– This company was founded by a Polish watchmaker by the name of AntoniPatek in 1839. At the beginning, Antoni was helped by Polish migrant Franciszek Czapek, but they separated in 1844. One year later Patek joined the French watchmaker Adrien Philippe. This is basically how the company we know today was founded. One of the most important things about this watch manufacturing company is the fact that it creates its own components.
– One of the most popular watches manufactured by this company was an ultra-complicated, 24-functions, pocket watch for Henry Graves Jr. (it is also known as the Supercomplication). It was sold to Mr. Graves in 1933, and auctioned again in 1999 for a whopping 11.000.000$.
– The Logo: A sophisticated brand like this does not need a complicated logo to be identified. Therefore, the logo simply portrays the company’s name, and “Geneve" underneath, written in a simple, black font. On top of the writing rests a black symbol, which looks like a clover overlapping a cross.
– This is a timeless Swedish luxury watches house created by Auguste Agassiz in 1832. The Compagnie des Montres Longines Francillon S.A. was one of the first reputable watch companies in the world. By 2007, the company was already celebrating 175 year anniversary. Its headquarters can be found in Saint-Imier, Switzerland. It is very well known for its “Aviators" watches, and for the timers used at the modern-day Olympics in 1896.
– The Logo: This company’s logo is one with a fascinating history. It has recently celebrated 120 years since it started being used. This means that it is the oldest watch logo in the world. It is also protected in Switzerland by the Federal Office for Intellectual Property (in other words, it will probably not be changed for a long time). The logo basically represents a winged hourglass within a double circle which contained the signature EFCo, and the name Longines.
– It is probably the first thing that you think about when you say “luxury watches". The company was founded by Alfred Davins and Hans Wilsdorf in 1905, in London. It was also ranked number 57 in 2012, on the list of World’s most powerful global brands by Forbes. It was only in 1907 that the watchmaking company was registered under the name that we all know today. At present, the company is a subsidiary of Montres Tudor SA design, and it manufactures some of the most beautiful and expensive watches in the world. It produces over 2000 watches on a daily basis.
– The Logo: With a business name that inspires quality, comes the need for a memorable logo. The logo crown symbol seemed the only solution, because it symbolizes commitment to timepiece excellence. The company’s motto (“A crown for every achievement") works perfectly with it. Over the years, the logo has been printed in black, white with a green background but now it has turned into a gold/white crown which illustrates “exquisite".
– This company also goes by the name of Kashio Keisanki Kabushiki-gaisha. Yes, you’ve guessed it: it is a multinational electronics manufacturing company. Its headquarters are situated at Shibuya, in Tokyo. One would expect it to be just another watch manufacturer, but this company also makes cameras and musical instruments. Unlike its predecessors, it wasn’t established as early as, let’s say Rolex. It was actually founded in 1946, but released to the public in 1957, when its first electric compact calculator was invented.
– It is also well known for its contributions in the technological niche. For example, it was the first manufacturer to create a digital camera with an LCD screen. It had 3 mega-pixels and the first true ultra-compact calculator. In 2011,the CEO DCC Arun N released the Casio Prizm (fx-CG10/fx-CG20) – a full-color graphing-calculator.
– The Logo: As far as the logo is concerned, it is as simple as they get. All you can see is the name of the company written in extremely simple font, and a blue-navy color.
– It is a German tech company which manufactures watches, chronometer watches and other related items. It has been privately owned since 1884, when it was founded in Grenchen, Canton of Solothum, Switzerland. A notable aspect about these watches is the fact that they are manufactured in the country, and using Swiss components (which means that they are extremely sturdy and durable). The company used to certificate chronometer models exclusively, but now they focus mainly on watches from three categories. First we have the SuperOceanone, for diving. Then there is the Navitimerwatch, which is dedicated for aviation. Lastly, we have the Breitling for Bentley. Each type of watch is different. For example, the aviation one has many functions, which have now been replaced by modern day technology. Nevertheless, this should not stop you from purchasing such a watch.
– The Logo: works perfectly with the motto of the company: “Instruments for professionals". It is bordered by an anchor and rope which form the letter “B" (the first letter of the company). On each side there is a wing, with the year 1884 underneath. Supposedly, this year is when Breitling was formed.
– Here’s another example of extremely popular, (not surprisingly) Swedish watch manufacturer. At the moment it provides with watches, chronographs, fashion accessories etc. It also markets mobile phones and eye-wear produced by other companies which carry the Tag Heuer symbol. The company was established in 1860 by the brilliant EdouardHeuer, in St-Imier. Sadly, somewhere around 1985, the company was bought out by TAG Group (Holdings) S.A.
– It is one of those companies that team up in order to crush their competitors. In the mid-60s it contributed with Hamilton, against Seiko and Zenith. Of course, these projects were done in the utmost secrecy, so as to avoid the spilling of information from someone “on the inside".
– The Logo: It is more complex than the logos that you have seen on other watches. It is basically represented by a shield-like emblem with green and red. On the top you have the “TAG" acronym which means Techniques d’Avant-Garde, and on the bottom, “Heuer" which adds class and history to the logo.
– This company is an independent hydrocarbon exploration and development service provider listed on the London AIM. Its goal is to become one of the largest oil producers.
– As far as the watch industry is concerned, the Timpex Corporation, which acquired Callanen International (the manufacturer of Guess Watches in 1991) also acquired these firm’s watches and introduced the Timex Data Link. This data link could receive contact & scheduling information from certain software.
– The Logo: This is an example of logo that does not require a lot of bling to be recognized. The name of the company is simply written underneath a symbol that looks like a veil from a ship.
– This is one of the largest producers of mechanical watches, with the headquarters in Oriento Tokei Kabushikigaisha. Starting with 2001 it has become a subsidiary of the Seiko Epson Corporation. The manufacturer is well-versed in both quartz and mechanical watches, but it focuses mainly on the latter kind, which ensures 55% of its international sales.
– This mechanical watches company was established in 1950, in Tokyo, but its initial roots date back to 1901. Initially, the corporation was called Tama Keiki Co., but in 1951 it changed its name. On the exact same date the infamous “Orient star" went on sale.
– The Logo has a deep meaning. Jun Watanabe, the company’s president mentioned that he wants the company to be “nearest to the customer". Therefore, the two lions facing each-other represent the company, its dealers and partners. They symbolize the idea of offering quality and valuable products, while also building strong relationships with clients. The two lions hold a crowned-emblem with the first letter of the company inside.
– According to the company’s leaders (and not only), it holds the worlds records for accuracy. Not only has this company developed the first diver’s watches, and certified marine chronometer wristwatches, but it is also a leader in sports timekeeping. These achievements and many others ensured that the watch manufacturer would become one of the world’s leading companies in the field.
– The corporation has its headquarters in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland. It was founded in 1848, but has been operating since 1917. Back then it provided with official timekeepers for combat units and lunar watches for NASA. You might have heard of it because it is also the official timekeeping device provider for the Olympic Games since 1932. Even James Bond wears one in his most successful movies.
– The Logo: This is another example of logo which proves that simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. It consists of the omega symbol in the Greek alphabet, and the name of the company underneath it.
– This Japanese company is best known for its production of watches, clocks, semiconductors, optical products and electronic devices. Its full name is ‘Seiko Holdings Corporation" and it was founded back in 1881 by Kintaro Hattori. At the beginning, it was called “K. Hattori", but after 10 years, the name was changed to Seikoshawhich literally means “House of exquisite workmanship".
– After approximately 40 years (in 1924) the first branded watch was released for sale. In 1969, the first quartz watch (called the Astron) was made available for purchase. Sources say that it cost roughly the same price as a medium-sized car.
– The Logo: consists of a blue background on which the name of the company is written. No bling-bling, no crowns, nothing.
– This company is a subsidiary of the larger Seiko Watch Corporation. It is basically a selection of over hundreds of models, designs and technologies which are developed every year, and sold through the dealer networks in Africa, Fiji, Oceania, Canada and Europe.
– The Logo: You will easily be able to recognize the logo after its symbol. On the left, there is a blue-fuchsia L symbol, with the name of the company to the right.
– This watch making company is very well known as one of the most professional high-end luxury Swiss watch manufacturers. It was established in 1865 by Georges Favre-Jacot (who was only 22 then) and Le Locle. What’s even more outstanding is the number of prizes it has received: over 1565 1st-place precision awards to date.
– The Logo: here’s another example of simple, yet elegant logo. There are no symbols except a black star on the top of the company’s name. Underneath the name stands written “Swiss watch manufacture, since 1865".
– You are probably already used to all the luxury-watch companies to be Swedish. This one is no exception. This luxury watch-making company was founded in 1888 by Adolf and Alfred Kurth. At the moment it is an affiliate of the Swatch Group. By 1972 the company had already employed 900 people, and produced over 600.000 watches every year.
– It produced its first wristwatches in 1938, but always focused on creating ladies watches because men used pocket ones during that time.
– The Logo: is surprisingly simple and elegant. It holds the name of the company on a red background, and underneath it, written in small font lies “time maker 1888".
– You could call this company sort of a “late-bloomer". It became more popular only in the early 1950s, after the introduction of its Airman Model. This was a 24hour watch favored especially by military and commercial pilots. As a matter of fact, the Airman watch was used by U.S. Air Force pilots during the Vietnam War.
– The Logo: This company’s logo also has a crown. The rest of the logo is fairly simple. The crown sits on top of the name of the company. Underneath the company name lies written “swiss".