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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Specialising in the development and manufacture of technically-oriented watches, Breitling has consistently pursued a policy of comprehensive quality.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
De Grisogono watch entirely set with 405 brown diamonds and sapphire crystal back. Automatic or quartz movement. Crown set with a natural black diamond.
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.
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.
Eterna’s watches are benchmarks of form and function, elegantly concealed in sleek, smoothly rounded lines. Eterna regularly draws on its legacy of experience.
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.
Girard-Perregaux was established in 1791. Today it is one of the few Swiss watch companies to develop and manufacture its own movements.
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.
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.
In 1968, the company set up an in-house watchmaking school, which enjoyed immediate recognition by the official vocational training bodies in Switzerland.
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.
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.
The Longines story starts back in 1832 when Auguste Agassiz opened a small workshop in St. Imier and began to produce his own watches.
To do justice to the very essence of a premium-quality watch made in Switzerland, each Maurice Lacroix timepiece is crafted by hand.
Omega symbolises accomplishment and perfection – qualities that have been inherent in every Omega watch since the company’s foundation in 1848.
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.
Giovanni Panerai opened his first shop in Florence, Italy in 1860. In 1997, the Richmont Group takes over this unique Italian watchmaker.
Patek Philippe continues to manufacture some of the finest timepieces in the world after more than 150 years of unparalled creativity.
The only watchmaker dealing exclusively in platinum and gold, Piaget has long been established as one of the world’s top luxury watch brands.
Rado watches are different from other watches. A collection of watches whose form and enduring materials make it stand out clearly from the competition.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Founded in 1846, Ulysse Nardin was named after its founder, an accomplished watchmaker who perfected his skills under the tutelage of two master watchmakers.
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.