Swiss family firm Chopard successful combines creativity, state-of-the-art technology and exquisite craftsmanship within its highly sought-after watch collections. Since its inception in 1860, the company has become known for its precision and reliability, seen in its high-performance sports models as well as its decorative jewellery watches. Be sure to check out the accompanying high jewellery collection, sprinkled with luxurious gemstones in 18-carat gold settings.
Cartier timepieces are instantly recognisable; a wide variety of styles is united by an inherent elegance, while concealing powerful mechanisms within deceptively sleek casings. Founder Louis Cartier tailored his brand to attain the perfect balance between aesthetics, structure and elegance and this artistic approach to design has produced a range with a timeless sense of style. There is a design to suit every taste; choose the Art Deco Tank watch with its strong lines or the softer rounded shape of the Tortue.
As well as being James Bond’s watch brand of choice, Omega stands out from the crowd for its long-standing commitment to innovation. This pioneering spirit has led the brand to develop watches that have been worn in space, conquered the ocean depths and kept time at 25 Olympic games. These technological advancements have always been complemented by exquisite style; Omega was the first company to make use of the Ceragold process, which allows ceramic watch parts to be adorned with 18-carat gold.
Rolex founder Hans Wilsford was an early wristwatch pioneer, able to develop very small yet extremely precise movements that were so successful that the brand soon became synonymous with precision. One of the world’s most imaginative watchmakers, Rolex was one of the first to develop water-resistant models and incorporate the use of industrial-quality steel in its casings. The company now relies on an international network of skilled craftsmen to produce timepieces such as the iconic Oyster watch.
Founded in 1839, Patek Philippe is Geneva’s oldest independent, family-owned watch manufacturer. This autonomy has given the label complete creative freedom and allows it to honour traditional artisanal techniques while also embracing the latest advanced technology. Its designs are envisioned as investment pieces, created using the highest quality materials with an elegant sense of style that is guaranteed to outlive passing trends.
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