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Top 10 Favorite Watches in America

Ever wonder what America’s favorite watches are? Chronolytics published an overview of the top 50 most popular watch brands in the USA. Here we’ve listed the top 10 from their list to explain why they’re our favorites too:

 

1. Rolex

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Of course, is should come to no surprise that Rolex makes the top of the list. Since it was founded in 1905 by Alfred Davis and Hans Wilsdorf, Rolex has grown to be one of the largest single luxury watch brands, producing about 2,000 watches per day. Every timepiece crafted in their facility is created with the finest materials, advanced technology, and a classic artisan style.

2. Omega

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Known for a variety of styles that range from classic to more contemporary looks, Omega makes it easy to find a watch that suits anyone. Crafted with innovation and class, Omega is known for having famous wearers such as Prince William, Buzz Aldrin, John F. Kennedy, and James Bond in his films since 1995.

 

3. Breitling

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Breitling has long since been the leader of precision-made chronometers in the watchmaking world. Their intricately crafted instruments are created specifically towards aviation (Navitimer) and diving (SuperOcean).

 

4. Patek Philippe

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As one of the most prestigious watch brands in the world, Patek Philippe produces watches with extremely complicated movements and features. Because they are one of the few privately owned Swiss watch manufacturers, their creative freedom allows them to craft truly unique and stunning timepieces.

 

5. Cartier

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The jewelry and watches crafted by Cartier are often associated with those of Royalty. Every accessory they create has elegance, class, and prestige that will have everyone’s head turning.

 

6. Audemars Piguet

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Audemars Piguet is one of the most prominent Swiss watchmakers in the world, They are known for holding true to their roots: every luxury watch is crafted with old-fashioned handmade techniques. Still, they boast a bold, modern style in their latest collections.

7. Panerai

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The best things in life comes from Italy: food, wine, and luxury timepieces. Panerai has been making rustic, handmade watches since it was founded in Florence during the 1860s. Their casual yet adventurous style comes from Panerai’s history as a supplier to the Royal Italian Navy.

8. IWC

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To combine the modern engineering of the US with the artisan craftsmanship of the Swiss, Florentine Ariosto Jones founded the International Watch Company. Every watch they create meets their official motto “Probus Scafusia”, meaning “Good, solid craftsmanship from Schaffhausen.”

 

9. Jaeger-LeCoultre

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A watch by Jaeger-LeCoultre goes beyond a clean, sharp style. Known for having hundreds of inventions and thousands of calibres under its name, it boasts the world’s most complicated wristwatch and the world’s smallest calibre.

 

10. TAG Heuer

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Each timepiece by TAG Heuer is designed for a gentlemen with a sleek, sharp style. The extremely precise complications and features make TAG Heuer’s instruments some of the most desirable in the US.

Watch Comparison: Piguet, Patek Philippe, and Cartier

There’s something undeniably classic and subtly powerful about a intricately crafted steel watch.

 

As we’ve searched through our collection here at Timepiece Perfection, we’ve found three perfect steel-cased watches to review today: AP Royal Oaks, Patek Philippe Chronograph, and Cartier Ballon Bleu.

 

Audmars Piguet Royal Oak

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The watchmakers of Audemars Piguet are known for creating luxury timepieces that implement artistic mastery with technical virtuosity. The exquisite and famous variety in the AP Royal Oaks Collection is why their watches are often featured in our articles. This time, we’ve decided to take a closer look what makes this AP chronograph so impressive.
This AP Chronograph is notably elegant and distinctly masculine. Crafted in stainless steel and utilizing state-of-the-art components, everything from  timekeeping to chronograph features perform flawlessly. And the detail in the Grande Tapestry face and recognizable hexagonal bezel give this timepiece the luxurious Royal Oaks touch.

 

more tech specs:

  • Case width: 41 mm
  • Chronograph function:
    • Column-Wheel chronograph movement.
    • Large central seconds counter hand.
    • 30 minute sub-dial counter located at the 3 o’clock position.
    • 12 hour sub-dial counter located at the 9 o’clock position.
  • AP Caliber 2385
  • Jewels: 37 Jewels
  • Power reserve: 40 hours.
  • Water resistance: 50 m

 

 

Patek Philippe Complication

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As pioneers in innovative complications such as the perpetual calendar, chronograph, and minute repeater, Patek Philippe has always been a leader in the world of watch making. And without a doubt, this watch from their Men’s Complication Collection is nothing short of prestigious.

 

This Annual Calendar Chronograph is the perfect blend of sport and luxury. Made of steel, it’s versatile for both formal and casual wear. It’s play on contrasted colors such as its signature red numeral and hand give this watch a pleasing and eye catching aesthetic. And as a true Patek Philippe, it goes beyond style: its movements are an example of technical panache. With pristine precision, it keeps accurate and reliable time and dates on all apertures.

 

more tech specs:

  • Movement: Mechanical self-winding
  • Caliber: CH 28-520 IRM QA 24H
  • Annual Calendar
  • Chronograph
  • 60-minute and 12-hour mono counter
  • Apertures: Day, date and month
  • Bracelet: Steel with fold-over clasp
  • Case back: Sapphire-crystal case back
  • Water resistant: 30 m
  • Case diameter: 40.5 mm

 

 

Cartier Ballon Bleu

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Unique design elements, high-end materials, and versatile style — that’s what makes a Cartier a Cartier. By incorporating classic looks with a modern twist, this watchmaker has creating a simply stunning unisex watch: the Ballon Bleu.

 

True to the Cartier standard of luxe and ingenuity, this Ballon Bleu is stunning on the wrists of men and women alike. The elegant Roman Numerals lay a path that draw the eye to its gorgeous guilloché dial. The sleek white face is decorated with their signature blue sword hands to keep perfectly accurate time. The convex curves of this case sets this instrument apart as a modern and chic Cartier.

 

more tech specs:

  • Case Width: 36.2 mm
  • Movement: mechanical with automatic winding
  • Crown: fluted set with a synthetic spinel cabochon
  • Dial: silvered guilloché opaline
  • Cartier caliber 076.
  • Case back: sapphire crystal,
  • Bracelet: steel.
  • Water-resistant: 30 meters


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