176% Return – Collectable Watches Beat Shares

We have been advocating the purchase of vintage watches as sound investments for some time. That assertion has now been vindicated. According to research by the private bank Coutts, in conjunction with Fathom Consulting, and published in The Coutts Index: Objects of Desire (January 2014) – classic watches have returned 176% between 2005 to 30th June 2013. Their research shows that this significantly outperformed the MSCI All Country Equity Index, based in US$ terms, which has risen by 53% over the same period. A beat of over 300%!