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When you’re looking for the best used luxury watches online, and in the UK, BQ Watches is the place to go. We’re always on the hunt for unique and interesting timepieces to add to our collection for our customers. From dress watches to sporting watches to vintage classics, we have something for everyone.
Each month, we select a few favourites from our newly added inventory. Our selections may be classic, popular, rare, or simply exceptional. Check out our picks for February 2023 and let us know if you’re interested in purchasing a luxury watch.
First, we have this excellent 2022 Cartier Santos De Cartier. The historic Cartier brand continues to thrive with this modern yet timeless watch design. The history of the Santos model in particular dates back to 1904 when Louis Cartier created the first modern wristwatch for his pilot friend Albert Santos-Dumont. If you love a minimalist and classic watch, this 2022 Santos De Cartier will fit you perfectly.
This 2022 Cartier Santos De Cartier is equipped with a striking black steel bezel and a satin-brushed silver dial. The automatic chronograph adds modern functionality to the watch, and interchangeable leather and rubber straps give you added style versatility. It’s hard to find a flaw in a prestigious watch like this. The model number of this watch is WSSA0017.
If you love this watch, be sure to browse our selection of Cartier Santos.
Next, we have an essentially-new 2023 Rolex GMT-Master II. What’s left to say about the GMT-Master II that hasn’t already been said? The masterful design from Rolex is the quintessential globe-trotting watch. With an unmistakable aesthetic and incredible functionality, the GMT-Master is a great addition to any collection. Since introducing the GMT-Master II in 1982, Rolex has only continued to improve and iterate on this timeless beauty.
This particular GMT-Master is the iconic ‘Batman’ style with the blue and black bezel and black dial. This perfect colour combination makes the timepiece endlessly stylish, and the stainless steel Oyster bracelet is the perfect finishing touch. The watch is also equipped with the GMT-Master II’s signature dual time zone feature for watch owners on the go. The model number of this watch is 126710BLNR.
If you like this GMT-Master, be sure to browse our complete selection of GMT-Master watches.
Finally, we have a truly unique timepiece – the 2007 Chopard Happy Sport Fish. This rare and coveted timepiece marries a playful aesthetic with word-class watchmaking. The colourful nature of the watch immediately catches the eye, and the delicate design is perfect for slimmer wrists. If you’re looking for something a little different to add to the collection, this one will certainly fit the bill.
Those familiar with the Chopard Happy Sport will be familiar with the iconic floating diamonds that are placed in the dial of the watch. The Happy Sport Fish takes the floating concept in a fun direction, creating small stainless steel fish and encrusting them with diamonds. The watery blue background and the blue rubber strap complete the aquatic aesthetic. This is a truly unique watch that any collector would covet. The model number of this watch is 8347.
If you love this Chopard, be sure to browse our entire selection of Chopard watches.
If you’re on the lookout for the perfect pre-owned luxury watch, you can count on BQ Watches. If one of our February picks doesn’t jump out at you, we will surely have something in our vast selection that fits your style. We have all of the top brands, including Rolex, Patek Philippe, Cartier, Omega, Panerai, Audemars Piguet and many more. Also, if you can’t find something in our inventory, we’re happy to source a watch for you.
BQ Watches is also here for your professional cleaning, repair and appraisal needs. In short, BQ Watches is your go-to solution for all of your luxury watch services. Check out our online store today to see what we have for purchase or come to our London showroom and visit us in person. We look forward to helping you find your ideal watch. Once you know what service you need, simply fill out our contact form below and a member of our team will be in touch.