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12 Feb

Taking a Look at Luxury Swiss Watches


There’s no question about it, when you think about luxury timepieces, the chances are that a multitude of Swiss watches will be the first thing that spring to mind – and understandably so when you consider some of the stunning brands which fall under this umbrella… Bell and Ross, IWC, Tag Heuer and Girard Perregaux watches to name but a few.

Perhaps it is the neutrality of Switzerland that allows their watchmakers to put any petty squabbles aside and focus on making astounding timepieces which are sought after all of the world. Regardless of your style tastes when it comes to luxury Swiss watches, you should be able to find a make and model that matches your budget from an extensive range of brands.

The easiest way of categorizing the best Swiss watches on the market is to bunch them according to price since this lets you see which best fit your budgetary constraints. So, let’s take a look at budget, mid-range and high end Swiss watches and some models.

Up first, we’ve got budget Swiss Watches:

There are a number of different brands which will fall into this category and don’t let their lower price tag fool you, these Swiss watches are incredible timepieces in their own right and look fantastic on any occasion. Tag Heuer watches, for example, are one of the most respected and sought after names in the world of horology but you won’t have to spend an arm and a leg to purchase one of these excellent luxury timepieces.

Tag Heuer Formula 1 – £850 (Approx.)

Tag Heuer F1 Gulf – £795 (Approx.)

Now we’ve taken a look at the sort of stunning Swiss watches that you can get without spending a fortune, let’s turn our attention to the mid-range watches from the likes of Baume & Mercier and IWC. If you’re looking to spend over £1000 on a luxury timepiece from Switzerland, you will certainly find yourself positively spoilt for choice with some of the exceptionally stylish and painstakingly crafted models available on the market. The undeniable quality of the vast majority of men’s watches on the market is plain for all to see but the models below are a shining light for exactly the sort of quality which is available on the mid-range budget:

Baume & Mercier Hampton – £1,355 (Approx.)


IWC Portofino Automatic – £3,250 (Approx.)

Last but certainly no means least, let’s turn our attention to the Swiss watches that break the bank and are for the few individuals for whom money is no object. Fortunately, for those who enjoy the finer things in life, there is no shortage of luxury Swiss watches to spend their money on – and said watches are jaw-dropping to say the least. If you have an interest in timepieces, chances are that you know when you’re in the presence of greatness and some of the high-end men’s watches below are rightly sitting at the top table in the realm of horology. The brands that typically fall into this category will be the likes of Zenith and Girard Perregaux – two of their finest offerings are below:

Girard Perregaux Cat’s Eye – £38,600 (Approx.)

Zenith Class Traveller – £382,000 (Approx.)

So, there you have it – a brief look at the different Swiss watches on the market today in order of price. Regardless of how much you are prepared to pay for men’s watches, you know that you are paying for quality and famous Swiss precision when you opt for the likes of IWC, Bell and Ross, Zenith and Baume and Mercier watches.


This is a guest post from The Watch Gallery. You can visit their website here or drop by their store in London.


Arthur Chan

Arthur is the founder and editor Hommestyler. Men's style and fashion is constantly evolving and this site is a way to help keep you on top of the latest menswear trends.

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