Swiss and Luxury Watches: Who Owns Which Brands?

As one of NYC’s top watch repair shops, our passion for watches extends to the deep details of the luxury watch brand industry. Omega Watch Repair NYCMost of the watch brands that are luxury are Swiss in origin (but not all). And, over the years, many of the watch brands have consolidated or been sold. So a brand that you think is “independent,” may actually be owned by another brand, etc. It’s not unlike the car industry, wherein Chevy, Buick, and Cadillac are actually all part of General Motors, or Lexus is part of Toyota, etc.

The name plate you see may obscure a deeper reality. It’s pretty interesting to see who owns what in the watch industry. Enjoy!

Watch Brands: Who Owns What –  a List

Rolex SA
Is owned by the private Hans Wilsdorf Foundation,

SWATCH GROUP (Switzerland):
Breguet, Blancpain, Glashütte Original, Harry Winston, Jaquet Droz, Omega, Léon Hatot, Longines, Rado, Union Glashütte, Tissot, Calvin Klein, Balmain, Certina, Mido, Hamilton, Swatch, Flik Flak

RICHEMONT GROUP (Switzerland)
Vacheron Constantin, A. Lange & Söhne, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Roger Dubuis, Piaget, IWC Schaffhausen, Officine Panerai, Ralph Lauren**, Baume & Mercier, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Montblanc, Dunhill

LVMH GROUP (France)
TAG Heuer, Bulgari, Hublot, Zenith, Dior, Fred, Chaumet, Louis Vuitton

KERING GROUP (France)
Ulysse Nardin, Girard-Perregaux, JeanRichard, Gucci, Boucheron, Qeelin, Bottega Veneta

SEIKO GROUP (Japan)
Seiko, Grand Seiko, Credor, Pulsar, Lorus, Alba, Orient

FOSSIL GROUP (USA)
Fossil, Relic, Michele, Zodiac, Skagen, Adidas*, Burberry*, Diesel*, DKNY*, Michael Kors*, Tory Burch*, Marc Jacobs*, Emporio Armani*, Emporio Armani Swiss Made*, Armani Exchange*, Karl Lagerfeld

MOVADO GROUP (USA)
Ebel, Concord, Movado, ESQ by Movado, Coach*, Hugo Boss*, Juicy Couture*, Tommy Hilfiger*, Lacoste*, Scuderia Ferrari*

CITIZEN GROUP (Japan)
Citizen, Campanola, Q&Q, Arnold & Son, Bulova, Bulova Accutron II, Bulova AccuSwiss, Wittnauer, Caravelle New York, Bulova Clocks, Frank Lloyd Wright*, Harley-Davidson*, Frédérique Constant, Alpina, Ateliers de Monaco

TIMEX GROUP (USA)
Timex, Nautica*, Opex*, GC*, Guess*, Salvatore Ferragamo Timepieces*, Versace*, Versus*

FRANCK MULLER GROUP (Switzerland)
Franck Muller, Pierre Kunz, European Company Watch, Rodolphe, Martin Braun, Barthelay, Backes & Strauss**, Pierre Michael Golay, Smalto Timepieces*, Roberto Cavalli*

BINDA GROUP (Italy)
Breil, Freestyle, Hip Hop, Moschino*, Kenneth Cole*, Kenneth Cole Reaction*, Tommy Bahama*, Ted Baker London*, Chronotech*, Gametime*, Sperry Top-Sider*, Zoo York*

CITYCHAMP GROUP (Hong Kong)
Corum, Eterna, Ebohr, Rossini, Codex, Rotary, Dreyfuss & Co., J&T Windmills

FESTINA GROUP (Spain)
Perrelet, L.Leroy, Candino, Festina, Lotus, Jaguar*, Calypso*

Watch Repair in NYC

Fortunately, for most of the major brands, Ron Gordon Watch Repair is your “goto” place for luxury and Swiss watch repair. For example, if you own a Rolex and are looking for Rolex repair in NYC, you can bring your watch in for an estimate. The same goes for Hamilton repair or Tag Heuer repair. Use our website to identify the luxury watch brands we repair, or just give us a call. Name the watch brand and we can tell you if we can repair or service your watch.

Swiss and Luxury Watches: Who Owns Which Brands?
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