2011 Latest Watch Brand Rankings

Super Class
Patek Philippe
Audemars Piguet
Vacheron Constantin
Lange a.lange & SOHNE
Roger Dubius
Ulysse Nardin
Frank & middot; Muller
Glash & uuml; tte Original
Girard Perregaux

One class one class
IWC International Watch Co.
Cartier Cartier

First class second class
KELEK (seems to have been discontinued)
Corum Corum
Daniel & middot; Ross Daniel Roth
Dubey & Schaldenbrand

Second Class First Class
Radar rado
Chaumet XEMEX
Longines Longines
Minerva Minerva;
Jacques ETOILE;
Tima Tima
Sinn SINN;
NIVREL (a few brands that also use LemanIA8810)
Prominent HANHART;

Three categories
Oris Oris
DAVOSA; some small German brands with ETA (including 7750, UNITAS), such as LIMES, KAUFMANN

Four categories
Plum Titoni
Bailangduo Pronto
Aiqihua OGIVAL

Five categories
Oriental (Double Lion) Orient

 PATEK PHILIPPE watches retail for an average of $ 13,000 to $ 20,000. The company is one of the only true independent watchmakers in Switzerland. It produces it from start to finish, and it takes 10 years to train a PATEK PHILIPPE watchmaker. It takes 2 to 3 years to create a complex PATEK PHILIPPE watch, and it takes at least 9 months to send out a simple phenotype, which is the same as the birth of a person.

 This small 18-gold [hunter] pocket watch was designed for Princess Duca Luca. It was completed in 1892 and contains a [14-Lignes] watch movement and chronograph. The colored enamel cover is painted with the coat of arms of the Russian aristocrat Dugoruka. The enamel watch is engraved with the three letters of PCD and covered with a crown. On the glass cover is a porcelain portrait of princess husband Tsar Alexander II.

5081/1, 4881 Model: 50881/1 is a men’s sport gold watch, machine polished, Calibre 3511sc automatic movement. The 4881 women’s watch is set with 47 diamonds on the dial and bezel.


audemars piguet (Audemars Piguet)

 In 1875, two young talents, JulesLouis Audemars and EdwardAuguste piguet, started the glorious career of watchmaking in Switzerland, the birthplace of the art of watchmaking. In 1881, they were officially registered & ldquo; Audemars Biguet & Cie & rdquo; International table tennis unfolds a classic legend.
Audemars and Piguet, the founders of Audemars Piguet, have been heartbroken in the art of watchmaking. With infinite creativity and original vision, they have focused on the development of ultra-thin mechanical parts, such as ringing chronographs, sun and moon stars, chronometers, time displays in both places, Temperature gauges and compasses have won awards for creating sophisticated and complex mechanical watches. In the 10th Paris Universal Watch Exhibition held in 1889, Audemars Piguet’s Grand Complication touring watch has a watch, a two-hand timer and a permanent calendar function. Its exquisite design has caused great repercussions and fame. Renowned internationally, it has established a high position for Audemars Piguet in the altar. Today, under the leadership of the fourth generation 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.
All the diamonds used by Audemars Piguet are carefully selected. Both color and sharpness are of the highest level, and they are truly perfect. Then carefully inlaid by experienced jewelry craftsmen, you can show your extraordinary charm and elegant style while accurately grasping the time.

Millenary’s case design is unique. In addition to his qualities of elegance and harmony, he is also full of flexibility. The delicate design represents more than 120 years of superb watchmaking skills, and this tradition is constantly being updated.

The watchmaker of Audemars Piguet applies the founder’s motto (combining tradition and innovation) to design a sports watch for elites that inherits from the past, which symbolizes noble personality and the ability to appreciate beauty. This masterpiece was named the (Carnegie) series.

Vacheron Constantin (Vacheron Constantin): The world’s oldest watch manufacturer, founder Jean-Marc Vacherton created the first watch in 1755. He is knowledgeable and skilled, and is a master of the watch industry. In 1819 Francois Constantin successfully promoted products overseas, and he also perfected the skills of watches and clocks. ‘Feasibility is always there.’ Become the motto of the enterprise.


Vacheron Constantin’s CALENDAR, circa 1950, is made of pink gold and has a monthly gauge.

TOURBILLON series: 18K gold round men’s watch, manual mechanical movement. 18K gold hand-engraved dial. Skeleton TOURBILLON 13 inner diameter, with double box and box spring, 28 watch stones.

JALOUSIE model: The surface is covered by a movable shutter, and the switch is controlled by a small button with plain sapphire. The rectangular water-resistant case is made of 8K rose gold, and the colors of the K white gold movable shutters reflect each other.

Breguet: the father of modern watchmaking

Breguet was born in Neuchatel, Switzerland in 1747. He lived in Paris most of his life and created countless great inventions throughout his life. He was active in every field of watchmaking. A series of breakthroughs made his career continue to climb. High peaks, such as improved automatic watches, invented bell springs for self-belling bells; shock absorbers, etc .; and its simple neoclassical design is even more surprising. In 1823, Baodi died, and his descendants also have masterpieces. In modern times, the fifth generation of Breguet’s grandson made watches with a flyback function in the 1950s. Scientist Einstein and writer Tchaikovsky were loyal users of Breguet. Many people call Breguet ‘the king of watches’ and say that Breguet is the ‘father of modern watchmaking’, which is appropriate.
World historical celebrities such as French King Louis XVI, Queen Mary Anthony, Tsar Alexander I, Queen Victoria, British Prime Minister Churchill, William Prussia, and the United States Secretary of State Dulles. A common connection is the lovers of Breguet watches.

IWC: Machinery Manufacturing

IWC was founded in 1868 and has been making watches for 130 years. The place where it was founded was called Schaffauhauser. The history of local clocks dates back to the beginning of the 15th century, which is 459 years before IWC. The founder of IWC is Florentine A. Jones, an engineer based in Boston, USA. He founded the earliest mechanical watchmaking factory in Switzerland in a factory on the Rhine, realizing his novel idea-replacing some labor with machinery Manufacture more precise parts and then assemble them into superb watches by first-rate watchmakers. IWC’s performance has grown by 500% in recent years, and its results have been quite amazing.
The logo of IWC is IWC, which is the abbreviation of The International. This world-renowned Swiss watch brand has led local fashion in Tokyo, Japan: Rolex for merchants, OMEGA for doctors, IWC for university professors and engineers.

Cartire Cartier: Pets of High Society

The Cartier family was already a famous French jewellery manufacturer in the middle of the 19th century. Louis Cartier was a goldsmith craftsman who was highly appreciated by royalty at that time. In 1888, Cartier attempted to attach a ladies’ mechanical watch to a diamond-set gold bracelet. The gold watch made for the old friend Santos in 1904 started. Cartier watches have been pets of high society ever since.
In addition to some of the Cartier watches manufactured by the headquarter in Paris, there are also quite a few parts related to & quot; Audemars Piguet & quot; & quot; Jacques & Jacques & quot; & quot; Patak Philippe & quot; & quot; & quot; Vacheron Constantin & quot; & quot; European Watch & Clock Company & quot; Wait for famous companies to sign special contracts. Its functional styling and craftsmanship can be described as the best of each family and the essence of it, so the world is vast. Cartier, relying on the advantages of an international brand group, produces and sells high-end hand accessories, especially women’s handbags, which have won the favor of the nobility and the rich. International star Li Mei is the spokesperson for the company in Asia.

Rolex: the overlord in the field of watches

& quot; Rolex & quot; The company was formerly & quot; W & D & quot ;. In 1905, the German Khan & middot; Wisedorf and British Davis partnered in Renton. In 1908, Wisedorf registered the ‘Rolex’ trademark in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, and ‘W & D’ was thus changed to ‘Rolex’. The original Rolex logo was a five-fingered palm, which indicates that the brand’s watches are entirely hand-crafted. Later it gradually evolved into a registered trademark of Crown to show its dominance in the field of watches.
In the 1920s, Rolex developed the first waterproof watch. In 1926, Rolex’s waterproof watches were officially registered. The design style of Rolex watches has always been based on ‘solemn, practical, and not flashy’. It is loved by people from all walks of life. The first Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Tung Chee Hwa, has long worn a dignified Rolex steel watch.

Jaeger-Le Coulter: Creating & quot; Guinness Records & quot;

   The predecessor of Jaeger-LeCoultre was a watchmaking company founded by Charles & Middot; Anthony & Middot; Lacotte in 1883. The founder was a skilled craftsman. He invented a method that can accurately measure to 1/1000 mm. & Quot; Micrometer & quot; greatly improves the processing accuracy of watch parts. Won a gold medal at the World Fair in Renton, 1851. About 90 years later, Lacotte’s grandson, David Lacotte, reached a partnership with Edmond Jaeger-LeCoultre, a French manufacturer of precision marine timepieces.
In 1992, Jaeger-LeCoultre created the ‘Guinness Record’ miniature movement of 2 watches (1 order = 2.256 mm), which shocked the watch industry. In 1953, Queen Elizabeth II wore an all white gold Jaeger-LeCoultre watch with 2 diamonds. In the 1920s and 1930s, the shock-proof and impact-resistant ‘flip-flop watch’ designed by Jaeger-LeCoultre for polo players became a signature series of Jaeger-LeCoultre. The ‘ATMOS’ clock developed by Jaeger-LeCoultre in 1982 created another glory for Jaeger-LeCoultre.