When it comes to status symbols, few items are more impressive and stylish than luxury watches and for those looking for their ideal timepiece will be spoilt for choice as there are so many fantastic brands to pick from when it comes to men’s watches. Regardless of your budget or particular style tastes, you are sure to be able to find a luxury watch that is ideal for you amongst the many luxury brands there are to choose from out there – such as Panerai, Breitling, Tag Heuer and Baume and Mercier watches.
It is often assumed that all luxury watches originate in Switzerland in some form or other and whilst it is true that there are an awful lot of the very best watchmakers based in Switzerland, you can pick up luxury mens watches that herald from all over the world.
So, let’s take a look at some of the top watch brands out there and which country they originate from…
…..starting, of course, with Switzerland:
There is no other country which is quite as synonymous with luxury watches than that of Switzerland and when you consider some of the brands which are based in the watchmaking capital, it is difficult to see why this is the case. Just some of the most impressive, striking and superbly crafted mens watches to come from Switzerland include:
Undoubtedly one of the biggest names in the watchmaking and one that is very highly regarded for the quality of the timepieces that they produce. Breitling watches have a long and rich heritage in the world of horology and they are famed for the quality of the watches that they create each year and they boast a multitude of different collections to choose from – such as the Breitling Navitimer below:
Baume and Mercier:
Another mainstay of the luxury watch industry and one famed for the immense style and sophistication of their collections of mens watches. Baume & Mercier were established in 1830 and have perfected their watchmaking craft that now has them producing some of the most sought after and admired watches on the market today – such as the breath-taking Baume and Mercier Capeland below:
Up next, we’ve got luxury watches from Italy:
An incredibly luxurious brand of luxury watch and undoubtedly one of Italy’s finest exports when it comes to timepieces. Panerai watches are fairly simple in design but the quality of their construction and understated elegance is beyond compare. Check out the watch below from the Panerai Luminor collection:
U Boat Watches:
Originally designed for use by the Italian navy during WWII, it is fair to say you are buying a luxury timepiece with a bit of heritage and a back story if you opt for U Boat watches. The oversized and stylised watch faces on a U Boat makes them highly distinctive and they have established themselves as one of the most respected watchmakers out there with their many spectacular collections – such as the U Boat from the Flightdeck collection below:
Last but not least, we’ve got the luxury watches that come from France:
Chanel and high fashion goes hand in hand and this is something that is clearly apparent when you come face to face with some of the stunning mens watches that Chanel has to offer. Many wrongly assume that Chanel watches are only for women but this neglects to take into account some of the excellent men’s watches that emerge from this Parisian based fashion house – such as the incredible Chanel J12 below:
So, there you have it – some of Europe’s top luxury watch brands. You are sure to find a timepiece that matches your budget by scouring the globe in search of the different makes and models available.