LEGO, Handbags, Art, Diamonds, Wine, Whisky, Watches
Published: 22/08/2023

Could an Hermès bag or Rolex watch beat your stock portfolio at it's own game?



  • When it comes to Hermès bags, their value tends to go up by 5-10% each year in the secondhand market. Some special models, like the Diamond Himalaya Handbag, can even increase in value by as much as 50% within just one year. 

  • Big-name watch brands like Rolex, Patek Philippe, and Audemars Piguet keep raising their prices, and this trend is making the secondhand markets stronger. It's also making older models from these brands more valuable. On average, regular Rolex watches are traded for about 23.7% more than their original retail price. 

  • Investing in Lego bricks can give you better returns than traditional investments. For example, the Lego Set Creator Expert Modular Building 10182 Café Corner, which was released in 2007, is currently being sold for 3,020 EUR. This means an annual return of 20.6%. 

  • The Rare Whisky Apex 1000 Index has shot up almost 400% in the past ten years. At the same time, experts predict that the global whisky market will grow by around 5.18% to a total of 108 billion USD by 2027. This creates more potential for limited-edition whisky bottles to become even more valuable. 

Zug, 29.08.2023 - The Splint Invest report offers a deep dive into alternative investment options, including Diamonds, Art, Watches, Handbags, Whisky, Precious Metals, Classic Cars, and even LEGO sets. 

Dr. Aurelio Perucca, CEO of Splint Invest, states, "In a landscape often reserved for the privileged few, we have shattered the barriers that historically confined luxury investments to a select elite. Our revolutionary app is a gateway to a diverse array of luxury assets, making luxury investments accessible and meaningful for all." 

Key findings from the report reveal intriguing insights for investors seeking to diversify their portfolios. For instance, luxury handbags have emerged as a promising investment trend, driven by increasing demand and limited editions. Furthermore, high-quality luxury watches, particularly from brands like Rolex and Patek Philippe, offer substantial returns and have outperformed the S&P 500's yearly growth. 

The prices for Hermès Bags on the secondary market follow the price increases determined by Hermès. 

In recent times, Hermès has been raising its prices on average by 1.5 to 2% each year in line with inflation. The 2023 Hermès price increases skewed toward the upper end of the 5-10% range we were told to expect. The Diamond Himalaya is infamous for being the most expensive handbag ever sold at auction. In 2022, Sotheby's sold the 30cm bag for over $450,000 USD. The Birkin’s estimated retail price was $300,000 USD. This corresponds to a price increase of 50% in just a few years.  

The never-ending price increases for luxury watches pave the way for promising returns on the secondary market.  

Leading brands like Rolex, Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet consistently raise base prices, empowering secondary markets. This drives up older or discontinued models' values within a watch family. A Morgan Stanley report discussed by WatchBox has prompted consideration of the secondary watch market's future. Rolex's surging demand led to scarcity, favouring established client relationships. Standard Rolex models now trade 23.7% above retail on average, sparking sustainability concerns. 

In a dynamic and ever-evolving economic climate, the need for financial security and stability is more crucial than ever. Splint Invest's report provides a comprehensive overview of the luxury investment landscape, empowering individuals to shape their financial futures through alternative investment opportunities. The report showcases the potential for substantial returns and low correlation with traditional asset classes, offering a compelling avenue for investors seeking meaningful wealth accumulation. 

To learn more about the insights and opportunities presented in Splint Invest's comprehensive report please contact Aurelio Perucca at or +41 79 237 36 90.  

About Splint Invest 

The intuitive app from Splint Invest allows users to effortlessly diversify their portfolio with alternative investments starting from as low as 50 euros. Our vision is crystal clear: Financial freedom for all. Every individual should be able to protect and grow their wealth. We achieve this by making attractive investment opportunities accessible through our app. Validated experts offer personalized investment possibilities through the platform. The foundation for this is our unique technology, which combines central and decentralized ledgers. By utilizing smart contracts, we tokenize ownership rights to the investments, ensuring the highest security and transparency for investors. From rare whisky and wine to luxury watches – Splint Invest enables a diverse portfolio diversification.  

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