The Swiss watch is a symbol of financial solvency, subtle taste and commitment to innovation, coupled with traditional quality. The number of buyers on a world scale is small, so it is not so easy to determine the place of a brand in the top Swiss watches .The brand rating can be compiled on the basis of the current situation in the luxury goods market and the list of companies whose products have been successful in 2016.
Table of contents:
- 10. Girard-Perregaux
- 9. Piaget
- 8. Hublot
- 7. Audemars Piguet
- 6. Chopard
- 5. Ulysse Nardin
- 4. Blancpain
- 3. Jaeger-LeCoultre
- 2. Vacheron Constantin
- 1. PatekPhilippe
The Girard-Perregaux company, which was founded in 1791, opens the rating of Swiss watch brands. Since birth, Girard-Perregaux have adhered to the highest quality standards and have made several innovations in watchmaking - for example, they created a legendary tourbillon on three gold bridges in 1889.Now the company's end is a mechanical watch with an extra-class accuracy.
For more than fifty years in the manufacture of watches, Piaget has been using only precious metals. Recognized world leader in the manufacture of ultra-thin watch movements - one of the creations of the watchmakers of the company with a thickness of only 2.3 mm was even recorded in the Guinness Book of Records!
In 2005, the company introduced the Big Bang chronograph, which received several prestigious design awards and outstanding quality. Buyers appreciated the novelty - during the year sales increased three-fold. A distinctive feature of Hublot watches is a strap of natural rubber fitted individually under the customer's wrist.
7. Audemars Piguet
By right can be called one of the most expensive luxury brands in Swiss watches. The clients of the company, who appreciated the excellent quality and innovative design, were Michael Schumacher, Cristiano Ronaldo, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Hugh Jackman and Scarlett Johansson. The best watches produced by the company were given their own separate exhibition in the British Museum.
To this day Chopard remains a family enterprise - the co-presidents of the company are brother and sister, children of Karl Scheufele, heir of the dynasty of jewelers and watchmakers. Chopard was the first to manufacture watches with moving diamonds that glide around the watch mechanism between sapphire glasses.
5. Ulysse Nardin
Historically, the brand Ulysse Nardin is known as a manufacturer of marine chronometers of the highest precision, and enjoyed a good reputation with seamen. At the moment the company produces the most complicated luxury watches. In addition to local time, they show solar time, star orbits, eclipses and perpetual calendar.
One of the oldest companies on the market of Swiss watches was founded almost three hundred years ago, in 1735.Specializes in creating miniature self-winding watches that indicate dates, moon phases and days of the week. It was the watch Blancpain Vladimir Putin gave the son of a Tuvan shepherd on vacation.
Among the watchmaking masterpieces of the company are miniature mechanisms, sophisticated wristwatches and practically timeless watch movements. It was Jaeger-LeCoultre that was the first in the world to use sapphire crystal. Some models of the company are popular and are still produced - for example, as a model Reverso, created in 1931.
2. Vacheron Constantin
The second place in the rating of Swiss watches by brands is Vacheron Constantin. The watch of this company is made only individually, for a specific customer, taking into account his preferences and wishes. The price of the cheapest models starts from 10 000 dollars. In 1979, the company manufactured the Kallista watch, striking with its luxury and splendor - their body and strap were made up of 118 diamonds and 141 diamonds. The cost of the clock was $ 5 million.
1. Patek Philippe
It is considered one of the best manufacturers of Swiss luxury watches. The secret of the firm's success lies in two factors: the desire for innovation and the maintenance of traditions. Calibre 89 watches are still unbeatable, the number of details reaches 1728. The most expensive Patek Philippe watches were sold for 23.9 million dollars.