11 Best luxury watch brands in the world
Here you can find some of the world's most recognized, popular high-end watch brands.
Sometimes watches are not only just about time. Some watches are created with a great craftsmanship and a distinctive signature style. Aside from providing the best functionality and reliability these watches can definitely give the luxurious feeling you expect. If you're looking for a high-end watch, following brands would hit the spot.
Founded in 1851 Patek Philippe is considered to be one of the most prestigious watch manufacturers in the world. The Swiss brand became known for its timepieces and movements, including complicated mechanical watches through decades. This is also one of the oldest watch manufacturers in the world and have been worn by royalties over the years.
Audemars Piguet is a Swiss company known for luxury watchmaking through history. Founded by Jules Louis Audemars and Edward Auguste Piguet in 1875, the company has proudly gained success by dominating the watchmaking industry. The company created world's first wrist watch minute-repeating movement, the world's first jumping-hour wristwatch, thinnest watches in the world and introduced the Royal Oak which is the world's first luxury sport wristwatch, and the first skeleton watch.
Vacheron Constantin is a Swiss watch and clock manufacturer founded in 1775 and is also one of the oldest watchmaking company in the world. The company introduced the most complicated mechanical watch ever made which is a pocket watch. Vacheron Constantin watches come in classic designs with an impressive craftsmanship. The brand has been often worn by royalties and famous celebrities.
Antoine LeCoultre began Jaeger-LeCoultre in 1833 based in Le Sentier, Switzerland. The company is widely known for its high-quality, innovative and unique luxury watches, timepieces and movements including world’s smallest movement. Famous personalities including Bill Clinton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Leonardo Dicaprio and many more celebs have been seen wearing Jaeger-LeCoultre brand.
Rolex is a Swiss luxury watch manufacturing company founded by Alfred Davis and Hans Wilsdorf in 1905 based in England. Rolex timepieces are often created with an outstanding craftsmanship and are reliable and stylish. They have produced watch models especially for deep sea diving, mountain climbing, aviation, caving and polar explorations.
Swiss company Chopard was founded in 1860. Aside from being known for its iconic high-end jewellery collection Chopard has received acclaim for making luxury Swiss watches. The brand also became an official partner of the Cannes Film Festival.
Established in 1846, the company is most famous for marine chronometers. Ulysse Nardin brand has been awarded and honored for its certified, highly accurate marine chronometers from 1846 to 1975. It is a subsidiary of the Kering Group which also owns the luxury brands such as Gucci, Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga and many more.
Cartier is without a doubt one of the most famous French watch and jewellery brands in the world. The brand is recognized and well respected for producing reliable and high-end watches. They have designed some of the remarkable timepieces including Tank series and Ballon Bleu De Cartier series. Cartier brand is strongly influenced by fashion and often represented by Roman numerals.
The Swiss luxury watchmaker has provided quality timepieces over the past century. Omega is the official timekeeper of the Olympics since 1932. The Omega Speedmaster holds the title of the first ever watch worn on the moon. Interestingly, Omega watches are known for its appearance in James Bond films since 1995.
The Swiss watch supplier IWC was founded in 1868. The brand is best known for designing high-end pilot watches using titanium. IWC is popular for creating quality timepieces along with considering the measures needed to protect the environment and support sustainable development.
Launched in 1735, Blancpain is the oldest watch brand still in active in the world. The brand has a rich heritage of quality watchmaking for almost three centuries. The classic Villeret collection, Fifty-Fathoms watch, and 1735 Grande Complication are some of the iconic timepieces made by Blancpain.