Top 15 Best Luxury Watches In World
Topping the list of the top luxury watch brands in the market is Patek Philippe. Patek Philippe produces some of the most coveted high-end timepieces in the world, some of which are rare models that sell for millions of dollars. This famous watch brand with a history of innovative design has long been favored by the royal family.
Famous wearers: Queen Victoria, Alan DeGeneres, Robert Downey Jr., John Mayer, Nicolas Sarkozy
Price range: USD 15,000 to over USD 1 million
The most expensive Patek Philippe sold: in 2014 Henry Graves Jr. (Henry Graves Jr.) spent 24 million US dollars in a super complication watch.
Still owned today by its original founding families, Audemars Piguet is one of the oldest watch manufacturers in the world.
Famous wearers: James Corden, Tom Cruise, Lebron James, Usher
Price range: $7,000 – $850,000+
Most expensive Audemars Piguet sold: Signed Audemars Piguet Geneve Leap Year Perp for $545,000 in 2015.
Classic Swiss watch brand Vacheron Constantin dates back to 1755 and Napoleon Bonaparte was an owner of one of their timepieces.
Famous wearers: Marlon Brando, Donald Trump, Kate Bosworth, Rick Ross
Price range: $18,000 – $6 million+
Most expensive Vacheron Constantin sold: King Fouad for $2.77 million in 2005.
4. TAG HEUER
Like many high-end watch companies, TAG Heuer was established in Switzerland. Very popular among racers, TAG Heuer is also the first watch brand to enter space.
Famous wearers: Patrick Dempsey, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Barack Obama
Price range: $1,500 – $10,000+
The most expensive TAG Heuer on sale: Steve McQueen’s Heuer in 2012 for $799,500.
A. Lange & Sohne was established in Germany in 1845 and closed in 1948 after the Soviet government municipalized the company’s properties after the war. However, they restarted business in 1990 and made their mark in the watch industry with highly complex timepieces.
Famous wearers: Vladimir Putin, Carmelo Anthony
Price range: USD 15,000 to over USD 1 million
The most expensive Lange sold: 2005 platinum tourbillon sold for $333,000.
Blancpain was founded in 1735, slightly older than Vacheron Constantin, but it has not been operated under the Blancpain brand since its establishment. They have made great contributions to the advancement of watchmaking technology and produced watches containing some of the most complex movements. Blancpain was a pioneer in creating diving watches, and its iconic Fifty Fathoms timepiece was the world’s first diving watch. Blancpain has since produced many exquisite series, including Le Brassus, Leman, Villeret, Novelties, Specialties and Sport. They are one of the top ten watch brands in the world and deserve praise. One of the more noteworthy achievements of the brand worthy of respect is its innovation in the complex functions of the tourbillon. Blancpain created the flying tourbillon, which is an innovation of the original tourbillon design created by Breguet nearly 200 years ago.
In 1846, the Ulysse Nardin watch began to be manufactured. At that time it was nothing more than a watch stand, but it quickly became one of the strongest players in the watch industry. T Ulysse Nardin is famous for its nautical chronometer watches, such as Maxi Marine Chronometer and Marine Chronograph. Their nautical watches Ulysse Nardin occupy a place in the field of timekeeping. They are truly brighter than the Polaris. This is why they are included in the top 5 luxury watch brands.
Jaeger-LeCoultre is a Swiss luxury brand of watches that is highly respected by its peers. Many believe it is to be one of the best luxury watch manufacturers and arguably one of the most vertically integrated prestigious watchmakers in the world. One of the reasons for this is that they produce their own movements in-house as well as many of their components in-house. Watchmakers that can produce in-house movements are usually held up on a pedestal and celebrated for their ability to control quality and craftsmanship down to the finest detail. Few manufacturers produce as many components on their own as Jaeger-LeCoultre (affectionately called JLC by watch collectors and watch connoisseurs the world over). For the above reasons, they were put at the sixth position in our top 10 luxury watch brands.
Omega SA is one of the most popular luxury watch brands, and compared to many watch manufacturers mentioned here, they are not necessarily one of the most expensive watch brands. Over the years, their seahorse watches have appeared in major movies. For example, every James Bond movie from “Golden Eye” with Pierce Brosnan as the protagonist, and every “007” movie with Daniel Craig as the protagonist. The most famous is their moon watch, Omega Speedmaster Pro, when he took the first step on the surface of the moon, it was worn on Buzz Aldrin’s wrist. Getting their watches approved by NASA to perform space missions such as Apollo 11 will help enhance the brand’s reputation. In fact, Omega is the second most recognized Swiss watch brand in the world, with approximately 70% of international brand recognition.
When it comes to high-end watches, people usually think of Switzerland, because Swiss watch manufacturers account for the majority. But there are exceptions. Glashutte Original is a Saxon/German brand. It is not surprising that German engineering is world-renowned, especially in mechanical engineering.
If we did not mention a brand like Rolex, it would be a shame, it has the most recognized watch brand in the world, with a brand recognition of 100%. But even though they are the most famous of all the famous watch brands, let’s just look at their watchmaking skills, not just because of their popularity. Rolex produced some quite amazing watches; and many. It is estimated that their daily output is about 2,000 watches. This can be directly attributed to the fact that even if Rolex is not the most valuable watch brand in the world, it is also one of the most valuable watch brands.
Jaquet Droz started as an exquisite watchmaker and first opened a factory in Geneva, Switzerland, and soon became one of the top ten watch brands in the world. The watches produced by his mechanical genius are embedded with some of the wisdom used to produce their extraordinary grandfather clocks, and feature many watches with automatic machines. They differ from other high-end watchmaking brands in that they are considered to be A more refined brand, suitable for those with only the most refined taste. Jaquet Droz, who often appeared in France, presented his watch to Queen Marie Antoinette (Jaquet Droz) of France. His works are often found in royal courts throughout the civilized world. The emperor of Beijing in the Qing Dynasty admired his works and set up an office to import these fascinating mechanical artworks.
As one of the oldest surviving watchmakers, Breguet has won their respect in Switzerland and other watchmaking circles. Over the years, Breguet has been acclaimed for countless innovations and praised for the horological genius that brought fame to them, making them one of the most noteworthy watchmakers. Breguet founder Abraham-Louis Breguet (Abraham-Louis Breguet) is credited with innovating the rotor system used in automatic (self-winding) mechanical watches that many people love today.
A famous watch brand lineup without IWC would be a sin. As one of those ancient luxury watch brands dating back to 1869, IWC was the first watchmaker to use lightweight titanium in this ancient craftsmanship, most probably known for its Portuguese watch series, now known as For the IWC Portuguese. IWC is innovative and committed to surpassing itself and others through every watch they make. They are a luxury watch company that takes timepieces seriously to make mechanically complex watches, including tourbillons, minute repeaters, moon phases and chronograph complications.
This watch manufacturer is one of the more popular brands that has been a sensation since the brand was acquired by the fashion group LVMH, but their history began long before then. Many of their watches have received international acclaim, such as the iconic square Monaco that appeared in major movies and worn by popular Hollywood figures.