- By Tinker Mcdowell
- Published 03/13/2011
It is said that watches to men are like bags to women. Watches are not just an accessry, but also symbols of men’s identity. Men apprecite the watch brands with fantastic quality and unique,compelling signature designs. These five brands are the ones most men love. Patek Philippe Patek Philippe is a fine and luxury watch manufacturer, which is considered to be one of the best watch brands. It is famous for its quality and reliability. The company was founded in 1851, and it made the first ever wrist watch in 1868. Besides, Patek Philippe is a pioneer of perpetual calendae and chronograph. It is the only Geneva watch maker with the Geneva Seal, which is the greatest honor in the watchmaking industry. Patek Philippe watches are so valuable not just because they are made with large quantities of precious metals, but every single watch is created the master watchmakers. 80 of the 100 most expensive watches sold at auction are from Patek Philippe, adn the most expensive wristwatch in history was sold at an auction for 5.50 million US dollars.However, as its famous slogan says”You never actually own a Patek Philippe. You merely take care of it for the next generation.” Nowadays,Patek Philippe is still delving into new designs and techniques for the watchmaking industry. Vacheron Constantin There is no doubt that Vacheron Constantin is one of the most prestigious watch brands around the world. Many of the most significant advancements in watchmaking originated from it. Founded in 1755 , the company has been producing highly complicated watches and chronometers that are technical masterpieces of innovation and precision. “Do better if possible and that is always possible” is the company’s motto,which has inspired itself to invent something seems to be impossile. “Tour de I’lle”, marking the 250 Anniversary of Vacheron Constantin, is regarded as one of the most intricate wristwatches. Jaeger-LeCoultre Inarguably another most recognized name in the field of luxury watches, Jaeger-LeCoultre has played an important role in offering innovation and technology to the industry. It was estabilshed in 1833. It created the thinnest pocket watch(only 1.38 mm) in 1903,and it is still the record-keeper. Through the years,Jaeger-LeCoultre has been supplying movements and parts to other prestige watches companies, and it has given birth to a wide range of creations of watches which contribute to the measurement of time.Today, it stands as one of the pillars of both style and innovation in watchmaking, just like its philosophy “Sharing the passion for time with Jaeger-LeCoultre, the Manufacture in the avant-garde of watchmaking mastery.” Audemars Piguet As one of the world’s most venerable watch makers, Audemars Piguet has always distinguished itself over the rest of the watchmakers. The Audemars Piguet trademark was registered in 1882. Over the decades, the company has renowned for its quality and exclusivity. In addition, it has made many achievements , such as the first wristwatch with tourbillon and mechanical winding, the smallest self-winding watch with perpetual calendar. Audemars Piguet has been the sponsor of sport events and foundations. Today, Audemars Piguet is the oldest manufacturer still owned and operated by its founding families and its excellence has secured itself a spot in the global luxury market. Rolex Rolex is definitely a well-known men’s watch brand. The company was officially registered on 15 November 1915.Rolex invented the first waterproof watch case and the first watch to show two timezones simultaneously.Although it is the largest manufacturer of certified chronometers, the company’s production is limited to about 650,000 watches a year. Rolex has also gained a reputation in watches for the extremes of aviation and mountain climbing.Today, the company boasts an impressive collection of watches ranging in a variety of styles and becomes a symbol of success .