While coming up with an idea for this article I came across a watch I have never seen: Cartier Roadster Women’s Watch, model W62053V3. This watch comes with a “sky blue” sunray dial as well as in an orange version. The white satin strap, almost canvas looking, is different from anything I have seen. We all know that the Roadster is one of Cartier’s best known collections, but when it comes to women’s watches, I really had never seen this particular one. It must have been made in a very limited edition.
Limited edition watches are ones that watch manufacturers release to celebrate or commemorate a certain event or partnership, or they use these collections as ways to re-invent a watch that has already been created.
The concept gives it an air of exclusivity and for watch a collector, buying a limited edition watch is a real way to add value to one’s collection.
From TAG Heuer and Omega Watches, to Bvlgari, Movado and Cartier watches, all luxury watch brands release limited edition collections.
Omega has made many special edition watches. From being an official time keeper of the Olympics to being the watch that the first man on the moon wore, the company has many reasons to come up with special watches. Take the latter example as a reason. Omega watches has come out with various styles celebrating this trip to the moon and anniversary of it. A beautiful watch which captures the essence of space and planets is the Omega Speedmaster Limited Edition Moon Men’s Watch, model 3577.50.
One of my favorite watches of all time is the Bvlgari Diagono men’s watch. There is never a need to update its style; Bvlgari hit the nail right on the head when it came out with this model all those years ago. Being Italian, it can be assumed that those running Bvlgari are avid soccer fans, as are most Europeans and Latin Americans. So, it’s especially note worthy to mention that Bvlgari took its classic Diagono and made a special edition watch branded with FIFA: Fédération Internationale de Football Association (French for International Federation of Association Football) which is not football as we Americans think of it, but rather soccer. FIFA is an international organization that governs soccer’s major tournaments. In other words, FIFA is like God in the eyes of soccer fanatics. The official name of this special watch is Bvlgari Diagono Limited Edition Acqua Men’s Watch, model number SC38WSV/SLN.FIFA.
TAG Heuer is known, among other things, for partnering with luxury car manufacturers like Mercedes Benz and Porsche. Over the years, TAG and Mercedes have come out with numerous special edition watches, one being the Tag Heuer Men’s SLR Mercedez-Benz Watch, model CAG2110.FC6209. This is a powerful looking watch that features SLR on the bezel and the Mercedes Benz name and emblem on the watch dial.
Movado is another brand that has, over its existence, produced many watches and has done special edition pieces with artists as well as produce watches that celebrate the company. For example, to celebrate 125 years in business, Movado came out with a man’s watch called the Movado M125 Anniversary Men’s Watch, model 0605819. This watch is also special because it varies slightly from the signature Movado look of no hands and a single dot at the 12 o’clock position.
Whatever the company may be, you can rest assured that at some point, for some occasion it will come out with a limited edition watch available for both men and women.