Watches have been a status symbol ever since from it’s invention.The list of top 6 brands I have listed out here will create a good impression on you among the people. So, if you are interested to know the top lists of luxury watch brands continue to read.
In this world, the men are conscious about the way people identify them, they do their best to make a good impression. Some of them are interested to dress fashionable while others are prefered to wear the accessories that are known for helping them to gain dignity.
Since men dress generically, their accessories especially the luxury watches are the ones that will help them to stand out in the crowd. Apart from this wearing the luxury watches, shows the taste, level of education, lifestyle, social position, success and wealth of the men.
1. Rolex – A True Classic Watch Brand:
Undoubtedly the Rolex is a true classic and powerful watch brands in the world. It is obviously the one of the greatest status symbol of men which signaling a success. It was first founded in 1905 at England; later it was moved to Switzerland in 1919.
Rolex developed and created many watch concepts, such as the first effective “dustproof” and “waterproof” (Oyster-first waterproof watch) watch casing, “certified chronometer”, the first wrist watch with an automatic changing of date etc.
With a production of over 10,000,00 watch per year, the Rolex is the very big and well-known luxury watch brand today.
The most expensive watches made by Rolex are:
- 1942 Rolex Chronograph – $1.16 million
- Rolex GMT 116769TBR – $485,350
- James Bond 1973 Rolex 5513 – $450,000
- Rolex Platinum Pearlmaster 18956 – $276,000
- Dr. Rajendra Prasad’s Gold Rolex Oyster -$440,000
Some of the popular Rolex models for men are :
- Day Date
- Explorer I & II
- Yachtmaster II
2. Patek Philippe – The King of Watches:
The Patek Philippe is the very well regarded brand by aficionados and watch lovers. It is the top high-end brand watches in the world and also comes with an average price several times that of a Rolex.
For some people, it may not look exciting first; but these are a AAA investment when it comes to the horology.
Most expensive watches by Patek Philippe:
- Patek Philippe Ref 5131J World Time watch : $1,045,260
- Patex Philippe Ref 2523 Worldtime : $1,340,675
- Pilot Watch : $1.7 million
- Caliber 89 : $5 million
- Super-complication watch : $11 million
The Caliber 89 (a pocket watch) from this brand is declared as the most complicated watch by the Patek Philippe and it’s features are just mind blowing. One of the special thing about this watch is you can even add a day to February for leap years. It is made with 18 carat gold and it’s customers include famous Queen Victoria (in the year 1851), her consort Prince Albert, Hussein Kamal, Nicoals Sarkozy, Charlie Sheen and Victor Emmanuel III.
Some of the popular Patek Philippe watches are:
- Grand Complications
3. IWC – Good Craftmanship from Shaffenhausen:
The International Watch Company, IWC is the most well known and luxury watch brands out there next to Rolex and Patex Philippe. If you have not heard about this brand then you must have been living in a cave.
It was founded in 1868 and is a Swiss high-end watch manufacturer based in Schaffenhausen, Switzerland. It is a part of the Richemont Group. In 1990 this company presents the Grande Complications, the single most complicated wristwatch in existence at the time. It featured not only a perpetual calendar, moon phase display but minute repeater as well.
The most expensive watches of IWC are:
- Grande Complication Platinum – $318,000
- Siderale Scafusia – $750,000
- Portuguese Minute Repeater – $116,000
- Portuguese Mystery Tourbillon Retrograde – $136,000
- Grande Complication Perpetual – $240,000
Some of the popular watches of IWC are:
- Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Galapagos Islands
- Da Vinci
- Pilot’s watch chronograph edition antoine de saint exupery
- Portuguese family
4. Omega – Driving by it’s Pioneering Spirit:
The Omega was first founded in 1848 at Switzerland by Louis Brandt. It has been driving the evolution of watchmaking. This pioneering spirit has taken the Omega watches to the moon and the depth of the sea.
The greatest thing of Omega brand is; it is the world’s only certified marine chronometer wristwatch. No watch company in the world holds more records for accuracy.
The Omega speedmaster was the first watch on the moon, when Buzz Aldrin as second man on the moon, took his moonwalk.
Some of the popular watches of Omega are:
- De Ville
Breguet is a Swiss manufacturer of luxury watches, founded by Abraham-Louis Breguet in Paris in 1775. The Breguet pioneered the watch-making technologies such as the tourbillon (a mechanism to improve the accuracy by escaping gravity).
The Breguet has been worn by Napoleon Bonaparte, Louis Philippe I, George III, Louis XVIII, Queen Victoria (1838), Victor Hugo (Writer).
Most expensive watches by Breguet are:
- Grande Complication Marie -Antoinette Number 160 – atleast $10 million
- Antique Number 2667 – $4.24 million
- Hora Mundi – $633,000
- Reine de Naples Ladies watch – $374,100
The collections of Breguet watches are:
- La Tradition
- Type XX, XXI
6. Hublot :
It is one of the youngest luxury watch brands comes with unique style and attractive designs. The company was founded in 1976 by Carlo Crocco and introduced to the people at the Basel Watch Fair in 1980.
The Hublot brand is became popular within shortperiod by LVMH (Louis Vuitton-Moet Hennessy) in 2008.
One of the notable fact of Hublot is; it is the “official watch” for “FIFA” and “FIFA world cup”. Also it is the “Official watch” of formula 1.
The most expensive watches by Hublot are:
- Big Bank King – $250,00
- Bigger Bang Diamond Tourbillon Limited Edition – $290,000
- The Hublot $5 million – $5 million
- Million Dollar Black Caviar Bang – $1 million
The popular models of Hublot brands are:
- Big Bang
- Classic Fusion
- Master piece
- King Power
Here is the images of few more popular brands of luxury watches:
Lange and Sohne