Logo smallThere has been a sudden surge of interest back around to not only watches for their convenience but to the high end watches for their artistic and quality features. Almost everyone has a cell phone that has the time available but you have to dig for it from your pocket, or purse, press a button and hope the sun isn’t shining too brightly to see it. A watch allows for a quick flick of the wrist and can flash some brilliant shiny gold or silver and is always a topic for discussion with someone.

New Seiko watch in the boxYou can spend as little as 99 cents for a new throwaway or more than a million dollars for a piece of multi-functional jewelry or anything in-between. Why just last week, I spotted a gold Seiko sitting in its blue box at a well-known Goodwill and paid a total of $39.94 only to find out that it was brand new in the box with papers.

High-End Luxury

It is important to know your brands of watches as to whether you should consider buying a certain brand or passing it over. The following order of columns is my own interpretation of which brands of high-end, luxury watches to aggressively seek out and which ones to pass over and save my money for the first column if ever available. Much of what you see below is biased toward resale value, durability, quality, reliability, longevity, and performance. Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin are also known as the holy trinity of Swiss watches. Please let me know your opinion if you disagree as to their placement. This order is speculative and can be changed with additional, proper information.

Highest High Medium
A. Lange a & Söhne
Audemars Piguet
Patek Philippe
Vacheron Constantin
Tag Heuer
Ulysse Nardin
Baume & Mercier

Pronounce It

Here is a chart for the pronunciation of some favor high-end end names (alphabetical listing). There are many more not listed above. Let me know if you have one you would like to see in the category of high-end watch brands.

Company Forvo Howjsay
A Lange & Söhne
Audemars Piguet link link
Bell & Ross
Blancpain link link
Breguet link
Breitling link link
Cartier link link
Chopard link link
Franck Muller
Girard-Perregaux link
Hamilton link link
Hublot link link
IWC Schaffhausen link link
Jaeger-LeCoultre link link
Longines link link
Louis Moinet
Omega link link
Panerai link
Patek Philippe link link
Piaget link link
Rolex link link
Seiko link link
TAG Heuer link link
Tissot link link
Ulysse Nardin link
Vacheron Constantin link link