A watch is a small clock carried by a person it is a fashion accessory and for this purpose companies make expensive and beautiful watches. Watches appeared as early 14 century and Peter Henlen made the 1st pocket watch. At early stage the watches were mechanical driven by clockwork.
As technology developed with the passage of time mechanical were largely replaced by vibrating crystal quarts but some of watches use radio technology to correct the time and date. Firstly in 1970 electronic watches was developed. These were available in two categories one is analogue and other one is digital.
The history of analogue watch is old as compare to digital watch, with the increment in the technology digital become a symbol of style and fashion. As its 2017 world become a small village where everything is so connected rise of intelligent machines. Some of the great invention in watches as well now if you want to wear watch all your work your social media apps it’s all now in watches.
Luxury watches enhance the personality of person so here is the list of top 10 most expensive watches brands in the world 2017.
It founded by Hans Wilsdorf in London and headquarter in Switzerland who manufactured this luxury watch with stainless steel, 14 or 18KT gold, yellow and pink gold, and platinum that’s why this is world expensive watch brand. Rolex also only watch manufacture brand that makes their own gold watches. Rolex world powerful global brand and single largest brand producing almost 2000 watches 24 per day. Rolex watch first dust and water proof, two time zone and it’s also first watch with a date on dial. Rolex labs are very amazing and unique but most interesting lab is the chemistry lab.
9: Ulysse Nardin
Ulysse Nardin most expensive watch brand in the world 2017 created in Switzerland in 1846 and became precious and excellence timepiece for the next century. In 1975 Ulysse Nardin win award for the beauty and innovative timepiece. It has a good feature like alarm; annul calendar, calendar and marine. Ulysee Nardin announces the 5-year warranty of this watch in January 2017 and partnership with America’s cup. This is word best brand because of chronometers design and get 18 international medals and above 4000 first prize.
Blancpain is the one of oldest watch making company in the world, in 1735 Jehan-Jacues start making watches in Villieret Switzerland. Blancpain produces only thirty watches per day each watch is made by only one watchmaker and it is most critical mechanical watches made ever with feature minute repeater, perpetual calendar, and tourbillion. Blancpain always introduced most beautiful, classical and fashioning reliable watches in the world today. Blancpain available only at the finest jewelers all over the world with different price.
Girard-Perregaux is most expensive watch brand in the world. Founded in 1791 and also one of the oldest Swiss houses. It produces highly price watches for rich customers and maintains standard in marketplace as well queen Victoria was also customer of Girard-Perregaux. It introduce one of the most expensive and beautiful watch in 2014 Tri-Axial tourbillon with attractive feature of visible tourbillon with three separate axes. Girard-Perregaux pricey due to high quality constructions elements, strong effort to fulfill the clients demand.
The company owned subsidiary of Swiss group since 2000. Jaeger-LeCoultre introduced watch and clock in Switzerland from first half of 19th century by Antoine LeCoultre in 1833. Due to partnership between LeCoultre and Jaeger company being officially started and renamed Jaeger-LeCoultre in 1837 and become most expensive brand in the world. Jaeger-LeCoultre expensive and most complicated with stunning models like reverse, master control, master compressor, Atmos, IDeALE, Amvox.
5: Audemars Piguet
Audemars Piguet founded in 1875 Jules-Louis Audemars and Edward Auguste Piegue headquarter in Switzerland . This company is famous due to luxury and stylish designs. In 1972 this company manufacture new luxury watch to be made of stainless steel is Octagonal Royal Oak it was one of the best watch in the history of watches brand. In 2006 Audemars Piguet presents platinum watch with limited edition of 20 watches. This is one of the most expensive brand in the world.
4: A.Lange & Sohne
Founded in 1845 by the Ferdinand Adolph Lange based in Glashuttle and best high quality brand. Cases of Lange watches made of yellow gold, white gold, rose gold and platinum. Lange 1 is the great success of the company and made from a German silver with asymmetrically design hour, minute sub dial and small second sub dial. Almost all Lange watches bear the signature ‘Glashtuee I/ SA’, I/SA stand for in Saxony name of the city where this brand was manufactured.
High quality watch maker is Abraham- Louis Breguet in Paris in 1775 this brand represent a cultural and historical heritage with great technology. Breguet win best watch for women in 2016 ‘Tahitian’ mother-of- pearl used in this watch and shows ultra modern look. Breguet also oldest watch making company it produces the first wrist watch in 1810. Today the price range of Breguet between $6000 and $400000.
2: Vacheron Constantin
Vacheron Constantin founded by Jean- Marc Vacheron in 1755 in Geneva Switzerland now a day’s companies produce 20000 watches in a year. In 1979 Vacheron Constantin produce killista that was one of the most expensive wrist watch its starting price was 5 million but at that time watch price is about 11 million. In 2015 26th anniversary year company released world most complicated and expensive mechanical watch company not announce the true prize of this luxury watch it took 8 years and three watchmakers to build.
1: Patek Philippe
Patek Philippe is most expensive watch brand in the world founded in 1839 by Antoni Patek Adrien Philippe headquarters in Plan-les-Ouates and Switzerland. Patek Philippe famous for the perpetual calendar, chronographs minute repeater in watch. Like other Swiss manufactures the company produce mechanical movements and quartz watches in the past and today as well. In 2010 company produce 40000 watches but in 2012 company produce 50000 watches. Patek Philippe Henry Graves Super complication most complicated pocket watch took three year to design and five years to manufacture and introduced in 1933 with 24 functions.
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1, Patek Philippe
2, Vacheron Constantin
4, A.Lange & Sohne
5, Audemars Piguet
9, Ulysse Nardin