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Best luxury watches brands in the world

A luxury watch is more than a timepiece. If you imagine the amount of work and detailing involved in the making of each of these watches, then you will begin to understand why these timepieces are considered luxury goods and naturally, expensive.

Cartier

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One of the most respected manufacturers of luxury watches is Swiss brand Patek Philippe. Founded in 1851, it is famous for designing some of the most 'complicated mechanical watches'. Patek Philippe makes its own components. In 2013, its revenue was estimated at €765.6 million.

Michael Kors

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Rolex is a brand synonymous with luxury. Founded in England in 1905 by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis, it is renowned for making the first waterproof watch (Oyster) in 1945. It is also the first watchmaker to obtain the chronometer certification. The company's revenue in 2012 was estimated at $7.4 billion.

Dolce & Gabbana

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Rolex is a brand synonymous with luxury. Founded in England in 1905 by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis, it is renowned for making the first waterproof watch (Oyster) in 1945. It is also the first watchmaker to obtain the chronometer certification. The company's revenue in 2012 was estimated at $7.4 billion.

Dolce & Gabbana

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Founded by Abraham-Louis Breguet in 1775, Breguet is another top luxury brand of watches. The brand is most famous for pioneering the tourbillon watch making technology. Today, it is part of The Swatch Group.

Tag Heuer

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Ulysee Nardin is one of the oldest watch manufacturers in the world having been founded in 1846. This means the company has been in watch production in the last 169 years. It is famous for its precise marine chronometers.

Cartier

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Vacheron Constantin is another prestigious brand established in 1775 by Jean-Marc Vacheron. In 1819, Francois Constantin joined the company as a business partner. Famous people who owned Vacheron Constantin watches include Napoleon Bonaparte, Harry Truman and the Duke of Windsor.

Michael Kors

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Vacheron Constantin is another prestigious brand established in 1775 by Jean-Marc Vacheron. In 1819, Francois Constantin joined the company as a business partner. Famous people who owned Vacheron Constantin watches include Napoleon Bonaparte, Harry Truman and the Duke of Windsor.

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The slogan, "Master of Complications" is identified with Franck Muller watches. Although it is a relatively young brand, having been founded in 1991, Muller timepieces are worn by famous personalities. They are inspired by a combination of modern designs, American styles as well as the traditions of Swiss watch making.

Dolce & Gabbana

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Swiss watch manufacturer Audemars Piguet was founded in 1875 by Jules Louis Audemars and Edward August Piguet. Tiffany & Co, Bulgari and Cartier are a few of the popular customers of the brand. Audemars Piguet is also notable for producing the tiniest 'minute repeater', the first skeleton watch and the world's thinnest pocket watch. In 2012, the company was worth $600 million.

Tag Heuer

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Swiss watch manufacturer Audemars Piguet was founded in 1875 by Jules Louis Audemars and Edward August Piguet. Tiffany & Co, Bulgari and Cartier are a few of the popular customers of the brand. Audemars Piguet is also notable for producing the tiniest 'minute repeater', the first skeleton watch and the world's thinnest pocket watch. In 2012, the company was worth $600 million.

Tag Heuer

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