World's Top 10 Super Luxury Watch Ranking

I came accross the top 10 super luxury watch ranking at
http://www.watchesranking.com/news/Ranking-World-…

what do you think?

Rank #1 Patek Philippe
Rank #2 Blancpain
Rank #3 Vacheron Constantin
Rank #4 Breguet
Rank #5 Audemars Piguet
Rank #6 A.Lange&Sohne
Rank #7 Ulysse Nardin
Rank #8 Piaget
Rank #9 Bovet
Rank #10 Arnold & Son
Rank #11~100 @ http://usnews.watchesranking.com/

Rank #1 Patek Philippe
Patek Philippe
Rank #1
Overall score 100
Avg Price $52,064
Founded in 1839
Origin Switzerland
Craftsmanship 9.9
Reliability 9.9
Investment 9.9
Recognition 8.24

Patek Philipp is ranked #1 at watchesranking.com in High end Luxury category.

Editor's Review: When one speaks with watch collectors, dealers, and enthusiasts from all walks of life, one brand is consistently singled out as being "the Rolls-Royce of watches". Like that esteemed auto manufacturer, it is a name that has become synonymous with perfection, exclusivity and the finest craftsmanship. The company is Patek Philippe, and its history offers a compelling insight into how this unique, family-held watch company has dominated the Swiss watch industry for over 160 years.

Rank #2 Blancpain
Blancpain
Rank #2
Overall score 99.2
Avg Price $53,816
Founded in 1735
Origin Switzerland
Craftsmanship 9.6
Reliability 9.7
Investment 9.7
Recognition 8.69

Blancpain is ranked #2 at watchesranking.com in High end Luxury category.

Editor's Review: Blancpain is a Swiss watch manufacturer, founded in 1735 by Jehan-Jaques Blancpain. Blancpain is currently owned by the Swatch Group along with other famous brands like Omega and Breguet. Nick Hayek, the son of Swatch Group's founder and chairman, Nicolas Hayek, is running Blancpain. Less than 10,000 are created a year and each watchmaker is given the ability to personally build a complete watch rather than line production. Blancpain watches are elegant and stylish and true to the company slogan, "Since 1735, there has never been a quartz Blancpain watch. And there never will be."

Rank #3 Vacheron Constantin
Vacheron Constantin
Rank #3
Overall score 98.2
Avg Price $59,698
Founded in 1755
Origin Switzerland
Craftsmanship 9.9
Reliability 9.9
Investment 9.9
Recognition 6.57

Vacheron Constantin is ranked #3 at watchesranking.com in High end Luxury category

Editor's Review: The world?s oldest watch manufacturer in continuous operation since 1755 and the founder of the spirit of technical and precious Haute Horlogerie, Vacheron Constantin has been making horological history for over 250 years. From the beginning, it has concentrated on building and consolidating its tradition for technical and aesthetic excellence. This is best illustrated by its timepieces, whose hand-finishing is of an exceptional quality.

Rank #4 Breguet
Breguet
Rank #4
Overall score 97.9
Avg Price $56,634
Founded in 1775
Origin Switzerland
Craftsmanship 9.8
Reliability 9.9
Investment 9.8
Recognition 6.68

Breguet is ranked #4 at watchesranking.com in High end Luxury category

Editor's Review: Breguet was founded in 1775 by Abraham-Louis Breguet in Paris, France. The founder married the daughter of a prosperous French bourgeois and her dowry helped finance his first workshop.Firstly manufacturing pocket watches the watchmaker coined many world firsts before 1800 including the first self winding watch, invention of the gong spring and the anti shock device. In 1801 they celebrated the patent of the tourbillon regulator and in 1810 manufactured their first wristwatch commissioned by the Queen of Naples.

Rank #5 Audemars Piguet
Audemars Piguet
Rank #5
Overall score 97.5
Avg Price $40,154
Founded in 1875
Origin Switzerland
Craftsmanship 9.7
Reliability 9.8
Investment 9.3
Recognition 8.58

Breguet is ranked #5 at watchesranking.com in High end Luxury category

Editor's Review:Audemars Piguet watch company has been designing and manufacturing exceptional Swiss luxury timepieces Since 1875. In 1972 the creation of the famous Audemars Piguet Royal Oak watch, mankind's first high-end steel sports watch, established Audemars Piguet's widespread popularity and prestige in the watch industry. From the simplest styles to the most intricate complications, Audemars Piguet watch collections continue to astonish collectors and watch aficionados with their beauty, elegance, and sophiscated

full ranking at http://www.watchesranking.com/news/Ranking-World-…

Comments (128)

 
Nov 1, 2010 - 3:24pm

What was the watch Terrance gave Ari on entourage? The episode where Allen what's his face dies and Ari gets offered the head of the studio gig?

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Nov 1, 2010 - 4:08pm

Any list that doesn't include Jaeger LeCoultre is highly flawed. Their Gyrotourbillon is the most beautiful and intricate movement I've ever seen.

-MBP
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Nov 1, 2010 - 4:10pm

Wow, I clicked the link, and it places Rolex above Jaeger. This list was compiled by a bunch of morons.

-MBP
 
Nov 2, 2010 - 1:20pm

To everythingsucks,

Hey Buddy, why do u think Jaege shoud be above Rolex?

I guess different people have different perspectives, mostly on emotional side, but what matters most is the ranking methodology, isn't it?

according to those who published the rankings at watchesranking.com, " The rankings are compiled based on five key indicators of quality: Price, Art, Reliability, Investment value and Search engine citation. Scores for each indicator are weighted as shown to arrive at a final overall score.

I guess Rolex have much higher score than Jaeger-LeCoultre in terms of public recognition among search engines and watch magazines. Besides, Rolex is widely known for its investment value. Rolex does excel in these two indicators, which definitely boosts Rolex's ranking among Luxury watch rankings.

which watch do you wear?
 
Nov 3, 2010 - 2:08am

Here comes Rolex!
Rolex ranks #2 in Luxury watch category with an overall score of 87.1 and an average price of $13,172

World's Top 10 Luxury Watch Ranking
@http://www.watchesranking.com/news/Ranking-World-Top-10-Luxury-Watch-Br…

Rank #1 Cartier.
Rank #2 Rolex
Rank #3 Jaeger-LeCoultre
Rank #4 IWC
Rank #5 Zenith
Rank #6 Chopard.
Rank #7 Jacob & Co
Rank #8 Carl F. Bucherer
Rank #9 DeLaneau.
Rank #10 Panerai
Rank #11-15 @ http://www.watchesranking.com/brand/ranking.jsp?c=2&type=1&tier=11

which watch do you wear?
 
Nov 3, 2010 - 3:20pm

Zenith chronomaster t open. Beautiful watch. It was a gift from my grandparents. (I think it costs around 7K)

As for your actual question of which watch I wear, that would be Tissot. I wear the Zenith on very special occasions only. (I've only worn it once since I got it 2 years ago.

-MBP
 
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Feb 3, 2016 - 9:24pm

Love Blancpain watches, very attractive and also very reliable. My husband has had one for 40 years and is still as good as the day he was given it by his father. As I've always admired it, he decided to buy me a vintage one (I collect vintage watches), so now I'm the proud owner of a beautiful gold Art Deco Blancpain and couldn't be happier!

 
Feb 3, 2016 - 9:25pm

Watches? (Originally Posted: 03/31/2009)

Any suggestions on a nice watch that is in the price range of $500-600? I'd like to get a nice watch before I start this summer, but I'm not looking to drop an obscene amount of money on one, as I could use that money for more important things (rent, food, booze, etc.).

I'm pretty simple. I like an average-sized face, probably black, stainless steel band, and I'm not generally a fan of much going on on the face. All ideas are welcome, thanks!

 
Feb 3, 2016 - 9:33pm

flgators519:
wow i must say youngmoney, one of the ugliest watches ive seen. thank god for the winter summer dial though !

were you offended by my comment regarding Florida in the other thread and was that your comeback? You should maybe read why that dial is there and realize that the watch tells you the time in each timezone and automatically adjusts for solstice and hemisphere. But I'm sure your Dora the explorer timepiece is much more sophisticated. Goooooo Gators!

 
Feb 3, 2016 - 9:30pm

youngmoney, cool looking watch. Too much on the face for me, but I like it better than most.

Edmundo, perfect. Do you think that would come with with a black face and a stainless steel band? It's exactly what I'm looking for. Simple, elegant, and classy.

 
Feb 3, 2016 - 9:38pm

Seriously, if you want a watch either spend like $100 on something decent or spend some real money. Spending in that range just seems silly.

--There are stupid questions, so think first.
 
Feb 3, 2016 - 9:42pm

I think the best bang for your buck in the low- to mid-hundreds range is Seiko. I'm talking in terms of functionality, appearance, mechanics, etc. -- hard to go wrong. Check out timezone.com and you'll see that quite a few others will recommend the same.

​* http://www.linkedin.com/in/numicareerconsulting
 
Feb 3, 2016 - 9:45pm

Have you considered a Tag F1? Some might consider it 'too casual' for banking, but as an analyst you would be fine with most styles of the Formula One. I think the black, non-chrono F1 is a great looking watch, and it is versatile enough that you can wear it into the office and out on the weekends. You can pick up a new one from an authorized dealer for a price within your range, and they hold their value pretty well on the resale market. You could probably save even more with picking up a used one on eBay if you aren't concerned with sellers(assuming you're still getting a real Tag in the end). It's pretty easy to spot the legit auctions, and F1's are bulletproof, so condition is pretty much a non-issue if you want to pick one up secondhand.
http://www.authenticwatches.com/f1mensquartz.html

 
Feb 3, 2016 - 9:46pm

If you want to spend under 5-hundo on a watch take a look at Tissot Chronographs. They're clean-looking, I particularly like the stainless line. Tissot is actually owned by swatch, I believe and you can pick up a nice one for 300-ish.
http://www.watchesonnet.com/T17.1.526.52%20.html?id_partner=4

Personally I would save up for a nicer watch and try to find a deal. Jewelers are willing to haggle big-time these days and you can generally expect to get up to 30% off retail (never buy at retail price, it's just dumb.) I was shopping around at Tiffany's and this guy was selling my watch for more than twice what I paid for it. Ridiculous! I just picked up a Baume & Mercier that retails for 5, sells for 3 online, but I paid for 2 for it.... solid deal. You can find a nice B&M for around a grand, though. Their Classima Executive series is particularly sharp, IMO.

http://www.jomashop.com/classima.html

Though they do not hold their value as well as Rolex's or Cartier's... B&M's are beautifully designed, well-made watches and will be a heirloom investment time-piece. So ask yourself - why spend 500 on an OK watch when you can save up a bit more and spend 1g on a well-known Swiss watch. If you wait a little longer and go for an automatic, all the better.

AG

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Feb 3, 2016 - 9:47pm

Watch rankings (Originally Posted: 05/08/2009)

So I thought I would take time away from ranking banks and rank what really is important to a good banker: watches. So I was wondering if anyone knew of a site that ranked the "hotness" factor of good mens watches, and if not start one right here. I just got Raymond Weil Nabuocco from my folks, its a beautiful watch but I don't know how popular it is. Any favorites or comments on the Weil throw em up.

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Feb 3, 2016 - 9:49pm

http://men.style.com/theupgrader/style/hotlist/dress-watches

However, my personal prestige ranking would be:

1) Breguet
2) Patek Philippe
3) Vacheron Constantin
4) Jaeger LeCoultre
5) A.Lange & Sohne
6) Augemars Piguet
7) Glashutte
8) Blancpain
9) Zenith
10) IWC

Specific models may lead to higher rankings.
And a nice vintage Rolex would score some points too!

 
Feb 3, 2016 - 9:52pm

I know watches have been beaten to death in other topics, but I wanted to ask what people think about leather straps? I think like the relaxed classical look, but don't want to come off as a douche in interviews if leather straps are perceived as arrogant. Anyone have any watches in mind for the mid hundred range (500-650ish)?

 
Feb 3, 2016 - 9:59pm

^ Could you go into further detail with douche-ey? It was the same price as an entry IWC I was looking at.

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Feb 3, 2016 - 10:01pm

Bumping this thread.

I've read all the comments about how you can get by on a timex in IBD etc, but I've got about $1000 saved up and I want to buy a classical, clean watch. Not buying to impress anyone, just for myself.

That said, does anyone have any advice for a watch ~$1000? I was thinking about: http://www.longines.com/watches/the-longines-master-collection/L2.665.4…

 
Feb 3, 2016 - 10:02pm

tuaj:
Bumping this thread.

I've read all the comments about how you can get by on a timex in IBD etc, but I've got about $1000 saved up and I want to buy a classical, clean watch. Not buying to impress anyone, just for myself.

That said, does anyone have any advice for a watch ~$1000? I was thinking about: http://www.longines.com/watches/the-longines-master-collection/L2.665.4…

Good choice. You may also want to look at Baume & Mercier, or a simpler TAG Heuer Carrera (non-chronograph).

However, if I was in your shoes, I'd wait until you can afford something in the $2000-3000 range and get a chronograph leather strap. It will look significantly better and you should be happier with the purchase in the long-term. Personally, if I bought a $1000 watch, I'd be waiting until the day I could upgrade it and it wouldn't keep me satisfied very long.

 
Feb 3, 2016 - 10:07pm

tuaj:
Bumping this thread.

I've read all the comments about how you can get by on a timex in IBD etc, but I've got about $1000 saved up and I want to buy a classical, clean watch. Not buying to impress anyone, just for myself.

That said, does anyone have any advice for a watch ~$1000? I was thinking about: http://www.longines.com/watches/the-longines-master-collection/L2.665.4…

Bell & Ross makes a really great watch and have a few watches in that range (actually maybe just north of 1k, maybe like 1000-2000), but for a really nice lower priced watch B&R is really solid.

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Bell-Ross-Vintage-120_W0QQitemZ330354619707QQcm…

(obviously, never get a watch on EBay)

Array
 
Feb 3, 2016 - 10:05pm

tuaj:
This is going to sound ignorant and watch enthusiasts are going to slam me, but what's the technical term for when there's a window in the face of the watch which shows the inner movements?

And what's the consensus on such designs?

Not sure I know the exact term. I call it a "see through window" or a "see through caseback".

If the back of the case is transparent -- that's generally pretty cool and others aren't able to see it.

If there is a window showing off the movement on the front of the watch -- eh, I guess it's cool, but it looks way too flashy to me. It's something that screams "ask me about my watch"

 
Feb 3, 2016 - 10:08pm

What do you guys think of these watches? Not looking for anything flashy, just a decently nice watch to wear for interviews. And I don't want a fugly Swatch or Fossil.

http://www.amazon.com/Skagen-Two-Tone-Bracelet-Watch-233LGSC/dp/B0000C9…
http://www.amazon.com/ESQ-Movado-Folio-Stainless-07300770/dp/B000F3QOE8

 
Feb 3, 2016 - 10:09pm

really banker88? the skagen watch can pass for a woman's watch and if you knew anything about nice watches you would know that a true movado never has tickers or numbers because a true boss never has to be on time.
besides most back-office kids have watches from aldo accessories.

 
Feb 3, 2016 - 10:10pm

The overcompensation in this thread can be heard from miles away...I've got a $70 Casio ana-digi and guess what? It's fine. It tells time, recharges the battery by sunlight and syncs to the atomic time server.

If you have a genuine passion for watches that's one thing, but to go around and claim that you have to have a >$2000 watch to be in banking is just sheer madness.

That is all.

 
Feb 3, 2016 - 10:12pm

Alright I've decided to buy a watch cause I don't have a dress one, and I may as well for interviews. I like the classic simple look with a leather strap (no heavy chronographs), and am deciding between these three. Opinions please?

http://www.amazon.com/Bulova-Black-Tortoise-Leather-97B13/dp/B000FVC50M
http://www.glooks.com/watches/s_detail.asp?pid=T52.1.421.13&brandname=t…
http://www.glooks.com/watches/s_detail.asp?pid=T52.5.421.13&brandname=t…

 
Feb 3, 2016 - 10:13pm

[quote=banker88]Alright I've decided to buy a watch cause I don't have a dress one, and I may as well for interviews. I like the classic simple look with a leather strap (no heavy chronographs), and am deciding between these three. Opinions please?

http://www.amazon.com/Bulova-Black-Tortoise-Leather-97B13/dp/B000FVC50M
http://www.glooks.com/watches/s_detail.asp?pid=T52.1.421.13&brandname=t…
http://www.glooks.com/watches/s_detail.asp?pid=T52.5.421.13&brandname=t…]

Do you want us to help you pick out your socks in the morning too?

 
Feb 3, 2016 - 10:36pm

my dad knew the guy who set up IWC. The watches are not great quality relative to other swiss watches. But the chap who owns it got a really cheap slot on an F1 promo, had his logo dripping off the cars - rich people bought, then suddenly it becomes prestigous - now everyone buys.

I don't think you can really rank luxury watches though. It's hard to compare a brietling with a rolex with a patek, because they all have such distincitive styles that you just find the one you like (and save up for twice as long if its a patek!)

Like art, all matters of style are pretty personal!

 
Feb 3, 2016 - 10:38pm

SquareMileMan:
my dad knew the guy who set up IWC. The watches are not great quality relative to other swiss watches. But the chap who owns it got a really cheap slot on an F1 promo, had his logo dripping off the cars - rich people bought, then suddenly it becomes prestigous - now everyone buys.

I don't think you can really rank luxury watches though. It's hard to compare a brietling with a rolex with a patek, because they all have such distincitive styles that you just find the one you like (and save up for twice as long if its a patek!)

Like art, all matters of style are pretty personal!

Did you pull this info out of your ass? Or is your dad legitimately over 150 years old because IWC was founded in the 1800's...

Let me remind you that IWC was ranked #1 in the yearly Luxury Brand Status Index Surveys two years in a row...

and to even put Breitling in the same sentence as Rolex and then to even put Rolex in the same sentence as Patek is madness...

 
Feb 3, 2016 - 10:41pm

I found the best watch ranking i've ever seen

World's Top 10 Super Luxury Watch Ranking
(by www.watchesranking.com)

Rank #1 Patek Philippe
Rank #2 Blancpain
Rank #3 Vacheron Constantin
Rank #4 Breguet
Rank #5 Audemars Piguet
Rank #6 A.Lange&Sohne
Rank #7 Ulysse Nardin
Rank #8 Piaget
Rank #9 Bovet
Rank #10 Arnold & Son
Rank #11~100

full top 100 watch ranking at
http://usnews.watchesrnaking.com

which watch do you wear?
 
Feb 3, 2016 - 10:43pm

coz it's heavy duty but not very elegant. i personally prefer the sports-elgant watches. the ones with hands but with timer as well.

important: don't go for solars. i have it from good source that they tend to fuck up.

i have an orient. very good watches, not too expensive. then again they'll probably cost more than 40$, but the good watches are also very durable. my watch guy called the one he sold me a tractor. i liked his use of words. i basically warned him that i tend to drop my watches, sometimes from two stories (accidentally!) so he gave me my current watch. can go in saltwater, sandwater, acidwater... but it cost about 250$
http://www.orient-watch.com/product/index.html
warmly recommended, if you can find it.

random hackneyed words of wisdom

"... then, lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who, being naughty in My sight, shall snuff it."
 
Feb 3, 2016 - 10:48pm

World's Top 10 Super Luxury Watch Ranking (Originally Posted: 10/31/2010)

World's Top 10 Super Luxury Watch Ranking
by Kevin Wan

Rank #1 Patek Philippe
Rank #2 Blancpain
Rank #3 Vacheron Constantin
Rank #4 Breguet
Rank #5 Audemars Piguet
Rank #6 A.Lange&Sohne
Rank #7 Ulysse Nardin
Rank #8 Piaget
Rank #9 Bovet
Rank #10 Arnold & Son
Rank #11~100 @ http://www.watchesranking.com/news/Ranking-World-Top-10-highend-Luxury-…

World's Top 10 super luxury watch ranking from http://usnews.watchesrnaking.com

which watch do you wear?
 
Feb 3, 2016 - 10:53pm

I'm not a huge fan of TAG typically (and I'm not sure why) but I do think that is a really nice looking watch. I don't know enough about timepieces to offer solid advice on whether it would be a good purchase or not. There are a fair number of watch aficionados on WSO so I'm sure you will get some better advice.

Regards

"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant, it's just that they know so much that isn't so." - Ronald Reagan
 
Feb 3, 2016 - 10:54pm

For that price point, you could get an Omega as Banker88 suggested. (I'm not a fan of TAG either cphbravo, I think some of their watches are overpriced for its brand...)

For ~3k, if you REALLY look, you may find an entry level IWC. But it wouldn't have the same complications as the one you picked - it would be a very bare-bones IWC. I saw a plain portofino (non-chrono) for under $3K. Or a Mark XVI (http://www.alanmarcusco.com/noframes/iw3255-01.htm).

Another option is looking second-hand. A lot of people (for whatever reason) do catch and release a lot (buy a watch, wear it a month, sell it for lower), so if you're lucky - you could find a month-old watch for 80% of the market price, affording you to look at brands and models that are otherwise out of reach.

There are also entry-level Rolexes for 3k+ (I think? Not too knowledgeable on Rolexes - some other WSO can comment here). There's some Breitling watches (there are mixed opinions on whether its good value or not) around that range. And if you are willing to try non-mainstream brands, you can also take a look at Nomos for that price, and Frederique Constant if you want to go $1-2K.

 
Feb 3, 2016 - 10:55pm

agree with Omega Speedmaster Pro. or go with an auto seamaster. i like some of the oris and fortis watches as well, some fall below that price point

"I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people"
 
Feb 3, 2016 - 10:59pm

Is it just me, or is the question of a watch purchase's acceptance in the workplace the ultimate sign of insecurity? One of these threads is started on a weekly basis.

One of my favorite quotes is from Satchel Paige, the pitcher, who said "Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you." If you're always looking over your shoulder to see who's checking out your gear, you probably shouldn't be investing large sums of money for your bank or clients, because they won't give a shit about your personal appearance beyond its acceptance in the workplace. Isn't there a watch on the lower left of your computer screen?

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