Around the World in Watches
Whether you’re a watch collector enthusiast or adore a luxury timepiece, watches are one of the most popular accessories for everyone. From mechanical timepieces to modern smartwatches, with so many of these beloved timepieces available worldwide, there is something for everyone. At New Cavendish Jewellers, we stock many high-end watch brands from many countries. So come with us in this article as we visit some of the most popular luxury watch brands worldwide.
Famous Luxury Watches From Switzerland
When most people think of elite watches, they think of the various watchmakers in Switzerland. Swiss watches are rated to the highest standards, and it’s easy to see why when you browse the wonderful timepieces created there. Below are two examples of high-end luxury watches originating from Switzerland.
This elite watchmaker initially delivered high-quality pocket watches to the emerging American market in 1868. Whilst pocket watches are now no longer in fashion, their reliable internal workings helped IWC watches become one of the leading names in wristwatch manufacturing.
This IWC Portugieser Chronograph is one of the most iconic models in IWC’s broad collection. This timepiece incorporates the latest updates in accurate in-house movements, which are visible via the transparent sapphire case back. Extra comfort has been added to the strap with a convenient butterfly-style clasp. The compact dial of just 41mm makes this a watch suitable for any wrist size. This watch has three chronograph functions, its quarter-second scale, characteristic inner metal ring above the dial and the ability to take precise readings of the stop time dial.
Currently, IWC Schaffhausen is part of a larger holding company designed to invest in several leading watch manufacturers such as the IWC Da-Vinci watches, IWC Portofino watches, and the shown example; the IWC Portugieser watch collection.
Jaeger LeCoultre Watches
Another prestigious timepiece movement, the Vallee de Joux in Switzerland, has been the home of Jaeger-LeCoultre since 1833. Their facility has every step of the watch’s creation under one roof to ensure the quality of every single piece. This brand is driven by the desire to provide unique creativity with reliable watches that their owners can depend upon. With over 1200 calibres created during the company’s lifetime, Jaeger LeCoultre has established itself as a leader in luxury watch creation.
This Jaeger LeCoultre Polaris Chronograph is a distinctive timepiece that embodies the brand's innovative spirit.
This automatic, self-winding watch is designed conveniently for owners with a fast-paced lifestyle. The luxury leather holds a black dial containing an hour counter and a 30-minute counter.
Cartier Watches From France
Cartier is an iconic watchmaker known around the world for their excellent timepieces. In 1847 Paris, France, Louis-Francois Cartier opened a jewellery workshop that he eventually passed down to his son. This family business, an internationally renowned name in horology, created its first watch in 1888. Their first timepiece was a ladies’ watch with no recorded title, but it inspired them to pursue this area and create the Alberto Santos-Durmont for sale in 1911. The Santos collection is a favourite amongst collectors of Cartier watches over a hundred years later. It contains some of the most prestigious additions to the Cartier catalogue, such as the example below.
This Santos De Cartier large model was created by Louis Cartier in 1904 for Alberto Santos, a famous aviator at the time. The current models are a homage to the original design that helped pioneer the concept of a wristwatch over a hundred years ago.
Choosing this automatic stainless-steel watch has a silver opaline dial with a superior water resistance of up to 100m for owners who enjoy outdoor activities.
Since these initial successes, many other collections have been added to Cartier’s range of watches, such as the Tortue, Tonneau and the Tank. As authorised retail partners with Cartier for over thirty years, we pride ourselves on stocking the best of their selection in our store. You can explore this vast range of luxury watches on finance for yourself online today.
Panerai Watches From Italy
You’ll find the home of Panerai watches, another world-renowned watch creator in Italy. Since 1860, this brand has created classic designs with superior craftsmanship and the highest quality materials. Starting with their original Radiomir models, they have spent almost two centuries improving their selection with modern choices such as the Luminor range.
The Panerai Luminor Marina Esteel Grigio is a popular choice from the Luminor collection. This eco-friendly watch is made from Panerai’s proprietary recycled stainless steel and uses 50% recycled materials without compromising aesthetics or performance. The gradient of the dials is intentionally designed to resemble the darkening of an ocean as you go deeper. Panerai has always had a strong connection with marine and naval history, and this watch design maintains that connection.
This brand combines the elegance of Italian style with the reliable precision of Swiss movements to create one of the most desired watch brands in the world. You can explore more about this watch and others Panerai watches on finance online.
High-End Luxury Watches From New Cavendish Jewellers
Many people wear these amazing timepieces, relying on them daily, without knowing where they originated. Hopefully, this helpful guide will help you appreciate your current watch and perhaps be inspired to discover new high-end watches on finance from New Cavendish Jewellers. You can find these watches online or try them in person in our London showroom. Contact us to ask our watch experts anything about your potential new purchase.