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Ranking 57 Watch Brands (BEST & WORST) – Ft. Federico Iossa

Ranking 57 Watch Brands (BEST & WORST) – Ft. Federico Iossa


Watches are among the many issues we get pleasure from right here on the Gentleman’s Gazette, and we consider a superb watch spherical out an amazing outfit! Selecting a timepiece could be a problem, although, as many manufacturers are out there, and in case you’re trying to put money into a luxurious watch, it’s going to be powerful, as you’ve received value, operate, fashion, and high quality to contemplate! We’ll rank 57 luxurious watch manufacturers with Federico Iossa right now to assist.

Video Transcript [Lightly Edited for Clarity]:

Sven Raphael Schneider: Welcome again to the Gentleman’s Gazette. In right now’s video, I’ll be rating watch manufacturers and in case you’re a daily follower, you realize that I’m not the most important watch skilled, and so I introduced in Federico from “Federico Talks Watches.” Thanks for coming.

Federico Iossa: Pleasure. Thanks for having me. 

Sven Raphael: So it’s gonna be enjoyable to see what the ranking goes to work out to be. Usually, Nathan is right here and he’s an absolute watch nerd. However, he already did some movies with Federico and you may test it out on his channel or on our channel. So, with out additional ado, let’s get rolling.

Rating 57 Watch Manufacturers (BEST & WORST): 1. Rolex

Rolex Explorer 2 Black Dial16570
Rolex Explorer 2 Black Dial16570

Federico: Rolex, strong C- plus. 

Sven Raphael: I’d rank it like a B when it comes to like model recognition, worth.

Federico: Effectively, if we’re speaking about worth and model recognition, it’s an A. However, if we’re speaking about watchmaking and high quality product, which is one thing you’re keen on to speak about on the Gentleman’s Gazette, it’s a C in my humble opinion. Like a strong, like unspectacular, middle-of-the-road luxurious watch

2. Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe Calatrava Automatic Silver Dial 18kt White Gold Men's Watch Clear Silver
Patek Philippe Calatrava Computerized Silver Dial 18kt White Gold Males’s Watch Clear Silver

Sven Raphael: Subsequent up is Patek Philippe. Actually, I believe, within the watch world and watchmaking, the large three. I’d say it’s most likely an A.

Federico: I might agree. I might say A; doubtlessly A-minus as a result of there’s a few loopy independence that is likely to be a bit of bit increased, however positively A. 

3. Audemars Piguet

Audemar's Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Grande Complication
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Grande Complication

Sven Raphael: Audemars Piguet, what do you assume?

Federico: Audemars Piguet. So, it’s a part of the Holy Trinity. Lots of people would put it within the A class. Me being a bit of biased, I don’t love plenty of their chunkier, extra fashionable fashions. I’d say, a B-plus 

Sven Raphael: I imply, I’m firmly satisfied that the Nautilus from Patek Philippe and the Royal Oak; folks wouldn’t love these watches if there wasn’t a hype round them/ I’m a agency believer that folks identical to them as a result of they’re costly. Not less than, once I have a look at them I’m like, “not a watch that I might need to put on.” However yeah, the Holy Trinity. I might have guessed that you’d rank them between A and B someplace.

Federico: Yeah, B-plus is what I might say. B-plus. 

4. A. Lange & Söhne

An elegant timepiece speaks volumes with every fine component
A chic timepiece speaks volumes with each tremendous part

Sven Raphael: Subsequent up, A. Lange & Söhne. I imply, as a German, I believe the status and the cache they carry is certainly extra within the A spread.

Federico: A. Lange & Söhne is an A all the way in which! All the way in which. 

5. Omega

OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Co-Axial Master Chronometer
OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Co-Axial Grasp Chronometer

Sven Raphael: Omega. Effectively, if I requested Nathan, he most likely places them within the A spread, perhaps A-minus. B-plus I might guess. So, I’d say B-plus.

Federico: You already know, I believe it’s an superior watch. I believe you get plenty of worth for cash. However, if I’m rating it solely primarily based on high quality and craftsmanship, then they’re proper there with Rolex. So, I’d say a C. 

Sven Raphael: When it comes to in case you think about worth?

Federico: I imply, the worth… It will get higher worth. I put them solidly within the B, B-plus. However, solely on craftsmanship and high quality, it’s on par with Rolex. It’s a C. It’s simply priced higher than Rolex 

6. Jaeger-LeCoultre. JLC

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Date
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Grasp Management Date

Sven Raphael: Subsequent up, Jaeger-LeCoultre. JLC. They at all times name them like, “the watchmakers’ watchmaker,” proper? I received that, proper? So, let’s say A-minus. Possibly B-plus.

Federico: JLC, positively a B-plus in my e-book. I can’t fairly put them with A. Lange & Söhne and Patek Philippe however, you realize, value-wise, A-plus. High quality craftsmanship, every part general, strong B. 

7. IWC Schaffhausen

IWC Schaffhausen is an understated luxury and highly versatile timepiece
IWC Schaffhausen is an understated luxurious and extremely versatile timepiece

Sven Raphael: IWC Schaffhausen.

Federico: For my American viewers, it’s “I-W-C Schaffhausen.” So, that is an attention-grabbing model as a result of it’s very prestigious. Nice historical past. Recently, their high quality is best – extra in-house actions – however beforehand massively overpriced. I’m torn between a C-plus and a B-minus. Someplace very a lot in between there. 

8. Cartier

Cartier Men's W6701010 Ronde Solo Automatic
Cartier Males’s W6701010 Ronde Solo Computerized

Sven Raphael: Let’s speak, Cartier watches. That’s a tough one as a result of there’s just like the Crash, the Tank, the Santosh, Dumont.

Cartier Tank Watch – The Hallmark of Subtle Magnificence

Federico: It’s very exhausting as a result of Cartier makes a variety of merchandise from quartz fashions which are sufficient to Cartier’s tremendous tremendous watchmaking, which is an A. However I might say, if we now have to take the model as a complete, B-minus. Design, A-plus. However every part collectively, B-minus. 

Sven Raphael: Yeah, design I might say prefer it’s actually iconic and, I imply, sure, they’ve quartz fashions, which inform time extra precisely than mechanical washes, proper?

Federico: Completely. 

Sven Raphael: That’s not what it’s about.

The valuable precious metals used in Cartier products are timeless and gain more value over time
The precious valuable metals utilized in Cartier merchandise are timeless and acquire extra worth over time

Federico: No, you realize under no circumstances. It’s solely one of many minimal elements. 

Sven Raphael: Yeah, customer support Cartier, in my expertise, not that nice. I don’t know what your expertise is.

Federico: So, I really used to work for Cartier. We talked about your story final evening. You already know, I believe that, within the boutiques, they do an excellent job. You have been attempting to take care of their on-line concierge? 

Sven Raphael: Horrible expertise on-line.

Federico: I believe these manufacturers simply don’t know the way the web works. I imply, they only they make mechanical watches. You already know, know-how from the 1700s, so I wouldn’t decide them primarily based solely on that one expertise. However, you realize, perhaps there’s some room for enchancment. 

9. Nordgreen

The designer is a very well-known for his Scandinavian and minimalist watches after designing several brands.
The designer could be very well-known for his Scandinavian and minimalist watches after designing a number of manufacturers.

Sven Raphael: Subsequent up, Nordgreen. Frankly, I do not know what these watches seem like. I’ve by no means seen them.

Federico: Who? Nordgreen? 

Sven Raphael: Nordgreen. N-o-r-d-g-r-e-e-n. Effectively, perhaps you realize the subsequent one.

10. Vacheron Constantin

Vacheron Constantin watches has the extra 150 years of experience that they have over Rolex puts VC in the category of Haute Horlogerie High Horology
Vacheron Constantin watches have the additional 150 years of expertise that they’ve over Rolex places VC within the class of Haute Horlogerie Excessive Horology

Sven Raphael: Vacheron Constantin.

Federico: Vacheron Constantin. Speak about terrible customer support. I’ve had a watch in restore for 3 months. I nonetheless don’t have an estimate but. After which, once they referred to as me as a result of I believed they have been going to apologize, they instructed me it was my fault as a result of I like stuffed out the paperwork incorrect. That being stated, simply because they don’t know easy methods to deal with folks, B-minus. However, with out that have, B-plus. 

11. Mont Blanc

Montblanc watches always end up at the top
Montblanc watches at all times find yourself on the prime

Sven Raphael: Subsequent up, Mont Blanc watches. Should you don’t understand it already, however I began my journey to traditional fashion with fountain pens and Mont Blanc was part of that. I purchased them and offered them. Bought a pair of cufflinks, then I discovered about French cuff shirts and about clothes and that’s how I began. And I used to be round once they didn’t have watches after which they launched them. I believe it’s most likely exhausting to interrupt into that watch market although it’s Swiss-made.

Federico: It takes many years. 

Sven Raphael: I might guess, you realize. I don’t know if there are any good watches. I might guess they’re extra for like model whores. What’s your concept?

Federico: So, that is humorous as a result of it’s a model that’s really developed and put within the work. So, in case you ask me this query ten years in the past, strong D-minus style model. However they purchased the Minerva manufacturing facility, which was a manufacturing facility that’s well-known for his or her chronographs. They make some very high-end problems and in-house actions; nevertheless, if we take their gradual begin and the truth that it’s going to take many years, I’m going to place them at a C-minus and getting higher yearly. 

Montblanc Heritage Chronometrie Quantieme Automatic Silver Dial Black Leather Mens Watch 112536
Montblanc Heritage Chronometrie Quantieme Computerized Silver Dial Black Leather-based Mens Watch 112536

Sven Raphael: Attention-grabbing. Yeah, I might haven’t identified easy methods to rank them.

Federico: It’s a troublesome one, however they’re getting higher. 

12. Chopard

Chopard Classic Classique 18 Karat Gold
Chopard Traditional Classique 18 Karat Gold

Sven Raphael: Subsequent up, the model is Chopard. I imply, I by no means owned a Chopard watch however, to me, I might affiliate it extra with like one thing cheaper. I might guess it’s extra within the D vary.

Federico: So, Chopar is a Jekyll-and-Hyde model. They make every part from the massively overpriced women watches to the just-okay, racing-inspired Mille Miglia, to a few of my favourite watchers on the planet, which is the LUC Chopard high-end. As soon as once more, if we now have to take all of this under consideration, C-minus. However, it’s actually a product line that goes from F to B. However, general, C-minus.

13. Piaget

Piaget has been crafting luxury watches.
Piaget has been crafting luxurious watches.

Sven Raphael: Piaget. And you realize, I had that story the place a household pal, you realize, she purchased a Piaget women watch, after which she form of had it appraised and, when the appraiser heard what she paid, she’s like, “Yeah, you simply need to preserve it.” What I’ve seen from males is definitely one thing I like, stylistically, proper?

The Altiplano was actually skinny, sure, however I believe, general, within the watch market, I might guess that due to its as skinny because it should be and its good motion, proper, I personally just like the look of them. So, my rating could be extra like B-plus, A-minus. However, what’s your take?

Federico: So, I really used to work for Piaget, so I do know fairly a bit concerning the model. Very prestigious motion maker. Their actions have been utilized by Vacheron, IWC, Cartier. Nevertheless, a large number on the enterprise aspect. They don’t know easy methods to promote or market watches. This can be a very powerful one for me. My coronary heart says a B; my mind says a C. So, let’s say C.

14. Blancpain

Blancpain watches are neck-and-neck when it comes to heritage and technology, which are simply amazing with both timepieces.
Blancpain watches are neck-and-neck with regards to heritage and know-how, that are merely superb with each timepieces.

Sven Raphael: Blancpain. I’ve by no means had a watch actually but. I imply, I’ve seen the model identify. I believe, once I heard about it first, it appeared prefer it was extra revered within the watch world than I might have guessed it was.

Federico: It’s very revered, however it’s a kind of manufacturers that went out of enterprise for over 100 years and was reintroduced within the 80s. They do make an excellent watch. B-minus. B-minus for me. 

15. Ulysse Nardin

Ulysse Nardin has earned its special place in high horology or Haute Horlogerie a coveted watchmaking niche
Ulysse Nardin has earned its particular place in excessive horology or Haute Horlogerie a coveted watchmaking area of interest

Sven Raphael: Ulysse Nardin. That appears to be extra lie – don’t know – need to say, “wannabe model.” However, my notion could be extra of a like D. 

Federico: So, right here’s the factor, these guys are the kings of once they strive they really make one thing very particular, however they very hardly ever strive. C-minus. 

Sven Raphael: So, what’s an instance of once they tried?

Federico: Once they tried, the Ulysse Nardin Freak, which isn’t probably the most lovely watch, however mechanically, the entire motion would rotate on an axis. So, the motion would spin together with the fingers, which was loopy. However, you then even have only a bunch of dive watches for seven thousand {dollars} with a three-hundred-dollar, ETA, off-the-shelf motion. They’re succesful. They are surely, however too little too late for my part. 

16. Corum

Corum watches represent the pinnacle of luxury and refinement
Corum watches symbolize the head of luxurious and refinement

Sven Raphael: I believe for a Black Tie ensemble, there’s this model referred to as Corum with that very particular motion that appears nearly like a stick.

Federico: That’s the “Golden Bridge.”

Sven Raphael: I do know we talked about this yesterday. I really just like the Golden Bridge, and I like that you simply like one thing off the overwhelmed path. And I like a few of their excessive fashions – the bubble fashions with the loopy art work. You already know, as soon as once more, my coronary heart says B. However, it’s gotta Be a D. You already know, in actuality, sadly. 

17. Panerai

Panerai Luminor Marina Logo Acciaio
Panerai Luminor Marina Brand Acciaio

Sven Raphael: Panerai. I might guess, you realize, it’s form of a preferred watch with youthful males who could not just like the Rolex. Personally, it appears to me prefer it’s a bit overhyped. However what do I do know?

Federico: So, I personal three of them, you realize, I really like them when earlier than. Effectively, of their first surge of recognition. You already know, again within the early 2000s, they have been the cool watch and that was my aspirational piece. I’m additionally Italian. I really like the historical past. However I can’t lie, you realize. I’m not going to lie about it. It’s actions, they’re nothing particular. Different watchers look the identical. All of them they survive off restricted editions. Despite the fact that I personal three in my assortment, D-plus. Yeah, D-plus. 

18. GP Girard-Perregaux

Girard-Perregaux watches can hold their value well, especially certain models.
Girard-Perregaux watches can maintain their worth effectively, particularly for sure fashions.

Sven Raphael: Alright. GP Girard-Perregaux. Within the different video we talked about, the place you confirmed me watches and I needed to react, you had the rose gold, Miami douchebag watch, appropriate?

Federico: That was my private watch, sure, sir. 

Sven Raphael: So, I might guess you’d rank it most likely within the B territory.

Federico: So, it’s a model that’s massively underrated and undervalued and has an iconic mannequin. Very top quality. Whereas lots of people will disagree with me, having touched a lot of them, B-minus. I believe it’s a strong model. 

19. Hublot

The Hublot Classic Fusion holds its value surprisingly well.
The Hublot Traditional Fusion holds its worth surprisingly effectively.

Sven Raphael: And now the one you’ve all been ready for. Hublot. And I do know that within the watch world, they’re hated. So, my guess could be that say it’s someplace between a D and an F. Personally, I don’t just like the designs. I don’t know concerning the particulars, however that will be my guess. So, as a lot as I might like to say F, you realize, they’re comparatively revolutionary. You already know, sapphire circumstances, some attention-grabbing actions. It’s simply, even once they innovate, it’s the ugliest potential innovation ever innovated in watch historical past. So, whereas I need to say F, I can’t however it’s a D. It’s a D. 

Sven Raphael: See, what I’m stunned about is like how can one thing that appears to have such a collective hate nonetheless be round and and discover a buyer base?

Federico: As a result of the collective hate that you simply’re seeing on YouTube is from watch guys like me or perhaps traditional fashion gents such as you. We’re very area of interest, you realize? For the typical, rich gentleman that doesn’t essentially love watches or observe traditional fashion or watches YouTube, it may be a sexy… I imply, it’s daring, it’s heavily-advertised, and that’s nearly all you really want to create a hype model, proper? It’s recognizable and it’s plastered on each billboard. So, you realize, that’s my opinion. 

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20. Bvlgari

The Bulgari brands dedication to the best makes it a favorite among most watch collectors and famous fans.
The Bulgari model’s dedication to the very best makes it a favourite amongst most watch collectors and well-known followers.

Sven Raphael: Bulgari watches. You already know, Bulgari, once I see that the model, I consider like low cost fragrance adverts, so I might totally put it extra like within the D to F class.

Federico: So when you’re not incorrect, your reply is a bit of outdated since you don’t observe the watch market essentially. 

Sven Raphael: I don’t know.

Federico: Previously ten years, there’s been a really massive push to carry Bulgari up again to a better place within the watch business as a result of it was once very fashionable within the 80s. So, new fashions , new actions, new Improvements. Whereas I don’t personally like their designs, they’re ugly. They’re performing some cool issues. C-minus, however eight, 9 years in the past, strong D to F, you now, for my part. 

21. Nomos Glashütte

Nomos Glashutte Mens Ahoi Atlantik Datum 553
Nomos Glashutte Mens Ahoi Atlantik Datum 553

Sven Raphael: Subsequent up is German watch model, Nomos Glasshutte. Nathan stated, you realize, it’s a superb newbie Swatch model. Lots of people just like the simplistic, Bauhaus design. My guess is sort of a B.

Federico: I might agree with you. You already know, Jaeger can also be in B, however Nomos makes the identical grade simply because their value level is a lot decrease. Implausible first luxurious watch. So, B, B-minus. Only for worth, B, for positive. 

22. Vincero

Vincero is a watch brand that sits nicely between two parallels luxury and affordable.
Vincero is a watch model that sits properly between two parallels luxurious and inexpensive.

Sven Raphael: Now, we now have Vincero watches. I might guess it’s extra of an F watch. Daniel Wellington territory.

Federico: Complete rubbish. Straight F. No, nothing to say. F! 

23. Liv

If youre looking for affordable and practical luxury watches LIV is a great brand.
Should you’re searching for inexpensive and sensible luxurious watches LIV is a superb model.

Sven Raphael: Liv watches. By no means heard of them. It’s most likely similar to F.

Federico: Division retailer, overpriced, two-dollar watch. F! 

24. Breitling

Breitling watches are a luxury item & as such they come with hefty price tags.
Breitling watches are a luxurious merchandise & as such they arrive with hefty value tags.

Sven Raphael: So, subsequent up is Breitling. I do know you talked about the Navitimer, so I assume most likely on a B to C vary could be my guess.

Federico: I’d put them proper there with Omega and Rolex. You already know, C. Mid-level sports activities watch. A bit costly. 

25. Bremont

Bremont Watch Supernova
Bremont Watch Supernova

Sven Raphael: Subsequent up is Bremont.

Federico: Bremont is a British-based firm that simply received purchased by a giant Wall Avenue agency. Plenty of fake Heritage and life-style stuff. D-minus. 

Sven Raphael: Is it “Bre-ment” or “Bre-mont”

Federico: It’s “Bree-mont,” I consider. I imply, they’re British Brothers. They’re innovating a bit of bit, however it’s simply it’s simply not price it. Too many snafus as effectively. PR snafus. Simply D, D-minus. Decide one up pre-owned for 10 cents, 20 cents on the greenback. 

26. Tag Heuer

Tag Heuer watches age well over many years due to the quality and valuable materials
Tag Heuer watches age effectively over a few years as a result of high quality and precious supplies

Sven Raphael: Tag Heuer. I believe they’re a little bit of a tougher standing. I wouldn’t know something about it. My guess could be you place it within the C to D vary.

Federico: So, Tag would have been an F within the 90s. Nice historical past, very dangerous 90s. They’re getting higher now. Extra in-house actions. I’d say, D-plus and getting higher. 

27. Baume & Mercier

Baume & Mercier do retain their value and remain highly collectable.
Baume & Mercier do retain their worth and stay extremely collectible.

Sven Raphael: Baume & Mercier. It’s form of attention-grabbing. It appears to be like a model that’s form of has extra like homage watches, proper? Just like the tank watch and stuff like that.

Federico: So, a model that by no means actually innovated. I really cherished their designs. A model owned by Richemont, however that’s promoting so poorly that Richemont fired all of the Baume & Mercier employees and gave it to a distributor Richemont ought to by no means executed that. I really like them, however the actuality is that they’re a D. 

28. Rado

Rado Ceramica Mens Chronograph
Rado Ceramica Mens Chronograph

Sven Raphael: Rado watches. Sort of an attention-grabbing design language. I do know that you would be able to purchase them pretend, so there should be some marketplace for them. No concept.

Federico: Enormous market in Pakistan and India. Recognized for his or her ceramic watches. Other than that, nothing particular. D. 

29. Maurice Lacroix

Maurice Lacroix is a luxury watch brand based in Switzerland. Maurice Lacroix was established in 1975
Maurice Lacroix is a luxurious watch model primarily based in Switzerland. Maurice Lacroix was established in 1975.

Sven Raphael: Maurice Lacroix.

Federico: An attention-grabbing model that made every part from absolute rubbish, some very good watches. Their Masterpiece assortment – very excessive finish – one thing they now not make. Now they only have a homage watch to the Royal Oak. I’m gonna go together with a D. 

30. Roger Dubuis

Roger Dubuis is a good watch brand for those seeking an ultra-high-end timepiece
Roger Dubuis is an efficient watch model for these searching for an ultra-high-end timepiece

Sven Raphael: Okay. Subsequent up is Roger Dubuis. No concept. By no means heard the watch.

Federico: It’s Richemont’s Richard Mille. Very high-end watches. Very costly watches. They modify design language solely each 5 years as a result of they’ll’t promote them. Watchmaking, A-plus. As a model D. 

31. F.P. Journe

Journe watches use gold in their designs including in the movement, dial and cases.
Journe watches use gold of their designs together with within the motion, dial, and circumstances.

Sven Raphael: FP Journe. I believe they’re extra revered within the watch world. What do you assume?

Federico: FP Journe is the one of many highest-end, unbiased watches. Nice horology. Nice every part aside from customer support. It’s very exhausting to purchase one model new. They count on you to pay beforehand, they usually count on you to attend three years to ship one. I’ve additionally heard some tales if, you realize, the suitable folks get the suitable issues, you get one sooner. Watchmaking, A-plus-plus. As a model, B-minus. Only for the video games. Don’t play video games. 

32. Tiffany & Co.

Tiffany & Co. the luxury jewelry maker collaborated with other high-end brands to produce limited-edition timepiece series.
Tiffany & Co. the posh jewellery maker collaborated with different high-end manufacturers to supply a limited-edition timepiece sequence.

Sven Raphael: Tiffany & Co. Very iconic. My guess could be that, watchmaking-wise, they’re not on the prime of the sport

Federico: Watchmaking-wise, they made one extraordinarily lovely watch that I need to present you later as a result of I believe you’d prefer it. It’s the East-West. Other than that, D-minus. 

Sven Raphael: However, hey, blue field.

Federico: Blue field is true we received the Tiffany blue field. 

33. Louis Vuitton

Sven Raphael: All proper. Subsequent up, Louis Vuitton. I’d be stunned if it has something increased than a D-minus.

Federico: Louis Vuitton is a kind of manufacturers extremely on the rise. The Arno household has invested closely. They constructed La Fabrique du Temps, which is their new manufacturing facility. Whereas they’re most likely at present a D-plus, within the subsequent 5 to 10 years, they’re gonna be a B-minus. You already know, you don’t count on it however they’re doing massive issues. 

Sven Raphael: Attention-grabbing. Very.

34. Bamford

On a basic level, they are just well-made, unique chronographs with good movements and tolerable price tags.
On a primary degree, they’re simply well-made, distinctive chronographs with good actions and tolerable value tags.

Sven Raphael: Bamford. By no means heard of them

Federico: Not even a watch model. Only a watch. It’s only a firm covers watches in black paint or black – no matter they name it. 

35. Zenith

Zenith watches are slightly more affordable than a Rolex and offer great value with their highly precise chronographs.
Zenith watches are barely extra inexpensive than Rolex and provide nice worth with their extremely exact chronographs.

Sven Raphael: Zenith and other people regard them extremely

Federico: They regard them extremely. They made a incredible chronograph motion, however they actually haven’t innovated for near 70 years aside from not too long ago. Now, they’re beginning to. However, I might say B-minus. 

36. Bell and Ross

Bell & Ross is one of the youngest established names in the luxury watch industry, founded in Paris in 1992.
Bell & Ross is without doubt one of the youngest established names within the luxurious watch business, based in Paris in 1992.

Sven Raphael: Bell and Ross. To me, they appear extra like a form of style model. Is that proper?

Federico: They’re a style model invented by two children in school who by no means pretended to make anything however a style model. I imply, they have been very trustworthy about it. We wish a high-quality watch that appears cool. Due to their honesty, they get a D-plus as a substitute of a D. However, interesting-looking watches. 

37. Arnold & Son

Arnold & Son watches are expensive due to their premium materials, expert craftsmanship, and innovative designs.
Arnold & Son watches are costly attributable to their premium supplies, skilled craftsmanship, and revolutionary designs.

Sven Raphael: Arnold & Son. By no means heard.

Federico: A British model initially modified fingers many occasions. I’ve by no means had good experiences with them. Whereas they’re very high-end, in my expertise, they at all times break, and due to that, I’m gonna give them a D-plus, although they might think about themselves most likely a B. However they break, yeah. 

Sven Raphael: But when they break, yeah, pointless. How does the watch break?

Federico: Actually, poor design. It’s at all times a motion difficulty. One thing’s too fragile, not sufficient analysis and improvement. It’s widespread, sadly. 

38. Tudor

Tudor Black Bay GMT 79830RB Heritage Pepsi 41mm Nato Automatic Men
Tudor Black Bay GMT 79830RB Heritage Pepsi 41mm Nato Computerized Males

Sven Raphael: Okay. Attention-grabbing one. Tudor. Proper. Usually branded because the poor man’s Rolex, so would you rank them extra in a D territory or higher than Rolex?

Federico: So, no, I imply, they’re the poor man’s Rolex as a result of that’s what Rolex invented them to be – the inexpensive Rolex. They give you extra worth for cash than Rolex. Despite the fact that they’re nonetheless considerably lower-end. I do know I put Rolex as a C. I’m gonna put Tudor as a C-minus. Despite the fact that considerably lower-end than Rolex, you get extra per greenback. You already know, that’s why they’re so shut. 

Sven Raphael: Greater bang for the buck.

Federico: Completely, completely. 

39. Alpina

Alpinas collections are the Startimer collection, which feature all pilot watches.
Alpinas assortment is the Startimer assortment, which options all pilot watches.

Sven Raphael: Alpina. I solely know them because the upgraded BMW.

Federico: I really like the Alpena BMWs. This can be a model owned by Frederic Costa. By no means offered notably effectively. You could find them closely discounted at a heavy low cost. Not really a foul watch. B-plus. 

40. Seiko

Seiko Prospex Automatic Diver SRPG21K1
Seiko Prospex Computerized Diver SRPG21K1

Sven Raphael: Seiko. I believe lots of people, once they’re beginning out and don’t have a lot cash, they at all times speak about Seiko as being the go-to. What’s your take?

Federico: So, right here’s the factor. This can be a very exhausting model to categorize as a result of they make every part from terrible, very cheap watches to among the finest watches on the planet. If I say A, which is the place I need to put them, individuals are going to scream at me as a result of they’re increased than Rolex, they usually’re up there with Patek Philippe. However, if we take worth as a part of the equation and the truth that it’s so universally cherished, how can Seiko not at the least be a B-minus. Not less than. 

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41. Jacquet Droz

Jaquet Droz Tonneau GMT watch
Jaquet Droz Tonneau GMT watch

Sven Raphael: Jaquet Droz.

Federico: Jaquet Droz is owned by the Swatch group. They revived an previous identify from just like the 1700s identified for his or her uneven dials. Very costly. Too costly. C-minus. 

42. Laurent Ferrier

Highly regarded for its classically finished timepieces.
Extremely regarded for its classically completed timepieces.

Sven Raphael: Laurent Ferrier.

Federico: Laurent Ferrier, like FP Journe, an unbiased watchmaker. Tremendous high-end. I imply, that’s an A, for positive. 

43. Hamilton

American at origins and now Swiss based, the Hamilton Watch Company is one of the most appreciated watchmakers in the world.
American in origin and now Swiss-based, the Hamilton Watch Firm is without doubt one of the most appreciated watchmakers on the planet.

Sven Raphael: Hamilton Watches.

Federico: Hamilton, they make a few fashions I completely adore. It’s an amazing first Swiss automated watch. Pretty cheap. C-minus. 

44. Longines

They are a lower market luxury watchmaker compared to many other high-end luxury watchmakers
They’re a lower-market luxurious watchmaker in comparison with many different high-end luxurious watchmakers

Sven Raphael: Longines.

Federico: Very lengthy historical past, particularly in chronographs. They’ve the identical syndrome that I’m positive you’ve heard me say a number of occasions. At this time, they make some very cheap dangerous watches, they usually make some nice watches for the worth. I might put them at a C-minus. 

45. H. Moser & Cie.

H. Moser And Cie
H. Moser And Cie

Sven Raphael: What about H. Moser & Cie?

Federico: Moser. Effectively, I’m carrying one. Guys, it’s an A. It needs to be an A. Even in case you disagree with me, you’re incorrect. It’s an A.

[both laugh] 

46. Parmigiani Fleurier

Quite simply, a Parmigiani Fleurier is designed to outlive its owner.
Fairly merely, a Parmigiani Fleurier is designed to survive its proprietor.

Sven Raphael: What about Parmigiani Fleurier?

Federico: Parmigiani Fleurier is a incredible watch model with a reputation that will get confused with cheese all too usually. Their designs are a bit of hideous, however the watchmaking is top-notch. C-plus. If you will get it used, save some huge cash, it’s a B minus. 

47. Gucci

Gucci Interlocking G
Gucci Interlocking G

Sven Raphael: After which, there’s, after all, Gucci.

Federico: Oh, effectively, is there one thing under F? 

Sven Raphael: I don’t assume so.

Federico: Like F-minus. Let me simply set it on fireplace. 

Sven Raphael: Attention-grabbing, attention-grabbing. As a result of Louis Vuitton, you’re like, is on the rise. Gucci is like…

Federico: Yeah, trigger Gucci simply places a stripe on their watch and the G’s and and other people assume, “Oh!” You see a Gucci watch. It’s costly. It’s Gucci. Louis Vuitton is is doing work in horology. You already know, they’re inventing actions, hiring watchmakers, designing distinctive and up to date timepieces. You won’t like them, however you realize, it’s high quality; whereas, Gucci’s branding. Branding! Completely, all branding. 

Sven Raphael: Bought it.

48. Weiss

Are manufactured and assembled in their Nashville workshop, and designed for everyday wear.
They’re manufactured and assembled of their Nashville workshop, and designed for on a regular basis put on.

Sven Raphael: What about Weiss?

Federico: Weiss. You’re gonna get me in bother. It’s an American-made watch. Hear, it’s not a foul watch. It actually isn’t, however it’s received to be a D as a result of they focus an excessive amount of on their American-made. It’s a Swiss design motion that’s machined in Los Angeles. Like how American-made is that basically? Like, I don’t know. They argue that it’s authorized. I argue it’s deception. It’s a complete deal 

49. Armani

Stainless steel remains the most preferable material for manufacturing the cases and bracelets.
Stainless-steel stays probably the most preferable materials for manufacturing the circumstances and bracelets.

Sven Raphael: After which Armani, which I might guess might be just like Gucci.

Federico: It’s like, equally, they each belong within the fireplace pit. F-minus. 

50. Tissot

Tissot T-Classic PRX Powermatic 80
Tissot T-Traditional PRX Powermatic 80

Sven Raphael: Tissot. So, I don’t know the place to position them.

Federico: Tissot is a kind of watches that provides you good bang-per-buck. Prefer it’s not an excellent high-end watch in any respect similar to Hamilton. It’s like removed from extraordinary, however it’s an amazing entry level into the Swiss watch, you realize, sport. Six, seven hundred {dollars} will get you a reasonably good watch. C-minus as a result of their worth is nice, however D if it was simply horology. 

51. Ming

Ming 29.01 Worldtimer
Ming 29.01 Worldtimer

Sven Raphael: What about Ming watches? I adopted Ming, you realize, as a photographer lengthy earlier than he had watches. After which I knew that he was a watch photographer after which he began his watches. I checked out him as soon as as a result of I believed the design was uncommon, was form of flashy. However once I had it, I used to be like, “Oh, that feels not good.”

Federico: I really did love Ming watches. They exploded for a time. I’m promoting for multiples of their value level. Sadly, there was a snafu the place that they had a restricted version launch. It didn’t operate effectively. No massive deal. That may occur. Clients reached out. They didn’t get an excellent response. This was a giant speaking level within the boards. If Ming would have dealt with that higher, they might be a C. However, proper now, they must be a D-minus as a result of, in case you can’t deal with customer support, you then shouldn’t be promoting watches. 

52. Van Cleef & Arpels

Van Cleef Zodiac Midnight
Van Cleef Zodiac Midnight

Sven Raphael: Van Cleef & Arpels. Extra like a jewellery firm.

Federico: A jewellery firm. They’re identified for poetic problems, so mechanisms that don’t do something time-related. However, they’re nearly like mechanized artwork. Two {couples} kissing on a bridge or, you realize, nearly like an ornate automata, like a jewellery field. If you will discover one and in case you’re a feminine as a result of most of them are for girls, then you realize, it’s an A-minus. However, they make so few watches that it’s nearly irrelevant. 

53. Junghans

Junghans is often perceived as an under-the-radar watch brand.
Junghans is commonly perceived as an under-the-radar watch model.

Sven Raphael: Junghans. German precision. Overrated?

Federico: Not overrated in any respect, I believe. It’s a kind of manufacturers that’s cool. It’s like a inexpensive Nomos. It’s just like the Hamilton of Germany. Bought them at a reduction. First rate high quality. However, you realize, D, D-plus simply because they don’t do something particular, however they’re definitely not dangerous. 

54. Bulova

Bulova 96B251
Bulova 96B251

Sven Raphael: Bulova.

Federico: Bulova. F-plus. Haven’t been related for many years. 

55. Bovet Fleurier

Versatile and elegant, the Amadéo Fleurier 43 Monsieur BOVET
Versatile and stylish, the Amadéo Fleurier 43 Monsieur BOVET

Sven Raphael: Bovet Fleurier.

Federico: Similar to Parmigiani, polarizing designs however incredible watchmaking B-minus.

56. Oris

Oris is by no stretch considered high-horology or high-end compared to brands such as Patek Philippe.
Oris is by no stretch thought of high-horology or high-end in comparison with manufacturers akin to Patek Philippe.

Sven Raphael: Oris.

Federico: Oris. Lots of people love this model. Implausible dive watches. Began making in-house actions now. Very fairly-priced. You possibly can decide up a pleasant Oris for not rather more than a thousand {dollars}. I’d say, C-minus together with Longines and Hamilton and stuff like that. 

57. Ressence

Ressence watches are expensive, but there are reasons the unique design, and just how much it took to get there.
Ressence watches are costly, however there are causes for the distinctive design, and simply how a lot it took to get there.

Sven Raphael: Ressence. By no means heard of them.

Federico: Ressence. It’s form of a hipster model. Impartial. They do like oil-filled watches with attention-grabbing shows. Ache within the butt if it ever breaks. Appears attention-grabbing however not for me. 


Sven Raphael: Effectively, that was a powerful rundown of data. Federico, thanks very a lot for sharing that with us, and our viewers admire you.

Federico: Thanks for the chance to speak style and watches with you. It’s been a real pleasure and plenty of enjoyable. 

Sven Raphael: Effectively, it’s additionally nice to see the person in individual as a result of Federico usually provides us with watches for our movies, and I actually admire you for that. Thanks, man.

Federico: Oh, my pleasure! Thanks for having me and, guys, thanks for watching. Don’t be too harsh on me within the feedback.


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