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 Up and Comer
2. The Up and Comer
Bidding Range: $10,000

Omega Seamaster Ploprof

A high-quality brand only recently discovered by collectors, Omega has room to grow. "Three years ago 80% of the Omega watches from the 1970s would have been in the range of $1,000 to $2,500. Today the Ploprof, which is a very iconic diving watch, sells for $6,000 to $8,000," says Schaerer.

Rolex

Omega

Panerai

Cartier

Patek Philippe

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