Here is our list of luxury goods to invest in for 2020, from pink diamonds, hypercars to limited edition divers’ watches:
Rio Tinto’s Argyle mine in Western Australia, which is estimated to produce 90 per cent of the world’s supply of gem-quality pink and red diamonds, is set to close at the end of 2020, as its supplies have dwindled to the point of no longer being commercially viable.
Pink diamonds are already astonishingly rare: of the two million carats of diamonds the Argyle mine produces every year, less than 0.01% are gem-quality pinks. The mine’s closure means the finite number of these stones that exist on the market will become sought-after as the year progresses. Therefore, it will be commendable to in pink diamonds as their values will double after the mine closure by the end of 2020.
Rolex – Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller
The Rolex brand has been top on the list for watch collectors in addition to Patek Phillipe. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller introduced last year comes in a yellow Rolesor version, combining Oystersteel and 18-carat yellow gold. This new watch brings 18 karat yellow gold to the Sea-Dweller range for the first time. And this new addition makes it a unique watch to collect in 2020 if you have not done so already. On its black dial, the name “Sea-Dweller” is inscribed in a yellow hue, echoing the colour of the 18-carat yellow gold. When the Sea-Dweller was updated in 2017, this lettering was in red, in reference to the original model. The light reflections on the case sides and lugs highlight the profile of the Sea-Dweller’s 43-mm Oyster case, guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 1,220 meters (4,000 feet), which features a unidirectional rotatable bezel with a 60-minute graduated Cerachrom insert in black ceramic and the helium escape valve, patented by Rolex in 1967. This new version is equipped with Calibre 3235, at the forefront of watchmaking technology. Like all Rolex watches, the new Sea-Dweller bears the Superlative Chronometer certification, which ensures excellent performance on the wrist.
Breitling Superocean collection
Breitling Superocean will make a worthy investment in 2020. With its new Superocean collection, Breitling has further developed one of this brand’s most popular and successful watch families and raised it to an unprecedented new level.
This diver’s watch has been setting standards below and above water for over 60 years. Water-resistant to a depth of 300 metres, the Superocean 48 is unquestionably the highlight of the new collection.
The impressively dimensioned titanium case is DLC-coated and has a diameter of 48 mm and a blue ceramic bezel makes it a collectors’ item. Its size and colour make it an immediate eye-catcher, but a second glance reveals that this watch has much more to offer. Its soft iron inner case protects it against magnetic fields, and its rotatable bezel can be locked into place with a safety lock positioned on the left-hand side of the case. This timepiece features a brand-new ‘ventilated’ rubber strap in blue. Ventilated bracelets are a special bonus for divers: by counteracting the potential effects of water pressure during deep dives, they ensure that the wristband always fits perfectly. This limited-edition collection is a good item to invest in in 2020.
The Aspark Owl Hyper Car
The Aspark Owl hypercar is cu
And now its Japanese makers claim the model will attempt to break the world record for fastest ever lap around the German Nürburgring race track early next year.
A prototype of the car had been proposed since 2017, however its latest reveal is set to be the final production model -a limited fifty of the cars are to be produced at a eye watering cost of £2.5 million each.
With its 64-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery packing a range of 280 miles the car would run out of charge within approximately 69 minutes at its top speed of 249 miles per hour.
Aston Martin Limited Edition Hypercar
This 2016 Hypercar by Aston Martin is a great car to invest in for 2020. When it was launched four years ago, it took the covers off its £2.5m hypercar, as it revealed for the first time the most expensive road car in British history.
The auto company made up to 150 models of the car, named the AM-RB 001, under a partnership with the Red Bull Racing team. At the time, it received more than double that number of orders and expressions of interest.
The car, one of a number of high-priced limited-edition models Aston has produced, was an attempt by the company to increase its appeal among billionaires and collectors. It is for this reason, it became an instant hit when it was launched.
Built by David King, director of Aston Martin’s special operations division, at the company’s plant in Gaydon, the car comes with a V12 engine and uses a technology designed by Red Bull Racing team.