Aug 222010
 

Audemars Piguet watchesAudemars Piguet

Still in the hands of the original family since 1875, Audemars Piguet began from the joint efforts of Jules-Louis Audemars and Edward-Auguste Piguet. Their aim was to create complicated watches, a craft that they still carry on today. Nov.2010 Michael Schumacher becomes the new Audemars Piguet icon.

http://www.audemarspiguet.com

 

 

Baume and Mercier

While its watch making origins date back to 1830 in the heart of Switzerland, the company’s name dates from the meeting between William Baume and Paul Mercier in 1918.

http://www.baume-et-mercier.com/

 

Blancpain

Since 1735 there has never been a quartz Blancpain watch. And as far as this company is concerned, there never will be.

Discover the most pivotal moments in the adventure of time with Blancpain.

http://www.blancpain.com

 

 

Boucheron

Boucheron has always been known for its exceptionally fine jewellery and watch design. Its workshops on the Place Vendome have created jewellery marvelled at by everyone, past and present.

http://www.boucheron.com

Breguet

Brequet watches adhere to the rules of excellence in engineering.

Brequet innovates ceaselessly, intent on remaining ahead of its time.

Featured right, the celebrated No 5 watch, finished by Breguet in 1794 and recently purchased at auction.

This watch has been widely coveted for over 210 years.

http://www.breguet.com/

 

Breitling

Specialising in the development and manufacture of technically-oriented watches, Breitling has consistently pursued a policy of comprehensive quality.

http://www.breitling.com/

 

Bvlgari

Bvlgari’s watches are very much for the fashion concious. Their success is largely due to an understanding that the evolution of style must follow changes in times, tastes and habits.

http://www.bulgari.com

 

Cartier

Once memorably hailed as ‘the jeweller of Kings and the King of jewellers’, Cartier and its watches remain today one of the world’s best-known luxury brands.

http://www.cartier.com/

 

Chatila

Chatila jewellery and watchmaking masterpieces have become the proud possessions of high society members and shrewd collectors.

Jewellery with watches or watches decorated with jewels, an inextricable mingling of two professions in the greatest respect for traditional Swiss watch-making and the jeweller’s art.

http://www.chatila.com/

 

Chopard

Chopard is one of the most exclusive jewellers and watchmakers in the world. Their watches are often made from fine golds and encrusted with jewels.

http://www.chopard.com

 

Concord Watches

When it was launched in 1979, the Concord Delirium made headlines worldwide as the flattest analog watch ever created – total thickness, 1.98mm. A year later, Concord Delirium IV, broke the 1mm barrier. Concord’s world record in thinness and watch technology stands today.

http://www.concord-watch.com/

 

Corum

In creating its famous Coin Watch using the magnificent $20 gold coin, Corum paid tribute to the pioneering spirit that has shaped the history of the United States.

http://www.corum.ch/

 

De Grisogono

De Grisogono watch entirely set with 405 brown diamonds and sapphire crystal back. Automatic or quartz movement. Crown set with a natural black diamond.

De Grisogono

Fawaz Gruosi was once in charge of Bulgari Precious Trading. Fascinated by diamonds, he travelled the world in search of the most excuisite jewels he could use in his designs. That tradition, in both his watchmaking and jewellery, is alive today.

http://www.degrisogono.com/

 

Ebel

Ebel is one of the leading luxury watch brands. Every year, over 100,000 Ebel watches are manufactured and assembled in La Chaux-de-Fonds.

http://www.ebel.com

 

Eterna

Eterna’s watches are benchmarks of form and function, elegantly concealed in sleek, smoothly rounded lines. Eterna regularly draws on its legacy of experience.

http://www.eterna.ch

 

Franck Muller

Franck Muller is a relative new force in the world of watchmaking – only 15 years old. In that time he was won many awards for his work and his watches are regarded as being of outstanding craftsmanship.

http://www.franckmullerusa.com

 

Girard-Perregaux

Girard-Perregaux was established in 1791. Today it is one of the few Swiss watch companies to develop and manufacture its own movements.

http://www.girard-perregaux.ch/

 

Glashuette

Germany’s Glashütte Original, a watch manufacturer rich in tradition, was once again awarded ‘Watch of the Year’ at the world’s largest trade fair for watches and jewellery.

http://www.glashuette.de

 

 

Hublot

The startling combination of materials and state of the art technology make the Hublot a true masterpiece of the art of watchmaking.

Now frequently seen on the wrists of Sylvester Stallone, Celine Dion or Michael Douglas, the Hublot watch has become a true international fashion statement.

http://www.hublot.ch

 

 

 

IWC

In 1968, the company set up an in-house watchmaking school, which enjoyed immediate recognition by the official vocational training bodies in Switzerland.

http://www.iwc.ch

 

Jaeger-LeCoultre

The art of a Jaeger-LeCoultre designer watches consists in giving life to ideas, imbuing them with shape and colour in such a way as to ensure the perfect blend of aesthetic elegance.

http://www.jlc.ch/

 

Krug-Baumen

The art of fine watch making is associated with a handful of famous names the latest of which is Krug-Baümen; we are dedicated to supplying the finest quality timepieces.

The watches (right) are set with 8 exquisite 1.1mm single cut diamonds, Stunning Blue Mother of Pearl Dial Face, stainless steel head and comes with a Diamond Authenticity Booklet.

http://www.krug-baumen.com/

 

Longines

The Longines story starts back in 1832 when Auguste Agassiz opened a small workshop in St. Imier and began to produce his own watches.

http://www.longines.com/

 

Maurice Lacroix

To do justice to the very essence of a premium-quality watch made in Switzerland, each Maurice Lacroix timepiece is crafted by hand.

http://www.mauricelacroix.com/

 

Omega

Omega symbolises accomplishment and perfection – qualities that have been inherent in every Omega watch since the company’s foundation in 1848.

http://www.omegawatches.com

 

Oris

No house is built to last forever but the same does not apply to good watch cases. With a mechanical movement inside, they safeguard your valuable treasure.

http://www.oris.ch

 

Panerai

Giovanni Panerai opened his first shop in Florence, Italy in 1860. In 1997, the Richmont Group takes over this unique Italian watchmaker.

http://www.panerai.com

 

Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe continues to manufacture some of the finest timepieces in the world after more than 150 years of unparalled creativity.

http://www.patek.ch/

 

Piaget

The only watchmaker dealing exclusively in platinum and gold, Piaget has long been established as one of the world’s top luxury watch brands.

http://www.piaget.com/

 

Rado

Rado watches are different from other watches. A collection of watches whose form and enduring materials make it stand out clearly from the competition.

http://www.rado.com

 

Raymond Weil

Carried by his enthusiasm in 1976, Weil began his watch making venture by travelling across Europe and then around world with his first models in his pocket.

http://www.raymond-weil.ch

 

Rolex

It can take five years to make a Rolex watch during which time it must go through an inspection process to meet Rolex standards of consummate good looks and reliability.

http://www.rolex.com

 

Swatch

After nearly 200 million units Swatch is the most successful wristwatch of all time. The Swatch Group is the largest and most dynamic watch company in the world.

http://www.swatch.com

 

TAG Heuer

TAG Heuer is a leading producer of prestigious Swiss sports watches and chronographs sold under one of the world’s most widely recognised luxury brand names.

http://www.tagheuer.com/

 

Ulysse Nardin

Founded in 1846, Ulysse Nardin was named after its founder, an accomplished watchmaker who perfected his skills under the tutelage of two master watchmakers.

http://www.ulysse-nardin.com

 

Zenith

Zenith was founded in 1865 by Georges Favre-Jacot, then only 22 years old. His dream was to concentrate, unite and perform the art of watchmaking under one roof.

http://www.zenithwatches.ch

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  5 Responses to “World’s Leading Swiss Luxury Watchmakers”

  1. I have a beautiful GP watch that I have owned for the last 30 years. It was a gift and I have not seen anything like it in your collections. It is a men’s wrist watch with a square plain black face with two gold hands. The case and matching band are high quality woven gold. I was in the USA when I received this gift. I would be very interested to here any further information about this particular piece.

    Many Thanks

  2. thank you very much for sharing with us the information about best timepieces. may i ask your opinion on jaeger Le Coultre’s reserve de marche wristwatch? is it worth its price? ty

  3. I’m looking for the burgi Penthouse pink lizaed strap watch. Do you know where I can find one???

  4. Can anyone tell me who made watches under the name RUBY & logo picture of a diamond or gem above the word.?

  5. i love watches

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