederique Constant introduction of its elegant Double Heart Jewelry Collection extended its heart to include an exclusive watch collection designed for the elegant woman. Speaking of elegant women, Eva Longoria partnered with Frederique Constant last year to support her charity, Eva Longoria Fund, which helps women and the Angel Foundation committed in the fight against cancer. This watch collection is nowhere under a grand price tag mark, however, Frederique Constant’s Delight Hearts Diamonds  watch may woo your visual senses.


Delight Hearts Diamond watch woos hearts with a polished stainless steel round case and bracelet. The dial is white with heart guilloche in the center of the dial and mother-of-pearl, the piece de resistance. It also has applied diamond indices with a Roman numeral at 12 o’clock. Delight Hearts and Diamond has FC-220 Caliber movement which is protected by a sapphire crystal. Ladies, you will want to certainly want to romance this stone, pardons, watch. (Model FC-220WHD2ER6B)




RT Women's 15000 3532#12 – Revue Thommen

Revue Thommen is a brand whose history is steeped in the manufacture of precision instruments for the aviation industry since 1920. This precision approach to aviation instrument expanded to the production of small wrist watches (and alarm clocks) one in particular the Cricket watch. The expansion led to the Grovana Watch Co. Ltd opening and dedication to the production and sales of its watches, which includes its exclusive watch movements and watch collections.


Revue Thommen Women’s Sport Ladies watch present time in a classic yet sporty charm that oddly is reminiscent of the Penn Station Clock (despite its Arabic numerals). It has a both a polished and brushed stainless steel 34 mm case which gives it dimensional character. The dial is silver and is accentuated by luminescent blued stainless steel hour/minute hands and a seconds counter hand.  It contains Revue Thommen caliber GT 12 movement, which is a Swiss manual wind mechanical movement, with a Power Reserve up to 42 hours. It is adorned with a black leather strap with pin buckle, and it is also a limited edition timepiece. This watch is for the active woman on the go and is also under $1000. (Model 15000.3532)



Written by Chaz Nash

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