The most expensive European brands

Europe, with its rich history, remarkable landmarks, and exquisite cuisine, sure has a lot to offer. But other than that, we can confidently say that it is the cradle of fashion and luxury lifestyle.

Expensive brands are known for giving you a feeling of power, prestige, and status.

Lots of people have pictured themself living this luxurious lifestyle.

If you are curious to find out which European brands belong to this particular lifestyle, here's a list of the most expensive European brands.

 

CARS

When it comes to cars, and especially expensive, prestige cars, Europe is a great place to look. It has been home to some of the most iconic brands; every car enthusiast will find something for themself.

 

ASTON MARTIN

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Famous 007's ride of choice and a British cultural icon. Founded in 1913 by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford in a small London workshop, Aston Martin has become an internationally famous luxury brand.

This magnificent brand of luxury sports cars and grand tourers has held a Royal Warrant as purveyor of motorcars to the Prince of Wales since 1982.

 

FERRARI

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Italian excellence was first built in 1947, and to this day, it still conquers the motor vehicle world with its performance, power and beauty.

Founded by Enzo Ferrari, and based in Maranello, this giant is everyone's dream car. Classic red beauty with the famous rampant stallion exudes with luxury and prestige.

Brand Finance rated Ferrari as the world's most powerful brand in 2014.

 Their 1964 250 GTO model became the most expensive car in history, in June 2018, sold for $70 million, which was an all-time selling record.

This famous company has been noticed for its continued participation in racing, especially in Formula One, throughout its history, and it is the oldest, and still, the most successful racing team, with the most constructors championships (16 in total) and with highest number of drivers who won the championship (15 in total). When it comes to road cars, Ferrari holds the title of a symbol of luxury, speed, and wealth.

 

BENTLEY

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Another British manufacturer and marketer of luxury cars on this list.

W.O. Bentley founded this company in 1919 in Cricklewood, North London as Bentley Motors Limited. It has become widely known for winning the prestige racing event, 24 Hours of Le Mans five times.

Bentley stands by the ideas that luxury and performance are complementary, so Bentley cars offer impressive high-performance for the track and exquisite and luxurious handcrafted interiors for its road cars.

 

RIMAC

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Luxury and expensive, this gorgeous sports car is an absolute top choice when it comes to European electric cars. This young Croatian brand was founded by Mate Rimac in 2009 in his garage.

Rimac Concept One is known as the world's fastest electric vehicle.

 

There are much more amazing and luxury car brands in Europe, such as Lamborghini, Porche, Rolls Roys, Jaguar, Audi, BMW and many more, so the list would go on forever.

No matter which of this beauty you drive, it is a guarantee that you would get performance and luxury feeling for sure.

 

WATCHES

ROLEX

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This Swiss company of luxury watches was founded in England in 1905 and then moved its headquarters to Geneva, Switzerland after World War I.

Rolex SA and it's branch Montres Tudor SA design, distribute, service and manufacture wristwatches disposed of the Tudor and Rolex brands. Forbes ranked Rolex as the 71st most valuable brand in the world in 2018. Three of Rolex watches are sold at auctions in June 2019, among the top ten of the most expensive watches ever sold in the world. For example, Paul Newman's Rolex Daytona, at this moment holds the title of the second most costly wristwatch and the third most expensive watch that has ever been sold at auction, captivating enormous 17.75 million US dollars, in New York on October 26, 2017.

 

TAG HEUER

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Tag Heuer is a Swiss luxury watch and accessories brand with high quality and extraordinary design.  

Movie star Steve McQueen was one of the supporters of this brand. He even insisted on wearing their famous Monaco model in 1971. movie classic Le Mans.

TAG Heuer has been the official timekeeper of the three Summer Olympic Games, the Formula One World Championships, the Skiing World Championships and it is official sponsor and timekeeper of Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga, Seria A, Ligue 1, J1 League, and Major League Soccer.

 

ARMIN STROM

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Another Swiss beauty and perfection. This highly luxurious and expensive brand started in 1967 as a small watch shop in Burgdorf, Switzerland. 

Armin Strom Minute Repeater Resonance is one of the world's most expensive watches you could find. 

 

CHOPARD

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Swiss manufacturer and retailer of luxury watches, jewellery and accessories, founded by Louis-Ulysse Chopard in Sonvilier, Switzerland.

From 1860 until this day, Chopard lived up to his good name and produced only the best watches. One of the clients who wore this luxury watches was Tsar Nicholas II of Russia. This famous brand still has a reputation for reliable and high-quality watches made in Switzerland.

 

FASHION

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For those people who can afford to wear high-end clothes, it definitely pays. If you are wearing designer clothing, you discern yourself from the rest because the wardrobe that you wear manifest elegance and they are made of exquisite quality material. Everybody knows that they are work and art of the best-established designers in the world. People who wear designer clothes have high self-confidence. These clothing lines were made to flatter your figure and make you feel pretty great about yourself. 

It is no surprise that three out of the "Big Four" fashion capitals of the world are in fact in Europe. Of course, we are talking about London, Milan and Paris. 

Some of the most famous names are from Europe, such as Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Gucci, Prada, Chanel, Burberry, Dior, Versace, Armani and many more. For more details, read about The most expensive designer brands in 2019 here. 

 

JEWELLERY

BVLGARI

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This Italian luxury brand is best known for its jewellery, watches, accessories, fragrances and leather goods.

Bvlgari was founded in Rome in 1884 by Sotirio Bulgari.

The year 2000 was the start of a logically propelling time of verticalization for Bulgari, with the obtaining of the extravagance watchmaking brands Daniel Roth and Gérald Genta, trailed by the takeover of the adornments firm Crova and of different organizations that represented considerable authority in calfskin merchandise and watchmaking.

When the first Bulgari Hotel was opened in 2004 in Milan, it has further asserted the extension procedure of the company and was the aftereffect of a joint endeavour with Luxury Group, a division of Marriot International. In 2009, Bulgari praised its 125th commemoration with a review of the brand's history, held in Rome at Palazzo delle Esposizioni.

In 2017 Bulgari opened another adornment fabricating central command in Valenza. The biggest in Europe, with an all-out zone of 14,000sqm, the Manufacture has been given a Gold LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) confirmation for manageability in its structure. The office was worked over the previous home of the main goldsmith in Valenza, Francesco Caramora. The structures pursue the model of a Roman domus and are worked around a focal patio.

Brand's signature look is daring chromatic combinations of precious and coloured stones.

 

PIAGET

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Although this Swiss luxury watchmaker and jeweller is best known for its thin and luxury watches, nobody can deny that their jewellery pieces are breathtaking. Simple lines and precious stones like diamonds gives an elegant touch to every look. 

It was founded by Georges-Édouard Piaget in 1874, whose motto was "Always do better than necessary".

 

CARTIER

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Cartier is a French luxury brand founded in 1847 in Paris by Louis-François Cartier. It is one of the most prestigious jewellery names in the world. Even King Edward VII of Great Britain recognize his worth when he says that Cartier is: "the jeweller of kings and the king of jewellers."

It is safe to say that Cartier is timeless beauty and one of the most prestigious pieces of jewellery you can have. 

 

SUNGLASSES

GOLD & WOOD

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Gold & Wood is one of the most prestigious eyeglasses and sunglasses brands in the world, loved by many celebrities such as Samuel L. Jackson, Snoop Dogg, Jamie Foxx, Angelina Jolie and others.

This famous manufacturer uses precious materials like diamonds, gold, wood and buffalo horn. But, it is very important to say that they produce this sunglasses ethically, which means that they take materials from supervised and authorized plantations. Buffalo horns are from animals that are not harmed in the process, and whose horns will grow back.

 

HOTELS

PRESIDENT WILSON HOTEL IN GENEVA

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This small hotel that offers only four rooms, and can host only 35 people is highly excluzive and luxurious. It is one of the most expensive European hotels. 

 

HOTEL MARTINEZ IN CANNES

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The Hôtel Martinez is a great art deco style Grand Hotel on the Croisette at Cannes. It was opened on February 20, 1929, by its founder-owner Emmanuel Michele Martinez, son of Baron Giovanni Martinez and Giuseppa Labiso Costanza, from Palermo Sicily, Italy, a noble ancient Italian family of Spanish origins.

 

THE GRAND RESORT LAGONISSI IN ATHENS

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Flaunting select sandy seashore inlets and lavish characteristic excellence the retreat is settled in a high private promontory offering amazing nightfalls and perspectives to rouse. 

The hotel gives unlimited decisions of sumptuous lodging, all on the waterfront with direct access to the seashore or the ocean. Select rooms with large ocean see, homes with private pools, suites with exercise centre quarters and estates with private spa regions, form the Grand Resort's sumptuous landscape. The most recent in the solace of innovation plague each and every room joined with smooth insides making a vibe of unique appeal and unrivalled excellence.

 

LIQUOR

Every social event begins with a toast, and these are some of the most expensive European liquor brands. 

 

DOMAINE DE LA ROMANEE-CONTI

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This French wine is one of the most expensive wines in the world, only for the wealthiest collectors and wine lovers. Fantastic taste and genuinely luxurious feeling.

 

THE BALVENIE

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The Balvenie is a single malt Scotch whisky distillery in, Scotland, founded by William Grant & Sons. It is one of the best and most expensive European whiskies. 

 

DOM PERIGNON

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Dom Pérignon is a famous brand of Champagne produced by the Champagne house of Moët & Chandon. It is widely known as a house's prestige Champagne. It is named after a Benedictine monk, Dom Pérignon, who was a foremost quality pioneer for Champagne wine but who, vice versa to popular myths, did not discover the champagne method for making sparkling wines.

 

I know that we covered just a fraction of expensive brands who complete that luxury lifestyle, but it is evident that Europe knows how to produce great names and prestigious goods. Whether we can afford it or not, we can all agree that those timeless beauties would look even better on us.

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