Greece is popular for fashion and design. Greek creatives largely focus on factors such as history and mythology. Recently, more and more Greek watchmakers have introduced unique collections to the world. For this article, we put them in the spotlight.
Below we will take a closer look at the watch brands made in Greece. Talk about the history and style of each company and provide links where you can see their products.
Greek watch brands
See on Folli Follie
Greece-based lifestyle fashion brand Folli Follie manufactures watches, jewelry and accessories.
The label was founded in 1982 by Dimitris Koutsolioutsos and his wife Ketty. The first store was opened in downtown Athens. It was initially a jewelry manufacturer before it launched its watch line in 1994. The brand then opened an overseas store in Japan, as well as stores in Guam, Hawaii and New York.
According to the Folli Follie website, the brand has a “full fashion concept” of its three main product categories (watches, jewelry and accessories).
You can buy Folli Follie products on the official website. The brand also sells its products around the world, including China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States. It currently employs almost 6,000 people.
You can find more information on the brand’s history here. You also have published corporate social responsibility here.
Folli Follie has a large selection of watches. On this page you can find a model you want. The watches are divided into categories such as leather, chronograph, slim, Swiss made, bracelet, etc. Visit this page to see all your options with watch descriptions and prices.
See on LouAnn
LouAnn Watches was founded by industrial designer Loukas Mainas, a jewelry and watch lover. The name of the brand is a combination of Maina’s name and the name of his girlfriend Anna.
The brand was launched in 2004, the same year that it launched its LouAnn Transparent, a hand-crafted watch in 18k gold with gemstones and shades of white, pink, or gold. This watch is the first Greek luxury watch, according to the brand’s website. Find out more about Mainas and the brand here.
LouAnn watches is a luxury watch brand whose watch costs tens of thousands of dollars. All watches of the brand are handmade, have a valuable material made of 18 carat gold and an automatic Swiss movement.
There are currently two types of watches: the Transparent Range and the Balancing Range. Here you can see all available LouAnn watches.
To order or find out the price of a LouAnn watch, you have to contact the brand on their official website. The brand manufactures tailor-made watches so that the watches are made to order. The customer must select the type and style of watch they want to order (e.g. bracelet, surface, stones, dial color) and then fill out a form. LouAnn will then send an email with the total cost of the watch and the shipping costs. See the form here.
See on Ianos
Ianos is a new Greek watch brand founded by Jacob Hatzidimitriou and inspired by the country’s Greek history, Greek gods and diving history.
The brand’s goal is to deconstruct designs in vintage clocks and make timepieces for the 21st century. They create watches from Switzerland that are inspired by past technologies and then used for modern watchmaking.
One of the brand’s most popular watch models is the Avyssos, a diving watch. Avyssos, a Greek word for “abyss”, also describes the depth that attracts divers, according to the brand’s website. This watch is a durable tool and diving watch that Ianos promises to be “relentlessly worn and beaten”. It’s also worth noting that the brand launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Avyssos in 2019, and it was fully funded in less than 24 hours.
The interesting and unique thing about the Avyssos watch is the lack of a small seconds function, which is replaced by the Antikythera, a kind of old (over 2,000 years old) mechanism. You can find more information about the watch and its special features here. You can also read a comprehensive review of Hodinkee here.
See on breeze
Breeze is a Greek brand that was founded in 2013. The brand describes its style as “colorful Mediterranean touch.”
Breeze was successful shortly after its launch, and many praised its innovation and style. The brand soon became available in over 300 stores in department stores and shopping centers. The company also reached 450 outlets in Greece and Cyprus.
The brand currently has a total of 23 watch collections, which you can find on their official website, where you can find prices and specifications. You can find the brand’s catalog here.
See on Oxette
Oxette, a brand of the Greek company Perideo S.A (you can find out more about the company here). produces, sells and sells watches, jewelry and fashion accessories. The brand, born in Athens in 1998, manufactures articles for men and women.
The brand currently operates in various countries through the company’s retail stores, as well as watch and franchise stores.
The Oxette watch collection is huge and includes most items in a price range of $ 100 to $ 270. You can view pages of their watch collections here, where you can also buy the models online. To find out where dozens of stores are located, you can visit their store locator.
See on Loisir
Loisir, also under the Perideo S.A. company, is a designer and distributor of watches, accessories and jewelry. According to its website, the brand focuses on gift ideas and offers fresh and trendy products.
The brand has more than a dozen watch collections, the price of which is relatively cheap compared to Oxette. Check out the available models here.
Like Oxette, Loisir watches can also be purchased on the website. For information on a store that sells Loisir watches, see the brand’s store locator.