Traditionally watch manufacturing of top luxurious watches has been a skill the Siwss have acquired quite well. This is why a lot of famous brands are actually swiss watches If you are looking for a new watch? Of course you want to make sure you buy one of the best brands in the world. Whether you are looking for luxury watches, diving watches or smart watches, you want to make sure you get true value for money. This is where we come in to help you. We have pot together a top 10 list of best watch brands in the world. This list is mainly focussed on classic luxury watches.
The Rolex watch is without a doubt the most popular brand in the world. Even though the company was founded by a German in 1905 the watches are classified as Swiss watches. This is because the factory of Rolex is originated in Switzerland. Before Rolex everyone with a watch owned a pocket watch. The wrist watch was introduced by Rolex and this fact and the quality of the Rolex watch contributes to it’s popularity even today. Few people would argue against Rolex being number 1 of the top luxury watch brands
This brand we know especially through it’s formule 1 sports advertisements. In the inter war period the brand Heuer, which is German for Hour was the official time keeper for the Olympics. The TAG Heuer brand is fairly new. Swiss company Techniques d’ Avant Garde took over the Heuer company and became TAG Heuer. This brand definitely belongs to the top 10 list of best watch brands. Nothing but quality stainless steel and great watch features.
In 1873 two students started their own brand. Yet again this brand was founded in Switzerland. Jules Audemars and Edward Piguet ran into one another as students. Today Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet belongs to the Top 5 companies in the world when it comes to turnover share in the watch market. It’s classic line is world famous for its use of silver or white gold and black leather.
A Breitling watch is probably a little bit more affordable than most other watches in this top 10 list of best watch brands. Breitling does both wonderful ladies watches as well as mens. Since most brands in the list are very classical brands some are considered as more mens watch brands than ladies. Breitling is one of those brands that is also very popular for ladies. Breitling was founded in 1884 and is yet another Switch watch brand. Owning a Breitling watch is seen as a symbol of status. The cheapest models nowadays start somewhere around 1500 dollars.
Frenchman Patek Philippes first started making watches in 1839. Of course in this time a pocket watch was all that was made. Though Philippes was a Frenchman he lived in Geneve. And thus the brand is again classified as a Switch brand. It first started with two other partners, a Polish man and a Swiss one. Each went their seperate way. The company has changed its name many times since, but today is back to its original name. An original Philippe from 1933 costs you about 11 million dollars.
One of the oldest watch makers in the world also from Geneve is Vacheron Constantin. This brand is only for you if you have top dollar to spend. One of the cheaper models starts at about 15000 dollars. Famous for the usage of white gold as well crocodile leather straps. Today mechanical watches are still produced mostly. This swiss watchmaker is not kidding when it comes to quality and mechanical movement. Vacheron Constantin belongs to what is called the haute horlogerie or the high society of watch makers. To most people therefore this is not an affordable watch, but a serious luxury brand.
Sounds French right? Yet Swiss again I’m afraid. Founded in 1848 it’s also one of the oldest watch manufacturers in the world. Prices from Ulysse Nardin are in the same range as Constantin. They are therefore not considered as affordable watches to most, but also as haute horlogerie. To some people the prices which start at around 20.000 dollars are part of the attraction to the watches. If very few poeple can afford the watch, very few people wear it. This way they can shine all alone.