Swiss Watch

For almost 300 years, Swiss watchmaking has been synonymous with quality, craftsmanship and luxury. Responsible today for half the world's production of watches, the mountainous European country has produced some of the most renowned global brands; amongst these brands are Jaeger-LeCoultrePatek Philippe, TAG Heuer and Rolex. Swiss watches have played an important roles in this history of other countries besides their own; in 1969, the Omega 'Speedmaster Professional Chronograph' accompanied Apollo 11 to become the first watch on the moon, whilst Breitling became the official supplier of the British Royal Air Force. Swiss-made watches remain a firm favourite amongst celebrities and royalty across the world, including the Duchess of Cambridge, who is often seen sporting a class two-toned Tissot watch. Vintage Swiss watches are highly sought-after and valuable on the collectors' market, with the most expensive wristwatch sold at auction to date being the Patek Philippe 1518, selling for over $11 million.

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