It’s February and love is in the air at Charles Martin Watch Company! We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 watch brands that people have been falling in love with for hundreds of years.
1 – Rolex
A Rolex is always cherished, but it also transcends its material value and takes on a personal meaning. Whether it is an heirloom, a milestone of success or a gift, a Rolex watch frequently becomes an emotional symbol that brings to life exceptional moments. Forbes ranked Rolex 64th on its 2016 list of the world’s most powerful global brands. Rolex is the largest single luxury watch brand, producing about 2,000 watches per day.
2 – Patek Philippe
Ask the owner of a Patek Philippe to talk to you about their watch, and you will hear a story of passion, love and tenderness. A Patek Philippe is far more than a means of telling the time; it is a unique, personal object steeped in precious memories. The purchase of a Patek Philippe is often related to a personal event – a professional success, a marriage or the birth of a child – and offering it as a gift is the most eloquent expression of love or affection.
3 – Vacheron Constantin
Vacheron Constantin is a luxury Swiss manufacture of prestige watches and a brand of the Richemont group. In 2017, in keeping with the tradition of excellence, Vacheron Constantin is unveiling its new Hallmark of Geneva certified astronomical and striking watches with exceptional complications.
Breguet is a Swiss manufacturer of luxury watches.To create the style that time cannot age, A.-L. Breguet turned to the classical rules of proportion and order. As in all precious objects, it is the sum of detail that gives a watch its particular presence. The unique Breguet style includes the Breguet hands, engine-turned dials, the Breguet numerals, the secret signature to prevent counterfeiting and the off-centred dials, among others.
5 – Audemars Piguet
For over a century, Audemars Piguet has devised endlessly inventive horological masterpieces. Throughout the years, Audemares Piguet watchmakers have surpassed technical and theoretical boundaries to craft even more demanding mechanisms.
6 – A.lange & Shone
For several generations, the A. Lange & Söhne watchmakers have pursued one goal: to craft timepieces that are at the pinnacle of international haute horlogerie. They follow the rule that Walter Lange once formulated: “There’s something one should expect not only of a watch but also of oneself: to never stand still.”
7 – Jaeger-LeCoultre
In its long and illustrious history, Jaeger-LeCoultre has produced over 1,000 different in-house calibres, an astonishing record the brand is rightly proud of. Sixty of those calibres (many of them among the most complicated in the world) feature across the contemporary collection, making Jaeger-LeCoultre one of the most prolific of today’s in-house movement manufacturers.
8 – Girard Perregaux
Girard–Perregaux is a high-end Swiss watch manufacture with its origins dating back to 1791. Out of the high-end watch collection, one of the most well-known watches of Girard-Perregaux is the WWTC (standing for worldwide time-control) this collection displays 24 time zones on the dial.
Girard-Perregaux is also famed for its signature complication piece: the Bi-Axial Tourbillon; it has released this complication in a number of limited edition watches, including the 2012 release of the Bi-Axial Tourbillon DLC Titanium wristwatch which renovated the trend in line with modern titanium cases.
9 – Ulysse Nardin
Ulysse Nardin is a Swiss luxury watch company with a long history of excellence. Since 1846, the powerful movement of the ocean has inspired Ulysse Nardin in its singular quest: the constant innovation of mechanical timepieces.
10 – Blancpain
Since 1735, Blancpain has been contributing to the development of mechanical watchmaking, while conserving the traditional skills of its founder. Blancpain timepieces express the values that inspire us: authenticity, passion and emotion. They are one of the worlds oldest surviving watch makers.
If you own a luxury watch like the ones listed above, make sure you keep it in the best condition possible – all services booked in February will receive 10% off. Or why not treat your loved one to a ‘his and hers’ service this February and receive ‘hers’ at half price?
Call us today on 0188 560002 and quote ‘Valentine’ to receive your discount.