Here, we continue onto the second part of our overview on some of the most luxurious watch brands that the world has ever known.
Another Swiss brand of luxury time pieces, Jaeger-LeCoultre is well renowned for their hundreds of inventions and over a thousand movements or calibers. In horology, a caliber or movement is known as a mechanism of a clock or a watch that encompasses and secures the movement and the face which displays the time. Jaeger-LeCoultre has also been acknowledged for its contributions to the watch industry, such as the invention of the keyless watch back in 1845. But beyond their exquisite build, there are beautifully designed and jeweled timepieces that keep this brand’s timeless appeal.
7. A. Lange & Söhne
Lange & Söhne, unlike most on our list is not from Switzerland, they are a German brand of high quality and prestige timepieces. Founded by Ferdinand Adolf Lange, over a 150 years ago in 1845, this company was known for its quality pocket watches often worn by royalty in Europe. Later on, they also produced oversized wristwatches. After so many decades, the company was requisitioned by the East German government in 1948 after the defeat of the Nazi’s.
However, about 20 years ago in 1990, the founder’s great-grandson Walter Lange brought the company back with the help of several Swiss watch manufacturers like IWC and Jaeger-LeCoultre. Today, the Richemont group owns Lange and their wrist watches are sold all around the world.
The Chopard brand is renowned not only for their prowess in manufacturing watches but also in jewelry. This company was founded by Louis-Ulysse Chopard and was later well known for making ladies’ timepieces and pocket watches. Their timepieces are known to have unique, sophisticated designs along with classical and / or elaborate designs. In fact, over 40 years ago in 1976, they produced watches that have their signature free-floating diamond behind sapphire glass. In the 1980s they began producing sporty watches for men and diamond jewelries for women.
9. IWC Schaffhausen
If you are looking for a top-quality timepiece that has a combination of both durability, precise engineering and a classical, yet elegant design then IWC Schaffhausen watches are most likely what you are looking for. This brand has had a very long existence, dating back over 150 years to the year 1868. Their products are high-end, top-notch German-meets-Swiss timepiece manufacturer, that is easily designed by their classic shape. Among the features of their timepieces are complications such as a minute repeater, moon phase display, and perpetual calendar. Sometimes, however, IWC produces watches that look like other luxury brands, hears to hoping that this brand will bring back their well known off-beat designs and embrace their heritage.
For those of us whom are looking for a combination of bold style and simple numeral design elements, Panerai is the perfect timepiece for you. They were founded over 150 years ago in Florence, Italy in the year 1860. Panerai rose to fame when they began producing timepieces and precision instruments for the Royal Italian Navy. Later on, they became even more renowned for producing military dive watches. Today, some of their most popular timepieces employ their bold and robust designs that are truly unique in the luxury watchmaking industry.
About Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry
Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry has been providing quality products and professional services to the metropolitan Denver, CO area since 1951. The very first watch repair and service facility ever opened in Colorado. Dan Matheu, watchmaker, pioneered watch repair and services in Colorado. Today, Scott Matheu is at the helm steering Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry. With his vision, Scott opened a watch store in Highland Ranch and has made Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry not only one of the largest watch stores to provide watch repair in Highlands Ranch, CO but also the entire state.
Whether you need watch repair in Highlands Ranch, CO, watch engraving, or even if you have an antique watch that you would like appraised, you can count on Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry to provide you with superior service each and every single time. All of our watchmakers are factory trained and we have CW21 Certified by the American Watchmakers and Clockmakers Institute (AWCI) on site. This certification has the most stringent standards for watchmakers performing repair, restoration, and service work on watches. With one of the largest service centers in the metropolitan Denver, CO we are not only able to provide watch repair in Highlands Ranch, CO but to the entire 50 states as well.
Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry is also a factory authorized service center for Cartier, Tag Heuer, Philip Stein, Swiss Army and many more brands. When you use Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry for your watch repair in Highlands Ranch, CO, you can rest assured knowing that you will receive our (3) three-year warranty on major watch repairs that we provide. If you are looking for the best watch repair service center throughout the United States, you cannot go wrong when you choose Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry. With certifications from not only AWCI but SAWTA too, we not only stand out from the pact; we lead it.”