Technology has come a long way and is advancing every minute. But some things like the mechanical movements of a classic timepiece are timeless. A wristwatch is a work of art made perfect by years of innovation, passion, craftsmanship, attention to detail and most importantly dedication. A luxury watch speaks volume about his wearer’s style, class, and taste.
A good watch reflects his taste and appreciation for finer things in life. In case you are still stuck with your phone to check the hours, it’s high time you switched to a good collection of timepieces. Read on to know about the best brands offering the most prominent watches.
According to Forbes, Rolex is the 64th most powerful brand all over the world, a title that perfectly befits the largest luxury brand in the globe. Founded in 1905 by the visionary thinker Hans Wilsdorf, the brand today spearheads the wristwatch industry. What makes Rolex watches unique is how effortlessly they combine tradition with technology. Each watch takes 4 craftsmen and months of dedication to produce one magnificent Rolex. Rolex as a brand is credited with being the first time in many categories across the watch-business. It was the first automatic changing date and day on-dial, first to display two time zones at once and the first chronometer to be certified as a wristwatch.
Such creative and ingenious achievements set Rolex apart as a brand and make its legacy even richer and stronger. The watch is extremely reliable and is proven to survive tough terrains and harsh climates like at the Mount Everest. Rolex watches are worn by the classiest and most famous men all over the world. A few of them and their favourites include;
The Explorer – Matt Damon, John Hamm, and Sid Mashburn
The Rolex Submariner – Robert Redford, Steve McQueen, Sean Connery
Other prominent models of Rolex are Daytona, Cellini Date, the Yacht-Master 40, and the Datejust Oyster.
Hublot is a relatively young brand, but that doesn’t make it any lesser than its contemporaries. Ever since the Swiss luxury chronograph – Big Bang Red Gold released, Hublot has been ranked at the top by watch connoisseurs. It has also deservingly won the title of “Best Oversized Watch”. Further, the revolutionary designs and strong features of the watches have secured them “Sports Watch Prize” and “2005 Design Prize”.
The Hublot universe combines classic horology with modern masculinity making NBA teams, ski championships and FIFA World Cups a part of it. Each award-winning timepiece from the house of Hublot is flawless. The world famous Hublot Oceanographic 4000 King Gold White has passed water resistance tests of up to 5000m, making it the go-to timepiece for deep-sea divers. The more luxurious collection from the label, best-selling Big Bang watches are encased in gold, sapphire crystal glass and automatic movements.
Anyone wearing a Hublot represents the qualities of innovation, grandeur and an eye for great chronographs.
Dwyane Wade, Kobe Bryant, Jay-zee, Beyonce, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Usain Bolt and Spanish and Greek Royalty are among the few famous personalities who strap this wonder around their wrists.
Other luxury watch brands manufacturing watches for men and women include Alpina, Audemars Piguet, Lange & Söhne, ARNOLD & SON, Cartier, Edox, Breitling, Corum Eteran, Frank Muller, Graham, Hamilton etc. These brands are luxurious, famous and expensive, thus increasing the chance of counterfeits. Be careful before investing into any of these. The safest way to buy your favourite timepiece is to approach a trusted and authorised dealer like Ethos Watch Boutique.