Top 5 luxury watch brands you need to know

For avid collectors, every name on this list will be familiar. It’s been seen on the big screen and in some of the most iconic moments in our history, on the wrists of some of the most important people of our time. Watches have become more than just an instrument; they are a symbol of prestige and luxury, a statement in themselves.

If you read their slogans, you will know that luxury watch brands are a genre in their own right, inviting you to indulge, cherish and contemplate their beauty. Below we mention the top 5 luxury watch names. They are the upper echelon of their world.

  1. rolex
    It would be blasphemous not to start the list with the most recognized brand (a 100% recognition rate) on earth. With a slogan like “A Crown for Every Achievement”, Rolex is the undisputed king of watches. Some of the most popular lines of this brand are Daytona, Submariner, Sky-Dweller and Yacht-Master.
    There are several reasons for its popularity: the one the company is most proud of is the precision of these watches. It has a superlative stopwatch that boasts of +2/-2 seconds per day accuracy. In contrast, an ordinary COSC stopwatch is considered impressive when it has an accuracy of +6/-4 seconds per day.
  2. Omega
    Based on its historical performance at the trail observatory, Omega boasts a slogan on its watches with “Exact time for life”. Their Moonwatch (the Omega Speedster Pro) is the one Buzz Aldrin wore on the moon landing, and the Seamaster, the one that’s featured in every James Bond movie since Goldeneye; they are a sufficient mark for the prestigious watchmaker. Omega has a global recognition of 70% worldwide, making it the second most recognized watch brand.
    By using a material insensitive to electromagnetic influences, the watchmaker managed to overcome a major obstacle that troubled watchmakers when it came to keeping accurate time. Although Omega is one of the most expensive brands in the world, its entry level starts at a much lower level, which makes it easier to use on a daily basis.
  3. Patek-Philippe
    The holy grail of luxury watch brands, Patek Philipp, the brand that invented the very first wristwatch. They have a motto and slogan that says “You never actually own a Patek Philippe. You just take care of it for the next generation. It’s a statement about the longevity and reliability of the brand. Some of their most Popular include the Nautilus, World Tome, Twenty-4 and Aquanaut.
    Patek Philippe is known for making intricate and carefully crafted timepieces that adorn the wrists of significant figures in history. Passed down from generation to generation, it is extremely valuable.
  4. Vacheron Constantin
    In operation since 1755, Vacheron Constantin is today the oldest continuously operating watch manufacturer. The brand is synonymous with crafting some of the most unique and creative horological masterpieces. The Vacheron Constantin 57260 is the most complicated watch ever made (with an astonishing 57 complications) and its price is 8,000,000 USD. With such a complex watch, the company lived up to its motto “Do better if possible, and it’s always possible”.
    The brand was built around the idea of ​​making technically and aesthetically excellent watches. Some of his best-known pieces are the Patrimony, the Overseas, the Traditional, Harmony, Malta, 1972 and the Historiques.
  5. Audemars Piguet
    A watchmaker since 1875, Audemars Piguet is best known for its AP Royal Oak series of watches. The equally popular Royal Oak Offshore series is one of the most sought after diver’s watches. Inspired by its slogan “To break the rules, you must first master them”, Audemars Piguet was the first to use stainless steel (a non-precious metal) in sports watches and to charge for it at a luxury pricing, it turned out to be a game-changer for them.
    The big paradigm shift here was that it allowed watchmakers, for the first time, to charge luxury prices for their craftsmanship rather than the precious metals used. This opened the doors for many watchmakers to step up their game, for the first time in a very long time; there was an incentive to design more complex watches.

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