As if that were not enough, in the jewelry market the best known brands only account for about 20% of the total production—the other 80 percent belongs to small firms, family and private businesses that sell without a brand name—some companies strictly devoted to watchmaking have also found a place in the global marketplace.
Patek Philippe, most honored brand in the universe of luxury Swiss watches, produces handmade jewelry to match some of their models for clients who want to combine their attires. However, this service is not advertised because it is exceptional, and the custom made pieces don’t belong to a defined collection.
In the zenith of watchmaking we also find Breguet, which every year launches stunning pieces of jewelry. Their creations include the Imperial Pearls ring and earrings, which cost 35,100 and 25,100 euros (38,770 and 27,725 dollars), respectively. One of the most expensive pieces are the outstanding Petite Fleur earrings (110,600 euros or $124,000), while the most affordable piece is a ring labeled La Rose de la Reine (10,000 euros or $11,200).
Omega, which, like Breguet, belongs to Swiss Swatch Group, offers the Ladymatic collection, composed of simpler and less expensive jewels than those from Breguet. Omega reinterprets the ladies’ watch case of the same name and show four undulating motifs while their rings, earrings and pendants are made of 18K white, red, and yellow gold, with diamonds in some pieces. ■