World-renowned big brands like Breguet, Patek Philippe, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Vacheron Constantin, they all have their own brand history and characteristics. But one thing is common: they all grew up in the free city of Switzerland. What is so attractive about this city? Can so many well-known brands in the Internet world? I don’t know if this city gives each brand more connotation, or is it under the halo of many brands.
Regardless of the history of watches and clocks or the history of the West, Breguet watches have records. And from the day it was born, the name Baodi has existed for the royal family.
Breguet was born in Neuchatel, Switzerland in 1747. He lived in Paris most of his life and created countless great inventions throughout his life. He was active in every field of watchmaking. A series of breakthroughs made his career continue to climb. High peaks, such as improved automatic watches, invented bell springs for self-belling bells; shock absorbers, etc .; and its simple neoclassical design is even more surprising.
Vacheron Constantin, founded in 1775, has a long history. The founder of Vacheron Constantin is the philosopher Jean Marc Vacheron. He is also a good friend of Rousseau and Voltaire. That is, he established the world’s first watch factory, which was the predecessor of Vacheron Constantin.
In 1891, Vacheron’s grandson and Francois Constantin worked together to change the name of the watch factory to Vacheron Constantin, which is now the name of the watch factory Vacheron Constantin.
Since its establishment in 1833 in Vallée de Joux, Switzerland, Jaeger-LeCoultre watches have not only established themselves as defenders of traditional watchmaking techniques, but are also one of the pioneers in the field of precision timekeeping technology and design. Excellent quality, innovative concepts and exquisite workmanship make Jaeger-LeCoultre watches and clocks the best in the industry.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso is a watch specially launched for polo players in 1931. It is a rare classic among high-end watches. The watch’s roll-over system allows the watch to have two different looks. According to the original intention of the design, the case back is entirely for engraved carved decoration.
Patek Philippe is recognized as the best watch brand in the world. Its outstanding technology and meticulous manufacturing spirit make it unique in the world’s high-end watch industry for more than 150 years. ‘Quality, beauty, and reliability’ is the outstanding tradition of Patek Philippe.
Patek Philippe is still the only manufacturer in the world that uses manual refining and can complete the entire watchmaking process in the original factory, and adheres to the traditional craftsmanship of watches. The Swiss watch industry calls this traditional manufacturing method ‘Geneva’s 7 traditional watchmaking techniques’, which means the integration of the traditional craftsmanship of designers, watchmakers, goldsmiths, watchmakers, sculptors, porcelain painters and jewelers.
Audemars Piguet is the national brand of Swiss watches and clocks. At the 10th Paris Global Watch and Clock Fair held in 1889, Audemars Piguet participated in the Grand Complication. The superb design attracted great repercussions and became famous internationally. , Established a lofty position for the Audemars Piguet in the altar. Today, under the leadership of the fourth generation descendants of the Audemars and Piguet families, Audemars Piguet has achieved great success, and has been highly respected by watch connoisseurs and collectors, becoming one of the top ten watches in the world.
Blancpain-currently the world’s most complex and versatile fully manual mechanical watch. Since 1735, Blancpain has never produced a quartz watch, this purpose will be carried to the end and will never change! Blancpain, the oldest watch brand in existence, does not have a flow-through factory. The manufacturing process is all carried out in old farmhouses, and inlaid by individual watchmakers. To this day, every Blancpain timepiece is inspected by the watchmaker, engraved with a number and signed as a record. Its strict quality control is no different from that of many years ago.
The value of a Blancpain watch lies not only in the time it takes to set it by hand, but also in every detail it takes. Its beautiful classic appearance makes it transcendentally unaffected by changes in the tide and becomes a self-contained watch art treasure.