Which High-End Watch Would You Love To Buy?
Watches are one of the most popular accessories in the world for both men and women. The concept of the wristwatch goes back to the production of the very earliest watches in the 16th century, but nowadays watches are not only a timepiece we wear to check time, they are also a fashion statement. Which High-End Watch Would You Love To Buy?
When we look at the watch market, we find many different brands that are trying constantly to be on top of the “best selling brands” list. It is not easy to be considered one of the best watch brands in the world, but some brands have managed to be on this list for a long time. Patek Philippe, Rolex and Audemars Piguet have been able to accomplish that. These three brands, among a few others, have been a synonym of high quality, great design and luxury timepieces. These brands make watches that anyone would love to hear and pay all the money for it.
Founded in 1905, Rolex is the largest single luxury watch brand, producing about 2,000 watches per day. With estimated 2012 revenues of approximately US$4.5billion. Forbes ranked Rolex No.57 on its 2012 list of the world’s most powerful global brands. Rolex most popular models are the Submariner, the Daytona and the Datejust.
Founded in 1851, Patek Philippe is widely considered the world’s most prestigious watch brand by many experts and aficionados. With a clientele that included Christian IX and Princess Louise of Denmark (the king and queen of Denmark), Victor Emmanuel III of Italy (king of Italy and Duke of Savoy), some Patek watches are know to be sold for millions of dollars. In 1999, Sotheby’s sold a Patek Philippe pocket watch for $11 million.
Last but not least, Audemars Piguet is also one of the top watch brands in the world. Audemars Piguet is known to a number of special and limited edition watches for celebrities and athletes. They include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Shaquille O’Neal, Lionel Messi, LeBron Jamesand Jay-Z. Fouded in 1875, The Audemars Piguet watch group is composed of 1,100 employees, fourteen distribution subsidiaries and sixteen boutiques around the world.
1 – Patek Philippe perpetual calendar chronograph timepiece.
2 – Rolex 50th anniversary Platinum Daytona
3 – Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Off Shore