Jewellery says a lot about your personality, and watches are a timeless fashion accessory, whatever your style.
Portable clocks are said to have existed as far back as the 16th Century, but watches as we know them today have been around for nearly 150 years. Patek Philippe designed the first wristwatch for a Hungarian Countess in 1868.
Any watch can be cool – it’s all about how your wear it. After all, who’d have thought wearing a full-size clock around your neck could work? Flava Flav of rap group Public Enemy made it look cool, in his own way.
Of course, all watches tell the time, but some will do it more accurately than others, and some offer a range of additional features.
They say that time is money, and in the case of watches this is true - they can be a great investment. Spending money on a well-made timepiece will give you years of use and could even give you a return on your investment if its value rises. That said, a decent watch needn’t break the bank either.
Here, we’ve listed what we think are the 20 coolest watches of all time. But, remember, if you own an expensive watch, or jewellery, check with your home insurance provider to ensure it’s fully covered.