When you are on the market for a watch, you will more than likely discover just how many different brands there are to choose from. This can end up making looking for a watch kind of a difficult thing to do. However, if you are in the market for spending some money on a watch and making it an investment then you can't go wrong with Swiss watches because they tend to be a cut above the competition. Their history as well as the precision that goes into creating these watches has been known for a long time. They are of exceptional quality and there are many brands to chooses from.
One brand for Swiss watches would be Audemars Piguet. Piguet has been known as one of the top brands since 1875 when they first started making watches. The creators of the company Jules Audemars and Edward Piguet were old school buddies and both had a huge interest in watchmaking. They started their company with a goal of making the best watches in the world to sell to the general public. The company today is still run by both of the families of these two men. The time that is put into making these Swiss watches and the precision is incredible and they are all to this day handcrafted and are of top quality and extremely durable.
A company older than Audemars Piguet is Patek Philippe and they started making Swiss watches back in 1839. Adrien Philippe was one of the first watchmakers to actually offer watches that had a stem to twist in order to set both the time and the date. He later merged his company with a Polish businessman by the name of Antoni Paek and with the Polish watchmaker Franciszek Czapek who helped him design and create one of the best Swiss brands that can be found. Patek Philippe is another family owned company and they are creative with their designs and they have kept up with technology with their watches. This brand is extremely expensive but their watch creations are worth every penny.
Everyone knows the name Rolex, almost synomous with the rich and famous it seems. This is a brand of Swiss watches that began back in 1908 by Hans Wilsdof and Alfred Davis. This is the brand of watch that seems to appeal to those people who prefer quality over all else and don't even worry about the price of the watch. The hands of the Rolex, which are of tickless movement is one of the features prized by all Rolex enthusiasts. You will still find this feature in the newest of watches the Rolex Submariner 50th Anniversary Watch. This is a waterproof watch that can handle the pressure and the water to 1,000 feet and it is powered by automatic movement.
Breitling is a Swiss watchmaker that started in 1884 when it's founder Leon Breitling started providing chronographs for different industrial companies. Then his so, Gaston took over the business and he started the very first independent chronograph push piece in 1923. The son of Gaston, Willy then moved to the front of the company in 1932 and he signed a big deal that made his company the official watchmakers for the Royal Air Force. Then in 1969 the brand went and pioneered the self winding chronograph technology and that is what changed the entire face of Swiss watchmaking and for the better. The watches are sophisticated and all have state of the art technology and they are a wonderful choice for anyone who is looking to buy a good Swiss made watch that is affordable as compared to Rolex.