Luxury watches can reveal the wearer’s status and identity. They are also nice investments if you pick the right collection and model. These timepieces carry a brand’s heritage, innovation, and craftsmanship. Here we are going to look at some famous luxury watch brands that catch everyone’s attention.
The Most Popular Luxury Watches
Rolex luxury watches are one of the most wanted timepieces in the world. To begin with its history, Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of the Swiss brand, made the world’s first waterproof wristwatch the Oyster in the 18th century.
Focus on creating its own movement, the brand developed many patented technology and designs that led it to the status of the pioneer in the luxury watch manufacturing industry. Its commitment to excellent quality makes it awarded the first wristwatch in the world to receive the Swiss Certificate of Chronometric Precision.
Rolex has been developing a number of iconic features in the century, from the eye-catching Rolex crown at the 12 o’clock position to the 3, 6, and 9 Arabic numerals on the dial.
The development of materials and designs by Rolex also enhanced the functionality of the products, making them luxury watches men most wanted. The rugged Oystersteel for the case and bracelet is an original material developed by the brand which is famous for its durability.
The Rolex Oyster and Jubilee bracelets that have a special design in links for super comfortability are also characteristics of the Rolex family.
Omega is a luxury watch brand founded in 1848 in Swiss. Omega is famous for its chronometers. With the precision of its product, it has been chosen as the timekeeping tool for many national or governmental bodies, including the Olympic Games, U.S. Army, and NASA.
Omega even produced the first watch to the moon. The Omega Speedmaster watch reinforced the brand’s status in the watchmaking industry. It is the first brand to incorporate the coaxial escapement into the mass-produced wristwatch which is a significant milestone in watchmaking history.The timepieces of Omega have also been worn by many famous leaders and actors. James Bond is one of the most iconic ones. These make its luxury watches become more popular in the world. Wearers of Omega are not only paying for the beautiful and unique outlook of the watches, but also the fine and advanced engineering for manufacturing them.
Omega is good at quality craftsmanship. Experience artisans make elegant lines and curves of the watch with sophisticated skills and distinguished horological history. Its timepieces today feature a co-axial movement for reduced service intervals and enhanced accuracy.
Founded in 1868, the Swiss luxury watch brand IWC is famous for its handcrafted mechanical timepieces. The brand has a broad range of design in luxury watches, from everyday uses to professional sports and tool watches.
The IWC Pilot Watches, IWC Portugieser, Ingenieur, Aquatimer, Da Vinci, and Portofino are the 6 traditional families along with its 150 years of heritage. The founder of IWC is an American who had an aim to merge his country’s watchmaking technology with the precise and skilled craftsmanship of Switzerland.
IWC is striving for excellence in its iconic watch families. The double moon display on top of the perpetual calendar in the Portugieser line and the first digital display for the date and month in the IWC Da Vinci are good examples.
The brand has been developing the first wristwatch with a built-in compass in the ’70s and now the extra-large 5000 calibre which can run non-stop for seven days for large wristwatches. The latest design of IWC features a power reserve display and a Pellaton automatic winding system for more advanced and precise luxury watches.
Hublot is a well-known Swiss brand for its luxury watches with the fusion of art, as its slogan “The Art of Fusion” describes. Its collaboration with Ferrari is a world-famous classic collection of luxury watches for men.
The brand is proud of accommodating the latest materials and fabrication techniques in its traditional and precise craftsmanship for watchmaking in its own factory, producing innovative yet everlasting luxury timepieces.
The revolutionary Magic Gold and Red Ceramic materials used for its cade and bezel, and many other new movements and proprietary materials for watch manufacturing were born in its Research & Development department in its Metallurgy and Materials laboratory. The combination of the trademark H-screws, a distinctive feature bezel, a sculpted case, and the multi-component structural design in each of the case are the formula of Hublot’s watches.
Hublot is keen on joining hands with other brands for creativity, making more unique and cutting-edge watch designs. It created series that are parallel with cars, having dial of sapphire crystal that is shaped to be reminiscent of the car’s outline, making impossible to possible in watch designs. These excellent innovations are the key to success in the luxury watch market.
Patek Philippe is a luxury watch manufacturer founded in 1839 in Switzerland. Being the oldest and the last independent and family-owned Genevan watch manufacturer in the world, the brand preserves its spirit, skills, and freedom in watch design.
Its own research and development department creates and engineers all movement and external components in its own factory, producing many luxury watches for men and women.
Patek Phillippe is famous for the complications in its mechanical watch, including the minute repeater split-seconds hand, chronograph, and perpetual calendar. These complications together with the other parts of the timepiece are all finished by hand by a dedicated and skillful artisan.
The choice of complication and the sophisticated design of the dial combined as the unique and luxury watches of Patek Phillipe, creating more and more interesting and eye-catching designs.