History of Some of the World’s Most Expensive Luxury Watches
The history of watches runs from way back in 2000BCE when humans used Sundials and Obelisks to tell and calculate time. The last 4000 years have seen watches make leaps in development and changes. Timekeeping has advanced in both technology and accuracy, from the hourglass, pocket watch and wrist watch, to smart watches inspired by technology.
In this article, we’ll look into some of the biggest names in the timepiece game. All the top brands have epic and fascinating histories and getting an in-depth look will help appreciate them even further:
This was founded in 1905 by Hans Wilsdorf and his brother Alfred Davis in London England. However, the name was acquired three years later. Operations of the Swiss watchmaker were moved from London to Geneva Switzerland back in 1919, which was a tactic to avoid high taxes from the post-war in Britain.
The Rolex is well known for its accuracy, quality and sleek design all over the world. As of December 2018, three of the world’s top ten most expensive watches were Rolex watches.
This is one of the fastest developed watches with major chronograph milestones. This might be one of the reasons why it is so closely associated with motorsport. The two most recognizable designs in the watch industry are the TAG Heuer Carrera and Monaco.
TAG Heuer was founded in 1860 in Switzerland. In 1985, the TAG Group acquired a majority stake of the company and formed the TAG, Heuer. The name itself is a combination of the initials “Techniques d’Avant Garde” and the surname of the surname.
It was founded in 1839 based in Canton of Geneva. It has been owned by the Stern family in Switzerland since 1932. This is one of the world’s oldest watch manufacturers. It is mostly praised for its complicated mechanical movements and designs.
It is greatly considered as one of the most prestigious watch manufacturers globally. Seven of the top 10 most expensive watches list realized in December 2018 were Patek Philippe watches.
This Swiss watch manufacturer was founded in 1755, establishing itself as a luxury watch manufacturer.