As an adult getting a watch is like a right of passage. You need to get a watch that can work and grind as you do and sometimes it can be an expensive right of passage. When you start working or you have been working for a while and you want to commemorate your adulthood, then a watch is the first on your list. Getting your first watch could be really daunting. You want it to look beautiful, professional, but you would also like it to be able to complement any outfit. Since you are splurging on a long-lasting watch that might possibly come a bit more pricey than the old school watch, you want to know which watch brand you can trust with that first investment.
Here we have a list of the watch brands that we trust and love and see if you find what you are looking for.
Jaeger-Lecoultre is a Swiss watch manufacturer that started in 1833. The brand is popular for its classic designs, one, in particular, is the 1931 Reverso. It is believed that a British military officer broke his watch in a polo match and Jacques-David LeCoultre thought of a solution for a watch that will not break upon impact. LeCoultre made a watch that the face flips around to protect the watch from a frontal impact.
02. LANGE & SÖHNE
Ferdinand Adolph is a German watchmaker that created A. Lange & Sohne in the town of Glashütte in 1845. They have been famous for their pocket watches before world war II. They re-established the brand in 1990 and was acquired by Richemont.
03. AUDEMARS PIGUET
Jules-Louis Audemars and Edward-Auguste Piguet established Audemars Piguet in 1875. They are known for their steel timepiece that was a remarkable departure from the earlier gold watches.
Georges-Édouard Piaget started making watches at his workshop at La Côte-aux-Fées from the mountains in 1874. His brand is known for making the thinnest automatic watch on the planet.
The iconic brand Cartier was founded by Louis-François Cartier in Paris in 1847. Louis Cartier, his grandson, devised the famous Tank Watch seventy years later. The famous Tank Watch was modelled after a military tank.
06. BAUME & MERCIER
Baume & Mercier is a Swiss manufacturer launched by Louis-Victor and Célestin Baume that is famous for quality timepieces that are affordable. The brand has a motto ”Accept only devotion; just fabricate watches of the maximum quality.”
07. ULYSSE NARDIN
Ulysse Nardin established his brand after his own name Switzerland in 1846. The brand has been related to the world of navies and sailors. Nowadays, the brand offers five ranges of watches which are the Marine, Executive, Classic, Diver, and Freak.
For other incredible watch brands, we urge you to take a look at our selection of best Japanese watches and best everyday watches.