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Luxury Watch Brands You Need To Know

Luxury Watch Brands You Need To Know Blog

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The sheer number of luxury watch brands out there is impressive, but some stand out. Mostly based in and around the Alps, established in the first half of the 19th century, Swiss and German manufacturing powerhouses dominate the market to this day. Producing timepieces worth several tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars isn’t a job for everyone. Exquisite craftsmanship and gorgeous designs, backed by the watch brands reputation, set these companies apart.


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Top 5 Of Premium Watch Brands

Although the number of companies producing luxury watches isn’t small, not many made timepieces whose price reached millions in auctions. These manufacturers did.


The most famous wristwatch brand in the world. A Bavarian Hans Wilsdorf started this company in London at the beginning of the 20th century. After a few years, he relocated it to Geneva, where it stands to this day. Besides producing top-of-the-line timepieces, this company invested in its reputation from a get-go. It was on the wrists of both men that were first to climb Everest. It was the first manufacturer to design a diving watch. Things like that provided the company with worldwide recognition and popularity that’s held to this day.

Audemars Piguet

A renowned Swiss watch manufacturer couldn’t keep up with a demand for his ultra-complicated timepieces. So, he hired Edward Piguet. The two got along, and in 1875 they started their brand. More than a century later, tens of thousands of luxury watches are made each year in Le Brassus, Switzerland. The Royal Oak watch is the most famous model this company has ever produced. It is responsible for bringing steel into fashion. That is the material that, over the years, has proven its superiority in the industry.

A Lange & Sohne

After two Swiss, let us have a look at one German representative. Although the company existed in pre-WW2 Germany, it has risen since Germany reunified. Model Lange 1 that saw daylight in 1994 set it on a world stage. The company didn’t like quartz trends in the industry, so every timepiece that has ever left the factory is mechanical to this day. One more thing it’s known for is the usage of the golden ratio in its wristwatches.

Vacheron Constantin

The oldest brand has found its way to this list. Just imagine what company started in the middle of the 18th century in France must have endured being running to this day. How many wars, revolutions, and what not the company has seen and is operational but at the top of the industry. Besides its exceptionally long history, it gained a reputation with complicated watches. It holds the current record for the world’s most complicated watch. The Maltese cross is the symbol that the brand is known for.

Harry Winston

For the sake of diversity, after two Swiss, one German, and one French, the last brand that will make its way to this list will be from England. When compared to its counterparts, this company is fairly new in the industry. Following the trend made by Cartier in the middle of the 20th century, this English jeweller entered the industry. Known for incorporating its jewellery background into the creation of wristwatches, it has produced some of the most beautiful timepieces ever made.

Now You’ve Met World’s Premium Watch Manufacturers

The industry of watchmakers has a lot of quality to give, but no one more than these five powerhouses that made it to this list. Rolex and Audemars Piguet represent Switzerland, known throughout the world for watchmaking. A Lange & Sohne represents German engineering in the best way possible. We’ve also included the best that both France and Uk have to offer when it comes to timepieces.

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