Top 10 Most Popular Watch Brands

The kids had a great time! We decided to take a look at the 10 most popular watch brands you searched for – your 10 most popular watch brands in alphabetical order:

Audemars Piguet
Founded in 1875, Audemars Piguet is one of the few large independent brands. It is the oldest watch brand still managed by descendants of the founding family and one of the most popular watch brands on the market today. Audemars Piguet was the first company to launch the Royal Oak, a high-end stainless steel sports watch that remains one of the brand’s bestsellers today. In 2019, they launched a new series: Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet.

Jacobs & Co. replica
Jacob & Co was founded in 1986 by diamond designer Jacob Arabo. He quickly built a following among celebrities. An avid watch lover, Jacob started producing his own watches in 2002. He was known for his diamond-encrusted men’s watches, before moving on to more technical pieces. The first milestone was the Quenttin in 2006, which featured a vertical movement with a transverse tourbillon and a power reserve of 31 days in 7 barrels. The astronomers introduced below have caused a stir in the watch world. Astronmis paints a vision of the celestial world, with planetary indicators in constant motion under the control of a three-axis tourbillon.

Richard Mille
Richard Mille founded his own watch brand under his own name in 1999 after working for several French watch companies for many years. The first Richard Mille fake watch was the RM 001 Tourbillon, limited to 17 pieces. Each Richard Mille model has a reference number, but they are not all published in chronological order, as some models took longer to develop than others. Richard Mille is one of the most popular watch brands for “newcomers” in the watch world, and his watches are often the holy grail of many collectors.

Founded in 1905 by Hans Wilsdorf and Al​​​lfred Davis – Rolex is a brand that needs no introduction. They are arguably one of the most famous brands in watchmaking and one of the most popular watch brands in the world. Rolex invented the first water-resistant watch, and was the first watchmaker to receive a watch chronometer certification. A Rolex Daytona 1969 previously owned by Paul Newman sold at auction in 2017 for $17.8 million, the most expensive watch sold at auction prior to 2019.

Panerai was founded in Florence, Italy in 1860 by Giovanni Panerai. Today, Panerai remains one of the unique and well-known brands loved by many. Their most famous models are Radiomir and Luminor. Radiomir was designed in 1938 as a dive watch for the Italian Navy and has been part of its standard equipment for many years. In 1949, Panerai took action to reformulate its luminescent dial paint and registered its new luminescent chemical as Luminor. In 1993, they launched the first three models available to the public. Actor Sylvester Stallone discovered the brand while filming Daylight in Rome, and he bought the Luminor Marina and wore it in front of the camera, resulting in an unexpected marketing boost. The rest, as they say, is history!

Patek Philippe
Patek Philippe is the last independent family-owned Geneva watch manufacturer in existence today and is considered by many watch enthusiasts to be one of the most prestigious watch brands. Patek Philippe creates and designs all the components they need for their movements and cases, which are assembled and finished in-house. Owned by the Stern family since 1932, the company is today managed by President Thierry Stern and his father emeritus, Philippe Stern. Patek Philippe holds the world record for the most expensive timepiece ever sold at auction – in 2019, the Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime sold for $31 million at the Only Watch auction.

Code 41
CODE41 was launched in 2016 by watch designer Claudio d’Amore and a group of friends in the watch industry. They funded their first watch on Kickstarter and raised over CHF 500,000 in the first round. There are four collections today: Anomaly-01, Anomaly-02, X41, DAY41, and, most recently, the NB24 Chrono. CODE41 prides itself on its transparency in origin, development and price. When they plan a new watch, they contact the CODE41 community and they vote on every step of the project, from case size to movement.

FP tour
About 40 years ago (1983), Francois-Paul Journe introduced his first pocket watch to the world. This timepiece has been meticulously handcrafted with attention to timing and detail, leaving an indelible benchmark in the eyes of collectors. Since then, FP Journe has continued to be one of the most sought-after watch brands by collectors around the world. FP Journe Haute Horology timepieces are rare and complex masterpieces.

Founded in 1980 by Carlo Crocco, Hublot is one of the youngest major watch brands. In 2004, Jean-Claude Biver joined the company as CEO and the following year launched the brand’s flagship collection, the Big Bang chronograph. The Big Bang Theory remains one of their best-selling products today. In 2008, Hublot was acquired by the LVMH group, which also owns watch brands such as TAG Heuer, Bvlgari and Zenith. Hublot is very active in collaborations and is actually the first watch brand to sponsor football starting with the Swiss national team. Hublot replica is also the first brand to use rubber as a strap material on luxury gold watches. Contrary to most brands, each Hublot boutique is unique, inspired by its location, such as in a Swiss ski resort where you find yourself in a cozy chalet.

Swiss watch brand IWC Schaffhausen was founded by Americans in 1868. Florentine Ariosto Jones of Boston sails to Switzerland in search of a place to produce his dream watch. He started the first real watchmaking production facility in Schaffhausen using the power of the Rhine. Today, IWC replica is owned by the Richemont Group and is known for its complications, pilot’s watches, Aquatimer diving watches and the much-loved Portofino and Portofino collections. The Aquatimer was the first watch to be water-resistant to 2000 meters. Their Big Pilot’s Watch is probably their most recognizable timepiece, with their signature onion crown and large dial.