Artisans of luxury watch winding cabinets: interesting information about leading watch brands

As lovers of luxury Swiss watchmaking and artisans of luxury watch winding cabinets, we would like to show you some of the leading international brands that have become what they are today; luxury watchmakers, oozing technical excellence, a superlative quality in the materials and finishes, an immeasurable beauty and good taste in everything that comprises the wrist pieces. 

We have spent many years designing and manufacturing luxury watch winding cabinets in a completely artisan and bespoke way for each customer.  

Their unique and elegant designs, their manufacture with attention to detail, their versatility, as well as the long list of options of combinations and customisable elements they contain, make them unique display cabinets in Spain and throughout the world. The perfect packaging for the type of watches we show you below. Don’t you think?

Here you have some of the best-known Swiss watch brands and with a long history in the world of luxury watchmaking.

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PATEK PHILIPPE

When we talk about Patek Philippe, we are talking, in just a few words, about the watch par excellence. 

A watchmaking company founded in 1839 by Antoine Norbert de Patek and François Czapekm which is currently the leading Swiss watch company, the most popular and flagship of the country and the whole world.

We’ll tell you a little bit about its history. In its first few years, the company already started out strong, manufacturing and patenting the keyless winding and hand-setting system of 1845, but it wasn’t until 1868 when it manufactured its first Swiss wristwatch for Countess Koscowicz of Hungary.

The truth is that we are looking at a company with a long list of patents, thanks to its continuous commitment to innovation and excellence within luxury watchmaking, as shown by some of its most significant milestones and historic advances, such as the perpetual calendar, chronograph, minute repeater on watches or first sapphire watches. 

Today, the company is in the hands of the Stern family. Their watches, pieces and collections are symbols of high purchasing power, sophistication and technical virtuosity, being one of the most expensive manufacturers in the world and the mirror to look into for all watchmakers and lovers of luxury watchmaking. 

Apart from its usual collections and more representative ones such as the “Grand Complications” series or the historic “Calatrava”series, among others,  the company also designs personalised watches for specific customers, which turns these watches into exclusive and unique pieces, within the reach of a chosen few. 

It is important to consider that Patek Philippe watches have been sold for stratospheric figures, such as the one purchased by millionaire Henry Graves in 2008, at an auction in Hong Kong, the 5002P Sky Moon Tourbillon model, for almost twelve million dollars. 

As its President, Thierry Stern, rightly says: “The essential value of any company is passion”.

And this is what Patek Philippe conveys in each one of its watches.

ROLEX

As the brand itself says on its website “For over a century, Rolex watches have accompanied explorers and achievers around the world, from the top of the highest mountains to the deepest reaches of the ocean”. The truth is that we are looking at one of the best-known and representative brands of luxury Swiss watchmaking, founded in London by Hans Wilsdorf in 1905. This passionate watchmaker though he could make much more reliable wrist watches, incorporating a small movement within them of high precision, manufactured by a watchmaking workshop in Berna, Switzerland.

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In 1926, and with the company already established in the city of Geneva, it launched the first watertight immersible watch, the revolutionary and popular “Oyster” model, which was equipped with a hermetically sealed box, capable of guaranteeing a degree of protection and resistance for the watch that had never been seen before.

It is worth noting one of its more representative models and which is the infamous “Submariner”, not to mention its latest and new edition of its “Deepsea” deep sea diving model. This great looking version of its flagship model is dedicated to the cinema director James Cameron and appears in the “Deepsea Challenge 3D” documentary in the Museum of Natural History in new York.

The film shows James Cameron’s historic dive in the Mariana Trench, a feat achieved with the backing of Rolex and National Geographic.  The objective of the expedition was to reach and explore the deepest point of the ocean, located 11 kilometres deep.

This fabulous piece had no problems in withstanding the challenge and established new standards in terms of resistance and precision.

Rolex is also one of the watch brands with the highest production capacity in the entire world, managing to manufacture an average of two thousand watches every day. 

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LONGINES

Longines is a brand founded in 1832 by August Agassiz. It is known and famous around the world for its lines and designs of aviator watches. It supports numerous sporting events throughout the world and has become a true symbol of passion and striving for excellence. An interesting fact we would like to mention is that Albert Einstein had a pocket watch and a wristwatch from this brand.

Another historic milestone can be found in the fact that they were the first to launch a digital watch with an LCD screen in 1971, which has subsequently been used and copied by an endless list of brands up to the current day. 

In the 1980’s, it launched its Longines VHP model onto the market; this is the first thermocompensated quartz watch, which achieved a rate of plus or minus less than one second each month.

Other interesting facts that demonstrate the experience and grandeur of this Swiss brand can be seen in the fact that it has almost one hundred and ninety years of history and, at the start of the 21st century, it had already produced more than thirty million units of its watches.

Nowadays it has a variety of both men’s and women’s collections. Some of the most popular and best-selling watches are the models Lindbergh, Weems, Legend Diver, Conquest, Hydroconquest or Flagship.

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TISSOT

Tissot is a luxury Swiss watchmaking company that started to manufacture watches in 1853 and belongs to the Swatch group.  It was founded by the watchmaker Charles-Felicien Tissot in 1853.  

But it was his son, Charles-Emile who took charge of the international expansion of the brand and of relocating its initial premises to a modern factory situated in the Swiss city of Le Locle, which continues to be its location today.  In 1930 it launched the first anti-magnetic watch and in 1944 its first automatic watch.

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In the 1970’s, it became the top Swiss producer of watches and the third in the world. As a differentiating factor, in recent years, it has developed the “T-Touch technology” or touch glass technology, characterised by the incorporation in some of its watches of a touch-sensitive sapphire coated glass.

One of its latest additions is the “Gentleman” model. A beautiful and elegant watch which incorporates its Powermatic automatic movement with a silicone balance spring with up to 80 hours of power reserve and inspired by the aesthetics of the 1960’s. 

Tissot is also a brand which is famous for being the official timekeeper of Moto GP and of various world cycling championships, among other large events.

Tissot es también una marca muy conocida por ser el cronometrador oficial de Moto GP y de distintos campeonatos mundiales de ciclismo, entre otros grandes eventos.

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These are just four examples from the list of brands that make up what is known as luxury Swiss watchmaking. Ideal pieces to store in our luxury watch winding cabinets. 

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