Watches are worn these days as a piece of luxury and fashion. Usually, they are worn to show off and less to watch time actually. Many watches are a piece of art and are sophisticated that they are to be taken care of. Following are 10 greatest wristwatches of all time are enlisted below.
1. Patek Phillipe
Patek Phillipe has had such classic pieces like the Calatrava, Nautilus, the Aquanaut. They have had iconic ladies’ pieces like Patek 24 which is only just over 10 years old and the Patek is clearly the king in the industry. They have such gorgeous complicated pieces the Patek world time, Patek complications ad your calendars all sorts of wonderful pieces. So, it is easily awarded the number one spot on the watch brand list. Patek Phillipe is the greatest brand in wristwatch history
2. Audemars Piguet
Audemars Piguet itself is a brand which is a Holy Trinity member and probably the biggest success for Audemars Piguet is the Royal Oak family. The Royal Oak has grown into the Royal Oak offshore on a graph which is an oversized version of the Royal Oak. Audemars still has many fantastic watches and they have got a long history of making ultra slim fine dress watches in the 60s and 70s but Audemars today is a company that it is because of the Royal Oak but in fact, all Audemars pieces are lovely handcrafted pieces. Audemars itself as a company on hull makes a very fine piece. It is one of the legends in the watch industry.
3. Vacheron and Constantin
Vacheron and Constantin have a long history of making some very very fine watches. It is very famous for its dress range of pieces but they have got some really classic pieces like the Toledo which they have re-released. They have also had some really classic sports watches which a bit have been overshadowed by the Patek Nautilus and Royal Oak Audemars. But the 2-2-2 and in its latest incarnation the Vacheron overseas they have really got some wonderful things happening there. This company has still got its traditional dress pieces but has got a lovely sporting range with the overseas and has a very very pleasant future lined up for all of us.
4. Jay Garrick Ultra
This company is iconic for its Reverso piece that they released in 1931. But the Ultra has also had many other wonderful pieces they have got the Atmos clock. They have also had wonderful pieces like the master control series. Although Jay Garrick Ultra is not a member of Holy Trinity. Jay Garrick Ultra has made movements for all three of the holy trinity members so it is given the fourth position on the list. Jay Garrick Ultra a brand which has many lovely pieces and I must say very good value for money.
Rolex has had such classics like a date just the day-date, the sports watches like the explorer, Explorer 2, the GMT, the submariner, the sea dweller, the yacht master. The list just goes on and on and on for Rolexes successors. It has been a very very strong brand. Rolex is probably the strongest brand as far as our instant recognition goes throughout the world not only of watch lovers but of normal people.
So, it itself is a great brand and it would have to be included in this list. Moreover, it has made it into the top five of this list which is very good considering that the other four members are Holy Trinity. Furthermore, Roles have a huge range of excellent pieces they have released. So, Rolex comes in that top 5 sections is amazing.
Cartier has released such pieces like Cartier tank. The Cartier Santos, the panther so many classic iconic models and even though it is criticized that it uses a standard type of movements in many pieces. It still does have a long history of innovation and design excellence. Cartier with its Santos that came out in the 70s revolutionized watchmaking by introducing screws, proudly displaying screws when they were normally hidden in the past. Cartier has had such fantastic models the tour notes had the tank it has had the Diablo. The ban was such iconic pieces in the range. Moreover, I had to include Cartier in the list of top ten watch brands.
Omega has had such classics as the Omega sea master. The Omega speed master not to mention the dress watches like the constellation, the Deville such classic it pieces. It is such a strong brand in the industry you have to include Omega. This is the brand that for many people resonates an introduction to true luxury. Omega is an important part of the squats watch group and a very strong brand indeed.
Breguet is such a wonderful brand they have invented the tall beyond that had such design classics as the dress watch but they have also had pieces like the air and veil and the transatlantic. It is a brand which has a long history in watchmaking and you would have to include Breguet in the top ten brands of watches.
Lange is a company which has released some wonderful pieces after its rebirth since the reunification of Germany. It is a wonderful brand with a very big history in watchmaking, for making watches at the tome of world war two. Lange has a very proud history of serving. Lange itself is a brand which has brought German watchmaking to the same level as the Swiss watchmakers.
10. Tag Heuer
Tag Heuer has done so much for the watch industry in the last 20 years that you would have to include it in my list. Although a lot of it is marketing fluff there is a bit of substance there with Tag Heuer and it really has poured Swiss watchmaking to the forefront of the up and coming generation.
Further, Tag Heuer is now owned by French luxury goods conglomerate LVMH the powerhouse parent company brands like the Louis Vuitton. Well known wearers and endorsers of Tag Heuer watches are US President Barack Obama, formula 1 racers Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button and actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, and Brad Pitt. Tag Heuer Monaco introduced in 1969 in honor of Monaco Grand Prix and worn by Steve McQueen in 1971 movie LeMans
These were the top ten watchmaking brands. There are many other which you can choose according to your taste and pocket too!
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