While the majority of us buy watches purely to be able to tell the time, for some they are regarded as fashion statements and pieces of jewelry, and others think of them as investments for the future. Whatever reason you are buying a watch for, our infographic has suggestions to suit every budget, listing the 20 coolest watches ever made.
The Rolex Submariner holds the number one spot as being the world's most recognisable watch. First designed in 1953, this iconic watch has adorned the wrists of movie stars and professional divers alike, but still retains its classic styling 60 years later.
The most expensive watch on our list is the Hublot Tourbillon Solo Bang, made in 2009 and priced anywhere between £49,000 to £1 million. This Swiss company is relatively new on the scene, with its original line-up featuring the first watches ever to have natural rubber straps.
Our oldest watch is the Cartier Tank, made in 1917 and named after the Renault tanks used during the First World War. It's square design was considered revolutionary, but when Rudolph Valentino wore it in one of his movies it became a 20th century icon. The most handsome watch ever made still remains the Calatrava, made by Patek Phillipe in 1932 and is considered the epitome of dress watches.
For those who love the gimmicky, the geeky and yet still want to appear cool, the Tissot T-Touch could be just what you need. It is also our lowest priced watch proving it doesn't have to be mega-expensive to be on our list.