When it comes to watches, everyone can’t help but think of a special country, that is, Switzerland, the Swiss watch industry is world-famous. Today we will take a look at the six most famous watches in the Swiss watch kingdom.
Creation time: 1839
If a brand has manufactured the highest-end watches in the market since its inception, and can continue this value, Patek Philippe is rare. Founded in 1839 as the Geneva watch brand, it is still an outstanding representative of the Swiss watch industry family business. Patek Philippe is a combination of Polish Patek and French Philippe surnames. It is also a perfect combination of a niche market-oriented businessman and an innovative watchmaker. The early models did not seem to have left the ranks of dignitaries and literati elegant, but the financial crisis of the 1930s was that this brand that relied on the American market was badly hit. Fortunately, although the ownership of the brand changed from the founder family In the hands of the Stern family, but the brand’s new owner did not change the original intention of the brand.
Today, Patek Philippe is still recognized as the best watch brand in the world. Its outstanding technology and meticulous manufacturing spirit have made it unique in the world’s high-end watch industry for more than 150 years. ‘Quality, beauty, and reliability’ is the outstanding tradition of Patek Philippe.
Paida Philippe is still the only manufacturer in the world that uses manual refining and can complete the entire watchmaking process in the original factory, and adheres to the traditional craftsmanship of watches. The Swiss watch industry calls this traditional manufacturing method ‘Geneva’s 7 traditional watchmaking techniques’, which means the integration of the traditional craftsmanship of designers, watchmakers, goldsmiths, watchmakers, sculptors, porcelain painters and jewelers.
Creation time: 1875
In 1875, two like-minded young talents Jules Louise Audemars and Edward Auguste Piguet joined hands to start a brilliant career in watchmaking in Rugu, Switzerland. Rugu, as the origin of the complex movements of the entire Swiss watch industry, Audemars Piguet watch factory plays an important role in it, and has also created many complicated function watches, such as perpetual calendar, spring time, and other functions are the brand’s expertise, because Specializing in complicated function watches, so in the early World Expo, Audemars Piguet multifunctional pocket watches have won many awards, and now these watches are mostly in the hands of museums or private collectors.
At the 10th Paris Universal Watch Exhibition held in 1889, Audemars Piguet’s Grand Complication tortoise exhibited. The exquisite design attracted great repercussions, gained fame and international fame, and established a noble status. Today, under the leadership of the fourth generation descendants of the Audemars and Piguet families, Audemars Piguet has achieved great success, and has been highly respected by watch connoisseurs and collectors, becoming one of the top ten watches in the world.
Creation time: 1735
Blancpain is currently the world’s most complex and most fully manual mechanical watch. Since 1735, Blancpain has never produced a quartz watch, this purpose will be carried through to the end and will never change! Blancpain, the oldest watch brand in existence, does not have a flow-through factory. The manufacturing process is all carried out in old farmhouses, and inlaid by individual watchmakers. To this day, every Blancpain timepiece is personally inspected, numbered and signed by the watchmaker. Its strict quality control is no different from that of many years ago.
The value of the Blancpain watch lies not only in the time it takes to set it by hand, but also in its meticulous detail. Its beautiful classic appearance makes it transcendentally unaffected by changes in the tide and becomes a self-contained watch art treasure.
Creation time: 1775
Breguet watches are recorded in both the history of watches and clocks and the history of the West. And from the day it was born, the name Baodi has existed for the royal family.
玑 Breguet was born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland in 1747. He lived in Paris most of the time. In 1775, Breguet started his own watch creation in Paris. At that time, he only produced watches for small groups such as the royal nobility. At the time, the manufacture of watches and clocks was a comprehensive science and high-end technology, so in order to pursue the extreme precision of watches and clocks, Breguet invented and patented the tourbillon device, and he manufactured it for the French Queen Marie Antoine. Multifunctional pocket watch is the world’s first super complicated pocket watch.
Bao 玑 ‘s contribution to the watchmaking industry is far more than all kinds of functions, but also has a profound impact on the aesthetic details such as hands and scales. In this world where standardized products are popular, Breguet’s watchmaking skills still retain the unique personality of each watch, making its owners proud!
Creation time: 1755
As one of the oldest brands in Geneva, Vacheron Constantin has witnessed a major moment in the entire Swiss watch industry. Vacheron Constantin was founded in 1775. It is also a brand combining watchmakers and salesmen’s surnames. Vacheron has experienced the hardships of watchmakers from his apprenticeship. At the same time, he has also created first-class products with franchisees, engravers, jewellers works. Constantin found more business opportunities in marketing travel. Various European countries and even the Qing Dynasty royal family in China collected Vacheron Constantin’s works. These watches and clocks that became historical relics reflect the prosperity of the Swiss watchmaking industry.
Facing the competition of the American watch industry in the 1870s, Vacheron Constantin pioneered the use of standardized tools to ensure the stability of quality. In the world of watches, Vacheron Constantin is still synonymous with top watches, and the highest auction price Vacheron Constantin is also a contemporary watch.
Creation time: 1833
Since its establishment in 1833 in Vallée de Joux, Switzerland, Jaeger-LeCoultre watches have not only established themselves as defenders of traditional watchmaking techniques, but also one of the pioneers in the field of precision timekeeping technology and design. Excellent quality, innovative concepts and exquisite workmanship make Jaeger-LeCoultre watches and clocks the best in the industry.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso watch is a watch specially launched for polo players in 1931. It is a rare classic among high-end watches. The watch’s roll-over system allows the watch to have two different looks. According to the original intention of the design, the case back is entirely for engraved carved decoration.