IMHO the best ties I own are (in no particular order)
Hermes - what's with Hermes here ? I wouldn't wear all of their models, but in Europe, understated Hermes in typical colors (navy, light blue, red and blue) are definitely part of the wardrobe of any classical dresser. I like their knots (small), and IMHO the way their patterns (made from animals or objects) look almost geometrical from the distance is second to none. Excellent silk, good construction. A bit overpriced, but still very reasonable in comparison to others.
Breuer - patterns are a little less conservative (I love their assymetrical patterns -i.e., a small pattern disseminated over the tie seemingly at random), nice knot, nice fabric. The ties I own are definitely narrower than others (comparable to Hermes, IMHO).
Borrelli - nice fabric (but extremely fragile), nice knot, nice construction. Not to be bought at full retail value!
La Foderata - a totally unknown label I think, it's a tie I bought by coincidence at a reputable men's store in Brussels. Nice construction, subtle pattern, knots beautifully.
New & Lingwood - very good construction, nice patterns, nice knots. The classical tie itself.