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Haute horlogerie

The most beautiful brands of fine watchmaking

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About fine watchmaking brands


These great luxury brands of fine watchmaking are renowned for their high degree of watchmaking. Their watches combine grand complications with a strong sense of elegance in design.

The Dutch mathematician, Christian Huygens, created the first weighing pendulum clock in 1657 based on Galileo’s research. It made it possible to measure the hours precisely by going around the dial in 24 hours.

In 1740, an apprentice named Samuel-Olivier Meylan (1721-1755) introduced complex watchmaking to the Joux Valley (Vallée de Joux). He creates the first pocket watch, equipped with a music box mechanism.

The Joux Valley is considered the “cradle of high-end mechanical watchmaking”. It is a small territory in Switzerland, perched at an altitude of 1000 m. Between hills, lakes and pastures, are located some of the most famous watch brands on the planet: Audemars Piguet, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Breguet, Blancpain, Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin.

À propos des marques de la haute horlogerie


Semblable à ce que la haute couture est à la mode et la haute cuisine à l’alimentation, la “haute horlogerie” représente le plus haut standard de l’horlogerie. Ces grandes marques de luxe sont réputées pour leur haut degré de fabrication horlogère. Leurs montres allient de grandes complications avec un sens aigu de l’élégance du design.

The art of fine watchmaking

Horlogerie fine

L'art du travail minutieux

L'horloger témoigne d'un travail minutieux et d'un traitement spécifique qui confère aux pièces d'horlogerie ce petit supplément d'âme.

La haute Horlogerie

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