“Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep Going.” – Sam Levenson Wristwatches are one of the most classy accessories and an extremely important part of my entire look. Wearing a cool, swanky wristwatch can significantly brace-up your personality. I believe that investment done on the wrist is always worth it. And when you buy a watch from a high-end luxury watch brand that is vintage, it is a great investment. Patek Philippe, Rolex, or Vacheron Constantin are some of the best watch brands that have excelled at every stage in watchmaking and have successfully captured the luxury watch industry. For decades, these wrist timepieces are an emblem of real luxury. So without further ado, let’s rummage through my curated list of the top 5 luxury watch brands in the world.
A Swiss brand for wrist timepieces, it is one of the most expensive luxury watch brands in the world. Known to have enduring and appealing looks and designs, this royal watch brand has been the top choice of most royalties like Queen Victoria and famous personalities like Brad Pitt, Pablo Picasso, Albert Einstein and many more.
Patek Philippe is known to have invented the first wristwatch. The brand equally focuses on appearance and functionality in all its collections. Some of the most classic and popular models of this brand are Nautilus, Aquanaut, World Time, Twenty-4, and Calatrava. Patek Philippe also created the world’s most complicated watch, named Patek Philippe Calibre 89 with 33 complications, for many high profile individuals such as James Ward Packard and Henry Graves.
An initiation of Jean-Marc Vacheron, this Swiss luxury watch brand is known worldwide for its aristocratic masterpieces. Currently, the brand is owned by a Switzerland-based company, Richemont Group. The novelty of this brand lies in its fine detailing, exquisite designs, and extraordinary craftsmanship. I remember my grandpa had one of its watches and I would stare at it and admire it like it was a piece of gold with all its shine.
Vacheron Constantin is a high-class watch brand that demonstrates excellent artistic and mechanical features in every collection it puts forth. Some of the exclusive collections of the brand include the Patrimony, the Traditionnelle, the Overseas, Malte, Quai de l’Ile, Harmony, Métiers d’Art, and Les Historiques. One of the brand’s most unique creations to date is Vacheron Constantin Reference 57260. Having a mind-blowing 57 complications, this watch is the world’s most complicated watch. What a great mechanical innovation!
Audemars Piguet is another sumptuous Swiss luxury watch brand that has remarkably captured the real art of watchmaking. This is a watch I wish to buy someday. I love the designs and sturdiness this brand embodies. Since its inception, the brand has come up with ultra-modern innovations. They were the first brand to use a non-precious metal, stainless steel in their sports watch design and charge luxury prices.
Audemars also produced their underwater collection known as Royal Oak Offshore and it was a huge hit. It became one of the most popular diving watches in history. Due to the exclusivity and sophisticated appearance, this avant-garde watch brand has been the choice of star celebrities like Kylie Jenner, Jay-Z, and Tom Cruise.
Known as the powerhouse in the watch industry, Ulysse Nardin got established in the year 1846. What started just as a watch brand, soon became the most popular luxury watch brands in the world with its continuous exemplary wristwatch innovations. The brand’s minimalist designs and features are so stunning, that they will snatch your attention instantly. One of the master collections, for which it got a lot of fame, was the high-end Marine Watches. I would suggest this brand to someone who is looking for a lot of variety. They make everything right from classics to complicated watches. There is nothing you will not find!
How can a list end without mentioning ROLEX? The most recognized luxury watch brand in the world and one of my all-time favorites. Rolex watches are always considered as prestigious and deluxe. Some of the brand’s most impeccable collections are the Daytona, Submariner, GMT Master II, Datejust, Yacht-Master, Yacht-master II, Day-Date, and Sky-Dweller. Holding the mastery in making outstanding watches having elaborative designs, Rolex has created some magnificent and traditional timepieces.
These were some of my most favorite and the best luxury watch brands in the world that have set a benchmark in the industry of watchmaking. I hope the blog gave you an insight into the world of luxury watches.
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