Cartier, Patek, Rolex – A luxury watch is not just a timing device, for many of us it reflects our taste, our style and very often our personality. High-quality Swiss watches guarantee precision, comfort and flair, as well as lasting value. Expertly crafted, each watch contains a precise timepiece, distinctive dial and quality materials. Besides the Swiss companies, there are also some other interesting valuables, for example from Rome (Italy) but also from Germany, like A. Lange & Söhne. We show you the most beautiful watches from
Watch Brands & Models
If you want to buy a watch that looks good and holds its value (or possibly even increases in value), then you’ve come to the right place, here you’ll find the best watch manufacturers in the world! Which watch brands will increase in value over time? The most expensive watches in the world, check out the rankings and prices here:
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Rolex: Day Date, Daytona & Submariner
The history of Rolex began when the founder Hans Wilsdorf created the first waterproof wristwatch – the Oyster. Over time, he developed more and more models that have become icons of watchmaking. Rolex watches have been on the wrists of pioneers, artists, athletes and visionaries, traveling to the highest peaks and the deepest depths of the oceans.
Prices and the most expensive model
All models, list price and the most expensive model from Rolex.
- Rolex: Most expensive models
Here you can find a comparison of all Rolex models/collections.
- Day Date
- GMT Master
- Oyster Perpetual
- Cosmograph Daytona
- Yacht Master
- Air King
Patek Philippe: Nautilus, Calatrava & Aquanaut
When it comes to luxury watches, there are few manufacturers that can compete with Patek Philippe. Founded in 1839, the Swiss watchmaker is considered absolutely the crème de la crème when it comes to high-end (and expensive) watches. The current record among luxury watches is held by the Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime Ref. 6300A-010 for $31.194 million, auctioned at Christie’s in Geneva in 2019!
All models, list price and the most expensive model from Patek Philippe.
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Breitling: Aviator, Bentley & Chronomat
Throughout its long history, the Breitling luxury watch company has been famous for designing and manufacturing exceptional timepieces. Undoubtedly, Breitling’s numerous groundbreaking innovations led to mechanics as we know them today.
All models, list price and the most expensive model from Patek Philippe.
Breitling Breitling: Most expensive models
- Breitling: Jeweler Rüschenbeck
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Navitimer Superocean Heritage Avenger Premier Aviator Chronomat Bentley
Cartier: Baignoire, Tank Solo & Santos Galbee
Cartier is a French jeweler and watch manufacturer based in Paris. Richemont has owned this company outright since 1998, but was a minority shareholder for years before that. Richemont owns many of the luxury watch manufacturers, as you will see later in this article! The company started out in both watches and jewelry. During this time Jaeger-LeCoultre, now a sister brand of Richemont, created watch movements on behalf of Cartier.
As a jeweler, Cartier works with precious metals, including diamonds and other precious stones. Large Roman numerals that warp to fit the contours of the dial are a characteristic motif of these watches and the hallmark of recognition.
From jewelry and fine jewels to watches and perfumes, Cartier’s creations symbolize the fusion of exceptional savoir-faire and timelessness.
All models, list price and the most expensive model from Cartier.
Here you will find a comparison of all Cartier models/collections.
- Santos de Cartier
- Santos Galbee
- Ballon de Cartier
- Ronde de Cartier
- Tank Solo
- Tank Vermeil
- The Love Collection
- Juste un Clou Collection
- Pasha de Cartier
- Maillon de Cartier
- Clash de Cartier
- Pahntere de Cartier
- Trinity Collection
- Diamond Collection
- Cactus de Cartier
- Ecrou de Cartier
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Ulysse Nardin: Driver, Classic & Freak X
The manufacture that draws inspiration from the sea and has been delivering innovative timepieces for free spirits since 1846.
All models, list price and the most expensive model from Ulysse Nardin.
- Ulysse Nardin: Models and Prices
- Ulysse Nardin: Jeweler Leicht
Here you can find a comparison of all Ulysses Nardin models/collections.
- Marine Collection
- Diver Collection
- Freak Collection
- Executive collection
- Classico Collection
Chopard: Imperiale, Superfast & Happy Sport
It was a big year for Chopard, thanks in part to the release of the Alpine Eagle, the brand’s first ever steel watch and one of the most talked-about watches of the year.
Another great piece that Chopard has done in watchmaking. In this video, you’ll see the Chopard Boutique in Sydney, a warm and inviting space that feels more like a lounge than a retail space.
All models, list price and the most expensive model from Chopard.
Here you can find a comparison of all Chopard models.
- Alpine Eagle
- Happy Sport
- Mille Miglia
- Classic Automatic 40mm
- Happy Diamonds
- L’Heure du Diamant
- Classic Racing
- Ice Cube
Jaeger-LeCoultre: Polaris, Atmos & Master
Since its foundation in 1833, Jaeger-LeCoultre has not only sold its own models, but has also supplied the biggest watch brands, including Vacheron Constantin, Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet.
All models, list price and the most expensive Jaeger-LeCoultre model.
- Jaeger-LeCoultre: Prices and models.
- Jaeger-LeCoultre: Jeweller Müller
Here you will find a comparison of all Jaeger-LeCoultre models.
- Hybris Mechanica
IWC Schaffhausen: Da Vinci, Portofino & Aquatimer
Founded in 1868 in Switzerland (Schaffhausen). Today IWC Schaffhausen belongs to the Swiss luxury goods group Richemon.
All models, list price and the most expensive model from IWC Schaffhausen.
Here you will find a comparison of all IWC Schaffhausen models.
- Pilot’s Watch
- Da Vinci
Bulgari: Diagono, Assioma & Bulgari
Bulgari is in the conversation! “The only word Elizabeth [Queen of England] knows in Italian is Bulgari.” Richard Burton once joked about Elizabeth Taylor, because of her passionate love affair and her jewelry rendezvous in the famous Bulgari store on Via Condotti in Rome. A brand that belongs to the “old” stars but also the new ones. Star that helped the brand to its glory, giving it its rightful place in Italian history.
All models, list price and the most expensive model from Bulgari.
Here you can find a comparison of all Bulgari models/collections.
Glashütte: SeaQ, Pano & Seventies
Glashütte Original is one of the best watchmakers in the world, with a product portfolio and a real track record of producing some of the most innovative and brilliant watches around.
All models, list price and the most expensive model from Glashütte.
- Glashütte: Prices and models.
- Glashütte: Jeweler Roller
Here you can find a comparison of all Glashütte models/collections.
Montres Breguet: Marine,Classique & Tradition
Montres Breguet comes from the watchmaker Abraham Louis Breguet from Paris. One of the most famous buyers is Napoleon Bonaparte. Today, Breguet belongs to the Swatch Group and is based in L’Abbaye, Switzerland.
All models, list price and the most expensive Montres Breguet model.
Here you find again all Montres Breguet models/collections in the comparison.
- Reine de Naples
- Type XX
- Grandes Complications
Unboxing a $40,000 Breguet watch:
Audemars Piguet Omega: Seamaster, Bullhead & De Ville
Omega is the first watch to survive NASA’s test. Since then, Omega has stood for solid work with the same precise mechanics.
All models, list price and the most expensive Audemars Piguet Omega model.
- Audemars Piguet Omega: prices and models.
- Audemars Piguet Omega: Breguet Jeweler.
Here you can find a comparison of all Omega models/collections.
- De Ville
- Dark Side of the Moon
- Moonwatch Professional
- Moon phase
- Aqua Terra 150 M
- Diver 300M
- Hour Vision
- Mark II
- Planet Ocean 600M
- Ploprof 1200M
- Seamaster 3oo
- Speedmaster 38
- Speedmaster 57
- Skywalker X-33
Blancpain: Villeret, Metiers d’Art & Fifty Fathoms
Founded in 1735 by Jehan-Jacques Blancpain in the Swiss Jura, Blancpain is considered the oldest watch brand in the world. True to its tradition of innovation and confirmed by countless horological complications invented over the years, the Manufacture is constantly pushing the boundaries of watchmaking to take this art to places it has never been before.
All models, list price and the most expensive model from Blancpain.
Here you can find a comparison of all Blancpain models/collections.
- Fifty Fathoms
- Metiers d’Art
Panerai: Submersible, Radiomir & Luminor
Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, Audemars Piguet, these three outstanding companies are known for being among the best watchmakers in the world. And rightly so! But what about Panerai?
In this video you can see the Panerai Radiomir 1940 Chrono Monopulsante GMT Oro Rosso PAM00502.
All models, list price and the most expensive model from Panerai.
Here you find again all Panerai models/collections in the comparison.
- Luminor Due
Piaget SA: Altiplano, Piaget Polo & Limelight Gala
Quentin Hébert, Piaget’s Head of Watch Marketing, presents the new Altiplano Ultimate Concept, the world’s thinnest mechanical watch, at SIHH 2018!
All models, list price and most expensive model from Piaget SA.
Here you will find a comparison of all Piaget SA models/collections.
- Limelight Gala
- Piaget Polo
- Possession watches
- Jewelry Watches
- Black tie
Bell & Ross: BR05, Sinn & Vintage 126
When it comes to military inspired watches, there are a few names that need to be mentioned. Sinn is certainly one of them, and Bell & Ross should not be forgotten either.
All models, list price and the most expensive model from Bell & Ross.
Here you can find a comparison of all Bell & Ross SA models/collections.
- Reserve De Marche
- Vintage 123
- Vintage 126
A. Lange & Söhne: Ulysses, Zeitwerk & Saxonia
The Dresden watchmaker Ferdinand A. Lange laid the foundation for Saxon fine watchmaking when he founded his watch manufactory in 1845.
His pocket watches are still highly sought after by collectors all over the world. After the Second World War, the company was expropriated and the name A. Lange & Söhne was almost forgotten.
In 1990, Walter Lange, the great-grandson of Ferdinand A. Lange, dared to restart the company. Today, Lange produces only a few thousand wristwatches made of gold or platinum each year. They are powered exclusively by movements developed in-house, elaborately decorated and assembled by hand.
With 59 manufacture calibres, A. Lange & Söhne has achieved a leading position among the best watch brands in the world in little more than 20 years.
All models, list price and the most expensive model from A.Lange & Söhne.
Here you will find a comparison of all A.Lange & Söhne models/collections.
- Long 1
- Richard Lange
Baume & Mercier: Hampton, Classima & Clifton Club
Baume & Mercier is a watchmaker of the Richemont Group from Geneva. Baume & Mercier specializes in luxury dress watches. From the beginning, this watchmaker has emphasized international availability and has sold its watches in over 100 countries. This means that Baume & Mercier has the largest global reach of any Richemont brand.
Their trademark is the Greek letter Phi because it represents balance to the company.
Simple bezels and delicate markings and inscriptions characterize the brand’s visual design, contributing to an unobtrusive, formal look. Silver indices, understated color schemes and satin finishes extend this subtlety to the sportier collections, including chronographs.
All models, list price and the most expensive model from Baume & Mercier.
Here you can find a comparison of all Baume Mercier models/collections.
- Clifton Baumatic
- Clifton Club
- Classima Lady
Tudor: Pelagos, Royal & Black Bay
It’s not uncommon for large watch companies to have smaller sister companies that offer more affordable options (like these watch groups). One of these is the Swiss watch company Tudor, owned and founded by Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of Rolex.
In 1926, the Swiss watchmaker Veuve de Philippe Hüther had the name “The Tudor” protected, and Hans Wilsdorf concluded a contract for the exclusive rights to this name.
All models, list price and the most expensive model from Tudor.
Here you find again all Tudor models/collections in the comparison.
- Black Bay Fifty-Eight
- Black Bay Chrono S&G
- Black Bay
- Black Bay Bronze
Seiko: Astron, Presage & Prospex
Seiko watches are known for their technological innovations, especially in analog quartz and digital watches. Today, Seiko is one of the most popular and well-known non-Swiss watch brands. Models are also already available in stores at reasonable prices starting at 200 euros.
All models, list price and the most expensive model from Seiko.
Here you can find a comparison of all Seiko models/collections.
- Seiko Premier
- 5 Sports
Roger Dubuis: Easy Diver, Pulsion & Excalibur
Roger Dubuis has been at the forefront of contemporary haute horlogerie since 1995. Firmly anchored in the 21st century, his bold creations embody substantial expertise expressed through the finest watchmaking mechanisms combined with powerful and daring designs.
All models, list price and the most expensive model from Roger Dubuis.
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- Easy Diver
- Golden Square
- Much More
Arnold & Son: Nebula,DSTB & Time Pyramid
Arnold & Son is one of a select group of companies in Switzerland that can call itself a manufactory.
Manufacture is a French term reserved in Switzerland exclusively for watchmakers who develop and produce their own movements. The brand’s expertise in developing and producing its own movements is reflected in an impressive collection of Arnold & Son calibres.
In addition, at least two new models are launched every year. A truly exceptional achievement that puts Arnold & Son on a par with some of the most dynamic manufactures in the watch industry.
All models, list price and the most expensive model from Arnold & Son.
Here you can find a comparison of all Arnold & Son models/collections.
- Time Pyramid
Bremont: Martin Baker, U-2 & Boeing
Watches of exceptional quality. Bremont makes watches in very limited quantities and to a very high specification. Due to the historical connection to aviation, all watches must be tested beyond any normal use and of course be incredibly accurate and durable.
All models, list price and the most expensive model from Bremont.
Here you can find a comparison of all Bremont models/collections.
- Martin Baker
- ALT1-C Polished White
TAG Heuer: Autavia, Link & Aquaracer
Founded in 1860 in Saint-Imier, Switzerland, TAG Heuer is particularly synonymous with precision in sport. Its micrograph was the official timepiece for all major sporting events and 5 times more accurate than any other watch at the time.
All models, list price and the most expensive model from TAG Heuer.
Here you can find a comparison of all Tag Heuer models/collections.
- Formula 1
Montblanc: Heritage, Summit 2 & Star Legacy
Founded in 1906, the company rose as a manufacturer of writing instruments and made its first move into the watch industry in 1997. Its fine watch collection is praised for its craftsmanship and quality.
Montblanc is popular among enthusiasts for its luxurious writing instruments, but also for its precise watch movements. Since Davide Cerrato has been doing the job as Montblanc’s top watch technician, Montblanc’s watch range has steadily increased.
But is that all? No, he is not only known for his writing instruments, but also for his leather goods, glasses, jewellery, perfumes and of course watches.
All models, list price and the most expensive model from Montblanc.
Here you can find a comparison of all Montblanc models/collections.
- Montblanc 1858
- Star Legacy
- Summit 2