Nick Boulle knows the power of a special watch.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Limited Edition with green and blue dial, and lime green rubber strap
Patek Philippe Stainless Steel Nautilus 5711 with scratch-resistant sapphire and stainless steel case and bezel.
Richard Mille Titanium Felipe Massa Annual Calendar Chronograph with a rubber strap and titanium buckle.
Richard Mille Roberto Mancini with a striking skeletonized dial on a green rubber strap.
Ulysse Nardin Pulsometer Limited Edition 175th Anniversary with 18K rose gold case and bezel, and 18K rose gold tang buckle.
Patek Philippe Annual Calendar 5036 White Gold with 18K white gold link bracelet, exhibition back, and silver opaline dial with Roman numerals.
Franck Muller Titanium Vanguard Back Swing with special score reset buttons on the side and stroke counter in the center.
Patek Philippe Chronometro Gondolo 5098 Platinum with platinum gold tang buckle and silver textured dial.
Rolex Milgauss Black DLC Coated Stainless Steel featuring a black dial with luminescent and red hour markers.
Hublot Classic Fusion "Cruz Diez" Limited Edition includes a kinetic color changing dial and scratch-resistent red sapphire.
Rolex Daytona Limited Edition Spike Lee "Cool Hand Brooklyn" with blue sunburst dial.
Rolex GMT Master II Stainless Steel "BATMAN" with black and blue Cerachrom insert ceramic bidirectional rotatable 24 bezel.
Audemars Piguet 18K Rose Gold 41mm Royal Oak Perpetual featuring a blue waffle dial and a Moon phase indicator.
Patek Philippe Ultra Thin Calatrava 5120 White Gold boasting a black alligator strap with 18K white gold tang buckle.
Patek Philippe Nautilus 5990 Stainless Steel with dual time zone mechanism.
Cartier Stainless Steel Roadster Chronograph with a Stainless Steel Tonneau Shaped Case.
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When it comes to luxury accessories, watches are a step apart. Exquisite timepieces speak volumes about your style and your priorities, whether you’re a fan of bold statements or delicate accents.
Watches make a great investment and a fine gift precisely because they are timeless. And while you could go out and buy a brand-new watch, pre-owned options — rare or vintage beauties that you won’t see everyday — bring things to another level.
There is one new place where you can find a sea of stunning pre-owned timepieces at your fingertips. The time has come at de Boulle.
For over 35 years, de Boulle, inimitable fine jeweler in Dallas and Houston, has bought, sold and traded gorgeous pieces of jewelry and watches. That means you can find a pre-owned or vintage watch just for you at your budget, or trade up from a watch you already own.
Patek Philippe, Rolex, F.P. Journe, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Audemars Piguet, Girard-Perregaux, A. Lange & Sohne, Bulgari, Breguet — take your pick. And that’s only the beginning of the pre-owned watch wonders.
“We’ve always dedicated ourselves to quality. I think that’s what will continue to sell over time, especially in the luxury space. People want to buy from someone they trust,” Nick Boulle says. “It goes back to the trust in the quality of the piece, and knowing you have somewhere to take it.”
Dozens upon dozens of watches of unparalleled, unprecedented quality are listed on the growing, easy-to-navigate de Boulle website. But there’s no need to pause. The impressive list is updated regularly. Impeccable new finds always await.
de Boulle takes pains to insure the quality of each and every pre-owned timepiece in its showroom. Their expert watchmakers examine and approve all of the watches, confirming they are in the best state for the customer. There is no guesswork, no doubt. Only complete confidence — and a generous one-year warranty.
These preowned timepieces are sourced from all over, since buy, sell and trade is embedded in de Boulle’s very DNA. The watches come from customers, contacts with dealers all around the world, and more.
The diverse origins make for the truly one-of-a-kind selection at de Boulle, from sporty and fun to classic and contemporary, men’s and women’s.
“Oftentimes they’re pieces that you can’t just go out and get anywhere. They’re hard-to-get pieces that people have been dying to have,” Nick Boulle reveals.
Tales of Time
de Boulle’s experts will even help track down pre-owned watches that hold special meaning for customers.
“It’s those things — helping find the watch that someone’s dad used to wear but lost years ago, a vintage Rolex or Patek,” Nick Boulle says. “Helping to track that down. We’re a small part of these really special moments, which makes our day to day life very happy.”
After all, watches are not just any other piece of jewelry. They’re special, handed down through generations and treasured. Few things stand the test of time like these devices designed to tell time.
“A watch is an instrument to tell time,” Boulle says. “But at the same time, there aren’t many things nowadays that truly last forever. A nice watch is something that can transcend from one generation to the next in a way not many other things can.”
de Boulle is right on time with its vintage, pre-owned watch focus.
To see more of de Boulle’s pre-owned watches, click here.