Our Picks of the Month – August 2021

BQ Watches carries an array of stunning luxury watches. Although we have something for everyone, we like to highlight some of the standouts from our selection and a few staff favourites that we think deserve the spotlight. As summer gradually starts to wind down, why not add a special new timepiece to your collection? In this edition of BQ Watches Monthly Picks, we’ve selected three luxury watches that are sure to leave a lasting impression. Take a look at our August 2021 top picks below.

Omega Speedmaster Apollo XVII 40th Anniversary

Model Number 31130423099002

First up is this beautiful Omega Speedmaster Apollo XVII 40th Anniversary edition. Fans of the Apollo moon missions will find it hard to resist adding this beauty to their collection. This is an incredible watch, which only 1,972 individuals are lucky enough to possess. But the unique engraving and the quality build of this watch aren’t the only aspects that make this watch enviable.

Artisan Engraved Silver Dial Celebrates the Mission to the Moon

The Omega Speedmaster Apollo XVII 40th Anniversary edition was created to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the final lunar landing that took place in December 1972. The striking image on the dial is the same image that was used as a patch in this Apollo mission. In the design you can see the profile of the Greek god Apollo along with the United States flag. The imagery was created to represent mankind and the future. The beautiful design only adds to the amazing construction of the watch. 

This Omega Speedmaster has the incredibly precise Calibre 1861 chronograph movement, which was upgraded with corrosion-resistant rhodium plating. Simply put, this watch was produced with the typical care and thoughtfulness that you can expect from the Omega brand.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Leo Messi

Model Number 26325OL.OO.D005CR.01

The next watch we’d like to showcase is the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Leo Messi. If there is one watch brand that can match the precision and skill of a player like Leo Messi, it’s Audemars Piguet. In 2005, Messi’s club managers gifted him an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak to celebrate his first Liga title. Messi continued to fastidiously collect Royal Oaks from that point on, eventually leading to this collaboration between the two.

Perpetual Beauty in Rose Gold With Crocodile Skin Strap

There were three versions of this watch made as a part of a very limited production run. The one we have on display is the rose gold version. Of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Leo Messi watches, only 1,000 pieces were made, making this a rare and collectible piece, especially for football fans. This Royal Oak is unique with a larger size, alligator strap and tantalum used in the fastening links.

This is a particularly exceptional model, but all of the Audemars Piquet wristwatches are truly timeless. If you would like to see more, please view our Audemars Piquet collection. Contact us directly for sales assistance and sourcing services.


2019 Rolex Cosmograph Daytona

Model Number 116519LN

If you’re a Rolex collector, this beautiful 2019 Rolex Cosmograph Daytona will be hard to resist. This model of Rolex was designed to be a timing tool for endurance racing driving, so you know you can trust its build quality and ultimate precision. First created over 50 years ago, the 2019 edition of this Rolex continues to improve on the original build and bring this luxurious watch to the modern age.

A Fine Timepiece Designed for Racing Drivers in 18ct White Gold

One of the 2019 Rolex Cosmograph Daytona’s most remarkable features is the tachymetric scale in the bezel. This scale is built to measure up to 400 kilometres per hour. The oysterflex bracelet makes it highly durable and flexible, while the beautiful 18ct white gold helps this watch to conjure a striking silhouette on the wrist.

This 2019 Daytona is an incredible exemplar of the entire Daytona model line. If you’d like to view more, check out our Rolex Daytona model collection.

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If you’re in the market for a premium timepiece, BQ Watches is here to help you with your search. Our massive online store has a wide variety of pre-owned luxury watches for you to choose from. Of course, if you have something specific in mind, we’re always happy to source a watch for you. 

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