Should you hear collectors and industry specialist discussing the Holy Trinity of watches, they are generally referring to the top three brands on the market today. Many are surprised to learn that brands like Cartier and Rolex are rarely included in this short list. Even though they definitely rank among the most reputable and sought-after brands, there are others that specialists tend to rank a little higher.
What you are most likely to hear is discussions of the three following brands: Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, and Audemars Piguet. Here’s some information about each brand and why so many specialists bestow this honor on them.
Patek Philippe was founded in Switzerland and continues to maintain the headquarters in Geneva. Since the founding in 1839, the company has grown to the point of offering production that averages 62,000 watches per year.