Nowadays, those times are far behind. Watches have been adding features beyond telling the time. These include working as a fashion and luxury complement. And watch brands know it.
If we think about it, it is more than likely that each of us has more than a watch in our stock. We use some of them for our daily routine, others only for practicing sport, others for a special event and others for significant dates.
Over the past 10 years the average expenditure is three times higher than before. And on average, each person has at least 3 watches. Watch brands are actually selling personal branding. They give us their style and they lend us the values with which we are going to be indentified when someone sees our watch. Besides, they describe us with just looking at our wrist.
Before giving you the list with the best valued watch brands by horology lovers, we personally recommend two YouTube accounts.
With both of them you can be informed of the world of watches.
The first we have is NicolsTV. It belongs to a passionate jeweller about the world of watches. The contents of his channel are reviews of new watch models. He also shows in his videos tips for watches maintenance, events that he attends and trips around the world of watchmaking. He has almost 13.000 subscribers in his channel.
The second is Santiago Tejedor. Santiago is the creator and the person behind the blog that is the benchmark in Spanish watchmaking: ‘Horas y minutos’. He dedicates the channel almost fully to analyze the latest watches of the market weekly. And to the optimization of their features too. His videos are very well segmented: women’s watches, informal watches, submersible watches, suit up watches, chronographs, etc
Now, let’s give you the list of best rated watch brands by users:
The story of Audemars Piguet begins in 1875 in the heart of the Vallée de Joux, north of the city of Geneva and the cradle of high-end Swiss watchmaking. The watchmakers of Audemars Piguet have gone beyond all the technical and theoretical limits of their trade to create more and more demanding mechanism. They are artistic excellence and technical expertise.
Léon Breitling was a virtuous watchmaker who handcrafted not only watches but also incredible pieces in his workshop located in St. Imier. In a short time, his skills implementing innovative features for pocket watches made him earn a formidable reputation, from 1884 until today.
Since 1905, Rolex watches have been the most well-known luxury watches of the world. They were created from the best raw materials and assembled with scrupulous attention to detail. Each part of them is designed, developed and made in their workshops. They implemented the most stringent standards of quality and origin. Each Rolex has a story to tell.
The story of Seiko started in 1881 when a 22-year-old young entrepreneur Kintaro Hattori opened a sales and reparations watches shop in Tokyo. Currently, and after more than 130 years of innovation, Hattori’s company is still focus on the perfection that its founder always tried to achieve.
Its founder Giovanni Panerai opened his own watchmaking workshop in the Ponte alle Grazie (Florence). In this local that now works as shop and workshop and it is the first watchmaking school of the city too, starts the story of Officine Panerai.
Panerai was the first company to request the patent of the Radiomir, a dust obtained from the Radio which brings luminescence to watch pieces. As a supplier of material to the Italian Navy, they used it for divers.
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