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Swiss watches and the noble status surrounding them

30 September 2012 No Comment

Swiss Watch

Swiss Watch

In this article, we will discuss the Swiss watch making companies in brief detail and examine what they do and the reason for their popularity. There are many world renowned and globally respected Swiss watchmakers spread all over the globe and ensuring their century old tradition of timekeeping amalgamated with modern standards.

The companies under discussion are:

1: Omega

2: Tissot

3: Longines

4: Breitling

They are the mega four Swiss watchmakers.

The Swiss watches represent the human capability in engineering and also emphasize the importance of time itself. The Swiss watches are known to be accurate to the last second anywhere around the world. The Swiss watchmakers are keen to improve constantly, innovate continuously and renew the movements of watches.


Now, omega, the watch making giant will be the official timekeeper of the biggest sports event of the world. Omega has always been innovative and good with timekeeping for accomplishments of athletes. Also, they record the movements of the athletes too and have earned themselves a place in Olympic history.


Breitling is a prominent watchmaking company, which was founded in 1834 and has been instrumental in invention of wrist worn chronograph. The Swiss watchmaking company has been making technical watches and making itself the only corporation in world, which is equipped with the chronometer certified movements.

Breitling, by the way, is the only family run watch makers of the world and last of its kind. They have their very own mechanical chronograph movements in their workstations.

The Swiss watches are a landmark in themselves and the ultimate example in precision engineering even on a minuscule scale and on the whole are exemplary.


Longines is another Swiss watchmaking company which was established some 175 years ago and now packs some elegant and crafty pieces of men’s and ladies wrist watches. They are elegant and classy. The Longines La Grande Classique watch and Longines Prima Luna watch are the most famous watches of all times.

Precision and elegance are married and produce great progeny. The Longines Conquest Heritage range of gent watches is terrific and caters to any male. Longines are known for their heritage and innovation.


Another big name in the watch making industry is Tissot. Tissot was established in 1853 and have become a force to be reckoned with now. Their wrist watches are so much affordable and are modernistic with accurate timekeeping and remarkable designs to choose from. The materials used in the wrist watches are expensive. A mere 150 pound Tissot PRC 100 watch will last many human lives.



The Swiss watchmakers were the first to introduce the chronographs on our wrists. They are only ones, which have provided us with tachymeters and produced touch screen watches. They have alarms, date and hours too.

Now, there are watches with LCD screens and altimeters, barometers and compasses.

So, go on and buy a wrist watch from a Swiss watchmaker and know why they are so deadly famous?

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