There are few things more luxurious than that of a luxury timepiece and there is unlikely to be a man alive who hasn’t hankered after a Rolex, Breitling or IWC at some point or other in their lives. The enduring popularity of wristwatches is testament to the high regard that men hold these exemplary accessories in and the fact that we are prepared to pay thousands of dollars to own one is down to their impeccable craftsmanship and the stunning heritage of the world’s leading luxury watch brands.
But how much do we actually know about the origins of luxury watches? Well, for those of us who adore high end timepieces but would like to know a little more about the back stories of the likes of IWC, Breitling, TAG Heuer and Rolex, there is this excellent Evolution of the Luxury Watch Infographic from leading purveyors of high end timepieces, The Watch Gallery. For example, did you know that the oldest luxury watch brand in the world, Blancpain if you’re interested, is actually well over two hundreds years old (and still going strong today) as they were founded in 1735. Check out a few more interesting facts and dates from the world of horology from the complete infographic below:
See more about this infographic – HERE.