Every kid in their childhood would fantasize themselves wearing a luxury watch while passing-by a luxury watch brands showroom. Because of the age, their parents and society had ignored it and smiled at them. It is time to invest in a luxury watch case and lit your wrist and show-off in your family and friends circle.
Money can't buy you everything, but it can buy you top luxury watch brands you were craving to wear it since childhood.
There's nothing like perfect criteria when it comes to choosing a luxury watch. With ample choices available in the market with a vast family of timepieces, it is difficult to go with one criterion and select a luxury watch case for yourself. Remember, what you choose for your wrist will set a standard for your lifestyle and everything you do in future.
When a timepiece on your wrist, your dressing and your appearance is speaking about your personality and displaying your wealth, Luxury Page brings you the list of top 10 luxury watch brands that make you feel worth your investment.
So, here we go
Blancpain is in the luxury watchmaking business since 1735. Jehan-Jacques Blancpain founded the world's oldest watchmaking brand in Villeret, Switzerland. After the end of family management of the firm in 1932, Blancpain has seen multiple management, and now it is the subsidiary of ‘Swatch Group' since 2002. Blancpain is famous for its mechanical watches and has been sponsoring numerous motorsport events. Surprisingly, a single watchmaker produces the timepiece entirely from start to the end, and thus it produces not more than thirty luxury watches per day which is comparatively very less to its counterparts.
Famous watches of all time: The Great Wave, Calendrier Chinois Traditionnel, Fifty Fathoms, The Ladybird, Tourbillon Carrousel, Villeret Shakudo Ganesh
Famous wearers: Jacques Cousteau
The most expensive model sold: The handmade Tourbillon watch with a 20-carat diamond worth $1.34 million
The luxury watchmaker Omega is owned by Swatch Group again. It was operating as the ‘La Generale Watch Co' when founded in 1848, and then incorporated as Omega in 1903. Louis Brandt established Omega in Bienne, Switzerland. Omega has many incredible credits to its name. Royal Flying Corps, Britain and US Army chose Omega as their official timekeepers for its combat units in 1917 and 1918 respectively. And, Omega is the official timekeeping device since the Olympic inception in 1932. NASA chose omega became the first watch on the Moon in 1969. Thus it is proved that Omega is the household name in luxury watch brandsin India and around the world.
Famous watches of all time: Speedmaster Professional, Constellation Grand Luxe, Seamaster Ploprof, Omega Marine, Seamaster Professional 300M
Famous wearers: Prince William, John F Kennedy, George Clooney, Elvis Presley, Buzz Aldrin and James Bond character Pierce Brosnan in Bond movies since 1995
The most expensive model sold: The Constellation Baguette is one of the world's most expensive Omega watch sold for £1 million
Breitling SA is one of the top 10 luxury watch brands in the world. Leon Breitling in 1884 founded the company in Saint-Imier, Switzerland. Breitling precision-made mechanical timepieces are specially made for aircraft pilots. Breitling is renowned for producing Emergency watches containing the radio transmitter, especially for civil aviation.
Famous watches of all time: Colt Chronograph, Transocean Chronograph 1915, Super Avenger II, Transocean Day & Date, Avenger II Seawolf, Colt Automatic
Famous wearers: Brian Jones, Bertrand Piccard
The most expensive model sold: The limited edition diamond studded Bentley Flying B (J28362) sold for a whopping price of $255,000
- Audemars Piguet
The Swiss classic luxury watch brand Audemars Piguet was founded by Jules Louis Audemars and Edward Auguste Piguet in 1875 in Vallée de Joux, a valley of the Jura mountains in Switzerland. The notable achievement of this luxury watch case would be creating the first repeater wristwatch in 1892. Royal Oak model of Audemars Piguet is very famous among its all other models. Audemars Piguet has been a family-owned company since its founding and its one of the rare achievement.
Famous watches of all time: Royal Oak Offshore, Millenary, Jules Audemars, Haute Joaillerie and Classique
Famous wearers: James Corden, Justin Bieber, Kevin Hart, Ellen DeGeneres, Jay-Z and Denzel Washington
The most expensive model sold: Royal Oak watch with an 18-carat white gold exterior sold for $869,000
- Patek Philippe
Patek Philippe is the Swiss luxury watchmaker founded in Geneva, Switzerland in 1851 by Antoni Patek and Adrien Philippe. It is famous for designing and manufacturing some of the most complicated mechanical watches, and thus it produces the luxury watch components on its own for all its watches. It is one of the very first few companies to use Chronifer M-15 X steel, a particular material designed for watchmaking. The company created ‘Calibre 89', a complicated mechanical watch ever made as part of its 150th-anniversary celebration.
Famous watches of all time: 1951 Ref 2499, 1936 Pilot Watch, 1925 Grogan, 1923 Officer, 1944 Model 1591, 1957 Model 2499
Famous wearers: Patek Philippe clientele list include Sultan of Egypt, the King and Queen of Denmark, the King of Italy and Duke of Savoy, Christian IX, Charlie Sheen, John Mayer and Nicolas Cage
The most expensive model sold: The Henry Graves Supercomplication 18-carat gold watch sold for a record-breaking $24 million
Rolex is one of the most popular luxury watch brands in India and around the globe like Omega. The Swiss watchmaker Rolex was founded in 1905 by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis in London, UK. Owned by the Hans Wilsdorf Foundation, Rolex was ranked 64th as the world's most influential global brands and is the single largest high-end watchmaking company right now. Nearly 2000 luxury watch case of Rolex has been producing every day. Rolex has been very instrumental towards innovations and thus become the second company to create water-resistant wristwatch and the first company to build a wristwatch which shows two time zones at once and so on.
Famous watches of all time: Steve McQueen's 1967 Rolex Submariner, Paul Newman Ferrari Red Rolex Daytona, Rolex Platinum Diamond Pearlmaster, 1972 James Bond Rolex Submariner, Dr Rajendra Prasad's Gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Famous wearers: Winston Churchill, Steve McQueen, Dr Martin Luther King, Elvis Presley, John F Kennedy, Che Guevara
The most expensive model sold: Rolex Daytona (model 6239) watch owned by Paul Newman sold for $17.75 million
An Italian Carlo Crocco in 1980 founded Hublot in Switzerland. It is the first luxury watch company to use the natural rubber strap in the history of watchmaking and also it is the first company to introduce the ‘fusion' concept in watchmaking. The major success came when Luxury watch Hublot became the official timekeeper sponsor for FIFA World Cup in South Africa in 2010, the F1 season in 2013 and an international baseball tournament held in Taiwan in 2015.
Famous watches of all time: Classic Fusion Vision II, Classic Fusion Zirconium, Tourbillon Solo Bang, Classic Pink Gold and Diamonds, Big Bang King
Famous wearers: Jet Li, Diego Maradona, Usain Bolt, Indian Cricketer Rohit Sharma and Manchester United football team
The most expensive model sold: The Hublot, a masterpiece covered with 1200 diamonds of 140-carats overall sold for a worth of $5 million
In 1833, Antoine LeCoultre founded Jaeger-LeCoultre in Le Sentier, Switzerland. Like Rolex, Jaeger-LeCoultre has played a significant role in innovations in the luxury watchmaking industry. Jaeger-LeCoultre takes the credit for innovating world's smallest calibre and one of the most complicated timepieces of having near-perpetual movement. Invented keyless watch, Millionometre, thinnest pocket watch to name a few.
Famous watches of all time: Master Ultra-Thin Moon Automatic Men's Watch, Reverso Classic Lady Small Duetto, Memovox Deep Sea Master Chronograph, Rendez-Vous Night & Day Q3468121
Famous wearers: Pierce Brosnan, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Clive Owen and Dev Patel from India
The most expensive model sold: Made up of 18-carat white gold, Hybris Mechanica Grande Sonnerie sold for $2.5 million
Cartier produces both luxury jewellery and luxury watches founded in Paris, France in 1847 by Louis-François Cartier. Famously known as the ‘Jeweller of Kings', Cartier designs, manufactures, distributes and sells watches and jewellery across the globe. Cartier received a complaint from one of his friends' about the impracticality of using pocket watches and made him introduce wristwatches when pocket watches were famous.
Famous watches of all time: Cartier Santos, Cartier Tank
Famous wearers: Princess Diana, Princess Caroline of Monaco, Duchess of Cambridge - Kate Middleton, Tom Cruise, Michelle Obama
The most expensive model sold: Secret Phoenix Décor watch - 18-carat rhodium plated white gold sold for $2.76 million
- TAG Heuer
Founded in 1860 by Edouard Heuer in Saint-Imier, Switzerland, TAG Heuer also designs, manufactures, distributes luxury watches, accessories and eyewear products around the world. TAG Heuer patented ‘oscillating pinion' and is still by most of the mechanical watchmakers. Began as ‘Uhrenmanufaktur Heuer AG', the French luxury goods conglomerate LVMH has bought almost 100% of the company shares.
Famous watches of all time: Carrera MP4-12C, Link Calibre 18, The Vanquish, Monaco V4, Mikrotimer Flying 1000
Famous wearers: Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tiger Woods, Barack Obama
The most expensive model sold: Smartwatch featuring the white gold band with 2-dozen carats of diamond sold for the worth of $197,000
The aforementioned luxury watch brands list is just a glimpse of fine watchmaking with a tinge of beauty, elegance, taste and luxury with modern technology. Ready to spend your novelties on these top luxury watch brands, then why wait? Go, lit your wrist with a luxury watch now!