Alpina is one brand of watch that is the top of the line. The company dates back to 1883, and members of the company have claimed that their watch was first among the modern-day sports watches. Patek Phillipe is another brand of watch that ranks among the best of the best.
Tissot is a watch brand that has been around for more than 100 years and has built itself up as one of the best brands available. The company offers a number of different kinds of watches, including a self-winding model that powers itself using kinetic energy. While wearing this type of watch, the owner moves around normally, and the energy from this movement is used to keep the watch functioning indefinitely.
Baume & Mercier is another of the top watch brands in the world. In 1979, the company pulled a stunt to show the sturdiness of their brand. A company rep attached one of Baume & Mercier's watches to the wheel of a BMW M1 just before the start of the LeMans 24 Hours race. After the race, the company representative retrieved the watch and found that it was still in perfect working order.
Omega is another of the top watch brands in the world, with a number of different models that are highly rated by publications such as Esquire.