Piaget

Piaget history In 1874, the Swiss luxury watchmaker and jeweler, Piaget, was founded by Georges Piaget. It was firstly situated in the village of La Côte-aux-Fées, starting as a manufacturer of watch movements but it had its first own line of watch production in the 20th century. It was then dedicated to pocket watch making […]

Omega

Omega history Omega was founded in 1848, operating as the La Generale Watch Co in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. However, it’s based now in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland. In 1903, it incorporated the name “Omega”. It was founded by Louis Brandt who was able to assemble key-wound precision pocket watches from parts that were supplied by local craftsmen. […]

Montblanc

Montblanc history Montblanc is a German manufacturer of luxury goods such as watches, jewelry, writing instruments, and leather goods. In 1906, it was founded by Alfred Nehemias, a Hamburg banker, and August Eberstein, a Berlin engineer, being a company that was producing simple pens then. Nowadays, Montblanc is a part of Richemont group, having a […]

IWC Schaffhausen

[wpsm_toplist] IWC Schaffhausen history It’s a Swiss luxury watch company in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, founded in 1868 by Florentine Ariosto Jones, an American engineer and watchmaker. It’s the only major Swiss luxury watch factory in Eastern Switzerland. Florentine Ariosto Jones combined the Swiss craftsmanship with the US modern engineering technology, manufacturing watch movements and other watch […]

Cartier

[wpsm_toplist] Cartier history Cartier is a french company, designing, manufacturing, distributing, and selling luxurious watches and jewelry. It was founded in 1847, in Paris, France by Louis-François Cartier but his grand sons, Pierre, Louis, and Jacques are the ones who made the brand name reputable worldwide. In 1904, the Brazilian pioneer aviator, Alberto Santos-Dumont, complained […]

Ulysse Nardin

[wpsm_toplist]  Ulysse Nardin history In 1846, Ulysse Nardin was founded in Le Locle, Switzerland by Ulysse Nardin. Since 1865, Ulysse Nardin has been operating from the same headquarters in Le Locle without any interruptions. Ulysse Nardin was firstly trained under his father, Leonard-Frederic Nardin, in horology, and his skills became perfect under the two famous […]

Breitling

[wpsm_toplist] Breitling history In 1884, Breitling was founded by Léon Breitling in Saint-Imier, Switzerland. However, it’s based in Grenchen, Switzerland. It’s famous for its precision-made chronometers designed particularly for aviators. In 1979, the company was sold to Ernst Schneider and till 2017, the Schneider family operated Breitling, when Theodore Schneider, Ernst’s son, sold 80% of […]

Panerai

[wpsm_toplist] Panerai history Panerai is an Italian luxury watch company, designing, manufacturing, and marketing high-end watches since its foundation. It was founded in 1860 in Florence, Italy by Giovanni Panerai. Panerai’s headquarters are still in Florence while watch manufacturing is in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, using both movements manufactured by ETA S.A and movements manufactured in-house. Guido […]

Girard-Perregaux

[wpsm_toplist] Girard-Perregaux history Since the foundation of Girard-Perregaux in 1791, it has been making high-end luxury timepieces. It was created by goldsmith Jean-François Bautte being the first watch manufacturing company at that time, creating each watch by hand, starting from the engineering process of the watch to the assembly and polishing of each watch. In […]

Breguet et Fils

[wpsm_toplist] Breguet et Fils history Breguet was founded in 1775, in Paris by Abraham-Louis Breguet, which makes it one of the oldest surviving luxury watch brands. In 1807, his son, Louis-Antoine, became his partner, renaming the company as “Breguet et Fils” which means “Breguet and Sons”. Then, it was owned by the English Brown family […]