It’s nearly impossible to get into a discussion about luxury timepieces without bringing up the revered Swiss-made watch. It’s for good reason, of course. It holds the ultimate standard of what a well-crafted watch strives to be. But what else is it about these timepieces from Switzerland that has people enthralled with its style and craftsmanship? What makes them so much more desired than other timepieces? We’re glad you asked.
Swiss timepieces are typically crafted with exacting requirements by some of the top craftsmen in the world. The long history of watchmaking is a part of the culture in which many of them were raised. Today, men and women have come to adore these timepieces as stylish accessories that are made to last generations, to be cherished through the decades.
The Swiss Difference
In order to be classified as a “Swiss Watch,” timepieces must meet a certain criteria. These five requirements are required of all Swiss-made watches.
- The watch must be manufactured in Switzerland.
- The movement of the watch must be Swiss.
- The movement must be put into its casing (outer shell) in Switzerland.
- The final inspection of the watch must also take place in Switzerland.
- At least 60% of the manufacturing must take place in Switzerland.
Top Tier Swiss Designers
So many Swiss designers deserve attention for their meticulously crafted timepieces, but perhaps none more than Tissot. They are already one of the most popular Swiss watch brands on the market, which makes sense considering they have been making quality, reliable timepieces for over 150 years. Still, Tissot’s Swiss-made timepieces should be at near the top of anyone’s timepiece list.
Located in Geneva, the home of Switzerland’s most prestigious watchmakers, is Raymond Weil, one of the last independent brands in the Swiss watch industry. Raymond Weil takes great care into the design of their watches so they reach the perfect balance between ergonomics, refinement, and modernity, which results in distinctive collections that prioritize aesthetics and forward-thinking.
For over 40 years, Maurice Lacroix has created Swiss watches in Saignelegier, Switzerland, in the heart of the Swiss Jura mountains. With numerous awards bestowed upon them through the decades, it is easy to see what is so alluring about Maurice Lacroix timepieces - their dedication to quality, reliability, and ingenuity is what truly sets them apart. Each Maurice Lacroix timepiece is a masterpiece to behold, whether on your own wrist or the wrist of the one your love.
Discover Your Next Favorite Watch
Without a doubt, the best way to find the right watch for you is to explore and shop for yourself. At Costello Jewelry Company, we carry the best in Swiss-made watches from Tissot, Raymond Weil, Maurice Lacroix, and Carl F. Bucherer. For four decades, we have been supplying the Greater Chicago Area with the finest Swiss timepieces.
Check out our Watch Finder online to help you find the right watch from the comfort of your own home. Explore different brands, materials, and styles until you find the perfect fit. If you have any questions about our timepiece collections or our selection of luxury bridal and fashion jewelry, give us a call at (866) 790-3272.