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 Classic Tank
4. The Classic Tank
Bidding Range: $50,000

Cartier Tank Cintrée

Generally less collectible than men's watches, some women's models, such as vintage Cartiers, have appreciated significantly in the past decade. "The Tank Cintrée is a beautiful ladies' watch with potential for growth still," says Schaerer. A yellow-gold Tank sold for $20,000 ten years ago, but Schaerer estimates it would be closer to $40,000 today. The platinum version went for $40,000 in 1995 but made $250,000 last year.

Rolex

Omega

Panerai

Cartier

Patek Philippe

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