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 […]

Blancpain

[wpsm_toplist] Blancpain history The Blancpain brand was founded by Jehan-Jacques Blancpain in 1735 in Villeret, Switzerland. In 1815, the great-grandson of Jehan-Jacques, Frédéric-Louis Blancpain, made Blancpain’s production methods more modern, transforming them from traditional craft methods to industrial ones able to produce multiple pieces in series. Although the watch market was falling in the second […]

Hublot

[wpsm_toplist] Hublot history In 1976, Carlo Crocco left the Italian Binda Group dynasty which was famous for producing Breil watches and created his own company in 1980 in Switzerland, forming MDM Geneve and creating a new watch that he named “Hublot” after the French word for “porthole”.  A few months after its foundation, Hublot created […]

Chopard

[wpsm_toplist] Chopard history In 1860, Chopard was founded by Louis-Ulysse Chopard in Sonvilier, Switzerland. Louis-Ulysse Chopard was a watchmaker so, he started his own company, naming it “LUC”, after the initials of his name, which was famous for making pocket watches and ladies’ watches. In 1963, Chopard was sold to a German watchmaker, Karl Scheufele, […]

A. Lange & Söhne

[wpsm_toplist] A. Lange & Söhne history In 1845, Lange was founded by Ferdinand Adolph Lange in Glashütte, Germany, producing high-quality pocket watches. Pocket watches were the best products of the company, and they were given the designation of “1A”. The Lange family was responsible for the company for many generations, and like many German watchmakers, […]

Tag Heuer

[wpsm_toplist] Tag Heuer history Tag Heuer is a Swiss luxury company pioneering in the manufacture of luxury watches, eyewear, fashion accessories, and mobile phones. It was founded by Edouard Heuer in 1860 in St-Imier, Switzerland, named as “Uhrenmanufaktur Heuer AG”. Nowadays, Tag Heuer is based in La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland, and its president and CEO […]

Jaeger-LeCoultre

[wpsm_toplist] Jaeger-LeCoultre history Founded in Switzerland in 1833, Jaeger-LeCoultre has been designing new luxury watches, creating more than 1,242 calibers with records such as the world’s most complicated watch and registering more than 400 patents. In 2000, this most complicated watch company became a member of the Richemont Group. In fact, the roots of such […]

Rolex

[wpsm_toplist] Rolex history In 1905, Rolex was founded by Hans Wilsdorf and his brother-in-law, Alfred Davis, in London, England, creating high-quality wristwatches. It was first named as “Wilsdorf and Davis,” but the founders changed its name to “Rolex” in 1908, choosing an easy name for anyone to pronounce. Moreover, later in the same year, they […]