Some of the most well-known watch designers are listed below. Many of them have been in business for well over 100 years. Many of these companies are Swiss, as well, though Italy, France and other nations also have find watchmakers.
Founded in 1875, this Swiss watchmaker supplies watches under its own brand name and is rebranded by several luxury accessories vendors, as well.
Baume & Mercier
This Swill watch company goes all the way back to 1830, offering a line of elegant and accurate timepieces.
Bell & Ross
This is a French watch company that offers modern, beautifully designed watches for all occasions.
Known for their chronometers, this Swiss watchmaker provides very accurate watches with many complications.
A Swiss company that manufacturers elegant watches with designs ranging from conservative to very complex.
This Italian watchmaker produces fine timepieces and jewelry, being founded in the late 19th Century.
Cartier, in addition to watches, is known for the luxury jewelry that the company produces. It takes back to the early 1800s
Chanel is one of the most influential fashion houses in the world, producing a range of items, including luxury watches.
Chopard is a Swiss brand that makes watches, jewelry and other accessories for the upscale market.
Dating to the early 20th Century, this Swiss watch manufacturer has a range of elegant designs.
A Swiss manufacturer, Corum is notable for its limited edition creations and its high end watch lines.
The namesake founder of this company is himself a watchmaker. Their lines are known for their complications and quality.
One of the younger companies among luxury watchmakers, this one was founded in the late 1980s and has becomes a highly-regarded name.
This company was founded in the 1980s and is known for its sleek designs and quality craftsmanship.
The International Watch Company is located in Switzerland and a well-known maker of luxury timepieces.
This is a very well-established watchmaker, dating to the early 1800s. They make luxury timepieces, are located in Switzerland and have many classic designs.
For nearly 200 years this company has been producing luxury watches. It is located in Switzerland and is easily identifiable by its logo, a winged hourglass.
Hailing from Zurich, this luxury watchmaker has many elegant designs, with creative complications.
This German company is known for its high-end watches and for its high-end writing instruments, as well.
Another well-known Swiss designer with styles that range from subtle and sophisticated to ones with many complications and innovative designs.
This watchmaker hails from Italy and has excellent craftsmanship and very fashionable designs.
Founded in 1851, this Swiss company produces notably complicated watches with accurate and reliable movement.
Piaget dates from the 1870s and is among the better-known Swiss manufacturers of luxury watches.
Rolex is one of the best-known names in luxury watches, notable for their many different lines of elegant timepieces.
Tag Heuer manufactures luxury watches and other high-end fashion accessories, including chronometers.
The Royal Diamond
This luxury brand produces elegant, innovative designs that tend toward the opulent.
This company dates to the 1840s and produces watches with elegant designs, creative complications and in many different styles.
This Swiss watchmaker produces luxury timepieces and is among the oldest watchmakers in the world.
Van Cleef & Arpels
A French manufacturer, this company produces watches and other high-end fashion items for the upscale market.
Zenith is notable for producing the first chronograph with automatic movement. The company makes creative and innovative watch designs.