When it comes to highly sought after items in the luxury sector, a select few European countries are highly regarded and world renowned for their fine exports. France is the leader in wine, champagne, fragrances and cosmetics. Germany and Italy are the front-runners in automobiles, while Switzerland is the leader in clocks and wristwatches.

It’s not surprising that Switzerland is the leader in premium crafted wristwatches, since many of the world’s leading watchmakers are headquartered in Switzerland, where the art of watchmaking has become a centuries-old tradition since the 1800’s when the nation gained worldwide supremacy in the production of high-quality timepieces.

Pre-eminent watchmakers from Rolex, Cartier, Blancpain, Omega and Hublot to Breitling, TAG Heuer, Movado, Chopard, Ebel and Maurice Lacroix all have production facilities and plants in Switzerland, which is also one of the main criterions for qualifying a timepiece as “Swiss made”.MLACROIX-PT6197-SS001-130

All components of a “Swiss-Made” watch must be produced in Switzerland…from the movement and complications inside to the case, crystal, crown and bracelet components on the outside. Swiss-Made watches are highlighted this week at popular online retailer WorldoWatches.com.

Many of today’s most-sought after Swiss-made timepieces for men and women are featured in the week long promotion, including styles from Rolex, Maurice Lacroix, Breitling, Accutron by Bulova, Omega, Rotary, Luminox, Invicta, Swiss Legend, Raymond Weil and Jacques du Manoir.

The Maurice Lacroix Pontos Automatic chronograph is an exceptional choice. This prestigious men’s timepiece has a rectangular shaped case in premium-grade stainless steel, presented on a handsome black alligator strap with a convenient deployment clasp buckle.

A semi-skeleton exhibition caseback lets you see the intricate mechanical movement inside. The silver colored dial has three subdials, luminous hands and raised baton hour markers. Features include a date window at the 3 o’clock hour, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers.

Additional features include a sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet. Chronograph is 38mm wide and 15mm thick.

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