Ladies Swiss Watches- Superior Quality and Style

Ladies Swiss watches are some of the best watches in the world. Swiss made watches and Swiss made movements are synonymous with exceptional quality. Horologists agree that Swiss watch making is of superior standards. Swiss made watches are produced in smaller quantities and held to higher production standards. While more expensive, they are of superior quality and more durable. The go to for the discerning watch buyer.

Switzerland is the capital of the watch making world and has long had a great reputation for making quality timepieces. Many of the world’s best-known and respected watch brands call Switzerland home. With the enviable reputation Swiss watchmakers have been able to achieve over centuries of perfecting their art, it’s no surprise that many fine watches carry the label `Swiss Made'.

The words “Swiss Made” on a watch’s dial mean so much to customers that many brands from other countries actually manufacture their timepieces in Switzerland. Some of the most popular designer watches designed in countries such as Italy and France proudly bear the label “Swiss Made”.

Top Ladies Swiss Watches and Brands

Affordable Swiss Watches for Women: Tissot, Alpina, Movado, Rado, Swiss Army, Swatch, Concord, Frederique Constant, Raymond Weil, Epos, Eterna, Fortis, Oris, Alexander, 88 Rue du Rhone, Orient, Calvin Klein, Balmain, Certina, Mido, Hamilton. 

Most Popular Ladies Swiss Watch Brands: Rolex, Omega, Baume & Mercier, TAG Heuer, Maurice Lacroix, Montblanc, Tudor, Cartier, Ebel, Longines, Breitling, Rado, Corum, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Breitling.

Ladies Swiss designer timepieces: Gucci, Fendi, Burberry, Versace, Michele, Salvatore Ferragamo, Christian Dior, Chanel

High end Swiss watch brands: A Lange and Sohne, Alain Silberstein, Audemars Piguet, Blancpain, Breguet, Franck Muller, Jaeger-Le Coultre, Patek Philippe, Ulysse Nardin, Vacheron Constantin, JLC, Girald-Perregaux, Glashutte, Jacquet Droz, Jean Richard, Panerai, IWC, Zenith, Audemars Piguet, Blancpain, Roger Dubuis, Richard Mille, Parmigiani Fleurier, Perrelet, Piaget, Hublot, Bell & Ross, Chopard, Bremont

Swiss Made and Swiss Movements Meaning

Swiss Made Watches

Watchmaking is one of Switzerland’s most important industries. Swiss watchmakers highly value this reputation that has taken them centuries to earn.

The country has some special rules for watchmakers that are designed to keep the country’s stellar reputation for manufacturing quality timepieces intact.

In order to be designated 'Swiss Made', a watch has to meet stringent industry standards for accuracy, reliability, water-resistance, shock-resistance and aesthetic quality.

When you buy a Swiss made watch, you’re acquiring an item that meets stringent Swiss legal standards for quality.

Swiss Made Watch: To qualify as "Swiss Made", a watch must have been assembled, adjusted and inspected in Switzerland. It must contain a Swiss movement that has been encased in Switzerland. At least 50% of the value of all parts and its movement must have been made in Switzerland. Sixty percent of the overall production costs of designing and assembling a watch must be Swiss-based. 

Swiss Made Movement

A Swiss made movement has been assembled in Switzerland, has been inspected by the manufacturer in Switzerland, and Swiss made components constitute at least 50% of its total value. Swiss made movements are considered the highest movement quality standard. They include mechanical, automatic and quartz. 

Luxury Swiss watches are highly desirable as Switzerland is reputable for high quality watch making. Elegance, class and quality come to mind on seeing the label on a watch. 

With the globalization of the watch industry, it has been important for Switzerland to maintain its high standards and the rules are getting stricter. The Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry has proposed to strengthen the regulations so that at least 80% of the production cost of a mechanical watch would be attributed to operations carried out in Switzerland in order to label it “Swiss Made.” For electronic and quartz watches, at least 60% of the production cost would have to take place in Switzerland.

Swiss Watch Making - Why are Swiss Made Watches Better

Here's why Switzerland has such a great reputation for watch making:

The Swiss watch industry is the largest in the world. Switzerland has a long history in watch making and a longstanding reputation for high quality watch making.

Switzerland has veen making fine watches for more than 400 years. The reputation for innovation, superior craftmanship and quality of their watches as fine was there as early as the 15 or 16th century. All through the long years, they have developed expertise in micro mechanics and honed very specialized processes perfecting the art of watch making.   

Swiss watchmakers have been responsible for many of the industry’s most important innovations. Swiss watch makers played a big role in the invention of automatic movements, the chronograph watch, the perpetual calendar watch, the waterproof watch and the first electronic quartz watches. Even the wrist watch itself was invented in Switzerland.

Switzerland sets the standards for quality in watch making. Swiss watches have achieved worldwide recognition for their superior craftsmanship and attention to detail, an important aspect in the making of fine watches. Known for their prowess in watch making, Swiss watches for women are some of the best quality watches. Swiss watches are highly desirable, held in high regard throughout the world and command higher prices than ordinary timepieces. 

Switzerland also plays host to the largest and most exquisite trade show for watches and jewelry in the world. Baselworld, which takes place every March in Basel, Switzerland, is the premier annual event for watch vendors, watch industry insiders and the media.

Swiss watchmakers take pride in their craft and the entire Switzerland takes pride in the country’s watchmaking industry. Switzerland’s effort to trademark quality is unique in the modern world. In the face of stiff competition from other countries, its their unique infrastructure in watch making and innovations by Swiss watch brands that keep them ahead.

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